Science


Space station supply ship at launch pad honors John Glenn
- April 19, 2017

EDT April 18, 2017, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. "It's great, I mean, to be able to get in there and experience that 360-degree view", said Vern Thorp, a program manager for rocket maker United Launch Alliance . (more...)
Facebook CEO sees augmented reality's future in the camera
- April 19, 2017

Augmented reality has been in the air for some time and got its first big hit previous year with Pokémon Go, a game in which users use their smartphones to chase digital creatures through the real world. " Facebook is building something incredibly forward-thinking as it rethinks how people experience deeply human emotions in virtual reality", raved TechCrunch. (more...)
Yemen war needs a political solution - US defense secretary Yemen war needs a political solution - US defense secretary
- April 19, 2017

The Saudi-led coalition gives priority to the protection of civilians amid ongoing war in Yemen, Saudi general Ahmed Asiri, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi group, said in an interview broadcast Sunday by the television channel Al-Arabiya. (more...)
AMD's new RX 500 series promises affordable, yet capable gaming performance AMD's new RX 500 series promises affordable, yet capable gaming performance
- April 19, 2017

Though it is based on the same chip, the Radeon RX 570 has four of the CUs disabled in the GPU (32 are active) and has 2048 active shader processors. I landed back on Earth when the title of the next email mentioned the RX 500 series. In essence, RX-500 is a refresh of the existing RX-400 series, which is something not so uncommon in AMD's strategy. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg Presents Facebook's F8 Keynote Speech
- April 19, 2017

Facebook is reportedly planning to add more features in the current year's conference, according to Fastcompany.com. It even showed off how it envisions the world could be social in VR. Called Workplace Standard (the paid version is Workplace Premium), the product was in a testing phase when it was announced in early April. It comprises of two creative tools namely, Frame Studio and AR Studio . (more...)
Atlas V rocket set for launch
- April 19, 2017

NASA is going to provide a unique view of today's launch of an Atlas V rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station - 360-degree video . The live 360 stream will be on the NASA Television YouTube channel and will start 10 minutes before lift off. The launch window opens at 11:11 a.m and weather remains favorable. (more...)
US F-22s intercept Russian bombers off Alaska coast US F-22s intercept Russian bombers off Alaska coast
- April 19, 2017

Fox News claimed that the F-22 Raptor aircraft had escorted the Russian Bears for approximately 12 minutes. The Russian bombers stayed in worldwide airspace. North American Aerospace Defence Command monitors air approaches to North America and defends the airspace. Fox News said Tuesday that the Russian Bears had flown within 100 miles of the Alaskan Kodiak Island's. (more...)
Nintendo Europe Confirms NES Mini Will Be Discontinued In Europe Too Nintendo Europe Confirms NES Mini Will Be Discontinued In Europe Too
- April 18, 2017

Nintendo will be discontinuing their very popular and very limited Nintendo NES Classic Edition production. It was a good first draft, but Nintendo can (and I believe inevitably will) improve on it. Besides, each cartridge could store only so much data, which forced programmers to make the games especially hard so the player could remain interested in the title for a long time. (more...)
United Airlines issues a new policy requiring crews to be booked sooner United Airlines issues a new policy requiring crews to be booked sooner
- April 18, 2017

It comes after an incident which saw a passenger dragged off an overbooked flight in Chicago. Chicago aviation authorities were called, and the chaos that ensued was recorded by passengers. "We saw positive trends in the revenue environment in the quarter and are optimistic about the year ahead", United president Scott Kirby said. The airline industry policy of overbooking flights is well-known but removing passengers after boarding is largely unheard of, especially when they do not ... (more...)
PayPal teams up with Android Pay for mobile payments
- April 18, 2017

At the time, the company described this effort as "a new PayPal " that is "actively partnering across the digital payments landscape". The search giant's Google Wallet failed to gain traction, and its Android Pay faces competition from Apple. (more...)
North Korea will regularly test missiles North Korea will regularly test missiles
- April 18, 2017

Its aim is to be able to put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach targets around the world, including the US. China and North Korea maintain "normal contacts, including normal business contacts", said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang, when asked about the trucks. (more...)
Renaissance Investment Group LLC Has $228000 Position in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Renaissance Investment Group LLC Has $228000 Position in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)
- April 18, 2017

Insiders have sold 75,460 shares of company stock valued at $11,975,503 over the last 90 days. First Personal Financial Services increased its stake in UnitedHealth Group by 36.9% in the third quarter. UnitedHealth Group's dividend payout ratio is now 33.47%. If you are viewing this news story on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA & worldwide copyright and trademark law. (more...)
Life in Solar System Nearly Possible on Two Moons Life in Solar System Nearly Possible on Two Moons
- April 18, 2017

According to NASA and JPL, the Cassini spacecraft detected a flow of hydrogen gas into the sub-surface ocean on the icy moon Enceladus. The results are the strongest indication yet that Enceladus has all the conditions needed for life to form. (more...)
Russian state-run TV says Trump more risky than Kim Jong
- April 18, 2017

President Donald Trump is more unsafe and unpredictable than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . He added that Trump's decision to launch a missile strike against Syria, a Russian ally, and to drop a giant bomb on Afghanistan had prompted a U-turn in Russian opinion. (more...)
NASA reveals discoveries on 'ocean worlds' in our solar system!
- April 18, 2017

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, called Saturn's moon Enceladus "the closest we've come" to identifying a planet with the necessary ingredients for a habitable planet. Another plume was also found on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons that's covered in ice and has twice as much ocean as Earth underneath that surface. The researchers have yet to find phosphorus and sulfur in the ocean, but they suspect them to be there because the ... (more...)
North Korea puts military muscle on show
- April 18, 2017

Kishida said that Japan needs "to be fully prepared to take various measures". An official from South Korea's Unification Ministry, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules, confirmed that the man was Kim Won Hong and said his appearance shows he has been reinstated from a "purge state". (more...)
Apple plans to test self-drivings cars in California
- April 18, 2017

Assuming Apple has been conducting successful Project Titan tests on closed tracks, the next logical step it to move to public roads where there are far more variables for a auto to cope with. The list, which can be viewed on the website for California's Department of Motor Vehicles, was updated on April 14, with " Apple Inc." having been newly added. (more...)
Samsung Elec's Q1 OP near $9 bn on strong chip sales
- April 18, 2017

At its unveiling in NY last month, the large-screened Galaxy S8, which incorporates a native virtual assistant, won widespread praise. Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong denied on Friday bribery allegations at his first court hearing in connection to the influence-peddling scandal that end of previous year lead to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, state media reported. (more...)
Tesla's Next New Vehicle Will Debut in September Tesla's Next New Vehicle Will Debut in September
- April 18, 2017

The CEO congratulated the Tesla Semi team for doing "an incredible job". However, Lutz believes that every electric auto maker sells vehicles at a loss as upside pricing are limited which puts a ceiling on the price. Its shares climbed as much as 3.6 percent and traded at $304.54 as of 3:23 p.m.in NY, valuing the company at about $49.7 billion. As Tesla gains moderated, however, GM regained its status. (more...)
Whatever happened to Trump's tax returns?
- April 18, 2017

A petition demanding Trump release his tax returns garnered more than 1 million signatures. He added, "We are under the same audit that existed so nothing has changed". Violence breaks out between the supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump Trump and anti-Trump protestors during a free speech rally in Berkeley, Calif., on March 4, 2017. (more...)

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