Washington, Dec 10 : One in five Americans will reportedly become rich for parts of their lives by earning at least 100,000 dollars a year, a new survey reveals.
According to the survey released by Bankrate. com, the income gap among Americans has widened by 10 percent nationwide over the past 20 years, Fox News reports.
Bankrate reports the income gap in America is growing fastest among 35 to 44 years of age at a rate of 21 percent between 1992 and 2012.
According to the report, the two major factors contributing to the widening income gap are women increasingly becoming the household breadwinner and a growing immigrant population.
Washington, December 10 : American bourbon is better than Scottish whiskey, it has been revealed.
According to a UK publication, Jim Murray, an English writer and one of the world's top whiskey critics said that the Scottish malt is no match for American whiskey, the Washington Times reported.
The author of ' Jim Murray's Whisky Bible' believes that Scotland's decrease in quality whiskey is due to the use of sulphur candles to sanitize some barrels that have been used to age sherry, giving it a "bitter finish", while Bourbon is aged in virgin oak casks, which do not require sulphur treatment.
Washington, Dec 10 : Facebook has reportedly taken its pursuit of artificial intelligence one step forward by setting up a new research laboratory.
In its project, the social networking giant has teamed up with the New York University, whose professor of computer and neural sciences, Yann LeCun said that the new research laboratory is intended to bring about major changes in artificial intelligence.
According to Mashable, Facebook, along with the NYU's Center for Data Science, aim to carry out research in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Washington, Dec 10 : Two of the biggest tech companies, and rivals, Apple and Microsoft might not only work together in the near future but also merge in the next 5-10 years, a market analyst has predicted.
Money Map Press ' Keith Fitz-Gerald in his interview with Fox Business' Stuart Varney said that if one looks at what the world wants and what it needs, there is no option but to continue with technology and the tech market is going to be good in the near future.
Washington, December 10 : While in a relationship, no one wants to feel as though their relationship has failed or that they themselves have somehow failed. Here are some signs which indicate that it's time to take a break from your current relationship.
To begin with, if you and your partner have stopped communicating and spending time with each other, you should take a few steps back and revaluate you relationship, the Huffington Post reported.
Washington, Dec 10 : Micro-blogging site Twitter has unveiled how its engineering teams work in compact clusters of five-to-seven-persons with complete control on the team efforts in individual groups.
Twitter platform engineering VP Raffi Krikorian revealed the idea how Twitter's organizational structure further improves software development inside the company, making for a more innovative approach to pushing out code, AllThingsD reports.
He said the teams are dedicated to specific areas of the site and can operate autonomously. (ANI)
Washington, Dec 10 : German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce a new feature, called " Stop and Go Pilot", in the 2015 C-Class sedan that could help in traffic jams.
The system will keep the car in its lane automatically, bring the car to a complete stop at slow speeds, then resume after a full stop, TechHive reports.
The new small sedan C-Class will be launched on December 16 and will have more new features like a touchpad that sits between the seats for controlling the touch screen display, and a unique air-freshness control feature.
Washington, Dec 10 : If the smell of buttery popcorn entices you, there is an iPhone game for that, which transmits the tasty smell through a dongle attached to the smartphone.
The Poptopia game has been created by Pop Secret in conjunction with the advertising agency Deutsch LA and the Pop Dongle app exhibits the mouthwatering smell through an attachment to the iPhone.
According to Huffington Post, users first need to play the iPhone game that works with the external Pop Dongle attachment and based on how many kernels land in 'The Almighty Mouth God', the more delicious popcorn smell is emitted.
Washington, Dec 10 - A new study has suggested that many of the most popular children's movies send mixed messages about weight, eating habits and obesity, with references to dieting and "fat" body parts shown alongside characters eating unhealthy foods and partaking in sedentary activities.
A panda that aspires to be a martial arts master is told he'll never make it because of his "fat butt," "flabby arms" and "ridiculous belly." A chipmunk is called "fatty ratty." A donkey is called a "bloated roadside pinata" and told "you really should think about going on a diet."
Washington, December 10 : Sarah Palin is set to make a comeback on reality TV in 2014 with her upcoming show ' Amazing America with Sarah Palin'.
The weekly series hosted by Palin will explore some of the most original, interesting and sometimes inspiring people, places and pastimes connected to America's outdoors lifestyle, Politico reported.
The 49-year-old former governor Alaska said in a statement that she is excited to help shine light on all the great American sportsmen and women in the country who live the outdoor lifestyle.
Washington, Dec. 10 - Researchers including an Indian scientist have claimed to have found proof that there was once an ancient lake on Mars that may have been able to support life.
A team of researchers from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover mission, which includes a researcher from Imperial College London, have analysed a set of sedimentary rock outcrops at a site named Yellowknife Bay in Gale Crater, near the Martian equator .
These mudstones have revealed that Gale Crater, a 150 km wide impact basin with a mountain at its centre, sustained at least one lake around 3.6 billion years ago.
Washington, Dec. 10 - A researcher has said that a massive ejection of material from the Sun initially traveling at over 7 million miles per hour that narrowly missed Earth in 2012 is an event scientists hope will open policymakers' eyes regarding impacts and mitigation of severe space weather.
Washington, Dec 10 : An Italian court has heard that a coastguard official aboard the doomed cruise liner Costa Concordia had told its captain, Francesco Schettino, to get back on the ship as he fled on a lifeboat leaving almost 300 people to die in the capsizing vessel.
The phone conversations between Commander Gregorio De Falco and Captain Schettino were played in the court which revealed that about two-and-a-half hours after the impact of the ship with the rocks, Schettino was on a lifeboat claiming that only 10 people were left on board, Sky News reports.
Washington, Dec. 10 - Researchers have found clear observational evidence for the theoretically predicted break between very low mass stars and brown dwarfs.
The data came from the SOAR (Southern Astrophysical Research) 4.1-m telescope and the SMARTS (Small and Moderate Aperture Research Telescope System) 0.9-m telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile.
Lead author, Dr. Sergio Dieterich, said that in order to distinguish stars from brown dwarfs they measured the light from each object thought to lie close to the stellar/brown dwarf boundary.
Washington, Dec. 10 - Scientists have established from the radiation measurements received from the Radiation Assessment Detector on NASA's Curiosity rover that even though manned missions to Mars could be risky, the radiation hazards are more manageable than originally believed.
Two forms of radiation pose potential health risks to astronauts: a chronic low dose of galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) and the possibility of short-term exposures to the solar energetic particles (SEPs) associated with solar flares and coronal mass ejections.