Science


What scientists learned after they trained spiders to jump on demand What scientists learned after they trained spiders to jump on demand
- May 09, 2018

Kim was one of four regal jumping spiders ( Phiddipus regius ) the researchers brought into the lab for a close examination of how their bodies move as they leap and land. In a series of highly acrobatic tests, the team trained the arachnid to jump different distances and heights, marking an absolute first in the annals of science, notes a news release from the university. (more...)
Apple iOS 11.4 Gets A Restricted Mode To Boost Security Apple iOS 11.4 Gets A Restricted Mode To Boost Security
- May 09, 2018

The latest beta for iOS 11 .4 features a new USB Restricted Mode. Elcomsoft says that the new USB Restricted Mode is created to prevent "device acquisition after the device has been stored for 7 consecutive days without being unlocked or connected to a (paired) computer or USB accessory". (more...)
BMW M5 Competition to sell here from $229000+ORC BMW M5 Competition to sell here from $229000+ORC
- May 09, 2018

The 2018 BMW M5 is a formidable beast as it packs all-wheel drive and 600 PS (441 kW / 592 hp) but the company is upping the ante by unveiling the new M5 Competition. High-gloss black is used for the front grilles, side grilles, side mirrors, rear spoiler, and window surrounds. The auto sits lower than a normal M5, and it gets more camber up front right out of the gate. (more...)
Indian Team against Afghanistan and Ireland/ England tours announced Indian Team against Afghanistan and Ireland/ England tours announced
- May 09, 2018

The national selection committee's decision to name India skipper Virat Kohli for the two-match T20 series against Ireland has created confusion as it's clashing with his county commitments for Surrey . Virat Kohli's much-hyped county stint paved the way for Karun Nair's comeback while senior batsman Rohit Sharma was dropped from the 15-strong Indian squad announced on Tuesday for the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan next month. (more...)
Minister Gyawali in Janakpur to take stock of Modi visit preparations Minister Gyawali in Janakpur to take stock of Modi visit preparations
- May 09, 2018

PM Modi will also meet leaders of Nepalese political parties including two Madhesi parties. Kathmandu itself will have another civic reception where Modi will be ceremonially handed over the keys to the city. After ending his official engagements in Janakpur, Prime Minister Modi will land in Kathmandu . Nepalese PM Oli had visited India around a month back which was seen as an attempt to fix Nepal's ties with New Delhi . (more...)
Meghalaya govt opposes Citizenship Bill 2016 Meghalaya govt opposes Citizenship Bill 2016
- May 09, 2018

The 16-member Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), headed by BJP MP Rajendra Agarwal , visited the north-eastern state under public pressure to incorporate the opinions of organisations and individuals into the bill. Indigenous Forum Assam, an umbrella organisation of several outfits, including pro-talks ULFA leaders, oppose the Bill as well. The public hearing on the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2018 was held in between 2-30 pm to 5 pm. (more...)
This is the new Google News, say goodbye to Newsstand This is the new Google News, say goodbye to Newsstand
- May 09, 2018

The brand new edition of Google News utilizes a brand new set of AI practices to get a steady flow of information since it pertains on the web and examine it at realtime to populate it to story-lines, the company explains in a blog. This is part of a new visual format called newscasts which bundles together articles, videos, quotes, tweets, and more on a single topic. The AI-driven homepage is focused on the news your care about, while a new "Full coverage" compiles a variety of sources ... (more...)
Square Enix E3 Showcase Will be Live on Their Own Website Square Enix E3 Showcase Will be Live on Their Own Website
- May 09, 2018

This Square Enix's E3 showtime will be streamed on Youtube , Twitch , and Mixer . Square Enix has announced that they will be holding an E3 showcase for the first time since 2015. Kingdom Hearts 3 , Final Fantasy , and Life is odd are titles that are now heavily rumored to be shown off in some capacity at this event. First and foremost is without a doubt Kingdom Hearts III , the game that's kept Kingdom Hearts players waiting for so long. (more...)
Haryana Waqf Board asks govt to remove encroachments near mosques Haryana Waqf Board asks govt to remove encroachments near mosques
- May 09, 2018

In a relief to members of self help groups (SHGs) for women set up under the Deen Dayal Antyodya scheme, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced that repayment of interest on bank loans taken by such groups would be borne by the state government till the income of each member of that group reaches Rs one lakh per annum. (more...)
Hezbollah, allies score major gains in Lebanon election Hezbollah, allies score major gains in Lebanon election
- May 08, 2018

The leader of Hezbollah says gains in Lebanon's parliamentary elections will give "protection" to the Iran-backed militant group. The Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said the party's goals had been achieved by the ballot, which has put it in a strong position for post-election negotiations that apportion ministries and control over state institutions. (more...)
Twitter testing encrypted messaging feature Twitter testing encrypted messaging feature
- May 08, 2018

DMs on Twitter are now transmitted in plain text, which mean that they are visible to everyone who has access to them on Twitter's network. Snowden, who blew the whistle on the USA government's broad surveillance apparatus in 2013, including techniques used to snoop on social media, appealed to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2016 to bulk up the security of direct messages. (more...)
Sun to turn into planetary nebula when it dies, say astronomers Sun to turn into planetary nebula when it dies, say astronomers
- May 08, 2018

Using their new model, based off data with updated calculations of the mass of individual stars, the researchers determined that the sun is just barely big enough to act similarly to some of the faraway stars they've observed in their death throes. (more...)
Nintendo Is Hiring A Level Designer for The Legend of Zelda series Nintendo Is Hiring A Level Designer for The Legend of Zelda series
- May 08, 2018

Zelda Breath Of The Wild being playable on PC thanks to the Cemu emulator is definitely a blessing, as this is allowing modders to alter the game in several ways. Furthermore, it looks like this level designer job is likely for the Switch and not for mobile devices. This could be a sign that the next game in the series will be more traditional like the older Zelda games. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online Runs $20 Annually, Includes Cloud Saves, Online Gaming Nintendo Switch Online Runs $20 Annually, Includes Cloud Saves, Online Gaming
- May 08, 2018

For even more details on what Nintendo has in store, be sure to check out their official page right here. These include The Legend of Zelda , Donkey Kong , and Super Mario Bros . One of the more frequent complaints about the Nintendo Switch is an inability to back up saves. How that looks exactly isn't quite clear; the Nintendo release says "Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action". (more...)
Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things
- May 08, 2018

When you plug the JBL Link Bar into your TV, for example, you can then say "Hey Google" and ask it to play whatever TV show, movie or YouTube content you want to watch or listen to. Google is teasing "a brand new media experience for Android Auto , both on your phone screen and on your vehicle display, making it easier and faster than ever before to surface content to users" in its I/O app. (more...)
Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app
- May 07, 2018

Similar to Fitbit's Ionic , the Versa comes packed with a variety of smartwatch features, as well as the company's signature fitness tracking capabilities. And for those who don't like words, there are also select emojis available, including love struck face, smiley face, crying with laughter face, winky face, heart icon, sad face, crying face, thinking face, and running. (more...)
Instagram commences trials on its newly developed in-app payment tool Instagram commences trials on its newly developed in-app payment tool
- May 07, 2018

We approached Instagram and parent company Facebook , for comment and clarification on the in-app payments but neither company responded at the time of writing. With the feature, WhatsApp joins the ranks of Facebook Messenger , Skype which already have the functionality, and has been one of the most widely anticipated features. (more...)
In 800000 years, Carbon Dioxide reached it's Highest level: accelerating Global Warming In 800000 years, Carbon Dioxide reached it's Highest level: accelerating Global Warming
- May 07, 2018

The researcher, a geochemist from the SCRIPPS institution of Oceanography Ralph Keeling, whose father David Keeling started measuring carbon dioxide levels in Mauna Loa in 1958, said that the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere in the last decade is growing faster than in 2000-ies. (more...)
A WhatsApp Message Is Causing Android Phones To Temporarily Freeze A WhatsApp Message Is Causing Android Phones To Temporarily Freeze
- May 07, 2018

WhatsApp is now affected with two bugs which cause the app to crash, or even one's phone altogether. WhatsApp users forward bulk of message daily to their friends and relatives, but if you do not avoid this message it can crash your messaging app and smartphone . (more...)
Were Analysts Bullish Hays plc (LON:HAS) This Week?
- May 07, 2018

Credit Suisse maintained the shares of CWD in report on Thursday, November 5 with "Neutral" rating. "Buy" rating has 5, "Sell" are 1, while 5 are "Hold". The Bailard Inc holds 61,719 shares with $1.07 million value, down from 89,601 last quarter. Below is a list of BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) latest ratings and price target changes. (more...)

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