Saturday April 29-th, 2017

Perseid meteor shower should be twice as spectacular this year Perseid meteor shower should be twice as spectacular this year

Now that's fast! These meteors pose no threat to Earth as many of them burn up more than 50 miles above the surface. Peak viewing is expected between midnight and dawn on August 12. They're a shower of meteors that fall from the sky every August. U...

Mystery of why some sunflowers track the sun across skies solved Mystery of why some sunflowers track the sun across skies solved

They also investigated why mature sunflowers always face east, and found that east-facing sunflowers heated up more quickly in the morning - and also attracted five times as many pollinating insects. And when the sun finally settles, they swing the...

Apple buys Seattle-based Turi to bolster machine learning and AI efforts Apple buys Seattle-based Turi to bolster machine learning and AI efforts

The purchase price was "around" $200 million, Geekwire reports , citing a source close to the deal. This isn't the first machine learning AI company that Apple has acquired. The company has also begun to integrate these technologies into product...

Amazon unveils cargo plane as it expands delivery network Amazon unveils cargo plane as it expands delivery network

Currently, 11 airplanes are under operation via outsourced services - aforementioned delivery partners - while the remaining fleet will join the party in next two years; this is Amazon's first branded cargo plane. "Because of our growth and the she...

SpaceX wins 2nd NASA contract to take astronauts to ISS SpaceX wins 2nd NASA contract to take astronauts to ISS

The findings challenge the all-clear message from earlier studies, though, and may give space agencies a reason for pause as they prepare for human travel to Mars. SpaceX and Boeing now each have been awarded the two missions guaranteed under NAS...

UK Report Finds EV Charging Stations Will Outnumber Fuel Stations by 2020

According to figures from the Energy Institute, in the last 10 years alone the number of petrol/diesel filling stations has slid from 9,764 in 2005 to 8,472 in 2015, well over a thousand outlets closing. According to government-backed auto industry c...

Trump dissed by Republican congressman, encouraging Clinton vote

Also Tuesday, the woman who helped shape New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's national image declared that she's voting for Clinton. "I don't care much about Warren Buffett", Trump said Tuesday. "Donald Trump has been a demagogue this whole time, pre...

The best Dez Bryant quotes of Dallas Cowboys training camp

That part takes a lot of hard work in practice. Not to mention a roster that gets increasingly younger as the years pile up for him. Romo, who's 6-foot-2, spent the three months between signing his contract and training camp overhauling his entir...

Bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway collapses; 22 people and 2 buses missing Bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway collapses; 22 people and 2 buses missing

The possible reason for the crashing of the bridge seems to be heavy rains due to which flood waters rushed into Savitri River. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that PM Narendra Modi had called him in the morning and guaranteed...

Marshmallow Usage Reaches 15.2% in Android Distribution Chart for August Marshmallow Usage Reaches 15.2% in Android Distribution Chart for August

Android Marshmallow gained 1.9 percentage points to hit 15.2 percent, though it's still in fourth place. This means 15.2% of all active Android phones are running on the latest available Android version. The Android adoption order remains unchanged: ...

Tesla Poised To Buy SolarCity In 2.6 Billion Dollar Deal

Solar energy provider SolarCity Corp has agreed to accept a $2.6 billion merger deal from Tesla Motors , Inc., creating what the two companies say is "the world's only vertically integrated sustainable energy company". A Tesla electric vehicle is ...

U.S. auto sales face weaker demand

Chrysler sales fell 4 percent, Dodge sales fell 10 percent, and Fiat sales fell 14 percent. Buick's top seller continues to be the compact Encore crossover (up 6% at retail, 1% overall), which had its best month for USA sales ever. It's the first m...

Donation gets your name on the JumboTron at the GOP convention Donation gets your name on the JumboTron at the GOP convention

Roksanda's pieces have been worn by Kate Middleton, Emma Stone, and Olivia Wilde. According to Net-a-porter, Melania chose the stunner without the help of a stylist. There are 2,472 delegates attending, selected at state and congressional district ...

Pokemon Go Doubled Nintendo's Market Value In Less Than Two Weeks

So great is the demand for its shares that they accounted for around a quarter of all trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, setting a new record for the most shares ever traded daily in Japan . McDonald's plans to sponsor Pokemon Go ...

Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton, Finds Her Prince Charming Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton, Finds Her Prince Charming

Duchess Kate was reportedly in the dark, too. Jewelry concierge Neil Geddes called the piece "art deco inspired", but "likely contemporary made". Pippa Middleton showed off her engagement ring shortly after news broke out that her beau James Matt...

How to get started playing 'Pokemon Go' How to get started playing 'Pokemon Go'

As the game's already high popularity grows across Canberra, the Education Directorate has reminded players that visitors during school hours must be there for school-related purposes only. The end of the Pokemon saga is likely far off, as more dim...

Twitter is now letting anyone apply for a verified account Twitter is now letting anyone apply for a verified account

Twitter notes the application process will start rolling out today and that it will respond to requests via email if approved. In a post on the Twitter help center, the company says that it will consider accounts that are attached to a verified ...

New ZTE phone offers solid specs for just $99 New ZTE phone offers solid specs for just $99

Do you know what this means? " ZTE " is a Chinese company that built its reputation on providing budget-friendly smartphones and tablets, and its new offering enters a whole new dimension of affordability with its price tag of $99. The only con is th...

Delft university unveils smallest hard drive ever

In this case, the position of an atom determines a bit of data; the atoms were repositioned using a scanning tunneling microscope, STM for short. " You could compare it to a sliding puzzle ", said Dr Sander Otte , head of the Otte Lab at TU Delft'...

Six New Sun and Moon Pokemon Revealed! (And New Gameplay Features) Six New Sun and Moon Pokemon Revealed! (And New Gameplay Features)

The last two of these were previously spotted in a CoroCoro leak a while ago. Next up is Bounsweet , a Grass Pokemon that gives off a sweet smell that is calming to humans. As the Disguise Pokemon , Mimikyu lives its life constantly covered b...

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