Next Tuesday, at 12:15:21 p.m. EDT (16:15:21 GMT), the winter season will officially come to an end in the Northern Hemisphere. How can we be so sure? At that moment, the sun will arrive at one of two positions where its rays will shine directly down on the equator. Indeed, if you were standing on the equator at a point just to the west of the Itapará River of the Roraima State in northern Brazil, the sun would appear directly overhead, even as we in the Northern Hemisphere make the transition from winter to spring. At that time, the sun will also be shining equally on both halves of the Earth. Spring at last! Many look upon the arrival of spring as an end to cold — and, in northern climes — snowy weather. That, of course, is simply not true. In some years, unseasonably cold temperatures and accumulating snows can linger well into April, just as warm weather sometimes hangs on well into October. [Night Sky, March 2018: What You Can See This Month (Maps)] … [Read more...] about Equinox: Why Spring Weather Can Keep Us Guessing
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The R&D Index for the week ending March 9, 2018 closed at 4,342.21 for the 25 companies in the R&D Index. The Index was up 4.52% (or 187.78 basis points) from the week ending March 2, 2018. Twenty R&D Index companies posted a gain for the week from 0.87% (Volkswagen AG) to 7.07% (Google). Five R&D Index companies posted losses for the week from -0.35% (Novartis) to -2.64% (Qualcomm). While the R&D Index gained 4.5%, the DJIA gained 3.3% last week, much of it (55%) on Friday's Labor Dept. report on non-farm payroll increase in February of 313,000 jobs, the largest one-month gain since 1983. Unemployment remained at 4.1% for the fifth consecutive month. The construction sector was particularly active in February, adding 61,000 new jobs, its largest one-month gain in 11 years. It is now growing at twice the rate of the general economy's workforce. Economists have noted that the U.S. economy is still well short of full employment. Despite the 4.1% … [Read more...] about R&D Market Pulse: Most Job Gains Drive Market Gains
0. phoneArena posted on yesterday, 10:38 Copycat legalities aside, the "notch" allows a manufacturer to boast extremely high screen-to-body ratios. The new Asus Zenfone 5 boasts 83.69% of it in our benchmark calculations, which is a bit higher than the iPhone X's 82.35%, as the Zenfone has narrower notch, and still, the Galaxy S9, which sports an oldfashioned uninterrupted, but very thin top bezel, beats them both with 84.36%, and only gives way to the Essential Phone's 84.85%, but this one has the most minimalistic "notch" of them all. This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on yesterday, 10:43 8 1. dnomadic (Posts: 253; Member since: 20 Feb 2015) Surprisingly, it looks hideous. I say this as one currently using an IPhone X. posted on yesterday, 12:14 30 14. sgodsell (Posts: 5866; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) All notches are hideous, period. The notch brings nothing but a useless cutout. Especially when apps have to be modified … [Read more...] about Comments for : What if Samsung had made the Galaxy S9 with a notch?
The R&D Index for the week ending March 2, 2018 closed at 4,154.43 for the 25 companies in the R&D Index. The Index was down 1.74% (or 73.68 basis points) from the week ending February 23, 2018. Four R&D Index companies posted a gain for the week from 0.14% (Cisco) to 2.62% (Intel). Twenty-one R&D Index companies posted losses for the week from -0.36% (Oracle) to -8.51% (General Motors). Global stock markets were rocked Thursday when the Trump Administration announced the imposition of a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports. The tariffs would be applied universally with details to be released next week. The top three suppliers of steel imports to the U.S. are Canada (16%), Brazil (14%) and South Korea (10%). The top three suppliers of aluminum imports to the U.S. are Canada (43%), Russia (11%) and China/UAE (both with 10% each). Steel and aluminum stocks responded to the news with 5% to 10% increases, while automotive stocks fell 2% to … [Read more...] about R&D Market Pulse: First Shots Fired in Trade War
Note: On some of these deals, Cult of Mac might earn a small commission through an affiliate link. However, deals are picked strictly on their potential value to our readers. March 2, 2018 10:10 am PDT Milo Kahney Get the 5th Generation Apple TV for $45 off The 5th Generation Apple TV 4K can stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, ESPN, iTunes and more. Powered by an A10X Fusion processor, it is compatible with high-definition and 4K-resolution HDR televisions. This is an open-box deal, so the packaging maybe slightly distressed, but the hardware is in like-new condition. Buy from: eBay Link to this entry March 2, 2018 10:00 am PDT Milo Kahney Save $330 on an unlocked refurbished iPhone 7 eBay is offering a refurbished iPhone 7 for over half off. The device may have minor cosmetic wear like light scratches on the screen and minor imperfections on sides or back. The device does come with a new OEM A/C adapter, but it does not include a SIM card, headphones, the original box, or a … [Read more...] about Save $45 on an Apple TV 4K [Deals & Steals]