Research


Global Warming Could Cause Antarctic Ice Sheet To Drastically Raise Sea Levels
- December 15, 2017

But new research, led by The University of Texas at Austin and the University of South Florida (USF) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), found that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet may not be as stable as it seems. At over half a kilometre wide and 150 metres deep, the largest of these grooves could have carried as much water as the Mississippi River - for a geologic instant. (more...)
Monster Bird: Giant Penguin Fossils Discovered in New Zealand Monster Bird: Giant Penguin Fossils Discovered in New Zealand
- December 15, 2017

Scientists claim to have discovered fossils of a penguin in New Zealand, which is huge enough to be tagged as "monster bird". Its notable features included an unusually thick sternal keel (part of the breast attached to the wings) and an unusually long femur (thigh bone). (more...)
Will the 2018 Nokia 6 introduce this controversial new feature? Will the 2018 Nokia 6 introduce this controversial new feature?
- December 14, 2017

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The Walt Disney (DIS) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.22 The Walt Disney (DIS) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.22
- December 14, 2017

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Google Assistant now made compatible with older phones as well as tablets Google Assistant now made compatible with older phones as well as tablets
- December 14, 2017

Now the Assistant is finally coming to Android tablets too, but only for those with the language set to English. Now the expansion will be available for smartphones running Android 5 .0 Lollipop. The virtual assistant allows you to use voice commands to set reminders, play music, recognise songs, set alarms, answer queries from the web, control smart devices like lights, ask about the weather and more. (more...)
Pokemon Crystal Formally Announced for 3DS Virtual Console Pokemon Crystal Formally Announced for 3DS Virtual Console
- December 14, 2017

It had extra freebies like a Pokemon egg with a 50% chance of a shiny baby Pokemon , and the radio show Buena's password. And yet, Pokemon Crystal remained the one Pokemon game still disconnected from the rest of the franchise. And yes, Crystal will be compatible with PokeBank, meaning all 29 main games now can send Pokemon to Pokemon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon . Unlike Gold and Silver , Crystal also features the Mythical Pokemon Celebi; however, it could only be obtained ... (more...)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Holdings Decreased by CCM Investment Advisers LLC
- December 14, 2017

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. lifted its position in shares of Microsoft by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 29 of analysts who cover Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) advice adding it to buy candidate list. (more...)
Touchdown! Expedition 53 astronauts make successful descent to Earth from ISS Touchdown! Expedition 53 astronauts make successful descent to Earth from ISS
- December 14, 2017

A Russian Soyuz capsule containing Nasa's Randy Bresnik, Russia's Sergey Ryazanskiy and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency descended under a red-and-white parachute and landed on schedule at 2:37pm local time on the vast steppes outside of a remote town in Kazakhstan. (more...)
Shark born before Shakespeare discovered Shark born before Shakespeare discovered
- December 14, 2017

The huge creature was found by scientists in the Arctic, who measured its size and suggested it was born as early as 1505 - the year King Henry VIII called off his engagement with Catherine of Aragon, reports the Metro . So, the scientists estimated that the Greenland shark that they discovered recently might be exceptionally old. This shark's very grand old age was revealed in a study in the Science journal, according to The Sun . (more...)
Samsung announced new Windows 10 PCs from its Notebook 9 series Samsung announced new Windows 10 PCs from its Notebook 9 series
- December 14, 2017

Samsung says this is made possible through a Micro Arc Oxidation (MAO) process that gives the surface an oxide coating. "These new notebooks ensure a computing experience that is powerful, portable, connected, and secure", said Samsung . (more...)
What is the Geminid meteor shower, and how can I see it? What is the Geminid meteor shower, and how can I see it?
- December 14, 2017

Every December, Earth's orbit crosses the asteroid's and those particles burn up in Earth's atmosphere, creating a meteor shower that lights up the night's sky. 13) into early Thursday morning (Dec. 14), Space.com reports. If you look at the night sky around 8 or 9 p.m., "there might be a few stray meteors here or there", McDaid said, but the best viewing will come later. (more...)
Oumuamua: Mystery asteroid could be alien spaceship with busted engines, scientist suggests Oumuamua: Mystery asteroid could be alien spaceship with busted engines, scientist suggests
- December 14, 2017

Last month, for the first time ever, astronomers spotted an object which had entered our Solar System from interstellar space - a odd "cigar" up to 1,200ft long. and in fact, just because their propulsion is broken doesn't mean that their radio transmitters would be broken". When 'Oumuamua passed by Earth, it did so at about 85 times the distance from us to the Moon, which is a "stone's throw", according to Breakthrough Initiatives . (more...)
Bungie postpones event to make tweaks on content lockouts Bungie postpones event to make tweaks on content lockouts
- December 14, 2017

Those who haven't purchased the Destiny 2 expansion will not be able to access certain weeks of Nightfall content if the rotation pulls a strike that is exclusive to that DLC. To make matters worse, our team overlooked the fact that both of these mistakes disabled Trophies and Achievements for Destiny 2 . To play the latest season of Iron Banner or Trials, and earn the new rewards, players would need to own Curse of Osiris . (more...)
Photos Of The 2018 Nokia 6 Appear Online
- December 14, 2017

The Nokia 6 (2018 ) will come with a tall 18:9 display at 5.5 inches, which means minimal bezels on the top and bottom portion and even thinner ones on the sides. Recently, the company revealed that it has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to Nokia 5 . The Nokia 9 will only put its focus on the USA once HMD is able to get a worthy deal with the major carriers. (more...)
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR), United States Steel Corp. (X)
- December 14, 2017

The 6 month volatility is 52.713600, and the 3 month is spotted at 48.480900. The higher the RVOL the more In Play the stock is. Whatever the strategy, investors will no doubt be searching far and wide for consistent outperformers. Blackrock invested in 621,092 shares. Nabors Industries Ltd . (NYSE: NBR ) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.34399. Typically bull markets are times when investors may be willing to be a bit more speculative with stock selection. (more...)
Two Stable Stocks: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Facebook, Inc. (FB) Two Stable Stocks: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Facebook, Inc. (FB)
- December 14, 2017

The stock decreased 0.14% or $1.66 during the last trading session, reaching $1163.42. Reinhart Partners Inc. increased its position in Amazon.com by 66.8% in the 1st quarter. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. $2.05M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. 2,334 shares were sold by Zapolsky David, worth $2.30 million. (more...)
Ginger and Aku: Baby walruses make public debut at SeaWorld Ginger and Aku: Baby walruses make public debut at SeaWorld
- December 14, 2017

Aku was sent to the park because of the closeness in age to Ginger and their compatibility as companions. Ginger and Aku will be inside the attraction's harbor seal habitat by 11 a.m. Park visitors will be able to see the two socialize, play with enrichment devices, interact with care staff and view bottle feedings. SeaWorld said Walruses now face significant threats in the wild including habitat loss due to declining floating sea ice and a dwindling food supply. (more...)
Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX) Quarterly Sentiment Report
- December 14, 2017

Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd has invested 0.08% in Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ). It has outperformed by 2.42% the S&P500. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Boston Scientific Corporation will post 1.25 EPS for the current fiscal year. (more...)
Climate change could cause wind power to flip hemispheres Climate change could cause wind power to flip hemispheres
- December 14, 2017

But what if climate change itself alters the distribution of wind, or sunlight falling on the Earth's surface, or river flows, and so changes or even shrinks the potential of these energy sources? At the moment in Queensland there is only one operational wind farm, although more projects are expected to break ground in the next few years. (more...)
Nintendo reportedly wants to increase its mobile gaming output Nintendo reportedly wants to increase its mobile gaming output
- December 14, 2017

Word is, Nintendo is less interested in the profitability of their mobile games , than in bringing their franchises to a wider audience. However, Nintendo doesn't plan to take ownership stakes in its future partners . That makes sense, but you do have to believe that Pokemon GO may have created some unrealistic expectations regarding how much revenue Nintendo-based mobile titles can generate over a long enough period of time. (more...)
Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 with Fix for Critical HomeKit Vulnerability Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 with Fix for Critical HomeKit Vulnerability
- December 13, 2017

Apple's iOS release notes simply read... The vulnerability was first reported by 9to5Mac, which had the security flaw demonstrated to it firsthand. Today, Apple released iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 for supported devices. That's justified because of the severity of the security vulnerability, however. tvOS 11.2.1 fixes the exact same security vulnerability in HomeKit, and you can find that security bulletin here . (more...)
Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (EVHC) - EPS Growth Analysis
- December 13, 2017

Maverick Capital Ltd. now owns 5,093,292 shares of the company's stock worth $319,197,000 after buying an additional 2,028,026 shares during the period. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 3, current ratio was 3, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.98 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 0.99, while Payout ratio is 0. (more...)
What's The Story Behind First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN)
- December 13, 2017

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has risen 9.50% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. First Horizon National Corporation operates as the bank holding firm for First Tennessee Bank National Association that provides various financial services in the United States and internationally. (more...)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Shares Sold by Prudential Financial Inc
- December 13, 2017

Lsv Asset Management, which manages about $82.68B and $56.15B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) by 59,285 shares to 5.07 million shares, valued at $378.28M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. INTC's profit will be $4.02 billion for 12.69 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.01 actual EPS reported by Intel Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.85% negative EPS growth. (more...)
Apple to invest $390M in Finisar Apple to invest $390M in Finisar
- December 13, 2017

Apple is now using lasers to power Face ID, Animoji, Portrait mode selfies, and even the proximity sensing on the company's AirPods. Apple, whose products can stretch the manufacturing capabilities of companies that supply it with components, will invest the money in Finisar Corp . (more...)
Jay-Z's TIDAL Is Running Out Of Cash, Bleeding Users Jay-Z's TIDAL Is Running Out Of Cash, Bleeding Users
- December 13, 2017

Spotify hit the 60 million user mark in 2016, while Tidal had just 1 million as of the end of 2015 (and even that number is disputed). At the beginning of 2017, Sprint acquired 33% stake in Tidal. Apart from the cash position, there has also been suspense about Tidal's subscriber base as in recent months, the company has not given any updates on the subscriber numbers. (more...)
After 14 months, a new and improved New Shepard flies again
- December 13, 2017

The New Shepard crew capsule after landing. Today's test flight may well presage some big things from Blue Origin in the near future. That previous test series concluded with a successful abort test, which was expected to result in the loss of the booster. (more...)
Two Stocks in Concentration: Nokia Corporation (NOK), Digital Power Corp. (DPW)
- December 13, 2017

Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 6,947,398 shares of the technology company's stock worth $42,796,000 after purchasing an additional 2,414,440 shares in the last quarter. Shares of Nokia Corporation ( NYSE NOK ) opened at 6.40 on Friday. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Nokia Oyj in a research note on Friday, October 27th. (more...)
Featured Stock for Investors: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE)
- December 13, 2017

This was released in a research note on Tuesday morning. Robert W. Baird maintained Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) on Friday, October 13 with "Hold" rating. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be issued a $0.075 dividend. (more...)
AreMylan (NASDAQ:MYL) Shares Worth Your Dime? Guggenheim Believes So
- December 13, 2017

Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd raised its stake in shares of Mylan by 0.4% in the second quarter. LLC grew its holdings in shares of Mylan by 59.2% during the second quarter. While for the Next 5 years, the company could expect a growth of 3.94% per annum, whereas in the past Five years Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL ) showed a growth of 13.46 Percent per annum. (more...)