January 24, 2018

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Here's How to Watch NASA's 200th ISS Spacewalk


The box weighs 200 pounds (91 kilograms) on Earth, and routes data and commands to experiments inside the space station, Navias said. This will be the ninth spacewalk for 57-year-old Whitson who is a record holder among U.S. Find us on Facebook too! "This is fantastic, to be able to do the 200th EVA [extra-vehicular activity] on board the space station", Whitson said as the spacewalk came to an end. Read More »

Russian Federation blocks Chinese social messaging app "WeChat"


The company also told local media that Russia's regulation requires internet service providers to register with related government bodies, but Tencent "had a different understanding" on the issue. It is owned by China's IT giant Tencent, the report said. The law prompted criticism from internet companies but entered into force in September 2015, with professional networking site LinkedIn blocked after it was found to have broken the law. Read More »

Apples' Revenue Jumps 4.6% in 'Strong' Q2


IPhone suffered its first declines a year ago, and only managed to briefly return to growth in the quarter that the iPhone 7 first launched. This accounted for $33.25 billion in revenue or 63 percent of the total. Services grew 18 percent to $7 billion, and Cook said that customers were paying for 165 million active subscription services from Apple and third parties. Read More »

Apple Invests in US Manufacturing Jobs with $1 Billion Fund


Cook also said Apple plans to fund programs that could include teaching people how to write computer code to create apps, and will release more details about the effort this summer. Cook said that he's hopeful the Trump administration can succeed with that push. The share of Apple customers who use the Mac Pro are in the single digits, according to company execs in a recent interview with a number of Silicon Valley journalists - raising questions about the state of Apple's US ... Read More »

Hulu Launches $40 'Live TV' Service

Hulu's price is similar to what YouTube is asking for - $39.99 per month to start - but it's hoping that a few key features will make it stand out from the competition. Subscribers can pay more for no commercials , more cloud DVR capacity and more than two simultaneous streams. Hulu now only offers one channel extra, Showtime , for an additional $8.99 per month. Read More »

SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for US government

The company could also retrieve the first stage by landing it on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The Falcon 9 rocket had lifted off a leased pad from NASA, which is at Florida's Kennedy Space Centre. No details were disclosed about the newly launched NRO satellite. These satellites are not insured privately like other commercial satellites. Fun Fact: This satellite was originally scheduled to fly on a Falcon Heavy. Read More »

Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacy


Mexico had expected to start NAFTA renegotiations in August, but a possible executive order could add urgency to the timeline. Unifor president Jerry Dias, who was lauded for securing favourable deals for autoworkers in negotiations with General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, said the government should deploy an aggressive approach in its response to U.S. Read More »

NOAA Investigates Unusual Humpback Whale Die Off In The East Coast


Since the beginning of 2016, there've been 41 shored, dead whales reported on the coast between ME and North Carolina, which is a huge amount considering that usually around eight humpback whales per year are beached in that area. Just recently, though, a study found that 14.7 percent of whales in the ME and New Hampshire coasts have at least one vessel strike injury. "Two of those were from large propellers while the third was from a collision (blunt force injuries)", Costidis said in an ... Read More »

In Search For Life, NASA Finds Two "Ocean Worlds"

Experts said the discovery was "the last piece" in the puzzle which proved that life was possible on Enceladus, a finding all the more remarkable because the small moon is 1.43 billion kilometres from the sun. The Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen molecules in water plumes rising from the the stripe fractures in Enceladus' icy surface. The Cassini craft actually descended into the plume and sampled its makeup, finding chemical mix that included 98 percent water and 1 percent hydrogen, as ... Read More »

Google introduces machine-learning products for nine Indian languages


Google Translate will now use Google's new "Neural Machine Translation" technology to translate between English and nine widely used languages - Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada. The company says it will now translate the user reviews that appear in Google Search results and Google Maps into the language you have set on your device, so you can read them in your own language. Read More »

India plans to tag millions of cows to curb smuggling


The report was prepared by a committee headed by the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Government also recommended provision of special care for cattle that go beyond the age of milking. The existing shelter homes lack facility and human resources. A report in The Economic Times in January said that almost one lakh technicians are fanning out across the country since 1 January, and will affix a tag containing a 12-digit unique identification number inside the ear of ... Read More »

Activision Revealing 'COD' On 4-26


Call of Duty returning to World War II at this time has been part of the plan for many years. "New ways" to socialize with friend and the community as a whole is also promised. You see a trench behind them, which is where they were probably taking cover or refuge. Activision will release more about the game in their Worldwide Reveal livestream on Wednesday, April 26 at 10am PST. Read More »

Carter Page defends himself on CNN


A new report on Tuesday appeared to confirm that one of President Donald Trump's campaign associates, Carter Page , was being monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation a year ago. "I had won the primaries, and I'm now in this rather heated election that a few of you have read about". "Again, I think the bigger meddling in the election was what was done against me and potentially others in the past year", Page says. Read More »

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to withdraw the us from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact agreed to under the Obama administration, Monday, Jan. "Health care is 20 percent of the economy, but tax reform is 100 percent of the economy". The review of tax regulations could give greater leeway to companies looking to shelter income overseas, or simply seeking to reduce paperwork related to the enforcement of such regulations. Read More »

President Trump Announces 'Big' Rally in Pennsylvania


President Donald Trump plans to hold a "BIG rally" in Pennsylvania next weekend - although the exact time , place and reason for the event are not known. The dinner has for decades been attended by sitting presidents and scores of administration officials. Trump's rally will fall on the same night as the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, which the president and his aides have said they won't attend. Read More »

ARM-based Windows 10 Devices Expected to Launch in Late 2017


Mollenkopf also said that Qualcomm has the distinction of producing the first 10-nanometer server chip, which was used for a demonstration of Windows Server running on the company's Centriq processors. Qualcomm and Microsoft are collaborating to make the ARM-based Windows 10 PCs. As we speculated at the time, the power efficiency of the chip (i.e. without the portable device's battery going flat way too quickly) would also play a key part. Read More »

Face unlock is not as secure as you think — Samsung fails


Both versions of the Galaxy S8 , the 5.8-inch and the larger 6.2-inch S8 Plus, are now available for preorder and are expected to hit the USA market on April 21 at a cost of $720. The fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phones and there is Iris scanning available to unlock the phones through the eyes scanning. In any case the good work of Samsung is sure to extend the compatibility of these applications with Bixby in all the markets in which it is marketed. Read More »

'Super-Earth' orbiting nearby star boosts search for extra-solar life


An artist's impression of the newly discovered rocky exoplanet, LHS 1140b that is located in the liquid water habitable zone surrounding its small, faint and red host star. It has likely retained most of its atmosphere and passes in front of its parent star as it orbits, blocking a little of its light every 25 days. Effectively, the star and the planet orbit around a mutual centre, which falls somewhere inside the star for most planets. Read More »

Giant shipworm is found in lagoon in the Philippines


The study did not identify the location of the shipworm specimen over fears that the public will mob the area. Video from the study shows scientists carefully slicing the end of the giant shipworm's shell off. GIANT FINT. The giant shipworm after removal from its shell. Instead of eating, the K. polythalamia gets its nutrients by relying on the symbiotic bacteria in its gills. Read More »

Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator


Instead, the administration's first twice-yearly currency review singled out China and five other countries as needing to be monitored for their currency practices. The dollar's strength in the past two years has been a drag on US exports. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said that the issue of "currency misalignment"-which could also include unintentional devaluations-will be addressed in a study of trade abuses by nations that run large surpluses with the USA, which is due to be ready ... Read More »

Kremilin: Putin told Tillerson why US-Russian ties in bad state


It came as the two nations agreed to co-operate on an global investigation into the Syrian chemical weapons attack last week that prompted retaliatory American missile strikes. The proposed resolution would have condemned the alleged attack and expressed the council's full backing to investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Read More »

Reptile fossils hint at wide diversity of dinosaur ancestors


An global team of researchers have just published in Nature a description of Teleoctrater rhadinus, which represents the first step on the path from archosaurs toward dinosaurs and birds. They roamed the Earth for more than 150 million years. With that new bounty, the researchers were able to catalog many more of the creature's features-enough to place it on the vertebrate family tree. Read More »

Tesla set to unveil electric semi-truck in September

It costs around $35,000 after all whereas the Model S starts off at more than double that price. Almost 27% of the company's shares are short, even as it spars with General Motors Co. "I can't say too much about the new products and the things we are developing, but from a pure technology point of view, everything that we've done on vehicles translates directly into trucks", Straubel said at a forum in 2016. Read More »

EPA to coal miners: 'regulatory assault is over'


Pruitt's message wasn't surprising, but his choice of venue was somewhat baffling. The violations at the company's Harvey-based mine involved discharges of pollution into tributaries of the Ohio River. Small Business Administration (SBA). At one end, workers wearing headlamps, hardhats and reflective suits came and went from a silver elevator shaft. Read More »