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Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

Technology
A mysterious technical glitch has seen some American mobile phone owners receive unintelligible messages from their friends, family, and even exes.It is believed that a "maintenance update" caused texts originally sent in February to be randomly sent in the early hours of Thursday morning. While the glitch helped reunite friends who hadn't talked to each other for several months, the unprompted messages instilled fear in others.One woman from Oregon said she woke up at 5am to a text from her sister that simply said "omg" - causing her to worry that something had happened to her newborn nephew in hospital.Stephanie Bovee ended up waking her mother in a panic, and it took three hours for her to realise that everything was fine and the text was a mistake. ...
Georgia Tech Research Corp. receives $8.1 million Navy contract for wave study

Georgia Tech Research Corp. receives $8.1 million Navy contract for wave study

Business
May 9 (UPI) -- The Georgia Tech Research Corp. received an $ 8.1 million award from the U.S. Navy for wave research, the Defense Department said. The Atlanta-based umbrella organization will oversee development of vector sensors and arrays for deep and shallow water applications by Navy vessels. The cost reimbursement contract was announced Thursday. It was competitively procured under a long-range broad agency announcement for science and technology projects to advance and improve Navy and Marine Corps operations. Additional broad-range proposals will be accepted throughout the year, the Defense Department added in its announcement. Work will be performed in Atlanta and is to be completed by March 31, 2024. The Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Va., was the contracting agency. Accor...
Marine heat wave inspired record northern migration of warm-water species

Marine heat wave inspired record northern migration of warm-water species

Science
March 12 (UPI) -- According to a new study, an unprecedented number of warm-water species were observed in the coastal waters of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest during the marine heatwave that stretched from 2014 to 2016. During the heatwave, scientists at the University of California, Davis, documented dozens of unusual species at their Bodega Marine Laboratory, species -- including jellyfish, crabs, nudibranchs, fish, dolphins and sea turtles -- typically found among the waters of Baja California, Mexico. For the latest study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists documented the 67 rare, warm-water species spotted by marine biologists and citizen scientists. More than half of the species, 37 sightings, had never been seen so far north. The striated sea b...
Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

Finance
The earnings season is about to get a lot more interesting with about a quarter of the S&P 500, nearly half of the Dow Jones Industrials and three of the four biggest companies in the world reporting in the week ahead. Mega-cap tech companies Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon report respectively on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There will be heavy focus on them, not just because they are the biggest stocks — Microsoft first, then Amazon and Apple fourth — but because they represent growth and have been market leaders. Facebook, the sixth largest stock by market cap, also reports on Wednesday. The bar has already...
78-foot wave off New Zealand largest ever in Southern Hemisphere

78-foot wave off New Zealand largest ever in Southern Hemisphere

Science
May 11 (UPI) -- Scientists believe a 78-foot wave that formed off the coast of New Zealand this week is the largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. A storm close to the Southern Ocean's Campbell Island, a low-pressure system and 65-knot winds helped create prime conditions for the wave to form. "To our knowledge, it is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere," said Tom Durrant, senior oceanographer at New Zealand's MetService, adding the Southern Ocean is the "most energetic part" of the world's oceans for producing waves. A buoy recorded the 80-foot wave, but Durrant said the storm likely created bigger waves in other locations. The Southern Ocean comprises the southernmost waters of the world's ocean, the water surrounding Antarctica. Storms generated t...