Science


Trump's first budget seeks to slash $6B from NIH
- March 16, 2017

Before the two sides go to war over Trump's 2018 plan, they need to clean up more than $1.1 trillion in unfinished agency budgets for the current year. He would not estimate how the reductions might affect the federal workforce. "Don't even think about it: we will build the wall!" he said. Lawmakers will have the final say on Trump's proposal in the arduous budget process. (more...)
IPhone 8's curved OLED display to be made by Samsung IPhone 8's curved OLED display to be made by Samsung
- March 16, 2017

OLEDs are more power efficient and have brighter displays. However the Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be offering the same technology for the display but OLED may not be such a big advantage. Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly highlighted some of the leaked features via 9to5Google. Another high point is the curved display in both these models. (more...)
US Navy simulates strike on North Korea
- March 16, 2017

Mattis and McMaster also have open channels of communications with their counterparts in Japanese counterparts, which could dilute Tillerson's sway even further. "I think it's well known that we are looking now at approaches to the North Korea question and there is a range of things that are being considered", a senior U.S. (more...)
Radiation helped form early supermassive black holes, study says Radiation helped form early supermassive black holes, study says
- March 16, 2017

Another study backed up this research by showing that while a nearby galaxy would need to be 100 million times more massive than our sun to generate enough radiation to stop star-formation, enough of those systems existed at the start of the universe to create the number of recorded supermassive black holes. (more...)
Moto G5 and G5 Plus will be available exclusively on Flipkart Moto G5 and G5 Plus will be available exclusively on Flipkart
- March 16, 2017

It beats out the competition when comes to the camera performance. The new phones will not carry the plastic body with the removable back cover. The device earlier showcased at Mobile World Congress 2017, Barcelona has finally made its way in the country. (more...)
Incredible 400000-year-old discovery in ancient cave stuns experts Incredible 400000-year-old discovery in ancient cave stuns experts
- March 16, 2017

Even better, the skull was discovered alongside stone tools. An global research team, directed by Portuguese archaeologist João Zilhão and including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam, found the cranium in a cave in Portugal, marking an important contribution to knowledge of human evolution during the middle Pleistocene in Europe and to the origin of the Neanderthals. (more...)
Double Fine Announces April Release Date And Pre-order Details Double Fine Announces April Release Date And Pre-order Details
- March 16, 2017

Originally released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle, the butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats, who gets caught up in a tale of motorcycles, mayhem and murder. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Sales: 1.5 Million Sold In First Week, Say Reports Nintendo Switch Sales: 1.5 Million Sold In First Week, Say Reports
- March 16, 2017

Ebay has gotten in the trend of selling the Switch more than its retail price . Judging by the situation, jailbreaking the Nintendo Switch likes an absurd idea for now and its best you don't try it at home. It's good times all around for the Japanese gaming industry. It has also been suggested digital versions of Switch games will retail at the same price as their physical counterpart to keep the bricks and mortar stores like GAME onside. (more...)
Drawn to Death Will Be a Free PS Plus Title at Launch Drawn to Death Will Be a Free PS Plus Title at Launch
- March 16, 2017

In fact, Barlet Jones is going the extra mile to encourage players to play each character, with each of the six getting 15 "action-packed missions". If you're new to Drawn to Death , it is a third person shooter-brawler hybrid housed on the PlayStation 4 that takes place inside a high schooler's doodle-filled notebook. (more...)
Scientists mobilise as bleaching returns to Great Barrier Reef Scientists mobilise as bleaching returns to Great Barrier Reef
- March 16, 2017

Bleached coral is more susceptible to disease, and without sufficient time to recover - which can take one decade or several depending on the species - it can die. The researchers said the findings of their paper, Global Warming and Recurrent Mass Bleaching of Corals , applied to coral reefs worldwide. Similarly, local efforts to manage of reef fisheries and improve water quality offered little to no protection against extreme heat. (more...)
Turkey President Erdogan accuses German Chancellor Merkel of supporting terrorists Turkey President Erdogan accuses German Chancellor Merkel of supporting terrorists
- March 16, 2017

Turkey has announced a series of political sanctions against the Netherlands over its refusal to allow two Turkish ministers to campaign there. He renewed accusations that Germany supported "terrorists" battling Turkey and that it backed the "no" campaign in the Turkish referendum, arguing that Berlin did not want to see a strong Turkey. (more...)
Oppo F3 Plus (R) Oppo F3 Plus (R)
- March 16, 2017

The company's spokesperson has confirmed that the March 23 event will focus on the launch of the Oppo F3 Plus, but details on the arrival of the Oppo F3 will also be mentioned. Vice president and managing director of International Mobile, Sky Li, said, "At Oppo, product innovation drives everything that we do, and it is our key brand value". (more...)
9.7-inch iPad Pro refresh imminent 9.7-inch iPad Pro refresh imminent
- March 15, 2017

There have been rumors of an Apple iPad event in March and April but sources believe that Apple plans on announcing the iPad Pro 2 (9.7-inch) next week. Earlier rumors suggested that the iPhone maker will launch three new iPads, including a bezel-free 10.9-inch design, in March. The tablet is also rumored to have a higher-resolution display and quad microphones. (more...)
Amazon Is Giving Away Promo Credits to Make Alexa More Powerful Amazon Is Giving Away Promo Credits to Make Alexa More Powerful
- March 15, 2017

Amazon said many Alexa developers are already using a free tier of AWS, but this promotion will help those who end up going over the limits of that tier. In addition to providing a way to instantly purchase something from Amazon and have it shipped to you - "Alexa, I need more toothpaste" - the AI-powered assistant can answer questions about weather forecasts, local stores, and other random facts. (more...)
SpaceX wins $96.5-million contract to launch Air Force satellite
- March 15, 2017

The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that it had awarded the company - a relative newcomer to military space launches - a $96.5 million dollar contract to support the launch of a next generation global positioning system satellite called GPS III . (more...)
Want to Help Boost Bee Populations? You Can For Free Want to Help Boost Bee Populations? You Can For Free
- March 15, 2017

American bees are an endangered species for the first time in USA history. Cheerios has launched a program to save a species of American bees. The company is patterning with Veseys Seeds , pledging to send out 100 million wildflower seeds. (more...)
Trump Gives Carmakers a Year to Push for Reset of Mileage Rules Trump Gives Carmakers a Year to Push for Reset of Mileage Rules
- March 15, 2017

President Donald Trump will tell auto workers and executives near Detroit on Wednesday that his administration will examine the standards into 2018. It is no secret that several automakers have contacted the Trump administration after the inauguration ceremony, and those companies requested that the rules get reviewed and possibly changed before they come into effect. (more...)
Capcom announces retro Disney remasters: Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, and more Capcom announces retro Disney remasters: Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, and more
- March 15, 2017

Classic Disney video games based on Duck Tales , Chip "n" Dale, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin are being bundled together as part of Capcom's upcoming Disney Afternoon Collection . New players will probably take advantage of the Rewind feature which allows one to turn back time and essentially erase a blunder. The package also delivers a new Time Attack mode, which features on-screen timers and a speed-focused setup that is perfectly suited for speedrunners. (more...)
Force India reveal new pink livery for 2017 Formula One auto
- March 15, 2017

Formula One teams have been criticised in recent seasons for using mainly black and silver colour schemes. Rumours had been circulating that the Silverstone based squad could be set to embrace a bold new shade this season, and the new colours of pink, magenta and silver, certainly allow the VJM10 to stand out from the crowd. (more...)
Snapchat's new Bitmoji widgets will let you hit the ground chatting Snapchat's new Bitmoji widgets will let you hit the ground chatting
- March 15, 2017

The best part about this whole process is that the Bitmoji widgets actually resemble your friends since they are created using their personalized avatars. You can add the new widget like you would normally do on your iOS or Android device. So, you get a bit more customization on Android than on iOS. Choose up to four friends or a single friend, and then place them on the homescreen. (more...)

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