All those, who love looking up at the Moon must get ready for something special. They can be in for a special treat on Friday. The full moon for this month of April is here. It is getting called the Pink Moon, which is all set to illuminate the skies on Friday night. According to a website dealing with all the details related to space and orbit, came up with the details. They have mentioned that the moon would seem to be a lot larger than what it is usually is. The reason behind this is due to the fact that the Moon would already be three days past the nearest point in its orbit to Earth.
The name suggests that the moon would be seen in a different colour altogether. The colour is supposed to be pink. Unfortunately, this is not true. In reality, the colour of the Moon will remain the same. Sometimes, the moon can appear to be of a different colour, red, pink, yellow or orange due to the atmospheric conditions. It is being named as Pink Moon because of the colour, which the wild ground phlox possesses. Wild ground phlox is nothing but one of the early flowers in the spring season. Natives of America had named the moons so that they can keep track of their schedule for harvesting.
The so-called, Pink Moon or the Pink Easter Moon will come up at 4:12 am PDT and 7:12 am EDT in the morning. It will appear a lot closer over there and would also have much less glare. Thus, it would make things easier for people to look at. The moon would initially seem to be bold orange in colour. Then it would gradually fade into milky white colour as it begins to rise.
Amazon is now partially retreating itself from the biggest market in the world for shopping online. It will close their marketplace in China in the months to come. This means that the customers of Amazon in the country would no longer be able to purchase products from Chinese merchants. The company, in their statement, said that they are issuing notifications to sellers. The notification clearly states that they would no longer be able to operate a marketplace on Amazon.cn. Plus, they would not be able to provide seller services even on Amazon.cn, starting from 18th July.
The platform of Amazon tends to compete for Chinese sellers with Tmall. It is owned by the e-commerce leader of the country, Alibaba. It was 15 years ago when Amazon had made their first entry into the Chinese market. Research clearly suggests that the market share of Amazon in China was minute when one compares it with the local rival firms. The online retail market in China is huge. It goes up to around $2 trillion in sales on a yearly basis. Alibaba dominates the market in China. It accounts for more than half of the total transactions and local rival firm Jd.com. All those who would log into the Chinese site of Amazon after 18th July would see products getting sold from their global store.
Amazon said that for the last few years, they have been trying to evolve their online retail business of China to increase emphasis on cross-border sales. In return to all these, the company has noticed an extremely strong response from their Chinese customers. Amazon would retain all of its other operations in China, like cloud computing services. Plus they will keep selling their Kindle e-readers and content within the country. The company’s commitment to the country of China stays strong.
The Health Department of Santa Clara County in California has said that a person, suffering from measles, paid a visit to the headquarters of Google in Silicon Valley. The person concerned happens to be an adult, who resides in San Mateo County. As on 10th April, California has gone on to report a total of 21 cases of measles for this year 2019. Two out of 21 cases were reported in San Mateo County, while the report of four cases had come from Santa Clara County. This has been confirmed by the California Department of Public Health.
San Mateo County Health had reported about two additional cases of measles on Wednesday. The Director of Public Health, Policy and Planning for the Health Department, Cassius Lockett in his statement said that one of those cases was an adult resident, who had visited the Google Headquarters recently. The communicable disease investigators of San Mateo County Health are following all these cases and also receiving regular updates. They are assisting them to advise all those who might well have got exposed to measles for consulting with their local health care providers. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department worked along with Google to get in touch with individuals in the country, who might have come in touch with the person suffering from measles, while they could have been infectious.
The US Representative, Adam Schiff had written a letter to the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai in the month of February. He had urged Pichai to address the problems related to YouTube. It was issuing messages, which went on to discourage parents from getting their children vaccinated. According to Adam Schiff, it was a direct threat to public health and clearly reversed the progress made to tackle diseases that get prevented by vaccines.
For a long time, scientists have managed to suspect that nearly 100,000 years since the big bang, helium and hydrogen had combined to form the first-ever molecule named, Helium Hydride. The molecule had helped the universe to start cooling down, finally leading towards the formation of stars. Now, even after decades of search, scientists could never really manage to locate helium hydride in space till this point in time.
NASA made use of their Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy to detect the primitive molecule. The scientists had found it in NGC 7027. It is a planetary nebula, which is kind of a remnant of a Sun kind of Star. This is located 3000 light years away. The discovery goes to show that helium hydride can actually exist in space. Plus, it also confirms different theories with regard to the whole chemistry of the early days of the universe as well as its evolution. Nature had published the findings of the study in this particular week. This discovery also proves something else. It comes up as a testament to the power, which the latest technology of NASA possesses.
SOFIA happens to be the largest airborne observatory in this world. This is basically a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner and it manages to return after each and every flight. Now, this allows NASA to add up new tools as and when they are available. Basically, a recent upgrade to the German Receiver of SOFIA at Terahertz Frequencies instruments has allowed this discovery to go through. Scientists were also able to get tuned into the frequency of the molecule and search for the same in NGC 7027. It is where they have expected that it might exist since the period of the 1970s.
Samsung has put out their official statement to address the reports of issues related to the display of the forthcoming Galaxy Fold. There are basically two parts to the story. Only one part offers real answers. First and foremost, Samsung makes a note that they intend to inspect the affected units thoroughly. In a separate manner, Samsung even went on to address the problem of screen breaking as reviewers had tried to get rid off a protective plastic layer. Though it seems to be a protector of the screen and feels as if it is quite a natural thing to try and remove, it should not be the case.
Reports with regard to the issues with Galaxy Fold had come up only days after review units of the forthcoming foldable devices made their presence felt in the world. Since that time, more than one outlet has reported problems with the device. Certain media agencies saw their review unit get to break up only after using it for a day. It was when a piece of debris had got stuck under the folding display and led to the damage of the OLED panel. Samsung is already warning the users against peeling that layer off. Still, it seems as if a much more robust warning could be needed.
There is a lot at stake on the Galaxy Fold. The company is trying to win its race to the market with the first ever mainstream foldable device. This might well be the only high-profile folding phone to get released in the United States for a period of time. It is still not clear as to what was the underlying problem of the Galaxy Fold’s display and whether Samsung would manage to rectify it before the time for launch.