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Mining For Cryptocurrency Is Interfering With The Search For Alien Life Mining For Cryptocurrency Is Interfering With The Search For Alien Life
- February 18, 2018

These digital currencies have taken off in the previous year. He also said he was concerned that future work could even be stopped in its tracks, should the GPU shortage worsen. SETI has other stations in Green Bank, West Virginia and Parkes, Australia are trying to expand, but the GPU shortage isn't helping. But maybe said sentient beings will just obliterate us anyway, since we'll just register as a substandard intelligence that has a weird fascination with running high-powered PCs around ... (more...)
Questions remain as ministers take next step in Rohingya repatriation Questions remain as ministers take next step in Rohingya repatriation
- February 18, 2018

Despite having lived in Myanmar for generations, the Rohingya Muslim minority is perceived by many in the country's Buddhist majority as an illegal fifth column - as squatters from Bangladesh who should have no residency or citizenship rights in Myanmar. (more...)
Mac and iOS bug crashes apps with a single character Mac and iOS bug crashes apps with a single character
- February 18, 2018

The bug was originally reported by Italian blog Mobile World - with many Apple users confirming the reports on social media. It seems like Apple became aware of the bug about three days ago, and they plan to fix it in an iOS update , iOS 11 .3 release , coming in early spring . (more...)
Spacewalking Astronauts Breeze Through Robot 'Hand' Work on Space Station Spacewalking Astronauts Breeze Through Robot 'Hand' Work on Space Station
- February 18, 2018

The job was accomplished by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei as well as Japan's Norishige Kanai, where one of the old hands were moved to a long-term storage location outside of the International Space Station , while the other was brought inside in order to be returned to Earth for repairs and an eventual return to the station. (more...)
Nightdive putting System Shock Remake on Hiatus Nightdive putting System Shock Remake on Hiatus
- February 18, 2018

As this project began to change direction, the CEO realized the path the game was taking was not the one that 21,000 people had donated $1.3 million for. Considering that during the Kickstarter process the developers promised a December 2017 release , it's clear that not all promises could be made. "The vision began to change". (more...)
NASA's K2 Mission Discovers 95 New Extrasolar Planets NASA's K2 Mission Discovers 95 New Extrasolar Planets
- February 18, 2018

It is hard to distinguish between signals coming from exoplanets and those that are not, as signals can be caused by multiple star systems, spacecraft noise or other sources. As per the statistics, in 1995, the first planet revolving around its host star was discovered which led to discoveries of more than 3,600 exoplanets as of now. (more...)
Twitter for Mac officially discontinued: here are alternatives Twitter for Mac officially discontinued: here are alternatives
- February 17, 2018

The company said this decision is a result of its effort to create a consistent experience across all platforms. However, the Support for Twitter for Mac is available for now, but will end in 30 days, reports TechCrunch . Does The Twitter For Mac Suck? The Twitter app for Mac is no longer available for download. Interestingly, when the app was called "Tweetie", it was well received by users. (more...)
More than 100 new exoplanets found as scientists hunt for 'second Earth' More than 100 new exoplanets found as scientists hunt for 'second Earth'
- February 17, 2018

Mayo and his team are understandably excited about the discovery of these 100 new planets and their implications for the future of the field. According to the statement made by Andrew Mayo of the University of Denmark , K2 found a star named "HD21267" and a planet orbiting it completing an orbit in 10 days. (more...)
Kia reveals the new 2018 Ceed Kia reveals the new 2018 Ceed
- February 17, 2018

Efforts to make its auto more recognisable include changing the name, Ceed replacing the previous and often mis-spelt cee'd. Possibly the biggest news about the new Ceed, is that it's finally dropped the slightly confusing apostrophe (Cee'd), so it now has a relatively sensible name. (more...)
Elon Musk's Tesla will have a close encounter with Earth in 2091
- February 16, 2018

An analysis by Czech and Canadian researchers shows the electric auto made by Mr Musk's company Tesla has a 6 per cent chance of colliding with Earth over the next million years. People are thinking if the auto will crash into Earth or Venus . The first close encounter, they say in a paper published Tuesday, will occur later this century in 2091. (more...)
The deluge: the Global sea level rapidly rises The deluge: the Global sea level rapidly rises
- February 16, 2018

Based on studies made in the past 25 years global, it was thought that sea levels were to grow more steadily rather than drastically, but the sudden upward trend has been accredited to global warming's exponential increase. "Our extrapolation assumes that sea level continues to change in the future as it has over the last 25 years". At this rate, the levels could go up to 10mm per year by 2100. (more...)
TfL publishes new private hire and ride-sharing services policy for London TfL publishes new private hire and ride-sharing services policy for London
- February 16, 2018

Numerous new practices directly address concerns cited by Transport for London and other regulators as part of their withdrawal of the firm's private hire operator licences around the country. "Across the world we're also partnering with cities, from helping to reduce private auto ownership to using our data to assist urban planners through our new Movement tool". (more...)
Frank Ocean delivers first new music of 2018 Frank Ocean delivers first new music of 2018
- February 16, 2018

Originally composed by Henry Mancini and penned by Johnny Mercer, Moon River first appeared in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's . So there's definitely plenty of music in the tank, we just have yet to hear it. 1" track "Slide", A$AP Mob's "RAF" and Tyler's "911 / Mr. Interestingly enough, on January 3rd Ocean posted a photo on his Tumblr page of someone wearing a hat that says, "If you liked 2017, you'll love 2018 ". (more...)
Olympic Ski Champion's Epic Wipeout Makes The Media Eat Snow Too Olympic Ski Champion's Epic Wipeout Makes The Media Eat Snow Too
- February 16, 2018

The American Ted Ligety, the Torino 2006 gold medalist in this event when it was called the combined (two slalom races instead of one), took fifth, 1.45 seconds back. But the gusting conditions had forced officials to shorten the downhill course, which benefited Hirscher because the downhill specialists did not have as long a distance to build a bigger lead on those that are more accomplished at slalom. (more...)
Drilling Down Into Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) Drilling Down Into Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)
- February 16, 2018

Maxim Group restated a "buy" rating and issued a $410.00 target price (down previously from $425.00) on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Therefore 60% are positive. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc . had 232 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $342.25. (more...)
Ever Footage Released of Antarctic Iceberg '4 Times the Size of London' Ever Footage Released of Antarctic Iceberg '4 Times the Size of London'
- February 16, 2018

The research mission The mission will begin on February 21 and last for three weeks. The first video of A-68 released The first video of the iceberg can be seen below. This mission marks the first time that scientists will explore an area protected by an worldwide agreement made in 2016 by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). (more...)
Iowa GOP lawmakers hold off gun bill after Florida shooting Iowa GOP lawmakers hold off gun bill after Florida shooting
- February 16, 2018

Increasing teacher pay lets our teachers know that they are valued and important. New Mexico is ranked 49th in education. The House Public Policy Committee took a look at Senate Bill 1 , the Senate version of the Sunday alcohol sales bill, on Wednesday. (more...)
Olympian Markus Schairer Injured Neck, Fractured Vertebrae in Snowboarding Fall Olympian Markus Schairer Injured Neck, Fractured Vertebrae in Snowboarding Fall
- February 16, 2018

While in fourth place of the competition, the three-time Olympian lost control after hanging high in the air off a massive drop and landed hard on his back. The report said that Schairer will be taken back to Austria for more treatment. Before Schairer's crash, competitors had already voiced concerns that the track was too risky, with Austrian racer Even Alessandro Haemmerle saying he was "just glad that I'm down safe", after finishing first in the Small Final, The Express reported . (more...)
Canadians will miss out on the Essential Phone's three new spring colours Canadians will miss out on the Essential Phone's three new spring colours
- February 16, 2018

With the teaser image, Essential also hinted at what could be a color-shifting finish for the new " Ocean Depths ", as 9 to 5 Google notes. In a blog post, Essential explained the new Essential Phone models feature a custom ceramic colour, which the company described as a "feat". (more...)
Project Fi now supports 170 countries for global travel Project Fi now supports 170 countries for global travel
- February 15, 2018

Previously, Project Fi offered worldwide data in 135 countries, but that number has been increased to 170, including some countries like Monaco and Nigeria. These notifications are enabled by default, but you can turn them off in your account settings. That brings the total to 170 countries and territories where Project Fi can be used. (more...)

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