Research


The Ozone Layer Might Not Be Recovering Properly The Ozone Layer Might Not Be Recovering Properly
- February 06, 2018

The study published on Tuesday found ozone was still decreasing between 60 degrees North and 60 degrees South, zones which take in Australia in the south and Russian Federation in the north. Scientists are not yet sure what accounts for this continuing decline but one explanation could be that climate change modifies the pattern of atmospheric circulation . (more...)
New studies find TRAPPIST-1 planets are probably rocky, watery worlds New studies find TRAPPIST-1 planets are probably rocky, watery worlds
- February 06, 2018

The other study - to be published in the peer-reviewed journal Astronomy & Astrophysics - was led by Simon Grimm of the Center for Space and Habitability at the University of Bern. As a result the seven planets are all nearer their star than Mercury is to the sun, yet enjoy relatively mild climates. Data from the Hubble Space Telescope helped perform a basic analysis of four of the planets' atmospheres. (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 Pro is $100 off through Massdrop Huawei Mate 10 Pro is $100 off through Massdrop
- February 06, 2018

And if you pre-order the handset before its estimated February 18 ship date, you can receive a $150 Amazon gift card with your purchase. It's worth noting the Mate 10 Pro has technically been available to U.S. Beyond the aesthetic difference, the Pink Gold Mate 10 Pro is virtually identical to other colour variants of the device. The Mate 10 Porsche Design model comes with a price tag of $1,225. (more...)
New Honor Smartphone event livestream New Honor Smartphone event livestream
- February 06, 2018

Delivering a sleek, premium design in a budget package, the handset packs impressive features for the price, including an 18:9 full HD display, dual rear and front-facing cameras, and a premium glass finish. With a 3,000mAh non-replaceable battery, the Honor 9 Lite should get you through the day easily. The casing of the Honor 9 Lite is constructed from 2.5D glass, which is integrated with a nano-scale optical coating. (more...)
Facebook, Google Ex-Employees Start Tech De-Addiction Campaign Facebook, Google Ex-Employees Start Tech De-Addiction Campaign
- February 06, 2018

Center For Humane Technology , alarmed at the effect on humanity, says these companies have gone too far - and have created a society of people who would rather interact virtually on social sites than in real life. Lately, there have been a lot of discussions on the effect of technology on kids. A new group called the Center for Humane Technology wants to reverse this trend. (more...)
Konami apologizes for announcing nuclear disarmament (in Metal Gear Solid V ) Konami apologizes for announcing nuclear disarmament (in Metal Gear Solid V )
- February 06, 2018

This secret ending was set to play only when all nuclear weapons are dismantled by players, which proved to be a near impossible task when accounting for arms hoarders and hackers. "Konami can remain as silent as they want, this doesn't change facts", another said. Konami says that the actual nuke count hasn't reached zero on PC servers, which is why they're looking into what happened. (more...)
Unusual ancient spider with tail discovered by scientists in Myanmar Unusual ancient spider with tail discovered by scientists in Myanmar
- February 06, 2018

Dr Garwood, from Manchester's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences , added: "Based on what we see in mesotheles, we also would have expected the common ancestor of spiders alive today to have had four pairs of spinnerets, all positioned in the middle of the underside of the abdomen". (more...)
Found: First Evidence of Planets Outside the Milky Way Found: First Evidence of Planets Outside the Milky Way
- February 06, 2018

Dai says the study opens up the new field of studying starless planets beyond our galaxy, and could help us compare free extragalactic exoplanets with their intragalactic counterparts. More than 2,000 planets were detected, majority wandering through space not orbiting a star or orbiting between several stars, National Geographic reported . (more...)
Xiaomi Amazfit BIP Smartwatch Launched with long battery life: Know Specifications, Price Xiaomi Amazfit BIP Smartwatch Launched with long battery life: Know Specifications, Price
- February 06, 2018

Design-wise, the Amazfit BIP looks similar to the Apple Watch . The Bip can last up to 45 days with its 190mAh battery with its always-on display and running app and sleep monitoring working in the background. Huami says if you use it normally you'll get the full month's charge, while if you want more you can put it in a mode with minimal notifications to save life. (more...)
Google's February Security Patch Enables Pixel Visual Core for Third-Party Apps Google's February Security Patch Enables Pixel Visual Core for Third-Party Apps
- February 06, 2018

This heavily vertically-integrated approach is reminiscent of what Apple is doing with their custom silicon. Google won't comment on if or when it will arrive on non-Pixel phones. But Pixel 2 users haven't been able to take advantage of those capabilities because the co-processor hasn't been enabled. "These aren't the only updates coming to Pixel this month". (more...)
NVIDIA (NVDA) Rating Lowered to Buy at Goldman Sachs Group
- February 05, 2018

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Microsoft to Discontinue Windows 10 S in Favor of Simplified 'S Mode' Microsoft to Discontinue Windows 10 S in Favor of Simplified 'S Mode'
- February 05, 2018

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Xiaomi Mi Bunny subscription service announced for Mi fans Xiaomi Mi Bunny subscription service announced for Mi fans
- February 05, 2018

The service is exclusively dedicated to Mi fans so they get instant updates about latest Xiaomi news, new product launches, product deals, sale reminders, notifications about MIUI weekly updates, and reminders about Mi Fan meetups over WhatsApp . (more...)
HTC U12 First look Leaked: 5G Support, Specs and Price Details HTC U12 First look Leaked: 5G Support, Specs and Price Details
- February 05, 2018

From the picture, it is quite clearly that the phone has an 18:9 display. Unfortunately, HTC covered the top and bottom edges of its unannounced phone, as well as its rear, so we can't take a proper look at its design. Chances are that the fingerprint scanner will be on the back of the phone unless HTC has managed to implement the fingerprint scanner under the display like the Vivo smartphone . (more...)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Holdings Raised by Pax World Management LLC
- February 05, 2018

The stock decreased 1.42% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $20.8. About 7.48 million shares traded or 134.28% up from the average. Caesarstone Ltd. Milestone Grp holds 0.3% or 13,943 shares. Amer Intll holds 0.06% or 391,021 shares. The company was initiated on Monday, October 3 by Liberum Capital. (more...)
Huawei P20 with Triple Camera Setup leaked in case renders Huawei P20 with Triple Camera Setup leaked in case renders
- February 05, 2018

Thus, the P20 might have Plus and Lite models, as Huawei is known to throw in, which will feature different designs, sets of cameras, and power under the hood. Huawei had first revealed the details of its upcoming Face ID rival at the launch of the Mate 10 in 2017. He had also added that there will be a 24-megapixel selfie camera packed in the handset. (more...)
Sony 'Xperia L2' in India for Rs 19990 Sony 'Xperia L2' in India for Rs 19990
- February 05, 2018

As far as specifications are concerned, the Xperia L2 sports a 5.5-inch 720p display on the front and is powered by the MediaTek MT6737T quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. On the operating system front, the L2 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The 13 MP F2.0 rear camera offers good low-light performance. The device is juiced up by a 3,300mAh battery, which features various battery-saving software tools including the "Stamina Mode". (more...)
Chicago Auto Show: Nissan 370Zki Roadster Chicago Auto Show: Nissan 370Zki Roadster
- February 05, 2018

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Apple iPhones will ditch Qualcomm for Intel Apple iPhones will ditch Qualcomm for Intel
- February 05, 2018

Both companies have been known to keep close ties, with most Mac products relying on Intel processors and one of Qualcomm's disputes with Apple suggesting that the company wrongly shared proprietary chip code with Intel as well. Earlier, Kuo had reported that Apple was going to improve LTE transmission speeds on iPhones by supporting 4×4 MIMO chipsets. Kuo's report is especially interesting given that some tests have shown that Qualcomm's modems outperform those from Intel. (more...)
Neo-Nazi Holocaust denier to run for Congress Neo-Nazi Holocaust denier to run for Congress
- February 05, 2018

Republicans in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District are about to have an openly anti-Semitic white supremacist for their candidate in the general election this November. Despite Jones appearing to be poised to claim the GOP nomination, the Illinois Republican party said they will not support him. The state GOP denounced the ad, saying "There is no place in the Illinois Republican Party for rhetoric that attacks our fellow Illinoisans based on their race, gender or humanity". (more...)
New Facebook patent can predict if you are rich or poor New Facebook patent can predict if you are rich or poor
- February 05, 2018

According to a media report, according to the patent, the social media giant wants to create a system that will collect and analyze the personal data of users, so that the socio-economic status can be estimated. The company has skipped the idea of directly asking the user about their income as some people might not be comfortable with it and sharing information and credentials on the internet turns out to be risky sometimes. (more...)
Tesla (TSLA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Tesla (TSLA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Sell"
- February 05, 2018

Tesla Inc has a 12-month low of $242.01 and a 12-month high of $389.61. The stock increased 2.16% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $35.9. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy". The rating was initiated by Piperjaffray with "Overweight" on Friday, September 23. (more...)
Nothing went right for #Proteas as India canter home Nothing went right for #Proteas as India canter home
- February 05, 2018

With Chahal continuing to scythe through the Proteas' batting line-up, they ended up going from 107/6 to being bowled out for 118, which is the lowest ODI score in history at SuperSport Park in Centurion . With du Plessis and AB de Villiers sidelined, South Africa have called up batsman Farhaan Behardien and wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen as cover. "We are obviously looking forward to playing India , especially on home soil where I feel we will have to take advantage of the playing ... (more...)
Asus ZenFone 5 To Be Launched In MWC 2018 Asus ZenFone 5 To Be Launched In MWC 2018
- February 05, 2018

Asus is preparing the Zenfone 5 lineup of smartphones to launch at the MWC 2018 scheduled to happen later this month. Several pictures taken from a manual show the unannounced Asus ZenFone 5 from all angles. The main ZenFone 4 model has a Snapdragon 626 chip , so assuming the Geekbench listing is not faked, it's likely this is one of the lower-end variants (like a ZenFone 5 Max). (more...)
ValuEngine Upgrades Microsoft (MSFT) to "Buy"
- February 05, 2018

Birinyi Associates Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $706.69B market cap company. ( MSFT ) traded down $2.48 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $91.78. Oppenheimer lifted their price target on shares of Microsoft to $115.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. (more...)
Falcon Heavy rocket has launch window for Tuesday liftoff
- February 05, 2018

After several weeks of preparation, SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket on Launch Pad 39A completed a static firing for the first time last week. Plenty of companies are interested in developing or have already developed their own heavy-lift rockets, in the hopes that industry players and nations will want to buy rides to orbit or beyond aboard their launchers. (more...)
Archos Core 57S kicking Xiaomi Redmi 5? Archos Core 57S kicking Xiaomi Redmi 5?
- February 04, 2018

The Xiaomi Redmi Note series is overdue for an update, but it looks like the fifth-generation iteration will be well worth the wait. The Redmi Note 5 launch may be upon us after all, although Xiaomi is yet to confirm its existence. It will have two variants. This smartphone is likely to come with Snapdragon's new 636 processor chipset. The smartphone is expected to have same RAM options that are 3/4GB and 64GB for internal storage. (more...)
Former Viking Moss elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame Former Viking Moss elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame
- February 04, 2018

All that hard work, determination and overcoming all the hurdles and obstacles along the way can be an emotional journey and we saw an emotional reaction from several of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. (more...)
Long-lost IMAGE satellite discovered by amateur astronomer Long-lost IMAGE satellite discovered by amateur astronomer
- February 04, 2018

Tilley was then able to match the signal to a NASA spacecraft and speculated that it might be the long-lost satellite called IMAGE, which is short for Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration. The Earth's magnetic-field lines connect to it at two poles very close to the South and North poles. IMAGE was launched into space back in March 2000 in a mission to study the magnetic field that shields the Earth. (more...)
Are Traders Shorting Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) Shares?
- February 03, 2018

This is represented as the equation (P/EPS), where P is the market price and EPS is the earnings per share . The specialty chemicals company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.01). (more...)