Science


Allo For Web Is Officially Launched Allo For Web Is Officially Launched
- August 16, 2017

As you may have already guessed, this is the web version Google Allo . If the app isn't running on your phone or your phone isn't connected to the internet, you can't use Allo through the web app. The web version retains nearly all the functions including smart replies, sticker , emoji and most importantly, the Google Assistant . It should be noted that this is not a standalone web portal for the Allow messaging service (like we saw with Hangouts). (more...)
91 volcanoes found under ice sheet in Antarctica. But are they active? 91 volcanoes found under ice sheet in Antarctica. But are they active?
- August 15, 2017

In a discovery that sounds like the premise for an environmental disaster movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, researchers say they've identified 91 previously unknown volcanoes sitting underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet . The newly discovered volcanoes range in height from 100 to 3,850 metres. The peaks are concentrated in a region known as the West Antarctic Rift System , spanning 3,500 kilometres from Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf to the Antarctic Peninsula. (more...)
LG V30: Dual-camera system confirmed to have record-setting f/1.6 aperture LG V30: Dual-camera system confirmed to have record-setting f/1.6 aperture
- August 11, 2017

For the uninitiated, smartphone cameras have a fixed aperture (i.e.it can't be adjusted like a normal camera), with a larger aperture letting more light in and usually resulting in better low-light performance. The V20 was a really great smartphone and we have high expectations for the V30 especially when its following up the G6, my favourite smartphone of 2017 so far . (more...)
Colossal new dinosaur species gets scientific name Colossal new dinosaur species gets scientific name
- August 10, 2017

The team chose the second name in honor of a rancher family that housed them during their excavations. Thus, P. mayorum took the mantle of biggest ever known dinosaur , previously held by another titanosaur called Argentinosaurus . The structure was so large that the dinosaur head almost goes into the hallway of the NY museum. The giants measured about 37 meteres long with shoulders 6 metres high, dwarfing Tyrannosaurus rex . (more...)
DIY solar eclipse pinhole viewer
- August 09, 2017

EDT. Channel your inner science teacher . An annular eclipse occurs where the Moon appears to be smaller than the Sun, and its shadow could not fully cover the edges of the Sun, forming a " ring of fire ". "So actually for any given location on earth, eclipses are much rarer - with an average time between eclipses of about 375 yrs - although the range of intervals is big (from a few years to over a millennium)", she said. (more...)
You can now get Google's Pixel smartphones for up to $200 off You can now get Google's Pixel smartphones for up to $200 off
- August 08, 2017

Fresh Google Pixel 2 renders show the phone's overall design as well as the camera placement. Especially now with most manufacturers going "bezel-less", the Pixel 2 is set to be an equally divisive phone, if not more. The Pixel 2 is rumored to run Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 836 chipset, which will be an improved version of the Snapdragon 835. They are also nearly sure to come with at least 4GB RAM, at least 32GB internal storage and the latest Android O operating system. (more...)
What's the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse?
- August 07, 2017

However, it's not advisable to test them during the eclipse, as you risk permanent damage to your eyes. The guide book contains 50 pages of solar eclipse science, maps, auto games, puzzles, crosswords, word searches, mad libs, coloring pages, story starters, and more. (more...)
Blizzard Shows Off New Death Knight Heroes in Hearthstone's Latest Expansion Blizzard Shows Off New Death Knight Heroes in Hearthstone's Latest Expansion
- August 07, 2017

This change gives them new, devastating powers. Blizzard made the announcement earlier in the year that for Hearthstone's Year of the Mammoth, it will be dropping the 45-card Adventures previously released in the middle of the year in favor of another expansion. (more...)
Lunar eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan on Monday Lunar eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan on Monday
- August 07, 2017

The duration of the total eclipse will be five hours and one minute, while the duration of partial phase of lunar eclipse will be one hour and fifty five minutes. The officer said people can view the partial lunar eclipse from their homes with naked eyes. The level of darkened is often described in terms of the DANJON SCALE. (more...)
Stephen Curry again shoots 4-over to end pro golf debut Stephen Curry again shoots 4-over to end pro golf debut
- August 06, 2017

Only four players who completed both rounds finished worse than Curry, but the pros were impressed, and PGA players such as Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson posted their support on Twitter throughout the tournament. "It was an wonderful experience", Curry told reporters after the round . Curry has said in the past, that if he did not play basketball he would have played golf professionally. (more...)
Pole detained over abduction of British model in Italy Pole detained over abduction of British model in Italy
- August 06, 2017

On July 17, for reasons that are not clear, Herba drove the woman back to Milan and released her close to the British Consulate, where he was arrested. The 20-year-old has given statements to police. The 20-year-old woman was attacked on July 11 by two men as she attended an arranged photo shoot . (more...)
You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app
- August 03, 2017

However, this isn't a business-oriented tool right now and is quite barebones, unlike other advanced platforms out there. Microsoft-owned Skype has more than 300 million users, according to an announcement a year ago. The transfer rates aren't any different from PayPal's other integrations either. That is, sending is free when you use your PayPal balance or debit card in the U.S. (more...)
90 percent chance Earth warms by more than 2 degrees 90 percent chance Earth warms by more than 2 degrees
- August 01, 2017

The new paper focuses instead on three quantities that underpin the scenarios for future emissions: total world population, gross domestic product per person and the amount of carbon emitted for each dollar of economic activity, known as carbon intensity. (more...)
There is a class action lawsuit brewing over Pokemon Go Fest There is a class action lawsuit brewing over Pokemon Go Fest
- July 31, 2017

Held in Chicago, the event was created to be a celebration of the game and its community on its one-year anniversary, but severe technical issues including overloaded servers and cellular network congestion left players unable to login and participate. (more...)
Who Is Obdulia Sanchez? Teen Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash Heads To Court Who Is Obdulia Sanchez? Teen Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash Heads To Court
- July 28, 2017

Dressed in yellow prison garb and appearing via video in Merced County Superior Court, Sanchez pleaded not guilty to a host of charges, including felony manslaughter while intoxicated, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, two counts of driving under the influence resulting in injury, and driving with a 0.08% blood-alcohol level causing injury. (more...)
South Korea's Samsung breaks sales, profit records South Korea's Samsung breaks sales, profit records
- July 27, 2017

Wall Street Journal Samsung's massive earnings growth could top Apple's quarterly profits for the first time in history, a very good news for the South Korean tech giant indeed. This month the firm said it will invest 20.4 trillion won by 2021 to expand and upgrade its chip plants in the South Korean cities of Pyeongtaek and Hwaseong. (more...)
Toyota Long-Range EV Set to Arrive in 2022 Toyota Long-Range EV Set to Arrive in 2022
- July 26, 2017

Solid-state batteries can be made smaller and lighter than the lithium-ion batteries that now power electric vehicles, but engineering such a battery at an attractive price point for mass production has been a challenge. The downside is that they're still very expensive to manufacture on a mass scale. How quickly the new EVs will catch on would also depend largely on battery costs. (more...)
Emre Can to stay at Liverpool FC after 'good talks' Emre Can to stay at Liverpool FC after 'good talks'
- July 24, 2017

Klopp tipped Lucas, who began working towards his coaching badges at the club's academy in May, to become "a fantastic coach or manager" at the end of his playing career. " Alberto Moreno looks really good in pre-season and we have Jon Flanagan back, who can play left or right full-back". James Milner of Liverpool celebrates as he scores his sides fifth goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Andrew Robertson's Hull City at Anfield on September 24, 2016 in ... (more...)
Pokémon Go Finally Has Legendary Pokémon
- July 24, 2017

According to the Chicago Tribune , thousands of Pokemon fans traveled to Chicago for Saturday's much-anticipated Pokemon Go Fest . The wildly popular AR mobile game will finally be adding in the legendary Pokémon Lugia and Articuno . (more...)