Science


White House Calling! Astronaut Peggy Whitson Gets Congrats from President Trump & Ivanka
- April 28, 2017

Last month, after announcing sweeping cuts for much of the federal government, the president signed legislation authorising $19.5 billion in funding for NASA to help keep those plans on track. Dr. Peggy Whitson was seen standing with another astronaut who come in space last week, Col. Jack Fischer. Trump learns about space. Ms Whitson told the president that spaceflight takes a lot of time and money, so getting to Mars will require collaboration from other countries to succeed. (more...)
Acer Predator X27 and Predator Z271UV gaming monitors announced Acer Predator X27 and Predator Z271UV gaming monitors announced
- April 28, 2017

Supporting G-Sync HDR, 4K resolution, and rendering frames at a 144Hz refresh rate, you can rest assure that the Predator X27 will play games at a crisp resolution and run next-gen titles fluidly. In addition to the X27, Acer also revealed a new curved monitor, the Z271UV. It's extremely fast with up to a 1 ms response time that almost eliminates motion blur and supports overlocking up to 165Hz. (more...)
Baahubali 2: This Is Truly Historical Baahubali 2: This Is Truly Historical
- April 28, 2017

The city seemed to be caught in Baahubali storm on Wednesday as movie lovers raced from theaters to others in hope of getting the tickets for a weekend show. Movie lovers are alleging that it shows the greed of Baahubali makers. Now this mystery will be solved by S.S.Rajamouli. We all get to know that the film is viewing on April 28th, but those invited for the grand premier launch will be private that why Kattappa killed Baahubali a day earlier we have got a chance to get a glimpse of ... (more...)
Saturn's moon has nearly all conditions to support life
- April 28, 2017

A paper presented by researchers with NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn and Hubble Space Telescope reveal that Saturn's moon Enceladus possesses a form of chemical energy which can habitat life. The energy can be obtained from the combination of hydrogen and carbon dioxide dissolved in water. Tidal heating caused by the moon's interaction with Saturn's powerful gravity prevents the ocean from freezing. (more...)
Ann Coulter Says She Will Speak at Berkeley Despite the University's Cancellation Ann Coulter Says She Will Speak at Berkeley Despite the University's Cancellation
- April 28, 2017

The conservative commentator initially agreed to speak at Berkeley on April 27 after college Republicans invited her, but the school canceled on Wednesday citing threats of rioting and other violence. The attorney later contended that " Berkeley impermissibly has allowed a "heckler's veto" to suppress the free-speech rights of speakers properly invited by recognized student groups". (more...)
Atlus Revises Persona 5 Streaming Guidelines, Was Surprised By the Negative Reaction Atlus Revises Persona 5 Streaming Guidelines, Was Surprised By the Negative Reaction
- April 28, 2017

For those unfamiliar with the story, anyone who streamed beyond the original July 7 in-game date was officially warned by Atlus that they would face a potential channel strike or account suspension depending on their platform. Atlus has announced changes to its policy regarding Persona 5 streaming and apologized for the way it initially presented its guidelines. In other words, we went from one third of the game being streamable to its first eight ninths. (more...)
GameStop Will Restock More Nintendo Switch Units On April 28th
- April 28, 2017

Not to mention the produce that'll be wasted, since most Targets have grocery departments and playing Mario Kart without banana peels is simply impossible. "The most recent portable pre-Switch Mario Kart , Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS, runs at just 400 x 240 on a 4.88-inch screen on a 3DS XL (95.59 PPI)". (more...)
Didi set to raise US$6 billion, in race to expand overseas Didi set to raise US$6 billion, in race to expand overseas
- April 28, 2017

China Money Network reported yesterday that the Beijing-based company is valued at US$50 billion post-money, up from the US$34 billion valuation previous year. The business will use this money to finally come out of China and go global. Son probably likes the collaborative approach that Didi has undertaken, thus finding himself prepared for Didi's plans for global expansion and driverless cars. (more...)
After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish
- April 28, 2017

Le Pen took her campaign later to the Mediterranean city of Nice, where 86 people were killed in an Islamic extremist truck attack a year ago, and pledged to "tame" globalization and protect workers. Most of the protesters were peaceful, but a few clashed with the riot police ringing the crowds. Students blocked entrances to some high schools and marched through eastern Paris to the Bastille neighborhood, the heart of the 1789 French revolution. (more...)
South Korea's LG Elec reports best quarterly profit in nearly eight years
- April 28, 2017

This is an increase of 3.22 trillion won ($2.85 billion), 48 percent higher than the profit for the same quarter a year before. The stellar performance was led mainly by the semiconductor division that recorded 6.31 trillion won in operating profit for the first quarter and replaced historic high of 4.95 trillion won set in the previous quarter. (more...)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe pre-release tournament
- April 28, 2017

Landing on store shelves and the eShop this Friday, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is arguably the most anticipated Switch game of the year, save for Super Mario Odyssey. The Invincible Mario character can light up. If it's for anything important, we'll likely get an announcement for the live stream in the West sometime soon. (more...)
South Korea's LG Electronics reports best quarterly profit in nearly eight years
- April 28, 2017

Reflecting this, Samsung Electronics' second-quarter operating profit is now estimated at 12.2 trillion won, according to the survey conducted by Yonhap Infomax, the financial arm of Yonhap News Agency on 21 South Korean brokerage houses. (more...)
Bill O'Reilly show axed amid sexual harassment scandal Bill O'Reilly show axed amid sexual harassment scandal
- April 28, 2017

Dana Perino , who has been filling in for O'Reilly since he announced an extended break earlier this month , announced that he was no longer with the network. Bill O'Reilly in September 2004. NY magazine reported Wednesday that executives were preparing to announce O'Reilly's departure before his return from Italy and were holding emergency meetings to discuss how to sever the relationship without damaging the network. (more...)
How Facebook is fighting back against propaganda How Facebook is fighting back against propaganda
- April 28, 2017

The issue of "fake news" and propaganda battles on Facebook took over worldwide headlines following the election of President Donald Trump in the United States a year ago, especially after some of the falsified articles posted to the site were linked to the Russian government. (more...)
Great white shark feasts on dead humpback whale Great white shark feasts on dead humpback whale
- April 28, 2017

If Scarlet ends up on the shore, she may have to be cut up and hauled off like the whale that washed ashore at Trestles past year. Lifeguards floated the 16-metre whale back out to the open ocean, making it an easy lunch for the shark. "You got to have sympathy for them, but at this point, we're focusing on the task before us and we were just blown away on the impressive presence of such a large predator". (more...)
Uber's Levandowski to take smaller role in self-driving during Waymo lawsuit
- April 28, 2017

Travis Kalanick. Levandowski said in a note to staff Thursday that while the lawsuit is under way he is relinquishing his role as head of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group , which is overseeing development of autonomous vehicles. Uber bought that startup, Otto, last year. Uber has faced a tumultuous few months. Eric Meyhofer will take his place for the time being. Uber has denied wrongdoing in the case, and Mr Levandowski recently retained his own counsel, who have asked the court to ... (more...)
Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias
- April 28, 2017

Republicans in the state said it was an egregious abuse of executive power and have asked Trump to take the unusual step of reversing the designation, arguing it will stymie growth by closing the area to new commercial and energy development. (more...)
Samsung reports Q1 earnings: mobile down, components up, anxious about iPhone 8
- April 28, 2017

First quarter operating profit for Asia's most valuable company by market capitalization was $8.75 billion, matching Samsung's earlier guidance. The company invested a whopping 9.8 trillion won to build and upgrade factories - including 5 trillion won for chipmaking plants - during the period, and vowed to invest "far more than last year" throughout 2017 to maintain growth momentum. (more...)
Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon
- April 28, 2017

The stamp uses two photos, both taken by Arizona astrophysicist Fred Espenak, who's also known as Mr. Eclipse . The United States Postal Service is releasing a first-of-its-kind stamp that uses body heat to change images. The Postal Service notes that thermochromic inks are vulnerable to UV light, so you can't leave your mail out in the sun. Exhausted of telling friends and family about the total solar eclipse coming in August? The back of the stamp will have a map of the eclipse ... (more...)
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...)

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