Science


Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought
- May 23, 2017

In the event of such a classification, the Disaster Management Act empowers the provincial government to protect key frontline service delivery points by reprioritising funding. "In the last year‚ at least R27m has already been reprioritised for interventions in areas which were declared local disasters". "In January 2016, parts of the west coast and central Karoo were declared agricultural drought disaster areas", said Mpofu. (more...)
New Dragon Age Is in the Works at BioWare New Dragon Age Is in the Works at BioWare
- May 23, 2017

Kennedy, who's based in the United Kingdom, is actually working with the Canadian studio remotely, he revealed in an interview with Eurogamer . By now, Dragon Age fans would have a good idea of the direction that the fourth game will take, as the end of Trespasser , the last DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition , strikes a dagger into a map of the Tevinter Imperium, which is a new region within the Dragon Age universe. (more...)
Trump boasted about firing 'nut job' Comey to Russian officials
- May 23, 2017

Moreover, Trump reportedly has kept in touch with at least one former associate who is under active criminal investigation by the FBI . Among those being targeted is fired national security advisor Mike Flynn, who was revealed to have had Russia contacts during the transition and who also spoke at an RT banquet in 2015 where he was seated next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
Rouhani: Iran to Continue Supporting Syria, Iraq in Anti-Terror Fight
- May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump who is visiting the region. The balloting is likely to spell the end of the 12-year tenure of conservative Tehran mayor Mohammad-Bagher Qalibaf , who stood in the presidential elections before withdrawing in favour of Rouhani's main challenger, the hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi . (more...)
First Sperm From Space Successfully Fertilizes Eggs First Sperm From Space Successfully Fertilizes Eggs
- May 23, 2017

In an experiment, for nine months, scientists preserved mouse sperm on the International Space Station (ISS). The scientists detailed their findings online today (May 22) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 launched in Korea: Price, specifications, and features Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 launched in Korea: Price, specifications, and features
- May 23, 2017

The most notable feature is the dual-camera setup, which reports have implicated will bear a 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS-supporting dual-photodiode sensor and a 13-megapixel telephoto CIS sensor. The right side of the Note 8 features a Power button. More variants of the S8 are expected to be released in the coming months and the South Korean tech giant will begin with the launch go the Galaxy S8 Active. (more...)
Armstrong's moon dust bag may fetch $4 million at auction
- May 23, 2017

When the bag was accidentally put up for auction, lawyer Nancy Lee Carlson obtained the bag in February 2015 for $995 on a federal auction website. The moon dust and rocks were sent to a lab where the bag was thought to be lost. Sothebys estimates the likely price based on the auction being the first time moon dust has been legally sold. The part number printed inside of the bag matched up to that of the "Contingency Lunar Sample Return Decontamination Bag" listed in the Apollo 11 Stowage ... (more...)
Ubisoft Offers Four Peeks At Far Cry 5's Setting Ubisoft Offers Four Peeks At Far Cry 5's Setting
- May 23, 2017

Take a look at them below. You can also expect the game to make an appearance during Ubisoft's E3 2017 conference. Far Cry 5 was officially confirmed last week during Ubisoft's latest financial results , and will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC at some point before the end of the next fiscal year (March 2018). (more...)
Huawei narrows gap with Samsung, Apple in smartphone sales: Gartner Huawei narrows gap with Samsung, Apple in smartphone sales: Gartner
- May 23, 2017

The firm also said the shift in buyer preference is positively affecting Chinese manufacturers such as Huawei , Oppo and Vivo in their strategy to build desirable features at affordable prices. Oppo's strategy - centered on the camera, fast charging and offline retail - has helped it grow smartphone sales in the global market. Fifth placed Vivo sold close to 26 million smartphones in the quarter, grabbing 6.8 per cent marketshare, with growth of 84.6 per cent. (more...)
This is Snapchat's latest attack in its Stories war with Facebook This is Snapchat's latest attack in its Stories war with Facebook
- May 23, 2017

The app introduced a new feature that finally adds what has always been one of the app's top-requested features: custom Stories so groups of friends can create shared Stories within the app. We shouldn't expect it alone to reverse Snap's fortune - particularly given that Instagram can and likely will copy it - but it's a savvy move in the right direction. (more...)
Stokes credits Smith for improving his game during IPL
- May 23, 2017

Stokes, who did not play in the final match which the Pune team lost by one run against the Mumbai Indians , singled out his franchise captain Smith for putting national rivalries aside and imparting his knowledge to him, an act that could come back to bite Australia when the two sides will meet in the Champions Trophy. (more...)
Manchester attack: Hours before blast, ISIS sympathiser tweeted about it
- May 23, 2017

Police were called to reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena at 10.33pm, shortly after United States singer Ariana Grande had finished her performance. After Manchester she was due to play two nights in London's O2 Arena before visiting Poland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain and Italy. "I don't have words", Ariana tweeted on Tuesday. (more...)
Ransomware attacks show strong links to Lazarus group
- May 23, 2017

On Monday, researchers from security firm Symantec presented additional evidence that further builds the case that WannaCry, which is also known as WCry or Wanna Decryptor, is closely linked to Lazarus Group. In April, Russia's KasperskyLab said it had traced some of the IPs used by the Lazarus Group, which is believed to be behind numerous hacking attacks on banks' SWIFT servers, back to North Korea, thus establishing " a direct link " between the suspected perpetrators and the reclusive ... (more...)
Almost All Wannacry Victims Were Using Windows 7, So Update Your Stuff
- May 23, 2017

French ethical hacker and co-founder of CloudVolumes, Matt Suiche confirmed that WanaKiwi has been tested and shown to work on Windows 7 and older Windows versions like XP, 2003 and more. Once users run the programme, it automatically scans a computer's memory for prime numbers - the foundation of encryption - and uses them to generate unlock keys for encrypted files. (more...)
Sweden Jobless Rate Rises More Than Expected In April Sweden Jobless Rate Rises More Than Expected In April
- May 23, 2017

Colorado's unemployment rate of 2.3 percent is the lowest rate since the BLS began reporting these numbers in 1976. The underemployment rate also remained unchanged at 1.2% in the two periods. In the past 12 months, the region gained about 2,300 jobs. Indiana's labor force increased by 4,805 over the previous month, with a 16,408 increase in employment and an 11,603 decrease in unemployment. (more...)
HP's high-end laptops get spec bumps just before the next school season HP's high-end laptops get spec bumps just before the next school season
- May 23, 2017

The HP Spectre x2 goes on sale next month with pricing starting at $999.99. The notebook packs 8GB of RAM and includes 256GB of solid state drive in its middle configuration. On the larger side of things, the refreshed Envy 17 can be equipped with Intel's Kaby Lake Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage. HP says battery life is rated at about 7 for video playback on the 41-watt-hour battery. (more...)
WannaCry hit Windows 7 systems hardest, new research shows
- May 23, 2017

His idea involves extracting the keys to WannaCry encryption codes using prime numbers rather than attempting to break the endless string of digits behind the malicious software's full encryption key . Working independently, Adrien Guinet , Matthieu Suiche and Benjamin Delpy came up with a software patch that works on Windows XP machines, and has since been tested on many others successfully. (more...)
France says North Korea's new test demands swift United Nations action
- May 23, 2017

Dujarric said the DPRK is "openly defying" Security Council resolutions with its accelerated ballistic missile testing activities. South Korea's Yonhap news agency, without citing a source, reported that South Korea fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward North Korea . (more...)
Google's AlphaGo AI beats world number one Go player Ke Jie Google's AlphaGo AI beats world number one Go player Ke Jie
- May 23, 2017

In the first of three planned games in the eastern water town of Wuzhen, the AlphaGo program held off China's world number one Ke Jie in front of Chinese officials and Google parent Alphabet's chief executive Eric Schmidt. Still, Korea's Lee did win one game against AlphaGo last year-apparently unpredictability works. It's been the benchmark for measuring the encroachment by artificial intelligence on human ingenuity for decades, ever since IBM's DeepBlue defeated the chess master Gary ... (more...)
OnePlus 5 in red colour? Company teases two new options on Twitter OnePlus 5 in red colour? Company teases two new options on Twitter
- May 23, 2017

The usage of the number "5" instead of "s" is a clear enough indication that the teaser talks about OnePlus 5. All that we know about OnePlus 5 is through leaks, rumors, renders and concept images. We have also come across alleged OnePlus 5 camera samples. It will come in new color options including Unicorn. The company has begun teasing us with what the features of the phone might be. (more...)

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