Science


Why Comet Oxygen is Bad for the Search for Aliens Why Comet Oxygen is Bad for the Search for Aliens
- November 01, 2015

The find came as a "big surprise", and challenges mainstream theories on the formation of our Solar System, said scientist Andre Bieler of the University of Michigan. So as we look toward other stars and develop the ability to look, with a higher precision, at the spectroscopic signature of the light reflected and absorbed by distant planetary atmospheres, how do we know that atmosphere isn't being polluted with the debris ejected by passing comets? Yet, a few scientists not involved in ... (more...)
LG V10 to begin shipping in key markets worldwide LG V10 to begin shipping in key markets worldwide
- November 01, 2015

United States carriers like AT&T , Verizon and T-Mobile are already carrying the new smart phone. The LG V10 is also said to be the first smart phone to meet SanDisk's criteria for Extreme Photo Imaging Capabilities (EPIC). There's another unique feature on the front, as the V10 integrates two 5-megapixel cameras, one with an 80-degree lens for single-person portraits and the other with a 120-degree lens to fit more elements or people into selfies. (more...)
Senate Approves Controversial Cyber-Security Bill Senate Approves Controversial Cyber-Security Bill
- November 01, 2015

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), a CISA co-sponsor, fired right back. As it stands now, not only will companies and the federal government be able to swap the PIIs of any American caught up in a major cyber attack, neither those affected nor the media will be able to inquire as to what actually happened, eliminating any sort of governmental transparency in these matters. (more...)
Apple offering Apple Watch discount in select stores Apple offering Apple Watch discount in select stores
- November 01, 2015

It will eventually happen, but it may take longer than usual, especially if the company finds new ways to innovate. The new $50 discount includes the  iPhone 6S  and iPhone 6S Plus. Like we mentioned above, rop costs $0.99 on a regular day, but for one whole week, courtesy  Apple , you can download the title for a brilliant  price  of FREE. (more...)
Michael Fassbender: Who better to portray Steve Jobs? Michael Fassbender: Who better to portray Steve Jobs?
- November 01, 2015

Fassbender poked fun at Kutcher’s film during a press conference at the  New York  Film Festival on Saturday, where the film screened as the centerpiece presentation. The film's frame takes the form of three crucial product presentations that launched Jobs to the forefront of technological culture, spanning from 1984 to 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. (more...)
Corinthian Colleges ordered to pay $531M in student loans Corinthian Colleges ordered to pay $531M in student loans
- October 31, 2015

The judge ruled Wednesday the now-defunct Corinthian "engaged in deceptive practices" by misleading students about their career outlook. More than 60% of students defaulted on the Genesis loans within three years, the judgment said. Corinthian had 74,000 students as of March 2014. The CFPB posted a page with detailed information for current and former students. "If they were lying to people about private loans", Nassirian said, "they were lying about federal loans". (more...)
Feds say WA drivers licenses won't be good enough for airport security Feds say WA drivers licenses won't be good enough for airport security
- October 31, 2015

A letter from the Department of Homeland Security was sent Monday to the state Department of Licensing notifying the agency of the decision. Other states, including California, issue drivers licenses to people without documentation, but the licenses and identification cards indicate that the identification card is not valid for federal purposes. (more...)
Massive fissure mysteriously opens in Wyoming mountains Massive fissure mysteriously opens in Wyoming mountains
- October 31, 2015

It is believed an underground spring may be to blame for the landslide. Dave Petley, writing on the American Geophysical Union's "Landslide Blog", concurred it is likely that water "did play a role" but said that doesn't mean this was a sudden thing. (more...)
Scientists: Warming ocean factor in collapse of cod fishery Scientists: Warming ocean factor in collapse of cod fishery
- October 30, 2015

Cod is a cold-water fish, and its population is only around 3 to 4 percent of sustainable levels. The report gives credence to the idea - supported by advocacy groups, fishing managers, and even a few fishermen - that climate change has played a role in cod's collapse. (more...)
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) Stock Tumbles After Weak Earnings Guidance Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) Stock Tumbles After Weak Earnings Guidance
- October 30, 2015

Excluding items, the company earned 62 cents per share, higher than the average analyst estimate of 57 cents. Total revenue rose 11 percent to $551 million, topping analysts' expectations of $550.3 million. The company, whose customers include Audi, MTV Networks and Autodesk Inc, said on Tuesday that it expected lower revenue from three of its largest USA media accounts. (more...)
Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia weakens to tropical storm as it batters Mexico Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia weakens to tropical storm as it batters Mexico
- October 29, 2015

Flooding streets and battering buildings, Patricia hit land as a Category 5 hurricane on Friday evening before grinding inland. People snapped selfies next to a sculpture overlooking the sea and business owners swept sidewalks as they would on any morning. (more...)
Nissan Reveals Slightly Higher Price for Refreshed 2016 Altima Nissan Reveals Slightly Higher Price for Refreshed 2016 Altima
- October 29, 2015

The 2016 Altima will be available in a whopping seven trim levels, but a lot of them carry over from the previous year. Then, to enhance the feel of the engine, Nissan included the Xtronic transmission's D-step logic, which stimulates automatic transmission shift points (since the Xtronic is a continuously variable transmission, which otherwise wouldn't have any shift points).  The 2.5-liter models feature an 182-horsepower 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine. (more...)
Super Mario Maker DLC Update Super Mario Maker DLC Update
- October 29, 2015

Super Mario Maker  will get its first software update of significance on November 4th, will bring forth additions like mid-level checkpoints, power-up merging, and event courses. You'll also be able to "attach" power-ups to make them contingent upon Mario's current state-so if you smack a mushroom on a fire flower and put them together in a box. (more...)
Verizon Launches IoT Open Developer Platform, Thingspace Verizon Launches IoT Open Developer Platform, Thingspace
- October 29, 2015

At the core of Verizon's new IoT portfolio is the ThingSpace platform, a web-based solution invented to help developers test, manage and market their IoT-based solutions. Cost and power consumption often influence the choice of a network. As one of two dominant wireless operators in the United States, Verizon has an interest in helping IoT grow. (more...)
Natural Gas Hasn't Hit Bottom Yet Natural Gas Hasn't Hit Bottom Yet
- October 29, 2015

Duke offered $60 in cash for each Piedmont share, representing a premium of about 42 percent premium to the stock's Friday close. "Development of new sources of natural gas has produced a long-term decline in prices", said Kentucky PSC Chairman Jim Gardner. (more...)
Large Hypercarnivore Packs Were Key to Shaping the Pleistocene Ecosystem Large Hypercarnivore Packs Were Key to Shaping the Pleistocene Ecosystem
- October 29, 2015

Leading the other researchers, a UCLA evolutionary biologist, Blaire Van Valkenburgh stated , that the lions of those age were much larger than those of today, and so were able to attack and kill a number of giant ground sloths and mastodons among others; and this prevented the large herbivores from overrunning the Pleistocene ecosystem which ended almost 11,700 years ago. (more...)
Limited Surface Pro 4 availability today Limited Surface Pro 4 availability today
- October 28, 2015

But it also has a huge two-story video wall showcasing Microsoft's offerings. Apple's influence is clear, but there are enough unique elements here to satisfy Microsoft fans, and hopefully make a few new ones too. The store is the biggest of Microsoft's 110 retail stores thus far. "The Dell Experience at the Microsoft Store", as it's being called, already stocks brand new products like the XPS 12, 13, and 15 - all of them running a Signature, bloat-free version of Windows 10. (more...)
Google's Frightgeist lists top 5 trending Halloween costumes in Indianapolis Google's Frightgeist lists top 5 trending Halloween costumes in Indianapolis
- October 28, 2015

If you want to be in on this year's hottest costumes, you might want to look into those, or the top five or ten following those three. Celebrating at Halloween has most people handing out treats to the young "trick or treaters" who come knocking at the doors and they are sometimes greeted by a costumed householder and lit up jack-o'-lanterns and carved pumpkins. (more...)
Whale 'playing' with seal captured on camera Whale 'playing' with seal captured on camera
- October 28, 2015

Walker told : "We do a ton of whale watching, but this is fairly rare". "This group of whales is known as the T69s, with the lone male in the group making the spectacular kill on the harbour seal". "You see in the video where he goes upside down and attempts once, twice and third time was the charm", said Soberg recalling the physical power of the killer whale. (more...)
'WWE 2K16' news: Mobile Creation Studio app, revised Universe mode features 'WWE 2K16' news: Mobile Creation Studio app, revised Universe mode features
- October 28, 2015

Well, it seems that 2K is fully aware of the hype building up the game as they tease fans with another trailer, named "Bonfire". Their faces were filled with determination to win the next match. Good news!, in the upcoming title the developers already removed numerous restrictions that have been placed in the Universe mode. New Moves Pack ($3.99): The Player has access to over 30 new moves, including the Corner Enzuigiri (made popular by WWE Diva Nikki Bella), Avalanche Ram (made popular by ... (more...)

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