Science


Simone Manuel Becomes First Black Woman To Win Swim Gold At Olympics
- August 14, 2016

During her sports-race interview with NBC, Manuel she said she was "blessed" to serve as an "inspiration to others that you can do it". She became the first black woman to win gold in an Olympic swimming event, and first to medal in an individual event. (more...)
New No Man's Sky exploit lets players duplicate the rarest items
- August 14, 2016

You can use this glitch as many times as you want, but be sure to save your game before you make an attempt as sometimes the game crashes in the process. To craft Electron Vapor, you'll also need the Suspension Fluid blueprint - and that blueprint is also randomized. No, really. Try it, it's hilarious! Congrats! You're well on your way to being a dirty big cheat . (more...)
Blizzard Rolls Out High Bandwidth Servers For Overwatch Blizzard Rolls Out High Bandwidth Servers For Overwatch
- August 14, 2016

Simultaneous kills between Widowmaker players, whose sniper rifle is a hitscan weapon, meaning it deals its damage on the same tic the player hits the trigger, were perhaps uncommon, but not rare. The update is only being introduced on PC right now, but should come to consoles eventually. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, matchmaking servers run at 64 tic rate, yet the competitive community plays most matches on 128 tic servers, and believe it makes a sizable difference in the gameplay ... (more...)
IPhone 7: Leaked images give us clearest view yet IPhone 7: Leaked images give us clearest view yet
- August 14, 2016

Meanwhile, previous iPhone 7 leaks also revealed that the new Apple device could drop its 64GB storage option. According to 9to5Mac, the iPhone 7 won't be much of a significant update in terms of design as the device will look more like its predecessor, the iPhone 6/6S, only much thinner. (more...)
SpaceX readies a nighttime satellite launch and rocket recovery SpaceX readies a nighttime satellite launch and rocket recovery
- August 14, 2016

SpaceX technicians planned to connect a Japanese communications satellite to the tip of a Falcon 9 rocket as soon as Thursday, eyeing a launch from Cape Canaveral just after midnight Sunday. SpaceX hopes to land the first stage of the rocket on a droneship at sea called " Of Course I Still Love You ". The company caused a stir at its last launch. (more...)
Self-healing liquid created to bind fabrics together once torn Self-healing liquid created to bind fabrics together once torn
- August 14, 2016

The fabric-coating technology works using enzymes that are added to break down certain chemicals. This fabric-coating technology was created by turning the squid's ring teeth into a liquid form using yeast and bacteria. This means an item of clothing with the coating could be repaired by simply putting it in a washing machine. Ultimately, the professor says, this new squid-baed protein "could help improve protective clothing worn by soldiers, medical staff, even farmers". (more...)
IOS App Store predicted to host 5 million apps by 2020 IOS App Store predicted to host 5 million apps by 2020
- August 14, 2016

Apple's App Store continues its impressive growth. Writing in a blog post, Randy Nelson, Head of Mobile Insights at Senor Tower, said: "It's clear from the difficulty developers are having getting their apps discovered on a store containing roughly two million apps that some significant steps on Apple's part will be required to make discoverability viable when there are more than twice that number to contend with". (more...)
Perseid meteor showers 2016
- August 13, 2016

The best time to go out will be after midnight Friday. The recent haze over the valley from wildfires will not affect the view as much as city lights will, Kerr said. Each Perseid meteor travels at a shocking 132,000 miles per hour. . The Perseids are tiny pieces of icy debris that are left in the trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 133 years. (more...)
Venus May Once Have Been Habitable, NASA Suggests Venus May Once Have Been Habitable, NASA Suggests
- August 13, 2016

Venus today is a hellish world. Scientists have previously suggested that Venus' slow rotation rate is explained by its thick atmosphere. A team of scientists from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has developed a climate change model, which is similar to what researchers now use to study the history of Venus, according to Tech Times . (more...)
Mountaintop Dig Finds Chilling Echo of Dark Greek Legend Mountaintop Dig Finds Chilling Echo of Dark Greek Legend
- August 13, 2016

Historically, this mountain was a place of sacrifices to Zeus. In punishment, the legend goes, Lycaon was either slain or turned into a wolf. Accordingly, everything must be taken with a grain of salt - it's possible that any case these scientists make for tying the remains to a human sacrifice, if they try to make one at all, will be debunked by their colleagues. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone: 8 big features
- August 13, 2016

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co expects sales for its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to exceed those of the previous version launched past year, the head of the company's mobile business said. The firm earlier this year announced a tablet device with the feature for India. The Galaxy Note 7 will also be compatible with Samsung Pay, a mobile payments service that competes with Apple Pay, among others, which Samsung hopes will help boost margins for its devices and set its ... (more...)
The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
- August 13, 2016

Thousands of meteors were observed slashing through the darkness. Where to aim: This may sound silly, but aim your camera straight up - this is generally the darkest part of the sky. However, this year Earth is expected to pass through the debris trail closer to its center making for a stellar display of cosmic fireworks. For the best viewing on Saturday morning, Dr. (more...)
Woman bitten by alligator in Everglades Woman bitten by alligator in Everglades
- August 13, 2016

Lauderdale. At the hospital, Dr. Lara Wiseman worked together with firefighters to free the paw. The Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue responded when a homeowner called after seeing the trapped kitten. Jachles said it was unclear if the kitten had an owner or if it was a stray. He said a firefighter had expressed interest in giving the kitten, who they nicknamed "Captain" a forever home. (more...)
How to catch the Perseid meteor shower
- August 13, 2016

Every August, Earth's orbit takes us into the debris field (composed mainly of nickel and iron) of ancient comet "Swift-Tuttle". The reason they are called the Perseids is because they seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus. If the weather cooperates, the best time to watch is between the hours of midnight and dawn overnight on Thursday to Friday (Aug. 11-12). Allow about 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. (more...)
Google Faces Antitrust Charges in Russian Federation Google Faces Antitrust Charges in Russian Federation
- August 13, 2016

Google was fined $6.75 million by Russian Federation for violating antitrust rules on tablets and mobile phones. Russian antitrust officials fined Google $6.8 million for abusing its dominant market position by bundlings its apps with Android OS. (more...)
SpaceX has shipped its Mars engine to Texas for tests
- August 13, 2016

SpaceX's next-generation engine Raptor is up for testing as Elon Musks's space team together with NASA gear up for the Mars mission to be launched late this year or early 2017. To date, the company has landed a total of five rockets - two on land and three at sea. A report published in Spaceflight Now informed, "The views were recorded by high-speed cameras at Cape Canaveral and edited into a video accompanied by music". (more...)
No Man's Sky Issues Workaround Until Fix!
- August 13, 2016

So, what is it about this game that gave it so much hype? In an interview with CNBC , game creator Sean Murray compares the game to Minecraft , another open-ended game where players can build worlds. No Man's Sky's seemingly unrivalled level of mystery certainly allows for some wonderful moments of discovery - but that lack of explanation can also get in the way of its own success. (more...)
Manuel becomes 1st African American woman to win swim gold
- August 13, 2016

Simone Manuel didn't just make history Thursday night when she became the first black woman to win gold in an individual swimming event. She clocked in at 52.70secs to win gold and set a new Olympic record. "I'm just so blessed". The decision was later overturned, but in many economically deprived urban neighborhoods, minority kids still don't have the opportunity to splash around in a pool on a hot summer day. (more...)
Everything you need to know about tonight's spectacular Perseids meteor shower
- August 13, 2016

A mountain-top Meteor Shower viewing is scheduled to begin at 11:00pm on Friday, August 12, and over 4,000 people are going according to the event's Facebook page with another 17,000 listed as "interested". The parent of the Perseid Meteor shower is the Comet Swift-Tuttle. NASA added that Jupiter's gravity has tugged the debris stream from Swift-Tuttle, which places Earth more in the center of the stream, rather than the edge. (more...)
No Man's Sky: How to Check the Conditions of Your Planet
- August 13, 2016

No Man's Sky is out now on the PS4. Here, press X over what you need to build. Seeing as how materials can be found in rocks, plant life and living animals, you shouldn't have much trouble finding iron, plutonium and other everyday items. (more...)

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