News: Tech & Science

'Zombie gene' could be why so few elephants die of cancer

Friday  05:30,   17 august 2018
popsci

Elephants are bringing a genetic gun to a cancer knife-fight. Elephants live for a long time, and are huge—why do they rarely die of cancer? Elephants are bringing a genetic gun to a cancer[...]
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Russia unveils 3,100mph nuclear missiles that will be loaded onto Kremlin's new supersonic AI-controlled strike bomber which will hit the skies later this month

Friday  05:25,   17 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The Russian Tu-22M3M will also carry Kh-32 air-to-surface cruise missiles, which have a range of up to 370 miles flying up to 25 miles above the ground at Mach 5 - five times the speed of sound.The Tu-22M3M is a 'deep moderisation' of the Tu-22M3[...]

Astronomers Directly Detect Iron And Titanium On An Exoplanet For The First Time

Friday  05:25,   17 august 2018
gizmodo.com.au

Scientists directly observed the signal of iron and titanium atoms in the atmosphere of an exoplanet 600 light years from Earth, a new paper reports. KELT-9b is a planet entirely alien to our own Solar System — it’s 2.88 times the mass of Jupiter,[...]

Build Or Buy? The Great PC Dilemma

Friday  04:32,   17 august 2018
lifehacker.com.au

Whether you're after a new gaming rig or something a little simpler, when it's time to get a new PC the toughest decision is not which bells to include and which whistles to exclude but whether you should build it yourself or just buy a[...]

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

Friday  04:31,   17 august 2018
popsci

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.Humans can see a thin spectrum of light, ranging from red to violet. Shorter wavelengths appear blue, while the longer ones appear red. What appears as white light, whether it's[...]

Scientists find four 13-billion-year-old satellite galaxies that could be the oldest in the universe and the discovery is likened to 'finding the remains of the first humans that inhabited Earth'

Friday  04:05,   17 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The discovery sheds fresh light on the evolution of the universe, according to researchers from Durham University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics. The galaxies, which are called Segue-1, Bootes I, Tucana II and Ursa Major I, are[...]

Ancient Egyptians Mastered Mummification Long Before The Time Of Pharaohs

Friday  04:05,   17 august 2018
gizmodo.com.au

The earliest mummies are typically associated with the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt, but as an intensive examination of a 5,600-year-old mummy confirms, the methods used for this iconic funeral practice date back to well before the age of pharaohs.[...]

Tesla employees say the main Model 3 production line has been shutting down early

Friday  03:25,   17 august 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Employees assembling Model 3 vehicles at Tesla's Fremont factory on the GA3 line were sent home early from shifts this week, three Tesla employees told Business Insider. The employees spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of losing their [...]

Russia unveils 3,100mph nuclear missiles that will be loaded onto Kremlin's new supersonic AI-controlled strike bomber which will hit the skies later this month

Friday  03:06,   17 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The Russian Tu-22M3M will also carry Kh-32 air-to-surface cruise missiles, which have a range of up to 370 miles flying up to 25 miles above the ground at Mach 5 - five times the speed of sound.The Tu-22M3M is a 'deep moderisation' of the Tu-22M3[...]

Android Pie is coming to eight Motorola phones

Thursday  20:31,   16 august 2018
theverge

No pie for you, Moto[...]

Amazon said to consider purchase of movie theater chain

Thursday  20:31,   16 august 2018
cnet

The e-tailer is vying to buy Landmark Theatres, a chain owned by Mark Cuban, Bloomberg reports.The internet retail giant is competing against other suitors to acquire Landmark Theatres from a group backed by billionaire Mark Cuban, Bloomberg[...]

Google Firebase adds in-app messaging, JIRA integration, new reports and more

Thursday  20:31,   16 august 2018
techcrunch

Firebase is now Google's default platform for app developers, and over the course of the last four years since it was acquired, the service has greatly expanded its feature set and integrations with Google services.The highlight of this release[...]

After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

Thursday  16:32,   16 august 2018
msn

A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech.Twitter joined other [...]

9 innovative kitchen gadgets that will make your life (and cooking) better

Thursday  16:31,   16 august 2018
t3

Kitchens stopped being places of drudgery and tedium around the time that dishwashers went mainstream and Heston Blumenthal invented the microwave. The big kitchen brands, alongside some newer challengers, have really pushed the envelope of [...]

Earth's Ingredients May Be Similar to Distant Planets

Thursday  16:31,   16 august 2018
newsweek

The findings could have implications for how planets form and the search for Earth-like worlds.Using some of the world’s most powerful telescopes, scientists measured the compositions of 18 different planetary systems and compared them to our own.[...]