Science

Google Home breaks up domestic abuse by calling police

Google Home breaks up domestic abuse by calling police

ABC reports that Eduardo Barros got into an altercation with his girlfriend at a Tijeras, New Mexico, home last week and according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff Department, the verbal altercation turned physical . Court records show that Barros now faces several charges, including aggravated battery against a household member. It's not the first time a smart home speaker has been at the centre of a criminal investigation.


Speedrunning Event Raises $1.7 Million, A New Record

Speedrunning Event Raises $1.7 Million, A New Record

Held since 2010, Games Done Quick events have helped raise money for several charities, including Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. For a full list on all of the speed runs, you can check out the official Games Done Quick website here. Thoughts about this year's Summer Games Done Quick speedrunning marathons? However, there's also a winter donation event, Awesome Games Done Quick , which has always raised more money that it's summer sister.


Eva Ekeblad: The woman who turned potatoes into booze

Eva Ekeblad: The woman who turned potatoes into booze

Google said: "The Swedish scientist brought potatoes, then a greenhouse curiosity, to the people". Before that, alcohol products, especially Vodka, was made only from wheat , rye and barley. As mentioned above it is in recognition of Eva Ekeblad, a noted botanist and amateur scientist in 18 century Sweden. Making alcohol from potatoes involves mashing the vegetables to release the starch; adding enzymes to convert starches into sugars; and fermenting and distilling the mixture.


Korea must stand firm on unity to boost pressure on North

Korea must stand firm on unity to boost pressure on North

Fox News reported that the United States Air Force called the mission a "demonstration of the ironclad us commitment to our allies ". North Korea carried out a test launch earlier in the week of an intercontinental ballistic missile , complete with a re-entry vehicle that could allow it to be equipped with a nuclear warhead.


Austrian Grand Prix 2017: Bottas takes pole, Vettel 2nd

Austrian Grand Prix 2017: Bottas takes pole, Vettel 2nd

Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas , who spun in both sessions, was third with Max Verstappen up in fourth for Red Bull in their home race. With Daniel Ricciardo putting an end to the seven-race winning streak by Mercedes and Ferrari to start the 2017 season, Formula One drivers head to Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.