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Facebook piling into augmented reality, inspired partly by Pokemon Go phenomenon


Facebook Spaces was a product CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled at Oculus Connect 3 earlier this year; however, it wasn't until today's F8 conference that we got an extended look at Facebook's "first social VR product". But Facebook could still have the edge on rivals such as Snapchat, which also launched some augmented reality features on Tuesday, likely to coincide with Facebook's news. Read More »

Protesters march worldwide in support of science

Organizers of the USA events portrayed the march as political but not partisan, promoting the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including proposed US government budget cuts under President Donald Trump, such as a 20 per cent slice at the National Institute of Health. Read More »

Global march for science raises concern over Trump policies

The March for Science , coinciding with Earth Day, was set for more than 500 cities, anchored in Washington , D.C., and to be joined by dozens of nonpartisan scientific professional societies in a turnout meant to combine political and how-to science demonstrations. Read More »

Paul Police: 10K People 'March For Science' At State Capitol


Amanda Moehring, the organizer of the London march and a Western Biology professor, said, "Science is how we cure disease, make airplanes fly, and figured out that the earth revolves around the sun..." "People are anxious about scientific integrity being eroded or diminished", said Valorie Aquino, co-chair of the national March for Science effort. Read More »

Bill Nye, Connie Britton, more celebs celebrate Earth Day, March for Science

The March for Science movement, which included rallies and marches in more than 600 spots, was meant to challenge what advocates see as a growing trend by government to ignore scientific evidence when crafting public policy. United States scientists said they fear such a plan would have a major impact on research and science-based policy as well as undermine the importance of science in society and limit future innovation. Read More »

President Trump Defends Environmental Record on Earth Day

President Donald Trump's climate change scepticism and cuts to research funding. Nearby, Roland Dunbrack, a biochemist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philadelphia, and Sam Wallace, a Philadelphia resident and geographer, were also marching. Read More »

Climate accord decision still in limbo


A White House spokeswoman attributed the cancellation of the meeting to a scheduling conflict. The White House postponed a meeting Tuesday where top aides were to have hashed out differences on what to do about the non-binding global deal forged in Paris in December 2015. Read More »

Three apologises after network problems


But some users on Twitter complained of their texts being sent to random numbers instead of their contacts. Early on Sunday morning Three said calls and texts, so any SMSes that went missing should now start dribbling through to the right recipients. Read More »

Hundreds March Through Philadelphia Showing Support For The Sciences

At the San Jose, California, march, one quote from astrophysicist and Cosmos TV show host Neil DeGrasse Tyson proved popular on signs and T-shirts: "The good thing about science is that it is true whether or not you believe in it". Congressman David Price walked with marchers to Moore Square. "We're out here showing our support for and demanding scientific research funding and education for Southwest Missouri", said Ron Burch, coordinator of the Green Alliance of Southwest Missouri, which is ... Read More »

Extremely rare vision emerges of Antarctic blue whales eating


Tech Times reported from previous studies that blue whales apply efficient feeding strategies when it comes to foraging for krill - its main diet - but it is only now that we finally get to see the massive animal in action. Blue whales are a type of baleen whale - they have long plates of "baleen" which hang in a row, like the teeth of a comb, from their upper jaws. Researchers from the World Wildlife Fund attach cameras to the whales to find out about when and how they feed, their ... Read More »

Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

A McDonald's worker reportedly recognized Stephens and called 911. "Basically just told him it was gonna be a minute for his fries, which it wasn't, really". But the women are still devastated by their loss. Debbie Godwin added: "It's bad enough that you kill him but you record the killing on Facebook? ". Read More »

Apple receives permit in California to test self-driving cars

While other companies working on self-driving technology have shared their plans, Apple has remained silent about its project for self-driving vehicles. The company received a permit from the state of California today (April 14) to test self-driving cars. Apple never confirmed the existence of Titan, which is now believed to be dead. Read More »

March for Science events to take place around the world

The marches were modelled after January's Women's Marches. Other US cities like NY and Chicago also rolled out events in support of the March for Science. President Donald Trump issued an Earth Day statement , saying that " rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate". Read More »

How the 'Facebook Killer' sighting at McDonald's played out


Before the shooting, Stephens demanded that he say "Joy Lane", the name of his ex-girlfriend. Godwin can be seen raising his hands in an apparent attempt to ward off his attacker before he is shot once in the head. Stephens had ordered chicken nuggets and French fries. "Basically told him it was going to be a minute for his fries". Authorities say Stephens shot and killed himself during the pursuit. Read More »

"Il faut que Platini revienne à l'UEFA ou à la Fifa" — Blatter


Son successeur annoncé, Michel Platini, a été entrainé dans sa chute, en raison d'un paiement déloyal reçu de la part du dirigeant suisse plusieurs années auparavant. " Oui j'ai des éléments que je ne peux pas dévoiler maintenant qui donnent la possibilité " de réouvrir la procédure, a encore assuré Blatter. Une chose est sûre, comme l'indique la citation, avec des amis comme ça, l'ancien numéro 10 n'a pas besoin d'ennemis. Read More »

March for Science aims to counter 'alarming' anti-science trends


Trump has vowed to slash budgets for research at top United States agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which could lose one-third of its staff if Congress approves the proposal. Read More »

Peggy Whitson To Stay At International Space Station

Astronaut Kate Rubins and Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, whose White House portfolio involves women's empowerment, will also take part in the call. The decision to use the White House call to the ISS to excite young Americans about the space frontier, coheres with President Trump's earlier speech promoting NASA and evoking Kennedy's space program. Read More »

Facebook for everyone and not just high end: Mark Zuckerberg


The US man wanted for killing Godwin in OH and then posting a video of the murder on Facebook fatally shot himself Tuesday after a brief pursuit in neighboring Pennsylvania, police said. Zuckerberg envisions the marriage of augmented reality and Facebook's camera feature enabling people to make even mundane chores, like doing the dishes, look entertaining with digital effects. Read More »

Facebook Spaces allows users to hangout with their friends in VR

Basically, imagine being able to add a sticky note to nearly any real world object so that your friends (or others) can see it later. According to this timeline, Facebook expects to turn artificial intelligence, ubiquitous internet connectivity, and virtual and augmented reality into viable parts of its business over the next decade. Read More »

Fearing "alarming" anti-science policies, tens of thousands take to streets worldwide

While that breadth of vision may have helped make the March such a huge phenomenon, it also presents a risk all too common for public demonstrations - that after the marchers go home, no one will be entirely sure what it was all about. In his address to the crowd, Greg Vitali (D, Delware) said that every year Pennsylvania produces one percent the world's greenhouse gasses and is the second largest producer of natural gas in the country. Read More »

Crowd Gathers for Washington's March for Science


More than 70% of the funding for her lab at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo comes from the National Institutes of Health or its member agencies. Marchers said they're anxious about political involvement in science that rejects, for instance, climate change , environmental concerns and the safety of vaccines. Read More »

NASA Launches International Space Station Resupply Mission


The Cygnus cargo ship is the seventh of 10 planned missions through 2018 under Orbital's space station resupply contract with NASA, worth up to $3.1 billion. "It looks like we nailed the orbit once again". Its cargo includes a greenhouse that the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is testing to grow food for astronauts on long missions. Read More »

March for Science Takes National Mall in Washington

Seriously, is this really a time when we can do with less science? "We're gathered here today to fight for science", the Washington Post reported science communicator Cara Santa Maria told the crowd gathered April 22 at the March for Science rally in Washington , D.C. Read More »

Jérôme Boateng absent contre Mayence — Bayern Munich


Ce samedi, les troupes de Carlo Ancelotti ont été ténues en échec à la maison par Mayence (2-2) qui a d'ailleurs mené au score à deux reprises. Il a fallu des buts d'Arjen Robben (16eme) et de Thiago Alcantara (73eme) pour limiter la casse et répondre au duo Bojan Krkic (3eme) - Daniel Brosinski (40eme sp). Read More »