Science


Hazmat response at San Jose Airport Hazmat response at San Jose Airport
- January 13, 2017

Flight attendants in a front galley on Alaska Airlines Flight 322 saw a light powdery substance coming out of a vent in the ceiling. Two crew members then reported feeling sick about a half hour before landing. None of the passengers were affected, according to Matlow. Preliminary analysis indicates that de-icing material may have seaped into the cabin and caused members of the flight crew to fall ill, according to Ann Vaninovich, spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines. (more...)
Justice Dept to probe of FBI's handling of Clinton email case Justice Dept to probe of FBI's handling of Clinton email case
- January 13, 2017

Mrs Clinton was cleared of any wrongdoing days before the U.S. voted. She also noted that the investigation would include "Justice Department Official Peter Kadzik, a longtime friend of Clinton's campaign manager" because of allegations he passed along information regarding e-mail dumps and congressional hearings to Clinton. (more...)
Congressman Mike Pompeo grilled by Senate Intelligence Committee during CIA confirmation hearing
- January 13, 2017

The Exxon CEO also said he supports free trade agreements criticized by Trump, and that the United States should stay involved in worldwide talks on climate change, despite the president-elect's criticism of the current global climate change agreement. (more...)
Could 'Planet Nine' be a rogue planet? Could 'Planet Nine' be a rogue planet?
- January 13, 2017

Those with a Pluto-the-planet-shaped void in their hearts have been eagerly following updates about Planet 9, a hypothetical world thought to be 10 times more massive than Earth and roughly 1,000 astronomical units (AU) away from the Sun. Boffins believe Planet Nine could explain the odd shaped orbits of objects in the solar system. "It is certainly plausible that Planet 9 is a captured object", Konstantin Batygin, an assistant professor of planetary sciences at the California Institute of ... (more...)
Tillerson: Tillerson: "Israel is our most important ally in the region"
- January 13, 2017

The panel's endorsement is crucial to his confirmation by the full Senate. Tillerson was endorsed by top former security strategists, but his close ties with Russian Federation may complicate the nomination process given concerns about foreign intervention in the USA political process that seemingly favored Trump. (more...)
Back home: Honda brings Civic sedan to Japan in branding push
- January 13, 2017

Already on their way to dealers in select markets, the Black Edition features a predominantly black interior with red accents while the exterior is differentiated from the standard version by red rear wing end plates on the spoiler. 0 - 100 km/h comes in at a quick 5.7 seconds while top speed is rated at 270 km/h. Delivering power to the front wheels is the Earth Dreams 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that is married to a 6-speed manual gearbox. (more...)
MA court orders Exxon Mobil to turn over climate change documents MA court orders Exxon Mobil to turn over climate change documents
- January 13, 2017

The investigations follow separate reports by online news publication Inside Climate News and the Los Angeles Times showing that Exxon worked to play down the risks of climate change despite its own scientists' having raised concerns about it decades earlier. (more...)
Astronauts begin spacewalk to upgrade station power system
- January 13, 2017

The robot is named Dextre, short for dexterous, with 11-foot-long arms that were operated remotely by flight controllers in Houston. Within three hours, the men successfully wrapped up the battery work. The remaining 18 new lithium-ion battery packs will be flown to the station on future Japanese resupply missions. USA space agency NASA said in a statement the three new batteries installed on January 6 during the first spacewalk with Kimbrough and his American counterpart Peggy Whitson are ... (more...)
Stock Target Update on EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS)
- January 13, 2017

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS ) is in Craig Hallum's research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. The company has 1 year Price Target of $20. The median estimate represents a +14.86% increase from the last price of 39.05. On average, analysts forecast that Computer Sciences Corp. will post $2.78 earnings per share for the current year. (more...)
Lotus Exige Race 380 revealed, ready for motorsport
- January 13, 2017

The auto will cost £99,500 (~$121,400) when it arrives on the track. And the new Lotus Exige Race 380, announced on Thursday, continues in this tradition. Built for teams and for individuals to race in sanctioned competitions, the auto meets FIA criteria for its class so there's a roll cage, racing seats with six-point harnesses, a fire extinguisher system and motorsport towing eyes for those moments when the vehicle eventually runs out of grip and leaves the track. (more...)
First ever video of an elusive new ruby seadragon filmed in wild
- January 13, 2017

After 4 painstaking dives that took the unmanned vehicle to a depth of 55 feet, they finally spotted the elusive creature. As for its ruby red color , the researchers believe it's an evolved trait that acts as camouflage in the deeper, dimly lit waters in which it lives. (more...)
Bug 'exposes' WhatsApp message secrets
- January 13, 2017

Boelter goes on to say it is not the encryption service that is vulnerable but rather it is WhatsApp's' implementation of the service that is introducing the loopholes. Additionally, each conversation has its own optional verification process that can be used to verify that calls and messages are end-to-end encrypted. (more...)
Reliable stocks in today's share market: The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW)
- January 13, 2017

Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 60,455 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $975,139.15. Mitchell Sinkler & Starr PA now owns 11,120 shares of the company's stock valued at $351,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Why do killer whales and humans go through menopause? Why do killer whales and humans go through menopause?
- January 13, 2017

Humans are one of only three known species to have evolved to have a menopause, and scientists now think they have found out why, by testing an old theory of human evolution on orcas, or killer whales. That means when a new calf is born, its father is not around, and females start their lives in a situation where their relatedness to the group is rather low. (more...)
Marijuana Eases Pain, But Jury's Out On Other Health Benefits, Scientists Say Marijuana Eases Pain, But Jury's Out On Other Health Benefits, Scientists Say
- January 13, 2017

Majority of states have already changed laws regarding usage of medical marijuana and many states have also relaxed norms about recreational marijuana. Marijuana plants grow in pots. Among the latter committee's charges should be opening new marijuana growth and storage facilities to expand access to research-grade cannabis, and improving its quality, diversity, and external validity. (more...)
Scientists Have Tied the Tightest Knot of All Time Scientists Have Tied the Tightest Knot of All Time
- January 13, 2017

His knot had loops that made it look a bit like a three-leaf clover. In this case, the "rope" is very short - just 192 atoms long, or 500 times smaller than a red blood cell , Leigh says. This " trefoil knot " is the simplest kind of knot possible, Leigh says, "and then for the next 25 years, chemists weren't able to make any more-complicated knots than that". (more...)
Keys to hunting behavior tucked deep into vertebrate brain Keys to hunting behavior tucked deep into vertebrate brain
- January 13, 2017

Different areas in the brain were probed, until researchers stumbled upon the central region of the amygdala that controlled the mice's muscles, the jaw, and the neck. Professor Candy Rowe, a zoologist at the University of Newcastle, said that the research provided a valuable insight into predation, although said it was unsurprising that mice have effective predation circuitry in the brain. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 rumours: Home button out, dual-camera in
- January 13, 2017

While Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be equipped with a dual camera setup, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be integrated with dual cameras. It appears that the two variants will in fact lack the physical home button, making the Galaxy S8 the first phone in the Galaxy S series to ditch this element. (more...)
Is Your Android Device Experiencing Battery Drain and Overheating? Here's the Fix Is Your Android Device Experiencing Battery Drain and Overheating? Here's the Fix
- January 13, 2017

But evidence of excessive battery drain continued past year, with the Guardian reporting in February that uninstalling a Facebook app could improve a device's battery life by about 15 percent. Tweet reply by David Marcus after first complain issue. The problem was related to an issue with Facebook's servers, Marcus said, so no app update is required. (more...)
USA appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit against Apple USA appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit against Apple
- January 13, 2017

In his decision, Judge William Fletcher wrote that the court was unconvinced by Apple's argument that the App Store is akin to a shopping mall that leases physical space to stores. "Apple's anology is unconvincing", the court said. Therefore, third-party developers of apps weren't allowed to sell applications through their own stores. (more...)

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