Science


Police hope to arrest more Apple store robbery suspects
- December 06, 2016

A group of burglars rammed a rented SUV into the floor-to-ceiling glass front of the University Avenue Apple Store early Sunday morning, police said, ransacking the store before dashing away. The youths were transported to Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. The auto that police found with the Apple products was left half a block away but police still don't know how much products were stolen. (more...)
Math a concern for USA teens; science, reading flat on test
- December 06, 2016

But a highlight that emerged from the PISA data, he said, is that in the last three years, USA schools have made more progress in reducing the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and other students than participating education systems in any other part of the world. (more...)
Over-grooming pubic hair increases risk for STIs Over-grooming pubic hair increases risk for STIs
- December 06, 2016

BRITS who keep it bare down below are four times more likely to catch a sexually transmitted infection , a study reveals. "As a third possible explanation for our findings, individuals who groom may be more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviours than those who do not groom", said the study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections . (more...)
Shinzo Abe to become first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor Shinzo Abe to become first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor
- December 06, 2016

Abe will be the first sitting Japanese leader to make the trip, just as Obama was the first sitting US president to travel to Hiroshima. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the goal of Abe's December 26-27 visit was to console the souls of those who died in the war. (more...)
Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline
- December 06, 2016

The requests come after the Army declined to issue a permit for the $3.8 billion pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Energy Transfer Partners released a statement on Sunday blasting the decision to reject the easement, saying the company expects "to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting". (more...)
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin to stay in New Zealand until lungs clear Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin to stay in New Zealand until lungs clear
- December 06, 2016

He has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and is in a stable condition, according to his official website. Buzz Aldrin has been advised not to fly home to America until congestion in his lungs clears. On July 20, 1969, he stepped on the moon about 20 minutes after Neil Armstrong took the historic first step. In a statement released last Sunday, Buzz Aldrin shared details of his trip and unexpected medical ordeal at the South Pole. (more...)
Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS Features Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS Features
- December 06, 2016

Among Android flagships, the V20 is competing mainly against the Google Pixel XL (Rs67,000 onwards), which has done well in an Apple-dominated premium smartphone market in India, in the few weeks it has been on sale here. Many developers will be able to use these APIs, especially third-party app developers, and some things you will notice is that multi-endpoint calling and ADMA voice privacy are included. (more...)
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
- December 06, 2016

Gigi , in particular, looked fabulous and fierce during Lady Gaga's performance of "John Wayne", even singing along to some of the pop star's lyrics as she confidently strutted her stuff. "Tookes was granted the honor of wearing the gem". Designs by Eddie Borgo , it took over 700 hours to craft the garment. And just as exciting as the show itself are the stories that emerge about the women featured. (more...)
Origin to spin off upstream assets Origin to spin off upstream assets
- December 06, 2016

Shares in the company reacted positively to the news, gaining as much as 5.3 per cent to $6.76 in early trading. CEO Frank Calabria has been in the job only a few months. "The divestment of Origin's conventional upstream business will be a major step towards restoring the company's financial flexibility and is expected to improve Origin's return on capital", Calabria said in the company's Tuesday statement. (more...)
BMW Locks Car Thief Inside Stolen Vehicle
- December 06, 2016

After the vehicle was reported stollen, police, with the help of BMW corporate , managed to track down the auto, which turned out had the driver hunched up asleep inside. The system offers a range of wireless services meant to enhance the user's driving experience. This system enables the owners of one of these expensive cars to ring a call center staff and ask them to remotely lock and unlock their vehicle when needed. (more...)
Leftovers 'Moana,' 'Fantastic Beasts' rule box office again
- December 06, 2016

The film is still platforming up its foreign market releases and it's had a strong start in several markets where it's been tracking ahead of where Pixar's Inside Out did in 2015. The film has pulled in $73.1 million domestically. Meanwhile, the micro-budget horror film "Incarnate" fell short of modest expectations and opened to $2.6 million. (more...)
Judge: Prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at trial
- December 06, 2016

Cosby claims the encounter was consensual, but during a deposition in Constand's lawsuit against him, he also said that he got a supply of quaaludes that he meant to give young women. At a pretrial hearing earlier this year, O'Neill said that Cosby's decision to testify at the deposition could have been strategic. Should Cosby lose the Constand case scheduled to go to trial in Pennsylvania next June, he could spend most of his final days on Earth in a jail cell. (more...)
Samsung Updates Gear S2 With Gear S3 Features
- December 06, 2016

The updates were made available from December 5 in some markets and it will be rolled out in all other countries in coming days. Gear S2 customers also get enhanced bezel controls with the new update that give owners the ability to accept or reject calls, and dismiss alarms, timers and alerts for scheduled events. (more...)
Amazon's Grocery Store Lets You Grab What You Want And Leave
- December 06, 2016

And when you go to the Amazon grocery store, which is called Amazon Go , you can literally grab your food and walk out, no checkout required. You will then shop for items as normal , Amazon's " Just Walk Out " technology will detect when you remove an item from a shelf or return it. (more...)
USA controversial North Dakota oil pipeline project halted
- December 06, 2016

Meanwhile, the leader of the Standing Rock Sioux is calling on pipeline opponents to leave a camp in southern North Dakota where they've been protesting for months , as unsafe winter weather sets in. Miller said the Trump administration will review the situation "and make the appropriate determination". "That heavy presence is gone now and I really hope in this de-escalation they'll see that, and in good faith. (more...)
Air Berlin sells stake in Austria's NIKI to Etihad for $319M Air Berlin sells stake in Austria's NIKI to Etihad for $319M
- December 06, 2016

TUI AG will hold 24.8 per cent of shares in the joint venture company, with Etihad holding a 25 per cent stake, after acquiring 49.8 per cent share indirectly held by airberlin subsidiary airline NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH. "The remaining 50.2 per cent will continue to be held by the existing private foundation NIKI Privatstiftung", the statement added. Air Berlin, which has this year been hit hard by increased competition on routes to tourist destinations in the western Mediterranean, now plans to ... (more...)
Cautious Optimism in Face of #NoDAPL Victory at Standing Rock
- December 06, 2016

Tribal members and supporters have protested it for months, saying that it would threaten their water supply. That could include directing the secretary of the Army to reinstate a previous permit for the reservoir crossing, or issuing an executive order approving the pipeline. (more...)
Unlocked HTC One M9 Android Nougat Update Lands In The US
- December 06, 2016

This was to be expected though, as carrier variants are always last in line to receive major updates from pretty much every major Android OEM out there. That's because Daydream has specific hardware requirements that need to be met for a device to be certified for the Daydream VR platform. While some reports also suggest that the company will fix the latency together with the Android Nougat update for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. (more...)
Smartphone Turns Emergency Response System With Google's Trusted Contacts App Smartphone Turns Emergency Response System With Google's Trusted Contacts App
- December 06, 2016

Now it is only available on phones operating with the Android OS. He opens Trusted Contacts and shares his location with Thelma. Yes, there have been several apps before which do the exact same thing. Your caretaker might demand your location at the time you don't want them to know exactly where you are. From there, you can uncheck their ability to ask for your location. (more...)
Virgin Galactic test flight success above California's Mojave Desert Virgin Galactic test flight success above California's Mojave Desert
- December 06, 2016

Then pilots released the spacecraft, which did not fire its engines but glided safely down back to the ground. VSS Unity was manned by Chief Pilot Dave Mackay and Test Pilot Mark Stucky, with pilots-on-board Mike Masucci and Todd Ericsson. (more...)

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