Science


Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets new spacewalking record
- March 31, 2017

During the spacewalk, one of the shields was inadvertently lost. This will be the 198th, 199th and 200th spacewalks in support of space station assembly and maintenance. PMA-3 will provide the pressurized interface between the station and the second of two worldwide docking adapters to be delivered to the complex to support the dockings of US commercial crew spacecraft in the future. (more...)
Pakistan move up in ICC Test rankings Pakistan move up in ICC Test rankings
- March 31, 2017

I'm still waiting to find out what I need to do, or if I need to do anything. "That's where you want to coach, I suppose". While reports have suggested that the decision was taken for corporate governance reasons - Domingo's contract has been extended on three occasions since his appointment - the coach's reaction has confirmed that he was taken aback by the news. (more...)
New Nintendo Switch Update Adds Stability, Not Much Else
- March 31, 2017

The much hyped E3 2017 is nearly here and like Microsoft , Nintendo teased its "big plans " for this year's event. Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime said E3 will be "big" for them this year. In other Nintendo news the recent shortage of supply Nintendo Switch will be taken care off, and stock will be back on Amazon on the 31st of March, 2017. (more...)
Samsung unveils Galaxy S8 smartphone
- March 31, 2017

Smartphone design has seen a bit of a stagnation over the years and Samsung has tried to break that trend in the past by launching dual-edge smartphones. We're not sure when exactly that will take place, but we guess it makes sense that Samsung will expand language support. We understand that both flagships feature a Snapdragon 835, and this is sufficient to run Windows 10 applications natively, but it looks like Samsung is going to be sticking with Android for now. (more...)
New iPhone Leak Suggests New Placement for Fingerprint Reader
- March 31, 2017

The "final-stage" prototype is supposedly already being tested, and the source says it features a radical new design, just as other rumors suggested. Also the edges are slightly-curved. These include iPhone X and also iPhone Edition . Other names such as iPhone Pro and iPhone X have also been doing rounds. Samsung Galaxy S8 will run on Android Nougat whilst the iPhone 8 is expected with iOS 11. (more...)
Space blanket floats away during historic spacewalk
- March 31, 2017

The 57-year-old biochemistry researcher, former NASA Chief Astronaut, and first female Space Station Commander has been in orbit since November on her third space station stint. In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, USA astronaut Peggy Whitson, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station, waves from a bus prior the launch of Soyuz MS-3 spaceship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (more...)
Samsung Note 7 Fans More Than Willing To Give It Another Go
- March 31, 2017

The Korean office of Greenpeace, which conducted a campaign since last November calling for the recycling of the Note 7, hailed Samsung's latest move. In addition, the company is considering removing salvageable components from the Note 7 as well as extract metals. After months-long internal and external investigations, Samsung found Note 7's flawed batteries, manufactured by battery makers Samsung SDI and Amperex Technology Ltd., were the main cause of the phone's fires and explosions. (more...)
Samsung reboots its smart home, IoT strategy with the Galaxy S8
- March 31, 2017

It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC for the one's available in the U.S., while the rest would come with Exynos 8895 SoC. A year ago in December, Forbes reported that Apple has filed an application with the Chinese intellectual property office for a patent that describes support for dual-SIM card feature in a phone. (more...)
Samsung Elec unveils Galaxy S8 armed with voice assistance, face recognition
- March 31, 2017

Samsung says it's considering bringing the recalled units back to market. The new S8 phones go on sale April 21. Since both handsets now feature a larger viewfinder thanks to their increased screen sizes and higher screen-to-body ratio, it means that you will be able to view even more detail and snap accordingly. (more...)
Samsung debuts new VR content platform
- March 31, 2017

AT&T offers the same bundle, with the phone starting at Dollars 25 per month. Reviewers who have had the chance to play with the Gear VR controller seem pleased. Users will also be able to enjoy a range of premium made-for-VR series including Invisible, a supernatural drama which follows a mysterious American family, directed by Doug Liman, the director behind The Bourne Identity. (more...)
Cyclone Debbie barrels through northern QLD, two missing men found
- March 31, 2017

The cyclone is expected to continue to weaken today, but heavy rain is expected to continue. Despite Debbie losing power when it finally made landfall on Tuesday, the region is still being subjected to intense winds and strong rainfall, up to 20 inches, according to the BBC , leading to flash fooding which can be equally unsafe for residents. (more...)
Fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, say scientists Fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, say scientists
- March 31, 2017

Standing at more than 2m (6ft) high and 9m (29ft) long, the carnivorous Daspletosaurus horneri - which means Horner's frightful lizard - would have been a fearsome predator. If they had any boney traces (osteological correlates), he looked for those in fossil specimens. The Tyrannosaurus Rex has always been seen as the ultimate tough guy of the dinosaur kingdom, but scientists have found the predators may have been into snuggling. (more...)
Samsung's Virtual Assistant Bixby To Be launched With Galaxy S8
- March 31, 2017

According to Samsung, the company has created Bixby in an effort to overcome the current fundamental limitations of the human-to-machine interface used by smartphone owners each and every day. When the number of supported voice commands gets larger, most users are cognitively challenged to remember the exact form of the voice commands. However, Bixby's Cognitive Tolerance will apparently overcome these limitations as the AI will be capable of understanding even commands that are incomplete, ... (more...)
Active Volume Stock: Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Active Volume Stock: Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)
- March 31, 2017

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $1.43 per share for the current quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 16,679 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer's stock worth $296,000 after buying an additional 1,548 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Sharknado? Australian Cyclone Leaves Behind Shark in Puddle
- March 31, 2017

The shark was found about 8 miles from the coast near the town of Ayr. But the discovery of a huge dead bull shark in floodwaters near Ayr, just south of Townsville, is likely to give some residents pause. Stay out of floodwater. "Think again!" the agency tweeted, including a picture of the mud-covered bull shark in the middle of a road. He says the shark is "the talk of the town" and many locals have turned out to touch it. (more...)
Microsoft has its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft has its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S8
- March 31, 2017

If you are looking at a particular photo on your phone, and think it is something you want to share with your friend, you can simply say, Bixby, share this with Cindy. DJ Koh, the head of Samsung's mobile division, opened Wednesday's presentation by acknowledging that it has been a hard year for the company. This year too is no different. (more...)
Donald Trump revives threat to change libel laws for the press Donald Trump revives threat to change libel laws for the press
- March 31, 2017

He did not say which particular story prompted the tirade, though the paper has been reporting regularly on the Russian hacking investigations and Thursday had stories about Trump leaving science jobs vacant and going after Freedom Caucus members over the healthcare bill, as well as reports on the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian hacking and Ivanka Trump becoming a federal employee. (more...)
Music Industry Posts Strong $7.7B Rev Gain Music Industry Posts Strong $7.7B Rev Gain
- March 31, 2017

After years of stagnant growth and declines in traditional sales, the USA music industry has showed signs that it has begun to successfully adapt to the digital age. Revenue from paid subscriptions for those services more than doubled - as a outcome - to $2.5 billion from $1.2 billion. The industry banked another $220.3 million dollars previous year from those limited paid memberships. (more...)
Destiny 2 is coming to the PC, Bungie confirms Destiny 2 is coming to the PC, Bungie confirms
- March 31, 2017

Bungie has confirmed that, while you'll be able to carry your character's looks over from the first installment, you're progression and gear won't make the move. Destiny 2 takes place following the events of Destiny . The broadcast will showcase "a variety of fun, action-oriented activities within Destiny 2 , and will highlight the brand-new, epic adventure waiting for players". (more...)
Elon Musk's next big project: Linking human brains and computers Elon Musk's next big project: Linking human brains and computers
- March 31, 2017

It seems space exploration is not enough; Elon Musk created a new firm that aims to connect the human brain to computers. Researchers have always feared that one day AI will become so powerful that it will begin to dominate human race and pose a threat to mankind. (more...)

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