Science


NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants
- June 08, 2017

Warren "Woody" Hoburg , an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, will give up his gig teaching at MIT. Dr. Jonny Kim , a 33-year-old Navy lieutenant and SEAL, who has has been on active duty reserve while completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. (more...)
The Newest iPad Pro Might Be the Best One Yet
- June 08, 2017

Available in the updated 21.5- and 27-inch iMac , Radeon Pro 500 series graphics enable extraordinary computing experiences, including stunning gaming, immersive VR on select models*, and fluid content creation with exceptional performance and support for GPU acceleration across a range of creative applications on the Mac platform, such as Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop® and the Foundry Nuke, Mari and Modo. (more...)
Apple iMac Pro computer for professionals
- June 08, 2017

Previously, the 5K 27-inch iMac sat on top of Apple's range and while the rest of the iMac line-up have received some upgrades , the iMac Pro is now the pinnacle. Apple showed off the line: 21.5-inch iMacs start at $1,099 (roughly converting to £850 and AU$1,470). Then there's the 27-inch iMac with a 5K Retina display starting at $1,799 (roughly £1,395, AU$2,400). (more...)
Blast at Indian fireworks factory triggers deadly blaze
- June 08, 2017

Fire had broken out in the cracker factory, located around 10 kms from the district headquarters in the Kotwali police station limits, yesterday afternoon when the workers were present there, the ADG said. "We will soon be able to find out the cause behind the fire". The cracker factory was owned by one Waris Ahmed and was being run legally, Yadav said. (more...)
Champions Trophy: Harbhajan Singh cautions India against complacency
- June 08, 2017

Given the form that India is in, it is likely to emerge victor even if it plays to 70 per-cent potential. In a must-win game against India's batting might, the bowlers must click as the batsmen haven't been able to scale mammoth targets often. (more...)
UK Labour Party Leader Corbyn Votes at Snap General Elections
- June 08, 2017

Pollsters still expect Ms May's Conservatives to win, although talk of a landslide majority of more than 100 seats has faded. Theresa May had a clear lead when the starting pistol was sacked, and the Conservative Party she led was 11 points ahead in the local elections at the start of May and performed well in a historic byelection victory in Copeland , a Labour seat since before the Second World War. (more...)
Investors bet Trump climate withdrawal to boost USA drilling
- June 08, 2017

EIA's Wednesday report follows a Tuesday inventory release from the American Petroleum Institute , which showed an 8.7 million barrel draw in crude stockpiles. Check out Evan Calio's nine stocks for "moderate-for-longer" oil prices . Oil headed for its biggest weekly drop in four weeks as USA crude production expanded to the highest level since August 2015, countering a slide in stockpiles. (more...)
Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 to hit retail this autumn Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 to hit retail this autumn
- June 08, 2017

Minecraft is all about building, so it should come as no surprise that Telltale plans to build on the success of its own Minecraft: Story Mode with a new five-part season beginning next month. Season 2 once again follows Jesse and the gang, and focuses on the aftermath of Wither Storm's defeat. This gauntlet is from an ancient temple deep underwater, so you know that means it's time for a new adventure filled with danger, suspense and a whole lot of tough choices. (more...)
Apple: Multi-Billion dollar industry in iPhone screen repairs Apple: Multi-Billion dollar industry in iPhone screen repairs
- June 08, 2017

That's figure represents about 8 percent of Apple's 4,800 authorized service providers worldwide. Apple , which refuses to say where the machines are made or by whom, told Reuters in an exclusive look at the fix process in a Cupertino, Calif., lab, that the aim is to make it look like the phone just came out of the box. (more...)
Sierra Club: Hawai'i's Commitment to Paris Accord Inspirational Sierra Club: Hawai'i's Commitment to Paris Accord Inspirational
- June 08, 2017

Senate Bill 559 expands the state's strategies and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions . President Donald Trump said the US would abandon the agreement last week after months of suspense. The Governor of California, the largest state in the USA, took opposition to Mr. Trump's about-turn on the Paris Agreement a step further when he travelled to China for conference on climate warming at about the same time the President was making his announcement. (more...)
Apple HomePod Speaker Announced At WWDC Apple HomePod Speaker Announced At WWDC
- June 08, 2017

Augmented reality is a mixture of live images and virtual animations and objects placed over them. Apple's betting on its artificial intelligence effort , with a helping hand from developers, to help Siri one-up and leapfrog its competitors. (more...)
IMac and MacBook get juiced, iMac Pro gets teased
- June 08, 2017

Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro redesign will include a new keyboard that will feature tiny displays on each key, supposed Foxconn insiders revealed over the weekend. But there has still been some big news for fans of the company's iMac and MacBook lines. While the iPhone was largely absent from the announcements at WWDC , Apple did give a sneak peek into the future of the device with the unveiling of a new version of iOS, which also powers its iPads. (more...)
Apple just unveiled HomePod, a $349 competitor to Amazon's Echo Apple just unveiled HomePod, a $349 competitor to Amazon's Echo
- June 08, 2017

Siri, Apple's virtual assistant , will serve as the operating system for Apple's speaker, playing requested songs and controlling home products like thermostats and lamps programmed to work with Apple devices . It is the first new device Apple has announced in nearly three years . Also, Siri has got a new translator engine, which translates sentences into different languages. (more...)
Apple refreshed its entire range of iMacs and MacBooks at WWDC 2017 Apple refreshed its entire range of iMacs and MacBooks at WWDC 2017
- June 08, 2017

This will see the transition from MacOS Sierra to its newer, loftier counterpart MacOS High Sierra . At the WWDC annual developers conference in San Jose, Apple showed its updated iMac models, with focus on improved graphics performance and displays. (more...)
Apple Pay Is Coming For Venmo
- June 08, 2017

The popularity of mobile P2P payments among young consumers was emphasised in a recent Bank of America survey, with more than a third of millennials using services such as Zelle and Venmo to pay each other back. The money is then transferred from the bank account held in your iPhone's Wallet app, and lands in your friend's Apple Pay Cash Card, a new feature of Wallet in iOS 11 . (more...)
Why iOS 11 makes iPad awesome all over again
- June 08, 2017

The upgraded front camera will please FaceTime users, and fast-charging tech - an area where Apple is somewhat lagging compared to its Android rivals - is great news for power users. Apple will now surface notable in-app content in the main sections throughout the App Store and promote it just like an app or notable update (as pictured above). (more...)
Apple helped UK investigate terror attacks
- June 08, 2017

However, it has helped the government with information it has relating to the terror attacks . "We've been co-operating with the UK Government not only in law enforcement matters but in some of the attacks too". However, Apple refused to do so, claiming that there is no way to guarantee control over such software that can bypass the iPhone's encryption. Cook further stated that Apple did not shy from responding to any official queries for data, adding that he hoped law enforcement ... (more...)
UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister
- June 08, 2017

The Qatari riyal fell to an 11-year low against the USA dollar in the spot market. Qatari News Agency , the source of the purportedly false news story, has been offline since the alleged hack. He said in Berlin he is seeking a response "soon". Asked if Washington should shutter the Al-Udeid base, Gargash said for the moment that "is not an issue for us". (more...)
Apple 27-inch 5K iMac gets faster, stronger, starts at $1800
- June 08, 2017

Prices will start at £1,050 for the base 21.5-inch model, at £1,250 for the 4K 21.5-inch model, and at £1,750 for the iMac Retina 5K 27-inch model. U.S. At the same event, Apple announced a host of other extras: refreshed iMac, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air hardware; macOS 10.13 High Sierra, which is the first to use the company's new Apple File System (APFS), and iOS 11; the HomePod, a voice-activated assistant-cum-speaker created to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home; ARKit, a ... (more...)
Senators ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation
- June 08, 2017

But Trump later said he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey and would have dismissed him without the Justice Department's input. The questions from the Senate intelligence committee, at a hearing on surveillance law, were in response to news media reports that both Coats and Rogers had been asked by Trump to publicly state that there was no evidence of collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign. (more...)

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