Sci-tech

by | April 23, 2017 | 21:30

Twitter users using the #boycottsnapchat hashtag called for uninstalling the Snapchat app after a legal document unsealed last week alleged that Snap Chief Executive Evan Spiegel in 2015 said he was uninterested in prioritising growth in India and Spain because they were "poor".

by | April 23, 2017 | 19:24

More than 500 such marches are happening across the country, anchored in Washington. Thousands packed Market Street from City Hall to Penn's Landing for the Philadelphia Science March. The full list of marches in Canada includes Victoria, Vancouver, Prince George, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Windsor, London, Waterloo, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and St.

by | April 23, 2017 | 18:22

Tens of thousands of scientists and their supporters took to the streets in Washington, D.C. and around the world on Saturday to protest against what organizers described as an "alarming" anti-science trend. They cited proposed federal cuts to the National Institutes of Health totaling $6 billion, or 18 percent of the institute's budget. Scientists said they were anxious about political and public rejection of established science such as climate change and the safety of vaccine ...

by | April 23, 2017 | 18:17

The March for Science coincided with Earth Day on Saturday . Organizers encouraged participants to wear work gear such as their lab coats, or to dress as a science hero. Among the most enthusiastically received speakers addressing the throng was William S. The marches were meant to voice alarm at growing public ignorance of - and even hostility toward - scientific research, and were billed by organizers as a nonpartisan event.

by | April 23, 2017 | 18:09

In his message on Earth Day globally observed on April 22 ever year, the prime minister emphasized that every contribution by the citizens, no matter how small, would make a difference. The collection of leaked Panama papers showed that the offshore companies owned by Shariff's children managed huge funds. This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

by | April 23, 2017 | 17:34

Organizers said the march "has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics". In Halifax, protesters showed up near City Hall to support the event and advocate for evidence-based policy making.

by | April 23, 2017 | 16:23

Foreign-born scientists fill almost half of USA postdoctoral research positions. In the past Trump has described climate change as a hoax stifling policies created to promote economic growth. "The science community faces the most anti-science budget proposed by a U.S. Administration in over 30 years". Berlin saw several thousand people march from one of the city's universities to the Brandenburg Gate.

by | April 23, 2017 | 15:04

They cited proposed federal cuts to the National Institutes of Health totaling $6 billion, or 18 percent of the institute's budget. "I think that to a certain extent we've already seen an erosion of trust in science, and the process of empirical and objective observation", he said, listing denial of climate change, the anti-vaccination movement and people who believe the Earth is flat as examples.

by | April 23, 2017 | 09:25

Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus beat Viktorija Golubic 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 but world number 22 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland levelled the tie with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Aryna Sabalenka. We saw 4 breaks in the opening 6 games, two for each player, and they were leveled at 3-3 before CoCo broke again in game 7 to take her 3rd lead in the set.

by | April 23, 2017 | 09:06

The shooting video was visible on Facebook for almost two hours before it was reported, the company said. Stephens drives a white or cream-colored Ford Fusion and is considered armed and risky, Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. A staff member of a McDonald's in Erie, Pa., stalled the 37-year-old wanted man in the drive-thru window while another quickly phoned 911. Facebook has since clarified that the video was not streamed live, but was pre-recorded.

by | April 23, 2017 | 08:48

The circular was issued almost a year after the Tribunal on May 4, 2016 ordered ban on any construction on the wetland of the lake and redefined the buffer zone of the lakes and storm-water drains across the city. The bench added that no waste of any kind, either municipal solid waste or domestic waste, is to be dumped at the buffer zone of the lake. Such dumping and polluting is liable to environmental compensation of Rs.

by | April 23, 2017 | 08:43

In addition to the Enceladus discovery, researchers revealed that a "probable plume" was found erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa past year, lending credence to claims that such plumes exist on the moon. In September, Cassini will end a 13-year mission exploring Saturn and its entourage of 62 known moons. This is the closest scientists have come to identifying a place having the ingredients for life, said Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator of the NASA Science Mission Directorate.

by | April 23, 2017 | 08:22

The march was inspired by the post-inaugural Women's March against President Donald Trump and scheduled to coincide with Earth Day - facts not lost on critics who are calling the events little more than "politics disguised as science". His mother, grandmother and brother travelled with him from Parkersburg, West Virginia. The protest was putting puts scientists, who generally shy away from advocacy and whose work depends on objective experimentation, into a more public position.

by | April 23, 2017 | 08:16

Jupiter is already known for having a Great Red Spot. Measuring about 15,000 miles in longitude and roughly 7,500 miles in latitude, this localized dark spot is comparable in size to the Great Red Spot. Image credit: Stallard et al / ESO. This makes it unlike the weather patterns seen on Earth, and more like Jupiter's weather systems - especially, the Great Red Spot.

by | April 23, 2017 | 08:11

Samsung the South Korean smartphone maker has finally unveiled its much-awaited flagship, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the Indian market. The company will live stream the event which is taking place in New Delhi at 12pm on the Samsung India website.

by | April 23, 2017 | 07:56

This isn't just a theoretical possibility, either; White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the Trump administration expects federal law enforcement to crack down on recreational marijuana use , even in legal states. The Obama administration generally allowed state marijuana programs to operate, while officials under President Donald Trump have signaled they are open to medical marijuana, which is legal in IL for those who qualify, but not recreational use.

by | April 23, 2017 | 07:29

The facial recognition security feature on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones might not be as secure as you think, after reviewers found that it can be fooled by a photo. Update: Microsoft confirmed details about the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition to Engadget This post has been updated to reflect that information which includes the statement below.

by | April 23, 2017 | 06:18

Samsung started shipping the new device for those who purchased it through preorders which ran from April 7-17. The South Korean tech giant showcased the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus last month, with the official sales of the device kicking off in South Korea and the United States on Friday.

by | April 23, 2017 | 05:41

Isis released a statement claiming responsibility and said the attacker's nom de guerre with the Islamist terror group was Abu Yusuf al-Baljiki. The shooting comes just two days after police arrested two men in southern Marseille with weapons and explosives who were suspected of preparing an attack to disrupt the first-round of the presidential election on Sunday.

by | April 23, 2017 | 05:09

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said during his postgame press conference that defensive linemen Tyquan Lewis and Jalyn Holmes were behind the idea to get Jarvis in the game. With his scarlet jersey, he became the quarterback ready to face his teammates on the gray team. Though he has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, he doesn't let that stop him supporting the Buckeyes, and they showed some more love during Saturday's spring game, where they let him score a touchdown.

by | April 23, 2017 | 05:06

Analysts said strong S8 sales are likely to help Samsung to its best-ever quarterly profit in April-June, along with a booming memory chip market that is widely expected to deliver record revenue this year for the industry as a whole. While the iris scanner of the Samsung Galaxy S8 can register up to 200 identifying features. The device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:35

The president also remarked that he would release a tax reform package featuring a "massive tax cut." Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a "significant" issue to be examined will be Obama's crackdown on inversions, which are mergers that enable USA firms to relocate their headquarters overseas where tax rates are lower.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:27

Mashable reported that these chains of amino acids "are the building blocks of proteins". The researchers in the current study wanted to see if any of the peptides could destroy the human flu virus. "In this paper we screened 32 peptides , and the surprise was that four out of 32 had activity against the virus", Jacob said. One of the peptides they found were named urumin, after a whip-like sword called " urumi " used in southern India centuries ago.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:17

While retaining some familiar characteristics from the Note 7, including a 12-megapixel camera, water-resistant body, wireless charging and ... a headphone jack, the S8 has enough new features to please dedicated fans. Samsung Connect will also be able to support third-party devices with the SmartThings hub in the future. In this post, we're going to focus on the five new Galaxy S8 features people just can't stop taking about, and we'll also cover two fantastic new Galaxy S8 features that ...

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:01

The barrel-shaped Cygnus spacecraft, nestled atop a white Atlas V rocket, soared into the blue sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:11 am (1511 GMT). Anyone using a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone had access to the 360-degree view, along with the ability to manipulate the video , altering the perspective to place themselves close to the rocket as it lifted off, launch commentator George Diller said.

by | April 23, 2017 | 02:56

As per NASA , the part of Earth facing Cassini at the time was the southern Atlantic Ocean. Earth appears only as a speck of light in the dark space marking the gap between Saturn's rings. Opportunities to capture Earth from Saturn have been rare in the 13 years Cassini has spent orbiting the ringed planet. "I will be sad to see its mission end this fall, but extraordinarily grateful to have been a part of this fantastic odyssey from its very beginnings in the 1980s".

by | April 23, 2017 | 02:27

Samsung has finally gone ahead and un veiled its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in India. The image shared in the report shows both a standard Galaxy S8 and the larger Plus variant affected by the red tint. Apart from this, the device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. When it comes to unlocking your Galaxy S8 with biometric security, there's no shortage of options .

by | April 23, 2017 | 02:12

Picking up a decade after where Prometheus left off, Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant explores what happens when you leave a hyper intelligent, hyper-sensitive AI with a god-complex alone on a planet for 10 years. The final image - and we hope you're not eating while looking at it - shows a Neomorph devouring a Covenant crew member. "Usually there's some sort of grotesqueness we find interesting", he adds.

by | April 23, 2017 | 02:11

Mike Pence reassured Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that the United States would hold up its share of an agreement stuck by the Obama administration, even if it did not "admire" the deal. Australia is one of Washington's staunchest allies and has sent troops to fight alongside the U.S. military in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In return, Australia would resettle refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

by | April 23, 2017 | 02:03

Trump said. There are now three separate reviews of banking rules - Trump also asked Mnuchin for a separate, broader review in February - but the White House's steps so far have been uneven, leaving many to question its approach and strategy.

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:42

Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 24,880 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 20,175 shares in the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc raised its stake in shares of Nokia Oyj by 8.6% in the third quarter. When we have a peek on stock's historical trends we come to know that, the stock has slipped -0.19% in the past one week and plunged -2.79% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 11.06% during past quarter.

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:42

That is why scientific literacy is more important than ever in this age of lightning-speed innovation. Introduced by Tyson as "containing what may be the most important words I have ever spoken", the four-minute video attacks a decline in scientific literacy in the U.S., per Business Insider , with Tyson noting that the result could be catastrophic.

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:36

The title is part of Orbital's tradition of naming its cargo capsules after astronauts who have passed. NASA also hired privately owned SpaceX to fly cargo to the station. At that point, Orbital will light a large fire inside the vehicle again - the third time this has been done in a departing Cygnus to study how flames behave in microgravity.

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:34

Nintendo at least admits that they are having supply problems, partly because they didn't expect the Switch to sell this fast. The data, which was compiled by the NPD Group , a research firm that tracks the us gaming industry, suggests that Nintendo sold more units of the Switch's most popular games than units of the hardware itself.

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:12

Worldwide monitors, including a team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, have also noted irregularities in the voting that resulted in a narrow win for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp. Earlier, CHP deputy leader Bulent Tezcan said the party would open a case calling for the cancellation of the YSK's decision to allow the rule change.