Science


Capella Space Schedules Launch of First US SAR Satellite
- November 18, 2016

After being subjected to delays caused by weather and troublesome hardware, the next-generation GOES-R weather satellite is soon to liftoff from Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41), the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), with a scheduled launch date of Saturday, November 19, 2016. (more...)
OnePlus 3T destroys Pixel XL in a charging showdown OnePlus 3T destroys Pixel XL in a charging showdown
- November 18, 2016

Indie mobile maker OnePlus has revealed a new updated version of its OnePlus 3 , with the device available either directly without a SIM card or exclusively on contract from O2. The newer smartphone still comes with 6 GB of RAM and Dash Charge support. Both the colour variants, Graphite and Soft Gold, are still available for purchase from Amazon. (more...)
OnePlus 3 sales discontinued in Europe and the US OnePlus 3 sales discontinued in Europe and the US
- November 18, 2016

OnePlus, after numerous leaks and rumors, has finally made the OnePlus 3T official at an event in London. OnePlus told HuffPost India that they have no immediate plans of launching OnePlus 3T here. The Pixel XL charges to 49 percent in the same time (still admirable.) This is important for use cases when you discover you have a dead phone and need a charge before you head out for the night. (more...)
Foie gras, saxophone head to space with astronauts
- November 18, 2016

EST Nov. 17, 2016 (2:20 a.m. Nov. 18, Baikonur time). Space.com reports that the Expedition 50/51 crew involves NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson , who will be the first woman to command the space station twice, Russian cosmonaut and Soyuz commander Oleg Novitskiy and the European Space Agency's Thomas Pesquet , the first French astronaut to live onboard the International Space Station. (more...)
Businesses Urge Trump Not To Leave Paris Climate Deal
- November 18, 2016

Amid apprehension that US President-elect Donald Trump might withdraw the US from the climate-rescue Paris Agreement, India on Thursday said that one should not react on assumptions and "wait" and keep a "close watch" on the situation. "Finance and investment hold the key to achieving low-emissions and resilient societies", Mr. Ban said in remarks read by his Special Advisor on Climate Change, Bob Orr, to a High-Level Ministerial dialogue on climate financing at the 22nd Conference of ... (more...)
Climate Change: We Didn't Invent Global Warming, China Tells Trump Climate Change: We Didn't Invent Global Warming, China Tells Trump
- November 18, 2016

Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda has called on all government and special groupings in the United Nations to commence discussions with the incoming USA administration on climate change. A few proactive states should champion more ambitious USA climate policy. Countries, including the United States , have pledged to curb emissions under the deal by shifting to renewable energy sources. (more...)
Xbox and Halo Came Out 15 Years Ago Today Xbox and Halo Came Out 15 Years Ago Today
- November 18, 2016

To watch the celebrations, tune in to Halo's Twitch at 3:43 pm PST (see what they did there?), which is 11:43 pm GMT, 12:43 am CET. The first game created, " Halo: Combat Evolved " came out in 2001. 343 Industries also mentions that that there is more free DLC content coming for Halo 5 , and it looks like it might be a nice week to spend with the grand old Spartan Master Chief. (more...)
No transition turmoil, efforts going 'so smoothly'
- November 18, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump sought to reassure nervous leaders around the globe with his most public foray into foreign policy since the election, welcoming Japan's prime minister to Trump Tower on Thursday. Transition officials said Trump met Wednesday with Eva Moskowitz, a former NY councilwoman and charter school founder who is being considered for education secretary. (more...)
First female ISS commander to become most experienced astronaut
- November 18, 2016

The Soyuz MS -03 spaceships was carried aloft the Soyuz-FG rocket booster which blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan which has been leased by Russian Federation and earlier by the erstwhile Soviet Union. The Expedition 50 crew members will spend over four months conducting more than 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development. (more...)
Trump Will Change Views on Climate Change: UN Secretary General
- November 18, 2016

Environmental groups said they'd work to preserve the environmental regulations of the Obama administration. "There's money to be made in solar and wind, so perhaps he sees that", he said. "One of the things I hope this (new) president will do is look at unilateral actions and regulatory overreach". "Climate change policy is going to come to a screeching halt", Robert McNally, an energy adviser to former president George W. (more...)
Soyuz Rocket Lifts Off, Carries Three Astronauts To The International Space Station
- November 18, 2016

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and France are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:20 p.m. Whitson, Pesquet and the Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy will remain on board the ISS until next spring. By the time Expedition 51 finishes she will have spent more time in space than any other U.S. (more...)
Mike Trout Wins AL MVP Award; Betts Finishes Second
- November 18, 2016

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy , who batted.347 for the NL East champions, was the runner-up with the other first-place vote and 245 points. He led all of baseball with a 10.6 bWAR, hit 29 home runs and will even rob a grand slam from time to time . (more...)
Urges Trump to uphold Paris Agreement
- November 18, 2016

Trump has promised to rip up the Paris Agreement and eliminate a moratorium (legal prohibition) on coal leasing, according to his campaign website. We'll be building stronger public infrastructure, supporting clean and affordable energy, strengthening disaster preparedness, and supporting low-carbon economic growth. (more...)
Obama Wants No Comparison to Donald Trump
- November 18, 2016

Protesters threw Molotov cocktails, and police responded with stun grenades and tear gas , dispersing the crowds who eventually retreated into the side streets. "We have very different points of view, but American democracy is bigger than any one person", he said. "Because that's how democracy has to work", he stressed. (more...)
Earnings Whispers: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) & Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Earnings Whispers: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) & Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)
- November 18, 2016

Williams-Sonoma has 88,528,000 shares in issue which have a share price of 53.62 giving Williams-Sonoma a market capitalisation of 4.75B United States dollars. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 25th. The weekly volatility of FFIV is 1.96% and monthly volatility is 2.47%. The Connecticut-based Tudor Investment Corp Et Al has invested 0.01% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (more...)
U.S. businesses urge Trump to support climate deal
- November 18, 2016

The election of a USA president who questions whether global warming is real has caused alarm among environmental activists, scientists and the almost 200 governments around the world that have made common cause with one another in the fight against climate change. (more...)
Trio in Kazakhstan blastoff to join ISS space crew
- November 18, 2016

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and France are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:20 p.m. The 6-month mission will lead Peggy Whitson to have a total of 534 days in space. The three join Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko. (more...)
Nations reconfirm support of global climate deal at UN summit
- November 18, 2016

Ms. Averchenkova told The Hindu that for G20 countries that were not on track on their Paris pledges, energy was responsible for the largest sectoral contribution in terms of emissions. Kerry's remarks came as Trump has vowed to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement once in office. President-elect Donald Trump has previously claimed global warming was a hoax made up by the Chinese to make USA manufacturing uncompetitive, and has promised to boost polluting coal and pull ... (more...)
Twitter boss sorry over white supremacist ad Twitter boss sorry over white supremacist ad
- November 18, 2016

The advertisement in question was widely criticized after Los Angeles musician Ariana Lenarksky published a screenshot of the advertisement and sent to Twitter in a public message. For now, all we can do is hope for the best. A Twitter spokesman said the tweet was was live for "less than an hour" before it was removed. Twitter quickly suspended a number of white nationalist accounts in a crackdown on hate speech following the publication of its new rules, however, it appeared to miss the ... (more...)
Apple considering making iPhones in USA in future Apple considering making iPhones in USA in future
- November 18, 2016

Foxconn agreed to look into the possibility though Pegatron declined over concerns that the cost of doing so would be too high, the report said. "To make iPhones, there will need to be a cluster of suppliers in the same place, which the United States does not have at the moment". (more...)

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