Science


Tesla turns to Model Y, as Model 3 slowly exits "production hell"
- February 10, 2018

Musk's Tesla electric vehicle and energy storage company lost $675.4m in the three months ending December 31, the company announced on Thursday, February 8, compared with a loss of $121m for the same period a year ago. Musk revealed his most recent plan at a conference in Australia a year ago. Tesla Inc . hasn't thrown its plan to demonstrate an autonomous cross-country drive out the window - it's just tapped the brakes. (more...)
NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship
- February 09, 2018

Along the way, New Horizons broke the record for the farthest image captured away from our home planet. New Horizons , in contrast, is just getting started. New Horizons is slated to observe at least two dozen other objects in the Kuiper Belt, including dwarf planets and asteroid-like masses called Centaurs. (more...)
Chrome to explicitly warn users that HTTP sites are Chrome to explicitly warn users that HTTP sites are "not secure"
- February 09, 2018

The encryption is based on the Transport Layer Security (TLS), which itself is the successor to older protocol called SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer. However, starting with Chrome 68, Google will make the biggest move yet, as the "not secure" mark will expand to include all HTTP websites. If you are not aware about protecting your website, you can follow the official setup guidelines offered by Google for your website. (more...)
Source code of iPhone leaked, confirms Apple Source code of iPhone leaked, confirms Apple
- February 09, 2018

The company said that the leak does not pose a security threat to users, insisting that "the security of our products doesn't depend on the secrecy of our source code". However, the user with the same handle is quite active on other platforms such as YouTube (talking about iOS hacks) and a Twitch account, notes DigitalTrends. (more...)
Tiny 3D Glasses On Mantis Reveal New Form of Stereo Vision Tiny 3D Glasses On Mantis Reveal New Form of Stereo Vision
- February 09, 2018

In order to determine whether the praying mantis' 3D vision works in the same way as the humans', researchers from the Newcastle University in the United Kingdom outfitted a praying mantis with its very own 3D glasses , which were attached onto the mantis using beeswax. (more...)
Metroid Prime 4 Developer Is Bandai Namco Studios Singapore Metroid Prime 4 Developer Is Bandai Namco Studios Singapore
- February 09, 2018

Of course, now that we have some firmer footing and we know that Bandai Namco is indeed working on Metroid , we're suddenly paying much closer attention to the other rumors which surrounded this one. Bandai Namco Singapore staffers include those who have worked on the ambitious Star Wars 1313 that was cancelled amidst Disney buying out LucasArts. (more...)
PETA Slams Youtuber Logan Paul For Using Taser On Dead Rats PETA Slams Youtuber Logan Paul For Using Taser On Dead Rats
- February 09, 2018

The 22-year-old, however, recently caused further controversy when he released a video which showed him tasering a dead rat, leading PETA to condemn him on Twitter. YouTube pointed out that creators can opt out of monetizing videos that don't comply with its advertiser-friendly guidelines. A YouTube representative told Polygon it wasn't a decision the company made lightly, but YouTube believes his entire channel is unsuitable for advertisers. (more...)
Jaitley dismisses corruption charges regarding Rafale deal Jaitley dismisses corruption charges regarding Rafale deal
- February 09, 2018

Earlier in the day, stepping up its offensive on the Rafale deal, the Congress posed a set of questions to the government, asking it to disclose the "purchase price" of each fighter aircraft and details of how the agreement was reached. "As the Modi government stumbles and fumbles, hides and conceals, indulges in doublespeak, sacrifices national interest and refuses to answer on loss to public exchequer, India will continue to demand answers", Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on ... (more...)
Tonga's Pita Taufatofua repeats shirtless walk for Winter Games opener Tonga's Pita Taufatofua repeats shirtless walk for Winter Games opener
- February 09, 2018

But as the United States athletes entered the stadium at PyeongChang in self-warming jackets, Taufatofua led his nation wearing just a skirt and thongs. Skiing, you have pain for an hour. Nordic sports are not exactly a cakewalk and even top athletes cross the finishing line and collapse in a heap gasping for air. (more...)
Apple News Launches Coverage of 2018 Winter Olympics Apple News Launches Coverage of 2018 Winter Olympics
- February 09, 2018

On the main "Watch Now" tab, if you scroll past your "Up Next" queue and the top recommendations, there's a new "News" section. While this will be appearing in News, the portal will be doing more than just reporting what has happened in the latest events. (more...)
Small asteroid to closely pass by Earth on Feb 9 Small asteroid to closely pass by Earth on Feb 9
- February 09, 2018

Another asteroid is headed our way - the second this week - but there's no need to worry. Despite its size and the close proximity, NASA says the space rock will pass by safely at around 5.30pm EST Friday. CB 2018 will buzz us at a distance of 69,700km (43,300 miles), which is roughly twice as far as the belt of satellites which orbit Earth in geostationary orbit. (more...)
Volkswagen launches flagship Arteon sedan at Chicago Auto Show Volkswagen launches flagship Arteon sedan at Chicago Auto Show
- February 09, 2018

Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen North American Region. Longer and wider than the CC, the Arteon adds more than 5 inches to its wheelbase. The Arteon, expected in USA showrooms in the third quarter of 2018, has a strong, wide stance. Arteon features a standard DCC® adaptive damping system, which manages the suspension's rebound and compression rates individually, helping to improve vehicle dynamics, and a standard Start-Stop system created to help improve fuel efficiency. (more...)
After Falcon Heavy, What's Next For SpaceX?
- February 09, 2018

But Musk said Tuesday that he's planning to hit NASA's latest target of launching astronauts on Crew Dragon by December. "It can launch more than twice as much payload as any other rocket in the world, so it's kind of up to the customer what they might want to launch, but it can launch direct to Pluto and beyond", Musk said. (more...)
Another Salman Khan Sequel! Kick 2 To Release On Christmas 2019 Another Salman Khan Sequel! Kick 2 To Release On Christmas 2019
- February 09, 2018

Salman Khan fans have every reason to cheer as the superstar will soon be back as the "Devil" in Sajid Nadiadwala's " Kick 2 ". Salman encouraged Sajid to direct Kick when he was not entirely sure of it but since the film turned out to be a massive success he will be reprising his role as the commander in chief on the set. (more...)
Tesla averts cash crunch as Musk mystique offsets late cars Tesla averts cash crunch as Musk mystique offsets late cars
- February 09, 2018

It also deferred some Model 3-related capital expenditures in the fourth quarter, which "dressed up the cash flow", Cowen's Osborne said. Tesla said Wednesday that its losses soared to $675 million in the final three months of 2017, up from $121 million in the same period a year earlier, as the company worked to ramp up production for the Model 3 sedan. (more...)
GTA 5 Has Sold More Than 90 Million Copies GTA 5 Has Sold More Than 90 Million Copies
- February 09, 2018

Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive today reported a modest bump in revenue and a swing to profit for the fiscal quarter ended December 31. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc posted on Wednesday a profit for the holiday quarter as the videogame publisher benefited from a gain due to recent changes to the US tax law. (more...)
Dontnod's Vampyr will release in June Dontnod's Vampyr will release in June
- February 08, 2018

The game is from the same development team as episodic hit Life Is Strange , and promises the same level of commitment to narrative and player-directed story as the hit title did back in 2015. Total immersion is the goal, and this episode also highlights how the studio has used motion capture to make the cast of Vampyr that much more human. (more...)
APG Asset Management NV Trims Holdings in Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) APG Asset Management NV Trims Holdings in Vornado Realty Trust (VNO)
- February 08, 2018

Traders are paying renewed attention to shares of Ultrashort Euro Proshares (EUO). EdR is a real estate investment trust. (NYSE:DLR) has risen 23.90% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. Hilliard Lyons downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Friday, July 1 report. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $41.50 target. Investors sentiment increased to 2.06 in Q3 2017. (more...)
Metal Gear Survive Getting Another Beta for PC, PS4 and Xbox One Metal Gear Survive Getting Another Beta for PC, PS4 and Xbox One
- February 08, 2018

The beta includes three missions across two unique maps, all of which will be playable in co-op mode with your online friends. The first open beta test was only available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players. Don't miss this last opportunity to play METAL GEAR SURVIVE early! The first beta for Metal Gear Survive arrived back in January but that was exclusively for PS4 and Xbox One players. (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX Just Successfully Launched The Most Powerful Rocket on Earth Elon Musk's SpaceX Just Successfully Launched The Most Powerful Rocket on Earth
- February 08, 2018

Musk's auto stereo played David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and "Life on Mars?" on loop as it traveled further into space. The photo shows the Starman space suit sitting behind the wheel of the electric vehicle, with a crescent of the Earth in the background. (more...)