Science


Ford will help ensure Danica Patrick can run entire NASCAR season
- February 08, 2017

Patrick, the No. 10 driver with Stewart-Haas Racing, has been bucked by her primary sponsor, Nature's Bakery, and is in need of the money to compete in NASCAR's 36-race Cup season in 2017. Regardless of how this plays out in court, we have a problem. Patrick thought she was set to have Nature's Bakery serve the primary sponsor on her vehicle for at least 20 races this season, which will begin February 26 with the Daytona 500 live on FOX. (more...)
Mysterious Ancient Geoglyphs Found in Amazon Rainforest Mysterious Ancient Geoglyphs Found in Amazon Rainforest
- February 08, 2017

The features "rival the most impressive examples of pre-Columbian monumental architecture anywhere in the Americas", Jennifer Watling , a post-doctoral researcher at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at the University of Sao Paolo, and colleagues wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . (more...)
Apple preparing for its biggest iPhone launch yet Apple preparing for its biggest iPhone launch yet
- February 08, 2017

That's sooner than iPhone production has ramped up in the past. Maestri explained that the percentage of Apple's iPhone installed base that has upgraded to the company's latest iPhone 7-series smartphones "has been very similar to" what the company saw with the prior-generation iPhone 6s-series smartphones. (more...)
Cisco Report Predicts Global Mobile Traffic to Hit 49 EB by 2021
- February 08, 2017

Mobile data traffic will reportedly spike quite a bit in the United States (44 percent), but Cisco's research suggests that the biggest gains will come from countries like Indonesia (142 percent), China (86 percent), and India (76 percent). (more...)
Analyst Research and Recommendations: WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX), Xerox Corporation (XRX)
- February 08, 2017

TheStreet upgraded shares of Xerox Corporation from a c+ rating to a b rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 24th. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. (more...)
President Donald Trump criticizes 'haters' who challenged him on Putin President Donald Trump criticizes 'haters' who challenged him on Putin
- February 08, 2017

That's what I do in life, it's called .... like, I understand", Trump replied. Trump may be described with all the demeaning terminology that one's vivid imagination can muster: evil, wicked, tyrannical, misogynist, war-mongering, rich buffoon, "insulting our allies', infatuated with "dictators", etc". (more...)
US Trade Deficit Narrowed in December, Totaled $502.25 Billion in 2016
- February 08, 2017

Yet President Donald Trump remains fixated on the trade deficit. Though the USA has been closing its overall trade deficit with Japan, the country was still more than $50 billion in the red for cars, trucks and autoparts. Americans imported fewer Chinese goods, lowering the trade deficit with that country by 5.4 percent to $347 billion previous year despite falling auto exports. (more...)
Justice department files appeal in Trump travel ban case Justice department files appeal in Trump travel ban case
- February 08, 2017

For now, the department says people covered by the order and holding a valid visa may now travel to the United States. He wrote in his ruling : "The executive order adversely affects the state's residents in areas of employment, education, business, family relations and freedom to travel". (more...)
Hitachi and Honda to collaborate for manufacture of EV motors Hitachi and Honda to collaborate for manufacture of EV motors
- February 08, 2017

The manufacturer already supplies motors for GM's Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle, as well as for cars from Toyota Motor and Isuzu Motors. The joint venture will manufacture its products in Japan, the US, and China. The partners look to build the new company into a world-class motor supplier, meeting growing demand for the components as major automakers charge up electric-car production. (more...)
NC mom says daycare worker breastfed her son, made him sick NC mom says daycare worker breastfed her son, made him sick
- February 08, 2017

The co-worker asked Oxendine if she could breastfeed the baby, who was constipated, WTVD reported . Oxendine said the worker was sacked, and she wants the woman charged. Oxendine said the woman was sacked, but now she hopes police press charges. "Not only did you put your breast to my son, you also made my son sick. (more...)
Dow Jones, Nasdaq Hit Record Highs With S&P Close Behind Dow Jones, Nasdaq Hit Record Highs With S&P Close Behind
- February 08, 2017

US equities have rallied since Trump's November election, spurred by hopes for fiscal stimulus, lower taxes and fewer regulations under the Republican-led federal government. The S&P 500 is up 54.25 points, or 2.4 percent. The S&P 500 .SPX was up 0.46 points, or 0.02 percent, at 2,293.02 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 9.87 points, or 0.17 percent, at 5,673.42. (more...)
Why Gilead Earnings Were Not Up to Snuff
- February 08, 2017

At the end of Tuesday's session, the issue had cleared the sellers lurking at the $73.00 level, finally pushing through as high as $73.30 before the ending the session at $73.13. The company's P/E is 6.71 and Forward P/E ratio is 6.78. Gilead Sciences, Inc . (NASDAQ: GILD ) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.85. (more...)
After a century, the bison are back in Banff National Park After a century, the bison are back in Banff National Park
- February 07, 2017

The bison were transported via shipping containers. The Herald reported that the Samson Cree Nation hosted "a send-off ceremony" at Elk Island National Park, the origin of the 16 transplanted bison, and other First Nations celebrated the return of bison to Banff National Park. (more...)
Dividend Overview: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
- February 07, 2017

The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $63.68, up from yesterday's close by 0.81%. It would take about 1.63 days to cover all short positions. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. (more...)
SpaceX to hit fastest launch pace with new Florida site - executive SpaceX to hit fastest launch pace with new Florida site - executive
- February 07, 2017

Shotwell told Reuters that repairs to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are underway, and should cost less than half of a new launch pad - which is about $100 million. The "turbopump" in case you are wondering, providers the rocket engine with propellant. "For us, the concern was not the cracks, but do they grow over time?" Shotwell tells Reuters . (more...)
Aluminum construction makes 2018 Ford Expedition lighter, but it's still a behemoth Aluminum construction makes 2018 Ford Expedition lighter, but it's still a behemoth
- February 07, 2017

It will be on display during the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. A new grille and headlights start the party up front, sweeping into a character line that extends all the way around the truck. Thanks to an aluminum skin and completely re-engineered high-strength steel frame, the Expedition is up to 300 pounds lighter than its predecessor and probably a lot more robust as well. (more...)
Teva's new boss has bitter medicine to administer
- February 07, 2017

Peterburg certainly has his work cut out for him to get Teva back on track. In its statement this morning, Teva said the separation was by mutual agreement between Vigodman and the board of directors. Teva's New York-listed shares, which hit $72 in July 2015, tumbled to around 10-year lows last week after a US court found Copaxone patents to be invalid. (more...)
First lunar eclipse to occur on February 11
- February 07, 2017

The occurrence of a prenumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon, the Sun and the Earth are aligned in a straight line. The lunar eclipse, Snow Moon and New Year comet will all be visible the night of 10 February, until the early morning of 11 February. (more...)
Le Pen kicks off her presidential campaign Le Pen kicks off her presidential campaign
- February 07, 2017

Trump on election night. "We are at a crossroad.This election is a choice of civilization", she said , asking whether her three children and other young citizens would have the rights and culture of the current generation. "She warned globalization "from below" had taken the form of massive immigration, while globalisation "from above"-the world of worldwide finance-forced unreasonable austerity on French citizens", France 24 reported . (more...)
ZTE Axon 7 receiving Android Nougat update, Daydream support included
- February 07, 2017

True enough, the Nougat for the Axon 7 is now ready together with Daydream. In addition to the Nougat update, the Axon 7 also now supports the use of the optional Daydream View smartphone virtual reality headset. Now the ZTE phone will be able to access Hiya's proprietary data set of 1.5 billion active mobile and landline phone numbers in order to detect unwanted scam calls via the auto-blocking feature. (more...)

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