Sci-tech

by | April 28, 2017 | 05:43

Obama returned to his roots for his first public appearance since he left office nearly 100 days ago, and seemed relaxed and in good humor during his panel talk at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago , where he was joined on stage by six young leaders.

by | April 28, 2017 | 05:29

The data was collected by the Cassini spacecraft that has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. Meanwhile, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope observed a warm jet of water shooting out of the warmest part of Europa, one of Saturn's moons that is composed of an icy layer over a salty liquid ocean of water.

by | April 28, 2017 | 05:09

Mr. Trump agreed earlier this week to pull his demand that money for his wall be included in the spending bill. "Instead of working with Democrats to avert another disastrous Republican government shutdown, the Trump administration is cruelly threatening to raise health premiums on millions of families", Pelosi said in a statement Wednesday, noting that Mulvaney helped push the GOP toward a government shutdown in 2013.

by | April 28, 2017 | 04:07

Barnett is also expected to be selected in the first round Thursday night. The San Francisco 49ers have every possible interest in making this happen, and one has to wonder how much they have pushed the reports that they are considering Trubisky at No.

by | April 28, 2017 | 03:58

Samsung rejected a call from USA activist hedge fund Elliott to split itself in two but accepted part of the fund's proposals on Thursday, revealing plans to cancel its existing treasury shares worth over $35 billion by 2018. It was the highest quarterly profit since the third quarter of 2013. Operating profit reached 9.89 trillion won, also up 48.27 percent from a year earlier.

by | April 28, 2017 | 03:33

ET News notes that the Galaxy Note 7 R is expected to pack a smaller, 3,200mAh battery instead of 3,500mAh cell on the Note 7. Considering these refurbished units are from the recall, Samsung will have a hard time selling these handsets to customers.

by | April 28, 2017 | 03:04

Following a final close flyby of Saturn's moon Titan, Cassini will leap over the planet's icy rings and begin a series of 22 weekly dives between the planet and the rings. Now, NASA released details on how the Saturn probe will spend its last hours in a sad, stunning, and educational "Grand Finale". Launched in 1997, Cassini reached Saturn i.

by | April 28, 2017 | 02:46

Blood Falls is famous for its sporadic releases of iron-rich salty water and it is the brine that turns red when the iron contacts air. Several theories have been put forward since the mysterious falls of blood was discovered in 1911. "Taylor Glacier is now the coldest known glacier to have persistently flowing water", co-author Christina Carr, a doctoral student at University of Alaska Fairbanks, said in a release about the study .

by | April 28, 2017 | 01:09

It was another strong quarter for Microsoft's Office consumer business too, with Office products and cloud services revenue up by 15% (14% CC). In October, the stock broke through its 1999 highs after the company said Azure saw revenue growth of 116 percent.

by | April 28, 2017 | 01:07

A newly developed inflatable greenhouse could provide food and air revitalization for future deep space explorers. That's where the University of Arizona's inflatable greenhouse comes in, designboom reports . "The entire system of the lunar greenhouse does represent, in a small way, the biological systems that are here on Earth". Astronauts would introduce water into the system either from supplies they bring with them or that they find after they arrive, if possible.

by | April 28, 2017 | 00:58

Ms Whitson broke the NASA cumulative record set previous year by astronaut Jeffrey Williams; Scott Kelly holds the United States record for consecutive days in space at 340. Whitson, who said she was inspired to become an astronaut by NASA's Apollo program, also joined the president in discussing the goal of sending astronauts to Mars.

by | April 28, 2017 | 00:22

North Korea has been ratcheting up tensions and engaging in bellicose rhetoric. It is a nuclear-powered submarine carrying 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles and 60 special operations troops and mini-subs, reported the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.

by | April 28, 2017 | 00:21

Klyver said any whale death is upsetting. The humpback whale population that feeds in North Atlantic waters each summer was removed from the Endangered Species Act previous year when NOAA divided humpback populations into 14 distinct population segments around the world.

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:36

His owner, the Ol Pejeta conservation refuge in Kenya, hopes to raise awareness of the precarious position the species is in. To stave off the subspecies's extinction, Ol Pejeta Conservancy , the Kenyan wildlife group in charge of Sudan's care is hoping to raise $9 million for research into breeding methods such as in-vitro fertilization.

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:30

His solution builds on the work of another Google researcher, Marc Levoy, and his experimental SeeInTheDark app , but Kainz has taken it a few steps further - check out the details here. As well, these devices use autofocus to focus on the subject, which is nigh impossible in low-light conditions. After that, it's a matter of some calculation: Kainz eliminates the noise by computing the mean of the frames, and can remove artifacts by subtracting the mean of frames shot with tape over the ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:30

Jack Jones was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. Monday at the state's Cummins Unit in southeast Arkansas. Jones was given the death penalty for the 1995 rape and killing of Mary Phillips. Their deaths marked the nation's first-double execution since 2000, when Texas put condemned inmates to death on the same night. The compressed timeline set off a series of last-minute challenges from inmates challenging the state's lethal injection protocol.

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:23

Still no word on whether Spider-Man will be showing up, but as he's one of Marvel's most popular characters, it sure seems likely. On top of this, the Collector's Edition will also include four interlinking dioramas from TriForce, featuring Capcom's Chun-Li and Mega Man X, plus Marvel's Iron Man and Captain Marvel.

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:19

Net profit for the January-March period amounted to KRW 7.68 trillion ($6.7 billion or roughly Rs. 43,545 crores), up 46 percent from a year ago, Samsung Electronics said in a statement . Samsung is still facing some acute headaches. "The pre-orders are expected to hit 150,000 units by the end of this month", industry sources told IANS.

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:12

The Stranding Center said that the whale was deteriorated from being bit by sharks to the point where a species can not be determined. Authorities roped the animal off with crime scene tape to keep a crowd of onlookers at a distance. He says it was first reported dead three days ago by a cruise ship 13 miles off New York City. The roughly 40-foot-long whale was found Wednesday in Toms River.

by | April 27, 2017 | 22:59

The firm earned "Reduce" rating on Tuesday, February 23 by Nomura. The firm has a market cap of $14.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.85 and a beta of 1.93. Balentine LLC purchased a new stake in Seagate Technology PLC during the third quarter valued at about $110,000. Seagate Technology PLC's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 147.37%.

by | April 27, 2017 | 22:30

Writer-director James Gunn adapted it for the silver screen, Screen Rant reported. "Groot is always challenging to play", he says. It's all the writing of James Gunn . Particularly refreshing to me were its nearly defiant disinterest in what's happening in the rest of the MCU, favoring its own internal continuity more than that of the studio as a whole, and the focus on mixing up character dynamics in a very real way, without it being "dun dun DUN" plot reveals.

by | April 27, 2017 | 22:30

Buy rating has been given by 2 analysts to the company stock whereas 1 analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 3 analysts given HOLD rating. The good news is, sales may return to growth this quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 17th. United Technologies's payout ratio is now 43.21%. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "United Technologies Co".

by | April 27, 2017 | 22:05

In a message to Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, his counterpart in South Africa, Mukherjee said, "On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend to the friendly people of South Africa, warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your Freedom Day".

by | April 27, 2017 | 21:27

Vetr raised Sirius XM Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $5.51 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.01/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 25%.

by | April 27, 2017 | 21:26

His accuracy on deep throws, reading defenses, and going through his progressions need improvement, but the Chiefs have the luxury of sitting him behind Smith (and possibly Tyler Bray) for a year before Smith's contract expires. The teams swapped first round picks in 2016. Did the Browns actually spend time arguing about the pick until today, but now they want everyone to think they were all in? The Washington Redskins now pick at number 17.

by | April 27, 2017 | 20:40

To make the technology truly viable, the process must be triggered by visible light. " This work is a breakthrough ", said UCF Assistant Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo. The team tested the MOF inside a photoreactor - or glowing blue cylinder lined with LED lights to mimic blue wavelengths shining from the sun - and the resulting chemical reaction turned Carbon dioxide into solar fuel.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:50

In October a year ago, VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch categorically denied rumors that Volkswagen could sell Ducati or truck manufacturers Scania and Man. Ducati made annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of around €100 million and could fetch a valuation of up to €1.5 billion, or 15 times its core earnings - a multiple similar to that of Italian supercar maker Ferrari.

by | April 27, 2017 | 19:26

SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious US missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. After a special briefing for all 100 USA senators, top U.S. officials announced President Donald Trump's strategy on North Korea. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Harris said he expects North Korea to soon be able to develop a long-range ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 18:18

But you'll also apparently get better at outfitting yourself thanks to Style Check, which will take the combined knowledge of some bored people watching you get dressed via the internet to let you know what flatters you. Don't worry about all the crap piled up in the corners of your room, as the Echo Look camera will blur everything but your clear jeans. This combines machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists to provide a recommendation about which outfit to wear.

by | April 27, 2017 | 17:50

Pre-ordering will give you access to the Public Beta when it goes live. Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: WWII Editions. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

by | April 27, 2017 | 17:30

Incidentally, the internals of the Vivo V5s is identical to its predecessor except for the increased storage. It will be interesting to see how Vivo prices the new V5s smartphone in India, because the V5 cost Rs 17,980, while the V5 Plus with dual front cameras cost Rs 27,980 in India.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:42

Price targets show what analysts believes a stock will be worth at the end of a certain time period. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. The company had 2016 annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in North America and overseas with approximately 1,400 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization - with a global network of wholly ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:25

We informed you earlier that Kia Motors, a subsidiary of the South Korean automaker Hyundai, is going to establish its manufacturing plant in India. Kia Motors , the latest global entrant in the India growth story, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government of Andhra Pradesh to build a new manufacturing facility in Anantapur district.

by | April 27, 2017 | 16:07

Bill Nye was invited to speak on CNN's New Day Saturday program for Earth Day , along with May Boeve , the executive director of green action group 350.org; and William Happer , a climate change skeptic and physicist at Princeton. Bill Nye loves two things: science and bow ties. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and public health campaigner who first called attention to the high levels of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, warned a crowd in Washington: 'Flint is what ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 15:57

BlackBerry, under license by TCL Communications , has launched its latest Android-powered flagship smartphone, the KeyOne, in the UK. The BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone will be available for purchase in the United States and Canada starting next month, according to a press release from TCL, the device's manufacturer.