Science


First case of Zika virus reported in Napa County
- March 06, 2016

The WHO recommended four weeks, while the United Kingdom told travellers to abstain for up to six months. Zika has popped up in headlines and casual conversations across the globe. "Ultimately, the goal of this open source platform is to identify the risk of Zika transmission for different regions and help UNICEF, governments and NGO's decide how and where to focus their time and resources", Google's announcement said, referring to non-governmental organizations. (more...)
Fourth time's the charm for SpaceX's satellite launch; did rocket landing work? Fourth time's the charm for SpaceX's satellite launch; did rocket landing work?
- March 06, 2016

Being able to safely land - and reuse - the rocket that provides the initial blast for a spacecraft is key to making space travel cheaper and more accessible for the private sector. Company founder Elon Musk confirmed via Twitter that the attempt to recover the rocket had failed. Musk wants to retrieve and refly boosters to save time and money. (more...)
Free agent Mario Williams meeting with Dolphins
- March 06, 2016

Williams' planned visit to Miami was first reported Saturday by the NFL Network . He has been named to the Pro Bowl four times, including two back-to-back trips in 2013 and 2014 with the Bills, as well as having been a 2014 First-Team All-Pro selection. (more...)
Amazon's Alexa Personal Assistant will Now Echo on More Devices Amazon's Alexa Personal Assistant will Now Echo on More Devices
- March 06, 2016

Modern day magic, right in your home. In addition, the new Amazon Echo Dot allows users to put Amazon's virtual assistant inside any speaker. Amazon Echo is now already a range of devices. Another freakish quirk: If you want to order an Echo Dot , you can only do so if you're an Amazon Prime member with an original Amazon Echo , because you need to order it through the Amazon Echo . (more...)
SNES Classics Coming to New 3DS Today SNES Classics Coming to New 3DS Today
- March 04, 2016

There will be separate broadcasts for Europe and the USA running at the same time. The major spring releases across Nintendo platforms, and likely inclusions for tomorrow's Direct, are Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympic Games for 3DS, Pokken Tournament for Wii U , both due later this month. (more...)
At last second, SpaceX delays satellite launch again At last second, SpaceX delays satellite launch again
- March 04, 2016

The first three thwarted launch attempts of SpaceX had their distinct results. The reason this launch has garnered such attention is because of an attempted rocket landing that will swiftly follow the launch. For one thing, deep cryo liquid oxygen is more dense than other rocket propellants, so more of it can be stored in the same amount of space in a rocket. (more...)