August, 2017

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August rain disrupts bees breeding habits

This year was on course to be ‘the best summer for wildlife in over a decade’ It is disruptive to the breeding habits of many winged creatures and insects Prolonged damp spells also bring increased risk of viruses, pathogens, mould Wildlife in the north and west of the country has hadRead More

Forty Decades of Voyager – Video – NYTimes.com

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Even the Smartphone’s Future: It Is about the Camera –

SAN FRANCISCO — We all know the drill. For the past ten years, smartphones are becoming faster and thinner and faster and thinner and, as well, you understand. Nonetheless, it’s just too soon to write off our telephones as dull. The gadgets continue evolving with new technologies. And to getRead More

New Uber CEO warns troubled firm ‘has to change’

Khosrowshahi joined San Francisco-based Uber’s all-hands staff meeting Said ‘What got us here is not what’s going to get us to the next level’  Said firm could go public in ’18 to 36 months from now’  By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com Uber Technologies Inc has officially welcomed its new Chief ExecutiveRead More

Hints of Trigonometry to a 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet –

Can the Babylonians who dwelt in what’s now Iraq over 3,700 years back fix a word problem in this way? Two Australian mathematicians argue an early clay tablet computer was a instrument for exercising trigonometry complications, maybe adding to the numerous methods that Babylonian mathematicians had mastered. “it is aRead More

‘Cortana, ‘ Open Alexa, ” Amazon States.

And Microsoft Agrees. –

SEATTLE — The most crowded bunch of voice-controlled digital supporters — Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, ” Amazon’s Alexa along with Microsoft’s Cortana — are equally great at several things. They could help individuals play audio, setup calendar appointments and examine the weather. They are even able to have two rivalRead More

Rising temperatures causing Caspian sea to evaporate

Water levels in the Caspian have dropped a total of 1.5 meters (5 feet) since 1996 The current sea level is only about 1 meter (3 feet) above the historic 1970’s low The evaporation over the Caspian is linked to increased surface air temperatures The increase in air temperatures isRead More

Having a Easy DNA Evaluation, Family Histories Have Been Rewritten –

Bob Hutchinson’s mum told him and his sisters virtually nothing about her loved ones, however frequently they requested. “She was great at cleaning off people,” explained Mr. Hutchinson, 60. Growing up, there weren’t any pictures of his mom for a child in the house, or of her parents. She statedRead More

Footage reveals fish filmed at record depth of 8,178 m

The view from 8,178 m deep (5 miles) exceeds the previous record by 26 meters The team spotted unusual deep-sea creatures, including the glowing ‘snailfish’ To capture the view, researchers used a lander equipped with 4K video cameras By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com A camera-rig operated by a team aboardRead More

Having a Dip of Saliva, Family Histories Have Been Rewritten –

Bob Hutchinson’s mum told him and his sisters virtually nothing about her loved ones, however frequently they requested. “She was great at cleaning off people,” explained Mr. Hutchinson, 60. Growing up, there were not any photographs of his mom for a child in the house, or of their own siblingsRead More