Science


Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners
- November 30, 2016

Trump said in a tweet early Tuesday morning that no one should be allowed to burn the US flag without "consequences", such as the loss of their USA citizenship or one year in jail. And judicial precedent suggests that even if Trump were to take steps toward reversing that decision , the high court would intervene. The late Justice Antonin Scalia voted with the majority in that case, and people on Twitter were sure to point that out to Trump. (more...)
MRI reveals why long-mission astronauts suffer unsafe vision problems MRI reveals why long-mission astronauts suffer unsafe vision problems
- November 30, 2016

Now doctors may have a clue based on the study of the MRI scans of the astronauts' eyes. NASA has given lead study author Noam Alperin a $600,000 grant for further study of VIIP. The results were compared against nine astronauts who took part in short-duration missions aboard the now-retired Space Shuttle. In the past, the blurry vision was considered an oddity, but more recently, NASA doctors and scientists have expressed alarm as more astronauts have complained of the problem. (more...)
ESA's ExoMars sends back first high-resolution images of the Red Planet ESA's ExoMars sends back first high-resolution images of the Red Planet
- November 30, 2016

The images come courtesy of TGO's Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) and were captured during the orbiter's first close fly-by of the Red Planet on November 22. CaSSIS is one of four science instruments aboard the satellite, which ESA built in partnership with Russian Federation. TGO's main goal is to make a detailed inventory of rare gases that make up less than 1% of the atmosphere's volume, including methane, water vapour, nitrogen dioxide and acetylene. (more...)
Lame-duck Congress works to set stage for President Trump Lame-duck Congress works to set stage for President Trump
- November 30, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans swarmed Havana's iconic Revolution Square in a tearful and nostalgic tribute to "El Comandante". That criticism resurfaced this weekend when several Republicans slammed Obama for issuing a relatively anodyne statement on Castro's death, which said the former leader "altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation". (more...)
BMW, Porsche face ban in Korea BMW, Porsche face ban in Korea
- November 30, 2016

South Korea's environment ministry said in a statement it also plans to fine the local units of the foreign vehicle makers a combined 6.5 billion won ($5.56 million) after finding certification errors in two Nissan, one BMW and seven Porsche models. (more...)
Facebook adds free games like 'Pac-Man' to Messenger app
- November 30, 2016

Unlike other Facebook games that require some form of installation and setup, Instant Games are much faster to play; just tap on the title you want to play and get started. Also, you can play with a big amount of participants and keep score according to the game you are using. The new version of the app adds a game controller icon below where users normally type messages. (more...)
Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Stock Sees Short Interest Move 20.5% Lower Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Stock Sees Short Interest Move 20.5% Lower
- November 30, 2016

They set an underperform rating and a $8.00 target price for the company. The company market cap of 70.96B. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 0 Buy, 4 Strong Buy, 1 Sell, 2 Hold and 7. Mather Courtney now have 190,523 shares in the stock after this transaction. Deutsche Bank AG raised shares of Freeport-McMoRan from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and upped their target price for the stock from $12.00 to $12.50 in a research report on Monday, October 3rd. (more...)
Hitman's last episode is out but expect significant future updates Hitman's last episode is out but expect significant future updates
- November 30, 2016

The Xbox One update is over 13GB in size, while the patch on the other two platforms is just over 2GB. This will be the first of the many planned major game updates that will add new content and improvements to the game. But fans can expect the feature to return in January, presumably before Hitman: The Complete First Season hits stores, and we can get a sneak peek at the new interaction for the next few weeks. (more...)
SoCal parking lot fight turns into demolition derby SoCal parking lot fight turns into demolition derby
- November 30, 2016

Video shows at least two women throwing punches at another woman, who is lying on the ground trying to protect herself. The demolition derby begins when the person from the white vehicle starts punching the silver SUV, causing the person in the silver SUV to come out of the auto. (more...)
Racing technology trickles down to make McLaren's 570S supercar even faster Racing technology trickles down to make McLaren's 570S supercar even faster
- November 30, 2016

It doesn't transform the 570S into a true Porsche 911 GT3 RS rival though - McLaren is pitching the pack to drivers who want to enjoy occasional track days without compromising too much on comfort and usability. This delivers the most rewarding cabin environment for the driver to exploit the car's capabilities to the full - including its acceleration from 0-124mph in 9.4 seconds and 204mph top speed. (more...)
Sony's Playstation 4 had a good Black Friday
- November 30, 2016

Amazon is also offering a great deal on Battlefield game for Xbox One.You can now get the new Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle (500GB) along with 90 days Xbox Live subscription for just $212 United States dollars as a part of their Cyber Monday offer. (more...)
Mnuchin says fixing roads, bridges, a top goal Mnuchin says fixing roads, bridges, a top goal
- November 30, 2016

President-elect Trump managed to coast through the entire 2016 presidential election without releasing his tax returns, so it's still unclear how much he's worth. "We think by cutting corporate taxes we'll create huge economic growth and we'll have huge personal income", Mnuchin said on CNBC. Trump has a follow-up meeting Tuesday with the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, who has become a symbol of the internal divisions agitating the transition team. (more...)
Rainbow Six Siege's second season is about to begin Rainbow Six Siege's second season is about to begin
- November 30, 2016

It's worth noting that the Year 2 pass will replace the current pass. Furthermore the pass also provides you with a "one-year VIP premium membership", with seven-day early access to each new Operator, a ten percent discount on purchases made through the game store, a five percent Renown boost, and access to two extra daily challenges. (more...)
LeEco continues LePush into United States with Amazon, retail partnerships LeEco continues LePush into United States with Amazon, retail partnerships
- November 30, 2016

Following a series of highly anticipated and successful Flash Sales in November, LeMall.com officially opens today for 24/7 sales. LeEco and DirectTV Now live TV streaming service have teamed up to offer DirecTV Now subscriptions to customers purchasing select LeEco products. (more...)
LeEco Phones and TVs Arrive at Best Buy, Amazon LeEco Phones and TVs Arrive at Best Buy, Amazon
- November 30, 2016

The measure aims to make LeEco premium products even more accessible, according to a statement made by Danny Bowman, LeEco North America chief revenue officer. That presence, as well as the decision to extend LeMall rebates-as high as $1,000 for TVs-to customers who buy from third parties is likely to result in significantly higher channel sales costs for LeEco. (more...)
Doubts about OPEC's production cut agreement make crude oil prices dive Doubts about OPEC's production cut agreement make crude oil prices dive
- November 30, 2016

In late September, OPEC agreed to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008. Crude oil remained depressed in recent sessions on skepticism over OPEC's commitment to freeze production as the energy market suffers from a global supply glut. (more...)
US spent less this Thanksgiving weekend than last year US spent less this Thanksgiving weekend than last year
- November 30, 2016

In addition, 36-percent of shoppers said everything they bought this year was on sale, . a almost 4-percent increase from last year. Dannenberg explained that he used to be one of the Black Friday shoppers who would arrive at 3 p.m. Daniels, the Best Buy shopper, was optimistic about the effect Donald Trump's presidency might have on the economy. And the National Retail Federation had gushed recently that spending would rise 3.6% this holiday selling season, compared to a year ago. (more...)
R weather satellite awaits launch
- November 30, 2016

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) is expected to give forecasters a bevy of new tools to more accurately predict weather patterns and provide weather warnings. All told, the series should stretch to 2036. "ULA's Atlas and Delta vehicles successfully launched every operational GOES satellite, beginning with the launch of GOES-A in 1975", said Maginnis. (more...)
'Moana' a Disney hit but portrayal irks some in the Pacific
- November 30, 2016

Coming in second was the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which brought in an additional $65.8 million in its second weekend of release. The film "has supercharged wit, eye-popping visuals featuring azure seas and glowing coral, spirited voice work from Auli'i Cravalho as Moana and Dwayne Johnson as the rollicky tattooed semi-deity Maui, and a couple of sprightly songs co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'Hamilton , '" Mr. (more...)
Experience 22 years of Earth's changing surface Experience 22 years of Earth's changing surface
- November 30, 2016

The result, is a "sharper view of our planet, with truer colors and fewer distracting artifacts". This process is quite impressive with Google sifting through three quadrillion pixels to make each year's planet wide-image. As such, Google has chose to provide us all with a YouTube playlist of Timelapse's finest moments, including the expansion of Miami, and the melting away of glaciers. (more...)

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