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Arkansas Astrophysics Professor Available to Comment on Planet X Arkansas Astrophysics Professor Available to Comment on Planet X
- April 01, 2016

Now Whitmire has published a new study in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . Regardless of the way that there is affirmation that claims mass obliterations on Earth is associated with times of comet showers, there is no confirmation that sponsorships the trigger is the vicinity of a massive planet in the outer close planetary framework. (more...)
Wall Street loves Tesla's new Model 3
- April 01, 2016

But Tesla shares have been climbing for the last month as oil prices staged a recovery and anticipation built for the Model 3 unveiling. Here are three details that make the Model 3 so special. "Part 2 is super next level, but that's for later...", Musk said on Twitter shortly after the event was over on Thursday night. Prospective buyers must pay a $1,000 deposit, adjustable against the final price , but there is no certainty of a sale. (more...)
MI task force blames state, emergency manager law for Flint crisis
- April 01, 2016

The 116-page report said the state's controversial emergency manager law contributed to the lead contamination crisis by removing governmental checks and balances. The city returned to the Detroit water system in October, but a potential hazard remains because of damage to the water distribution system. Under the direction of a state-appointed emergency manager, Flint switched water supplies to the Flint River from Detroit's system in 2014 to save money. (more...)
Microsoft Stock Gets Boost From AI, Machine Learning Initiatives Microsoft Stock Gets Boost From AI, Machine Learning Initiatives
- April 01, 2016

More will become available when developers start to sync bots with other areas. "Yes, the real Bash is coming to Windows", said Microsoft's Kevin Gallo on stage during his Build 2016 Keynote speech, which received an uproarious applause from the crowd. (more...)
Build 2106: Hands On with Skype Bots
- April 01, 2016

Microsoft then previewed its next blockbuster update for Windows 10 - Anniversary Update - which will be pushed out to customers for free this summer. If you open up the Insider Hub, you can find a new quest that leads you to this Sway (spotted by MSPoweruser ) that highlights the changes. The mode is only now available in a preview environment, however, and as such should now only be used by experienced developers. (more...)
Japanese Hitomi satellite falls silent after taking a tumble; Report Japanese Hitomi satellite falls silent after taking a tumble; Report
- April 01, 2016

Fortunately for JAXA , promising video footage taken from Earth and sporadic bursts of static suggest that the satellite may still be functional, though perhaps tumbling through space . It added, "Up to now, the telescopes at BSGC detected two objects around the satellite's original orbit, while radar at KSGC identified one of them". (more...)
Elusive Japanese Black Hole Seeking Satellite Breaks Silence Elusive Japanese Black Hole Seeking Satellite Breaks Silence
- April 01, 2016

At a panel on global cooperation in space at the National Academies in Washington, DC on March 29, Masaki Fujimoto, director of worldwide strategy and coordination at the Institute for Space and Astronautical Science at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), said that he still believed regaining control of the Hitomi astronomy satellite was possible, but is likely to take a few months. (more...)
Walker appears in new campaign ad for Ted Cruz
- April 01, 2016

GOV. JOHN KASICH (R-OH), Republican Presidential Candidate: If the nominee is somebody that I think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, I can't stand behind them, but we have a ways to go. " He's rude. He's arrogant". Cruz and Kasich gained from both men and women. "[Cruz's] event was a little more personal, a lot of discussion about women", McCammon says. (more...)
Wow, This Makes Us Want To Ditch Facebook Messenger
- April 01, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO-- Microsoft Corp., the dominant leader of the fading personal-computer era, is racing to innovate the ways user interact with technology in a world where computing devices don't necessarily have a keyboard or mouse. In addition to improved Office integration, Cortana will also have the ability to track location details on Cortana-enabled devices. The company has worked to inch its way into the home screens of iPhones and Android devices with apps based on popular software ... (more...)
Watch Tesla's Live Streaming Model 3 Debut Here; 8:30 PT
- April 01, 2016

Tesla's media relations office declined in an email to disclose the total number of people who registered for the vehicle Thursday. Check out this spreadsheet of people who are planning to make their reservation today. Naturally, if the Model 3 gets delayed, that means Tesla is accumulating more Model S and Model X sales, inching it closer to the 200,000 mark. The Model S now starts at $71,000, while the Model X starts at around $80,000. (more...)
NKorea threat compels security steps China won't like
- April 01, 2016

The rocket or missiles fired near the easter city of Wosan around 5:40 p.m. local time and flew around 200 kilometers (124 miles) to the country's northeast. Blinken's statements were issued a day before the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Washington to attend the fourth and final nuclear summit with North Korea's nuclear programme high on the list of the agenda. (more...)
U.S., China to join Paris climate deal this year
- April 01, 2016

At least 55 countries representing 55% of emissions have to sign to bring it into force. The additional measures they now need to take on climate change are also detailed by the combined statement in the leaders. In a joint communique issued before the meeting between Obama and Xi, the two leaders committed themselves to "promote the full implementation of the Paris Agreement ". (more...)
PlayStation Plus April Games Revealed; Includes Zombi and More
- April 01, 2016

As outlined by Digital Foundry, it looks like Sony could go three separate ways with the new PlayStation. New details for "Resident Evil 6" on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will feature "No Mercy" mode and the game's frame rate in the new consoles. (more...)
Hillary Clinton strategist: More debates depend on Bernie Sanders's "tone"
- March 31, 2016

He referred to a Washington Post story about the Sanders campaign's plans to re-up attacks on Clinton. Sanders gained 55 new delegates from Washington , Alaska and Hawaii , raising his total delegate count to 1,004. BENENSON: Because I think the real question is what kind of campaign is Sanders going to run going forward. But the Sanders campaign has been defying expectations for months now, so it's not impossible. (more...)
Snyder's Flint task force report could be released today
- March 31, 2016

State government is primarily responsible for the Flint water crisis, and state officials - including the governor - should stop implying that federal and Flint city officials are equally to blame. The emergency manager, according to the report, unilaterally made the decision to switch the city's water source to the Flint River. "I could only understand these reports in conjunction with the scientific interpretations" provided by state environmental officials and water treatment ... (more...)
NASA Targets Early April for Eighth SpaceX Cargo Launch NASA Targets Early April for Eighth SpaceX Cargo Launch
- March 31, 2016

BEAM will remain attached to the ISS for two years, when the ISS team will jettison it into space-although, BEAM researchers did leave the possibility for an extension open, saying that they had rated it safe for up to five years. When it's fully expanded, it will become 12 x 10.5 feet in size. "The module is made of tough fabric of a propriety formula (think of a tough spacesuit rather than a thin balloon), and should behave pretty much like any metal module already attached to the ... (more...)
Foxconn agrees to buy Sharp at reduced price
- March 31, 2016

However, this part of the deal was not included in discussions between the two companies in Wednesday's announcements. Sharp's board decided on February 25 to accept Hon Hai's previous takeover proposal. Looking ahead for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, Sharp now expects operating loss to be 170.00 billion yen, compared to prior outlook of operating income of 10.00 billion yen. (more...)
Every Xbox One can now be used as a developer kit
- March 31, 2016

Microsoft Windows 10 was launched July 29 last year , and there is a fair chance that its Anniversary Update will also fall on the same date this year. Normally the hardware and processes and administration required to be a console game developer can be arduous. On the day one of Build 2016, Microsoft addressed developers across different platforms, showcasing tools that they can use to bring their apps to the Windows Store. (more...)
MicrosoftSign-in to websites with your fingerprint via Windows 10 Anniversary Update
- March 31, 2016

For instance, Windows Ink, or pen support, can now be used above the log screen. Microsoft will even launch a Cortana Collection in the Windows Store to make easier to find apps that support Cortana . You can then pair the console with your Windows 10 PC and Visual Studio 2015 , from which point you'll be able to remotely deploy applications . (more...)
Oculus now letting developers sell Rift games in other digital stores
- March 31, 2016

Oculus said there were more than 30 games available on the Oculus Store and it would soon add feature-length movies and more content. For developers, Oculus is launching something else. No. As of now, you can only use Oculus Rift on a PC. Many seem pleased by the device itself, praising the build quality and optics, but underwhelmed by the first few games and experiences. (more...)

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