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Donald Trump says no need for Republican unity
- May 09, 2016

He walked the "neutrality" back in his speech in March to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, but his peregrinations on foreign policy (hawk? dove? anything?), his lack of political and policy experience, his appeals to nativist, isolationist voters and his broadsides against Muslims, Hispanics and women continue to chill some conservatives, many Jews among them. (more...)
Recently discovered fossil of 'hammerhead species' is first known vegan marine reptile Recently discovered fossil of 'hammerhead species' is first known vegan marine reptile
- May 08, 2016

Not only does this discovery solve the mystery of the strange-toothed animal, but it also provides us with an example of the first herbivorous marine reptile. In fact one study stated that the hammerhead reptile used its snout to feed on small invertebrate creatures on the seafloor by sucking in water and expelling it through its sharp, closely aligned teeth - somewhat similar to what several whale species do. (more...)
SpaceX Nails a 2nd Successful Falcon 9 Landing at Sea
- May 08, 2016

Prior to the landing, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the odds of making a successful landing are "maybe even". About three minutes after lift-off, the lower segment of the rocket broke away and then landed back on earth on the unmanned platform dubbed the " Of Course I Still Love You " drone ship, located in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 400 miles away from the launch site. (more...)
SpaceX lands rocket at sea for second time
- May 08, 2016

SpaceX could launch another commercial satellite from Cape Canaveral later this month, and is expected to launch another batch of International Space Station supplies next month. EST. JCSat-14 manufacturer SSL of Palo Alto, California, confirmed that the 4,700-kilogram satellite was healthy in geostationary transfer orbit and sending signals. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Lands at AT&T for $169 Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Lands at AT&T for $169
- May 08, 2016

From what we can gather, Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will keep the trend of the company by featuring the same hardware specs under the hood as the flagship model. To break it down to its most basic description, it looks like a regular Galaxy S7 with a bulky 8-bit camo-patterned case attached. There might be a possible introduction of a fingerprint sensor on the rear while the capacitive buttons might be replaced with physical buttons. (more...)
SpaceX successfully lands rocket on ship, launches satellite into orbit
- May 08, 2016

The mission was a challenging one. About 2-1/2 minutes after launch, the rocket's first stage was scheduled to shut down and separate, leaving the second stage to deliver the satellite into its intended orbit more than 25,000 miles (40,000 km) above Earth. (more...)
It will be 2019 before there are enough Takata airbag replacements
- May 08, 2016

Honda said that once it receives the latest information from Takata it will "immediately begin identifying Honda and Acura vehicles in the United States" that should be included in the first phase of the expanded recall. But they believe that the condition is more likely to occur in older cars and in places where there is high humidity. 11 fatalities have been linked to the defect worldwide, including the March 31 death of 17-year-old Huma Hanif, from the Houston area. (more...)
Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Could Feature Split Screen Later On After Release Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Could Feature Split Screen Later On After Release
- May 08, 2016

Each of Nate's companions exists to represent something in him, to pull something out of his character: Sully is the questionable father figure; Elena is Nate's lover and anchor to the real world; while long-lost brother Sam represents his thirst for adventure. (more...)
Tesla Motors production capacity to reach 500k units in 2018 Tesla Motors production capacity to reach 500k units in 2018
- May 07, 2016

However, Tesla shares jumped 3 percent to US$229.48 in after-hours trading after the company said it is pushing ahead its plan to make 500,000 vehicles per year to 2018, two years earlier than scheduled. For the Model 3, the July date seems more like a goal for Tesla and its suppliers to shoot for, with Musk and Wheeler writing that the 2017 production date allows Tesla to hold "both ourselves and our suppliers accountable to be ready for volume production in advance of that timing". (more...)
Ford invests $182.2 million in cloud-based software company Pivotal Ford invests $182.2 million in cloud-based software company Pivotal
- May 07, 2016

Ford said it contributed $182.2 million of the investment, Pivotal's Series C funding round . Pivotal doesn't specialize in self-driving technology, but Ford said it expects the partnership to benefits all of its development teams. Executive Vice President of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Scott Guthrie said in a statement that investing in Pivotal is about ensuring that Microsoft Azure is equipped to run Java apps using Cloud Foundry. (more...)
SpaceX does it again: Rocket lands on platform in ocean
- May 07, 2016

The unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from Florida early this morning to put the communications satellite into orbit, with the launch vehicle's main-stage booster completing a quick return landing on the floating platform. It is not just the speed at which the rocket is moving that must be decreased, SpaceX also had to address the stress and heating on components that comes with the launch process. (more...)
Jeb Bush: 'I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton' Jeb Bush: 'I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton'
- May 07, 2016

Priebus, speaking at an event hosted by Politico on Friday, said he has had multiple conversations with both Trump and Ryan in the hours since Ryan said he was not ready to get behind Trump as the party's standard-bearer in the 2016 general election. (more...)
SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 On A Barge At Sea (Again)
- May 07, 2016

SpaceX wasn't actually expecting a successful landing because the Falcon 9's booster stage will be subjected to re-entry heating and extreme velocities. Placing a Japanese communications satellite into orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth meant that the Falcon 9 rocket had to come in very hot indeed, dropping the odds of a successful landing significantly. (more...)
SpaceX pulled off its hardest sea landing yet SpaceX pulled off its hardest sea landing yet
- May 07, 2016

The SpaceX lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station occurred at 1:21 a.m. EST. But the feat was even harder than last month's successful return: the rocket came down at 4,400 miles per hour. Elon Musk isn't afraid to gloat after SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket made a hard landing. Before the Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral , Florida, Elon Musk put the odds of safe landing at a coin toss. (more...)
Tesla Sets Ambitious Goal: 500000 Electric Cars Every Year Starting 2018
- May 07, 2016

The orders for Model 3 is said to have exceeded 400,000 already, creating a huge demand for added production capacity. The obvious answer to that is the 2017 Tesla Model 3, which is going to be the antithesis of the more complicated electric crossover. (more...)
Toyota's GT86 Shooting Brake is a dream come true Toyota's GT86 Shooting Brake is a dream come true
- May 07, 2016

Dreamt up by its Australian design team (hence the moody Harbour Bridge backdrop in the pictures), but built in Japan, it's a one-off design study that shows how a more practical version of the coupe could look. "Equally suited to weekends away as well as the track, it's a auto you could buy with your head and your heart", says Brad Cramb, Toyota Australia's divisional marketing manager. (more...)
SpaceX's Second Successful Rocket Landing Is Actually More Impressive Than the First
- May 07, 2016

The first occurred in April, when SpaceX was making a supply run to the space station for NASA. The booster rocket is the most expensive part, so the ability to reuse it would allow SpaceX to significantly reduce the cost of launching payloads. (more...)
SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch
- May 07, 2016

The first Falcon 9 recovery happened around a month ago, and SpaceX intends to relaunch it in the summer. "The Falcon has landed", said one of the landing commentators. The California-based aerospace manufacturer wants to ideal the technique of safely returning rocket parts to earth for re-use, instead of jettisoning the costly equipment into the ocean after each launch. (more...)
Takata Airbag Recall Expanding Takata Airbag Recall Expanding
- May 06, 2016

The move was prompted by the decision to replace all Takata-made ammonium nitrate-based driver and passenger airbags that do not use a drying agent, the absence of which has been linked to propellant degradation over time. It's due to report earnings on Wednesday for the financial year through March. In the face of mounting evidence against the use of ammonium nitrate, it appears that NHTSA has finally convinced Takata to cut its losses and replace the majority of airbags equipped with it now. (more...)
YouTube Community Hates The First Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Trailer YouTube Community Hates The First Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Trailer
- May 06, 2016

Call of Duty is going to have much more competition this year, though. When the recent Infinite Warfare trailer dropped, fans of the series took it upon themselves to downvote it en masse, but publisher Activision has brushed it off, saying that they did this with Black Ops 2's trailer too. (more...)

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