News: Tech & Science

Android Pie: When Is Android 9.0 Coming To Your Phone?

Monday  16:01,   13 august 2018
knowyourmobile

Android Pie is out already, so when's it coming to your phone?Naturally, it'll be landing on Google devices first, including the first and second-gen Google Pixel phones. It'll also appear on the Google Pixel 3 series when they finally drop[...]
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5 car innovations that are right around the corner

Monday  16:01,   13 august 2018
t3

While smartphones get thinner and faster, developments in the car industry are changing the world. Whether it’s electric vehicles emitting less harmful fumes, or artificial intelligence making autonomous cars a reality, these innovations will have[...]

It’s Easier to Leave the Solar System Than to Reach the Sun

Monday  12:31,   13 august 2018
theatlantic

In a very short time, we human beings have seeded our corner of the universe with all kinds of signs of our existence. The Parker Solar Probe, a NASA mission, will blast off from the Florida coast in the early morning hours of Saturday.[...]

Spotify could soon let you skip ads for free

Monday  09:30,   13 august 2018
cnet

The "Active Media" feature has been quietly rolled out in Australia, letting users skip as many ads as they want.When an ad break comes up, users will be able to choose whether they see or hear the ad in question, or whether they want to[...]

Marine Mammals Have Lost a Gene That Now They May Desperately Need

Monday  05:55,   13 august 2018
msn

Dolphins, manatees, sea lions, elephant seals and other animals no longer produce an enzyme that protects land mammals against harmful chemicals, including some pesticides.About 20 million years later, bearlike mammals also waded back into the sea,[...]

Mystery of Jupiter’s Colored Bands Solved

Monday  05:06,   13 august 2018
usnews

Thanks to data from the Juno probe, scientists are learning more about Jupiter’s clouds behave.Thanks to measurements taken by Juno, the NASA probe that arrived at Jupiter in July 2016, scientists discovered that the colorful bands of ammonia clouds [...]

Intel’s 9th generation processors rumored to launch October 1st with 8 cores

Monday  04:30,   13 august 2018
theverge

Intel is rumored to be introducing its 9th generation processors in October. While Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake chips have been delayed until 2019, this year’s refresh will be based on improvements to the existing 14nm process. Wccftech reports that[...]

NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

Monday  04:11,   13 august 2018
reuters

NASA launched a space probe that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced. The craft will endure extreme heat while zooming through the solar corona to study the Sun's outer atmosphere that gives rise to the solar[...]

These Tiny Seaworms Light Up to Make Love

Monday  02:46,   13 august 2018
popularmechanics

Scientists are studying the biology behind this mesmerizing mating ritual, first spotted by Christopher Columbus.The ritual is a precisely timed, glamorous affair. It happens on the third night after the full moon both summer and fall, 55 minutes[...]

New Horizons Spacecraft Sees Possible Hydrogen Wall At The End Of The Solar System

Monday  02:32,   13 august 2018
gizmodo.com.au

As it speeds away from the Sun, the New Horizons mission may be approaching a “wall”. The New Horizons spacecraft, now at a distance nearly 6.4 billion km from Earth and already far beyond Pluto, has measured what appears to be a signature of the[...]

Rare flamingos in England laid eggs for the first time in 15 years — and experts are saying it's because of Europe's heatwave

Monday  02:31,   13 august 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Rare Andean flamingos in Britain have laid eggs for the first time in 15 years. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust said record-breaking temperatures led six flamingos to lay nine eggs at the Gloucestershire reserve in southwest[...]

AI Bots Can Defeat Elite Human Gamers in Dota 2 Tournament

Monday  02:31,   13 august 2018
popularmechanics

The AI bots, trained on 180-days worth of games, can improvise and strategize, easily winning against human players.In a tournament performed in front of a live audience and 100,000 livestreamers, the AI team won two-of-three DOTA games rapidly (it[...]

Gravitational Waves Could Help Find Secret Alien Worlds

Monday  01:56,   13 august 2018
thedailybeast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast When physicists announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves in 2016, the discovery sent ripples through the scientific community. Now, in a pre-print article published on arxiv, a group[...]

The science of honesty — a bigger find will prick your conscience more than a small one

Sunday  21:05,   12 august 2018
abc.net.au

Whether it is a stash of diamonds or a sum of cash, the law says you have to hand valuable finds to the police. But why are we more likely to be honest about a major[...]

Mud at the bottom of a Mexican lake holds secrets about the Maya empire's demise

Sunday  02:02,   12 august 2018
popsci

The ancient Maya faced severe drought, according to an ancient mineral deposit. Lake Chichancanab gets its name from the Yucatec Maya word for ‘little sea,’ because its water is naturally so[...]