Science


The Reanalysis of Supernova 1987A Celebrating the 30th Anniversary
- February 28, 2017

The intricate remains of Supernova 1987A. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, SN 1987A was the closest observed supernova to Earth since the invention of the telescope. As the star ages, the winds get faster and often outflows are produced by the star as it settles into its red giant phase of life. Even 30 years later, supernova 1987a is still giving astronomers an unprecedented look at what happens to a massive star before and after it explodes. (more...)
Buffett's firm says 4Q profit up 15 percent on investments Buffett's firm says 4Q profit up 15 percent on investments
- February 28, 2017

Over the weekend, Buffett released his annual letter to shareholders in which he berated Wall Street money managers for charging high fees and producing lousy investment results. Buffett says he has a feeling the tax changes Republicans try to pass this year won't be a major overhaul because they are trying to move quickly. Buffett's letter came as Berkshire Hathaway reported an increase in its quarterly profit though a drop in its operating income, Reuters noted. (more...)
National Football League mock draft: Bills, Saints land early steals
- February 28, 2017

That puts Mayock in a really long line of observers who think the Seahawks have to put a priority on getting better up front as they head into the 2017 off-season. They're going to get 20 touches, but it's probably 12 or 13 in the run game, 6-7 in the pass game. “The bottom line for me is the running back options. (more...)
MWC 2017: Hands-On With The All-New Nokia 3310 MWC 2017: Hands-On With The All-New Nokia 3310
- February 28, 2017

The new Nokia feature phone is all about the past. Nummela said on Sunday that the relaunched 3310 will have one-month standby time and 22 hours of talk time . The battery was a huge selling point for the original Nokia 3310 . The device will go on sale in Q2 this year for €49 (around £40), and will be available to pick up in glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models. (more...)
MWC: Qualcomm, Telstra, Ericsson trial 5G NR deployment MWC: Qualcomm, Telstra, Ericsson trial 5G NR deployment
- February 28, 2017

Commercial products integrating 5G NR modems from the Snapdragon X50 family are expected to be available to support the first large-scale 5G NR trials and commercial network launches starting in 2019. The 3GPP 5G NR standard-based interoperability testing and trials will start in the second half of 2017, and will follow decisions of 3GPP Release 15 specification - the global 5G standard that will make use of both sub-6GHz and millimeter wave spectrum bands. (more...)
Volvo XC60 teased - new SUV to debut in Geneva
- February 28, 2017

The similarities are not just limited to structure and shape as the new XC60 will also borrow a host design and styling cues from its older sibling, like the Thor's Hammer LED daytime running lights and the front grille. It is also expected to have a slightly longer wheelbase, which will help in liberating more passenger room. There's still over a week to go before the new XC60 bows in at Geneva, but the teaser image count for the new XC60 has already hit half a dozen and it seems likely ... (more...)
GDC 2017: LG Partners With Valve For New VR Headset For PCs GDC 2017: LG Partners With Valve For New VR Headset For PCs
- February 28, 2017

LG intends to spend its week at GDC 2017 talking with game developers to collect feedback. Pricing, launch dates, and territories will be announced at a later date, says Valve. LG will officially be the second third-party manufacturer to utilize Valve's royalty-free SteamVR tracking system, which was previously known as Lighthouse. (more...)
Berkshire energy chief Abel receives $17.5 million compensation Berkshire energy chief Abel receives $17.5 million compensation
- February 28, 2017

Speaking with CNBC's Becky Quick from Omaha, Neb ., Buffett said that he lifted his stake from 59 million shares at the end of previous year and that he likes the "incredible stickiness" of the tech giant's consumer products. He's long recommended that people keep their investing cheap and simple, by putting their money in low cost funds that track the stock market. In a footnote, Berkshire said it had invested "significant amounts" a year ago in U.S. (more...)
Meet The 7 New Life-Sustaining Planets Discovered By NASA
- February 28, 2017

But any of the planets could potentially harbor liquid water, depending on their compositions. The findings, which were recently announced at NASA headquarters, are being hailed by scientists as remarkable because at least some of the exoplanets appear to be well-suited to hosting life. (more...)
Warren Buffett Doubles His Stake in Apple Warren Buffett Doubles His Stake in Apple
- February 28, 2017

Asked whether he would vote for Trump in 2020, Buffett said , "Well, it depends on who he is running against". "I believe ... that none of the mega-rich individuals, institutions or pension funds has followed that same advice when I've given it to them", Buffett wrote in his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders , which was released Saturday. (more...)
GE, AT&T ink smart city deal around Current's CityIQ sensors GE, AT&T ink smart city deal around Current's CityIQ sensors
- February 28, 2017

AT&T has signed a deal with GE to install its Current CityIQ sensors onto streetlights in various United States cities, beginning with San Diego. The smart streetlights are just part of a $30 million facelift the city's lighting system is getting: a further 14,000 LED lights hope to reduce energy costs by up to $2.4 million. (more...)
Mozilla acquires read-it-later service Pocket
- February 28, 2017

This marks the first occasion that Mozilla has made a strategic acquisition and they intend on letting Pocket run as an autonomous entity. Mozilla wants a bigger stake in the mobile space, and one way to do that is to acquire a service that has more than 10 million users across the globe. (more...)
Vatican Says It Has A Copyright On The Pope Vatican Says It Has A Copyright On The Pope
- February 28, 2017

The Pope allegedly reduced penalties for Reverend Mauro Inzoli and another unnamed priest that had come under scathing attacks from both the society and the church for their awful sins, thus overruling a recommendation from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. (more...)
HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) Touches a New 52-Week High HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) Touches a New 52-Week High
- February 28, 2017

Finally, Wells Fargo & Company restated an "outperform" rating and issued a $14.50 price objective on shares of HP in a research note on Wednesday, November 23rd. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 169,288 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,671,364.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link . (more...)
SpaceX: 2 private citizens will fly moon mission in 2018
- February 27, 2017

The Dragon spacecraft would not have to be modified other than the communications systems to allow deep-space communications versus low-Earth orbit, Musk said. But a recent report from the Government Accountability Office suggested that the company's vehicles may not be certified until 2019. "NASA always has first priority, so if NASA decides to have the first mission of this nature be a NASA mission", Musk said. (more...)
Official Moto G5, G5 Plus price and specs announced Official Moto G5, G5 Plus price and specs announced
- February 27, 2017

The real show-stealer however was not the Moto Mods, but the latest mid-range smartphones Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus that was anticipated for a long time. Both handsets also have full HD displays, Android 7.0 Nougat, a water-repellant coating, and support for an external memory card. Notably, the Moto G5 will not be launched in the United States as it is targeted towards developing markets like Asia, Europe, and select parts of South America. (more...)
Windows 10 Starts Blocking Installation Of Win32 Apps
- February 27, 2017

The third should be the most secure, but also the most restrictive, as it will only allow users to install apps from the Windows Store. On the other hand, the second option will completely lock down Windows 10 and will block all non-Windows Store apps from being installed. (more...)
Here's How Pokemon Go Is Celebrating Pokemon Day
- February 27, 2017

If the next Pokemon Go event does take place before Easter, then perhaps Niantic will do something for St Patrick's Day, or maybe even Mother's Day. This is quite a fantastic news for the players worldwide. Moreover, there are also players that have encountered odd glitches where the " Pokemon Go " app doesn't up appropriately showing no icons in the mid-screen of the app. (more...)
Third-party screen repairs no longer void iPhone warranty
- February 27, 2017

Apple, however, has pretty clear pricing on its iPhone screen repairs. Furthermore, if the iPhone is out of warranty, customers will be given the option to pay Apple's flat rate out-of-warranty pricing. As you dry the tears from your eyes, you see a little shop offering a great deal on screen repairs. The cost of extended warranty coverage is now $129 for iPhone 7. (more...)
Oscars 2017: Hilarious reactions to La La Land, Moonlight Best Picture gaffe Oscars 2017: Hilarious reactions to La La Land, Moonlight Best Picture gaffe
- February 27, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel proved himself a pretty good host , especially during a segment where a group of tourists entered the arena and Denzel Washington mock-married two of them. The confusion began Sunday as presenter Beatty appeared puzzled while reading the Best Picture envelope. Nobody knew where it was. "We've been on the circuit with [the Moonlight filmmakers] for six months", he continued, "If that kind of thing has to happen, I'm glad to give it to them". (more...)

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