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Moment When Plane With A Missing Wheel Makes A Landing Moment When Plane With A Missing Wheel Makes A Landing
- April 30, 2017

This was to lower the chance of the plane igniting on landing, according to the airport's chief operating officer Mark Stuckey. A distress call came in just before 5 p.m. No one was injured and the three passengers and pilot exited the plane unharmed. Aviationdb.com says the plan seats 10 and has a cruising speed of 390 miles per hour. (more...)
Andy Murray beats Albert Ramos-Viñolas to reach Barcelona Open semis Andy Murray beats Albert Ramos-Viñolas to reach Barcelona Open semis
- April 30, 2017

However, Ramos-Vinolas came out fighting once again, buoyed up by the packed Spanish crowds and some near error-free tennis. The Austrian's fierce hitting was proving too much for Murray, playing his second tournament after his elbow injury and clearly still getting back up to speed. (more...)
United Kingdom man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon United Kingdom man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon
- April 30, 2017

Harrison crossed the finish line on The Mall beating his chest as his two sons stood either side of him. Lloyd Scott famously dressed up in an antique diving suit to "run" the marathon, completing the race in six days in 2002. A British man dressed in a gorilla costume raised more than 20,000 pounds for an animal charity by crawling the London Marathon route. "It didn't sit very well while my stomach was in such a odd position during the race", he said. (more...)
LG G6 Mini Could Be In The Works LG G6 Mini Could Be In The Works
- April 30, 2017

If the G6 mini comes with a downscaled configuration, LG is likely to market it in the affordable or budget category unlike the premium flagship model. LG G6 is offers more viewing space in a compact form factor thanks to the near "Bezel-less" display. However, both LG G6 models feature the same 18:9 aspect ratio, so if you weren't particularly a fan of it, you'd probably be disappointed. (more...)
Galaxy S8: Samsung says pre-orders up compared with Galaxy S7 Galaxy S8: Samsung says pre-orders up compared with Galaxy S7
- April 30, 2017

But despite its many qualities, the new Samsung flagship is not ideal. Many of you might already be aware that Samsung's devices get slightly different firmware releases in different markets, some firmware tend to include features that are specific to that particular market, so if the quick launch camera option is not working somewhere it's possibly because of a software issue. (more...)
Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army
- April 30, 2017

The militia s Al-Manar television said the raid hit a warehouse and fuel tanks, also without specifying whether they were its own or belonged to the Syrian army or another of its allies. For its part, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) press office refrained from commenting on the matter. The Syrian army confirmed that Israel missile fire targeted a Syrian military position near the global airport of the capital Damascus. (more...)
Galaxy S8, S8+: Samsung launches new flagship phones in India Galaxy S8, S8+: Samsung launches new flagship phones in India
- April 30, 2017

Other details about the handset are not available, but we'll update you as soon as we get to hear more about it. Interestingly, the company has kept the prices of its two flagship devices under wraps and we won't know anything for sure till the company officially launches the two smartphones in India tomorrow. (more...)
North Korea carried out missile test, US officials say
- April 30, 2017

The North Korea missile test came a day after the Trump Administration praised China and its President Xi Jinping for having prevailed over Pyongyang in not carrying either nuclear test or missile test. Just yesterday, North Korea released another propaganda video which ends with a strike on the U.S. Capitol. In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, Mr. (more...)
Trump makes Earth-to-space call to record-breaking USA astronaut Trump makes Earth-to-space call to record-breaking USA astronaut
- April 30, 2017

Whitson mentioned the recycled urine process during a live interview with the President, but she's also spent more than 53 hours of time doing spacewalks and extra-vehicular activity. In addition to spending 535 consecutive days in space, Whitson became the first woman commander of the International Space Station in 2008. Whitson said she was proud of the honor but credited the vast crew on Earth for making it possible. (more...)
Trump chides astronauts to hurry up and get to Mars Trump chides astronauts to hurry up and get to Mars
- April 30, 2017

Whitson, who lives and works aboard the International Space Station, also encouraged students to study STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and those at the U.S. Kate Rubins. "So, unfortunately space flight takes a lot of time and money so getting there will require some worldwide cooperation to get the - it to be a planet-wide approach in order to make it successful just because it is a very expensive endeavor". (more...)
Don't politicise triple talaq issue: Modi Don't politicise triple talaq issue: Modi
- April 30, 2017

He said that discussions were on in this direction, Mr Modi hoped that the issue will be resolved within the Muslim community itself. He spoke on the issue at the BJP's national executive in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar a few days back, where he stressed that "injustice should not be done to Muslim women". (more...)
Acer unveils news laptops in Aspire and Swift series Acer unveils news laptops in Aspire and Swift series
- April 30, 2017

As for performance , we're not expecting anything mind-blowing, with Acer resorting to Intel's more traditional Pentium and Celeron chipsets. Both these models are announced to be available for purchase in June in North America and EMEA, and in China starting from April itself. (more...)
NewsFix in Space: NASA announces possible life on another planet NewsFix in Space: NASA announces possible life on another planet
- April 30, 2017

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected hydrogen in a plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn's moon Enceladus, prompting the question could it be a suitable energy source for microbes to exist in its sub-surface oceans. In a first confirmation of its kind, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed the possibility of life inhabiting Enceladus, the watery moon of Saturn. (more...)
Apple releases JavaScript API for playing Live Photos on the web
- April 30, 2017

All the developers need to do in order to attach Live Photos content to a webpage is to embed the LivePhotosKit JavaScript and enable JavaScript strict mode. As the API has been just released by Apple, we might have to wait till it is integrated by developers into their websites. Developers will also gain access to details on how to build app extensions and entire apps using the new Live Photos API . (more...)
What US, Mexico, Canada Want From Nafta Talks What US, Mexico, Canada Want From Nafta Talks
- April 30, 2017

Softwood lumber was at risk well before the Trump presidency, but is a sign that the USA administration is using the decision as the opening volley in going up against Canada on supply management for dairy, poultry and eggs, while taking a run at our energy sector. (more...)
Apple aims to launch money-transfer service, technology Apple aims to launch money-transfer service, technology
- April 30, 2017

In 2015 , the company had talks with banks about it. Many big banks, for example, have easy transfer features like Chase's QuickPay service or Bank of America's mobile money transfer. To pay, users have to hold their phone up to a card reader and press their finger on the Touch ID button in order to confirm their identity. Apple charges banks 0.15 percent of each Apple Pay credit card transaction in the USA, and a tiny sliver of debit card purchases. (more...)
The Joker gets a makeover in new 'Injustice 2' trailer The Joker gets a makeover in new 'Injustice 2' trailer
- April 30, 2017

But as withered as he looks, he's got all the monstrous vitality and speed you'd expect of a murderous madman. The video game is a fighting game and a follow-up to 2013's Injustice: Gods Among Us , which allows players to choose from a vast library of DC Comics characters and do battle. (more...)
UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel
- April 29, 2017

In a UBC news release , Tippett said that since 1949, experts in his field have been looking at the possibility of mathematical time machines . Tippett said that while time travel is a mathematically feasible concept, it's not yet possible to build a machine for that. (more...)
Orcas go on 'unprecedented' killing spree in Monterey Bay Orcas go on 'unprecedented' killing spree in Monterey Bay
- April 29, 2017

Nancy Black says orcas have killed four gray whale calves in eight days. All the while the orcas try to avoid the mother whale's very big tail, powerful enough to seriously injure or kill an orca. "One whale is a lot of food for one group", Black said. Another remarkable part of the killings is the speed in which the orcas are capturing their prey. (more...)
Astronaut Peggy Whitson Holds Record for Most Days in Space Astronaut Peggy Whitson Holds Record for Most Days in Space
- April 29, 2017

To mark her accomplishment, she received a phone call from President Trump at 10 a.m. ET. The President's daughter and close adviser, Ivanka Trump, also offered congratulations to Ms Whitson from the Oval Office. Is there a schedule? Astronaut Peggy Whitson has broken the United States record for most time in space and talked up a trip to Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump. (more...)