Author: 0 Military orbiter's landing rattles Florida with sonic boom

It was the fourth mission for the X-37B, with a fifth scheduled for later this year. Prior to consolidation, the 29-foot-long X-37B had launched from both Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida - but the space plane only landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Author: 0 Unmanned US Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

In all, each X-37B is 8.92 m (29 feet 3 inches) in length, has a 4.55 m (14 foot 11 inch) wingspan, has a height of 2.9 m (9 feet 6 inches), and has a maximum lift off weight of 4,990 kg (11,000 lbs). The Air Force says the fifth X-37B mission, OTV-5, is scheduled to launch later this year from Cape Canaveral. A nose-on view of the X-37B, one of two autonomous military spaceplanes used for classified missions in low-Earth orbit.

Science Celtic slap £17m price-tag on star defender
Author: 0 Celtic slap £17m price-tag on star defender

The Daily Mail note that Arsenal and Manchester United are also in the race to secure his signature. Celtic are not keen to sell one of their brightest prospects and have reportedly slapped a £17m ($22m) price tag on the young defender, who has been nominated for the Scottish PFA young Player of the Year award.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches classified spy satellite for U.S. government

The National Reconnaissance Office is a clandestine agency that manages and operates United States' defense satellites in space. SpaceX has made multiple landings on both land and water with its Falcon 9 boosters, and seems to have a pretty good grip on its efforts to promote reusability.

Science Google's Pichai gets $200-m compensation
Author: 0 Google's Pichai gets $200-m compensation

The "Other Bets" segment, which covers businesses such as Google Fiber, Nest, Waymo, Verily (healthcare tech) and Google's investment arms, saw revenue rise 48% to $244 million. What is interesting is that much of this success remains within Google's online advertising revenues, from both search ads and YouTube. The information services provider reported $9.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $7.65 by $1.71.

Science Apple To Invest $1B In US Manufacturing
Author: 0 Apple To Invest $1B In US Manufacturing

Apple said the segment generated $7.04 billion in revenue this past quarter, the second straight quarter it's crossed the $7 billion threshold, and a $1.05 billion rise year-over-year. However, majority of its cash are kept outside the United States because of tax reasons. Apple is among a growing number of companies announcing moves to add to American jobs in the wake of the election of President Donald Trump, who campaigned on bringing jobs back from overseas.

Author: 0 Facebook is hiring 3000 employees to filter out violent content

The new hires will join Facebook's community operations team. The move comes after a Thai man broadcast a video of him killing his 11-month-old daughter. "No one should be in this situation in the first place, but if they are, then we should build a safe community that gets them the help they need". This phenomenon has increased with the introduction of Facebook Live feature past year, which allows billions of Facebook users to broadcast live videos, which has been marred by some violent ...

Science Cities across the nation took part in March for Science
Author: 0 Cities across the nation took part in March for Science

Tens of thousands of people, mostly scientists, students and research advocates, took to the streets in NY and Chicago, Saturday to promote the understanding of science and defend it from being compromised by proposed federal budget cuts. "We are gathered to fight for education, to fight for knowledge, and to fight for planet Earth", said Cara Santa Maria, a science communicator. Scientists "are not famous for their camaraderie", said professor of carbon management at the University of ...

Author: 0 SpaceX just broke a 10-year monopoly on launching top-secret spy satellites

The Falcon 9 rocket was actually used to send a top-secret US government spy satellite into space. SpaceX , headed by Internet entrpreneur Elon Musk, has already made several successful landings on solid ground and on platforms floating in the ocean, thus establishing a pioneering image for itself in the space world.

Author: 0 Here's how it differs from regular Windows 10

Last year, Microsoft reported Surface revenue for the March quarter declined 26 percent year-over-year. The Surface Laptop , though, will start at $999, the same as the MacBook Air. Instead of choosing to simplify the Windows OS and to launch devices that would resemble them, Microsoft chose the other way: they started to become offensive and initiated an aggressive Scroogled campaign, targeting Google.

Author: 0 X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 Lands

The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted almost two years, the Air Force said. Residents in northern Brevard County and elsewhere in Central Florida reported hearing sonic booms before the touchdown at the three-mile Shuttle Landing Facility, similar to when much larger space shuttle orbiters returned home.

Science Polls open in France's presidential election
Author: 0 Polls open in France's presidential election

Macron , who is seen as the frontrunner in an election billed as the most important in France in decades, extended his lead over Le Pen in polls on Friday. It's unclear whether the document dump will dent the large polling lead Macron held over Le Pen going into the vote. Instead, the choice voters face on Sunday illustrates the profound new chasm in the West: between those who favor open, globalized societies and others who prefer closed, nationalized ones.

Author: 0 The Galaxy S8 Sets New Record for Samsung's "Best Ever" Preorders

Apparently, some units of the Android handset have this red-tinged screen, which irked users. Time will tell just how successful the S8 will be as it pushes through the release weekend hiccups - but one thing's for sure: as long as it can avoid the issues that plagued its explosive cousin, it'll be a step in the right direction for Samsung.

Science The 'Oracle of Omaha' Condemns Republican Health Care Bill At Berkshire Meeting
Author: 0 The 'Oracle of Omaha' Condemns Republican Health Care Bill At Berkshire Meeting

The proposed resolutions asked for more disclosure on Berkshire's political contributions and methane emissions and for divestment from oil- and gas-related businesses. The first question of the meeting was about Wells Fargo, which remains under scrutiny for its fake accounts scandal. In the past, Buffett has bristled at tax policy that he sees as favoring the wealthy - famously saying it's not fair that he pays taxes at a lower rate than his secretary.

Science Noise pollution created by humans 'pervasive' in US
Author: 0 Noise pollution created by humans 'pervasive' in US

While wilderness areas - where the impact of human activities is minimal - were found to have the lowest exposure to noise pollution , 12 percent of these areas also experienced anthropogenic sound levels 3 decibels above natural levels.

Science March for Science goes to tech central: Silicon Valley
Author: 0 March for Science goes to tech central: Silicon Valley

Trump passed dozens of protesters on his way to visit wounded soldiers at a military hospital while a sign saying, "Stop denying the earth is dying" was visible from the motorcade. Nye told The Guardian earlier this week that scientists should unapologetically throw themselves into the political fray as Trump's administration seeks to dismantle large areas of scientific endeavor, from cancer research to climate analysis.

Author: 0 Trump wants to send men to Mars

Speaking from the Oval Office, President Trump, along with his daughter Ivanka and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, talked to Whitson and fellow astronaut Jack Fischer via video. Behind her, a banner read: "Congrats Peggy!" "We're excited about the Missions to Mars in the 2030s, and so we actually have hardware on the ground that's being built for the SLS rocket that's going to take us there", Whitson explained.

Author: 0 CIA accused of plotting Kim Jong-Un's killing

For this, the Korean Central News Agency fired back at China and its government. Allegedly, Kim had worked as a lumberjack in Russia's Khabarovsk region. "Moreover, China would not permit North Korea to start a war", he remarked. "To a certain extent, we are immune to North Korea's provocative actions over the years", said financial consultant Kim Min Ji, 27, who read about North Korea's failed missile test in the news but did not bother with the details.

Author: 0 CIA plot to kill North Korea's Kim Jong-un exposed

North Korea claimed in 2014 that the us created Ebola and experimented with the disease in Africa to test its capabilities as a biological warfare agent. This image, from a news bulletin by North Korea's KRT, April 26, 2017, shows leader Kim Jong Un at a "Combined Fire Demonstration" held to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the North Korean army, in Wonsan, North Korea.

Science Don't Expect Sony to Launch PlayStation 5 Until 2019
Author: 0 Don't Expect Sony to Launch PlayStation 5 Until 2019

Microsoft has acknowledged that they intend for Project Scorpio to be a console for technological purists. Although it's not something you hear so much nowadays, perhaps because the PlayStation 4 is so dominant, but the idea of a single format video games console has always been a dream of many gamers.

Science Weekend weather: Mostly sunny, with highs around 60
Author: 0 Weekend weather: Mostly sunny, with highs around 60

Skies will be mostly cloudy. Winds will diminish to southeast 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts of 35 to 40 miles per hour by early afternoon.* of this morning and afternoon.* Impacts.Strong winds will bring down trees and large tree limbs, especially with the saturated soils.

Author: 0 Space X Announced Delay In The Launch Of Secretive Satellite For US

Though SpaceX sees rapid, reusable rockets as the key to driving down launch costs and opening up access to space, the Air Force is still exploring how the certification process will need to be adapted to use pre-flown hardware. It's the first mission that SpaceX has done for the U.S. military, after receiving certification to launch satellites for the Air Force in 2015. Those who viewed the launch were, instead, treated to multiple views of the Falcon 9 first stage as it made its ...

Author: 0 Funny Star Wars Day Tweets from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

In the late 1980s and late 1990s, Bill talked with mythologist Joseph Campbell and his protégé, filmmaker George Lucas , about the franchise. Grand Admiral Thrawn's re-introduction into the Star Wars canon was a delight for many who grew up in the early 1990s.

Science NEB releases report on Canada's Adoption of Renewable Power Sources
Author: 0 NEB releases report on Canada's Adoption of Renewable Power Sources

Sixty percent of Canadian electricity came from hydroelectric generation, which accounted for roughly 10 percent of global hydroelectricity in 2015, placing Canada second only to China. "As a result, the increased adoption of renewables is expected to continue in Canada and overseas", the NEB added. Biomass provided about 2 per cent of Canada's electricity generation in 2015.

Author: 0 SpaceX delays launch for secretive satellite for intelligence agency

The launch was originally scheduled for Sunday, but it was scrubbed at the last minute because of a "sensor issue". SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive United States payload, known as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk, various media reported today.

Science Sane Trilogy Final Boxart Is Absolutely Gorgeous
Author: 0 Sane Trilogy Final Boxart Is Absolutely Gorgeous

In fact, recently, a new trailer was released online that showcased a level comparison of Un-Bearable from Crash Bandicoot: Cortex Strikes Back. Activision and Vicarious Visions should be wrapping up development on their remaster soon, which means we're likely going to get a lot more little gameplay snippets such as these trickling out over the next few weeks.

Science Oppo launches F3 smartphone in India
Author: 0 Oppo launches F3 smartphone in India

The first sale of the smartphone is scheduled on May 13. Oppo F3 launched on 4th May 2017 (today). In terms of camera, the rear shooter is 13MP. Oppo F3 is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T6 octa-core processor along with Mali T860 GPU.

Author: 0 Iowan Breaks US Space Travel Record

While she has surpassed the 534-day career record of US astronaut Jeff Williams , Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka is the world record-holder with 878 days in orbit. "I'm glad to hear that". Mr Trump said: "Well, we want to try and do it during my first term or, at worst, during my second term, so we'll have to speed that up a little bit, OK?" President Donald Trump seems very excited on NASA's next achievement which he assumed that the astronauts will take another step but this time it ...

Science New Video Shows Cassini Spacecraft's First Dive Over Saturn
Author: 0 New Video Shows Cassini Spacecraft's First Dive Over Saturn

The first video encapsulates one hour of observation while Cassini passed the boundary of the hexagon-shaped jet streams of Saturn and even beyond. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has entered the final phase of its epic voyage after spending almost 20 years in space.

Science SpaceX launches spy satellite for US
Author: 0 SpaceX launches spy satellite for US

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a top-secret spy satellite for the USA government and then successfully landed the booster for recycling, the AP reports . Considering that there were only 1,459 satellites orbiting earth at the end of 2016 and the fact that a SpaceX move into the space will inevitably trigger competition both domestically and overseas, and the scale of the problem quickly becomes apparent.

Author: 0 French Presidential Campaign's Emails Leaked Hours Before Election

In a statement released late Friday, ahead of a midnight deadline to conclude campaigning, Macron's team claimed that hackers meant to "seed doubt and misinformation " before Sunday's runoff vote for the presidency. Le Pen's campaign did not comment on the leak but one of her top aides, Florian Philippo, asked on Twitter if the leaked documents "would reveal anything that investigative journalism had kept quiet" whilst promoting the hashtag #MacronLeaks .

Author: 0 What The House's Repeal of Obamacare Means, And What's Next For Trumpcare

Repeal and replace that's what the House chose to do with The Affordable Care Act Thursday. The Republican bill to repeal and replace parts of Obamacare passed on Thursday, and between choruses, Democrats have been attacking the bill as unsafe for people with pre-existing conditions .

Author: 0 85-year-old dies during bid to become oldest Everest climber

The former soldier became the world's oldest climber to summit Everest in 2008 when he was 76, but he lost the record five years later when Miura summited the 8,848-metre peak at the age of 80. He had been training for months ahead of the climb and was in good health. Climbers who had permits for the 2014 season were allowed to receive a free replacement permit until 2019, while climbers with 2015 permits were given only until this year.

Author: 0 Galaxy S8 Is More Breakable Than S7

Initially, Samsung denied such issue was due to a hardware fault and advised users to adjust the color balance on their devices from within the display settings. Jonathan is our Google Nexus and Android enthusiast. The reported red tint is some of the Samsung Galaxy S8 handsets could be because of a faulty chip attached to the display panel, responsible for adjusting the screen's colour performance.

Author: 0 Destiny 2's PC Version Is Being Given Careful Consideration

The game was not able to keep up with the demand of the players and it was unable to offer a steady stream of content. During their investor call, Activision promised that plans are in place for Destiny 2 to avoid the content droughts that the original game suffered from.

Science NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300 from Talladega
Author: 0 NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300 from Talladega

He'll attempt to win again in his 301st start in Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway - a track where he won the latest race last fall. He understands it well and I believe he knows he's really only got three legitimate whacks at wins: the two races at Talladega remaining and the Firecracker 400 at Daytona - the three plate races left.

Science Trump suggests Republicans use
Author: 0 Trump suggests Republicans use "nuclear option" to pass laws

Mr. Trump complained in a pair of tweets about the government spending deal that the Republican majority had to negotiate with Democrats because of the 60-vote hurdle in the Senate to advance the measure. The agreement, which averted a government shutdown, did not include funding for Trump's proposed border wall. Trump's 2018 budget proposal was never expected to pass both houses of Congress just as he wrote it.

Science GOP health bill spurs fears for people with pre-existing conditions
Author: 0 GOP health bill spurs fears for people with pre-existing conditions

Lawmakers, including Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rob Portman (R-Ind.), as well as most Democrats, have raised concerns that people with pre-existing conditions will be priced out of health care. What did they do to get it through the House , after the bill seemed dead? "The simple answer of pre-existing conditions is maintain current law, don't play around with it and pretend that these so-called high risk pools are the answer", Casey said.

Author: 0 Facebook to hire 3000 more workers to monitor content

In the post, Zuckerberg confirms Facebook will add 3,000 people to the community operations team, which now employs 4,500. "We'll keep working with local community groups and law enforcement who are in the best position to help someone if they need it", Zuckerberg wrote, citing an example of a recent prevented suicide thanks to the cooperation between a Facebook Live report and local law enforcement.

Science US House approves Republican healthcare overhaul
Author: 0 US House approves Republican healthcare overhaul

Despite holding the White House and controlling both houses of Congress, Republicans have found overturning Obamacare politically perilous. Casey says he's calling on Republican leadership in the senate to stop what he calls the process of repeal and dismantling of the current law.

Science House Health Care Bill Faces Uncertain Fate In The Senate
Author: 0 House Health Care Bill Faces Uncertain Fate In The Senate

And questions still remain about how the "incredibly well crafted" healthcare bill passed by House Republicans will affect some of America's most vulnerable people. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that there were " so many variables that are unknown " that it was "almost impossible" to accurately determine the impact of the new replacement bill.

Author: 0 SpaceX postpones secret USA spy satellite launch due to 'sensor issue'

But it wasn't carrying your average SpaceX cargo. The aerospace manufacturer headed by Elon Musk recovered its Falcon 9 first stage after successfull launching the NROL-76 for the U.S. IST). NEW YORK - SpaceX just launched a mysterious spy satellite toward orbit for a US intelligence agency. SpaceX was not permitted to provide any details or stream any footage of the payload.

Science Lumentum Holdings Inc. Setting The Table For Earnings
Author: 0 Lumentum Holdings Inc. Setting The Table For Earnings

The company has market cap of $2.86 billion. Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE ), after opening at $41, closed at $42.75 by. Lumentum had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at Northland Securities. Hamel sold 1,814 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 13th. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 44,895 shares in the company, valued at $2,251,484.25.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches classified payload for US

SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk said via Twitter that both the launch and landing on Monday morning were good. The spy satellite will be used by the US National Reconnaissance Office , an agency within the Defense Department that operates the nation's spy satellites.

Author: 0 SpaceX delays launch of secretive satellite for US Intelligence agency

The launch was originally scheduled for Sunday, but it was scrubbed at the last minute because of a "sensor issue". SpaceX launched a spy satellite for the US Department of Defence on Monday, officials said. The landing, however, was just about as ideal as SpaceX could want, with the Falcon 9 rocket landing safely back on Earth. No destination was specified for the USA government satellite, known only as NROL-76, due to the secretive nature of the NRO.

Author: 0 Democrats Are Furious Over New Health Care Bill

The bill now moves to the Senate, where the Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the 100-seat chamber, and is expected to face serious difficulties. Colbert said the comparison was "accurate because it gets you zero points and gives your opponent good field position".

Science Congress finishes spending bill, sends legislation to Trump
Author: 0 Congress finishes spending bill, sends legislation to Trump

The White House won $15 billion in emergency funding to jumpstart Trump's promise to rebuild the military and an extra $1.5 billion for border security - each short of Trump demands - leading the president on Tuesday to boast, "this is what winning looks like".