Science


NewsFix in Space: NASA announces possible life on another planet
- April 16, 2017

What are the primary ingredients that are needed for a place to sustain life? . The discovery means that microbes - if any exist there - could obtain energy by combining the hydrogen with carbon dioxide dissolved in the water. Although Cassini hasn't yet shown presence of phosphorus and sulfur in the ocean, scientists suspect them to be, since the rocky core of Enceladus is thought to be chemically similar to meteorites that contain the two elements. (more...)
Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware
- April 16, 2017

The leaks provided information showing that SWIFT bureau in the Middle East, EastNet, made some very poor security choices, which would've allowed the NSA to easily attack essentially all of the banks on the network, as soon as they had compromised the first one. (more...)
Nintendo Set New Records With Switch's First Month Of US Sales Nintendo Set New Records With Switch's First Month Of US Sales
- April 16, 2017

This one only affects the Nintendo Switch. Zelda fans purchased more than 925,000 copies of the game on the Switch, as well as almost 460,000 copies for the Wii U. Considering that the console launched on March 3, that's 28 days of potential sales - approximately 33,000 consoles were sold each day, on average. It is small but solid and comes with JoyCon controllers that can pack in quite a few tricks and punches. (more...)
Saturn's Moon Enceladus Could Have Conditions for Life
- April 16, 2017

The discovery was in revealed in a press conference on Thursday, April 13. NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, James Green, said: "We're pushing the frontiers". From these observations scientists were able to find that almost 98 percent of the gas in the plume is water, about 1 percent is hydrogen and the remaining is a mixture of other molecules including carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia. (more...)
Apple Reportedly Will Begin Testing Self-Driving Cars In California
- April 16, 2017

San Francisco - Apple plans to start testing self-driving cars on California roads, but it is not clear whether the world's most valuable tech company wants to design or build autonomous vehicle technology. Most major manufacturers, but also many technological groups are now working on autonomous vehicles , considered with the electric as the future of the automobile, with first series productions promised around 2020. (more...)
United Airlines boss says he won't resign United Airlines boss says he won't resign
- April 16, 2017

In the process, the passenger's mouth was hit and bled. Munoz's latest declarations come just days after he faced criticism for an initial email to employees in which he faulted Dao for being "disruptive and belligerent". "The expression of apology", Munoz said. He has since launched legal action and his lawyers filed court papers asking the airline and the city of Chicago to preserve evidence in the case. (more...)
Bixby delay will see Galaxy S8 ship without Samsung's voice assistant
- April 16, 2017

Samsung's voice-assistant Bixby will not ship with any of its voice control functionality at launch. "Key features of Bixby , including Vision, Home and Reminder, will be available with the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 on April 21". (more...)
There could be alien life on one of Saturn's moons
- April 16, 2017

It is already known that three crucial ingredients are required for life to exist - water, right chemical matters which are the building blocks of life like carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulphur and a source of energy for metabolism. (more...)
WATCH 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Official Teaser out, character revealed
- April 16, 2017

He said he assumed she was probably running options through her head on how she could escape before Luke Skywalker even opened that cell, and once he did, she quickly adapted to the situation. We also see few glimpses of a space battle between the Resistance and the First Order. She said: "I can tell you some things". "There was like Twix bars and junk food galore", he added, "Carrie was like, 'I was waiting for you to fail!" "I think it's one of the best things the animation division ... (more...)
Samsung Emphasizes Security and Convenience of S8 Biometrics
- April 16, 2017

However, those tests are done under ideal conditions, so the actual speeds in real-time might vary. A January report from the market research firm Kantar WorldpanelComTech said iPhone sales from September through December 2016 outperformed all of Samsung's top Android devices. (more...)
Apple is definitely testing self-driving cars, California DMV confirms
- April 16, 2017

Rumors of Apple's secret auto project first started circulating back in early 2015, when the Wall Street Journal reported that the company had hired hundreds of people to work on a minivan codenamed "Project Titan" to compete with Tesla's electric vehicles. (more...)
Local Christians mark Good Friday with walks and services Local Christians mark Good Friday with walks and services
- April 16, 2017

This journey was enacted by Sumit Teji of Premnagar. The Bible speaks about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus but nowhere did it mention any celebration after He was raised. "In fact, he said to the thief on the cross, 'Today you will be with me in paradise'". No, they believed, because they had seen the Lord. Later, they celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday. (more...)
Protesters in Texas seek release of Trump tax returns
- April 16, 2017

He said he was not aware of the tax returns demonstration when he planned the afternoon rally. Every United States president since Gerald Ford has released their tax returns to the public. The demonstrations, organized by a loose coalition of labor and left-leaning groups with various economic agendas, are meant to focus on Trump's refusal to disclose his tax-paying history, something his predecessors in the White House have done for more than 40 years. (more...)
Is Apple self-driving auto software coming? DMV permit suggests so
- April 16, 2017

And not just in a run-of-the-mill sedan: Apple is testing self-driving vehicles. Uber's permit was recently secured in March, but the company had been conducting rogue trials for a while. Instead, the automaker could focus on building the software and hardware to make cars and trucks self-driving. Although there have been a multitude of reports regarding Apple's secretive Project Titan over the past year, including some that indicated the company had scaled back its autonomous ... (more...)
Tale of the Tape: Pacers vs Cavaliers Tale of the Tape: Pacers vs Cavaliers
- April 16, 2017

Boston won in Golden State earlier this season but it's hard to imagine them actually beating the Warriors in a seven-game series. "At the end of the day, I'm not going to harp on what happened in the regular season through injuries, through bad losses, through good wins, through whatever the case may be", James said. (more...)
Is there life on Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus? Is there life on Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus?
- April 16, 2017

The Cassini spacecraft detected the hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy material spraying from Enceladus during its last, and deepest, dive through the plume on October 28, 2015. The new findings are an independent line of evidence that hydrothermal activity is taking place in the Enceladus ocean. Hydrogen levels were high enough to imply a continual source, and were consistent with hydrothermal activity. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Won't Launch With Bixby Voice
- April 16, 2017

As reported by Ars Technica , the new Samsung Galaxy S8 features offered a number of impressive upgrades of which the Samsung Bixby was a part. However, the flagship phone's Bixby feature seems to be the biggest fail yet for the South Korean smartphone giant as the voice assistant controls are not yet ready for its forthcoming release in the US. (more...)
Tesla semi-truck to officially appear in September Tesla semi-truck to officially appear in September
- April 16, 2017

According to the BBC , Tesla will reveal a pickup truck - called the Model P - within the next 18 to 24 months. But investors seem excited about Tesla's upcoming Model 3 vehicle, which could help make Tesla a more mainstream auto company instead of just a luxury electric vehicle maker. (more...)
Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has The 'Chemical Energy' To Support Life: NASA Reveals
- April 16, 2017

The data gathered by the Cassini aided scientists to determine that roughly 98 percent of the gas present in the plume is composed of water. If that is the case, then it is also reasonable to think that microbe life - if it exists - could be flourishing due to a process known as " methanogenesis ". (more...)
Samsung forecasts 48% profit surge in Q1 2017
- April 16, 2017

The good news for Samsung comes even in the wake of the explosive Galaxy Note 7 handsets and a political bribery and corruption scandal which is now on-going in South Korea. Samsung holds back details about each business division's performance until it posts the finalised earnings report later this month. However, analysts said the company was recovering fast from the recall fiasco, which caused operating profits in the IT and mobile segment to plunge. (more...)

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