Science


California joins other states challenging President Trump's travel ban California joins other states challenging President Trump's travel ban
- March 15, 2017

In an order, Robart says he could hold an emergency hearing by phone as soon as today . Separately, the states of Washington and Minnesota, which spearheaded the suit that led to the freeze of the first executive order , asked U.S. Trump's order is set to take effect March 16, unless a judge first grants a restraining order. The first hurdle for the lawsuits will be proving "standing", which means finding someone who has been harmed by the policy. (more...)
Adele Just Spilled The Beans About Her Secret Twitter Account!! Adele Just Spilled The Beans About Her Secret Twitter Account!!
- March 15, 2017

That admission backed up a previous claim she made to the BBC , in which she said was fond of the ol' " drunk tweet " every now and again. And now it looks as though her wedding wasn't the only thing Adele was keeping under wraps, as she's let slip she's got a secret Twitter account that even her management doesn't know about (well, they do now obvs). (more...)
Wait ... spiders pig out on how much each year?! Wait ... spiders pig out on how much each year?!
- March 15, 2017

The wide range of the 400-800 million metric tons estimate shows just how much extrapolation went into this and how hard it is to land at a more exact number. For a sense of just how much this is, take the following into account: all humans together consume an estimated 400 million tons of meat and fish annually. (more...)
Math Nerds Unite As Tuesday Is National Pi Day Math Nerds Unite As Tuesday Is National Pi Day
- March 15, 2017

For instance, a technique called "pi transfer" uses the gravity of Saturn's moon, Titan, to alter the orbit of NASA's Cassini spacecraft so it can obtain different perspectives of the ringed planet. "The most distant spacecraft from Earth is Voyager 1 ". But how many do you need for practical purposes? "Think about that. We have a circle more than 78 billion miles [125.5 billion km] around, and our calculation of that distance would be off by perhaps less than the length of your little ... (more...)
Google's next Pixel phones codenamed 'muskie' and 'walleye' confirmed Google's next Pixel phones codenamed 'muskie' and 'walleye' confirmed
- March 15, 2017

According to WccfTech , the big search engine company is expected to start rolling out the public update by the end of this month or at the beginning of April. This particular update is set to enable VoLTE, which conveniently happens to be a feature that has undergone testing on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta. (more...)
AMD addresses Windows 10's thread scheduler with Ryzen AMD addresses Windows 10's thread scheduler with Ryzen
- March 15, 2017

Once the dust settled on the Ryzen R7 CPU launch we started seeing reports it's multi-core design wasn't playing nicely with Windows 10. Any differences in performance can be more likely attributed to software architecture differences between these OSes. (more...)
Dwarf star found orbiting closest to black hole Dwarf star found orbiting closest to black hole
- March 15, 2017

The white dwarf is close enough to the black hole that it is "pulling matter from the white dwarf onto itself", another indicator of how close the pair is, Bahramian says . "For a long time astronomers thought that black holes were rare or totally absent in globular star clusters", Jay Strader, MSU astronomer and co-author of the paper, said in a press release. (more...)
Safety Commission orders recall on select Xbox One battery chargers Safety Commission orders recall on select Xbox One battery chargers
- March 15, 2017

The item number is 048-052-NA, and is printed on the bottom of the chargers. No injuries have been reported. The charging systems indicate controllers' charging status with colored LED lights, and the packs measured about 3 1/2 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall, and featured AC Adapters. (more...)
Airtel's Latest Surprise Offer For Subscribers
- March 15, 2017

Customers are supposed to get notified about the activation of the scheme via SMS later. Airtel's fighting back against Reliance Jio's onslaught by promising to give away 30GB of data at no charge. This 28GB of 3G/4G data is divided into 500MB for every day and 500MB per night. Airtel postpaid customers can simply download the My Airtel app either from Google Play Store of Apple App Store and click on the message that will provide you 10GB of free data for the next three months. (more...)
Boaty McBoatface: New Sub Gets Popular Name Boaty McBoatface: New Sub Gets Popular Name
- March 15, 2017

The internet being the internet, " Boaty McBoatface " won the poll. The democratically selected name " Boaty McBoatface " went instead to a new type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), according to the council . This Friday, it will set off from Chile aboard the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross on its first autonomous expedition to the Antarctic. The Passage acts as a "choke point" in the water's flow, where the researchers expect changing winds above the ocean to affect the warming ... (more...)
Netherlands ETF retreats ahead of Dutch election
- March 15, 2017

SINGH: When Erdogan says this was driven by Dutch elections, what's he talking about? "The scandal with Turkey has broken out at a very unfortunate time because the anti-government mood of the Turkish diaspora plays into Wilders' plans". (more...)
Nigeria frees 455 hostages from Boko Haram Nigeria frees 455 hostages from Boko Haram
- March 15, 2017

The persons were gruesomely executed at the end of the 7-minute video . Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon minister of communication and a government spokesperson, said , since January 26, thousands of Cameroon soldiers, supported by Nigerian troops, have launched raids on Boko Haram strongholds in the Mandara mountains, freeing more than 5,000 people, including women and children, from captivity. (more...)
Moto G5 and G5 Plus: All you need to know Moto G5 and G5 Plus: All you need to know
- March 15, 2017

During the hands-on with the latest flagship smartphones from the Chinese tech company, the Moto G line-up has been noticed going premium. Meanwhile, the Moto G5 Plus features a 5.2-inch Full HD display as well as a 3000 mAh battery, according to First Post . (more...)
QLED TV Global Launch Event Spotlights the Next Innovation in TV QLED TV Global Launch Event Spotlights the Next Innovation in TV
- March 15, 2017

With its quantum dot technology boasting exceptional image detail and, Samsung's QLED range is also capable of unprecedented brightness - its Q7 and Q8 panels can generate a peak luminance of 1500 nits, while its flagship Q9 range can generate a whopping 2000 nits without impacting colour accuracy. (more...)
World's oldest plant-like fossils discovered in India World's oldest plant-like fossils discovered in India
- March 15, 2017

The Indian fossils are 400 million years older, suggesting that the early branches of the tree of life began much earlier than previously thought. This research now appears in PLOS Biology . "We shall probably have to reevaluate the timing of appearance of major lineages in the tree of life". The researchers said cellular structures preserved in the fossils and their overall shape match red algae, a primitive kind of plant that today thrives in marine settings such as coral reefs but also ... (more...)
Porsche Chairman Fills In Details On the Electric Mission E Porsche Chairman Fills In Details On the Electric Mission E
- March 15, 2017

For all of Blume's comments, head to Autocar . In addition, the Model E will offer Level 4 autonomous driving capability. Porsche's first fully electric vehicle is coming, and it appears to be more than just a one-off creation. The automaker will use one of three platforms now under development by Volkswagen. That puts the Mission E production date at mid-to-late 2019. The so-called J1 structure is described as being different in construction to the C-BEV platform planned to underpin ... (more...)
Gal Gadot shows Wonder Woman's transformation to superhero in new trailer Gal Gadot shows Wonder Woman's transformation to superhero in new trailer
- March 15, 2017

Wonder Woman '77 Meets the Bionic Woman continues this week with the release of the third issue of the DC / Dynamite Entertainment crossover, and you can take a look at a preview here... Following the financially successful but critically panned Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad of 2016, Wonder Woman is the studio's last chance to make a good impression before the Justice League movie arrives at the end of the year. (more...)
NASA Retrieved The Lost Indian Spacecraft Orbiting The Moon After 8 Years NASA Retrieved The Lost Indian Spacecraft Orbiting The Moon After 8 Years
- March 15, 2017

The researchers used the same technique to find NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - an easier task because the LRO is still operational. The Indian space agency launched the mission on October 22, 2008, and it discovered water on the moon's surface the next month on November 14, 2008. (more...)
The First Fluorescent Frog Ever Discovered Is Ridiculously Cute The First Fluorescent Frog Ever Discovered Is Ridiculously Cute
- March 15, 2017

Those researchers don't know why the polka-dot tree frog is fluorescent yet, but their discovery could lead to a whole new way of studying amphibians. The study team said they first suspected H. punctatus might fluoresce when they discovered it had a particular skin pigment associated with the capability. (more...)
Spicer says press corps will decide where Trump donates his salary Spicer says press corps will decide where Trump donates his salary
- March 15, 2017

Naturally, the professional moonbat later bragged about her exploits on social media. "He kindly asked that you all help determine where that goes", he continued - a rather unusual statement from a White House that has made hostile confrontation with the media a near-daily occurrence. (more...)

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