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Science Are gravitational waves kicking this black hole out of its galaxy?
Author: 0 Are gravitational waves kicking this black hole out of its galaxy?

As Mike Wall explains over at Space.com , the central black holes of these two galaxies circled closer and closer to each other during the collision, and in the process, emitted gravitational waves - ripples in space-time that emanate from cosmic disruptions as if someone has dropped a stone in a giant pond.

Science Two new Michael Kors Access smartwatches are coming to Canada
Author: 0 Two new Michael Kors Access smartwatches are coming to Canada

Both watches will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC and feature a touchscreen display and use magnetic charging. "We're very excited to continue the partnership with Michael Kors to create lovely new devices that let people express their style while staying connected through the latest features of Android Wear 2.0".

Science Friday's Spacewalk Continues Commercial Crew Readiness
Author: 0 Friday's Spacewalk Continues Commercial Crew Readiness

During the first spacewalk, the Pressurised Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3) will be prepared for installation of the second International Docking Adapter, which will serve as a home to commercial crew vehicle dockings. They've been used to either connect parts of the ISS together or to help spacecraft like the Space Shuttle hook up to the station. Once all the work is finished, the US side of the station will have two docking ports for passenger spaceships and two for cargo ships.

Science Trumpcare Changes: The 3 biggest modifications House GOP made to the AHCA
Author: 0 Trumpcare Changes: The 3 biggest modifications House GOP made to the AHCA

Henry Aaron, senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution, tells Provider that Republicans in the House are getting "hammered" by a lot of state governors concerned about language in the Ryan bill that would replace the current open-ended federal Medicaid funding scheme with a per-capita cap.

Science The Walking Dead: A New Frontier episode 3 launching next week
Author: 0 The Walking Dead: A New Frontier episode 3 launching next week

As tensions rise and the crew is sent on their way, they encounter a horde of zombies which Clementine takes care of handily with an aluminum baseball bat. It will also be available for those who purchased the season pass disc for consoles. I suppose I should warn you that the trailer is obviously filled with spoilers since it features a brief recap of the hardships that Javier and the others went through during the last two episodes.

Author: 0 Man stabbed in midtown, suspect turns himself in, NYPD says

The man said he was motivated by rage against black men who become romantically involved with white women, authorities say. James Harris Jackson, 28, took a Bolt Bus on Friday to Manhattan, police said Wednesday. Jackson's defense attorney, Sanford Talkin, declined to comment. The attacker killed Timothy Caughman, 66, who is Black, several times in the chest and back after an argument.

Science Robots will take a third of British jobs by 2030, report says
Author: 0 Robots will take a third of British jobs by 2030, report says

However, it's likely that technologies related to artificial intelligence will create new jobs, according to the research from PwC, and automation will boost productivity and wealth overall, offsetting the rise of robots. It's a question that keeps popping up, and the latest answer from PwC is that nearly a third of existing jobs in the United Kingdom could be at risk of becoming the domain of robots or AI by the close of the next decade.

Science Chinese officials warned USA bomber during 'routine' East China Sea flyover
Author: 0 Chinese officials warned USA bomber during 'routine' East China Sea flyover

Pacific Air Forces bomber chief Major Ryan Simpson as saying. CHINESE military chiefs are accusing USA bombers of entering its airspace and too near their country during a mission off South Korea. A spokesman for the US Defence Department, Commander Gary Ross, said the United States viewed China's establishment of an East China Sea ADIZ in 2013 as "a unilateral change to the status quo.

Science A dope mix of A-list actors and B-movie sci-fi
Author: 0 A dope mix of A-list actors and B-movie sci-fi

The appeal of a space thriller lies in the isolation and close confines of the environment, said Ryan Reynolds, who plays an engineer aboard the ISS . It's surprising, because the writers of Life are Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick , who also wrote the hilarious Deadpool. "Because also it's a fun twist, I think".

Author: 0 Pelosi: Devin Nunes Is "Highly Compromised", A "Stooge"

Nunes was so "alarmed" by this that he briefed House Speaker Paul Ryan, reporters (twice), and Trump himself before he shared the information with the ranking Democrat on the intelligence committee , which is investigating possible Trump-Russia collusion.

Science Outlast 2 won't be banned in Australia after all
Author: 0 Outlast 2 won't be banned in Australia after all

Also, it's worth noting that this is reclassification of the game as is and not a new rating based on re-submission with the content in question cut. It's a good day for Australian fans of the first-person survival horror game series as the land down under has lifted the sales ban on the game's upcoming sequel.

Science Charlemagne Capital Ltd. Boosts Position in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)
Author: 0 Charlemagne Capital Ltd. Boosts Position in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)

Vetr cut Gilead Sciences from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating and set a $76.20 price objective for the company.in a report on Wednesday, March 15th. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 30th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, March 29.

Science Amazon adds Alcatel and Moto devices to discounted Prime smartphone program
Author: 0 Amazon adds Alcatel and Moto devices to discounted Prime smartphone program

Amazon is adding the Moto G5 Plus and Alcatel A30 to its Prime Exclusive program. The Alcatel A30 is a budget-friendly device that is offered for only $59.99 for Prime members. Both phones are available to preorder today from Amazon for Prime subscribers. The Alcatel A30 normally sells for $99.99 ($40 off). The Moto G5 Plus is still a new phone in the smartphone market following its launch a few weeks ago.

Author: 0 Apple wants to turn your iOS device into a MacBook

Apple could possibly be thinking of a different kind of computing experience. The Cupertino tech-giant has reportedly filed for a patent that reveals a possible future design wherein an iPhone or an iPad could be used as an accessory or component for a Macbook.

Science IPad (2017) vs iPad Pro 9.7
Author: 0 IPad (2017) vs iPad Pro 9.7

That's why Apple aims to release new iPhones each fall, and that's why personal computer makers and other smartphone makers also refresh their product lines at rapid clips. "The iPad is a high-end consumer product that isn't a good fit for education at all", Jesse Lozano, the co-founder of Pi-Top, told me this week. The iPad Air 2 features 16/32/64/128 GB with 2 GB of RAM, while the iPad features 32/128 GB with 2 GB of RAM.

Author: 0 SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case after two weeks

In earlier hearing, Supreme Court said that court will not take the release of BJP leaders on practical grounds. Tuesday's development is seen as a big boost for pro-Ram temple lobby. The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court had in 2010 ruled for a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acre plot where the Babri Masjid stood before its demolition.

Author: 0 Apple's New Patent Turns an iPhone Into a Laptop

Surfaced via the US Patent and Trademark office, the concept design shows how future generation iPhones will act as the driving force behind a larger laptop style device. Apple introduced the iPad Pro back in November 2015 along with their Smart Cover, a soft cover accessory that included a keyboard made of material.

Science AT&T Offers DIRECTV NOW Customers One Year Of HBO Included with Service
Author: 0 AT&T Offers DIRECTV NOW Customers One Year Of HBO Included with Service

Brad Bentley, executive vice president of marketing for AT&T Entertainment Group, commented the carrier is "reminding consumers that DirecTV Now is the best choice for premium content" with the offers. The same as when they launched, the Go Big plan costs $60/month, while the Gotta Have It plan is $70/month. For DirecTV NOW, the cable network's presence on the streaming service is a strong acquisition as it looks to face competition against live streaming offerings from companies like YouTube ...

Science Twitter gauging interest in potential subscription tier w/ deeper analytic information, more
Author: 0 Twitter gauging interest in potential subscription tier w/ deeper analytic information, more

That is, it is planning on collecting some fee from the user for the first time usage. It's been six years since Twitter acquired Tweetdeck, but the company might finally bring new features to the client. Within two years, however, Twitter began to shut down the TweetDeck mobile apps and also cut off integration with other social media platforms. This would group together high-end functions such as alerts, trends and activity analysis, analytics, composition and posting tools within one ...

Science Severe weather risk for Friday
Author: 0 Severe weather risk for Friday

Some rain will remain around after 7AM, but the severe threat will have greatly decreased. The tornado threat for our area is also very low. Rain not expected today. When all is said and done, this storm system will be rather wimpy compared to a couple soakers headed our way next week. One thing's for certain: Costs associated with tornado damages are rising as the number of people living in the path of twister-producing storms rises.

Author: 0 Apple patent turns iPhone into a full-blown laptop

Apple came out with a flurry of announcements this week - unveiling a cheaper 9.7-inch iPad , more storage in the iPad mini 4, a new ( Product) Red iPhone , a Snapchat-like app called Clips, and new Apple Watch bands. In the case of the Apple patent, since the devices that can slot in both run iOS, the parent device would presumably be touchscreen-enabled. But it can only function when a user places their smartphone or tablet into the docking station.

Author: 0 How Long is 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'? Here's what you need to know

Check out "Drack's Missing Scouts" the first APEX mission. After surprising everyone with its quality entry in the previous game, Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer has become a big part of many player's time with the game. Called the APEX Mission HQ, you can customize your characters, see if friends are online, send your Strike Teams out on missions and more. You can safely skip some of these side missions, but you probably won't feel as connected to each character or world - ...

Science Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Executive Producer Talks About Reviving the Franchise
Author: 0 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Executive Producer Talks About Reviving the Franchise

Check it out right here. Well, allegedly aimed. The German USK has rated Resident Evil: Code Veronica for a PlayStation 4 release, hinting that we might be getting an announcement soon. Instead, it was executive producer Jun Takeuchi who encouraged the team to change the game's perspective to first-person and focus on more traditional survival horror aspects.

Science Samsung announces LTE version of Gear S3 Classic smartwatch
Author: 0 Samsung announces LTE version of Gear S3 Classic smartwatch

It's considered a "real" watch, from what Samsung described, so it doesn't actually have any "smart" capabilities. I'm not sure this counts as the same product, but there you go. The devices shown at Baselworld in Switzerland will remain just a concept for now as the company does not have any plans on releasing them out in the wild.

Science Smartphone-Based Semen Analyzer Results Equivalent to Lab Tests
Author: 0 Smartphone-Based Semen Analyzer Results Equivalent to Lab Tests

Although men and women experience infertility in equal measure, the issue often goes undiagnosed in men due to stigma, cost, and the lack of available lab testing. Shafiee says he hopes that in the future, fertility tests for men will be as easy and common as at home pregnancy tests for women. "This is important because it is well-established that sperm concentration and sperm motility are less important when it comes to predicting the fertility in assisted reproductive technology", said ...

Science Nexus 6, Nexus 6P Will Be Removed from Google's Android Program Soon
Author: 0 Nexus 6, Nexus 6P Will Be Removed from Google's Android Program Soon

By the end of 2016, Android security leads Adrian Ludwig and Melinda Miller said over 79% of current flagship devices sold in North America had the latest security update. Stay in the know! Google's focus on security is not surprising when you consider the nature of the Android ecosystem. TechCrunch reported that Google has decreased the wait time for security updates from between six to nine weeks to a few days, thanks to an ongoing collaboration between Google and the various carriers ...

Author: 0 The Senate Wants To Allow Your Internet Provider To Spy On You

Most notably, the rules require ISPs in some cases to get users' explicit consent, for example to sell information such as geolocation or browsing history for advertising. Center for Digital Democracy Executive Director Jeff Chester saw worldwide implications to the vote. Today's vote earned praise from a supporter of other digital privacy initiatives, former Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz, who while serving as FTC chair stunned the ad industry when he called for a ...

Science Adele dedicates emotional performance to London terror attack victims
Author: 0 Adele dedicates emotional performance to London terror attack victims

Before beginning the song, she admitted how odd it felt to be away from her hometown when it had experienced such a devastating moment, and called London her soulmate. The following two gigs in Brisbane again set new attendance records, while Adele's Sydney gig on 10 March was the biggest single concert Australia has ever seen as she performed to over 95,000 fans.

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Author: 0 "Superhuman" Safety to Spur Demand for Model 3

While conducting its new study "Tesla: Beyond the Hype", J.D. Power determined people who purchase a Model 3 likely will be less tolerant of quality issues that have plagued the Model S and Model X. The program was borne out of an investigation by U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which found that Tesla vehicles' crash rate dropped by nearly 40% after Autosteer-one component of the Autopilot system-became available.

Science Solar-powered skin for prosthetic limbs
Author: 0 Solar-powered skin for prosthetic limbs

Although energy generated by the skin's photovoltaic cells can't yet be stored, the engineering team is exploring ways to divert unused energy into batteries so it can be used when needed. The new technology is a solar-energy powered prosthetic limb, which will entirely replace batteries. A more exotic form of the humble pencil filling, graphite, graphene exhibits super strength despite measuring just one atom thick.

Science NASS Approves FG's Request For $500m Bond Issuance
Author: 0 NASS Approves FG's Request For $500m Bond Issuance

The acting president recalled that the 2016 Appropriation Act had a deficit of N2.2 trillion and a borrowing window of N1.8 trillion. "The Act also provided for domestic borrowing of N1, 182.80 billion and external borrowing N635.88 billion in line with item 245 and 246, respectively".

Science A Player's Program: Xavier (Sweet 16 preview)
Author: 0 A Player's Program: Xavier (Sweet 16 preview)

The Musketeers pulled off a pair of upsets to reach the regional semifinals, beating No. 6 seed Maryland and No. 3 Florida State the first weekend of the tournament. "I told them out in the real world, life is going to hand you lemons, and you can pout about it and figure out how to make lemonade", Xavier coach Chris Mack said of his message to his players.

Science North Korea's fresh missile test ends in failure, says US Pacific command
Author: 0 North Korea's fresh missile test ends in failure, says US Pacific command

On Tuesday House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., introduced a bill that can strengthen US sanctions against North Korea to curb weapons development and "crack down on the Kim regime". Always, without fail, these exercises trigger threatening responses from the North Koreans, who view the drills as a rehearsal for an invasion. Experts believe that, with the missile technology North Korea now possesses, it could strike no further than Alaska.

Science An Innovative Mobile Payments System is Now in India — Samsung Pay
Author: 0 An Innovative Mobile Payments System is Now in India — Samsung Pay

Like Samsung Pay, LG Pay will rely on magnetic secure transmission, which simulates magnetic stripe payments by transmitting a magnetic signal from the phone when the device is held against a merchant's payment card reader. The company has launched the Pay service in India with support for major cards. Samsung Pay provides a mobile payment option built natively on the UPI, a payment system launched by the National Payments Corporation of India.

Author: 0 Rescue 116 may have struck rocks around Blackrock Island

The Sikorsky S92 is believed to have hit the island before crashing into the sea over a week ago. The other crew members, Captain Mark Duffy, Winchman Ciaran Smith and Winch Operator Paul Ormsby, remain missing. The underwater robot was deployed from the Commissioner of Irish Lights vessel, the Granuaile . "Operations are continuing but are weather dependent", Ireland's Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) said.

Author: 0 UK Bans Laptops and Tablets on Certain Flights

The U.S. order affects more than 50 flights a day. "Our top priority will always be to maintain the safety of British nationals". The airports affected by the United States ban include those in Dubai, home of Emirates; Qatar, where Qatar Airways is headquartered; and Abu Dhabi, where Etihad Airways is based.

Science Playful New Zealand parrots have 'contagious laughter' too
Author: 0 Playful New Zealand parrots have 'contagious laughter' too

The playful parrot has a particular "play call" that, when heard by other kea parrots, prompts them to begin playing with each other, according to a study published Monday in the journal Current Biology . Schwing and his colleagues have analyzed the full vocal repertoire of kea parrots before reaching to discover their contagious laughter. The scientists hypothesised that these play calls could act like laughter in humans, spreading from one bird to the next and eliciting play.

Author: 0 Google mobile app, website redesign adds search shortcuts

With the first developer build of Android O being made available for the official Android Emulator , it can be taken as a sign that the update may soon be available for users. You can adjust the notification for a particular app within the channel without affecting the entire channel. This feature will be an AI-based "smart text selection floating toolbar".

Science Vegas Play of the Day: Cleveland at Denver
Author: 0 Vegas Play of the Day: Cleveland at Denver

However, if the Cavaliers played in the West, they would be the fourth-best team, leading to a first-round matchup with the Utah Jazz (3.57 SRS), giving them less than a one-point edge on a neutral court. It seems like Ingram is finally blossoming into the player that the Lakers projected him to be, when they drafted him No. 2 overall during last year's draft.

Author: 0 Premier Li sends blunt warning at start of Australia visit

Australia was an enthusiastic advocate of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious trading bloc of Pacific Rim countries that the Obama administration had committed the United States to joining. "And competition could increase further if the United States gains direct access to the Chinese market, which is a distinct possibility". "I come here for free trade".

Science $12K+ for 30 HP: Porsche Announces Pricey Power Package for 911 S
Author: 0 $12K+ for 30 HP: Porsche Announces Pricey Power Package for 911 S

But did we mention you can get a rear-wheel drive, no-nonsense 911 with 450 hp? From June 2017, the power boost can be retrofitted to models which already have the Sport Chrono pack - pricing for the retrofit is yet to be announced. This Connect Plus system will be standard on the 911. New colour choices are available inside and out, too, with a highlight being the new four-coat Saffron Yellow finish.

Science Oppo F3 Plus will be Launched Today in India
Author: 0 Oppo F3 Plus will be Launched Today in India

As noted earlier , the Oppo F3 Plus and its counterpart Oppo F3 will be released on March 23, which is just a few days away. Processor: The Oppo F3 Plus is powered by 1.95GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC coupled with Adreno 510 GPU.

Science Finance Minister moves Finance Bill 2017 for passage in the Lower House
Author: 0 Finance Minister moves Finance Bill 2017 for passage in the Lower House

The government on Tuesday proposed to make Aadhaar Card mandatory for filing income tax returns and also applying for a Permanent Account Number (PAN). While presenting the Budget on February 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had proposed to cap cash transactions at Rs 3 lakh with effect from April 1.