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Apple just patented a vape

Apple just patented a vape A patent was published on January 26 that outlines plans for a temperature-regulated plate inside a chamber that heats up a substance to form a vapor. The FDA began regulating vaping a year ago, and set rules for the manufacturing and distribution of vapes and their components. Apple did not respond to the request for more information. [Full Article...]

Insidious wasp gets ahead by tunneling through host's head

In 2015, Scott Egan noticed while walking in Florida Beach, some oak trees with distinctive swelling on their branches. Typically, when the adult wasps are ready to leave, they chew a hole through the tree's woody tissue and make their way out. [Full Article...]

Why Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) stock is falling today

Halliburton announced Q4 results early Monday morning with mediocre results that sent the shares slightly lower in the pre-market session. Profit excluding special items was 4 cents per share, surpassing the 2 cents per share forecast by analysts before the earnings report. [Full Article...]

U.S. law enforcement can't ask companies to turn over foreign data

U.S. law enforcement can't ask companies to turn over foreign data Carney suggested that the issue of whether American law enforcement agencies should be able to access data stored overseas with a warrant was best left to Congress rather than the courts. The court battle between Microsoft and DOJ still continues. "These decisions must be made in the policy arena, not by the private sector alone", she said. [Full Article...]

Trump urges automakers to build new plants in US

Trump urges automakers to build new plants in US Trump made TPP and NAFTA - the North American Free Trade Agreement - cornerstones of his campaign. GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler have all said in response to prodding by Trump that they plan to add new jobs and investments in the United States. [Full Article...]

NASA, NOAA confirm 2016 was Earth's hottest year on record

NASA, NOAA confirm 2016 was Earth's hottest year on record NOAA's calculations put the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces at 1.69°F (0.94°C) above the 20th century average, while NASA puts the globally-averaged temperatures for the year at 1.78°F (0.99°C) warmer than the mid-20th century average. [Full Article...]

Four people killed as tornado rips through Mississippi

Four people killed as tornado rips through Mississippi Hattiesburg, the largest city in Forrest County, has taken a lot of damage, the National Weather Service said in an advisory. Glen Moore, director of Forrest County Emergency Management, told ABC that his office received reports of people trapped in homes that were either destroyed or collapsed. [Full Article...]

How to search on Google without data

How to search on Google without data Once a connection is available again, Google will deliver the search results and users can pick up where they left off. After the Journal presented the findings of the analysis to Google on December 15, there were demonstrably less ads for its own products. [Full Article...]

Weird wave found in Venus' wind-whipped atmosphere

The mysterious 10,000-kilometer-long structure was so big that it appeared to stretch between the planet's poles. The planet's sulfuric acid atmosphere is 90 times denser than ours, and those greenhouse gases produce surface temperatures of 850 degrees F, while winds constantly whip the planet at up to 250 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

2016 crowned hottest year on record: Australia needs to get heat smart

The average global temperature in 2016 was 1.69 degrees above the 20th century average of 57 degrees. According to the NASA data, temperatures in the Arctic averaged as much as 4 degrees Celsius higher than normal, by far the biggest change recorded across the globe. [Full Article...]

Poroshenko says Ukrainians at risk of losing faith in European Union path

Poroshenko says Ukrainians at risk of losing faith in European Union path Ukraine is demanding Moscow pay damages for the shelling of civilians and the downing of flight MH17. Ukraine has been on edge since Trump's election triumph, fearing a seemingly warm rapport with President Vladimir Putin will weaken support for sanctions put in place to restrain Russia's military adventures. [Full Article...]

Nintendo of America boss explains Switch launch tactics, lack of game bundles

It's clear that the people high up at Nintendo have plans to bring Smash Bros . to the Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is due later this year, but like Zelda , it is not exclusive to Switch - it is a refreshed Wii U game . Please note that the picture above is a digitally altered representation of what this port might look like, and not an official Nintendo image. "They have other priorities". [Full Article...]

SpaceX launch videoed at 8500ft by passing plane passenger

Launches had been halted in the interim as the company investigated the cause of the accident. A round of congratulations are in order for SpaceX, as the Elon Musk-led agency successfully returned to flight on Saturday with the launch of a rocket that delivered 10 satellites into orbit, followed by a first stage booster landing atop a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. [Full Article...]

Takata executives indicted over exploding airbags

Takata executives indicted over exploding airbags Federal prosecutors have announced a settlement with Takata Corp ., the company responsible for faulty "explosive" airbags that resulted in the deaths of at least 11 people in the United States. In May 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered Takata and automakers to recall up to 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles by the end of 2019. [Full Article...]

Vast iceberg set to break free from Antarctic ice shelf

Vast iceberg set to break free from Antarctic ice shelf Professor Adrian Luckman, told BBC News: "If it doesn't go in the next few months, I'll be amazed". Ice shelves are vast expanses of ice floating on the sea, several hundred metres thick, at the edge of glaciers. In December, NASA released a set of images that found the crack measured 70 miles in length, 300 feet wide and one-third of a mile deep. Whether or not the calving event was cause... [Full Article...]

Nissan's self-driving cars to use NASA's AI technology

And it's exactly what we deliver through Nissan Intelligent Mobility". A part of Nissan Intelligence Integration, SAM is meant to help autonomous vehicles make informed decisions during situations that are beyond the norm. The goal is not to remove the human from the system, but rather to use the human intelligence more strategically to support a larger system of autonomous mobility - and to hel... [Full Article...]

Lenovo Unveils Smart Assistant - A Clone to Amazon Echo

For comparison, the Amazon Echo only comes in black. At the same time U.S. operator DISH said it is the first TV provider to announce direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa. The placement of the microphone is deliberately also different as Lenovo stated that this design would have more ventilation to cool down the processor. [Full Article...]

Prakash Parv - Nation celebrates the 350th anniversary of Guru Govind Singh

Prakash Parv - Nation celebrates the 350th anniversary of Guru Govind Singh He will also issue a postal stamp of Guru Gobind Singh . "Delighted to be a part of 350th Prakash Parv celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh ji in Patna today". On this auspicious occasion of the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, I wish to convey you all my heartiest congratulations! On his 350th Prakash Parv my greetings to everyone Shiromani Akali Dal: Wishing Punjabis all across the world ... [Full Article...]

Body found in search for missing 6-year-old Colorado boy

Body found in search for missing 6-year-old Colorado boy Told Aurora police Chief Nick Metz on Sunday, 'there was no evidence of a kidnapping '. Some family members were home, McCoy said. Police asked photographers not to take pictures of the pond, which is in the southwest corner of the park just north of East Yale Avenue. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom queen misses another New Year event due to poor health

Her Majesty missed the Christmas Day service at her Norfolk estate because she was unwell. The Queen remained indoors to recuperate from the persisting illness, according to an earlier Buckingham Palace statement. Recently a fake BBC news account tweeted that the queen had passed away forcing the Palace to issue a statement denying the tweet, saying the queen was still alive. [Full Article...]


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