Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz Proposes Bill to Abolish EPA

Barry Loudermilk of the 11th Georgia District. Senator Brown's decision to oppose Scott Pruitt for the EPA followed Mr. Pruitt's hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week. "No agency has more integrity when it comes to using science and being transparent than the EPA. Time and again, I've seen constituents unknowingly subject themselves to the oppressive jurisdiction of the EPA by doing simple things". Read More

Uber hires NASA engineer to help develop unmanned flying taxis

Moore himself was encouraged by Uber's work in the field and, after helping the ridesharing giant craft its VTOL white paper in October , he made a decision to leave NASA after 30 years for a top spot at Uber. Moore was hired for this specific reason, to help Uber make their way through these hurdles. Uber recently hired Mark Moore, a former NASA engineer who published a report about electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters, but were smaller in size, and ... Read More

Canadian chain Hudson Bay in talks to acquire Macy's

Last month, Macy's announced it would shutter 68 stores and slash 10,100 jobs as it struggles to adjust to an evolving retail landscape in which consumers increasingly bypass malls to shop online, or gravitate toward fast-fashion favorites like Zara and H&M. Read More

Mysterious ancient 'lost continent' discovered at the bottom of the Indian Ocean

Mysterious ancient 'lost continent' discovered at the bottom of the Indian Ocean

Although the volcanic island is only eight million years old, some crystals on its beaches were found to be as old as three billion years. By studying the mineral zircon, which is found in rocks spewed up by lava during volcanic eruptions, Ashwal and his colleagues discovered remnants of this mineral that were much too old to belong on the island of Mauritius. Read More

Former UN Chief Ban Rules Out South Korean Presidential Bid

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that he won't run for South Korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country's already tumultuous politics. Read More

Crash test results released for 4 electric and hybrid vehicles

IIHS confirmed that it will test the updated vehicle as soon as possible and update the rating. In these specific IIHS tests, test dummies sustained head injuries when their heads hit the steering wheel. Tesla Motors Inc.'s Model S, once touted by the company as achieving a record-high safety score, fell short of a top designation an insurance group has awarded to 42 other new models on the market. Read More

Facebook Shares Up on Revenue Growth

Money taken in from ads on mobile devices accounted for approximately 84 percent of the social networks overall advertising revenue in the final quarter of a year ago. The Apple of investors eyes, Facebook has had another strong quarter. The world's largest social network now stands at more than 1.86 billion monthly active users (MAU), representing an increase of 17 percent from a year ago. Read More

Army Corps ordered to approve Dakota Access Pipeline

The Department of the Army is now accepting public comments leading up to their environmental impact statement in connection with Dakota Access' request for them to grant an easement for the pipeline to cross North Dakota's Lake Oahe. The North Dakota Republican said he spoke with Speer as well as Vice President Mike Pence. "This will enable the company to complete the project, which can and will be built with the necessary safety features to protect the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ... Read More

Trump Order Gives Pentagon 30 Days to Deliver Plan to Defeat ISIS

While officials were consistently insisting the war was going well under President Obama, Trump is said to want much quicker results in the fight against ISIS, which is nearly certain to mean a transition away from the Obama-era tactic of escalations of a few hundred troops at a time, which mostly avoided public debate over the size of the ground force. Read More

NASA Remembers Fallen Heroes: 50th Anniv of Apollo 1 Tragedy

NASA Remembers Fallen Heroes: 50th Anniv of Apollo 1 Tragedy

The Apollo 1 tragedy was the first time that NASA lost a crew aboard a spacecraft, albeit on the ground. "We can't forget our fallen heroes - and they are heroes", said Lightfoot. Three NASA astronauts lost their lives when thick smoke filled the crew module of the Apollo 1 capsule on January 27, 1967. "Ultimately, this is a story of hope, because these astronauts were dreaming of the future that is unfolding today", said former astronaut Bob Cabana, center director at Kennedy. Read More

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Wall Provokes Hawaii Protests

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Wall Provokes Hawaii Protests

Currently, owners of the lots, which have been in their families for generations, have the rights to travel across Zuckerberg's property. The news is a win for natives, who planned to protest the lawsuits this weekend, according to Business Insider . Read More

Fossil of giant wolf-sized otter discovered in China

Fossil of giant wolf-sized otter discovered in China

Weighing 110 pounds, these fearsome predators were among the largest otters to have ever lived. Palaeontologists made the discovery of a complete skull, jawbone and teeth while excavating an ancient lake bed in Shuitangba, in the Yunnan Province in Southwestern China. Read More

Packers-Falcons: The Losing Numbers

Packers-Falcons: The Losing Numbers

That's nine wins in 10 games. Both teams are going to have to hold serve when they have the ball. Now, the Falcons are one win away from adding another title to that barren trophy case. "I could have gotten out of the way faster", Ryan said with a chuckle. Alan: Rodgers can do some unbelievable things at the end of games, but he can't do anything without the ball. Read More

Dutch Prime Minister Tells Immigrants Integrate or Leave

Dutch Prime Minister Tells Immigrants Integrate or Leave

Mr Rutte also complained about those who were intolerant to the existing Dutch population, he said: "If you live in a country where you get so annoyed with how we deal each other, you have a choice". Wilders, who spoke on Saturday at a meeting in Germany of Europe's far-right populist leaders, was found guilty in December of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans but is appealing against the conviction, which he called "shameful". Read More

Could Wolf 1061c be the next Earth?

The Wolf 1061 is present within the habitable zone, the area where liquid water could exist on the surface of the celestial body. One of these planets, Wolf 1061c, is entirely within the habitable zone . The new closest exoplanet that might be like Earth is Proxima Cen b, which was discovered past year orbiting in the Alpha Centauri system, our nearest stellar neighbors, making it the closest possible potentially habitable exoplanet. Read More

2016 likely the warmest year since records began

Things are heating up here on Earth, as the planet's temperature sizzled to a new record high for the third year in a row , government scientists announced Wednesday , Jan. Several places also reported historic high temperatures. Like NOAA , the space agency tracks temperatures on the surface of the world's land and oceans, but uses a different data set. Read More

Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Tesla Autopilot probe closed, Chevy Bolt EV dealers

Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Tesla Autopilot probe closed, Chevy Bolt EV dealers

The crash happened May 7, 2016 in Williston, Florida in which the driver of the Tesla Model S suffered fatal injuries after colliding with a tractor-trailer while "crossing an uncontrolled intersection", federal documents read. Bloomberg quoted NHTSA spokesman Bryan Thomas, who said " Tesla is not under any active investigation after today". Mobileye, the company that supplies sensors for Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot driver assist system, is publicly criticizing Tesla's use and ... Read More

NASA and NOAA confirm 2016 was the warmest year on record

I predict that 2017 will not be as warm as 2016 or 2015, but I still think that there is a good chance that it will still rank in the top 7. Overall, NASA's best estimate suggests that the global mean temperature for 2016 was about 1.2 °C (2.2 °F) higher than late 1800s. Read More

DeVos will deliver on school reform: Jeb Bush

DeVos will deliver on school reform: Jeb Bush

Betsy DeVos and her family have always been proponents of expanding school choice , including charter schools. The DeVos family built the Amway company, ranked as the 29th-largest American private business. She and her husband have pushed, through millions of dollars in contributions over two decades, both the school choice movement and the spread of charter schools throughout MI. Read More

Trump's childhood home put up for auction in New York City

Trump's childhood home put up for auction in New York City

The Tudor-style home is located in Jamaica Estates, a neighborhood in Queens, New York. The owner of President-elect Donald Trump's first childhood home is weighing bids after the New York City house went up for auction for the second time in three months. Read More

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket set to return to flight

The rocket's first stage touched down upright on an unmanned drone ship miles offshore about 8 minutes later, a feat that SpaceX accomplished four times in 2016 and captured on the company's webcast. Numerous launches by SpaceX are commercial launches, though some of its missions also involve carrying supplies to the International Space Station. SpaceX officials say they identified all possible causes of the September 1 accident during prelaunch testing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, ... Read More

Chinese weightlifters to return 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold medals over doping

Chinese weightlifters to return 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold medals over doping

Cao Lei, Chen Xiexia and Liu Chunhong, gold medallists in the respective women's 75kg, 48kg and 69kg categories at Beijing 2008, have all been disqualified with all three failing for the prohibited substance GHRP-2 and metabolite (GHRP-2 M2), and Liu also failing for sibutramine. Read More

HTC U Ultra is a new flagship with a glass body

HTC U Ultra is a new flagship with a glass body

In the presentation it was described as 'the window to the AI companion - between you and your companion'. Users will either have to buy wireless headphones or buy an adapter to connect headphones. The design of the HTC Ocean Note gives off a Galaxy S7 vibe, but it has been pointed out that there's a prominent camera hump, a feature that Samsung ditched in recent smartphones. Read More

China's inflation rebounds 2% year-on-year in 2016

However, China's producer prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in December from a year earlier. The consumer price index (CPI), a key gauge of retail inflation, rose 2.1 percent year-on-year last month, slightly below expectations. Read More

Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday

The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 241 points higher at 27,140 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 93 points up at 8,381. The BSE Mid-Cap index rose 1.37 per cent. On the contrary, the S&P BSE healthcare index receded by 121.43 points, followed by the oil and gas index which slumped by 117.29 points, and metal index dwindled by 24.35 points. Read More

Alexa am I out of milk? - LG unveils fridge with AI assistant

The device has a lot in common with Amazon's Echo, including support for Alexa, which offers numerous same features as it does on the Echo. With days left until the official kickoff of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company became the highest profile hardware maker yet to reveal plans for a device that uses Amazon Alexa . Read More

Here are the most important parts of Nissan's CES 2017 keynote

Here are the most important parts of Nissan's CES 2017 keynote

Ghosn says the autonomous and AI technologies will advance mobility toward a zero-emission, zero-fatality future on the roads. Nissan plans to team up with Japanese internet business DeNA to test driverless commercial vehicles through the remainder of the decade. Read More

Guru Gobind Singh's 350th anniversary: Narendra Modi, Yogendra Yadav pay tribute

Guru Gobind Singh's 350th anniversary: Narendra Modi, Yogendra Yadav pay tribute

Kavi Darbar and Seminar were also organised in Harimandir Sahib campus which were focussed on various aspects of inspiring life of Guru Govind Singh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Patna to attend "Prakash Parv" on Thursday. Read More

HTC's Vive is going wireless without introducing an all-new headset

Today at CES, HTC announced that it's going to be adding a Netflix-like subscription service to its Viveport store, allowing VR users to download hosts of apps as part of a larger monthly subscription service. Unfortunately, HTC disclosed neither the pricing nor the availability of either the Tracker or the Deluxe Audio Strap. In addition to integrating earphones for ease of use, it replaces the elasticated material and strapping of the original Vive headset with a more secure looking rubber ... Read More

BMW, Mobileye, And Intel Will Test Self-Driving Cars This Year

BMW, Mobileye, And Intel Will Test Self-Driving Cars This Year

BMW took control of engineering the driving dynamics, safety, building prototypes, and will also be working to get the product out to other test partners when the time comes. BMW , Intel and Mobileye announced their partnership in July a year ago, and the companies have since developed what they define a "scalable architecture" for autonomous driving that can be also used by other carmakers for their own brands. Read More