Sci-tech

Teams heading out to help ailing Northwest orca

Scientists used a dart to administer antibiotics to an ailing three-year-old killer whale Thursday, U.S. officials reported. The female orca - known as J35 - has been clinging to her calf since it died on July 24, an image of grief that has struck an emotional chord worldwide.

Solar space mission probes secrets of sun's atmosphere

It's important to learn as much as possible about the sun and how it produces space weather because Earth is inside the atmosphere of the sun. But the Parker Solar Probe was built to do just that. The Parker Solar Probe has gained a lot of fame as humanity's first mission to finally unlock the secrets of the solar corona and find out why it's so much hotter than the actual surface of the sun.

NASA embarks on "dangerous" mission to the Sun

The mission is named for Dr Eugene Parker , a physicist at the University of Chicago who proposed the existence of solar wind . Running 24 hours late because of a last-minute countdown glitch Saturday, the trek began at 3:31 a.m. Parker watched the launch at Cape Canaveral and said it was his first time seeing a rocket blast off in person. NASA chief of the science mission directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, said Parker is an "incredible hero of our scientific community".

NASA Assigns Crews to First Commercial Spacecraft Flights

NASA awarded contracts to Boeing and SpaceX in 2014 as part of its commercial crew program , aimed at helping private industry build spaceships to reach low-Earth orbit. Nicole Aunapu Mann will be making her first flight; she completed her astronaut training in 2015. The agency said more crew members will be announced later.

POTUS Proposes Car-Mileage Rollback; States Sue In Protest

President Donald Trump had directed the rethink of the mileage regulations, saying in March 2017, "If the standards threatened auto jobs, then common-sense changes" were needed. Trump's move concerns a deal originally struck between Obama and many leading automakers in 2011 that envisioned a series of gradual increases through 2025, when average fuel economy would rise to 54.5 miles per gallon (4.3 litres per 100 kilometres).

Lunar Eclipse 2018: Timings In India, FAQs On Blood Moon, Chandra Grahan

The Moon is called Blood Moon since Moon takes a reddish hue. The best conditions to view the spectacle will be in southern Italy, the Balkans and eastern Europe. "It's a co-incidence, basically", astronomer Dr Grant Christie said. In addition, the Earth is closer to the Sun during the northern hemisphere summer so its shadow is larger than average, he said.

Heat Wave Scorches Maryland, Brings Advisories

A heat wave is making for dangerously hot temperatures and thick humidity in Maryland, and the sweltering weather is expected to stick around through at least the Fourth of July. Wednesday and Thursday will come down slightly to 92 degrees, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms both days. The unsafe heat and humidity can also affect people who are accustomed to working in the heat .

Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court

Trump's interviews may begin as early as this weekend in New Jersey. Of course, overturning Roe v. Wade will do nothing to end abortion , it will only make it less safe for expectant parents who want the procedure and harder to regulate.

Horgan says takeover of Trans Mountain does not reduce risk of spill

The spill comes less than a week before the company's self-imposed deadline to make a final decision on the Trans Mountain expansion. Almost 10,000 barrels of oil are released. "Although the federal government's commitment is a step forward, this project was always economically viable for private-sector investment based on the long-term returns it would have for Canada".

Alberto makes landfall in Florida; flash flooding reported

Severe Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season - is bearing down on the southeastern USA, as states of emergency have been declared along coastal regions. It's moving north at 14 miles per hour (22 kph), and has top sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph). Our weather today will have periods of rain, some will be heavy at times.

YouTube Music & YouTube Premium are Google's latest streaming services

The brand will bring Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom later. So in summary, YouTube Red is more expensive and includes a music service, YouTube Music will get a web player soon, and Play Music is still in limbo.

Uber, US Army partner up for silent electric aircraft tech

Building on this rotor partnership, Uber also announced a partnership with electric propulsion company Launchpoint Technologies on modeling, design and fabrication of novel electric motors built specifically for the stacked co-rotating rotors of the eVTOL concepts.

Quick Take: Former Rising Political Star Sun Zhengcai Gets Life in Prison

In return for the bribes, Sun and his associates allegedly provided assistance to unspecified organizations and individuals with engineering contracts, business operations and other matters, the court said . Shortly after the investigation was announced , Mr. Xi promoted a protégé, Chen Min'er, to take over as party chief in Chongqing . The Chinese president said in April, though, that he is opposed to life-long rule, arguing that the move to amend the constitution was definitely ...

Life sentence given to former top Chinese politician Sun Zhengcai

Sun served as the CPC's chief in Shunyi District, Beijing; Standing Committee member and secretary general of the CPC's Beijing Municipal Committee; agriculture minister; secretary of the CPC's Jilin Provincial Committee; Political Bureau member of the CPC Central Committee; and Party chief of Chongqing Municipality, according to the Tianjin Court.

Zuckerberg kicks off Facebook conference, offers no apology

Geoff Blaber, vice president of research and market analysis firm CCS Insight, says that by leading off the conference with a focus on security and privacy, but pledging the only way to overcome those challenges is to continue to build services, Zuckerberg successfully "walked the tightrope".

Australia announces major funding for Great Barrier Reef

A major outbreak of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish has been destroying areas of the world heritage-listed reef, prompting a major cull in January. Agricultural run-off from sugar cane farms and cattle stations has also harmed the section of reef that is closest to shore, according to Bradley Opdike, a marine scientist at the Australian National University.

PM Modi invites students to join Swachh Bharat summer internship project

The internship is an initiative of the Sports, Human Resource Development (HRD) and Water Ministry. Furthermore, he specifically showered praise on the women athletes saying,"Our women athletes have make nation very proud during this year's Commonwealth Games ".

Facebook adds 'sleep mode' parental control feature on Messenger Kids

The new sleep mode will allow parents to set predetermined times that Messenger Kids can not be used, whether that's a blocked out time for homework, during the night, or other times decided upon by the guardian. Starting this week, turning the search option off within the app will limit the channels children can access to a roster that has been verified by the YouTube Kids team.

IPhone SE To Make A Come Back With iPhone X Like Features

The iPhone SE 2 has been in the news for the past week courtesy of a few leaks that have appeared online to reveal the features and specs of the device. As per reports from December, Apple had raised over $160 million (Rs 1,038 crore) for help in Red's efforts. Some analysts have decidedly more optimistic views about iPhone X demand than Nomura and Citi.

Facebook reports increase in users following data-breach scandal

The next quarter of 2018 should be able to shed more light on the company's current performance, and we will know if the scandals the brand is being associated with have any impact on the company at all. "We've said before that if we can't, then we don't deserve the right to their information". This is still below the $195.32 peak that the social media organisation hit in January.