Thousands of scientists protest against Trump slashing research budgets

Trump also proposed a budget with severe cuts for agencies like the National Institutes of Health - which would lose 18 percent of its funding in his blueprint - and the Environmental Protection Agency , which faces a 31 percent budget cut and the elimination of a quarter of the agency's 15,000 employees. Читать далее

Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

Young adults from schools in the Chicago area were invited to attend the event. Kelsey Hershenhouse, a senior major in marketing, felt that the perspective the president gave could help students like her see the problems around them. The 44th president spoke to young leaders at the Conversation on Civic Engagement forum at the University of Chicago , where he once taught constitutional law. Читать далее

Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

The President was joined by his daughter and close adviser Ivanka Trump and American astronaut Kate Rubins during the congratulatory call . "Five-hundred and thirty-four days and counting. And, from 2009-2012, she was the first female chief of NASA's astronaut office. Ivanka Trump emphasized that Whitson, a biochemist, and Rubins, a biologist who studies cancer, were women who had excelled in math and science. Читать далее

As his 100th day nears, Trump grades himself on a generous curve

As his 100th day nears, Trump grades himself on a generous curve

A series of legislative and symbolic deadlines come to a head this week in Washington amid a slew of polling that suggests President Donald Trump is historically unpopular at this early moment in his White House. "Just because you have a couple of good months or year, you want to take prudent long term steps", the press secretary said. The Defense Department has a plan to acquire more than 2,400 F-35 aircraft from Lockheed Martin over 20 years, at a cost of around $379 billion. Читать далее

Soyuz space capsule carrying American, Russian blasts off

This station revolves around 250 miles (400 KM) above our planet. Expedition 51 astronauts Thomas Pesquet of ESA and Peggy Whitson of NASA will use the space station's Canadian-built robotic arm to grapple Cygnus, about 6:05 a.m. astronaut. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin have securely docked to the International Space Station. Cygnus will deliver experiments supporting research into cancer-fighting drugs, semiconductor crystal growth and atmospheric ... Читать далее

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

Others noted pointedly that Albert Einstein was a refugee. He said that communicating about the importance of science was part of the march, but that the real promise of the event was spurring people in his generation to action. Thousands of people joined a global March for Science Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians. Читать далее

Verizon announces a new almost-gigabit internet plan starting at $70 / month

Verizon announces a new almost-gigabit internet plan starting at $70 / month

Verizon is launching a new Fios Gigabit Connection for $69.99 per month in eight USA regions. It's the result of fine-tuning Instant Internet with new firmware and diagnostics, Verizon says. From the second year onward, the price of the bundle will be increased to $84.99. The Fios Gigabit Connection gets pretty close to its advertised name, zipping downloads at 940 Mbps and allowing you to upload video, pictures, and everything else nearly as fast (around 880 Mbps). Читать далее

Overwatch: Three New Maps In the Works

Overwatch: Three New Maps In the Works

These maps aren't intended for Quick Play or Competitive Play, which could mean they're intended for Arcade modes, as was the case with the Arena mode-only Ecopoint Antarctica. Overwatch , the popular game by Blizzard released last year, has been receiving a constant flow of additional content, and it seems like things will stay like this in the near future, with new maps likely releasing this year. Читать далее

North Korea has been taunting the United States for years. Is Trump taking

The North Korean government also did not let up on its saber-rattling: "There is no limit to the strike power of the People's Army", wrote a North Korean official in a newspaper editorial, "armed with our style of cutting-edge military equipment including various precision and miniaturized nuclear weapons and submarine-launched ballistic missiles". Читать далее

Too cool for school? Send them to an Apple store

Too cool for school? Send them to an Apple store

Today at Apple programming includes over 60 instructional sessions that are hands-on and free to attend. Classes will range from basic "how to" lessons to professional-level programs. "And you know, I've told the teams, 'I'll know we've done a really, really great job if the next generation, if Gen Z says, "Meet me at Apple ". Apple's refocused retail strategy is one that traditional brick-and-mortar stores can learn from. Читать далее

Cassini finds ingredient for life at Saturn's moon Enceladus

Cassini finds ingredient for life at Saturn's moon Enceladus

In an article published this week in the Journal Science , NASA revealed that the plume was found to contain molecular hydrogen - a potential energy source for life. Additionally, the Hubble researchers reported the "evidence of plumes erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa". As it passed through, the craft detected hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane which were in "thermodynamic disequilibrium". Читать далее

Record-breaking astronaut tells Trump she's ready to go to Mars

Record-breaking astronaut tells Trump she's ready to go to Mars

During a video call with NASA astronauts Monday, President Donald Trump joked that he wouldn't want to re-use human urine as drinking water - a practice common in USA spaceflight. Whitson became the first woman to command the space station in 2008, and on April 9, she became the first woman to command it twice. Behind her was a banner that read: "Congrats Peggy!" Her fellow US astronaut Jack Fisher arrived at the ISS last week for the first time. Читать далее

Google tackles 'fake news' with improved Search ranking, direct feedback tools, more

Google tackles 'fake news' with improved Search ranking, direct feedback tools, more

The increased feedback mechanism is at the heart of the changes, meaning that users are really the ones driving the process (I guess the term would be peer-to-peer self-regulating). That effort will be assisted by what Google calls Search Quality Raters , real people who assess the quality of Google's search results. "We've adjusted our signals to help surface more authoritative pages and demote low-quality content, so that issues similar to the Holocaust denial results that we saw back ... Читать далее

Overwatch tank D.Va joins Heroes of the Storm

Overwatch tank D.Va joins Heroes of the Storm

I think a lot of the Overwatch characters will be no-brainers to implement in Heroes of the Storm 2.0, but D.Va especially has an arsenal I feel will fit in perfectly in a MOBA scene. Week 4 - 10 loot boxes for Overwatch . From what I've read there's some cool changes, but my issue with Heroes of the Storm is less the leveling structure and more gameplay issues. Читать далее

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record For Most Days In Space

Now, after launching on November 17 a year ago with 377 days in space already under her belt, she has surpassed astronaut Jeff Williams' previous United States record of 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes of cumulative time in space. Whitson already was the world's most experienced spacewoman and female spacewalker and, at 57, the oldest woman in space. Early Monday morning, Whitson officially broke the NASA record of 534 days in orbit that was set a year ago by Jeff Williams. Читать далее

Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen in final duel

Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen in final duel

U.S. President Donald Trump's promise of an announcement on a tax reform plan on Wednesday would offer further impetus to markets, she added. Australia and New Zealand are closed for the Anzac Day holiday. US stocks closed sharply higher on Monday as investors cheered the results of the first round of French election, with Nasdaq hitting an all-time high. Читать далее

We'll have to wait longer for Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke'

We'll have to wait longer for Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke'

But it doesn't seem like this is now the case. Apple had planned on launching its Carpool Karaoke: The Series on Apple Music this month, but that's been pushed out until some time later this year. It's something that Chief Executive Tim Cook has talked up. "We are learning from that, and we'll go from there", Cook said on a recent earnings call. Читать далее

Apple iPhone 8: Prepare Your Camping Gear

Apple iPhone 8: Prepare Your Camping Gear

The DigiTimes reported recently Apple inked a $9 billion two-year contract deal with Samsung for OLED display supplies. New analyst insight has weighed in on these reports. When will the OLED iPhone arrive? They have, however, had some stumbles as it relates to completely new (to Apple) features and specs. Kuo has been predicting Apple hardware for years, and with relatively good accuracy, so this isn't a case of someone looking for attention with Apple rumors. Читать далее

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Gets a Release Date (And a Raccoon)

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Gets a Release Date (And a Raccoon)

A combination of the robotic foes known as Ultron from the Marvel Universe and Sigma from the Capcom Universe, this psychotic villain is obsessed with infecting all organic life with a cybernetic virus. Pre-orders for Marvel vs Capcom Infinite will include Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu premium costumes as bonuses. You'll also be able to use one of the six Infinity Stones to augment whoever you choose, which harkens back all the way to the original Marvel Super Heroes game from 1995. Читать далее

Google Home and Amazon Alexa can now 'talk' to US Mercedes models

Google Home and Amazon Alexa can now 'talk' to US Mercedes models

Google has begun making moves in the home assistant market that could challenge Amazon's (AMZN) lead. Apple is a wild card here with its Siri, an early entrant in the field. People watching the TV commercial who owned a Google Home device heard the speaker give a Wikipedia description of the Whopper. Figure 2: NXP released its seven-mic Alexa design kit last week. Читать далее

FCA, Google begin offering rides in their self-driving cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is boosting its partnership with Google-backed Waymo by providing 500 more minivans to the California-based self-driving technology company. Fiat Chrysler builds the Pacifica minivan in Windsor, Canada, just across the border from Detroit. The company partnered with Fiat Chrysler engineers at a MI facility to outfit Chryslers with self-driving technology. Читать далее

Rainway App to Allow Games to Stream to Nintendo Switch, Others

Rainway is an app in development by Andrew Sampson (known for Steam Cleaner, Borderless Gaming ) created to stream your PC games over to devices such as your Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, smartphones and even tablets. You'll simply visit play.rainway.io, log in, and kick back with your favorite games. Have you ever wanted to run your PC games on more than just your computer monitor, but didn't have the means to do it? Specifically these emulator announcements promise that once we have ... Читать далее

Google, Yi Technology Unveil $17000 VR Camera

Google, Yi Technology Unveil $17000 VR Camera

It's located on top of the rig and should allow filmmakers to capture 360-degree footage directly above the viewer's head when viewed through a VR headset. Yi Technology has achieved another first with the inclusion of this camera in the rig. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi, sports a 2.2-inch LCD screen with 640x360 pixel resolution, and can be controlled using an Android smartphone app as well. Читать далее

Обновления для Windows 10 будут выходить по графику

Обновления для Windows 10 будут выходить по графику

По поводу сроков выхода обновлений гадать больше не придется — компания обещает стабильно выпускать их к началу весны и сентябре любого года. При этом каждое выпущенное обновление будет гарантированно поддерживаться компанией на протяжении 18 месяцев. Читать далее

В Intel отменили форум разработчиков IDF

В Intel отменили форум разработчиков IDF

Первопричиной этому послужило падение продаж на рынке индивидуальной компьютерной техники. Но совместно со спадом на рынке угас и интерес к форуму Intel. Участники, однако, выражали недовольствие на то, что конференция становится наименее любопытной для основной аудитории — конструкторов и профессионалов по высоким технологиям. Читать далее