Science


Is this the biggest dinosaur ever? Is this the biggest dinosaur ever?
- August 09, 2017

With a likely body mass of 69 tonnes, Patagotitan was more than 15% heavier than Dreadnoughtus, the largest titanosaur from which a femur (thigh bone) and humerus (forearm bone) have been preserved. The team's analysis also showed that P. mayorum belonged to a specific group of titanosaurs that had grown to be exceptionally large. "They were probably massive big slow-moving animals". (more...)
Rez Infinite VR Releases on PC with Rift and Vive Support Today Rez Infinite VR Releases on PC with Rift and Vive Support Today
- August 09, 2017

Now in a surprise move, the game has been ported to PC, and is available today on Steam and Oculus Home . "We are extremely excited to finally bring Rez Infinite to PC". Seeing as the game was released to nearly everyone's surprise (except Digital Foundry, who would have had advance time to make their video ) I can't say how good it is yet, but advance word is it's a solid port that runs nicely across a good variety of hardware. (more...)
Perseid meteor shower to peak on August 12 Perseid meteor shower to peak on August 12
- August 09, 2017

EDT (1700 GMT) on Aug. 12, so the nights of Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13 should see the highest rates. The Perseids meteor shower will be visible nearly all over the world - but will be best seen in the northern hemisphere. The shower won't even break last year's rate of 200 meteors per hour. Those greater than a grape produce fireballs accompanied by an afterglow known as a meteor train (a trail of ionised gas that slowly fades from view). (more...)
So you're planning to travel to see the total eclipse? Uh oh
- August 09, 2017

The full solar eclipse will be visible across certain parts of the United States however only those in Iceland, Ireland and Scotland will also be able to see the eclipse from beginning to end although visibility may not be the best throughout Ireland, Iceland and Scotland as roughly only 4% of the sun will be covered. (more...)
No Man's Sky: Walking Titan DLC Won't Make Things Better No Man's Sky: Walking Titan DLC Won't Make Things Better
- August 09, 2017

It follows on from the 1.1 Foundation update in November a year ago and 1.2 Path Finder update in March which added ground vehicles to the game. Despite its disastrous debut, #Hello Games has tried to offset the negativity with the various updates to the game. (more...)
What Donald Trump's 'fire and fury' on North Korea might signify What Donald Trump's 'fire and fury' on North Korea might signify
- August 09, 2017

In an exchange of threats, President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen" and the North's military claimed Wednesday it was examining plans for attacking Guam. If the North calls Trump's bluff and conducts more missile launches or nuclear tests, Trump will be under added pressure now to deliver a forceful American response. (more...)
'LG Q6' smartphone now in India at Rs 14990 'LG Q6' smartphone now in India at Rs 14990
- August 09, 2017

The battery in the Q6 is also subjected to an extra harsh testing process, more demanding than global testing standards. During the Amazon "Great Indian Sale" from 9 to 12 August, the device will be purchased with a discount of Rs. The LG Q6 offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC Micro-USB with OTG, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It measures 150.9x76.2x8.2mm and weighs 162 grams. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 rumor roundup: rear fingerprint scanner, larger battery and more
- August 09, 2017

SLP is a next-generation board that is applied with semiconductor package technology and this is the first time Samsung Electronics is applying SLP to its products. According to industries on the 6th, it is confirmed that Samsung Electronics is planning to use SLP starting with Galaxy S9 that will be released in 2018. (more...)
Artifact is Valve's Upcoming Dota 2 Card Game, Coming in 2018 Artifact is Valve's Upcoming Dota 2 Card Game, Coming in 2018
- August 09, 2017

In a tweet by Brad Muir (via Engadget ), the programmer at Valve announced a new game that the company was working on called " Artifact " which is a digital card game that is based on the DotA 2 title. In other words, the cards and content will be themed around the characters and minions that the community is already aware of. For me, the one bit of respite from Dota 2 was in the fact it wasn't available to play on mobile devices, which Valve has evidently decided is an untapped ... (more...)
Galaxy S8 helps Samsung Electronics regain market share in Japan Galaxy S8 helps Samsung Electronics regain market share in Japan
- August 09, 2017

The SLP will allow for thinner connections between key components such as the DRAM, NAND flash memory, and application processor . However, while the Infinity Display looks undeniably breathtaking, the reduction of these bezels does complicate matters for Samsung as now it can not take advantage of more space to add in a large battery , which is why the handset features a 3,000mAh cell. (more...)
Jecht announced for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT; beta to start August 26th Jecht announced for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT; beta to start August 26th
- August 09, 2017

The first mission will require players to hunt a pack of Garula, the second mission will have them escort a supply truck, and the third mission will request for players to take down a Naga. Players can take part in an all-new series of quests, including facing off against Ultros and his uncontrollable tentacles. Players will be able to obtain event items as well, including a dyeable Faire version of a popular set of equipment. (more...)
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review roundup Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review roundup
- August 09, 2017

I don't have footage of my experience with rot other than the image above from way after my seven deaths and, once I completed the game, the only option at the start menu is to start anew again. As described by PCGamesN , the permadeath mechanic is a "bluff" and the game does not erase players' save data. Hellblade is all about fear, so why not give players something to be afraid of? This threat of permanent death acts as a way to connect players with the main character to understand ... (more...)
'Driverless' van spotted outside of DC, but was it really driverless? Nope 'Driverless' van spotted outside of DC, but was it really driverless? Nope
- August 08, 2017

Tuss tried to speak to the man, but he drove through a red light to get away, making the "driverless car" look like one of the numerous pranks that have appeared on YouTube. They said the study was one of many being conducted to determine how best to design automated vehicles. The goal of the study, which will be made public, is to determine whether self-driving cars need additional exterior signals or if pedestrians and other drivers need to be better accommodated. (more...)
Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone
- August 08, 2017

After the initial leak confirming the mere existence of the feature came into the world, HomePod let us know that it might be used to confirm payments through Apple Pay. There is also an L-shaped region where the iPhone 8's battery could go. But the apparently wildly different design and features suggest it's true that Apple will ask for more money for the phone - with some rumours suggesting it might sell for as much as $1,400. (more...)
Violent video games might be harmful to brains, study says Violent video games might be harmful to brains, study says
- August 08, 2017

Previous studies have shown that hippocampus depletion puts a person at risk of developing brain illnesses and diseases ranging from depression to schizophrenia, Post traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ) and Alzheimer's disease. It was discovered that those who tuned into violent, action games had fewer neurons in the hippocampus area of the brain, which controls spatial memory, episodic memory based on past experiences and helps us navigate. (more...)
Europe, Much Of Russia To Experience Partial Lunar Eclipse On August 7 Europe, Much Of Russia To Experience Partial Lunar Eclipse On August 7
- August 08, 2017

The rising moon during the partial eclipse behind chimney stacks of an electric power station Malta. Lunar Eclipse 2017: The view of the rising moon during a partial lunar eclipse is distorted by hot air rising from a chimney stacks of an electric power station in Delimara, outside the village of Marsaxlokk, Malta, August 7, 2017. (more...)
Mozilla Brings Virtual Reality to All Firefox Users Mozilla Brings Virtual Reality to All Firefox Users
- August 08, 2017

That's why today marks a huge history as, starting from today, the main branch of the browser will support WebVR 1.1 for both the Rift and the Vive, including their VR controllers and even the Vive Tracker, with the release of the Firefox 55 update . (more...)
Dragon Quest Builders 2 Announced, Headed For Nintendo Switch and PS4 Dragon Quest Builders 2 Announced, Headed For Nintendo Switch and PS4
- August 08, 2017

Furthermore, Square Enix has also dropped a hint about the young Malroth, who was first seen as an antagonist in " Dragon Quest II ". The sequel will retain the Minecraft-like qualities of the original Dragon Quest Builders , while also adding a four-player cooperative multiplayer option. (more...)
Samus Returns Releases Next to an Awesome New Custom 3DS XL — Metroid Samus Returns Releases Next to an Awesome New Custom 3DS XL — Metroid
- August 08, 2017

The back is yellow with the Screwattack logo in the center. To coincide with the release of Metroid: Samus Returns , Nintendo is releasing a new Metroid-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL-and it looks pretty sweet. Then on Thursday 24 August at 12:00 midday CEST, Metroid: Samus Returns enters the limelight, with producer Yoshio Sakamoto and José Luis Márquez, creative director of developer Mercury Steam, taking to the stage to discuss Samus Aran's upcoming adventure on Nintendo 3DS. (more...)
Community Shield win gives Arsenal momentum - Elneny
- August 08, 2017

Super Eagles striker Victor Moses on Sunday scored a goal for Chelsea but unfortunately it was not enough as Arsenal secured a comeback win to lift the Community Shield at the Wembley Stadium . Spain global Morata will be tasked with leading the line at Stamford Bridge this season after Conte froze Diego Costa out of the first-team picture and the Italian urged patience with the former Juventus star. (more...)

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