Washington, March 11 - The US Navy said Monday it has dispatched one more Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer to join the multinational search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
The USS Kidd, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, will join the USS Pinckney in the search efforts of the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Xinhua reported.
The USS Kidd brings its two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters designed for search and rescue, as well as anti-submarine warfare, anti- surface warfare, surveillance, communications relay, naval gunfire support and logistics support, the Navy said.
Washington, March 10 : Marvel comics group is reportedly living up to its promise by upgrading its subscription app with a long-promised smart soundtrack and DVD-style video commentary.
The American comic publishing company is starting with the popular story Captain AmericaL The Winter Soldier by adding "adaptive audio" to some of its digital comics.
Washington, Mar 10 : Adobe is synonymous with Photoshop, which in turn is synonymous with the act of digitally retouching or manipulating a photograph, however, the maker isn't concerned about how the software is being used.
The process of digitally retouching images by magazines and advertisers has earned Photoshop a bad reputation as the final output often creates an illusion of ideal, perfect beauty that harms young minds.
Adobe said in a statement that Photoshop has made and continues to make a profound impact on the visual culture and it could be used in some unexpected, perhaps questionable ways, in a free society.
Washington, March 10 : Did you know Barbie ran for president a total of six times in early 90s or that she has had at least 50 different hair colors in her lifetime?
On the occasion of Barbie's 55th birthday, the Huffington Post has compiled a list of things you probably didn't know about her.
Another astonishing fact is that a Barbie doll is purchased every three seconds in the world and her real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts , named after maker Ruth Handler's daughter.
Handler had said that her whole philosophy behind Barbie was to show the world that a woman has choices and she can go anywhere and be anything. (ANI)
Washington, March 10 : Following the introduction of CryptoLocker, Ransomware has reportedly emerged as a potent threat to PCs around the world.
The malicious software was successful in raking in around 5 million dollars in the last four months of 2013, an amount that previously took ransomware purveyors an entire year to get their hands on it.
Johannes B. Ullrich, chief research officer at the SANS Institute explained that a compromised personal computer for a botnet or Distributed Denial of Service attack is worth about a buck to a byte bandit, according to PC World.
New York, March 10 : Would you ever say yes to a person who asks you out on a date to the gym? Well, it is the latest dating trend in New York, so you should really consider saying yes because you don't want to be left behind.
While one man who took his love interest, now-fiance, to a fitness class told the New York Post that working out together was a great way to make sure that they saw each other more, another said that it's a great way to discover a woman's true personality.
Experts believe that couple's workout is gaining popularity because we live in a fitness-crazed city where being physically fit is a huge turn-on.
Washington, March 10 : A team at NASA believes that they can procure Martian soil cost effectively by 2022 by relying on commercial spaceflight provider SpaceX for a little help.
Back in 2011, NASA proposed using a modified SpaceX Dragon capsule - dubbed Red Dragon - to deliver equipment to Mars as a landing craft. More recently, however, the space agency's been looking for ways to bring samples collected by rovers - particularly the upcoming Mars 2020 rover - back to Earth, the Verge reported.
Scientists believe that Red Dragon might do the job of bringing the dirt back from Mars.
Washington, Mar. 10 - Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce has reportedly unveiled designs for its proposed drone cargo ships that would roam the European waters carrying crates of goods.
The firm's Blue Ocean development team has designed the unmanned ship prototypes after the EU gave 4.8 million dollars to a project called Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks (MUNIN).
According to Mashable, the drone ships would be cheaper to operate and also be safer and produce less pollution, as there would not be any need for crew facilities and systems like air-conditioning, electricity and sewage.
Washington, March 10 - A scientist has revealed that he has developed a method for "talking" to animals, which would allow owners to ask their pets questions about how happy they are.
Dr Ian Duncan, emeritus chair in animal welfare at the University of Guelph, Canada, said that his aims are similar to those of the fictional character 'Dr Dolittle', but his methods are based strictly on science, fox News reported.
He said that his team is devising ways of 'talking' to animals and putting questions to them about their welfare and happiness and each species has to be treated differently.
Washington, Mar. 10 - The U. S. Navy's first laser weapon is ready for prime time.
The Laser Weapon System (LaWS), which will be used to protect vessels from drones and other small aircraft, will be deployed this summer with the USS Ponce.
According to the Washington Times, Navy Captain Mike Ziv, the Naval Sea Systems Command's program manager for directed energy and electric weapons, told Armed With Science, a Department of Defense blog, that the effects are scalable.
The system, however, will not replace more traditional weapons for taking care of large targets. (ANI)
Washington, Mar. 10 - Facebook has launched its redesigned News Feed, which is nothing like its previous overhauls but a subtle tweak displaying larger pictures in the feed.
The new News Feed contains just two major changes, one where updates are set off from the background of the page by making them look like white cards against a gray surface.
The tweak also shows the updates little lower than they used to, giving the effect that a user's name and profile picture have been grouped together as a header, apart from a slightly different font for easy reading, Washington Post reports.
Washington, Mar 12 : Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford, who was also the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford has passed away at the age of 88.
Ford Motor Co. have said that Ford, who helped steer the family business for more than five decades, died of pneumonia at his home, the report added.
According to CBS, Ford served as an employee and board member of the automaker for more than half of its 100-year history and he also bought one of his own, the NFL franchise in the Motor City, half a century ago.
Washington, March 10 : Robert Gates, former secretary of defense has reportedly said that he does not believe that Russia will lose out on Crimea.
Gates said that he did not believe that Crimea would slip out of Russia's hand, adding that he expected Russian President Vladimir Putin to continue efforts to take control of the rest of Ukraine.
According to Huff Post, Gates' comments comes amid reports of the Russian military marching into Crimea, while the decision of whether Crimea should break away from Ukraine and join Russia will be decided in a referendum on March 16.
Washington, March 10 - People in Britain are reportedly taking to Facebook to sell their kidneys in exchange for money.
The trend of going under the knife for was discovered by a newspaper reporter, after he found a Facebook page dedicated to organ trade.
According to Metro, people travel abroad to undergo black market operations, often in India, Pakistan and China, and are typically paid 20,000 Euros for the same.
The reported, who posted a message on the page posing as the brother of a woman who needed a transplant, received 11 offers within a week.
New York, March 10 : A new research has revealed that millennials tend to stray away from political and religious affiliations, and buck other traditional life milestones like marriage.
66 per cent respondents don't claim to be "a religious person," turning their backs on the deeply-rooted faith of their forefathers, however, most Millennials pray as often as their parents' generation.
Only about 20 per cent millennials have tied the knot.
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