Science


Single-atom magnet paves way for denser storage devices Single-atom magnet paves way for denser storage devices
- March 09, 2017

This tight spacing could eventually yield magnetic storage that is 1,000 times denser than today's hard disk drives and solid state memory chips. For comparison, current mechanical hard drives rely on approx 100,000 atoms for magnetic storage of a single data bit. (more...)
Uber Can Resume Autonomous Car Testing in California Uber Can Resume Autonomous Car Testing in California
- March 09, 2017

It will also allow 48 people to sit behind the wheel of the vehicle to take over vehicle operation in the case of malfunction. The permit resolves a conflict dating to December. Uber says in a statement it does not plan to pick up paying passengers in California for now. The permit promises a smoother path for Uber, which had a rocky reception from the DMV during its self-driving vehicle launch in December. (more...)
Tesla battery packs power the Hawaiian island of Kauai after dark Tesla battery packs power the Hawaiian island of Kauai after dark
- March 09, 2017

But that's not what makes it so unique. In the latest news, Tesla's Kauai solar power facility has officially opened for business as of Friday, with a 13 MW SolarCity solar farm installation that would provide power to a Powerpack storage facility with 52 MWh of total capacity. (more...)
White House Admits White House Admits "Insurance Is Not Really the End Goal"
- March 09, 2017

President Trump, during the campaign, had declared, " I love WikiLeaks ". A report compiled by the intelligence community in the waning days of the Obama administration determined that WikiLeaks was given Podesta's emails from a Russian intelligence source with the goal of disrupting the presidential election. (more...)
Custom McLaren MSO 720S Velocity Announced Custom McLaren MSO 720S Velocity Announced
- March 09, 2017

It's called the McLaren 720S "Velocity" by MSO. The British automaker waited just 24 hours after introducing the second-generation Super Series model to roll out a special version from MSO. The two-seater still packs a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine that delivers 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. The sides and rear of the auto are covered by Volcano Red. (more...)
United States scientists develop reusable sponge for oil spill cleanup in seawater United States scientists develop reusable sponge for oil spill cleanup in seawater
- March 09, 2017

Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new foam for soaking up oil. "The Oleo Sponge offers a set of possibilities that, as far as we know, are unprecedented", said co-inventor Seth Darling , a scientist with Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials and a fellow of the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering. (more...)
Google AMP's audience grows by 1B with Asia Pacific expansion Google AMP's audience grows by 1B with Asia Pacific expansion
- March 09, 2017

At New York's AMP developer conference, it was announced Google's optimized mobile pages now include China's Baidu and Sogou search engines representing 90% of the region's search market as well as Yahoo Japan per an AMP HTML blog post. (more...)
The Division Year 2 Content Will Include Two Free Expansions The Division Year 2 Content Will Include Two Free Expansions
- March 09, 2017

The first expansion, due for release sometime this winter looks to add a number of quality of life changes and the introductions of Season . For those hopeful that either content drop will expand upon The Division's PvP elements, you might have to make do with the suite of features now available, as the emphasis will be on promoting replayability of PvE content which rewards players for "participation, completion, and competition". (more...)
Hyundai Sonata facelift revealed in Korea Hyundai Sonata facelift revealed in Korea
- March 09, 2017

At the front of the sedan, the new grille combines with the vertical LED daytime running lights and the narrower headlights, which are engulfed by the sculpted hood. The 2.0T model receives special goodies including bolstered front seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a sporty shift knob. Globally, the Hyundai Sonata will offer a 1.7-liter diesel engine making 139 hp, a 1.6-liter turbo making 178 hp, a 2.0-liter making 161 hp, and the range-topping 2.0-liter turbo with more than 240 hp. (more...)
Nintendo reveals Switch will offer Netflix, Amazon and Hulu streaming - Nintendo reveals Switch will offer Netflix, Amazon and Hulu streaming - "in time"
- March 09, 2017

While he says that the Switch's unique approach to home and portable gaming and titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are differentiators, he notes that apps like Netflix and Hulu aren't. The Nintendo Switch has had raving reviews and the biggest launch in the company's history in America. What Fils-Aime isn't saying, however, is also apparent - Nintendo would assuredly rather you kept using its console over its competition. (more...)
High winds knock over transport truck on Burlington Skyway High winds knock over transport truck on Burlington Skyway
- March 09, 2017

Kerry Schmidt, a spokesperson for the Ontario Provincial Police. Two people were inside the transport truck at the time of the crash but Schmidt confirmed that no one was seriously injured. Allan Skyway, which connects Burlington and Hamilton across the Burlington Bay Canal, is known for adverse driving conditions due to high winds and blowing snow. (more...)
Gov't aims to strengthen missile defense following N. Korean launch Gov't aims to strengthen missile defense following N. Korean launch
- March 09, 2017

The United States has begun assembling its missile defense system in South Korea , following yesterday's news that North Korea deployed four more missiles Monday morning. ASEAN foreign ministers have "grave concern" over the the launches they deemed were made "in clear violation of the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council". (more...)
Logitech Announces The G Pro Mechanical Keyboard Logitech Announces The G Pro Mechanical Keyboard
- March 09, 2017

The keyboard features Logitech's exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches, which offer 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, all in a switch design that delivers quiet performance. Logitech offers MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo - 01/27/2017 08:37 AMToday Logitech announced the Logitech MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo, a keyboard and mouse set with a cushioned palm rest and carefully-crafted keys designed for all-day comfort. (more...)
Duke's Grayson Allen picks up technical foul against Clemson Duke's Grayson Allen picks up technical foul against Clemson
- March 09, 2017

In their last four regular season games, Miami went 2-2 in low scoring affairs. "I learned to persevere, things are going to happen". The tournament outing marks the last game for NC State coach Mark Gottfried, who was sacked late last month but allowed to complete the season with the team. (more...)
Trump Met With Russian Ambassador In 2016 Trump Met With Russian Ambassador In 2016
- March 09, 2017

Forty-one percent of registered voters polled last weekend said the Russian Federation influenced the race between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, up 9 points from a December poll. Trump has been dogged for months by questions about his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Almost six out of 10 registered voters favor a special prosecutor to investigate ties between President Trump and Russian Federation, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll . (more...)
Facebook Launches 360 Content App On Gear VR Facebook Launches 360 Content App On Gear VR
- March 09, 2017

Vimeo 360 video launches with a curated collection of 360 videos direct from its community of creators. The inclusion of this feature is noteworthy because more and more people are becoming fond of 360 videos. Explore: "Discover some of the most interesting and popular 360 content on Facebook from media companies, organizations, and individual creators". (more...)
Over 800 jobs at risk as Budgens closes more than 30 stores Over 800 jobs at risk as Budgens closes more than 30 stores
- March 08, 2017

Food Retailer Group bought the stores from the Co-operative Group in July. "But in a statement on the company's website, administrators confirmed that 34 of Budgens stores would close with the loss of more than 800 jobs". "TFR have recently gone into administration". "We are disappointed that FROL are in this position, but this does not affect Budgens or its colleagues". (more...)
Oil Prices Hold Steady While Markets Search for Direction Oil Prices Hold Steady While Markets Search for Direction
- March 08, 2017

A sharp rise from the USA shale patch could undo the Saudi-led deal to reduce the global oil glut. A continue appreciation of United States dollars could further strain demand for Oil, which would likely increase price pressure given the rise in Shale Production. (more...)
Suzuki unveils all-new Swift; India launch early next year Suzuki unveils all-new Swift; India launch early next year
- March 08, 2017

It is the third model - after the Baleno and Ignis - to be developed on the firm's new platform, which helps the new model to weigh up to 120kg less than its predecessor. What is SHVS? The SHVS mild hybrid system incorporates an ISG (integrated starter generator), which acts as both a generator and a starter motor. (more...)
Real Madrid, Bayern Munich through to quarter-finals Real Madrid, Bayern Munich through to quarter-finals
- March 08, 2017

Los Merengues" vaunted " BBC' triumvirate are all available to their French manager in Naples but with the Spaniards defending a 3-1 lead from the first leg, a more functional approach could be considered by Zidane. Then, just as the storm seemed to be blowing out, it took a 24th-minute lead. Napoli play it short, the ball is deflected into the path of Mertens whose first-time shot from inside of the area kisses the post. (more...)

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