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Trump wants 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico

Trump wants 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico Mexico and the United States will be stuck at an impasse unless they solve Trump's "unacceptable" demand of payment for the border wall, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. The other half face import tariffs averaging 2 percent. Among other imports from Mexico, the USA got $11.3 billion worth of oil came from Mexico in 2015 (the latest year for which data was available... [Full Article...]

Apollo 1 crew, fallen astronauts recalled at NASA remembrance ceremony

Apollo 1 crew, fallen astronauts recalled at NASA remembrance ceremony Honoring astronauts Gus Grisson, Ed White II and Roger Chaffee, NASA describes the exhibit as "part museum, part memorial and part family scrapbook". On the Day of Remembrance, NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, and other agency senior officials, will hold an observance and wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia starting at 11 a.m. [Full Article...]

Gears of War 4 Launches Cross-Play Between PC and Xbox

Stream video and watch UHD Blu-ray movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD. Microsoft held a cross-platform test for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One Gears of War 4 players that garnered over 750,000 matches played from a little over 100,000 participants. [Full Article...]

Apple joins group to keep Artificial Intelligence from turning against humans

They will join Greg Corrado of Google/DeepMind, Tom Gruber of Apple , Ralf Herbrich of Amazon, Eric Horvitz of Microsoft , Yann Lecun of Facebook , and Francesca Rossi of IBM. Meanwhile, Apple will be joining Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft as one of the key members of the group. The Partnership on AI is now undergoing the process of clarifying specific areas of work. [Full Article...]

Tomatoes tasted much better 100 years ago. Can their flavor be restored?

University of Florida researcher Harry Klee led an worldwide team of scientists that has mapped those key flavor components, down to the genomic level. Scientists were able to pinpoint locations of the good alleles in the tomato genome. Over the next few years, the scientists assembled dozens of consumer panels and conducted taste tests with 101 university-grown tomato varieties, including both ... [Full Article...]

Despite Court Rulings, Trump Administration Doubles Down On Immigration Ban

Trump's executive order. It doesn't just say Christians it also says persecuted Muslims get priority as well. It was unclear, however, if the citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen who have United States permanent residency would still undergo additional questioning and screening by customs officials upon their arrival "on a case-by-case basis", as a senior administratio... [Full Article...]

Mexico president cancels US trip amid border wall tensions

Mexico president cancels US trip amid border wall tensions Trump kept up his criticism of Mexico on Friday saying the United States' southern neighbour had taken advantage of it long enough and demanding that "Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change NOW!" BBC said Nieto made plans to meet the U.S. [Full Article...]

Suspected U.S. commandos in Yemen kill several in dawn raid

According to a statement from U.S. Central Command (Centcom), 14 militants were killed during the operation. Al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate is one of its most risky branches, and actively plans attacks on US soil. Yemeni security and tribal officials identified three senior Al Qaeda leaders slain in the surprise early morning raid, Military.com reports: Abdulraouf al-Dhahab, Sultan al-Dhahab and S... [Full Article...]

Iranian director can't attend Oscars due to Muslim ban

Iranian director can't attend Oscars due to Muslim ban He won the Oscar in 2012 for his film A Separation . The filmmaker, whose film "The Salesman" is a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, may be the most prominent person affected by Trump's executive order, which also bars refugees from those seven countries for 120 days. [Full Article...]

Ford, Fiat Chrysler Say Trump Policies a Win for Autos

Ford, Fiat Chrysler Say Trump Policies a Win for Autos Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.'s (FCAU) is a part of Consumer Goods sector and belongs to Auto Manufacturers - Major industry. A current consensus EPS projection for next fiscal year is observed at $1.82 and one month ago consensus EPS forecast was at $1.75. [Full Article...]

Why Did Apple Just File a Vaporizer Patent?

Why Did Apple Just File a Vaporizer Patent? Apple did not respond to a request for more information. The document, filed previous year, outlines plans for an apparatus that can regulate temperature to release heat from a substance within a canister. 'A plate whose bottom face rests on the substance inside the chamber body is temperature regulated, e.g., using a heater therein, which releases heat directly above the substance that lies b... [Full Article...]

Greenpeace protesters unfurl banner from crane in view of White House

Since Trump's inauguration Friday, mass demonstrations and protests have erupted across the country. He added police were also in regular contact with Greenpeace USA. "Greenpeace has used nonviolence to resist tyrannical bullies since 1971, and we're not going to stop now". "We're out here today with a message of resistance for our folks who are fighting for human rights, fighting for climate ... [Full Article...]

Gambia sets February 18 for inauguration of President Barrow

Dressed in flowing white robes called the "Haftan", Barrow shook hands with elders and senior members of his coalition government on the tarmac. Barrow took the oath of office at his country's mission in Dakar a week ago and a multinational African force then entered The Gambia to ensure his safe return home and Jammeh's departure. [Full Article...]

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg studies role of church in community

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg studies role of church in community But this peace-making attempt appeared to fail, and led hundreds in Kauai to plan a march for Friday to protest the lawsuits as well as a six-foot wall Zuckerberg placed around the property. "We can not allow billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg to use piles of money to tilt Hawaii's justice system against local residents", Hawaii State Representative Kaniela Ing recently said in a post on Faceboo... [Full Article...]

Scientists Discovered Today's Rare Meteorites Were Once Common

Researchers, for the first time, have probed the meteors that came before the asteroid collision, revealing that their composition is quite a far cry from those today. Primitive achondrites come from asteroids that were heated to the point where they were melted. "I was quite surprised by the results". They report that the meteorite "weather" during that time was dramatically different from what ... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm claims Apple lawsuit is a threat to smartphone competition

Apple is now taking a things a bit further by filing a couple of lawsuits against the chipmaker in China . And Qualcomm has a good reason to try to stay on Apple's good side. It wants to only be charged royalties for the price of the modem chip. Qualcomm responded to Apple's lawsuit by calling its claims "baseless". [Full Article...]

Nasa astronauts get tailor made spacesuits by Boeing for Starliner flights

The suit capitalizes on historical designs, meets NASA requirements for safety and functionality, while introducing cutting-edge innovations. The spacesuit reveal comes as Boeing moves toward flight tests of its Starliner spacecraft and launch systems that will take astronauts to the International Space Station . [Full Article...]

Five Teams Will Be Able to Land a Spaceship on the Moon

Independent teams from all over the world are participating in it to win prizes worth $30 million. Synergy Moon is expected to launch on a new rocket known as Neptune 8 made by the Mojave, California-based Interorbital Systems. Part-Time Scientists (a German team that had partnered with the famous auto manufacturer Audi to build its land rover) is also planning to launch its space vehicle in m... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Tells Government Scientists To Stop Speaking To Public

Monday afternoon, the Associated Press reported that the EPA was under a "media blackout" - meaning it can not issue press releases, blog posts or social media updates to communicate its most recent findings. Whether the media blackout and apparent federal agency censorship will greatly affect agriculture or is nothing more than a temporary move that is part of the normal transition of power t... [Full Article...]

Apple will soon let app makers publicly respond to reviews

As per the latest developer documentation for the iOS 10.3 beta, app makers will have the ability to respond to publicly posted reviews - and also ask for reviews in different ways - in a matter of months. Together, the changes amount to a major overhaul of the App Store feedback system, addressing what has been a point of frustration for consumers and developers by aligning it more closely wi... [Full Article...]


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