While it’s not the only factor driving Fortnite’s worldwide success, the battle royale game’s cross-platform multiplayer is a big part of what keeps the coming back for more. This will mean that developers of other titles will be able to utilize the same technology to give their online games cross-platform support. "Throughout 2019, we’ll be launching a large set of cross-platform game services originally built for Fortnite, and battle-tested with 200,000,000 players across 7 platforms," said the announcement.
NASA’s InSight spacecraft is now parked on Mars and gearing up to spend the next two years probing the interior of the Red Planet. InSight also beamed back 52 photos of its immediate environment, which were used to create a mosaic of a 4x7-foot area of the surface directly beside the lander. Unlike Curiosity and other NASA rovers on Mars, InSight isn’t mobile. Since InSight touched down on Nov. 26, NASA engineers have been powering up and testing each of...
Moreover, 95% of carmakers plan to make "moderate to significant" blockchain investments over the next three years, according to a report by the IBM Institute for Business Value, a business-research group. In its executive report entitled "Daring to Be First," the IBM Institute says blockchain can revolutionize the auto industry by bringing transparency to supply chain management and financial transactions. Auto executives are counting on the blockchain promise of secure, traceable transactions and improved transparency of information to streamline supply chain...
It appeared to be the result of outside parties gaming Google’s search results, a well-known tactic known as "Google bombing." In this case, it’s convincing Google that a Trump picture is what most people want when they search for "idiot," by upvoting or linking to posts with that combination of words and images. Then there was the moment that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) asked Pichai — the CEO, we repeat, of Google — to explain why his daughter’s iPhone was...
A Rocket Lab Electron booster is scheduled to launch NASA's ElaNa-19 mission from the company's private Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand's North Island. Tonight's launch will mark Rocket Lab's first flight for NASA and the fourth orbital flight of the company's Electron booster over all. For this first flight for NASA, Rocket Lab opted to name the mission in honor of a NASA icon: Sir William Pickering, former head of the U.S. space agency's Jet...
Now the probe is sending data back from its close solar encounter, scientists reported December 12 at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Washington, D.C."What we are looking at now is completely brand new," solar physicist Nour Raouafi of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Md., said at a news conference. Parker launched August 12 (SN Online: 8/12/18) and will make 24 close passes by the sun over the next seven years, eventually going to within about 6...
IOHK, a leading blockchain research and development firm, announced two tools developed by a world-leading team for writing smart contracts for the Cardano blockchain. These powerful tools will enable start-ups, the financial services and fintech industries, and academia to prepare blockchain contracts that will run on Cardano (ADA). IOHK has provided an easy-to-use exploratory development and testing environment for Plutus contracts based on a novel blockchain emulator, called Plutus Playground. "As an example: The escrow mechanism allows Party 1 to...
A marsupial lion skeleton found during a dig in Naracoorte National Park, Australia. The marsupial lion — a giant carnivore that hunted in Australia tens of thousands of years ago — has long mystified scientists. The newfound bones suggest that the marsupial lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) was an apex predator that relied on both ambush hunting and scavenging to satisfy its hearty appetite. It also had a stiff, muscular tail that it could use as tripod while handling food or climbing,...
Go below the soil, beyond the bedrock, and you’ll find a hot, sweaty underworld teeming with life that puts the surface biosphere to shame. Just how much life is down there has been an open question that the 1,200 scientists with the Deep Carbon Observatory have been trying to answer by probing the Earth’s crust. Rick Colwell, a scientist at Oregon State who works on the Deep Carbon Observatory’s deep life census, told Gizmodo the observatory began by trying to...
On Monday, Russian cosmonauts conducted a spacewalk to investigate the nature and cause of a mysterious 2-millimeter-wide hole in a Russian spacecraft. Alexander Gerst, an astronaut for the German European Space Agency and current commander of the International Space Station (ISS), tweeted photos on Monday of a rare sight: four spacecraft viewed at once from the ISS cupola. Gerst also posted other striking photos taken from the ISS, where he and five other astronauts are conducting experiments to learn more...
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