Science


PS4 Pro Competes With Xbox One S, Not Xbox One X
- June 22, 2017

The Xbox One X, Microsoft's new premium console, will support virtual reality despite early reports that it wouldn't, according to an interview with Xbox head Phil Spencer. Nonetheless, Microsoft plans to roll out the Xbox One X console on November 7 across the globe, with a $499 price tag. It upscales every game to 4K UHD unlike the previous version Xbox One S. (more...)
Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana
- June 22, 2017

The National Hurricane Center warns that the storm "could produce life-threatening flash flooding" along the northern Gulf Coast, unloading widespread rainfall amounts of six to nine inches, and isolated totals over a foot. "The tropical storm. promises to bring rain and cooler temperatures, curbing demand in the region", Daniel Myers, market analyst at Gelber & Associates in Houston said in a note on Wednesday . (more...)
Central Texas expecting minimal impact from Tropical Storm Cindy
- June 22, 2017

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the largest privately owned crude storage terminal in the United States, suspended vessel offloadings but expected no interruptions to deliveries from its hub in Clovelly, Louisiana. We will be live to show you how residents there are faring and let you know when we will see the next round of rain. Friday , when Cindy will indirectly impact our weather, is looking wet with rain possible through the day. (more...)
United States sends B-1b bombers in show of force against North Korea
- June 22, 2017

Xi has sought to curry favor with Trump, and the Chinese government this week invited the president's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to visit Beijing later this year. Warmbier's sophomore English teacher said he would be "dearly missed". The coroner's office daily report Tuesday included Warmbier in its listings with cause of death termed "pending". (more...)
Apple wants to pay less to record labels
- June 22, 2017

The music industry was vary that Apple Music would cannibalise their iTunes business - which was a major source of revenue. According to Bloomberg , the talks cover Apple's agreements for Apple Music, the two-year-old streaming service offering millions of songs on demand, and iTunes, the store where people can buy individual songs or albums. (more...)
A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The UK A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The UK
- June 22, 2017

Brexit: This is clearly the major aspect of the Speech and also the most complex and controversial. Trump might not visit the major USA ally for as long as two years, the Telegraph indicated . Queen Elizabeth opened an unusual two-year session of the United Kingdom parliament on Wednesday which will be dominated if not overwhelmed by groundwork for negotiations for Britain's planned exit from the European Union. (more...)
Can you find the Mars rover in this incredible orbiter photo?
- June 22, 2017

The view was captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE ) camera on the orbiter on June 5. HiRISE obtains images of Curiosity a few times each year. That's none other than the famous Curiosity rover which for the past five years has been exploring Mount Sharp, an area which is particularly promising for finding Martian microbial life . (more...)
Europe is spending spend a fortune to look for aliens Europe is spending spend a fortune to look for aliens
- June 22, 2017

The PLATO mission led by University of Warwick in the United Kingdom will address fundamental questions such as "how common are Earth-like planets?" and "is our solar system unusual or even unique?" and could eventually lead to the detection of extra- terrestrial life. (more...)
Obama Issues Statement on Otto Warmbier's Death
- June 22, 2017

Spicer said the United States is continuing to work with China to apply pressure on North Korea and said the USA has seen "positive movement" with China. The Yonsei University distinguished professor said that he is a presidential adviser but his job is a professor, adding he provides advice to the president, but it is the president's decision to accept or ignore it. (more...)
US spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site
- June 22, 2017

China yesterday said it has made "unremitting" efforts to ease tensions with North Korea , after US President Donald Trump tweeted that Beijing had not succeeded in helping. Tillerson both stopped short of announcing fresh sanctions in response. No evidence has emerged to support North Korea's claim that Warmbier fell into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. (more...)
OH city makes plans for North Korea-held student's funeral
- June 22, 2017

McCain says, "We all know that the Russians tried to interfere in our elections". Mr Kirby says the young university student's life, horrific treatment and death serves as a metaphor for nameless statistics behind North Korea's demilitarised zone. (more...)
Tesla replaces head of Autopilot software after six months Tesla replaces head of Autopilot software after six months
- June 22, 2017

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) has parted ways with the head of its self-driving Autopilot development after only six months, and the electric vehicle giant has tapped another engineer to replace him. Shortly after the company announced it would lose Chief Financial Officer Jason Wheeler, Bloomberg News reported in March that more than two dozen executives have left the company within the past year, including vice presidents of finance, communications, regulatory affairs, production, ... (more...)
Jose Mourinho denies any wrongdoing in tax probe
- June 22, 2017

The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving soccer stars in Spain . Manchester United have switched their focus to Alvaro Morata with Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly ready to drop his feud with Real Madrid. (more...)
Ferrari's 3.9-litre V8 wins Engine of the Year award Ferrari's 3.9-litre V8 wins Engine of the Year award
- June 22, 2017

As well as dominating the Award's Above 4-litre and Performance Engine categories in the past six years, Ferrari has now taken a record number of wins for any high-performance sports auto manufacturer. Porsche secured its first win in the 1.8-litre to 2.0-litre category with its 2.0-litre turbo that powers the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. It's not exclusively high-performance engines in the running, though, and other contenders like PSA Peugeot Citroen's 1.2-litre PureTech 3cyl, Ford's ... (more...)
North Korea urged to release captives after student's death
- June 22, 2017

The Trump administration is considering banning travel by US citizens to North Korea , officials said Tuesday , and Trump said Warmbier's treatment was a "total disgrace". In a further sign that US-Chinese relations will remain stable, a White House aide said Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner , were invited by the Beijing government to visit China later this year. (more...)
Canceled flights, burning door handles in southwestern US Canceled flights, burning door handles in southwestern US
- June 22, 2017

The study of almost 2,000 deadly heat waves worldwide since 1980 was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change . American Airlines canceled more than four dozen flights in and out of Phoenix Monday due to operational concerns over extremely high temperatures in the desert city. (more...)
Vegas Golden Knights to play first game at Dallas on Oct Vegas Golden Knights to play first game at Dallas on Oct
- June 22, 2017

The 34-year-old Thorburn has played 10 full seasons in the National Hockey League, the last six with the Jets. Meantime, the 24-year-old Miller has completed two full seasons with the Bruins. Many teams have swung deals with McPhee to dissuade him from choosing players that they want to keep. Players with two or less years of professional experience in North America were also exempt, so the Sharks didn't have to make top prospects, such as Joonas Donskoi, Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc, ... (more...)
China working to ease N. Korea situation
- June 22, 2017

The family of American college student Otto Warmbier said the 22-year-old died Monday , days after his release from North Korea. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday that Washington holds North Korea "accountable" for Warmbier's fate, and demanded the release of three other Americans held by North Korea. (more...)
Otto Warmbier Cause of Death: North Korea Detainee Will Not Have Autopsy
- June 22, 2017

Who could have predicted that this promising young man's life would take such a disastrous turn when he was arrested for taking a propaganda poster as a souvenir? He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor. Doctors said Warmbier suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs. He "shows no sign of understanding language, responding to verbal commands or awareness of his surroundings", Dr. (more...)
Nintendo of America: Metroid Prime 4 Coming in 2018 for Nintendo Switch Nintendo of America: Metroid Prime 4 Coming in 2018 for Nintendo Switch
- June 22, 2017

However, it looks like Nintendo of America corporate communications director Charlie Scibetta may have tipped Nintendo's hand slightly in an interview with VentureBeat . However, that really isn't a denial that the games are now slated to come out next year. Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara personally confirmed that a new mainline Pokemon game was Switch-bound during the Nintendo Spotlight presentation streamed during E3. (more...)

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