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Chrome OS is about to borrow another feature from Android

Chrome OS and Android are closer than ever before – many Chromebooks, including the Google Pixelbook, can run Android apps just as well as a phone or tablet, and it looks like the desktop OS is about to borrow another feature from its mobile sibling. Chrome Story spotted that notification badges are on their way…

The best free iPhone games on the planet

The days when you had to buy a dedicated gaming rig and spend a load of cash for a quality gaming experience are long gone. Thanks to the iPhone (and iPod touch) and the App Store, you can get an excellent mobile gaming experience for just a few bucks (or quid, for that matter), or…

NASA IMERG reveals rainfall rates of Tropical Cyclone Berguitta

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Heavy rain surrounded Tropical Cyclone Berguitta as it continued to move toward the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA calculated the rate in which rain was falling within the hurricane-strength storm in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Experts discuss Climate Science Special Report findings, implications

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The climate is changing, the change is occurring now and it is happening extremely rapidly, researchers report. University of Illinois atmospheric science professor Donald Wuebbles will moderate a session highlighting new evidence that validates the findings of the November 2017 federal Climate Science Special Report at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Austin, Texas. The…

Real-world intercontinental quantum communications enabled by the Micius satellite

(University of Science and Technology of China) A joint China-Austria team has performed quantum key distribution between the quantum-science satellite Micius and multiple ground stations located in Xinglong (near Beijing), Nanshan (near Urumqi), and Graz (near Vienna). Such experiments demonstrate the secure satellite-to-ground exchange of cryptographic keys with ?kHz rate during the passage of the…

North, east, south, west: The many faces of Abell 1758

(ESA/Hubble Information Centre) Resembling a swarm of flickering fireflies, this beautiful galaxy cluster glows intensely in the dark cosmos, accompanied by the myriad bright lights of foreground stars and swirling spiral galaxies. A1758N is a sub-cluster of Abell 1758, a massive cluster containing hundreds of galaxies. Although it may appear serene in this NASA/ESA Hubble…

Project X, a 400-player battle royale, to be shown at PC...

Are the 100-player battle royale showdowns seen in the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) or Fortnite not a grand enough conflict for you? Want more – want bigger? Well, a new game which is going to be featured at the upcoming PC Gamer Weekender 2018 next month boasts a 400-player battle royale mode. Project X…

New research collaboration with UTSA professor challenges existing models of black...

(University of Texas at San Antonio) Chris Packham, associate professor of physics and astronomy at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has collaborated on a new study that expands the scientific community's understanding of black holes in our galaxy and the magnetic fields that surround them.

Julia Rosen and Vivien Cumming awarded EGU Science Journalism Fellowship

(European Geosciences Union) The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has named journalists Julia Rosen and Vivien Cumming as the winners of its 2018 Science Journalism Fellowship. Rosen will receive €2,200 to travel to the UK to write about the role of soil in the phosphorus crisis, while Cumming is awarded €2,800 to follow scientists in Myanmar to tell the story of carbon in rivers.

Samsung trademarks new material – but Galaxy S9 fans shouldn’t get...

Samsung has trademarked a new material called ‘Metal 12’ which will make its devices lighter while still maintaining strength. The new material - which was used on the new Notebook 9 2018 - offers strength while allowing the devices to be lighter than previously. Samsung says this is made possible through a Micro Arc Oxidation…
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