Research


Nasa's Juno digs deep into Jupiter's ferocious Great Red Spot storm Nasa's Juno digs deep into Jupiter's ferocious Great Red Spot storm
- December 13, 2017

According to a statement, the massive oval, which features clouds racing at speeds far more significant than any storm on Earth, penetrates well into the planet's atmosphere, with its roots going as much as 300km deep. Of course in terms of visiting Jupiter this is a moot point, you see Jupiter has a magnetic field surrounding it that's 20,000 times stronger than Earth's. (more...)
Kumimanu biceae: A giant human-sized ancient penguin has been discovered Kumimanu biceae: A giant human-sized ancient penguin has been discovered
- December 13, 2017

A fossilised partial skeleton of K. biceae was uncovered in 2004 at Hampden Beach in the southeast of New Zealand's South Island by researchers Alan Tennyson and Paul Scofield. "We examined the wing and leg bones of this penguin and quickly realised that we were looking at a previously unknown species", said Mayr of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt . (more...)
Here's the Best Time to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower Here's the Best Time to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower
- December 13, 2017

But its enormous debris cloud will create the annual event called the Geminid meteor shower , named for the apparent center of the shower in the constellation Gemini. He didn't catch a Geminid (although he did catch a random meteor, which exploded as it fell ). Sky watchers can see dozens of Geminids per hour on December 13th and 14th as gravelly bits of the rock comet disintegrate in Earth's upper atmosphere. (more...)
Zeta-Jones wishes 'hero' father-in-law Zeta-Jones wishes 'hero' father-in-law
- December 12, 2017

Michael's wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, was unable to attend the bash, although sources said she sang an "Oscar-worthy rendition" of "Happy Birthday" via FaceTime. "101 today! My darling Pappy on my knee", Zeta-Jones, 48, captioned the photo . Dylan's mother, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, offered her own well wishes for her father-in-law. (more...)
Mercedes CLS priced in Germany from €68127
- December 12, 2017

Both have an electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour. Entry point to CLS ownership will be the 350d 4Matic (all CLS will be four-wheel drive), with its 3.0-litre in-line six diesel producing 282bhp and 442lb ft of torque and driving through Mercedes' nine-speed automatic gearbox. (more...)
Intel debuts new Pentium, Celeron chips Intel debuts new Pentium, Celeron chips
- December 12, 2017

These Pentium Silver and Celeron-based systems are also optimized for the latest in enhanced media streaming content. They should start showing up in laptops, all-in-one devices, hybrid devices, and desktops in the first quarter of 2018. One other similarity is that all the chips support Gigabit Wi-Fi with 2x2 802.11ac with 160MHz channels. Two times faster than normal 802.11ac and 12 times faster than b/g/n, Intel says you can download an 8 GB HD movie in under a minute. (more...)
Wunderlich Capital Managemnt Raises Holdings in Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) Wunderlich Capital Managemnt Raises Holdings in Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- December 12, 2017

Just this morning, for example, RBC raised its price target to $179 from $177, helping ADBE stock pick up 0.4% to trade at $174.27. Outfitter Limited stated it has 44,937 shares or 2.37% of all its holdings. The Company's 3D printing systems utilize its patented fused deposition modeling (FDM) and inkjet PolyJet technologies to enable the production of prototypes, tools used for production and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. (more...)
Geminid Meteor Shower peaks mid-week Geminid Meteor Shower peaks mid-week
- December 12, 2017

As the Earth flies through the debris of a unusual cross between a comet and an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon , material from that object will enter the Earth's atmosphere and put on a light show that peaks Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at around 10:30 p.m. (more...)
SpaceX To Launch First Rocket From Complex 40 Since Fiery Explosion SpaceX To Launch First Rocket From Complex 40 Since Fiery Explosion
- December 12, 2017

The launch was scrubbed Tuesday and reset for 11:24 a.m. Wednesday. SLC-40 will be able to handle a launch a week, said Muratore, although SpaceX doesn't now have that many flights on its schedule. The mission , called CRS-13, is SpaceX's 13th commercial resupply services mission for NASA. Since the incident, SpaceX has conducted routine test fires without attached payloads. (more...)
Scientists Studying 'Alien Comet' for Signs of Life Scientists Studying 'Alien Comet' for Signs of Life
- December 12, 2017

EST (2000 GMT) across four radio bands, from 1 to 12 GHz, and will observe over a total of 10 hours for its first phase, broken up into four segments based on the object's rotation. "If we do identify a signal that appears artificial in origin, we'll know instantly". Originally classified as a comet, 'Oumuamua showed no comet-like activity after passing the sun, which caused astronomers to reclassify it as an "interstellar asteroid". (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) specs and pictures revealed by Chinese regulator agency Nokia 6 (2018) specs and pictures revealed by Chinese regulator agency
- December 12, 2017

It will probably come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC on board and will include 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. For now, there is no confirmation if the upcoming Nokia 6 might feature the Dual Sight or Bothie feature that was seen on the Nokia 8 . (more...)
Synaptics showcases in-display fingerprint sensor Synaptics showcases in-display fingerprint sensor
- December 12, 2017

The iris scanner of Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 will be improved to better recognize users' eyes, a step that the firm hopes would solidify its lead in biometric verification technology for banking transactions. The company also used the term infinity displays in their press release, so that's more confirmation that the Galaxy S9 would be the first to use this tech. (more...)
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 is being tweaked for mixed reality
- December 12, 2017

The laptop is sleek and ultrathin to add to the mobility which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform; featuring a powerful modem Gigabit Snapdragon X16 LTE to help attain download speeds that exceed the average speed of any home-based Wi-Fi. (more...)
Bulls defeat Celtics for third straight win Bulls defeat Celtics for third straight win
- December 12, 2017

Chicago entered the game statistically ranked as the worst defensive team in the league, but Boston still struggled on offense from wire to wire. We have to give that credit to Fred because Fred is the guy that is making us play. And credit them for that. "You've got two skilled players in that second unit that have done a really good job of playing off each other". So I think we're in a good way. (more...)
Trump attacks 'vicious, fake news CNN' after correction to WikiLeaks email story Trump attacks 'vicious, fake news CNN' after correction to WikiLeaks email story
- December 12, 2017

The day before, WikiLeaks had tweeted links to what the group said was 678.4 megabytes of DNC documents. Trump Jr.'s lawyer said the email was among the deluge of emails received by the campaign, and it wasn't taken seriously. "Did you see all the corrections the media's been making?" Garten also blasted the committee for what he saw as an unauthorized leak. Mr. Trump Jr . (more...)
Google Releases Three Photo Apps For Testing Experimental Technology Google Releases Three Photo Apps For Testing Experimental Technology
- December 12, 2017

Google is asking users for feedback on its appsperiment releases so it can further refine its computer vision and AI technologies. This app is present both on Android and iOS and is more selfie oriented. Google claims that there are approximately 1.6 trillion permutations and combinations. It will let you review the images by saving individual images or the whole shoot. (more...)
'They all stink,' Apple marketing chief knocks Android's alternatives to Face ID 'They all stink,' Apple marketing chief knocks Android's alternatives to Face ID
- December 12, 2017

Some even point out at the face matching feature prevalent in Android since ICS 4.0 days. We've had face unlock on Android for years, and Microsoft unveiled its own face recognition system for Windows computers. But the TrueDepth camera is likely coming to other Apple products in the near future, including iPads and MacBooks. While it's hard to say whether all face-scanners "stink" aside from Face ID, Apple's technology uses 3D scanning, which means it can analyze the contours and depth of a ... (more...)
Google's AR Stickers now Available for Pixel Phones Google's AR Stickers now Available for Pixel Phones
- December 12, 2017

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Former Facebook exec: Social media is ripping apart society Former Facebook exec: Social media is ripping apart society
- December 12, 2017

By this, he said he was referring to the "hearts, likes, thumbs up" that guide social interaction online. His criticisms of Facebook were , however, only the tip of the iceberg. Palihapitiya joined Facebook in 2007, and is now the CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, which he founded in 2011. The company hit 1 billion users in October 2012, Zuckerberg said, meaning it doubled its number of users in just under five years. (more...)
Right Whales Could Face Extinction After Deadly Year, Researchers Say Right Whales Could Face Extinction After Deadly Year, Researchers Say
- December 11, 2017

Right whales have been on the decline since 2010, and it's estimated there are significantly fewer female right whales in population. An excessive year of mortality is co-existing with a year of indigent replication, and there are only about 100 breeding female North Atlantic right whales remaining. (more...)