Science


Apple to Begin Testing Self-Driving Car Technology in California
- April 15, 2017

The permit allows Apple to begin testing up to three 2015 Lexus SUVs similar to the type that Google uses for its autonomous cars. Apple is now the 30th company to have such a permit in California. Apple must also submit an annual report on disengagements, or every time a human driver takes over for the self-driving system. Speculation surrounding an Apple automotive project has been bubbling for years, with Apple keeping a tight lid on its plans. (more...)
Jupiter and Saturn's moons are ocean worlds Jupiter and Saturn's moons are ocean worlds
- April 15, 2017

The Cassini space probe detected hydrogen coming from Saturn's moon, Enceladus , which suggests alien life could develop there, according to NASA . Cassini has detected hydrogen molecules in vapor plumes emanating from cracks in the surface of Enceladus, a small ocean moon coated in a thick layer of ice, the U.S. (more...)
White House decides against releasing visitor records
- April 15, 2017

As required by law, the Trump administration will continue to make public visitor information for meetings with budget, USA trade and three other offices within the White House complex in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. "By instituting historic restrictions on lobbying to close the revolving door, expanding and elevating ethics within the White House Counsel's office, and opening the White House Press Briefing Room to media outlets that otherwise can not gain access, the Trump ... (more...)
Russia blocks condemnation of gas attack
- April 15, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson battled to overcome differences with his Russian opposite number Wednesday, but they remained split over an alleged chemical attack in Syria after talks in Moscow . U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson echoed that comment after meetings with Russian leaders in Moscow , saying that relations are at a low point with a low level of trust. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 to launch without Bixby voice assistant
- April 15, 2017

Samsung now says that Bixby Voice will arrive later this spring. Samsung recently launched its much anticipated smartphone, the Galaxy S8 at an event in NY. Many leading tech reporters and industry analysts, however, have speculated that this may just be the latest in a series of misfortunes to have hit Samsung . (more...)
Life in Ocean of Saturn's Moon, Enceladus?
- April 15, 2017

We might be nearer to an answer to this question, suggests new evidence obtained from NASA's Cassini mission: a team of Cassini researchers have found a region on a moon of Saturn , Enceladus, that contains ingredients required for the occurrence of life. (more...)
Arsenal 'reach agreement with Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac' Arsenal 'reach agreement with Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac'
- April 15, 2017

The highly-rated fullback has been a stand-out performer for the Bundesliga club this season and would be a terrific signing but the Blues face fierce competition for the 23-year-old from Arsenal and Manchester City. A Bosnian global who is able to play at left-back, centre-back or in defensive midfield, Kolasinac's versatility is likely to be the main reason why Arsene Wenger feels he'd be a worthy addition to the first team squad. (more...)
Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's Fastest Selling Console in History
- April 15, 2017

From there, the player can switch their current loadout with whatever is stored on the Amiibo figure. Timing of release is a major factor here. On the Direct stream event, Nintendo has confirmed that the Switch version of " Minecraft " will come with full support for both online and local multiplayer mode. (more...)
Sonia, Rahul greet nation on Ambedkar Jayanti Sonia, Rahul greet nation on Ambedkar Jayanti
- April 14, 2017

The Prime Minister will visit Nagpur to inaugurate a number of projects on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti on Friday. "I am extremely honoured to be visiting Nagpur tomorrow, on the very special occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti", Modi tweeted yesterday. (more...)
Lower Earnings Estimates for stock: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated's (HBAN)
- April 14, 2017

Further, FirstMerit deal is expected to result in $255 million of annualized cost savings. In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. (more...)
Scientists Find Signs That Saturn's Moon Enceladus Might Be Hospitable To Life
- April 14, 2017

NASA may have found the ingredients for sustainable life on Saturn's moon, Enceladus. The discovery means that microbes - if any exist there - could obtain energy by combining the hydrogen with carbon dioxide dissolved in the water. The Cassini spacecraft perceived the presence of hydrogen in the gas plumes and other materials, which were emanating from Enceladus. A press conference viewer, asking questions of the scientists via Twitter , asked if NASA was talking about bacteria or ... (more...)
KNWA - April is distracted driving awareness month KNWA - April is distracted driving awareness month
- April 14, 2017

Distracted driving is an epidemic in Louisiana. You can also visit the official government website combating distracted driving, www.distraction.gov, and print out a pledge form for your teen to sign and keep in the vehicle, to remind them not to use their phone while driving. (more...)
Star Wars creator pays 'touching' tribute to Carrie Fisher Star Wars creator pays 'touching' tribute to Carrie Fisher
- April 14, 2017

To thunderous applause, Ford made a surprise - unannounced - appearance, hugging his original trilogy co-stars, while taking jabs about his recent piloting woes from Davis. They're one in a billion. The multiplayer battle reveal also indicated that the game will include all known eras of the "Star Wars" franchise. However, it did not give away what role she will be playing in " Star Wars: The Last Jedi ". (more...)
Sydney boy shot 'execution style' in his bed Sydney boy shot 'execution style' in his bed
- April 14, 2017

He was in a critical condition when police arrived at the Glenfield home on Friday morning and was taken to The Children's Hospital in Westmead. He may still be armed and is described as being 18 to 20 years old with a thin build, police say. (more...)
Apple receives permit in California to test self-driving cars: DMV Apple receives permit in California to test self-driving cars: DMV
- April 14, 2017

The California DMV updated its website on Friday, adding Apple to over 30 other companies testing self-driving vehicles in the state, including Tesla and Google. Apple has not commented on the application for a permit, but a spokesperson instead referred to a previous statement that said Apple continues to invest in autonomous technology, AI, and machine learning. (more...)
Amazon makes its awesome mic system available to third-party developers Amazon makes its awesome mic system available to third-party developers
- April 14, 2017

Amazon might consider that it's a risk worth taking to make Alexa the dominant voice interface, giving Amazon increased presence in every household. In their official release, they suggest that wireless speakers, sound bars, smart home hubs, and home entertainment systems will be right on target. There is now no info on manufacturers who've already got their hands on the dev kit but you can apply for the program and request an invite , if interested. (more...)
Scientists capture first image of dark matter web Scientists capture first image of dark matter web
- April 14, 2017

Results show the dark matter filament bridge is strongest between systems less than 40 million light years apart. "For decades, researchers have been predicting the existence of dark-matter filaments between galaxies that act like a web-like superstructure connecting galaxies together", said Mike Hudson, a professor of astronomy at the University of Waterloo . (more...)
NASA announces that Saturn's moon could support life
- April 14, 2017

The "exciting" discovery was made after the space probe Cassini flew through spray bursting from the moon's cracked icy surface. NASA and others are quick to point out this latest discovery does not mean there's life on Enceladus (ehn-SEHL'-uh-duhs), but that there may be conditions favorable for life. (more...)
Switch Console Sets Record Launch Sales for Nintendo, Says NPD
- April 14, 2017

It's also "one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time " for any company, Nintendo said . It is no secret that Payday 2 has pretty much been abandon in the other consoles and since the game has so many bugs that have not been fixed yet, why would they want to port to the Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Saturn's moon boasts all the ingredients for life
- April 14, 2017

One of Saturn's small, white moons has the ideal conditions for life in its icy crust-covered ocean. The hydrogen in the sub-surface ocean could combine with carbon dioxide molecules in a process known as "methanogenesis", which creates a by-product of methane. (more...)

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