Sci-tech

Purdue team competes in national Hyperloop contest

There is one spark of light in this relative gloom though, in the form of Elon Musk's Hyperloop. Members of the Waterloop team were in California this past weekend showing off their Hyperloop prototype pod in an worldwide competition of innovative levitating Hyperloop train technology, organized by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2: Detailed report reveals potential specs, budget model

The Pixel and Pixel XL may soon get a new sibling in the form of the Pixel 2 . Google is apparently working on multiple prototypes of the Pixel 2 now, with three different chipsets. Google , which is based in Mountain View, California, can afford to make some mistakes as it tries to establish the Pixel because its internet search and advertising network brings in so much revenue. [Full Article...]

Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at Fremont Library

Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at Fremont Library This is also the day of the second new moon after the winter solstice. Buyers in this market are looking for suitable faces and bodies they can bring to their parents, to assure them they are meeting their filial obligations in a society where the pressure to get married and have children is high, according to the report. [Full Article...]

Respawn Titanfall 2 DLC Roadmap

Respawn Titanfall 2 DLC Roadmap According to Titanfall 2's website , the maps are "tight, enclosed death boxes." Fun. "Knowing how and when to pick up the flag is a core aspect of the mode's meta". The release schedule for Titanfall 2 puts Live Fire in February, and includes some information about another free update that will follow in March. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump has 'friendly' call with Mexican leader but demands change

Donald Trump has 'friendly' call with Mexican leader but demands change Holtz-Eakin, who formerly ran the Congressional Budget Office, is cautious regarding Trump's talk of imposing tariffs. "President Trump and Mexico's president locked in a fiery spat over who will foot the bill for that border wall". President Donald Trump signed executive orders withdrawing from the Trans-Pacitic Partnership, reinstating the "Mexico City policy" on abortions, and instituting a hir... [Full Article...]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai criticises Trump's immigration orders

This is part of Trump's new measures to "keep radical Islamic terrorists" out of US. "We do not want them here", Trump said when signing the new order. "This is the most important thing for me right now because, even though it doesn't affect me directly, it's important for us to all understand what it means to stand against unfairness and the splitting of families", Shady said . [Full Article...]

Thousands descend on downtown Calgary to ring in Chinese Lunar New Year

Thousands descend on downtown Calgary to ring in Chinese Lunar New Year The Chinese New Year animal is none other than the rooster. China's high-speed rail now covers 12,500 miles of track and the transportation administration has scheduled more trains during the holiday season. Organizers say previous year 1,000 people came out to celebrate with them. This year it is the rooster. "Everything we do at New Year is for good luck for the coming year and each food... [Full Article...]

Researchers discover 'alien' insect in amber from 100 million years ago

Researchers discover 'alien' insect in amber from 100 million years ago Even if there exist about one million different species of insects in the world, they are all encapsulated into 31 scientific orders. There is still a lot of research to be done in order for scientists to understand how the new insect lived and whether there are other species similar to it. [Full Article...]

MIT Explains the Hyperloop Design They're Testing in CA This Weekend

MIT Explains the Hyperloop Design They're Testing in CA This Weekend The Hyperloop system consists of a almost airless tunnel that a pod is pushed through. "For much longer journeys, such as LA to NY, it would be worth exploring super high speeds and this is probably technically feasible, but, as mentioned above, I believe the economics would probably favor a supersonic plane", stated Musk according to International Business Times . [Full Article...]

100 years of yummy: Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years selling cookies

That's actually up a little bit thanks to the Smore's. To honor the banner year, the Girl Scouts released a new cookie - the highly-anticipated S'mores flavor, which combines chocolate, marshmallow and chocolate and joins beloved classics like Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, and Trefoil/Shortbreads. [Full Article...]

Leaked Images of LG Watch Style Reveal Stunning Design and Colors

Leaked Images of LG Watch Style Reveal Stunning Design and Colors The price is still not announced officially, However, Android Police has posted an update about the price of the LG Watch Style as well. In addition to the images of the front, the two images of the back (along with the clear visual of the two watch cases) display that the watch is coming in at least two different colors which could also be the only two. [Full Article...]

Protests Against Donald Trump's Muslim Ban Break Out All Over The Country

Protests Against Donald Trump's Muslim Ban Break Out All Over The Country Protesters cheered as members of the American Civil Liberties Union secured the release of people detained at U.S. airports due to Trump's order . "Thank goodness this Brooklyn federal judge has tried to stop executive orders ", Durbin said , calling Trump's move "impulsive". [Full Article...]

Scientists Have Finally Created Metallic Hydrogen

Given the evidence presented in the paper, Gregoryanz is skeptical that the claimed pressures were actually reached and notes that the researchers presented results from only one experiment. This means that, once formed, it may retain its metallic properties even at normal temperatures and pressure levels, like diamonds. They then turned a screw to crank up the pressure to 495 billion pascals (495... [Full Article...]

University of Texas President Warns Students of Travel Ban

Lawyers in several jurisdictions, including Virginia, were able to secure court orders allowing travelers from the targeted countries to arrive at USA airports, although the order's enforcement Sunday at Dulles International Airport has been questionable . [Full Article...]

Seasonable, mostly quiet weather in forecast through late next week

Seasonable, mostly quiet weather in forecast through late next week Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Snow totals are expected to be between a dusting and 2 inches Sunday night into Monday morning. There is a 50 percent chance of snow showers today , according to the National Weather Service. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Thursday - Another cold front moves through the state, with a breezy northwesterly wind developing during the afternoon. [Full Article...]

NASA commemorates the Apollo 1 astronauts

NASA commemorates the Apollo 1 astronauts Bill Phillips, an engineer with Jacobs Engineering who has worked for NASA for about 12 years, barricaded himself inside the building after managing to sneak a revolver past security at the sprawling space center campus, police and NASA officials said. [Full Article...]

Gears of War 4 Launches Cross-Play Between PC and Xbox

Starting Friday, Gears of War 4's Social Quickplay mode now defaults to a cross-play playlist, putting Xbox One and PC players in competition with one another as part of the matchmaking process. A PC version also dropped past year, though players were initially locked to their chosen platform when searching out competitors in the game's many included online versus multiplayer modes. [Full Article...]

Florida Scientists Want To Make Tomatoes Taste Better Through Natural Breeding

University of Florida researchers said their study could help breeders create tomatoes that would be hardy enough to survive the long and demanding journey from fields to kitchens without sacrificing flavor and taste. Comparing the consumer panels' tomato preferences to their chemical profiles, the team came up with a list of 13 chemical compounds strongly linked to likability. [Full Article...]

In Apparent Shift, Priebus Insists Immigration Ban Doesn't Affect Green Card Holders

In Apparent Shift, Priebus Insists Immigration Ban Doesn't Affect Green Card Holders But border control officials should harass them? President Trump is not willing to get this wrong, which is why he wants to move forward quickly and protect Americans. Green card holders returning from one of the countries listed in Trump's latest executive order will, however, be subject to "additional scrutiny", and the Department of Homeland Security retains the "discretionary authority" to det... [Full Article...]

Trump expected to honor Australian asylum seeker deal

Trump expected to honor Australian asylum seeker deal They also acknowledged their common interest in preventing irregular and illegal migration, the official said. Meanwhile Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton refused to confirm the asylum seekers would be taken by the United States , but did say the government would continue to "work with" the United States to come up with an acceptable agreement. [Full Article...]


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