Science


Pokemon GO Gen 2 Finally Arrives with 80 New Pokemon
- February 16, 2017

While we may be a few months removed from Pokemon GO's popularity peak, there are still many who find themselves returning to the game in order to add a little fun to their commutes and outdoor excursions. However, now, the full list of those Pokemon , which includes 80 creatures, are set to be included in the game. As we can see from the fancy new trailer, a whole bunch of new Pokemon are coming to our world. (more...)
Tesla P100D breaks insane acceleration record with ludicrous mode
- February 09, 2017

For comparison, the Tesla Model S P100D costs about about $135,000. Elon Musk predicted that when the Ludicrous mode Easter egg (aka Ludicrous+) was unlocked, the extra 33 horsepower would scoot the P100D to 60 in 2.34 seconds, beating the regular Ludicrous mode's 2.5 second time. (more...)
Japan's trash-gobbling space robot just tumbled back to Earth
- February 08, 2017

After that routine delivery, the craft was then directed to launch a new experiment to clean up pieces of old spacecraft still orbiting the Earth. Even a tiny piece of space debris could damage or destroy critical equipment when it's moving at extreme speeds. (more...)
Abe, Mattis reaffirm U.S. commitment on Senkakus Abe, Mattis reaffirm U.S. commitment on Senkakus
- February 04, 2017

Security Treaty, which obliges the United States to defend Japan, according to a senior government official who attended the meeting. The Pentagon said the visit would "underscore the commitment of the United States to our enduring alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and further strengthen US-Japan-Republic of Korea security cooperation". (more...)
Comcast will charge subscribers to use their Roku as a cable box
- February 03, 2017

But as fully spelled out in the Xfinity TV Beta App on Roku FAQ , there is no such thing as a free box. Thankfully, fees are waived during the app's beta and users will have the chance to opt in to the paid version when the app is formally released later this year. (more...)
Israel intends to build 3000 new settlements
- February 02, 2017

It would be the first new official settlement in about 25 years. Both outposts and settlements are illegal under worldwide law as they were built on lands occupied by Israel in the 1967 Mideast War, where the Palestinians wish to build their future state. (more...)
NASA Saturn Ring Pictures: Cassini Spacecraft Photos Capture Most Detailed Images Ever NASA Saturn Ring Pictures: Cassini Spacecraft Photos Capture Most Detailed Images Ever
- February 02, 2017

NASA added that Cassini has also provided the "closest-ever" glimpses of two small moons, Daphnis and Pandora . The new images are able to resolve details of the rings as small as 550 metres, the equivalent of Earth's tallest buildings, the space agency said . (more...)
Unofficial Twitter Accounts Created To Protest Trump Unofficial Twitter Accounts Created To Protest Trump
- January 28, 2017

The brouhaha started nearly as soon as Mr. Trump was sworn in last Friday, when climate change policy information on the whitehouse.gov website disappeared. The Independent has reported that employees who work for more than a dozen government agencies in the United States have now also launched their own unofficial Twitter accounts in a direct response and challenge to the Donald Trump administration's efforts to hinder governmental contact with the pubic. (more...)
Boeing's new spacesuit half the weight, much smaller
- January 27, 2017

Boeing explains their new Starliner spacesuit as it: "provides greater pressurized mobility and is about 40 percent lighter than previous suits". The Starliner is a crew capsule designed for NASA's Commercial Crew Development program, an effort to broaden space travel beyond the confines of government-led missions. (more...)
IOS 10.3 Will Update Your iPhone's File System to APFS IOS 10.3 Will Update Your iPhone's File System to APFS
- January 25, 2017

Included in the upcoming OS update is a new Find My AirPods feature, according to CNET . Similar to the " Find my iPhone " feature, a charged AirPod could be shown a map of where the wireless earbuds were last connected, or could be found by activating a "specially designed sound" that the Wall Street Journal describes as a chirp. (more...)
NOAA Releases Spectacular First Images From New GOES-16 Satellite NOAA Releases Spectacular First Images From New GOES-16 Satellite
- January 24, 2017

GOES-16 can provide a full image of Earth every 15 minutes and one of the continental US every five minutes, and scans the Earth at five times the speed of NOAA's current GOES imagers. It has four times the resolution of past weather satellite imagers, and it can capture a full image of the Earth every 15 minutes. North America and South America were photographed by GOES-16 on January 15. (more...)
Mario Balotelli tormented with 'monkey' taunts during vile racist tirade Mario Balotelli tormented with 'monkey' taunts during vile racist tirade
- January 24, 2017

Nice's official Twitter account shared Balotelli's message. In a brief statement on Saturday afternoon, the French Football League (LFP) said it "deplored all of the incidents" that happened on Friday. Since joining Ligue 1's Nice from Liverpool last summer, the Italian has been firing on all cylinders and scored eight goals in 10 league appearances thus far. (more...)
NASA to explore valuable, metal space rock worth $10000 quadrillion NASA to explore valuable, metal space rock worth $10000 quadrillion
- January 21, 2017

Unlike most of the other rocky objects that make up the asteroid belt, the 130-mile-diameter asteroid known as 16 Psyche is made nearly entirely out of metal, according to NASA-mostly iron and nickel, but potentially a number of other rare elements, such as copper, gold, and platinum. (more...)
2nd week of Trump confirmations off to bumpy start
- January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017The lawmaker's remark comes after confirmation hearings where Democrats have clashed with several of Trump's nominees. "I looked at their records.and I think they'd be very good", Schumer said. Most of Trump's nominees will eventually be confirmed. Schumer said the Senate might also confirm a few of Trump's other "noncontroversial" nominees quickly, but declined to name any. (more...)
False Killer Whales Dead in Massive Stranding Off Everglades National Park
- January 18, 2017

Seventy-two whales died, nine of which had to be euthanised and 13 were "unaccounted for", the agency said . They are "highly social" and "are one of the more common species to mass strand". False killer whales grow to be about 17 feet. As their name suggests, false killer whales resemble orcas at a distance, but they lack the characteristic white oval that encircles the eye of their larger cousin. (more...)
Minecraft and Minecraft: Story Mode confirmed for Nintendo Switch
- January 18, 2017

With the Nintendo Switch acting as both a fully portable system and a TV-based console, you might think the hardware is meant to serve as a replacement for both the Wii U and the 3DS. Bring a Pokémon game out for Switch, and you're going to move a lot of Switches. The sideway configuration is also ideal to use for classic games like Super Mario Bros . (more...)
China warns of "large-scale war" with USA over South China Sea
- January 17, 2017

Last month, Trump broke decades of protocol by having a phone conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. The editorial also added that China's threatened actions to Trump may be "costly .but it will prove a worthy price to pay to make the next US president aware of the.serious consequences of his Taiwan game". (more...)
JAXA's Failure to Launch a Tiny Satellite From a Small Rocket JAXA's Failure to Launch a Tiny Satellite From a Small Rocket
- January 17, 2017

But officials aborted the mission within minutes of takeoff after the space agency stopped receiving data from the rocket after the launch. The SS-520 rocket, which stands around the size of a power pole, lifted off at 8:33 am (2333 GMT) into a clear sky at the Uchinoura Space Centre in southern Kagoshima Prefecture. (more...)
Three Takata executives indicted over exploding airbags
- January 17, 2017

The criminal settlement follows a 2105 agreement by Takata to pay a $70 million civil fine to us regulators for providing selective, incomplete or inaccurate information about the air bags. The company has been ensnared since 2013 in a scandal over airbags blamed for exploding with deadly force, sending metal shards into passenger compartments. (more...)
Google Maps Updates Ride Hailing Integration Google Maps Updates Ride Hailing Integration
- January 15, 2017

Once you sign into your existing Uber account (or create one), you can book an Uber ride, track your driver on the map, and connect with your driver-all from within the Google Maps app. "Starting today, we'll save you the hassle with the rollout of our new Calendar Shortcuts feature". The update is also coming to Android . In addition to these, users will also be shown an option for cabs, as per last year's update. (more...)