Science


NASA spacewalking suits in short supply, report finds NASA spacewalking suits in short supply, report finds
- April 28, 2017

However, in early 2010, then US President Barack had cancelled NASA's Constellation program. After examining these spacesuit development efforts, we question NASA's decision to continue funding a contract associated with the Constellation Program after cancellation of that Program and a recommendation made by Johnson Space Center officials in 2011 to cancel the contract. (more...)
Amazing Earth-sized planet dubbed the 'iceball' discovered by NASA Amazing Earth-sized planet dubbed the 'iceball' discovered by NASA
- April 28, 2017

This finding has aided the astronomers by helping them in understanding more about the various types of planetary systems present outside our solar system as well as the distribution of planets in our galaxy. The Spitzer team received an OGLE alert, which suggested that the possibility of a planetary discovery from this phenomenon was quite high. Using this data, they were able to approximate the planet's size and orbit distance. (more...)
Donald Trump backs down on Mexican border wall funding Donald Trump backs down on Mexican border wall funding
- April 28, 2017

Because Trump is insistent that the border wall be built, the threat of cutting the cost-sharing reduction subsidies was also part of a plan to force Democrats to agree on a budget that included money earmarked for that specific goal. Without the payments, health insurers would likely pull out of the Obamacare marketplace and could leave many Americans without a choice of insurers, but the payments are politically fraught. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus To Launch In India Today
- April 28, 2017

We don't have the details of the official invitation yet, but the launch event will take place in New Delhi at 12 Noon IST. The Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are successors to last year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, come with a near edge-to-edge design, an unusual 18.5:9 "Infinity" display and Samsung's proprietary Bixby virtual assistant. (more...)
Mysterious spike in humpback whale deaths on Atlantic Coast Mysterious spike in humpback whale deaths on Atlantic Coast
- April 28, 2017

In all, 41 dead humpback whales have washed ashore between ME and North Carolina since January 2016, almost three times more humpback deaths along that stretch than in an average year. A dead whale washed up on the beach in Toms River. "And then larger vessels, they appear to be in the form of blunt trauma - hemorrhaging or broken bones". (more...)
An outpost on the moon? An outpost on the moon?
- April 28, 2017

Water that is either brought along on missions or gathered in situ-on the moon or at Mars for example-is enriched with nutrient salts, and flows continuously through plant root systems. The prototypes are cylindrical structures that measure 18 feet in length and are more than 8 feet in diameter. "We've been successful in using electric LED (light emitting diode) lighting to grow plants", noted Wheeler. (more...)
Microsoft's Q3 strong as commercial cloud revenue hits $15.2 billion run rate
- April 28, 2017

Microsoft has invested heavily in its Intelligent Cloud services over the last few years, and along with rolling improvements to its Office platform and the addition of new productivity tools, its strong focus on business and enterprise customers is continuing to generate impressive results for the company. (more...)
Dead 43-foot whale washes up on beach at New Jersey shore Dead 43-foot whale washes up on beach at New Jersey shore
- April 27, 2017

The animal might have been a Sei (SAY) whale, but its condition made even that determination hard to make. A dead 43-foot-long whale lies on the sand in Toms River N.J. Public works crews then used front-end loaders to drag and carry the pieces away. In March, a humpback whale died in the Delaware River, and another was found on Long Beach Island in January. (more...)
Days in Space: Astronaut Peggy Whitson's Groundbreaking Record
- April 27, 2017

That record was set previous year by Jeffrey Williams. As part of the celebration, Whitson got a special phone call from President Donald Trump. Whitson set the record for most cumulative days in space, surpassing Astronaut Jeff Williams' record of 534 days. (more...)
Venezuela Announces Withdrawal From OAS Venezuela Announces Withdrawal From OAS
- April 27, 2017

Maduro himself took to Twitter to state, "The Venezuela Bolivarian Revolutionary and Chavistas will continue marching toward our true independence, and nothing and nobody will stop us". The latest mass anti-government protests started in early April after Venezuela's Supreme Court made a decision to take on the legislative functions of the National Assembly. (more...)
Trump to order review of national monuments
- April 27, 2017

Members of a coalition of five Western tribes that pushed for the Bears Ears National Monument said they're outraged the administration will review a decision they say was already carefully vetted by the Obama administration, including a multi-day visit last summer by then-Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. (more...)
Profits Surge; Landmark Dividend; No to Holding Company Structure — Samsung Electronics
- April 27, 2017

Problem is, details have remained slimmed since this day in late March regarding just how much this device will cost, where it'll be sold, and when it may launch. The S8 and S8 Plus with larger screens went on sale last week with strong pre-orders. "Looking ahead to the second quarter, the company expects to achieve growth on the back of continued robust memory performance together with improved earnings from the mobile business" following the global rollout of the new Galaxy S8 smartphone, ... (more...)
Check Out Seven New Fighters in Latest Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Gameplay Check Out Seven New Fighters in Latest Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Gameplay
- April 27, 2017

Apart from the recently added eight characters, Capcom has already confirmed that Captain America, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Mega Man X, Morrigan Aensland, and Ryu will also be in the game. In addition to this recent trailer, details on the game's pre-orders and special editions have also been released. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be available in a regular Edition, a Deluxe Edition which will include all of the previously mentioned bonus DLC and a pretty expensive but awesome looking ... (more...)
Arkansas carries out first double execution in USA since 2000
- April 27, 2017

The state of Arkansas executed two men, Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, late last night (24 April 2017) - the first double execution in the U.S. for 17 years. They "did not wait 5 minutes to perform the consciousness check". "The U.S. Supreme Court denied those claims without comment". Phillips was strangled to death with a coffee pot cord while her 11-year-old daughter Lacey was tied to a chair. (more...)
Notable movements of Stock: Sirius XM Holdings Inc.'s (SIRI)
- April 27, 2017

Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and issued a $5.85 price objective on shares of Sirius XM Holdings in a research report on Thursday, April 13th. posted earnings of $0.05 per share in the same quarter a year ago. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.48 and lower end at 0.11 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.04. (more...)
VW eyes possible sale of motorbike brand Ducati VW eyes possible sale of motorbike brand Ducati
- April 27, 2017

The business news publication also states that VW has already started contacting potential buyers to gauge interest in Ducati . The superbike brand stands at a rough valuation of 1.5 billion Euros which is nearly 15 times of its core earnings. (more...)
US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 per cent'
- April 27, 2017

North Korea's failed missile test on Sunday provides an opportunity for the United States to press for more stringent sanctions and for China to demonstrate its willingness to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. The American-Chinese effort seeks to "get this under control and aim for the denuclearised Korean peninsula" desired by China, the US, South Korea and Japan, he said as he flew to the Middle East for a tour. (more...)
US sets up missile defence in South Korea as North shows power
- April 27, 2017

The top U.S. Commander in the Pacific Admiral Harry Harris said on Wednesday the THAAD system would be operational "in coming days" bolstering the ability to defend the U.S. But when Defense News pointed out almost a week later that the carrier had sailed south instead of north and remained 3,500 miles away, an uproar ensued, with abundant accusations that the US had made an empty military threat. (more...)
Bill Nye: Should Parents Be Penalized For Having 'Extra Kids?'
- April 27, 2017

An obviously exasperated Nye responded: "What he claims to not understand is the rate.it's the speed at which we're adding carbon dioxide". "They grow better with more carbon dioxide, and you can see the greening of the earth already from the additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere", he explained. (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII announced with new trailer Call of Duty: WWII announced with new trailer
- April 27, 2017

Well, this isn't really a surprise, considering the franchise where the title came. Multiplayer in Call of Duty: WW2 supports up to 48 players, but this is probably the number of players that can fit into the Headquarters social space. As more of your squad dies on the battlefield , it may be harder to get the boost you need. On Friday, November 3, Call of Duty®: WWII players will enlist in an unforgettable journey of brotherhood across the European theatre in a mission vital to the ... (more...)

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