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Science Lindsey Vonn misses out on gold, takes bronze in the downhill
Author: 0 Lindsey Vonn misses out on gold, takes bronze in the downhill

The 15-year-old starlet from the Western Urals seduced the judges with her flawless routine to Black Swan, earning 82.92 points to lead the competition. "I'm proud to have competed for my country, I'm proud to have given it my all". "I'm satisfied with my performance today". "My momentum is picking up", she said.

Science Vonn claims bronze in final Olympic downhill race
Author: 0 Vonn claims bronze in final Olympic downhill race

Goggia's time of 1:39.22 was 0.47 seconds better than Vonn's effort, and 0.09 seconds faster than Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel , who took her second silver of the Games at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. The Minnesota-born skier has been clear that her next goal after Pyeongchang is to beat Swede Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 race wins on the World Cup circuit.

Science You Can Now Add Friends to Ongoing Video Calls on Facebook Messenger
Author: 0 You Can Now Add Friends to Ongoing Video Calls on Facebook Messenger

Tapping on that icon will bring up the user's other Messenger contacts. Group audio and video calls were launched for Facebook Messenger users back in 2016. Also, when the group call eventually ends, all who took part will be redirected to an automatically created chat group. But, according to Bloomberg, the feature would not be ready for this year.

Science Trump tries to shift blame to Obama for not countering Russian meddling
Author: 0 Trump tries to shift blame to Obama for not countering Russian meddling

She also said Trump has been tougher on Russian Federation than former President Barack Obama ever was. "We expect Russian Federation to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokespeople and other means of influence to try to exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States", Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the U.S.

Science Nest Cam IQ to get Google Assistant from today
Author: 0 Nest Cam IQ to get Google Assistant from today

Like the smart speaker , you trigger it by saying "OK Google" and then asking a question or giving a command. So that $5 or $10 or $30 per month only gets you video history to a single camera. The light-ring around the Nest Cam IQ - now only really used during the setup process - will illuminate when the camera is listening. Alphabet owns Nest and earlier this month integrated the previously standalone unit into Google's hardware group.

Science All-new Volvo V60 revealed
Author: 0 All-new Volvo V60 revealed

It'll also get Volvo's new design language, looking nearly identical to the 90 series models, with "Thor's Hammer" LED headlights, L-shaped rear lights and sharp styling cues. It also benefits from the latest autobraking technology. This is Volvo so there's plenty of safety stuff on offer including City Safre with Autobrake, Pilot Assist, Run-ff Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and Cross TRaffic Alert.

Author: 0 Olympic Women's Alpine Skiing Results 2018: Sofia Goggia Wins Gold

She won gold in the event at the Vancouver Olympics and injuries forced her to wait two Olympic cycles to finally defend her title. She certainly didn't back down on the slopes. Goggia described herself as a "samurai" after timing 1min 39.22sec for a first ever downhill title for the Italian women's team. If a screenwriter might have opted to let Vonn leave the scene with a medal of a different hue, she sounded at peace with the result.

Science Apple Securing Supply of Key Ingredient in Its Batteries, Cobalt
Author: 0 Apple Securing Supply of Key Ingredient in Its Batteries, Cobalt

As one of the world's largest consumers of the metal, Apple is reported to be discussing multi-year contracts with mines for quantities of "several thousand metric tons" per annum. So far no major deals have been announced, although BMW's head of procurement told Germany daily FAZ in early February that it was close to securing a 10-year supply deal.

Science Nintendo Switch running Linux will get homebrewers excited
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch running Linux will get homebrewers excited

Fail0verflow posted a screenshot of the Linux hack in action on February 7 , but this is the first video footage the team has released. First, a little background: a few weeks back, modding group fail0verflow shared an image of a Switch console booting Linux.

Science Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact to ditch headphone jack?
Author: 0 Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact to ditch headphone jack?

Sony will have their press announcement on Day 1 of the conference and it seems we'll have two exciting new handsets to check out. The Xperia XZ2 Compact will be a cheaper and smaller version of the XZ2. Among other features, Sony has removed the 3.5mm audio jack and placed the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phones . But as per reports, the Sony devices which are expected to be launched at Mobile World Congress are Sony Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Pro and XZ2 Compact.

Science More Time Needed: SpaceX Reschedules Satellite Launch
Author: 0 More Time Needed: SpaceX Reschedules Satellite Launch

As part of that recovery effort, SpaceX will dispatch a boat named "Mr. Steven" to the recovery area in an attempt to pluck the fairings from the ocean after they land. The Falcon 9 rocket a previously flown first stage booster that also launched the Taiwanese Formosat-5 satellite in August 2017. SpaceX's Dragon 2 capsule was used by NASA to send cargo to the International Space Station.

Science Atari is launching its own cryptocurrency for some reason
Author: 0 Atari is launching its own cryptocurrency for some reason

They gave Atari a 15% stake in their company in order to acquire the rights to use the famous name and logo for their product. The case of the once richest and most promising companies, engaged in creation of video games, arcade machines and consoles , in the last thirty years are not very good, but Atari continues to periodically pop up in the news with new announcements.

Science Trump claims he's been tougher on Russian Federation than Obama was
Author: 0 Trump claims he's been tougher on Russian Federation than Obama was

The Russian nationals indicted last week were charged with working with the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm that used Facebook , Twitter and other online platforms to create social media accounts that spread fake news , impersonated Americans, placed ads that were mostly anti-Hillary Clinton, and more .

Science After delays, Israel successfully tests Arrow 3 long-range missile interceptor
Author: 0 After delays, Israel successfully tests Arrow 3 long-range missile interceptor

Israel's Defense Ministry said Monday Israel and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted overnight a "successful" test of the Arrow-3, a defense system against long range missiles. "The Arrow-3 is designed for long-range threats, as well as unconventional threats", said Patel, appearing to hint at Iran's ballistic capabilities.

Science New Porsche 911 Spotted Sans Camouflage
Author: 0 New Porsche 911 Spotted Sans Camouflage

That makes it the most powerful naturally-aspirated production 911 ever built, although forced induction helps the 911 Turbo and GT2 RS win the overall power-figure battle. The "Weissach Pack", now offered on the GT2 RS , will become available on the GT3 , too . Some sound insulation has been dumped to save more weight, as does a lighter rear engine cover.

Science Lexus to build UX compact SUV
Author: 0 Lexus to build UX compact SUV

It'll compete against the likes of Audi Q3 , BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA (and probably GLB as well), so standing out might not be the worst idea - even if it's akin to an elephant putting on a tutu. Looking at the picture, you can tell this particular UX is a 250h model, but we already know Lexus trademarked two more names in the USA back in 2016: UX 200 and UX 250.

Science BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre celebrates 30 years of M Convertibles
Author: 0 BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre celebrates 30 years of M Convertibles

This technological tour de force is accompanied by several design and equipment upgrades aimed at differentiating it from regular drop-top M4s. Available exclusively in two exterior colours, Macao blue and Mandarin II uni yellow, the former is borrowed from the palate of the first M3 E30 while Mandarin II is a tribute to the second-generation M3's bright Dakar yellow paint.

Science Snapchat debuts GIFs stickers, including Friends and Discover screen tabs
Author: 0 Snapchat debuts GIFs stickers, including Friends and Discover screen tabs

Snapchat has now aped an Instagram feature for once, rather than the latter. Also added to the ephemeral picture sharing app, according to TechCrunch , are the Friends and Discover screens. CEO Evan Spiegel had promised a redesign of the app sometimes a year ago. GIFs in stories is indeed a very interesting feature and it would be interesting adding this to our snaps.

Science Farewell to Jupiter's Great Red Spot?
Author: 0 Farewell to Jupiter's Great Red Spot?

Researchers still don't know numerous specifics of what drives the storm, but it's obvious that it's beginning to breath its dying gasps. "Maybe sometime after that the Great Red Memory", Glenn Orton , a lead Juno mission team member and planetary scientist at NASA JPL, was quoted as saying by Business Insider .