Science


Mercedes to confront Rosberg-Hamilton 'anarchy'
- November 30, 2016

Graham Hill, the two-time champion, had been killed in a plane crash before Damon Hill won his title in 1996. Rosberg said: "I wasn't expecting it, no". "The other half (of me) says it was his only chance of winning the championship. and maybe you can not demand of a racing driver that is one of the best, if not the best, to comply in a situation where his instincts can not make him. (more...)
Carlsen and Karjakin head to tie-breaker
- November 30, 2016

Magnus Carlsen , left, of Norway, writes down a move as his challenger Sergey Karjakin, of Russian Federation, moves a piece in Game 12 of the World Chess Championship. If the players are still tied after four games, the next round will consist of up to five two-game blitz matches, in which each player has five minutes to complete his moves. (more...)
Theory that challenges Einstein's physics may soon be tested Theory that challenges Einstein's physics may soon be tested
- November 30, 2016

VSL offers a different inconstant: the speed of light . One of the oddest things about our universe is that it has some fundamental constants. Thanks to Einstein's theory of general relativity, it was stamped in the annals of physics more than a century ago at about 1bn km/h. (more...)
Trump, without evidence, says illegal voting cost him U.S. popular vote Trump, without evidence, says illegal voting cost him U.S. popular vote
- November 30, 2016

The Republican businessman won the state's 16 electoral votes with a 10,704-vote margin over his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Stirring the post-election pot, Trump made his own unsubstantiated claim of widespread voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California, saying without evidence that he would have won the popular vote if millions of people had not voted illegally. (more...)
Cyber Monday 2016: A list of the Best Amazon Cyber Monday Deals
- November 30, 2016

Some popular consumer electronics deals included on Target Cyber Monday 2016 sales are gaming consoles like the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One S as well as iRobot vacuums, KitchenAid appliances and all Apple products - including the latest iPhone 7 and Watch Series 1. (more...)
Tesla's new Autopilot will be here in three weeks Tesla's new Autopilot will be here in three weeks
- November 30, 2016

Musk is CEO of Tesla and was chairman of SolarCity . In October, Tesla announced that all new Tesla cars produced will have heavily upgraded hardware that will give it full autonomous driving capabilities. A Model S user on Twitter asked Elon about when users can expect Autopilot 8.1. "Eight surround cameras provide 360 degree visibility around the auto at up to 250 meters of range", Tesla said earlier about Enhanced Autopilot. (more...)
Tesla's enhanced autopilot for India-bound Model 3 Tesla's enhanced autopilot for India-bound Model 3
- November 29, 2016

However, as Musk noted, those who buy or have bought these will still have to wait for a few more months before they get their hands on all of its features. But the latest update would push Tesla's autopilot capabilities even further towards full automation, enabling Level 5 automation of vehicles. Insurance companies will also have to define the rules of coverage before the advent of fully autonomous vehicles. (more...)
Titanfall 2 Free Multiplayer Weekend Starts on December 2 for PS4 Titanfall 2 Free Multiplayer Weekend Starts on December 2 for PS4
- November 29, 2016

Watch out for more updates on the upcoming "Titanfall 2" DLC . The map, which is the first of its kind for the sequel, is called Angel City and is based on the original game. You may recognize this from the first " Titanfall " game. Of course, a new map alone is not going to do much when it comes to keeping gamers glued to the screen with the same title. (more...)
Cubans to throng Revolution Square in mourning for Fidel Castro
- November 29, 2016

US airlines launched the first regular flights to Havana in more than five decades on Monday. Instead, he opted to speak with his brother, Cuban President Raul Castro . The first regularly scheduled flight in more than 50 years flew from Miami to Havana yesterday morning, just in time to begin the formal mourning for Fidel Castro, which leads to the question du jour - What will Donald Trump do with the Cuba-U.S. (more...)
Sky mobile to let users roll over unused data Sky mobile to let users roll over unused data
- November 29, 2016

When non-Sky customers are able to sign in January, they may not find the deal so attractive with the cost of their calls set at 10p per minute. This data is stored for up to three years, meaning there's no rush to get through additional data the following month. (more...)
NASA discovers Earth-like alien planet expected to harbor extraterrestrial life NASA discovers Earth-like alien planet expected to harbor extraterrestrial life
- November 29, 2016

The group of researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and University of Tokyo, among others, observed the transit using the MuSCAT instrument on the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory 188-cm telescope. The planet orbits on the edge of the inner habitable zone, a region where, with the proper atmospheric properties and pressure, liquid water may exist on the surface of the planet. (more...)
China Tells Trump That They Didn't Invent Climate Change China Tells Trump That They Didn't Invent Climate Change
- November 29, 2016

In 2012, Trump tweeted "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive". Marc Morano, who runs a climate skeptic website, was led away by security guards after the stunt outside the media center in Marrakech. (more...)
Black Friday Hits a Record $1.2 Billion in Mobile Sales
- November 29, 2016

Shoppers are flocking online Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, as "Cyber Monday" sales hit their peak. Online searches helped in-store traffic jump almost two-thirds in the US on Black Friday, per Google data that attempted to draw a correlation between online searches and in-store visits. (more...)
Early US Cyber Monday sales point to 9 percent rise; fewer deals
- November 29, 2016

Cyber Monday is on track to hit a new record with $3.39 billion spent online, a 10.2 percent increase year-over-year (YoY). However, PCs still accounted for well over 60 percent of the total sales. Adobe Digital Insights had made projections indicating that sales would reach $3.36 billion on Cyber Monday . Luxury stores are also in on the deals, Lord & Taylor is offering shoppers 25 percent off site-wide and free shipping on all online orders, as well as online-only specials today . (more...)
Olympic officials say rowing, swim venues will stay in Tokyo Olympic officials say rowing, swim venues will stay in Tokyo
- November 29, 2016

We think the Games can be delivered for significantly less than that. Costs for many venues have soared since Tokyo beat Madrid and Istanbul for the right to host the Games in 2013, which organisers blame on increased construction costs following the March 11, 2011 quake and tsunami disaster. (more...)
Cyber Monday's Reign as Top Online Spending Day Threatened
- November 29, 2016

Last year, 54 million items shipped worldwide from Amazon on the "Cyber Monday", which has been called that for the last decade or so by retailers who say it's the biggest online shopping day of the year. Cyber Monday's status as the biggest online spending day of the year could be coming to an end, overwhelmed by a surge of shoppers hitting computers and smartphones instead of stores on Black Friday to chase deals earlier in the season. (more...)
South Korean leader plans announcement amid impeachment push South Korean leader plans announcement amid impeachment push
- November 29, 2016

Park faced growing calls to resign amid an investigation into whether she allowed a long-time friend to influence political decisions for personal gain. Elections would have to be held within 60 days if Park resigns. Park, who has immunity from prosecution while in office, has refused to meet with prosecutors. (more...)
Recount Continues, Despite Trump's Efforts to Discredit It Recount Continues, Despite Trump's Efforts to Discredit It
- November 29, 2016

Wallach cited the US-Israeli hacking of Iran's nuclear program to argue against skeptics who insist that voter machines can not have been hacked because they were not connected to the internet. She says that would be considerably faster than counting everything by hand. But Stein acknowledged in a Sunday video that it would be hard to force a recount in Pennsylvania and would require her to "jump through some hoops". (more...)
Stampeders coach Dickenson likely to be second-guessed for key Grey Cup call Stampeders coach Dickenson likely to be second-guessed for key Grey Cup call
- November 29, 2016

Did we just score?' I think little plays like that just showed you that this was our moment". That said, many Hamilton fans took to social media to offer honest congratulations to former Ticats like Greg Ellingson and Taylor Reed. "We knew it wasn't going to be a blowout, we knew what we had to do", said Gavins. Burris threw three touchdown passes Sunday - including an 18-yard strike to Ernest Jackson in overtime - and ran in for two more to help engineer Ottawa's stunning 39-33 win in the ... (more...)
Tesla shareholders greenlight SolarCity merger
- November 29, 2016

SolarCity said it expects the deal to close in the coming days. "Your faith will be rewarded", billionaire Musk told SolarCity shareholders after the vote . However, Musk refused to say how much a solar roof would cost, only saying that solar shingles would be "competitive" with traditional roofing materials. (more...)

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