Science


Iraqi forces push into ISIS-held southern outskirts of Mosul
- February 20, 2017

In Mosul and previous battles against Islamic State, the military has surrounded the enemy but left an escape route for fighters to reduce civilian casualties and destruction to homes and infrastructure. The US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes while the Iraqi Army proceeds on ground to surround western Mosul. The Iraqi government launched the offensive to reconquer Mosul on October 17, throwing tens of thousands of forces into the long-awaited counter-attack with air and ... (more...)
Researched discover 50000-year-old weird cave life
- February 20, 2017

Microbes found stowed inside giant crystals in caves in Chihuahua, Mexico, may have survived there for tens of thousands of years. That crystal growth rate led them to estimate the microbes had been cultivating for as long as 10,000 or 50,000 years. (more...)
Snapchat Spectacles are now available online Snapchat Spectacles are now available online
- February 20, 2017

Marketing firm Mediakix has unveiled a concept handset equipped with a 360-degree camera, buttons that let users scroll through filters and a one touch capture function for easy sharing. It may also pack Discover screen that combines Global Positioning System and maps, Snapchat Stories, and advertisements. Those trendy Snap, Inc. That the company aims to compete against with several giant companies like the Twitter, Facebook, and Google. (more...)
TRAI Floats Consultation Paper on Regulatory Principles of Tariff Assessment
- February 20, 2017

Trai said there is a need to review potential anti-competitive practices that could possibly harm the sector and consumers; set out clearly defined standards of competitive conduct; and explore appropriate regulatory tools to address such concerns. (more...)
Microsoft announces cloud partnership with Flipkart
- February 20, 2017

I should be able to log in using Aadhaar. Microsoft has been betting on startups to push its cloud business in India. "In the last 12 months, more than 2,000 startups have signed up on the Microsoft cloud", he said. Nadella went on record to state that in the past year, an estimated 2000 startups had started using Microsoft's cloud and the partnership with Flipkart was the need of the hour. (more...)
TCS to buyback shares at 13.7% premium
- February 20, 2017

TCS' buyback offer is expected to proceed smoothly as the company does not have to take any shareholder approval as the maximum number of shares to be bought back is less than 10 percent of the paid up capital of the company. The development comes at a time when Indian IT companies are under pressure to address shareholders' concerns, including large amounts of unutilised cash on the books. (more...)
Melania Trump in Red Dress at Melbourne, Florida Rally
- February 20, 2017

She was in Washington, D.C., last week for the first time as a host to help President Donald Trump welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was also in Palm Beach, Florida, when Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the week before. (more...)
Juno spacecraft will stay in its 53-day orbit of Jupiter Juno spacecraft will stay in its 53-day orbit of Jupiter
- February 20, 2017

Thus, Juno will achieve its goal while also deflecting the risk of a previously-planned engine firing bound to reduce the orbital period of the craft to 14 days. After the propulsion system was pressurized, the valves took several minutes to open - whereas they took only seconds during previous engine burns. "The bottom line is a burn represented a risk to completion of Juno's science objectives". (more...)
Two Rockets Fired From Sinai Hit Southern Israel
- February 20, 2017

According to the report, the four were travelling in a vehicle in a Sinai village near Egyptian Rafah on the border with Gaza. The Code Red alarm did not sound since the rockets were not heading to populated areas. No air raid sirens were activated in the area as the projectiles were headed toward open territory, a military source added. On February 8, the group, known as the Sinai Province, shot four rockets at the southern Israeli city of Eilat. (more...)
Creative industries and search engines strike deal to tackle piracy Creative industries and search engines strike deal to tackle piracy
- February 20, 2017

The solution will make use of a new type of code that will attempt to bring official content sites to the top of search results whilst hiding pirated materials. Stan McCoy, of the Motion Picture Association in Europe, welcomed the code of practice, saying pirated websites are now too easy to find via search engines. (more...)
Motorola offers discounts, exchange offers in anniversary sale today
- February 20, 2017

The "Moto Days" anniversary sale starts February 20 and ends the next day, and customers can get discounts of up to Rs. 20,000 while purchasing select Moto models in exchange for their old handsets, along with flat discounts of up to Rs. There is also an offer of extra 5 percent for users of Axis bank Buzz credit cards. Moto G Turbo Edition: The Moto G Turbo Edition will be offered with a flat Rs.1000 discount and will be available at Rs.8,999. (more...)
Apple Acquires Israeli Firm RealFace Specializing in Facial Recognition Apple Acquires Israeli Firm RealFace Specializing in Facial Recognition
- February 20, 2017

The company aims at making deep learning-powered biometric logins customary and passwords redundant while unlocking your mobile device or PC. Citing the financial website Calcalist , 9to5Mac notes that the Adi Eckhouse Barzilai and Aviv Mader-founded company (which was started in 2014) employs 10 people and had raised $1 million prior to acquisition. (more...)
Lakers Wouldn't Trade Brandon Ingram For DeMarcus Cousins Lakers Wouldn't Trade Brandon Ingram For DeMarcus Cousins
- February 20, 2017

In response to rumors of Cousins' impending departure via a trade earlier this month, Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac had said : "We're not trading DeMarcus". However, with a disappointing season at hand, the Pelicans seemingly felt they had to right the ship. Nonetheless, the Kings made the move and now Cousins will join Anthony Davis in what should be an unbelievable front court. (more...)
President Trump to Interview 4 Candidates to Replace the Ousted Flynn President Trump to Interview 4 Candidates to Replace the Ousted Flynn
- February 20, 2017

The retired general also allegedly misled Vice President Mike Pence about his interactions with the Russian ambassador. Trump is working to replace Flynn, who was asked to resign this week amid allegations that he discussed USA sanctions with a Russian official before Trump took office and then misrepresented the content of that conversation to Vice President Pence and other administration officials. (more...)
Pokemon GO Guide: How The Two Berries Should Be Used Pokemon GO Guide: How The Two Berries Should Be Used
- February 20, 2017

In addition to the evolution items , "Pokemon Go" players can also find new types of berries to help them in catching the Pokemon . The item was won by Ash in a Sumo Conference and was later used by Misty's Poliwhirl to evolve into a Politoed. (more...)
Nishikori upset by Dolgopolov in final in Buenos Aires
- February 19, 2017

Nishikori, who has now dropped six consecutive finals dating back to last season, stuck with Dolgopolov through six games of the second set, but the 28-year-old converted his second break point of the seventh game with a wicked down-the-line backhand return to take an advantage he would never relinquish. (more...)
AbbVie Inc.'s (ABBV) Stock price of $61.48 — Traders Focused Stock
- February 19, 2017

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for AbbVie Inc.is 9.6%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 9.5%. Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.50. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 17.1% per annum. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 15th. (more...)
SpaceX aborts rocket launch 10 seconds before lift-off
- February 19, 2017

SpaceX has not launched a rocket from Florida since a rocket exploded in September while being fueled ahead of a routine, pre-launch test at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, near the Kennedy Space Center . Working in conjunction with NASA , the Indian-origin lead researcher Anita Goel said Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin and many others. (more...)
Mobile rolls out stable Nougat update to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
- February 19, 2017

Big manufacturers like Samsung are on an update spree for their flagship devices, it is not surprising to see that Nougat is being made available after five months of getting released by Google. On Friday, Samsung teased teased its new special Exynos 9, tweeting that the chipset is coming soon. Our money is on the S8, but neither of these photos are official. (more...)
Unilever Rejects $143 Bln Offer From Kraft Heinz
- February 19, 2017

According to Bloomberg data, a Kraft Heinz-Unilever would have made for the second-biggest food and beverage company in the world behind Nestle. The announcement came in reaction to speculation that Pittsburgh-based food maker Kraft Heinz and Netherlands and United Kingdom -headquartered Unilever would merge in a climate of slow growth, volatility in emerging markets and a trend among USA customers toward natural products. (more...)

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