Science


Peabody Energy, Largest US Coal Miner, Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
- April 14, 2016

With 29 mines the United States and Australia and operations in India, China , Germany and elsewhere, the company sold 213 million tonnes of coal past year and has 7.5 billion tonnes of coal reserves. Yet, as prices for coal slumped 75% ever since, Peabody found itself on the skids. Coal production in the USA today is down more than 30 percent below a year ago, according to an analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published Monday. (more...)
Facebook Rolls Out Video Rights Manager To Curb Freebooting Facebook Rolls Out Video Rights Manager To Curb Freebooting
- April 14, 2016

Facebook recently announced the ability for all users to stream live video to their feeds through the Facebook app for iOS and Android devices. Right now, the only live-streaming platforms it works with are Facebook Live and Livestream, though Hertzberg says other partnerships are planned. All of these features have vast potential to do an incredible job of immersing the audience, which is the main goal of any live streaming service, and they add a quirky, Facebook-flavored accent ... (more...)
New Windows 10 Insider build for Mobile could be coming this week New Windows 10 Insider build for Mobile could be coming this week
- April 14, 2016

Instead, they recommend that Microsoft should kick out Windows phone and embrace Android for its future smartphones, including the rumored Surface phone. This means those interested in Xbox One Dev mode will need to create a Microsoft Dev Center account, which costs $19 to set up. Keep in mind to click the "Change" button to make sure that it's saved. (more...)
Train dispatcher was playing video game before crash Train dispatcher was playing video game before crash
- April 14, 2016

Citing the investigation , prosecutors said "the accused, in breach of railway service regulations, turned on his mobile phone while on duty on the morning of the disaster, launched an online computer game and actively played it for a long period until shortly before the train collision". (more...)
Charlie Cox Says The Defenders Begins Production This Year Charlie Cox Says The Defenders Begins Production This Year
- April 13, 2016

The street-level team of crime fighters slowly began to inhabit Marvels Netflix properties with Daredevil, and Jessica Jones, which will connect with the upcoming Luke Cage and Iron Fist series, but we havent seen much progress towards actually teaming these characters up. (more...)
SpaceX rocket lands on drone ship
- April 13, 2016

Three minutes after Friday's launch , the main part of the 23-storey tall, two-stage SpaceX rocket separated, turned around and headed towards the platform floating in the Atlantic, about 185 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral . The room, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module ( BEAM ), can expand to 10ft wide and 13ft long. Besides Falcon repairs and upgrades, SpaceX activated the Dragon's parachute system this time. (more...)