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Author: 0 New experiment suggests potatoes can grow in harsh Mars-like conditions

The CubeSat was on Earth but hermetically sealed so that that no air or water from Earth's atmosphere could be exchanged with the air in the box. The International Potato Center documents more than 4,000 varieties of edible potato , capable of growing everywhere from the windswept plains of Idaho to the salty coasts of Bangladesh - and, hopefully, in a climate-controlled facility on Mars.

Science Apple, Microsoft and Samsung respond to Wikileaks' CIA hacking revelations
Author: 0 Apple, Microsoft and Samsung respond to Wikileaks' CIA hacking revelations

Using those operating system hacks, the Central Intelligence Agency could potentially also gain access to information generated by encrypted messaging apps, like Signal and WhatsApp. WikiLeaks said it planned to avoid distributing tools "until a consensus emerges" on the political nature of the CIA's program and how such software could be analyzed, disarmed and published.

Science The Real Caveman Diet Was Mushrooms, Tree Bark And Moss
Author: 0 The Real Caveman Diet Was Mushrooms, Tree Bark And Moss

Not as primitive as we thought. Long before the discovery of penicillin by modern man, the researchers analyzed one particular Neanderthal remains and found the guy accessed aspirin by chewing the bark of the poplar tree. Neanderthals living in prehistoric Belgium enjoyed their meat - but those in what is now northern Spain seem to have eaten an nearly exclusively vegetarian diet.

Science Note ban pushes 11 Indians out of billionaires club
Author: 0 Note ban pushes 11 Indians out of billionaires club

Her net worth, according to the list, rose 90% to $1.9 billion (Rs 12,700 crore) in 2017. With a net worth of Rs 24,900 crore, Acharya Balakrishna of Patanjali Ayurveda, tops the list followed by Nadir Godrej and Smitha V Crishna. Prominent among them are Gautam Thapar of Crompton Greaves, Nilima Motaparti of Divi's Labs, Prathap C Reddy & family of Apollo Hospitals, and Nandan Nilekani, an Infosys shareholder.

Science IBM Research Nanotechnology Could Revolutionalise Data Storage
Author: 0 IBM Research Nanotechnology Could Revolutionalise Data Storage

A bit of data has been stored on it. In order to achieve this breakthrough, described in a study published in the latest edition of the journal Nature , the researchers first had to create the world's smallest magnet - one that consists of a single atom of the rare-earth mineral Holmium.

Science Tesla's new solar energy station will power Hawaii at night
Author: 0 Tesla's new solar energy station will power Hawaii at night

The batteries are meant to store Kauai's abundant solar energy resources during the day and dispatch them when necessary, often at night. It uses 272 power packs to turn the sun's energy into batteries. Straubel also stressed that Tesla wants to provide an "integrated, collaborative approach" to energy production and supply along with utilities, rather than espousing an "either/or approach", which is a very sensible stance to take when you're presenting alongside a utility company partner ...

Science Spicer says there's a difference between WikiLeaks hacks of Podesta, CIA
Author: 0 Spicer says there's a difference between WikiLeaks hacks of Podesta, CIA

But the Republican proposal to revise the Affordable Care Act is not a hotel - and Trump's salesmanship has been understated by comparison. "For the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI, there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, as a candidate, or against his campaign", Clapper told NBC's Meet the Press.

Science McLaren Special Operations already customized the 720S
Author: 0 McLaren Special Operations already customized the 720S

MSO, as you remember, is McLaren Special Operations, which is where the automaker takes its standard offerings and packs on the dollar signs slathers on some special sauce with various appearance enhancements. In addition to the red carbon fibre bonnet, a gloss carbon Rear Deck Vent, gloss carbon fibre Service Cover, gloss carbon rear aero bridge and satin carbon Full Length Sill Cover are also fitted.

Science The Miracle Sponge That Could Save Our Oceans From Oil Spills
Author: 0 The Miracle Sponge That Could Save Our Oceans From Oil Spills

In addition to reusing the sponge, the oil it recovers can also be reused, a far better alternative to burning it. Speaking with Controlled Environments magazine , lead researcher Seth Darling explains: "The Oleo Sponge offers a set of possibilities that, as far as we know, are unprecedented".

Science The Division to Receive Two Free Expansions in Year 2
Author: 0 The Division to Receive Two Free Expansions in Year 2

Loadout feature has been requested by The Division's player base since its launch and after nearly a year Ubisoft will finally be adding it to the game. In addition, Gerighty says the team has plans to include a loadout feature that will let players switch efficiently and quickly between their favorite gear combinations, as well as a system to mark a player's feats .

Science Refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata Shows Its Face In Korea
Author: 0 Refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata Shows Its Face In Korea

The new Sonata will also take on Toyota Motor Corp's remodelled Camry in the United States, where mainstay saloons have been losing favour to petrol-guzzling sport utility vehicles as fuel costs fall because of low oil prices. The latter is now linked to a 7-inch colour touchscreen that now comes as standard on all variants of the Sonata , with the option of a larger 8-inch unit.

Science White Supremacists Are Making an 'Unprecedented Effort' to Recruit at College Campuses
Author: 0 White Supremacists Are Making an 'Unprecedented Effort' to Recruit at College Campuses

Identity Evropa , for example, describes itself as a "generation of awakened Europeans" who have discovered they are part of a great civilization, and who want to assert their identity. "One of those repercussions is feeling like you have a safe place to reach out to young people". After a polarizing election and intense protests over race and police violence, reports of racist graffiti, students wearing blackface and using slurs, and other ugly incidents have been reported at colleges ...

Science Trump administration proposes 60-day freeze on H-4 visas
Author: 0 Trump administration proposes 60-day freeze on H-4 visas

The new department of justice (DOJ) under Trump government has filed a brief in the Washington DC court of appeals, asking for a 60-day freeze before granting employment authorisation to H-4 visa-holders, who are primarily dependent spouses of H-1B visa-holders.

Science Why Nintendo Switch Doesn't Support Netflix
Author: 0 Why Nintendo Switch Doesn't Support Netflix

Still, he notes that Nintendo is in talks with services like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and others to add streaming capabilities to the system. For now, the Switch is a games console first and foremost (and a " Breath of the Wild machine" for many ).

Science New Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Arrives for Esports Enthusiasts
Author: 0 New Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Arrives for Esports Enthusiasts

The keyboard features Logitech's exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches, which offer 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, all in a switch design that delivers quiet performance. The Romer-G switches feature one advantage over regular Cherry MX switches on this front as well - the RGB lighting can be integrated into switches themselves, giving a more even effect.

Science Clemson Basketball: Does a win over Duke save Brad Brownell's job?
Author: 0 Clemson Basketball: Does a win over Duke save Brad Brownell's job?

As Swofford pointed out, Brooklyn was the birthplace of Michael Jordan. Kennedy Meeks will be among the five players from North Carolina on the tour. No. 23 U.Va., after beating Pittsburgh to end the regular season Saturday, ended up as the tournament's No. 6 seed. Players from North Carolina , Duke, North Carolina State and Wake Forest highlight the lineup.

Science Donald Trump met Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during election campaign
Author: 0 Donald Trump met Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during election campaign

According to reports published during the time , which have resurfaced again now, Trump had met with a representative of the Russian government briefly in the United States capital about six months before Election Day. "It was real apparent during the race that something had been going on for quite a moment, and then with the integrity of the race itself being jeopardized, and then all of a sudden Trump wants to be friends with Russian Federation it seems kind of odd".

Science Vimeo adds support for 360-degree videos, offline playback, 8K content & more
Author: 0 Vimeo adds support for 360-degree videos, offline playback, 8K content & more

The new videos will be available to watch on the Vimeo iOS [ Direct Link ] and Android apps, as well as VR headsets including Zeiss VR One, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream. Vimeo users can find 360 videos via the service's mobile apps as well as its website, and Vimeo is also highlighting some of the best examples with a curated 360 video channel .

Science Administrators to pull down shutters on Budgens stores
Author: 0 Administrators to pull down shutters on Budgens stores

The Budgens store in the Oldway Centre was one of the victims of a voluntary closure agreement in the hopes of rescuing its parent company, the Food Retailer Group Ltd. Mike Denny, joint administrator at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, said in comments to the BBC: "Unfortunately, we have been unable to find a buyer and it is not commercially viable to continue trading the stores".

Science Supply growth, Russian production continue to top analysts' lists of concerns
Author: 0 Supply growth, Russian production continue to top analysts' lists of concerns

Even with sanctions from the US and Europe, Russia's oil sector has grown, adding 400,000 barrels per day in the past two years, the Russian Energy minister said. In a remarkable about face, Khalid al-Falih, energy minister for Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday admitted what a large number of analysts have already stated: that oil inventories aren't draining as quickly as expected despite the highly-touted production cutback initiative undertaken by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting ...

Science Suzuki Swift Makes European Debut in Geneva
Author: 0 Suzuki Swift Makes European Debut in Geneva

Styling isn't dramatically different to the phenomenally successful current series Swift, though Suzuki say the new model has a more "masculine" look. Suzuki is hoping that a focus on core strengths, together with a reappraisal of some long-standing weaknesses, will carry the new third-generation supermini to a 40% sales volume improvement in the United Kingdom, which is already the car's biggest single European market.

Science Champions League coverage on 7 March 2017
Author: 0 Champions League coverage on 7 March 2017

We've scored a lot of goals , given each other a lot of assists and won two Champions Leagues. Napoli fans will hope for a threepeat of misfortune for the defending chaps when the game kicks off at 2:45 PM ET. Amusing that, because we recall Messi doing that celebration for years! Naples side took the lead with the superb finish from Dries Mertens in the 24th-minute, reports SI.

Science Champions League: Arsenal fans want 'Wenger Out' right now!
Author: 0 Champions League: Arsenal fans want 'Wenger Out' right now!

Sanchez came in for criticism on social media after television pictures appeared to show him laughing following his substitution during Arsenal's 5-1 home defeat by Bayern on Tuesday. Hummels recalled a match from last season, when he was at Borussia Dortmund and they lost 5-1 in the Bundesliga at Bayern. "Bayern are a team that can go fast in one direction".

Science Nintendo UK Will Be Making A Splash At Insomnia60 In April
Author: 0 Nintendo UK Will Be Making A Splash At Insomnia60 In April

Nintendo said such pixels were "normal and should not be considered a defect". Breath of the Wild launched for Switch and Wii U on March 3. For a stable performance, apparently " The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild " runs perfectly in the handheld mode of the Nintendo Switch .

Science Amazon's Bezos tweets out photos of new rocket engine
Author: 0 Amazon's Bezos tweets out photos of new rocket engine

Blue Origin now has 1,000 employees and is targeting 2023 for its first commercial launch of a Eutelsat satellite. One of the world's largest satellite operators, Paris-based Eutelsat Communications SA (NYSE:ETL), will become the first paid customer of Blue Origin LLC, a fledgling reusable launch services provider founded by business technology entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, who also started Amazon.com, Inc .

Science New Shadow of War gameplay trailer revealed
Author: 0 New Shadow of War gameplay trailer revealed

This particular gameplay walkthrough features Thrak Storm-Bringer, who was one of Talion's followers and now harbours a grudge against him. Shadow of War originally leaked at the end of last month, with an official announcement coming the very next day.

Science Malta's Azure Window rock formation collapses
Author: 0 Malta's Azure Window rock formation collapses

Steps had been taken by the government to preserve the arch, and visitors had been prohibited from climbing on the arch or swimming beneath it. Updates soon."Reports commissioned over the years indicated that this landmark would be hard hit by unavoidable natural corrosion.

Science European groups unveil new air/ground urban transport concept
Author: 0 European groups unveil new air/ground urban transport concept

The Pop.Up concept vehicle consists of a people-carrying capsule that can connect to a ground module with wheels, and an air module, with propellers. Both companies have imagined this high-tech as a pod that could relieve cities of traffic congestion and reduce emissions.

Science Which insiders are selling Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN)?
Author: 0 Which insiders are selling Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN)?

Baird reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Urban Outfitters in a research report on Saturday, November 26th. URBN will continue to expand its Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie brands in Europe, and have begun to look for the first location for its Free People brand in the region.

Science Nvidia takes Pascal onto Jetson to boost embedded AI
Author: 0 Nvidia takes Pascal onto Jetson to boost embedded AI

Dual 64-bit Nvidia Denver 2 chips and a Quad ARM A57 comprise the CPU , and the memory has been pumped up from 4GB LPDDR4 to 8GB LPDDR4. The small embedded computing module is also equipped with a number of connectivity options including Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth.

Science Say it Ain't Snow: Uncertain Forecast for This Weekend
Author: 0 Say it Ain't Snow: Uncertain Forecast for This Weekend

Thursday night into Friday morning the cold begins to pour in from the north, and a clipper will ride along the boundary, bringing rain and snow to the area. North wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Saturday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 13.

Science California Earthquakes: San Diego-Los Angeles Fault Could Cause 7.4-Magnitude Temblor
Author: 0 California Earthquakes: San Diego-Los Angeles Fault Could Cause 7.4-Magnitude Temblor

Such noted scientists as former USGS seismologist as Lucy Jones have said the the marine faults could produce a tsunami that could damage parts of San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties. "What we find is, on average, that earthquakes have occurred every 100 years, but some of the intervals between earthquakes are as short as just 20 years and other intervals can be as long as about 200 years".

Author: 0 Staying safe in the wake of Wikileaks data dump

The organization is calling the leaks "Vault 7", and said Tuesday's document dump is only the first part of a series. The CIA hadn't yet confirmed or denied the information at the time of publication, but WikiLeaks does have a long track record of releasing top-secret government documents.

Science Tinder Select: Dating app has a secret version for chosen ones
Author: 0 Tinder Select: Dating app has a secret version for chosen ones

A secretive members-only app for "elite" Tinder users including CEOs, supermodels, celebrities and the highest ranked users of the regular app has been revealed. The company introduced verified profiles in 2014. The special version of the app, titled Tinder Select , has apparently been in operation for at least six months , judging by an old Reddit post appearing to show its logo and several tweets referencing its existence in October 2016.

Science Another Game In Uncharted Series From Naughty Dog Is Unlikely
Author: 0 Another Game In Uncharted Series From Naughty Dog Is Unlikely

Game Informer sat down with the co-president of Naughty Dog to talk about a variety of things including the future of Naughty Dog . Giving a status of unlikely does provide them some wiggle room if they do feel the desire to return to the beloved series, but Wells later added that Naughty Dog has "The Last of Us Part II on our plates and there's so much other stuff we want to explore".

Author: 0 The Nintendo Switch has probably sold more than 1 million units already

No doubt helped along by its release alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, its also worthy to consider that the Switch was released outside the holiday period. Nintendo has addressed these Joy-Con connectivity issues, suggesting interference from other wireless devices such as mobile phones and even aquariums as possible causes.

Science The highly-anticipated Nokia flagship might arrive in June
Author: 0 The highly-anticipated Nokia flagship might arrive in June

Evidently, HDM Global will release the phone in two different sizes but with similar specifications. Under the hood, as mentioned above, the smartphone might pack a Snapdragon 835 processor with 4G/6GB of RAM. They will be powered by Qualcomm's top-end chipset Snapdragon 835 with 4GB and 6GB RAM respectively. In those halcyon days of the early 2000s, Nokia was a sturdy device whose form perfectly matched its function.

Author: 0 Nintendo tells Switch users that dead pixels are "normal"

All we know is that the Wii sold 600,000 units during its first eight days on the market. Nintendo Switch has just launched and reviews are still coming in but majority are positive. Speaking to New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield , Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said that the Switch exceeded the first two-day sales of any other Nintendo console in the Americas.

Science President Trump Surprises Group of Schoolchildren as White House Tours Resume
Author: 0 President Trump Surprises Group of Schoolchildren as White House Tours Resume

However it was only after the footage came out that many realised that he had taken the limelight off his great rival Hillary Clinton , who shared a fierce election campaign battle with him in 2016. After taking a picture with Cornish, a 5 grader at Briarwood Christian School , the president left the group to resume their 45-minute tour, according to the White House pool report.

Author: 0 WikiLeaks dumps thousands of 'CIA documents'

Maybe, maybe not. The documents that Wikileaks released today only cover the CIA's " Vault 7 " program from 2013 to 2016, so it's not clear if they're still in use. While there was much speculation about what the new document drop would contain, many had speculated that it would not prove favorable to the Obama administration.

Science ESA launches latest Earth observation satellite
Author: 0 ESA launches latest Earth observation satellite

Image: A Vega rocket lifting off ESA's Sentinel-2B satellite into space. The Sentinels constitute the space segment of the European Union's Copernicus environmental monitoring programme. The acceleration of the building up of the globe's image, which now will take only five days, will positively affect the activities of fishermen, for instance, by allowing monitoring the emergence of toxic algal blooms in sea.

Science Geneva Motor Show: Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept
Author: 0 Geneva Motor Show: Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept

The Hyundai motor Company have a lot to show off this year at the Geneva Motor Show and some of their flagship vehicles will involve electric. The Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept is the next step for Hyundai Motor towards creating a zero-emission Hydrogen Energy Society, stated a company document.

Science NASA to create the coolest spot in universe
Author: 0 NASA to create the coolest spot in universe

The instrument is named CAL, Cold Atom Laboratory, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California created this instrument. But the temperatures the Cold Atom Laboratory can create will be cold enough for atoms to very almost stop, allowing the formation of a special kind of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate.

Science NUS study: Safer to ride in yellow taxis
Author: 0 NUS study: Safer to ride in yellow taxis

Yellow taxis were found to have about 6.1 fewer accidents per 1,000 taxis every month than their blue counterparts. On the results, Prof Ho said that yellow taxis were more noticeable than blue taxis in both daylight and under street lighting.

Science New NOAA satellite captures unprecedented view of lightning over Texas
Author: 0 New NOAA satellite captures unprecedented view of lightning over Texas

The satellite can essentially sit over storms and show whether they are getting stronger. The image released by NOAA, showed a chain of lightning events from the Gulf of Mexico down to the Southern coast of South America on February 14.The video released by NOAA, showed lightning storms originating over the Southeast Texas on February 14.

Science McLaren 720S Debuts Bringing All the Supercar Drama With It
Author: 0 McLaren 720S Debuts Bringing All the Supercar Drama With It

Deliveries of the McLaren 720S begin in May and the supercar replaces the 650S. A pop-up driver display can show everything from navigation to fuel economy and what's playing through the speakers, or it can fold down in full track mode to show speed, revs and gear selected.