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Research Nasa scientists discover 'Iceball' Planet through microlensing technique
Author: 0 Nasa scientists discover 'Iceball' Planet through microlensing technique

The newly discovered planet is also in the outer edge of the galaxy, much like our own solar system. According to the researchers, the planet could possibly be colder than Pluto and any surface water would be frozen. Data from KMTNet was used to identify the star and the "iceball" planet, whereas the Spitzer data was used to calculate their mass. Shvartzvald is lead author of the study announcing the new planet's existence, which was published online Wednesday (April 26) in the ...

Research Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off
Author: 0 Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off

So when Earnhardt Jr., 42, announced Tuesday that he will retire as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after 2017, it seemed immediately clear what Kentucky Speedway should present him as a parting gift before the July 8 running of the Quaker State 400 : a bumpy piece of the old track.

Research Outstanding Leaders in today's market: Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN)
Author: 0 Outstanding Leaders in today's market: Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN)

The firm's quarterly revenue was up 37.3% compared to the same quarter previous year. Projections that had been done in 2014 had initially put the cost at $1.6 billion. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Wynn Resorts, Limited from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. TLP Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Wynn Resorts, Limited by 53.3% in the third quarter.

Research Didi Chuxing lands US$5.5 billion new funding
Author: 0 Didi Chuxing lands US$5.5 billion new funding

The company did not disclose its valuation in the new round. Didi is ranked amongst the best funded companies in China, with financial support provided by several state agencies, global venture firms and WeChat-operator Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Research Will houses on Mars be built from BRICKS?
Author: 0 Will houses on Mars be built from BRICKS?

Mars' soil is highly uniform compared to Earth , but that doesn't make it totally identical. Researchers encased Mars-1a in a rubber tube then compacted it under high pressure-for a small sample (less than a millimeter), compression equivalent to a blow from a hammer was enough to turn it into a dense rock.

Research PV Sindhu Crashes Out in Quarters of Badminton Asia Championships
Author: 0 PV Sindhu Crashes Out in Quarters of Badminton Asia Championships

In men's singles, India's Ajay Jayaram also advanced to the second round after posting a 21-18, 18-21, 21-19 win over fifth-seeded Tian Houwei of China. Sindhu had beaten Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia 21-8, 21-18 in the opening round on Wednesday, taking just 31 minutes at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium.

Author: 0 Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon

One photo shows the total solar eclipse that could be seen from Libya's Jalu on March 29, 2006. The United States Postal Service is releasing a first-of-its-kind stamp that uses body heat to change images. The image changes from a total solar eclipse, to a picture of the moon, and back again once it cools. Both images were taken by Espenak, who saw his first total solar eclipse in 1970 before he became "hooked on the shadow", as he said.

Research Injustice 2 Trailer Brings Back The Joker
Author: 0 Injustice 2 Trailer Brings Back The Joker

It might be the insane lighting of Joker's mad house stage, or the little touches of blood on his person, but this new Joker seems pretty vicious. Fans of the original Injustice may remember the integral role Joker played in the game's campaign, with him being the primary cause of Superman's rampage in the Injustice universe.

Research DNA from dirt: Tracing ancient humans found in 'empty' caves
Author: 0 DNA from dirt: Tracing ancient humans found in 'empty' caves

Scientists say they've figured out a way to extract tiny traces of ancient human DNA from dirt in caves that lack skeletal remains. This allows them to paint a much more detailed picture of the past, in Denisova Cave and elsewhere. To make sure that they weren't looking at modern genetic material, the researchers analysed only the short sequences with chemical damage typical of ancient DNA .

Research Why you don't need the fabled 128GB Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Author: 0 Why you don't need the fabled 128GB Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

When Samsung launched the highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 duo in its home turf South Korea, it had a surprise announcement: a special edition Galaxy S8 Plus with 6GB or RAM instead of 4GB and 128GB of internal storage. "Samsung Pay will reinvent how people pay for goods and services and transform how they use their smartphones". Samsung India today announced the availability of the National Payments Corporation of India's (NPCI) Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on its flagship mobile payments ...

Research 'Smartphone shipments in India grew 15% in Q1 2017'
Author: 0 'Smartphone shipments in India grew 15% in Q1 2017'

Chinese brands Oppo and Vivo past year pushed out previous fourth- and fifth-place players Lenovo and Xiaomi, and the Chinese pair don't appear to be going away in 2017. Though the market had been deemed sluggish, consumers continue to show demand for smartphones, flagships in particular. Supporting this, Scarsella pointed out an ongoing shift in many OEMs' smartphone portfolios towards affordable devices with higher end styling as opposed to genuine flagship devices.

Author: 0 Tests find Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

Analysts had speculated that the Korean tech giant may find it hard to recover from the infamous recall of last year's Note 7, which was recalled after some handsets burst into flames. Samsung told The Wall Street Journal that it will issue two patches for its new smartphone this week: one to fix an issue where users are having spotty Wi-Fi connections, and another to fix the red tint issue .

Research Acer flaunts improved Swift, Switch laptops during its @Next event
Author: 0 Acer flaunts improved Swift, Switch laptops during its @Next event

Additionally, the Swift 3 includes fast 512GB SSDs or spacious 1TB HDDs, up to 8GB of memory and 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology for fast and reliable internet connectivity, along with a USB 3.1 Type C port and HD webcam, while the Swift 1 comes with 4 GB RAM, and either 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of SSD or eMMC storage.

Research Jonas Sells 3628 Shares of Straight Path Communications Inc (STRP) Stock
Author: 0 Jonas Sells 3628 Shares of Straight Path Communications Inc (STRP) Stock

The new unsolicited Straight Path $1.8 billion buyout offer has sent its stock soaring as investors see a potential bidding war brewing. With that interest now materializing in the form of a higher bid, stock prices for Straight Path are on the upswing, and neither analysts nor any companies involved have said whether that could affect the deal .

Research Trump to astronaut: 'Better you than me' to drink urine
Author: 0 Trump to astronaut: 'Better you than me' to drink urine

She tweeted , likewise, that she's on "one of those rides that you hope never ends". Between trips to space, Whitson was named the chief of the astronaut office in 2009, becoming the first female to hold the position, which she remained in until 2012.

Author: 0 Prince William, Prince Harry on mom Diana's death: 'We are uniquely bonded'

The British royals discussed losing mom Princess Diana with William's wife, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, in a video for a new Heads Together campaign promoting mental health . In a six-and-a-half minute video, filmed on Wednesday outside their home in Kensington Palace , the three young royals reflected on the Heads Together campaign they have worked on for almost a year.

Author: 0 Samsung foresees bigger profit in 2017 as memory chips soar

It did however accept part of Elliott's proposal, revealing plans to cancel its existing treasury shares worth over $35 billion to enhance shareholder value by 2018. Operating profit was 9.90 trillion won, up 48 percent from 6.68 trillion won a year earlier. Even so Samsung warned that smartphone sales may be stagnant in the second quarter due to slowing sales of low-end handsets and "intensifying competition", with Apple set to unveil a new iPhone later this year.

Research Uber Is Latest Tech Company To Dream Of Flying Cars
Author: 0 Uber Is Latest Tech Company To Dream Of Flying Cars

Companies like Uber, Tesla, and Google have yet to get self-driving cars right, but they're rushing onto getting them to fly. Although, the technology is yet to come but, Uber believes that the cost will eventually be the same as auto rides.

Research Cause of death of whale in New Jersey can't be determined
Author: 0 Cause of death of whale in New Jersey can't be determined

The condition also makes it hard to determine how the whale died. In total, 41 dead humpback whales have been recently discovered between ME and North Carolina, prompting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries to declare an "unusual mortality event" on Thursday.

Research BlackBerry KEYOne U.S. Release Date Confirmed
Author: 0 BlackBerry KEYOne U.S. Release Date Confirmed

The KeyOne is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with an Adreno 506 GPU, 32GB of storage with a microSD slot, 3GB of RAM, and a 3505 mAh battery (the largest ever in a BlackBerry device). So, BlackBerry is hoping that this phone not only pulls in those who still pine for a physical keyboard, but also those Android die-hards who wouldn't mind having a bit of BlackBerry flair to their phone.

Research Cassini spacecraft survives trip between Saturn and its rings
Author: 0 Cassini spacecraft survives trip between Saturn and its rings

Cassini project manager Earl Maize said: 'No spacecraft has ever been this close to Saturn before. "We're in a waiting period right now", said Jim Green, director of NASA's planetary science division. A tiny model of Cassini at JPL at press conference detailing Cassini's Grand Finale mission April 4. Saturn's rings are made up of countless icy particles, any of which could have smacked Cassini during its hazardous dive.

Research 1.6% as revenues miss despite Office gains
Author: 0 1.6% as revenues miss despite Office gains

More interestingly, Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn brought in $975 million in revenue which is, to be frank, not so impressive. Revenue in the three months ended in March rose 6.3%, year over year, to $23.56 billion, yielding EPS of 73 cents. Revenue of $23.6 billion, versus $23.62 expected.

Research China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost
Author: 0 China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost

There is no timeline for when the "moon village" would be established or operational, but it does indicate that Beijing has huge ambitions in space exploration. Last week, an unmanned spacecraft was launched on a mission to dock with China's unoccupied space station, which is now in orbit. ESA will use huge 3D printers to build the base with the moon's natural resources.

Research Reasearchers: Mastodon Site Shows Early Human Activity
Author: 0 Reasearchers: Mastodon Site Shows Early Human Activity

Smashed mastodon bones unearthed in California show that hominids were in the Americas 100,000 earlier than previously thought, contends a new paper in Nature . "When we first discovered the site, there was strong physical evidence that placed humans alongside extinct Ice Age megafauna", said Tom Deméré , curator of paleontology and director of PaleoServices at the San Diego Natural History Museum, as well as an author on the paper.

Research Syria says Israel attacked Hezbollah arms depot near Damascus airport
Author: 0 Syria says Israel attacked Hezbollah arms depot near Damascus airport

On Thursday Israel's intelligence minister said the incident near Damascus "absolutely matches our declared policy, a policy that we also implement", but stopped short of declaring Israel was responsible for the strike. Meanwhile Israel's intelligence minister Yisrael Katz said, the big explosion near Damascus airport is in line with Israeli policy. Israel has repeatedly warned against "game-changing" weapons reaching Hezbollah in Lebanon from Syria.

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