Science


Google honours French ophthalmologist Ferdinand Monoyer, the man who invented eye test Google honours French ophthalmologist Ferdinand Monoyer, the man who invented eye test
- May 09, 2017

Each row represented a different dioptre - a unit of measurement for vision that Monoyer invented, and that is still in use today. To put it simply, the Monoyer Chart is an optometric test to find out the visual acuteness of a person. Monoyer was born in Lyon, France on May 9, 1936, and was an associate professor of medical physics at the University of Strasbourg. A Dutch ophthalmologist called Herman Snellen developed a similar chart to Monoyer's in 1862. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombie Chronicles DLC Will Cost $29.99 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombie Chronicles DLC Will Cost $29.99
- May 09, 2017

You'll need to own Call Of Duty: Black Ops III to play this expansion , contrary to reports that it would be standalone. The reception to last year's Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer was a real low point in Activision 's recent history. (more...)
Austrian court forces Facebook to remove posts containing hate speech Austrian court forces Facebook to remove posts containing hate speech
- May 09, 2017

The court said it was easy for Facebook to automate this process. A lower court had ruled that Facebook must delete the posts and Facebook had appealed, but Vienna's appeals court has now denied the appeal, and also ordered Facebook to delete repeats of the same abusive posts. (more...)
Buffett: United Airlines Made A 'Terrible Mistake' In Passenger Incident
- May 09, 2017

A variety of questions posed to Buffett and Munger focused on their advanced age and mortality, and went in depth on what they expected out of a successor. Apple, which Buffett scooped up previous year, accounts for about 5.5% of Berkshire's portfolio. He said the company had too much cash it could not reasonably deploy. (more...)
Rumor: Far Cry 5 to be a Spaghetti Western; Releasing this Fall Rumor: Far Cry 5 to be a Spaghetti Western; Releasing this Fall
- May 09, 2017

Earlier this month Ubisoft shared an image on Facebook, and fans took it as a hint from the developer about the setting on next Far Cry game, either it going to be a PREQUEL or Remaster. It should be noted that Guillot had previously worked with Ubisoft to produce a live action trailer for Far Cry Primal. Folks initially thought it could be Red Dead Redemption 2 , but this game is said to take place in an imaginary location known as Hope County. (more...)
Quake Champions Open Beta Coming Very Soon Quake Champions Open Beta Coming Very Soon
- May 09, 2017

The publisher has announced today that it's looking to launch a Large Scale Tech Test, or open beta in technical terms, by the end of this week. Who are you going to frag first? Quake Champions has been off doing its thing with a closed beta test. (more...)
Finland's foreign minister visits Washington en route to Arctic Council summit Finland's foreign minister visits Washington en route to Arctic Council summit
- May 09, 2017

Tillerson, speaking to USA diplomats last week, said the approach was to "work on some small things" with Russian Federation and to test "can we work one big thing together" - namely, Syria. On Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will talk about de-escalating the civil war, humanitarian assistance and how to "set the stage for a political settlement of the conflict". (more...)
Nubia M2 Lite With 4GB RAM launched at Rs. 13999 Nubia M2 Lite With 4GB RAM launched at Rs. 13999
- May 09, 2017

Speaking of the end of the camera, the Nubia Z17 mini supports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and 16-megapixel front camera for taking selfies. In terms of specifications, the M2 lite sports a 6-inch semi-HD TFT display with a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels and covered with 2.5D glass for swift figure gestures. (more...)
Sensex edges up, Nifty ends above 9300 on buying push
- May 09, 2017

Bucking the trend, shares of Bharti Airtel were down 0.73% to Rs 348.70 ahead of the quarterly earnings to be announced later in the day. China's Shanghai Composite index, however, shed 0.81 per cent. "Most IT sector stocks traded with firm sentiments, while aviation sector stocks extended previous session's gain on strong buying support". Asian shares traded mixed even though Wall Street clocked another record. (more...)
Woman thrown into pool while trying to break up party Woman thrown into pool while trying to break up party
- May 09, 2017

After the fall, the man picks up the woman and throws her into the pool while she continued to hold the leash of her dogs. Then, a man at the party wraps his arms around the elderly woman's waist, lifts her, and appears to slips on the slick concrete; he and the woman crash to the ground. (more...)
Military Spacecraft Comes Home With A Boom
- May 09, 2017

The Air Force says the vehicles are advancing reusable spacecraft technologies, allowing systems to be tested in space and then inspected back on the ground before being deployed on operational missions. "We are incredibly pleased with the performance of the space vehicle and are excited about the data gathered to support the scientific and space communities". (more...)
Samsung flags record profits despite Galaxy Note fiasco
- May 09, 2017

Samsung first announced that it would look into a holding-company structure last November following demands from investors, including US hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. The company's goodwill had taken a major hit previous year with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding. It has always been said that the iPhone 8 will be a premium handset and sport a curved OLED screen, much like the Galaxy S8. (more...)
Uber setting up artificial intelligence lab in Toronto Uber setting up artificial intelligence lab in Toronto
- May 09, 2017

Uber is launching its first driverless tech-focused research hub outside of the United States in Toronto - and is enlisting the help of University of Toronto professor Raquel Urtasun to lead it. In its lawsuit, Waymo alleges that Anthony Levandowski, a former manager at Waymo now leading the self-driving auto effort at Uber, downloaded more than 14,000 confidential files before his resignation, including the designs for the LiDAR circuit board. (more...)
French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead
- May 09, 2017

He was economy minister under Socialist President Francois Hollande, but has tried to define himself as neither left nor right politically. But after his victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the French election on Sunday, the debate within his team is likely to intensify. (more...)
Newest Trump order targets Obama's marine sanctuaries for possible oil drilling
- May 09, 2017

Oceans at Oceana . Among those actions are a move to reopen and maintain hundreds of USA coal mines, an attempt to scrap fuel mileage regulations for future American-made vehicles, and the revocation of a federal law that targeted corruption in the energy industry. (more...)
Prey - The game review / Prey Game Review
- May 09, 2017

That's part of an important theme in Prey - you can't always trust what you see with your eyes. Unfortunately, they are not too many. They probably didn't mean this, though. Here's a list of the ones they've found. Usually quests and other assignments are given when you're reading documents or listening to audio logs so you don't have to worry about fighting through molasses when a Mimic is attacking you. (more...)
Military orbiter's landing rattles Florida with sonic boom
- May 09, 2017

The sonic boom was heard by residents throughout Central Florida. Their weekend slumber was cut short by a mysterious sonic boom, which as it turns out was caused by the X-37B mini space shuttle. The X-37B, which looks like a small plane, made history by landing for the first time in Florida instead of California. Prior to the craft's successful landing Sunday at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, the X37B had remained in orbit for more than 700 days, originally launching in May 2015. (more...)
Creative Ways To Fight The AHCA From Passing The Senate
- May 09, 2017

The bill to repeal and replace Obamacare made in through the House on Thursday. Democrats are united in opposition to the House bill. Among the various concerns regarding the new bill is the effect it will have on Medicaid, a program responsible for ensuring health care for the elderly and disabled. (more...)
Warren Buffett says people who lose their jobs have become 'roadkill'
- May 09, 2017

Berkshire is Wells Fargo's biggest shareholder. "It's intrinsically a risky kind of activity, but that's one of its attractions", Munger said Saturday at Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire's annual meeting, highlighting the judgment of Buffett and his reinsurance deputy, Ajit Jain. (more...)
Apple's Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival tipped to pack inbuilt screen
- May 09, 2017

This came to light when prosecutors in a murder trial asked Amazon to share data that was collected by an Echo device owned by the murder suspect. Schiller continued the interview by saying that Apple understands the importance and benefits of voice assistants. "So the idea of not having a screen, I don't think suits many situations", he said. (more...)

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