Science


How to watch the lunar eclipse in Chicago next week How to watch the lunar eclipse in Chicago next week
- January 26, 2018

By the way, the whole double blue moon thing only happens about four times a century and not again until 2037. For spectators in North America, this will be the first time all three events occur simultaneously since 1866 - more than 150 years ago - though other parts of the world did experience a blue moon total lunar eclipse in December 1982. (more...)
Apple HomePod Goes Up For Pre-order Today Apple HomePod Goes Up For Pre-order Today
- January 26, 2018

Apple's new HomePod wireless speaker may offer stunning audio quality and the ability to interact with Siri, but it comes up short on the commerce front relative to the capabilities of Amazon and Google devices. Details on this deal should be available on the Sonos site today. Been waiting for a good excuse to get a Sonos speaker? Where to buy the Apple HomePod? While many were expecting Apple to launch pre-orders at 8am, as it usually does, the HomePod wasn't available to order ... (more...)
Walmart to challenge Amazon e-book dominance Walmart to challenge Amazon e-book dominance
- January 26, 2018

Wal-Mart has expanded its US e-commerce sales in recent quarters after rolling out online grocery services and buying a string of online startups, including Jet.com Inc.in 2016, placing the site's founder Marc Lore at the head of USA e-commerce operations. (more...)
MSU president steps down, students weigh in on next step MSU president steps down, students weigh in on next step
- January 26, 2018

Simon , athletic director Mark Hollis, athletic trainers and a number of other people with ties to the university during their statements in Ingham County (Mich.) Circuit Court over the last week. A majority of board members expressed support for Simon before her resignation , but she faced pressure from many students, faculty and lawmakers. (more...)
Oldest modern human fossil outside Africa found in Israel Oldest modern human fossil outside Africa found in Israel
- January 26, 2018

The human exodus from Africa that kicked off the gradual spread of humans around the world took place at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought, a fossilized jaw discovered in Israel suggests. When it's done correctly, you strike just the right spot, and the carefully shaped flake comes right off. The evidence suggests the story of human evolution began earlier and is more complex that previously thought. (more...)
Plastic Pollution Is Likely Making Coral Reefs Sick Plastic Pollution Is Likely Making Coral Reefs Sick
- January 26, 2018

The finding has raised concerns that the presence of so much plastic could considerably increase the risk of coral disease by blocking out light and depriving them of oxygen. The researchers, from James Cook University in Australia, found plastic on one-third of the reefs they surveyed in the region. Thailand and Myanmar were in the middle. (more...)
Researchers reveal carbon dioxide cost of United Kingdom sandwich consumption Researchers reveal carbon dioxide cost of United Kingdom sandwich consumption
- January 26, 2018

Sandwiches are a popular food staple for many people, whether it's their packed lunch every day for work, or ones bought daily from shops and supermarkets. Agricultural production and processing counted for between 37% and 67% of overall emissions, while packaging material contributed a further 8.5%. Keeping a sandwich cool at a supermarket or deli also increases the polluting impact, accounting for up to 25 percent of its emissions. (more...)
Mets re-sign Jose Reyes to one-year deal, reports say Mets re-sign Jose Reyes to one-year deal, reports say
- January 26, 2018

The Mets still need to find an everyday second baseman after the man who filled that position previous year, Neil Walker, became a free agent. While he primarily played shortstop last season, Reyes also played second base and third base, and even made a couple of appearances in the outfield. (more...)
Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S9 on February 25th Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S9 on February 25th
- January 26, 2018

Will Samsung's new technology be able to overtake Sony's? we can only find out once we get the lasting time of the new tech. This year, however, the Galaxy S9 + will reportedly get a dual rear-facing camera . That AI strength may dovetail in some way with a Korea Herald report about Samsung developing its own "AI chips", which could be included in the Exynos version of the S9 to keep its performance on par with the Qualcomm version. (more...)
Brewers Acquire Yelich from Marlins Brewers Acquire Yelich from Marlins
- January 26, 2018

So those numbers are being compared to the other 30 parks' five-year numbers. Should he continue to get greater elevation on the ball, his homer total could soar, perhaps to the point of doubling. He played exclusively center field in 2017 but has experience at each corner position as well if needed for his new team. Given that the Marlins were in fire sale mode, I'm shocked the Brewers were willing to give up two top 100 prospects and a well-regarded middle infielder for Yelich. (more...)
Flaws, Stock Sale To Overshadow Results Flaws, Stock Sale To Overshadow Results
- January 26, 2018

The stock decreased 1.19% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $45.51. About 419,414 shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. Intel Corp, which is rushing to fix recently disclosed security flaws in its chips, reported a 4.1 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in its data center business. (more...)
Twitter Reportedly Planning Update To Make The Camera More Like Snapchat Twitter Reportedly Planning Update To Make The Camera More Like Snapchat
- January 26, 2018

This feature is now available in Australia and Canada, where both, the iOS and Android apps have already been updated with the new design, which was being teased by the company last November. The new camera feature is also specifically aiming to make sharing videos on Twitter faster and easier. Twitter might take a page from Snapchat and introduce a brand new video sharing tool. (more...)
Chrome 64 adds support for HDR video and per-site muting Chrome 64 adds support for HDR video and per-site muting
- January 26, 2018

Additionally, the Chrome 64 update for Android devices come with a site-wide audio muting setting that lets you make the annoying sites silent with a single workaround. The next update builds on the " Mute This Ad " or blocking feature first introduced in 2012. Another Chrome 64 addition is HDR (High Dynamic Range) support for Windows users. (more...)
Trump Administration May End NASA Funding for ISS by 2025 Trump Administration May End NASA Funding for ISS by 2025
- January 26, 2018

While it is true that budget related proposals from the administration will first have to go through Congress for approval after thorough scrutiny, just the announcement of such an intent to withdraw support for the only science lab outside the planet could have a ripple effect, notes the report. (more...)
Super Blue Blood Moon - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX Super Blue Blood Moon - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX
- January 25, 2018

NASA went as far to provide a chart that details when the lunar event will be best visible from different USA cities and how much those people will be able to see of the "lunar trifecta". The moon is now a waxing gibbous and will be full, super and blue (OK, red) for the eclipse on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, eclipse viewing will be more challenging in the Eastern time zone". (more...)
Teaser: The European Side of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Teaser: The European Side of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
- January 25, 2018

The teaser depicts a 3-row model, though it's a safe bet Hyundai is also planning another generation of the 2-row Santa Fe Sport. The signature Cascading-grille will continue to be the imposing feature of the fascia. There's no word on engines for the new vehicle yet - the outgoing auto received some criticism for only being available with a single 2.2-litre diesel engine, and it could be that the new Santa Fe will broaden the lineup with some petrol or even hybrid options. (more...)
NOW TV launches UK's cheapest TV Smart Stick NOW TV launches UK's cheapest TV Smart Stick
- January 25, 2018

Alternatively you can get the NOW TV Smart Stick with a one-month Sky Cinema Pass for £19.99, or a one-month Sky Sports Pass for £29.99. "If you're looking for a flexible way to stream great TV, contract free, our plug-and-play Now TV Smart Stick is the cheapest in the United Kingdom", said Now TV managing director Gidon Katz. (more...)
Monster Hunter: World Download Time: When Can We Start Hunting? Monster Hunter: World Download Time: When Can We Start Hunting?
- January 25, 2018

Capcom Co.'s new adventure title Monster Hunter World garnered positive reviews from critics as it went on sale, suggesting that the Japanese gamemaker may succeed in its push to make games that appeal to a global audience. Connection issues weren't a major problem during the PS4 betas but it's safe to assume a much larger crowd will be trying to play Monster Hunter on Friday. (more...)
Kevin Love takes heat from Cavs over illness, absence Kevin Love takes heat from Cavs over illness, absence
- January 25, 2018

Center Kevin Love said the team's lull is " something we have to fight through together". The Cavaliers lost for the sixth time in the last seven games Tuesday night, to a depleted San Antonio Spurs' squad. Cleveland players have reportedly been pointing fingers in a variety of directions. Cleveland is 4-10 SU and 1-13 ATS over its last 14 games and just 1-5 SU and 0-6 ATS over its last six. (more...)
Xiaomi beats Samsung to top spot in India's smartphone market Xiaomi beats Samsung to top spot in India's smartphone market
- January 25, 2018

The battle for the top spot became more intense when Xiaomi was positioned as the biggest competitor to the then leading smartphone vendor in India, Samsung . India has emerged as the top priority for electronics and software maker Xiaomi - above even the Chinese market, according to founder and chief executive Lei Jun. (more...)

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