Science

by | August 16, 2018 | 02:18

During its seven-year mission, the Parker probe will make 24 loops around the sun to study the physics of its outer atmosphere, or corona, during which it will sample conditions and coming just 6.16 million km (3.83 million miles) from the Sun's broiling "surface".

by | August 13, 2018 | 03:33

And although Tahlequah's period of mourning is longer than most researchers have believed possible, she is certainly not the first mother orca to engage in what researchers are calling a " tour of grief " with her deceased calf. "For close approaches, what we're needing to try to do is to match course and speed of the animals and then very slowly and cautiously move in so we don't disturb them", he said.

by | August 12, 2018 | 01:31

These ideal conditions for watching will coincide with the peak time for meteor shower viewings, when Earth passes through the richest display of showers on Sunday night at 9 p.m. The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up in our atmosphere to create the meteor shower. Smoke from the California wildfires that now covers parts of the western US may create hazy sky conditions capable of significantly dimming bright stars - and bright meteors.

by | July 27, 2018 | 10:31

Friday night will see the longest total lunar eclipse so far this century. The areas of our planet from which this can be experienced are very limited, because the total lunar eclipse must be ongoing at the time of moonset/sunrise. During a lunar eclipse , the sun lies directly behind Earth, refracting - or bending - light. When the Earth passes in front of the moon, it rapidly causes its surface temperature to drop - causing lunar rocks to suddenly freeze and crack, releasing gas.

by | July 12, 2018 | 07:55

A simple majority is required. He was more empathetic to how a prosecution could interfere with presidential duties. "There is no one in America more qualified for this position, or more deserving ", the president said. Democrats are likely to confront Kavanaugh with those words when he sits for his confirmation hearing. "Mr. Kavanaugh , is the president above the law?" "Whoever President Trump put up they were opposed to".

by | July 01, 2018 | 07:00

The complication for a Lee nomination is that if he joined the court, a Republican Senate seat would be vacated at a time when Republicans hold only a narrow 51-49 Senate majority. Asked about Barrett, he said, "She's an outstanding woman". The road to confirmation for Trump's pick is likely to be a contentious one, as Democrats are expected to push back .

by | June 26, 2018 | 02:47

He said Saturday that the cause of the derailment hasn't been determined. Williams says some of the tankers were compromised, causing the oil to leak into floodwaters and eventually into the rain-swollen Little Rock River, but officials don't yet have an exact number of tankers that leaked oil.

by | June 01, 2018 | 02:17

TD Securities downgraded shares of Kinder Morgan Canada from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and decreased their price target for the stock from C$24.00 to C$17.50 in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. Morneau stressed repeatedly the pipeline is commercially viable and profitable. It also stated increasing pressure on current pipeline infrastructure is pushing more companies to utilize trucks and rail for product transportation.

by | May 30, 2018 | 10:56

Thousands have been evacuated from the coast of Florida as the region braces for subtropical storm Alberto . But forecasters said it will dump heavy rain on parts of the Florida Panhandle, Alabama and Georgia, raising the risk of flash flooding .

by | May 28, 2018 | 00:14

On Sunday morning, storm Alberto was located around 70 miles west of Key West, Florida. From Crystal River to the Mississippi/Alabama border, the storm surge could be 2 to 4 feet. Northeastern Florida and Southeastern Georgia will remain dry Saturday, but by Sunday morning heavy bands of rains will arrive and are expected to last throughout the holiday weekend.

by | May 18, 2018 | 11:05

Additionally, today's Xbox One update changes some button commands; the "View" button on the Home screen can now be used to re-order group items and more. Murray's basic description of what players can do is a bit reminiscent of Dark Souls ' multiplayer where players can either help or hurt each others' experience.

by | May 17, 2018 | 14:34

The service will also feature music videos and live performances from the most popular artists. Although YouTube has a giant library of songs and videos, it competes with Google Play Music and YouTube Red , which is the company's advertisement-free video streaming service.

by | May 13, 2018 | 09:47

Now it appears that the company has actually made a decision that this helicopter concept might in fact function. NASA says this is to demonstrate "the viability and potential" of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet . Once the rover is on the planet's surface, a suitable location will be found to deploy the helicopter down from the vehicle and place it onto the ground.

by | May 12, 2018 | 02:58

A blog post cleared most of the doubt around the technology, called Duplex and answered questions which Google didn't onstage. What stole the show, however, was when Google announced that award-winning R&B artist John Legend would be voicing some commands for Google Assistant .

by | May 10, 2018 | 11:12

A consortium of 13 Indian banks may have won a high court battle against Airlines founder on Tuesday, but there are still significant hurdles for the banks ahead. "This is a positive and big step forward". United Kingdom high court had earlier given enough time to Mallya's lawyer to respond. The claim relates to a judgment of the debt recovery tribunal in Karnataka, which concluded that Mallya was "liable" to pay the banks a sum of INR 62,033,503,879.42 plus interest.The UK court had ...

by | May 09, 2018 | 05:17

Known as eCRM-003, the latest concept showcases technology being considered by Uber and developed by partner companies. "Alphabet CEO Larry Page has made significant investments in companies working on flying cars, such as startups Kitty Hawk" Kitty Hawk and Zee Aero.

by | May 09, 2018 | 05:16

As the youngest politburo member, Sun was even seen in some quarters as a potential successor to Xi. Prosecutors accused Mr. Sun of taking bribes over a 15-year period during which he held leading positions in Beijing , at the Ministry of Agriculture, in the northeast province of Jilin and finally in Chongqing .

by | May 08, 2018 | 00:52

The messenger app is expected to have several exclusive features for Apple customers. The ability to watch YouTube videos within WhatsApp was launched sometime back, and WhatsApp is now including the same functionality to watch Facebook and Instagram videos.

by | May 07, 2018 | 07:52

The second-year left-hander has looked good in two straight starts, and he is carrying a 4.24 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 34 innings of work. The career.304 hitter has driven in five runs in his last six games, and he is on his way to another outstanding season.

by | May 03, 2018 | 09:32

California has 24 known cases, more than any other states. Last month, United States authorities took the unusual step of telling people to throw out any romaine lettuce they had, and not eat it unless they were sure it was not from the Yuma, Arizona area which grows most of the romaine lettuce sold in the country during winter.

by | May 02, 2018 | 00:57

He draws comparisons to Brett Favre in competitiveness but also to Johnny Manziel with size and attitude at times. "Baker's been through a lot, and this is a great night for him and his family". If not, it's imperative that the Bills use their enormous draft capital to improve the team outside of the QB. In 1995 the team's owner Art Modell packed up his team and moved them to Baltimore against the wishes of the City of Cleveland and the season ticket holders.

by | May 02, 2018 | 01:00

Facebook said that out of the box, the headset will be compatible with more than 1,000 games , social apps, and 360-degree "experiences". The headset cuts the cord versus the original Oculus Rift, with a fully self-contained VR system and wireless controller.

by | April 27, 2018 | 05:15

While this may seem like no growth, this is likely a good thing as the previous quarter was a holiday season which means there was not a dramatic post-holiday decline in active users. In terms of the divisions, revenue in More Personal Computing was $9.9 billion and increased 13%, the commercial cloud performed strongly during the quarter as well, with Azure recording a revenue increase of 93%.

by | April 27, 2018 | 05:14

Federal Reserve appeared to be in no mood to brake its rate-hike program. He said, however, taht the slowdown could also reflect more durable weaknesses. The bank's quantitative easing (QE) programme, in which it now buys €30bn (£26bn) a month of eurozone bonds, is set to end in September this year. Earlier Thursday, Sweden's central bank pushed back a plan to raise interest rates for the first time since 2011, warning that inflation in the largest Nordic economy remains too weak.

by | April 24, 2018 | 03:00

It's also making LTE-LAA available in parts of three markets (Boston, Sacramento, Calif., and McAllen, Texas), bringing that total to seven markets; that tech can deliver theoretical peak speeds on supported devices of up to a gigabit per second.

by | April 20, 2018 | 00:32

The mission project scientist Stephen Rinehart of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland said that "TESS is the first step toward finding habitable planets". George Ricker , of MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, serves as principal investigator for the mission. "One of the many wonderful things that Kepler told us is that planets are everywhere and there are all kinds of planets out there", said Dr Patricia "Padi" Boyd, director of the TESS ...

by | April 20, 2018 | 00:34

Battle royale , as popularised by PlayUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale, is a competitive PvP mode in which 100 players drop onto a shrinking arena in a last-man-standing fight to the death, but I'm sure you already knew that.

by | April 05, 2018 | 00:27

While Apple hasn't introduced touchless gestures in the past, companies like Samsung and Motorola have. Much like Samsung's curved edge displays, Apple is said to be working on OLED panels that are capable of being curved at certain points but, unlike Samsung's, Apple's alternative is expected to curve from top to bottom.

by | March 20, 2018 | 01:59

The new headset can still be used with the base stations and controllers that came with the standard Vive, so it's simple to upgrade. The VIVE Pro does feature a USB-C port, while the original VIVE was limited to USB 2.0, so that's a nice little upgrade that isn't necessarily earth shattering.

by | March 17, 2018 | 01:16

Hawking has often been compared to Albert Einstein, who did win a Nobel Prize. The college, where Professor Hawking spent 52 of his 76 years, has opened a book of condolences which has been signed by well over 1,000 people already. However, despite Hawking's challenges and his overt sarcasm, he always maintained a positive outlook on life and he had a constant desire to work toward something bigger than himself.