Sci-tech

Watch Blue Origin's high-altitude abort test during latest rocket launch

However, before any of that can happen the company needs to make sure its hardware is up to the task, and flights like the one today are steps in that direction. Both the booster and the capsule survived the test, returning to Earth with a soft landing. The testing on Flight 9 will once again focus on the safety systems. [Full Article...]

Public 'Got to See the Bias' at Strzok Hearing, DeSantis Says

Public 'Got to See the Bias' at Strzok Hearing, DeSantis Says Chairman, at no time in any of these texts did these personal beliefs ever enter the realm of any action I've taken". Committee members sought to question Strzok about the texts and to determine how, if at all, his anti-Trump bias impacted the investigations. [Full Article...]

Environment Canada issues heat warning for P.E.I

Environment Canada issues heat warning for P.E.I The number of heat-related deaths in Montreal was pegged at six on Tuesday. Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court fight in the spotlight — Sunday shows preview

Supreme Court fight in the spotlight — Sunday shows preview Circuit Court of Appeals, and Raymond Kethledge, a federal appeals court judge who clerked for Kennedy. The road to confirmation for Trump's pick is likely to be a contentious one, as Democrats are expected to push back . "The way he puts it, is someone who is quote, 'not weak, '" Leo said. "Heidi will vote "no" for any pick we make for the Supreme Court", Trump said. "I'm very proud of Neil... [Full Article...]

Strawberry Moon 2018: How to See the Full Strawberry Moon This June

Other names for June's full moon include the Hot Moon for its association with the year's highest temperatures, and the Rose Moon for coinciding with blooming flowers. At that time, anyone with even a small telescope will be able to check out some of the planet's unique features. That means Saturn will be at its brightest and closest point to Earth this year. [Full Article...]

Trump rescinds Obama order on Great Lakes protections

Trump rescinds Obama order on Great Lakes protections The order had also created a council to promote conservation and sustainable use of water. The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) on Friday voiced support for President Trump's action this week to rescind a policy created under the Obama administration in 2010 designed to protect United States ocean resources and those of the Great Lakes. [Full Article...]

Pilot plant demonstrates low-priced conversion of Carbon dioxide into fuel

Pilot plant demonstrates low-priced conversion of Carbon dioxide into fuel Those numbers are "real progress", says Chris Field, a climate scientist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Currently, Carbon Engineering, the company behind the new research, plans to use its captured carbon to synthesize new carbon-neutral fuels. [Full Article...]

NASA finds more evidence that Mars could have once supported life

NASA finds more evidence that Mars could have once supported life The 96-mile crater, named for Australian astronomer Walter F. Gale, was most likely formed by meteor impact between 3.5 to 3.8 billion years ago. The samples contained methanethiol, thiophene , dimethylsulfide, and 2- and 3-methylthiophenes. [Full Article...]

Drone footage reveals devastation after Fuego volcano eruption

Drone footage reveals devastation after Fuego volcano eruption In the first few hours, the ash and mud was so hot, rescuers had a hard time reaching victims and by the time they made it out to some of them it was too late. Authorities warned that the rain increased the chance of muddy flows of volcanic material and other debris. "They are taking away our opportunity to say goodbye". [Full Article...]

'Our world is swamped by plastic'

'Our world is swamped by plastic' Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, stated on India's pledge: "This has been the biggest, most resonant World Environment Day ever, thanks to the leadership of our global host India". And nearly three-quarters (72%) think supermarkets are not doing enough about packaging to tackle the problem of plastic pollution, the survey by Populus for Greenpeace showed. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches communications satellite

SpaceX launches communications satellite According to the mission's press kit , the Falcon 9 rocket's second stage will deploy the satellite 32 minutes and 14 seconds after liftoff. The first stage is part of the Falcon 9 Block 4 build, which is an older variant that SpaceX is phasing out. [Full Article...]

Florida, Alabama, Mississippi states of emergency — ALBERTO

Florida, Alabama, Mississippi states of emergency — ALBERTO Swelling riverbanks, tornadoes and localized flooding are possible. High tide around midday today will run 1-2 feet above normal. An additional 4 to 8 inches of rain could fall in some spots between Sunday and Tuesday . Cuba was being pounded by rain along its western coast, raising the threat of flash floods and mudslides. The New Orleans area could see some scattered rain over the next two d... [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the Atlantic As of 2 p.m., Subtropical Storm Alberto — which formed Friday morning — was almost stationary about 60 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, and had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph . As the storm comes north, the strongest winds will be on the right side of the center (eye) of the storm and that's likely to move in around Mobile to Pensacola. [Full Article...]

Microsoft plans to launch low-priced Surface tablets to compete with iPads

Microsoft plans to launch low-priced Surface tablets to compete with iPads The smaller size means that these models will have smaller battery, and Bloomberg expects a four hours difference compared to the Surface Pro . A Bloomberg report suggests that Microsoft will deliver a cheaper Surface tablet this year. [Full Article...]

Fastest-Growing Black Hole in the Universe Found

Fastest-Growing Black Hole in the Universe Found The team estimate that this black hole has a mass of at least 20 billion times greater than the mass of the Sun . We often think of a black hole as the darkest object in the universe, consuming even the light that comes near it. While unnamed, Wolf refers to the black hole as a " monster ". 'The hunt is on to find even faster-growing black holes'. Dr. Wolf said the Gaia satellite confir... [Full Article...]

Nokia to take wraps off its X6 smartphone today

Nokia to take wraps off its X6 smartphone today The vertically placed dual-camera setup is in the usual Nokia position but, the "Carl Zeiss" branding is missing. Nokia X6 price and availability Nokia X6 can be pre-booked in China from the company's own website and some third-party online retailers. [Full Article...]

Honor 10 Flagship Smartphone for £400

Honor 10 Flagship Smartphone for £400 The smartphone has horizontally placed dual camera setup with a 16 MP RGB sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 24 MP secondary monochrome sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. It is launched with a price tag of Rs. 32,999. The camera also supports 3D face recognition, optimizes facial details and detects over 100 facial points to ensure "pixel-level accuracy". [Full Article...]

Bethesda unveils first gameplay footage of Rage 2

Bethesda unveils first gameplay footage of Rage 2 Speaking to the German publication, GameStar (with translation by GamingBolt ), id Software studio director Tim Willits, revealed that Rage 2 won't have loot boxes. As promised in the video, RAGE 2 will include a vast Open World in which there's no law. Perhaps a smart move considering the number of massive games out towards the end of the year such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red D... [Full Article...]

Google Releases New Play Store Version For Android Device Users

Among the questions that remain: whether Google actually gives users the right to opt out of location tracking , as the company says it does, and whether Google is being transparent about how it's using location data. So, considering there are about 10 million Australian Android users, the amount comes to between $445 million and $580 million a year, notes The Daily Telegraph . [Full Article...]

Meet Surface Hub 2

Meet Surface Hub 2 Microsoft plans to ship a next-generation Surface Hub 2 in 2019, boasting a smaller, lighter, more modular design that will encourage workers to share the screen, as well as their notes and files. So it'll look and act like one massive Surface tablet. I am not exactly sure what Microsoft considers to be a competitive device. Surface Hub 2 will also support a new multiuser sign-in feature that ... [Full Article...]


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