Netflix recently updated their mobile app for iOS and Android allowing users to download movies and TV shows to watch offline. This was a surprise move from the company, who stated in the past that it was Never going to happen. In a press release on November 30th, the company said Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost, and The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS. For Netflix fans this is a huge feature and allows viewers to binge watch whenever they want, wherever they want, without using cell phone data.
By: Brian T
Ever since man ventured into space, we have tossed things into our orbit without blinking an eye. We have abandoned stuff from paint flecks, to used up rockets up in space, but now that is coming back to bite us. The problem of space junk has gotten so bad, that in 2011, the National Research Council announced that junk in space has reached critical mass and the problem has only worsened since then. Thankfully, Japan has created an anti-space junk measure to help mitigate the problem and will be tested for a before burning up in the atmosphere. Will this be enough to stop the problem, or has the issue gone too far to reverse?
By: Dhan P.
IUPAC Officially Announces the Names of Four New Elements
In June of this year, IUPAC announced the unofficial names for elements 113, 115, 117, and 118. They were, in order, Nihonium (Nh), Moscovium (Mc), Tennessine (Ts), and Oganesson (Og). Now that the public inquiry period is over, the names are official! So let’s take a look at each of the new elements.
We know that the lander failed. But why?
By: Dhan P.
The Schiaparelli lander plummeted into the surface of Mars on October 19th. But the causes of the crash are under continued investigation, and for very good reasons. The second part of the Exomars mission, a joint venture between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos (Russia’s space agency), is slated to launch in 2020, and it includes a rover that would land on Mars with the same system that Schiaparelli used. So, what does the data suggest about the crash?