Science


Space station supply run by Orbital ATK slips to Sept. Space station supply run by Orbital ATK slips to Sept.
- August 11, 2016

Army's Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri. Argus reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Orbital ATK in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th. Other factors, he said, "obscured the actual performance of the Army contract as it ramped up, beginning in 2014". "More generally, while it is certainly an unfortunate development, this single event should not overshadow an otherwise highly successful merger". (more...)
Skoda Releases Kodiaq SUV Teaser Images Ahead Of Launch Skoda Releases Kodiaq SUV Teaser Images Ahead Of Launch
- August 11, 2016

Ahead of its world premiere on 1 September in Berlin, ŠKODA has revealed images of the KODIAQ, its new, large SUV model. The rear LED lights shine in the expected Skoda C-shape. It is likely that buyers will have the choice of opting for a 92kW and 110kW version of the 1.4-litre, while the 1.8-litre TSI produces around 134kW, and the 2.0-litre TDI engine can produce either 110kW and 140kW, but with significantly more torque. (more...)
Here's what my gun remarks about Clinton really meant
- August 11, 2016

And the more-disciplined-Trump story line suffered a blow when he went off on Hillary at a rally after saying she would abolish the Second Amendment: "If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks". But Mr Trump's foes were unconvinced and unforgiving. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing", Trump said, adding "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press". (more...)
Source says boy decapitated on waterslide
- August 11, 2016

Kansas state police are investigating Caleb's death at the Schlitterbahn water park, which has been closed for the investigation. A 12-year-old boy died Su. She remembered a short video they were required to watch, though she didn't recall that it included any caveats about peril. Kenneth Conrad told Fox4 that his friend's shoulder strap had come "completely off" during a ride on the slide past year. (more...)
United States routs China in men's basketball
- August 11, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium. "We weren't anxious, we just had to make some adjustments", said USA captain Carmelo Anthony , when asked about the opening quarter. (more...)
Shooting: Thrasher claims first Rio gold for USA Shooting: Thrasher claims first Rio gold for USA
- August 11, 2016

By the end of her senior year at West Springfield, Thrasher earned five medals at the 2015 USA Shooting national championships and third place at the 2014 Junior Olympic championships, among many otheraccolades. WOMEN FIRST: France won the first game of rugby at the Olympics in 92 years - and the first ever for the women - beating Spain 24-7 to kick off the six-day sevens tournament. (more...)
Yale, MIT, NYU sued over employee retirement plans Yale, MIT, NYU sued over employee retirement plans
- August 11, 2016

The complaints against the three universities accuse them of breaching their fiduciary duties by causing the plan participants to pay millions of dollars in unreasonable and excessive fees for record keeping, administrative and investment services. (more...)
Scientists Accidentally Discover Eco-Friendly 'Blue Whirl' Fire Scientists Accidentally Discover Eco-Friendly 'Blue Whirl' Fire
- August 11, 2016

Initially, the researchers wanted to see how regular fire whirls behave on water. During their tests, they observed "blue whirls" inside the tornadoes. According to a story published on the topic by Gizmodo News, "When they appear in the wild they can be devastating, but in a controlled environment fire tornadoes are not only mesmerizing to watch, it turns out a new iteration might also provide a more eco-friendly way to deal with man-made disasters like oil spills". (more...)
Somali activist wins Minneapolis district Democratic primary Somali activist wins Minneapolis district Democratic primary
- August 11, 2016

At the convention, Omar fell short by 11 votes to clinch the nomination outright, forcing the party to hold Tuesday's primary. "Tonight marks the beginning of the future of our district, a new era of representation". Tonight's Ilhan victory is the victory for all Somali women inside and outside of the country. "It was very broad". " Ilhan Omar and Fue Lee won hard-earned victories today", DFL House Minority Leader Paul Thissen said in a statement. (more...)
TSA: Plastic 3-D printer gun confiscated at Nevada airport TSA: Plastic 3-D printer gun confiscated at Nevada airport
- August 11, 2016

While the threat of 3D printed guns may be somewhat overblown, authorities have expressed a lot of apprehension about the potential for terrorists and criminals to take advantage of the DIY technology and readily available files. "Just because we find a prohibited item on an individual does not mean they had bad intentions", the TSA says in a blog post , "that's for the law enforcement officer to decide". (more...)
NASA Developing Deep Space Habitats NASA Developing Deep Space Habitats
- August 11, 2016

The total contract awards for all six of the companies is worth $65M. With plans afoot for long-term deep space missions within the next few decades, NASA needs to address the issue of how to protect astronauts from the ravages of the universe. (more...)
First peek at Hyundai's new Golf challenger First peek at Hyundai's new Golf challenger
- August 11, 2016

The third-generation of Hyundai's Golf rival has been created to appeal to a wide audience. Although clearly an evolution of the hexagonal grille that Hyundai has been evolving for almost a decade now, the Cascading grille design adds a few new curves to the picture - more, even, than with the brand-new Elantra sedan that debuted earlier this year. (more...)
Seagate built a whopping 60TB SSD that it aims ship next year Seagate built a whopping 60TB SSD that it aims ship next year
- August 11, 2016

The 3.5-inch drive fits into existing servers, housing a record storage capacity inside a conventional form factor. The drive has a single controller and we have no information about likely endurance. Looks like HPE could be signed up to use the thing. The Nytro XP7200 should offer sequential read and write performance of up to 10GB/s and 3.6GB/s with random read and write performance of 940K and 160K IOPS. (more...)
Sixth Circuit hits FCC on broadband expansion Sixth Circuit hits FCC on broadband expansion
- August 11, 2016

In 2015, the cities of Wilson, N.C. and Chattanooga, Tenn., made moves to expand their municipal broadband services beyond their territorial boundaries to provide service to underserved areas. Chairman Wheeler said in a statement to the press that the commission would continue to push for cities to build their own broadband and, if necessary, would back other efforts to overturn the non-competition laws. (more...)
Vail Resorts makes C$1.4-billion takeover offer for Whistler-Blackcomb
- August 11, 2016

The $36 per share cash-and-stock offer represents a premium of about 43 per cent to Whistler Blackcomb's Friday close. Found north of Vancouver, British Columbia, the combined ski areas of Whistler and Blackcomb cover 8,171 skiable acres with a vertical drop of more than 5,000 feet. (more...)
3 dead in Madeira Islands as wildfire spreads into capital
- August 11, 2016

For two days hundreds of firefighters have battled the deadly blaze which has wreathed the Island in smoke and flame. The wildfire, which has encroached on the capital Funchal , destroyed at least 27 homes, according to Miguel Albuquerque, head of Madeira's regional government. (more...)
Sonny Bill Williams injured, ruled out of Olympic tournament Sonny Bill Williams injured, ruled out of Olympic tournament
- August 11, 2016

To add injury to insult, Sonny Bill Williams partially ruptured his Achilles and Joe Webber dislocated his shoulder to rob the All Blacks of their highest profile player and one of their most influential. The disappointment was clear on the faces of the team, many of whom had tears flowing down their faces as they performed the traditional moves. "There are no given games these days". (more...)
The iPhone SE wins over Great Britain
- August 11, 2016

Apple's iPhone SE saw a successful second quarter in the USA and in five European countries. The top-selling device this quarter was the iPhone SE, taking 9.2% of total smartphone sales, and following closely behind it was the iPhone 6s with 9.1%. (more...)
Taliban closing in on key city in the south Taliban closing in on key city in the south
- August 11, 2016

In recent days, the Taliban has repeatedly blocked the main road linking Lashkar Gah to Kandahar province in the south and have blown up bridges, hampering efforts to send reinforcements for Afghan forces battling the insurgents. Around 30,000 people have been displaced in Helmand in recent weeks, local officials said, with many fleeing to Lashkar Gah forced to abandon their lentil, maize and cotton farms during the lucrative harvest season. (more...)
Watch the launch trailer for No Man's Sky
- August 11, 2016

The UK-based Hello Games hasn't made a statement about this apparent contradiction yet, but I imagine the studio has a lot going on right now. Nevertheless, one of the aspects of the two players meeting up in No Man's Sky that the Hello Games founder didn't address was the fact that neither explorer could actually see or interact with each other in any way. (more...)

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