Latest World News
- September 28 2016 16:42: Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus.
Latest U.S. News
- September 28 2016 16:40: Chicago teachers set Oct. 11 strike date if deal not reached - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has set an Oct. 11 strike date if the union fails to reach a contract agreement with Chicago Public Schools.
Latest Business News
- September 28 2016 16:23: Ship shake: Hanjin woes may help float tech, data start-ups - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
The global shipping industry, ravaged by collapsing revenues, defensive mergers and the failure of major player South Korea's Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd , is slowly waking up to the redeeming potential of technology. While sensor-laden containers, smart ships and 3D printing have grabbed the headlines, the start-ups making the biggest inroads are those working on something more basic - streamlining the interaction between shippers, freight forwarders, and those actually transporting the goods. "This is way up there on the list of insanely complex systems with enormous impact on the global economy," says Trae Stephens of Founders Fund, which this week led a $65 million investment round in Flexport, a start-up focusing on providing logistics services and data.
Latest Tech News
- September 28 2016 16:30: This crazy new feature might be coming to the Galaxy Note 8 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
There’s really one thing Samsung has to improve by this time next year to make the Galaxy Note 8 an exciting device: the battery . Making one that doesn't explode is a good first step. But Samsung will bring other new features to its next-gen phablet, and a redesigned S Pen stylus with a crazy new feature might be one of them. DON’T MISS: No one is talking about the game-changing new iPhone 7 Plus feature coming in iOS 10.1 The stylus is the iconic feature of the Galaxy Note family, a device that lets Samsung offer phablet fans a series of software tricks that aren’t available on other devices. The Galaxy Note 7’s S Pen brings over a slew of improvements compared to its predecessor, but Samsung has no plans to stop refining it. A newly discovered patent indicates that Samsung is toying with the idea of including a speaker in the S Pen stylus of the future. First seen by Patently Mobile , the patent describes a speaker system that would work differently depending on the position of the stylus. When the S Pen is docked, the sound will be emitted from the bottom of the stylus. When in use, the sound will come from the S Pen enclosure. Such a creation would help Samsung free up space inside the Galaxy Note, as it could do away with the speaker and speaker grille that are found on the current Galaxy Note. The extra space could be used to boost battery capacity or house additional components. As is the case with other patents, the technology described in this new Samsung patent might never find its way to commercial products. However, it’s still interesting to see Samsung looking to extend the use of one of the best Galaxy Note features. Meanwhile, Samsung still has to clean up after its Galaxy Note 7 debacle. No matter how nifty its new stylus features might be, batteries that don’s explode are sexier.
Latest Entertainment News
- September 28 2016 16:22: 'All My Children' creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
Latest Sports News
- September 28 2016 15:56: Marlins bid farewell to tragic pitcher Fernandez - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Miami Marlins players bade an emotional farewell to pitcher Jose Fernandez on Wednesday as the city paid tribute to the Cuban-born star at an emotion-filled memorial service. The entire Marlins team gathered around a funeral hearse carrying Fernandez's body for a funeral procession which began at Marlins Park before winding its way to church. The procession left the stadium at 2:16pm local time -- a tribute to Fernandez's number 16 jersey that is to be retired by the franchise following the player's death on Sunday in a boating accident.
Latest Science News
- September 28 2016 11:09: Scientists fix fractures with 3D-printed synthetic bone - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of future personalized bone implants for humans to fix dental, spinal other bone injuries. Unlike real bone grafts, the synthetic material - called hyper-elastic bone - is able to regenerate bone without the need for added growth factors, is flexible and strong, and can be easily and rapidly deployed in the operating room. Giving details in a teleconference, the scientists said the results of their animal trials - published on Wednesday in the Science Translational Medicine journal - were "quite astounding".
Latest Politics News
- September 28 2016 16:33: US Congress rejects Obama's veto of Saudi 9/11 bill - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
The US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first such rebuke during his eight-year presidency. The Senate overrode the veto in a 97-1 vote, followed a short time later by the House of Representatives, which knocked it down with a 348-77 vote. The rare act of bipartisanship was a blow to Obama, who lobbied hard against the bill, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).