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Trump orders Energy Department to help ailing coal, nuclear plants Trump orders Energy Department to help ailing coal, nuclear plants
- June 04, 2018

The recent "bomb cyclone" system of extremely cold weather in the northeast this winter showed off that the grid could operate well despite coal retirements . "This needlessly raises costs for consumers and merely shifts the risk of premature retirement to newer, more efficient power plants that compete with coal and nuclear". (more...)
Pipeline fight continues, federal decision does not reduce spill risk: Horgan Pipeline fight continues, federal decision does not reduce spill risk: Horgan
- May 31, 2018

Canada is coughing up $3.5 billion to buy the floundering Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project from Kinder Morgan. "So the feds need to get the pipeline built before they can realistically look for another buyer". Trudeau would not tip his hand Monday on the state of talks with Kinder Morgan, but reiterated his government's constant refrain that the project is absolutely going to be built. (more...)
Flash Flood Watch issued for more tropical downpours as Alberto nears Flash Flood Watch issued for more tropical downpours as Alberto nears
- May 30, 2018

Tuesday . "On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will move over the northern Gulf of Mexico overnight and cross the northern Gulf Coast in the warning area on Monday ", the National Hurricane Center said . The storm prompted Florida, Alabama and MS to launch emergency preparations over the weekend amid expectations Alberto would reach land sometime Monday . (more...)
Kinder Morgan shares up Kinder Morgan shares up
- May 30, 2018

The federal move has the full backing of Premier Rachel Notley, with Alberta also committing up to $2 billion to cover costs that arise from "unforeseen circumstances". Horgan said the federal government's decision to take over the project puts Ottawa in charge of managing every aspect of the pipeline, including its risks. (more...)
Canada purchases Trans Mountain pipeline project for $4.5B Canada purchases Trans Mountain pipeline project for $4.5B
- May 30, 2018

As part of the deal, the government will fund the resumption of the project's planning and construction by guaranteeing its expenditures until the transaction closes. The deal brings some certainty to an expansion project that has been on the rocks since B.C. went to court in hopes of blocking it, fearing the impact of a spill of diluted bitumen, the raw output from Alberta's oilsands. (more...)
Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86 Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86
- May 28, 2018

They were busy, but, as Bean recalled during a 2016 NPR interview, "as I ran along, I remember. saying to myself, 'You know, this is really the moon". On the Skylab mission, Bean orbited the Earth for 59 days. But I want it to be the most attractive black dirt that's ever been painted in the history of art. (more...)
Dwayne Bravo Pays 'Dance' Tribute to MS Dhoni in Dressing Room Dwayne Bravo Pays 'Dance' Tribute to MS Dhoni in Dressing Room
- May 23, 2018

Speaking at the post-match presentation after his team's two-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad , the CSK skipper said: "Faf's innings is where experience counts". All-rounder Dwayne Bravo celebrated this victory with a dance in the dressing room. "If atmosphere is not great, it becomes hard to perform", he added. (more...)
Anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi, the violence and aftermath Anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi, the violence and aftermath
- May 23, 2018

He said police had been forced to act "since protesters disregarded a curfew, acted against the advice of police", and indulged in violence. The home ministry has asked the state government to provide details of the incident at Tuticorin , an official said. (more...)
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Mode Announced Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Mode Announced
- May 18, 2018

Unfortunately, we have to wait until E3 to see Blackout in action properly. "We're bringing to bear 10 years worth of Black Ops features". These new adventures will feature a brand new cast of characters and an evil new enemy. The four playable characters are Scarlet, Diego, Shaw and Bruno who travel through time, locked in a race with the bad guys to secure an artifact that will put the zombies down for good. (more...)
New Mario Tennis Aces Trailer Shows off Adventure Mode New Mario Tennis Aces Trailer Shows off Adventure Mode
- May 16, 2018

The English trailer doesn't touch on the more nuanced techniques and mechanics that we saw in the Japanese overview trailer, but you can take our word for it: Mario Tennis Aces is going to offer a lot of depth for those who want a more strategic arcade tennis experience. (more...)
SpaceX Launches Bangabandhu Satellite 1 on Its Powerful Rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX Launches Bangabandhu Satellite 1 on Its Powerful Rocket Falcon 9
- May 14, 2018

A Bangladesh delegation, led by Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, witnessed the launching of the satellite, which was visible for around seven minutes in the Florida's clear sky. Additionally, numerous small changes will help streamline recovery and re-usability of first-stage boosters. There has been a fair amount of maintenance between uses. (more...)
Exiled asteroid discovered in outer reaches of solar system Exiled asteroid discovered in outer reaches of solar system
- May 12, 2018

The researcher's community believed that the asteroid was formed in the asteroid belt. Our solar system was a very busy and chaotic place in its early days. "It's like observing a giant mountain of coal against the pitch-black canvas of the night sky", said co-author Thomas Puzia of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. (more...)
Congress to vote on whether to restore net neutrality Congress to vote on whether to restore net neutrality
- May 11, 2018

All 49 members of the Senate Democratic caucus support the resolution, along with Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine). Now that the resolution has been filed, it takes a simple majority vote in both chambers of Congress and the president's signature to overturn the FCC rule. (more...)
Microsoft is Testing a Cloud Clipboard and Other Features in Windows 10 Microsoft is Testing a Cloud Clipboard and Other Features in Windows 10
- May 10, 2018

For more information about the remaining security bulletins for May Patch Tuesday , visit Microsoft's Security Update Guide . Vulnerable software includes Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer browsers, as well as its Office, Exchange and Outlook software. (more...)
Uber, US Army to test technology with potential use on flying cars Uber, US Army to test technology with potential use on flying cars
- May 09, 2018

At this year's summit, Uber unveiled yet another flying auto concept, this one being a four-passenger vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) fixed-wing aircraft, with vertical rotors fixed to those wings, giving an overall design that's not dissimilar to the quadcopters that have become popular in recent years. (more...)
Microsoft says a powerful new Kinect hardware is coming in 2019 Microsoft says a powerful new Kinect hardware is coming in 2019
- May 08, 2018

Microsoft Edge is a redesigned version of Internet Explorer. The program comprises grants, technology investments and expertise, and will also incorporate AI for Accessibility innovations into Microsoft Cloud services. Microsoft says the cameras will be able to run Azure services including machine learning and cognitive services by downloading them and running them locally, without a connection to the cloud. (more...)
NASA's first mission to study Red Planet's interior lifts off early Saturday NASA's first mission to study Red Planet's interior lifts off early Saturday
- May 05, 2018

Normally, interplanetary missions are launched from Florida, but due to some peculiar circumstances the site was moved to California. NASA's next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks. (more...)
What Elon Musk Actually Said In The Tesla Earnings Report Conference Call What Elon Musk Actually Said In The Tesla Earnings Report Conference Call
- May 05, 2018

A "vast majority" of the company's manufacturing process is already automated, but Musk seems to be planning to take it to a whole new level. He also says , "They are actually on the opposite side of investors". Tesla will undergo "a sort of reorganization, restructuring" this month to help achieve that goal, he said. Tesla has reportedly sent out a Request for Information (RFI) about Model Y parts to component suppliers. (more...)
CDC Ramps Up Romaine Warnings After E. Coli Death CDC Ramps Up Romaine Warnings After E. Coli Death
- May 03, 2018

One Arizona farm has been linked to E. coli in whole head romaine, but at least two dozen locations are under investigation. The CDC is urging consumers to avoid whole lettuce heads, hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, baby romaine, organic romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce grown in Yuma. (more...)
Rotten egg gas found on planet Uranus Rotten egg gas found on planet Uranus
- April 24, 2018

At this concentration, an astronaut sniffing Uranus' air would sense a rotten-egg, fart-like smell (ignoring the fact that the cold and the rest of the atmosphere's composition would kill him). One of the reasons for these differences in atmospheric makeup, explains Dr Leigh Fletcher, from the University of Leicester, co-author of the study, is because of the way the planet formed and the conditions under which the planet was formed. (more...)
Yankees' Torres starts at 2B vs. Jays Yankees' Torres starts at 2B vs. Jays
- April 23, 2018

The two platooning players have hit a combined.147 over 95 at-bats with no homers and seven total RBI. The Yankees will call up Gleyber Torres from Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to play with them on Sunday, reports YES Network's Jack Curry. (more...)
Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBooks with battery flaw Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBooks with battery flaw
- April 22, 2018

For 13-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple Inc. Apple narrowed the component flaw down to a batch of MacBook Pro units produced between October 2016 and October 2017 and subsequently sold throughout the world. It is worth noting that you should backup all your data before giving it for the replacement. In case your Macbook is eligible, you will get the battery replacement from Apple free of cost. (more...)
What Is an Exoplanet? NASA's TESS Mission Explores Alien Worlds What Is an Exoplanet? NASA's TESS Mission Explores Alien Worlds
- April 20, 2018

TESS will begin a two-year planet hunting mission, searching our solar-system for other alien worlds. "This method, called asteroseismology, helps us understand newly discovered planet systems, and gives us a way to study detailed physics inside stars under extreme conditions we can not reproduce here on Earth", he says. (more...)
DICE may introduce a battle royale mode in Battlefield 5 DICE may introduce a battle royale mode in Battlefield 5
- April 20, 2018

The news of Battlefield V's battle royale mode comes hot on the heels of reports that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ditching its single-player campaign to focus on its zombies mode and a new battle royale section . We'll have more on Battlefield 5's battle royale mode when new details about the same are out into the open. If there's money to be made or a trend to be followed, EA won't be far behind. (more...)
'Lost planet' dropped diamonds from the sky billions of years ago 'Lost planet' dropped diamonds from the sky billions of years ago
- April 19, 2018

The Almahitta Sitta is named after the location in Sudan above which the space rock exploded in 2008. Researchers suspect that diamond crystals in the meteorite may have formed under very high temperatures and pressure in the innermost chambers of its parent planet, the same way diamonds do on Earth. (more...)
Elon Musk Reveals 'Giant Party Balloon' Plan to Return SpaceX's Launched Rockets Elon Musk Reveals 'Giant Party Balloon' Plan to Return SpaceX's Launched Rockets
- April 18, 2018

The upper stage is now the only major component of the rocket that the Hawthorne, California-based aerospace company has not tried to reuse in its pursuit of a fully reusable launch vehicle. SpaceX doesn't land its rockets back on Earth just because it looks cool. Recovery will require a new target closer to shore, within range of a catcher ship. (more...)
Ford set to take Mustang racing next year Ford set to take Mustang racing next year
- April 18, 2018

Ford sold 125,809 Mustangs globally previous year, giving it leadership in the segment that includes 2-door hardtops and convertibles, according to registration data compiled by IHS Markit. Ford Mustang will enter NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and it takes place of Fusion. He adds that the "Mustang is a ideal fit for our racing heritage today and tomorrow". (more...)
Oreo is now installed on 4.6% of Android devices Oreo is now installed on 4.6% of Android devices
- April 18, 2018

The team found its results with an automatic test that detects how data is handled in Android apps. The researchers also said that almost half of the apps fail to always use standard security measures to transmit sensitive data over the Web, suggesting a breach of reasonable data security measures mandated by Coppa . (more...)
Taylor Swift Gives Earth, Wind & Fire's Disco Classic 'September' a Country Twist Taylor Swift Gives Earth, Wind & Fire's Disco Classic 'September' a Country Twist
- April 15, 2018

See more on Swift in the video below. Pop star Taylor Swift is getting eviscerated for her cover of " September ", which turned Earth, Wind & Fire's funky classic into a slowed-down, country version of the original. " Delicate " is about the balancing act of the rush and the fear and hoping it's really worth it to take that chance". Unfortunately, Taylor Swift chose to cover the song and fans are NOT loving it at all. (more...)
Musk: Tesla Will Be Profitable, Cash Flow Positive In Q3, Q4 Musk: Tesla Will Be Profitable, Cash Flow Positive In Q3, Q4
- April 14, 2018

Among 36 analysts covering Tesla Motors Inc ( NASDAQ : TSLA ), 12 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 15 Hold. Finally, Piper Jaffray set a $385.00 target price on Tesla and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. (more...)
BCCI picks four standby cities for CSK games due to Cauvery turmoil BCCI picks four standby cities for CSK games due to Cauvery turmoil
- April 13, 2018

Demonstrations marred Chennai's winning return to the IPL after a two-year ban for corruption on Tuesday night, against Kolkata Knight Riders, and when a threat to unleash snakes followed it prompted the officials to act. "It's a disappointing day for us because we did our best to prepare MA Chidambaram Stadium for the event. CSK is not averse to shifting base to Pune", IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said to TOI . (more...)
Did you try these new Snapchat lenses on your iPhone X? Did you try these new Snapchat lenses on your iPhone X?
- April 07, 2018

Unlike traditional Lenses that rely on information from a phone's 2D camera to recognize dominant facial features , like a user's eyebrows and mouth, iPhone X Lenses tap into data produced by TrueDepth . In last December, Snapchat released Lens Studio , an additional to showcase your creative side. The filters also react to the light around you and you see accurate light and shadow effects based on your ambient lighting conditions, something the standard lenses don't. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini seemingly just benchmarked with mid-range specs
- April 05, 2018

There is no mention of a Galaxy S9 Mini in the page but the model number along with a few of the specs has sparked rumors . Although there's no official knowledge of the phone's launch until now, so keep waiting for the day until Samsung revive its deeply loved mini smartphones. (more...)
China's Tiangong-1 space lab plummets to Earth, misses Wisconsin China's Tiangong-1 space lab plummets to Earth, misses Wisconsin
- April 04, 2018

Those tracking China's free-falling space station as it plunged into Earth's atmosphere and burned up over the South Pacific Ocean are labeling the results as mostly successful. A second station, Tiangong-2, remains operating in orbit, and over the next few years, China plans to build a larger one. But China wound up extending Tiangong-1's time in orbit, perhaps as a stop-gap measure in case Tiangong-2 didn't make it up in time. (more...)
Severe weather possible Tuesday Severe weather possible Tuesday
- April 04, 2018

Heavy rain, lightning, strong winds and hail will all be possible with these thunderstorms. A wind advisory is in effect for much of Middle Tennessee because wind gusts could reach 40 miles per hour. The cluster of storms will move closer to our area by later this afternoon, but some models show this cluster weakening. "SPC says: ".a risk of tornadoes ( some strong) and large hail from northwest AR/western MS into parts of southern IL/IN and western KY. (more...)
Samsung's Upcoming Flagship Smartphone Galaxy Note 9 Could Launch In July Samsung's Upcoming Flagship Smartphone Galaxy Note 9 Could Launch In July
- April 02, 2018

The 64GB variant of Galaxy S9 is available on the platform for a down payment option of Rs 9,900 and subsequent 24 monthly instalments of Rs 2,499. Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone - the Galaxy Note9 - may hit the stores in July or August. (more...)
Overwatch Uprising Teaser Hints at New Event Name Overwatch Uprising Teaser Hints at New Event Name
- April 02, 2018

The brawl was a look at one of the most important events in Overwatch lore, when Tracer, in her first mission as an Overwatch agent, helped quell the omnic uprising. However, it appears that Blizzard has something extra in store. However, upon closer look, the teaser video actually contains some secret clues. King's Row Uprising goes live on April 10th to PC, Xbox, and PS4. (more...)
Space X Launch New Falcon 9 Rocket With Satellites Onboard Space X Launch New Falcon 9 Rocket With Satellites Onboard
- March 31, 2018

By using "Mr. Steven", a large navigable platform ship with extended "arms" and a net strung between them, SpaceX was trying to "catch" one of the two payload fairings that enclose the satellite at the top of the rocket. The $3-billion U.S. project is scheduled for completion this year, with a total of 75 new satellites in orbit. Through the low-Earth orbiting satellites, Iridium aims to deliver broadband Internet service to places across the globe where land-base cellular technology ... (more...)
Apple Music adds music videos, launches with exclusives Apple Music adds music videos, launches with exclusives
- March 30, 2018

This will allow customer support agents using Zendesk to provide prompt and responsive support to customers who use Messages on Apple devices. The iOS Health app has gained a Health Records section , through which patients of nearly participating 40 health care institutions in the U.S. (more...)
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Launched: Full Specifications, Features, Price & Availability Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Launched: Full Specifications, Features, Price & Availability
- March 29, 2018

Operator Telia Lithuania has started pre-sales of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones. It is powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz) complete with a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit). (more...)

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