Science


Hubble takes super-snap of Mars
- May 29, 2016

On Memorial Day, May 30, Mars will be just 47.4 million miles away. On May 30th, Mars will be at a distance of 46.8 million miles from Earth, the closest it's been in 11 years. On 5/22, Mars, Earth & sun will all line up, aka opposition . Those who witnessed it had a once-in-a-lifetime experience, since the Red Planet won't be that close for another 300 years. (more...)
Takata Airbag Recall Affects 8 Automakers, 12 Million Cars
- May 29, 2016

The airbag inflators can explode metal fragments inside the vehicle and they've been linked to at least 11 deaths so far, and more than 100 injuries. The original Takata airbag recalls involved driver's side airbag inflators, and now a separate wave of recalls will address passenger-side airbags. (more...)
How Xbox and PlayStation are dealing with mobile and PC innovation How Xbox and PlayStation are dealing with mobile and PC innovation
- May 29, 2016

At least part of that success might be attributable to the fact that PS4 is more powerful than the Xbox One - and, if Polygon's report is to believed, Microsoft has had just about enough of that shortcoming. Moreover, it is also said that Microsoft is bringing the Xbox interface to Windows 10 in Redstone 2 update which is expected to release early next year. (more...)
Trump says would approve Keystone XL pipeline if elected
- May 29, 2016

And the crowd of Oil executives applauded and cheered him. Trump said in West Virginia that if he's elected, "We're going to put the miners back to work". Yet, his comments were out of step with an ongoing oil boom that has raised USA production to record level and cut gas prices to about $2.30 per gallon. (more...)
Donald Trump's energy plan: Regulate less, drill more Donald Trump's energy plan: Regulate less, drill more
- May 29, 2016

During the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference with 7,700 North Dakotans, Trump promised the oil-rich region he'd approve the Keystone XL pipeline which Obama vetoed (it would carry oil from Alberta, Canada to Houston, Texas), undo Obama's cuts of U.S. (more...)
8 automakers recall over 12M vehicles for Takata air bags
- May 29, 2016

However, the US wasn't the only country to announce recalls related to the problem on Friday, as Japan's transport ministry also recalled an additional 7 million airbag systems on the same day, which brings the total number of recalled vehicles in the country to 19.6 million. (more...)
Will Microsoft outgun Sony with its generation 1.5 console? Will Microsoft outgun Sony with its generation 1.5 console?
- May 29, 2016

This will be the year when Microsoft will launch and release a new Xbox console, reportedly codenamed as of now as " Scorpio ". Microsoft has been hard at work preparing two new Xbox models for release sometime in the next two years, according to Kotaku . (more...)
Takata taps asset management firm Lazard to help recall woes
- May 29, 2016

KKR, which invests in assets including private equity, energy, infrastructure and real estate, has proposed taking about a 60 percent stake in Takata , subject to discussions with Takata's automaker clients, the newspaper said. Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday, May 27 by the government. (more...)
Google Updates its iOS App to Run Faster Google Updates its iOS App to Run Faster
- May 28, 2016

Overall, the Google app for iOS is now faster, product management director Unni Narayanan wrote in a blog post . The app now will also allow users to watch sports highlight videos in its Now cards. That doesn't sound all that impressive and is probably barely noticeable, so Google made a decision to attach an additional statistic to that number. (more...)
Clinton Turns Down Fox News Invite for Democratic Debate in California
- May 28, 2016

In April, one month before the latest poll, Trump trailed Clinton by 11 percentage points. Ed Brookover, a senior Trump campaign aide, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead" that Clinton "has a lot to learn about how American businesses work". (more...)
Instant Apps among top new features for Android users Instant Apps among top new features for Android users
- May 28, 2016

Its answer has been to work with Google to make the smartphone part of that experience. It's also a great way to spark an interest in science, showing kids that a smartphone isn't all about games and Snapchat. These Science Journal kits include low-priced sensors, microcontrollers and craft supplies that bring science to life in new ways. That is why the tech giant has the Google for Education program to help the students and teachers gain access to tools that will help them discover, ... (more...)
Custom GTX 1080 prices are starting at £524.99
- May 28, 2016

The MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G is its flagship card, boasting the company's new Twin Frozr VI cooler to give the card higher clock speeds at lower temperatures. Rumor has it that the GTX 1080 is the most advanced GPU NVIDIA has so far ever developed. Not only these, Zotac Geforce GTX 1080 PGF Edition has also been pictured. (more...)
Trump economics would 'bankrupt America', says Clinton Trump economics would 'bankrupt America', says Clinton
- May 28, 2016

The Clinton campaign has just announced they are declining. Debbie Wasserman Schultz - who is also Democratic National Committee chair - said Monday that a fundraising email from Bernie Sanders helped him raise $250,000. The Democratic Party says it will give trailing presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between his camp and party leaders. (more...)
African envoys decry 'racist' India's 'Afro-phobia' African envoys decry 'racist' India's 'Afro-phobia'
- May 28, 2016

After African envoys made a decision to boycott the Africa Day celebrations in Delhi protesting last week's lynching of a Congolese student, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday assured safety of African nationals. Thousands of African students continue to pursue their education in India without any issues. "We don't look at these incidents as something which can be forgotten. (more...)
Fight over LGBT rights scuttles energy spending bill
- May 28, 2016

The inability to pass each spending bill in recent years has made reliance on mammoth omnibus measures covering much of the government the norm and has underscored the gridlock in Congress. Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), was approved 223-195. "We need to go back to the drawing board". "This is not about LGBT rights. He's doing what he said he was going to do, what we asked him to do". (more...)
Rapper facing charges in TI concert shooting
- May 28, 2016

In 2015, two people were wounded in a shooting at a North Carolina nightclub also featuring rapper T.I. The deceased male was identified his bodyguard, 33-year-old Ronald McPhatter . The video shows Troy Ave walking into the green room with a gun, firing a shot. "At the time of the shooting, two artists were performing onstage: Maino and Uncle Murda ". (more...)
NASA taking another stab at inflating space station room
- May 28, 2016

The module expands, which increases volume and decreases pressure. Robert Bigelow, founder of Bigelow Aerospace , believes expandable modules offer the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to developing space habitats for use in low-Earth orbit, in the vicinity of the moon or on long-duration flights to Mars and elsewhere in the solar system. (more...)
Radar images reveal Mars is coming out of an ice age
- May 28, 2016

Radar measurements of Mars' polar ice caps reveal that the mostly dry, dusty planet is emerging from an ice age , following multiple rounds of climate change. "To think that this lovely ice cap records the layers and the history of Mars is really cool", Dr Smith said . That's more than twice as bright as this week's Mars , and through a telescope, it will appear nearly25 percent largerthan it appears now! It offers evidence that climate is still actively changing on Mars . (more...)
New Xbox reported to be almost twice as powerful than PS4 Neo
- May 28, 2016

The latter device could possibly support the Oculus Rift, with Kotaku noting that Microsoft is pursuing a partnership with the Facebook-owned virtual reality company. Microsoft boss Phil Spencer was the first person to raise the prospect of an upgrade console (Sony has never officially mentioned one) but his comments since then have been contradictory and hard to interpret. (more...)
US Democratic Party gives Sanders say on platform
- May 27, 2016

Ceaser said Canova is likely to raise $3 million by the time of the primary and Wasserman Schultz about $4 or $5 million. Those ill feelings bubbled over this month at a chaotic Nevada Democratic Party convention in Las Vegas. A recent deal was reached with the DNC Chair by both the Clinton and Sanders campaigns in regards to choosing the 15 members of the platform committee. (more...)

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