Thursday, September 15, 2016

Star's dust cloud gives birth to giant planet

Astronomers have discovered signs of a baby planet developing around another star.

MH370 search: Tanzania debris 'part of missing plane'

A large item of debris found off the coast of Tanzania belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian investigators confirm.

Monday, February 22, 2016

'Limited role' for gas in UK future

The use of gas for electricity generation in the UK may have to decline significantly over the next 30 years, according to a new study.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Google Fiber testing phone service with select users, report says


The rollout of Google Fiber, the search giant's initiative to give select cities high-speed Internet access, could be about to add a service that would dramatically enhance the offering: phone service

Invites for a new service called Google Fiber Phone went out to select users recently with messages promising call screening, a do not disturb feature and spam filtering

Currently, Google Fiber is available in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, North Carolina, Kansas City, Missouri, Nashville, Provo, Utah, Raleigh–Durham, Salt Lake City and San Antonio Read more...

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

President Obama declares state of emergency in Flint, Michigan


President Barack Obama has signed an emergency declaration for Flint, Michigan, that clears the way for federal aid to the city undergoing a drinking water crisis.

The White House issued a release Saturday calling for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts to "alleviate the hardship and suffering" on residents.

Following the announcement, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released a statement on his website:

"I appreciate the President approving my federal emergency request and supporting Flint during this critical situation," said Snyder. "I have pledged to use all state resources possible to help heal Flint, and these additional resources will greatly assist in efforts underway to ensure every resident has access to clean water resources." Read more...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Seagrass meadows in 'perilous state'

Most seagrass meadows around the British coast are in a poor condition, say scientists.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Classic LucasArts biker adventure 'Full Throttle' is coming back


Rev those engines, adventure games fans. Full Throttle is coming back.

The LucasArts classic is due for a high definition remaster, as Double Fine Productions boss Tim Schafer confirmed at PlayStation Experience 2015. The game follows the lead of Double Fine-authored remasters of Grim Fandango and (coming in Mar. 2016) Day of the Tentacle, draping a shiny, new skin over the familiar point-and-click action that was so popular in the '90s.

Full Throttle tells a dystopian future story set in 2040, a time when motor vehicles have given way to hovercrafts (which are also admittedly cool). The story follows Ben, the leader of the Polecats biker gang, as he tries to clear himself and his friends of wrongfully leveled murder charges. Read more...

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