Sci-tech


In a first, scientists directly observe electrons behind colorful auroras In a first, scientists directly observe electrons behind colorful auroras
- February 18, 2018

Yesterday evening, parts of the United Kingdom witnessed the Northern Lights aka Aurora Borealis thanks to the solar flare that emanated from the Sun earlier in the week. Kasahara said that for the first time, they directly observed scattering of electrons by chorus waves generating particle precipitation into the Earth's atmosphere. (more...)
New bug crashes apps on Apple devices with an Indian character New bug crashes apps on Apple devices with an Indian character
- February 18, 2018

Telegram and Skype do not appear to be affected and the issue couldn't be recreated in the public beta versions of iOS 11 .3. Otherwise, the app will just remain stuck trying (and failing) to open the troublesome message containing the special character. (more...)
U.S. indictments: Putin's chef, Trump's reaction and other key facts U.S. indictments: Putin's chef, Trump's reaction and other key facts
- February 18, 2018

McMaster said while speaking at a Munich Security conference . Gidley's statements come amid news that Mueller's investigation led to the indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian entities on Friday for allegedly meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election . (more...)
" "Bernstein Reiterates "$265.00" Price Target for Tesla (TSLA)
- February 18, 2018

The company had a trading volume of 5,640,145 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,120,000. Tesla, Inc . (NASDAQ:TSLA) has risen 44.43% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. The electric vehicle producer reported ($3.04) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($3.12) by $0.08. Kings Point Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Tesla, Inc. (more...)
18 school shootings in USA in 2018 18 school shootings in USA in 2018
- February 18, 2018

A South Florida lawmaker is calling on his colleagues in the state Legislature to do more than just extend thoughts and prayers in the wake of the latest mass shooting . "We need rational gun legislation". "This is very unsafe in the context of school shootings , because many are directly seeking fame, killing more victims because they know it will bring them more media attention, influenced by previous "celebrity" mass killers who became famous in this same way, and prone to imitate ... (more...)
Massive storm on Neptune is mysteriously shrinking, but why? Massive storm on Neptune is mysteriously shrinking, but why?
- February 18, 2018

The storm was large enough to reach from Boston to Portugal when it was first observed. Storms on Neptune are dark in color due to the specific way in which the planet's currents operate. "While storms like Jupiter's Great Red Spot have been raging for centuries, Neptune's storms tend to be more short-lived". Scientists have made some guesses about how a storm would behave when it dissipated. (more...)
Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) Price Target Raised to $230.00
- February 18, 2018

Walthausen & Company who had been investing in Mdc Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.73 billion market cap company. Deutsche Bank increased their price objective on shares of Deere & Company from $129.00 to $149.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. (more...)
Physicists Create New Form of Light Physicists Create New Form of Light
- February 18, 2018

In a light crystal, "if you know where one photon is, then you know where the others are behind it, at equal intervals", says Venkatramani . This breakthrough could one day enable scientists to fashion so-called "light crystals", where photons are arranged in fixed patterns and which could be key in producing future quantum computers and communication systems. (more...)
Rainbow Six: Siege's Operation Chimera detailed Rainbow Six: Siege's Operation Chimera detailed
- February 18, 2018

Their bio pages go into far greater detail about their personal lives-early days, family woes, regrets, beefs with other Rainbow Sixers-which is interesting but, as far as I can tell, not particularly relevant to the space-zombie-shooting matter at hand unless you're deeply invested in Ubi's "Tom Clancy" game world. (more...)
Spacewalking astronauts finishing months of ISS robot arm fix Spacewalking astronauts finishing months of ISS robot arm fix
- February 18, 2018

They will also move an aging, but functional, LEE that was detached from the arm during a January 23 spacewalk and move it from its temporary storage outside the airlock to a long-term storage location. "We're all happy here". A half-hour later, they were soaring over London and, 15 minutes after that, over Turkmenistan. Mark Vande Hei ( NASA ), Joseph Acaba (NASA), and Alexander Misurkin (Russia) will return home later this month. (more...)
LG 'Judy' flagship coming in June, could kill off the G Series LG 'Judy' flagship coming in June, could kill off the G Series
- February 18, 2018

The LG G7 was rumored to have a launch date in January, alongside the Galaxy S9 , in a bid to stem the surge in popularity of Apple's iPhone X. However, last month, reports revealed that there will be a delayed release for LG's next flagship smartphone, after LG Electronics CEO Jo Seong-jin ordered his employees to "start over" with the device. (more...)
Russian nationals indicted for interfering in 2016 US Presidential elections
- February 18, 2018

The company, among three Russian entities named in the indictment , had a multimillion-dollar budget and hundreds of workers divided by specialties and assigned to day and night shifts. Two of the defendants reportedly travelled to the USA in 2014 to collect intelligence for their American political influence operations. It is time for Congress and the White House to put their country before their party. (more...)
US indicts 13 Russian nationals for poll meddling US indicts 13 Russian nationals for poll meddling
- February 18, 2018

The federal indictment , brought Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller , represents the most detailed allegations to date of illegal Russian meddling during the campaign that sent Trump to the White House. The indictment doesn't appear to identify the person affiliated with the Texas group whom the Russians communicated with. "Vague accusations of this nature are harmful to the TNM and all Texas-based organizations who are engaged in the political process and can only serve to ... (more...)
Aksel Lund Svindal becomes the oldest man to win downhill title Aksel Lund Svindal becomes the oldest man to win downhill title
- February 18, 2018

After finishing ninth in downhill, where he won four years ago in Sochi, on Thursday, Mayer regrouped himself for the title with a time of 1 minute and 24.44 seconds. With just a single run down the steep, sweeping course to lay down a time, the super-G demands a delicate balance of aggression and precision. An Italian coach set the 1 2/5-mile (2.3-kilometre) course for Friday's race, yet the team's best finish was Dominik Paris in seventh. (more...)
KFC restaurants run out of chicken across the UK KFC restaurants run out of chicken across the UK
- February 18, 2018

They are still investigating how many of its 800 shops have been affected. Branches of KFC across the city are now experiencing a chicken shortage. "Isn't that all they sell", one person wrote on Twitter. We deliver our chicken fresh into our restaurants but we've had a few hiccups with the delivery today", the sign read. "We want to thank our incredible restaurant teams, who are working flat out all hours to get us back up and running again". (more...)
SpaceX wins backing to build broadband network using satellites
- February 18, 2018

SpaceX has plans to mimic a constellation of 12,000 broadband satellites in the Low-Earth Orbit. Earlier, representatives of the company told that the "constellation" will be located in low earth orbit at a height of 1110-1350 km - lower than traditional geostationary satellites. (more...)
Anritsu powers testing of Snapdragon X24 LTE modem for 2 Gbps speed Anritsu powers testing of Snapdragon X24 LTE modem for 2 Gbps speed
- February 18, 2018

The leak was shared by Roland Quandt on Twitter . "The Snapdragon X24 LTE modem has been created to provide enhanced mobile broadband and deliver an extremely important gigabit coverage layer for commercial 5G networks and mobile devices that are expected to start launching in 2019", said Serge Willenegger, general manager, 4G/5G and Industrial IOT, Qualcomm Wireless GmbH. (more...)
Tata DoCoMo launches ₹82 prepaid plan with voice call and data benefits Tata DoCoMo launches ₹82 prepaid plan with voice call and data benefits
- February 18, 2018

Along with these plans, Airtel has also updated their older Rs. 349 and Rs 399 plan. But do make a note that after ICR agreement with Airtel, users are experiencing excellent 3G data speeds in various parts of the country. The plan also offers 100SMS/day on this plan. All calls are free on this plan including the roaming outgoing calls. But Jio is offering just 300 SMS for the entire validity period. (more...)
More than 100 new exoplanets found as scientists hunt for 'second Earth' More than 100 new exoplanets found as scientists hunt for 'second Earth'
- February 18, 2018

The study was done by an worldwide team led by Andrew Mayo from the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark . However, they were eventually able to confirm the discovery of 95 new exoplanets , ranging in size from smaller than Earth to bigger than Jupiter , and even larger. (more...)
India aims to send Chandrayaan-II to moon's south pole this April India aims to send Chandrayaan-II to moon's south pole this April
- February 17, 2018

Deeply explaining the matter, Chairman Space Commission DR Sivan K said the total amount of the mission will be around Rs 800 crore. Speaking about the matter during a press conference, Minister of State for the Department of Space Dr Jitendra Singh said Chandrayaan-2 will be a challenging mission for the Indian space agency. (more...)
Twitter for Mac app will no longer have support from next month Twitter for Mac app will no longer have support from next month
- February 17, 2018

It took more than seven months to bring Moments - which launched back in October of 2015 - to Twitter for Mac, according to the folks over at The Verge . Most diehard Twitter for Mac users jumped ship a long time ago in favour of a more well-rounded alternative - the most notable of which is Tweetbot . (more...)
Nightdive Studios' System Shock Reboot Stalls Out, Goes On Hiatus Nightdive Studios' System Shock Reboot Stalls Out, Goes On Hiatus
- February 17, 2018

To that end, the decision has been made to "put the team on a hiatus while we reassess our path so that we can return to our vision". "We are taking a break, but NOT ending the project", CEO Stephen Kick promises, offering an assurance that all project promises will be fulfilled. (more...)
Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Switch Review Roundup: Acclaimed Wii U Title Goes Portable Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Switch Review Roundup: Acclaimed Wii U Title Goes Portable
- February 17, 2018

GameSpot: " Bayonetta 2 arrives on Switch with everything intact from the Wii U version, but with the added convenience of portability and a more consistent frame rate, making it the definitive version of the game". Platinum Games invites gamers of all kind to come to the amusement park that is Bayonetta 2 . You can buy Bayonetta 2 at your favorite shop and you will receive the original Bayonetta for free. (more...)
DAG Rod Rosenstein: Russian Interference Didn't Affect Election Outcome DAG Rod Rosenstein: Russian Interference Didn't Affect Election Outcome
- February 17, 2018

The charges include allegations the Russian nationals falsely posed as American citizens and stole American citizens' identities for the betterment of their operations. Speaking at a news conference, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there was no allegation that any American was "a knowing participant in this illegal activity" nor was it alleged that the meddling altered the election outcome. (more...)
Spacewalking astronauts finishing months of robot arm repair Spacewalking astronauts finishing months of robot arm repair
- February 17, 2018

After opening the airlock's hatch and rigging safety tethers, they made their way outside as the station passed 250 miles above northern South America. The next crew expedition to International Space Station is planned on March 21st and will send Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold form NASA and Oleg Artemyev from the Russian space agency. (more...)