Sci-tech

This Is the 'Car of the Year'

Insiders fast-tracked the Bolt EV for the award early on. The NACTOY award is far from the first award bestowed upon Chrysler's all-new minivan, however it's by far the most coveted. The Ridgeline scored the truck award over Ford F-Series Super Duty and the Nissan Titan . Jurors eventually landed on the Ridgeline because of its relative comfort and accommodations.

Astronomers pinpoint location of fast radio burst from faint galaxy

Ten years after scientists first detected rare and rapid radio bursts, its source has finally been traced. Their unpredictability makes them hard to spot, and they appear to come from all over the sky. Gemini composite image of the field around FRB 121102 (indicated). Their scan of the sky revealed that FRB 121102's source is 2.5 billion light years away, within a very faint dwarf galaxy with about 1 percent of the mass of the Milky Way.

Tesla Powering Up New Battery-Making Gigafactory

On Tuesday, Tesla reported that electric vehicle production past year surged 64 percent compared to 2015, although it missed its delivery target for the final three months of 2016. That volume, and hopes for lower costs, are key to Musk's ambitions to make the Model 3 profitable, as well as serve Tesla's energy storage needs.

Honda Canada Recalls a Large Number of Odysseys

Honda says the release lever may remain in an unlocked position, which could allow the seats to move unexpectedly. The seats may not lock into place after it is returned to its normal position. "Until the required fix has been performed on each vehicle, Honda recommends that, after using the walk-in feature, vehicle owners should slide the seat into the desired position and manually lock the seat into a fixed position by pushing down on the horizontal position adjustment bar".

Leap Second Adds More time to 2016

Part of the problem with "Leap Seconds" are their unpredictability. So however you choose to spend your extra second, we hope you have a happy new year! VLBI measures the rotation of the Earth by observing the apparent positions of distant objects near the edge of the observable universe.

Overwatch Fans Are In For A Huge Treat From Blizzard

Diablo 3: Recapture the feeling of your first play through of the original Diablo with The Darkening of Tristram tribute event. Players will journey through the reimagined version of the original cathedral in " Diablo 3 " and should watch for familiar items.

Warriors game day: Can Golden State get redemption against Cavaliers?

Cavaliers SG DeAndre Liggins started the last two games in place of Smith and totaled eight points. 3. The Warriors will be looking to end their three-game losing streak against the Cavs , the streak that cost them a title previous year.

Nintendo Not To Add Any New Features To Super Mario Run

Some of that is because it requires a constant internet connection, a bigger part is because it's only free to download - to go beyond the first three levels, you need to pay $10. Interestingly, the newer generation is also exhibiting a lot of interest in the game and indeed, accounted for most of the spending. In terms of content, Super Mario Run's main offering is Tour Mode.

Alec Baldwin Reveals Pay for Portraying Trump on 'SNL'

But Baldwin might not make as much per appearance as one might think. "I mean, I like Alec , but his imitation of me is really mean-spirited and not very good". Well, they do always say the president is underpaid. "It's the same dish - it's a grilled-cheese sandwich rhetorically over and over again." "The minute it goes on with the makeup, it's like, 'Oh, I get it",' she added.

Man sues over McDonald's 'value meal' price

That's what a suburban Chicago man said when discussing the reasons behind his lawsuit against the owners of two suburban McDonald's he patronized this fall, as he alleges the chain's over-charging for their cheeseburger Extra Value Meals.

Instagram Stories gets support for geotags, hands-free videos and more

This will bring up a database of available contextual stickers that relate to location, time, weather and seasons as well as holiday exclusives, such as those for Christmas and New Year. On Instagram , follow us @kent_online to see picture and video content of our most recent stories - like a cute clip of Floyd the Jack Russell Terrier from Brands Hatch Battersea.

Elon Musk wants to fix traffic forever by staring 'The Boring Company'

Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging. Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk has promised to start yet another business to help alleviate traffic congestion. "It's just a hole in the ground, it's not that hard". His new cryptic tweets have led to a bevy of speculation as to exactly which objective Musk imagines his "boring" venture being applied toward.

Drone films killer whales devouring shark

Yet that is exactly what one lucky tour group got a glimpse of when sailing through Monterey Bay in California. Scientists say this is a normal event for killer whales , to hunt and eat their prey, the odd part is that they are not usually captured in this activity.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Drinks Sake on Japan Visit and Likes it

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin spent much of their three-hour talks Thursday discussing a longstanding territorial dispute and a peace treaty between the two countries. A sticking point: Japan says they should be operated under a special legal status that does not raise sovereignty issues. "I would like you to take our concerns into consideration", Putin said.

Bill Gates calls Donald Trump to inspire like JFK

He believes there is broad support in Washington for energy research and development. The Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund , which Gates will chair and run with a host of other high-profile investors, is focused on clean energy technology.

SpaceX's January Launch Date Forces Customer to Abandon Ship

A Falcon 9 should return to flight in early January 2017 if all goes according to plan, SpaceX representatives said . "This launch schedule supports the introduction of our ground-breaking integrated satellite and air-to-ground network, developed by Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom, which will deliver a very high capacity broadband Wi-Fi experience for passengers flying throughout Europe".

US election was most 'talked about' in 2016: Facebook

Beyond India, the top Facebook global trends were the USA presidential elections, Brazilian politics, Black lives matter and Pokemon Go. For the second year in a row , the USA presidential election was the top discussion across Facebook's 1.8 billion monthly active users.

Get Free Game and Controller with Xbox One Purchase — Microsoft Store

Now that the PlayStation 4 Pro is out, Xbox gamers are eagerly awaiting Microsoft's equivalent, Project Scorpio . In addition, Johnson also confirmed that the game will run in 4K on Microsoft's forthcoming Project Scorpio , simply noting, "Check" after being asked if that was the case.

General Mills to cut as many as 600 jobs globally

All four will report to Jeff Harmening, president and chief operating officer who is taking on global operations with O'Leary's departure. About half of General Mills' approximately 40,000 employees work outside the US and about 3,000 people work at the company's Twin Cities corporate campus.

IPhone 6S Battery Replacement: Apple Admits Shutdown Problem May Be More Widespread

The company offered a free device replacement programme for users whose devices were affected. Apple Inc said external factors were the likely cause of iPhone 6 battery fires detailed in a Chinese consumer protection report that featured widely in state media earlier this week and created a buzz on social media.

Trump to tap Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA

Pruitt, who has served as the 17th attorney general of Sooner State since 2011, has been a persistent critic of the science behind climate change and a thorn in the side of the Obama administration's EPA. Mr. Pruitt was elected Oklahoma's attorney general in November 2010 and has focused on restoring more regulatory oversight to states and limiting federal regulations .

Kubiak has faith in Lynch's future and hope for Siemian now

This coming after the eight-year veteran had been released by the Baltimore Ravens after Week 3. Starting 14-of-16 games that season, he rushed for a career-best 1,266 yards-the fifth most in the NFL-on 235 carries (5.4 avg.) with eight touchdowns.

Soyinka blasts 'death of Nigeria's common sense' in green card row

Soyinka, at a press conference at the Freedom Park, Lagos also took a swipe at Nigerians who criticised him and wanted to know if he would abide by his comment to dump his green card if Donald Trump should win. "What is the business of any stupid Nigerian to open his or her mouth to challenge my right?" Trump is not really my business. I am planning my Wolexit, which could be internal or external.

There Are Four New Elements On The Periodic Table

The Bureau officially approved the names nihonium (Nh ) for the element 113, moscovium (Mc) for element 115 , tennessine (Ts) for 117, and oganesson (Og ) for 118, following a five-month public review, as reported by DW Made for Minds .

Office of Government Ethics launches tweetstorm congratulating Trump

His company, the Trump Organization, had previously said it was looking at new business structures with the goal of transferring control of his portfolio to his Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump - three of his adult children who are involved with the company.

Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths this year

Canberra insists it is doing more than ever to safeguard the reef, which is also under pressure from farming run-off, development and the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish, committing more than Aus$2.0 billion (US$1.50 billion) over the next decade.

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar reportedly available in India

The entire range is priced over Rs 1 lakh in India and the very basic version begins at Rs 1,29,900 with the prices going as high as Rs 2,41,900 for the most advanced version. Another low-power Intel HD 530 Graphics chip is built-in; the device switches according to the requirement. Apple is also promising "up to ten hours" of battery life for the laptops.

Home Ministry denies giving Malaysian citizenship to preacher Zakir Naik

Islamic preacher mocks paper for earlier claims that he was banned in Malaysia. He claimed that the government's timing of the IRF ban was directed at diverting the attention of the media and masses away from the demonetisation issue. Recently, National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that IRF funded at least 300 people, some of whom travelled to the Islamic State areas of Syria and Iraq.

Europe's Mars lander crashed after misjudging altitude

The European Space Agency experiences disappointment once again since 2003 when the British lost their Beagle 2 lander after separating from the mothership, namely the Mars Express. To reduce the speed and get a steady landing the reading triggered the braking thrusters and parachute to deploy prematurely. An external independent inquiry board has been assigned as a request from ESA's Director General under the chairmanship of ESA's Inspector General.