Science


Nasa spacecraft takes farthest ever image from Earth Nasa spacecraft takes farthest ever image from Earth
- February 12, 2018

In the middle of this year will start a monitoring campaign, the details of which we wrote earlier, and while New Horizons is in hibernation mode, which will last until June of this year. to complete its reconnaissance of our solar system. On December 5, New Horizons trained its camera on the "Wishing Well" cluster of stars, followed by two objects in the Kuiper Belt - the massive band of rocks and dwarf planets on the outer fringes of the solar system, NPR reports . (more...)
Winter Olympics: Cyber Attack Targeted Opening Ceremony, Says PyeongChang Organising Committee Winter Olympics: Cyber Attack Targeted Opening Ceremony, Says PyeongChang Organising Committee
- February 12, 2018

Protesters march in downtown Seoul to criticize North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in who they believe is too soft on Pyongyang, on February 10, 2018 . A sudden diplomatic breakthrough between North Korea and the United States seems hardly more likely than when Kim started what some are derisively calling his "charm offensive", and it's important Kim not be allowed to weaken ties between South Korea and the United States. (more...)
International Space Station could be privatized under Trump administration plan
- February 12, 2018

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, is already encouraging the White House to scrap this plan. As the Post notes, the station is no stranger to private industry; Boeing now operates it at a cost of $3 to $4 billion a year. Could the International Space Station become privatized? The International Space System is, after all, international, and it's unlikely that America's partners in low orbit would be so enthusiastic about the US bringing about the deconstruction of the ... (more...)
North Korea invites South Korean president to visit North Korea invites South Korean president to visit
- February 12, 2018

Pence is leading the US delegation to the opening ceremonies , where he has worked to pour cold water on warming ties between the two Koreas. Always flanked by thick groups of bodyguards, Kim Yo Jong commanded attention wherever she went, walking among throngs of journalists with a quiet poise and occasionally shooting an enigmatic smile at cameras. (more...)
How George Lucas Helped Out On Solo: A Star Wars Story How George Lucas Helped Out On Solo: A Star Wars Story
- February 11, 2018

Almost two months in theaters, " Star Wars: The Last Jedi " is climbing box office charts, but has a long road to become the top moneymaker in the " Star Wars " franchise begun by George Lucas four decades ago. We were all pretty shocked when we heard that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been fired from directing Solo: A Star Wars Story , after they were already three-quarters of the way through principal photography. (more...)
Olympic men's downhill postponed amid strong wind Olympic men's downhill postponed amid strong wind
- February 11, 2018

Weather permitting, Waldner said on Thursday, the race would be run on Monday at noon local time (0300 GMT), between the two runs of the women's giant slalom at the other Alpine venue in Yongpyong. That could level the playing field, so to speak, and bring favorites like Shiffrin back to the pack if they have bad luck with the elements. The high level of risk for athletes produces high reward, as it has fans squirming in their seats as athletes squeeze past the gates. (more...)
WhatsApp has launched person-to-person UPI Payments in India WhatsApp has launched person-to-person UPI Payments in India
- February 11, 2018

Users can now link their bank account to their WhatsApp account via Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and begin making payments straight to another user's bank account through a WhatsApp chat. User can now choose from this list of banks the one to be linked to UPI. Even among beta testers , only a few can see the feature. It is worth to note that the feature is exclusively for India. (more...)
Trump urges Americans to vote Republican to cut deficit Trump urges Americans to vote Republican to cut deficit
- February 11, 2018

There was far less drama in the Senate, where the measure sailed through by a 71-28 tally. The bill was approved by a wide margin in the Senate and it survived a rebellion of 67 conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives thanks to the support of some Democrats. (more...)
Canada PM Trudeau says 'peoplekind' remark was bad humor Canada PM Trudeau says 'peoplekind' remark was bad humor
- February 10, 2018

He visited Chicago and San Francisco this week before traveling to California on Friday. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and is expected to discuss matters such a political and trade ties between California and Canada. The topic of free trade and the negotiation of a renewed North American free trade pact will be hard to avoid Wednesday when the prime minister takes the stage at the University of Chicago. (more...)
First Test Footage Revealed of EHANG 184 Manned Passenger Drone First Test Footage Revealed of EHANG 184 Manned Passenger Drone
- February 10, 2018

EHang says the vehicle runs on electric batteries. "But our successful flight today means the scenes that we used to only see in sci-fi movies are now very close to common people", said Hu Huazhi, chief executive officer (CEO) of Chinese tech company EHang. (more...)
Latest VLC Player 3.0 update brings support for Chromecast Latest VLC Player 3.0 update brings support for Chromecast
- February 10, 2018

With VLC, you have media of any format. VLC 3.0 is the first concurrent release the player has ever had across all its supported platforms including Android, Chrome OS, Android TV, Linux, macOS, iOS, Apple TV, and Windows. VideoLAN has released the version 3.0 of VLC for Android media player. The app is now better suited for modern displays and content, packing in things like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 8K support, and more. (more...)
Rejoice Nintendo Switch Users! You Can Use Gold Points To Buy Games Rejoice Nintendo Switch Users! You Can Use Gold Points To Buy Games
- February 10, 2018

The low number of Gold Points for physical releases is likely to prevent gamers from hoarding used games to avail the Gold Points. Trustee publishers of the smaller, niche but most certainly intriguing titles, tinyBuild , have announced today - nearly last-minute - that they will be unveiling six games coming to the Switch . (more...)
Back to Earth: Tesla's losses grow with Model 3 delays Back to Earth: Tesla's losses grow with Model 3 delays
- February 10, 2018

Multiple customers that have had deposits placed on the Model 3 cars since 2016 are reporting that they received an email stating that the vehicle will be delivered in "late 2018", while others are being informed that they'll have to wait until "early 2019", to receive the auto they paid for years previously. (more...)
Tesla headed for worst day in 2 years on Model 3 woes Tesla headed for worst day in 2 years on Model 3 woes
- February 10, 2018

And the SLS is created to have greater capability than the Falcon Heavy. The successful launch of the rocket was indeed a significant achievement by Musk's aerospace company, but a red Tesla Roadster the rocket was carrying as its payload had also prompted many to ask why to send a sports auto into deep space. (more...)