Shutterstock Less than 3 weeks ago, while America was getting the kids to school and arriving at work, an asteroid the size of a building slipped past Earth from a distance about halfway to the moon.Now a similar space rock is about to zoom by our helpless planet.The new near-Earth object NEO , dubbed asteroid 2017 BX, was only discovered a few days ago, on Friday, January 20.
a startup with the ambitious goal of reducing global hunger by helping farmers maximize meat production, lives inside a São Paulo skyscraper that also houses big names like Microsoft andBut the heart of the company's operations lives far outside the city center, on farms in Brazil, the United States, and a variety of other countries.The five year-old startup is trying to create what
While we just swore in the 45th President of the United States for a four-year term, there will be another big election in two years.Add it to your calendar now while you re still thinking about politics.In 2018, the US will have what s called a midterm election.This is the quieter election where a third of the Senate, the entire House of Representatives, and many state governors are up for re-election.Midterms also see considerably less voter turnout than elections where the presidency is up for grabs.In fact, according to Time, the last midterm election in 2014 had the lowest voter turnout since World War II.
www.media.tumblr.comVisible Alpha, a startup backed by five banks, is acquiringThe two firms help investors answer two key questions in theWhat is your investment recommendation based on?Wall Street research analysts have lots of ways to communicate their opinions to investor clients.They can be neutral or have a hold rating.
A total of 3,889 victims were defrauded out of £39 million from online-dating fraud in 2016 according to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, the BBC reports.Each victim loses £10,000 on average, the deputy head of the UK's cybercrime reporting centre Action Fraud told the BBC. number of victims has risen from 2,824 in 2013, figures from the
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is losing its head of international and primary English-language spokesperson Hugo Barra after he announced his exit from the company.Former Android executive joined Xiaomi joined the company 3.5 years ago, in what was then a major coup, so his exit naturally raises questions about why he is departing.This year, for the first time, Xiaomi declined to provide annual sales figures, raising doubts about whether it can continue the impressive growth that gave it a $45 billion valuation two years ago.Brazil-born Barra said in a Facebook post announcing his departure that his primary motivation is home sickness.What I ve realized is that the last few years of living in such a singular environment have taken a huge toll on my life and started affecting my health.My friends, what I consider to be my home, and my life are back in Silicon Valley, which is also much closer to my family.
For many users who get started with the command line in Linux, there s a good chance they re using Bourne Again Shell, or Bash.While Bash generally works just fine with little to no configuration, there are some features that can really make the shell more useful.If you ve ever looked at your web browser s history, you already have a good idea of how history works.Bash s history stores the history of commands that have been entered on the command line.You ll see a list of commands including history that have been entered during the current shell session.If you open a Bash shell and press the up arrow, you ll see the previously entered command appear on the command line.
The filmmaker responsible for The Sixth Sense is back on top of the box office, but Star Wars prequel Rogue One crossed a major milestone this week, too.The Signs and The Sixth Sense filmmaker scored another win over the weekend with Split, his new film that casts X-Men franchise actor James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities.Not only did the film win the weekend by a wide margin, but it also went a long way toward proving that the success of Shyamalan s 2015 low-budget thriller The Visit was anything but a fluke, and that the director — who was widely written off after a string of big-budget flops — still has a knack for making compelling and scary movies.More: xXx: Return of Xander Cage shifts into high gear as a fast & furious spy movieFollowing Split on the box-office chart was Vin Diesel s franchise kick-starter xXx: Return of Xander Cage, the third film in the series and the first to feature Diesel since 2002 s xXx.Although Xander Cage only earned around $20 million in U.S. theaters — not too far off pundits expectations — the film added more than $50 million overseas, giving it an impressive worldwide gross of $70.5 million after only one weekend in theaters.
To bring its faraway Juno mission closer to the masses, NASA is now offering space enthusiasts the chance to vote on the kind of images snapped by the JunoCam as it passes close by the gas giant early next month.It s the first time the space agency has offered the public the chance to vote on the type of images Juno takes during one of its journeys around the planet.We re looking forward to people visiting our website and becoming part of the JunoCam imaging team, said Candy Hansen, Juno co-investigator from the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona.It s up to the public to determine the best locations in Jupiter s atmosphere for JunoCam to capture during this flyby.The spacecraft s camera will start snapping away on February 2 as the it approaches Jupiter s north pole.At its closest point, it ll be around 2,700 miles 4,300 kilometers above the planet s swirling clouds.
Samsung Electronics on Monday blamed batteries supplied by two manufacturers for the overheating and even explosions of some Galaxy Note7 phones, as it tried to provide a long due explanation for the issues surrounding the smartphone.The announcement by the company, a day ahead of it reporting its fourth quarter results, had experts from TUV Rheinland, Exponent and UL stating that internal manufacturing and design defects of the batteries, including missing insulating tape in some cases, and not the design of the phones were responsible for the battery issues.The negative electrode windings in the battery of an unnamed manufacturer A, who first supplied the batteries for the Note7 phones, were found in some cases to be damaged and bent over because the cell pouch did not provide enough volume to accommodate the battery assembly, said Kevin White, Exponent s principal scientist, at a press conference that was webcast.Samsung turned to Amperex Technology in Hong Kong to supply batteries for the replacement Note7 phones after issues were reported with batteries supplied by affiliate Samsung SDI, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.Samsung's team of investigators checked the Note7 s features such as fast charging, water resistance and its newly-introduced iris scanner for a possible role in the explosions but found those had not had an impact, said D.J.More than 700 Samsung researchers and engineers tested over months over 200,000 Note7 phones and 30,000 phone batteries before arriving at their conclusions, he said.
A fried chicken restaurant has captured the hearts of San Franciscans.The Bird landed in the city's SoMa neighborhood in October, and has been drawing lines out the door since.The counter-service restaurant is part of restauranteur Adriano Paganini's growing empire, which includes Super Duper Burger, Unos Dos Tacos, and about 20 other Bay Area restaurants.Like the popular burger chain, The Bird features a limited menu of just two entrées and fries.We stopped by The Bird on a recent afternoon to see if it's worth the wait.
YouTube, for all its grand scale in video, hasn t really done much to disrupt the traditional TV market.But the time is ripe for YouTube to strike, according to Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves, who laid out a possible battle plan in a note distributed on ability to deliver video across platforms position it to disrupt traditional pay TV and capture TV ad dollars, in our view,
Origin-of-life researchers have praised the minimalism of the idea.Ramin Golestanian, a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Oxford who was not involved in the research, called it a big achievement that suggests that the general phenomenology of life formation is a lot easier than one might think.In 1924, Alexander Oparin, the Russian biochemist who first envisioned a hot, briny primordial soup as the source of life s humble beginnings, proposed that the mystery protocells might have been liquid droplets—naturally forming, membrane-free containers that concentrate chemicals and thereby foster reactions.In recent years, droplets have been found to perform a range of essential functions inside modern cells, reviving Oparin s long-forgotten speculation about their role in evolutionary history.The findings, reported in Nature Physics last month, paint a possible picture of life s start by explaining how cells made daughters, said Zwicker, who is now a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University.As a next step, experiments are under way in Dresden to try to observe the growth and division of active droplets made of synthetic polymers that are modeled after the droplets found in living cells.
If you order a lot of items from Amazon, a Prime subscription makes perfect sense from a financial and convenience standpoint, wouldn t you agree?Now food delivery service Deliveroo is offering a similar provision from customers who love nothing more than to enjoy take-out from their favorite restaurants - a flat rate fee for unlimited deliveries.The Deliveroo Plus trial, which launches for existing customers in six UK cities today, offers all-inclusive deliveries for £8.99 a month or £89 for a year.Those signing up in Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Brighton and York will get two months free before any delivery fees are charged.Once enrolled in Deliveroo Plus, subscribers will be able to enjoy the benefits UK-wide at any of the 16,000 restaurants working with Deliveroo.Ordering great food from great restaurants on Deliveroo is an increasingly big part of many people s daily lives, and Deliveroo Plus is all about rewarding them.
Four cemeteries, from which at least 123 individuals have been excavated so far, have been unearthed near the remains of a medieval Christian monastery in Sudan.The cemeteries and remains, which have been excavated over the past two years, are located at a monastery called al-Ghazali near the Nile River.The people who were buried there lived about 1,000 years ago, during a time when a series of Christian kingdoms flourished in the area, according to Robert Stark, a doctoral student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, who presented the findings this month in Toronto at the joint annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies.The discoveries include well-preserved burial shrouds that in a few instances still cover the skulls of the deceased, Stark said.In one cemetery, some people were buried in mysterious ways: For example, two individuals were found with post-mortem cut marks incised in their bones.See Photos of the Massive Burial Ground and Monastery
More Charts What would it take for you to buy an electric vehicle?Lower average prices can t hurt — and as this chart from Statista shows, those have come a long way.As noted in a recent report from McKinsey & Company, advances in battery tech have helped the average battery pack price go down from about $1,000/kWh to roughly $227/kWh since 2010.McKinsey says that figure will continue to come down, potentially bringing EVs close to parity with the cost of other cars.This process is already in motion, to an extent, with the likes of the Chevy Bolt and upcoming Tesla Model 3.But while that decrease would address one of potential EV buyers biggest concerns, EV sales are still low, and many roadblocks remain ahead.The driving ranges on most EVs still aren t as long as they should be; McKinsey itself notes that only around half of consumers in the US and Germany actually comprehend how EVs work, and the number of EV charging stations out in the wild is still low.NOW WATCH: Here's how Google Maps knows when there is trafficLoading video...
Earth as we know it might not last forever.If sea level rise triggers flooding in our cities, if climate change makes it impossible to grow food for billions of people, or if there's some other as-yet unthinkable apocalyptic disaster, humans will need a new home.The architects at Shimizu Corporation, a Tokyo-based firm, want to build underwater cities that they call Ocean Spirals.There are no concrete plans to construct an Ocean Spiral, which project leader Masaki Takeuch estimates would cost $26 billion.But the renderings are certainly fantastical.Check them out below.
All the latest in the world of the channel from our sister site ChannelBizWelcome to Cross Channel, a weekly round up of the most pertinent stories from our sister site ChannelBiz, where you can find out all the latest developments, views and strategies from the world of the channel.Box ignites channel activity with new partner portalBox has launched a new partner portal to support partners internationally, claiming it is committed to building its channel programme in EMEA.The cloud collaboration software vendor describes the portal as a one-stop shop for Box partners channel-related needs.Working effectively with channel partners is important for our growth, and adding support with our new partner portal is a key step to strengthening our relationships and building a robust partner network, said David Benjamin, SVP and GM of EMEA, at Box.
Long awaited Android Nougat update for Oukitel U7 Plus is already out in the open via OTA, but the company wants to point out the installation is not as simple as you would expect.Because it s a cross-OS update and the amount of changes between Android 6.0 and Android 7.0 staggering it s important to do a two step action.Step 1 : Click the Wireless update to find the latest version of Android 6.0 update OUKITEL U7 Plus V20.0 20161220, then download and install it.Step 2 : After installing the Marshmallow last update click the Wireless update again and the program will find the new version OUKITEL U7 Plus V0.9 20170112, which is finally the Nougat one.Before you start downloading it make sure you have at least 16 GB TF card inserted and set up as portable storage and the phone charged with 30 percent battery or more.The Nougat update is so massive it needs to use the extra TF card space for the installation.After the update finishes you can take the TF card out, but expect it can take even more than 1 hour to install the update successfully.If the OTA update steps seem too complicated for you, then it s maybe better to install the Nougat update manually via connection to the computer.Just make sure you have all your data backed up.
Just a week after the Android 7 Nougat update procedure began in Japan, we get reports today that the same Nougat update file for Honor 8 is being pushed to several other countries around the world as well.The update includes – obviously- EMUI 5.0 interface, the same one we saw for the first time along with Huawei Mate 9, but be prepared: the update file size is approximately 2.27GB, meaning you will have to be patient while downloading it.Huawei hasn t released a relevant changelog for this update, so we will stick with the one Huawei Japan gave us.It mentions that aside from the usual Android 7.0 Nougat changes, the update contains some system optimizations, stability improvements and better app versatility.How about you guys?Have you received the update, or are you still waiting for it?