Samsung Note 7 smartphones can now be seized as well as subjected to a fine under the latest emergency U.S. order. The order brings out explicit restrictions on the use of Samsung Note 7 devices owing to more than 100 fire incidents caused by the device. As per the stringent rules laid by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Samsung Note 7 smartphones can no longer be carried to the aircraft even if it remains in an off mode. The restrictions remain the same for each of the 1.9 million Samsung Note 7 retailed in the U.S.
An employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo[/caption]
Considering the safety of the other passengers, Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation Secretary mentioned that catastrophic actions such as confiscation of Samsung Note 7 are being undertaken to prevent more untoward fire incidents. Meanwhile, the Samsung company announced a halt in the production and sales of Samsung Note 7 owing to the recent spate of smoke. The Samsung Note 7 series resulted in awful fire incidents irrespective of replacing the defective lithium ion battery with a good one. Soon, the device was branded as a forbidden and hazardous material. In that way, the Samsung Note 7 series contributed a severe loss to the company.
The latest press release by the U.S. authorities declares that anyone possessing the Samsung Note 7 series will not be allowed to board the aircraft. Violating the ban in the aircraft can lead to criminal prosecution of the subject apart from the fine. After receiving more than 96 reports of fire incidents due to overheating, the Samsung company has decided to go in for a recall of its entire Note 7 series. Of the 96 reports, 47 cases resulted in severe damage to the property. The Samsung company, however, was determined to offer a full refund to its consumers as a remedy.
Read More: Does Mother Earth Really Have Company?
Have you heard of Proxima Centauri? This is a red dwarf star near the Sun. It is just 4.24 light-years away from Earth. There are reports which have been hinting that there is company for Earth near Proxima Centauri. The possibility of a potentially habitable planet has been under speculation for quite some time now. The observation was made public on August 24th2016.
Further investigations reveal that the new planet’s orbit is warm enough to contain liquid water on its surface. The presence of water is the biggest indication of existence of life on the planet. Till now this hasn’t been confirmed. However, all the other conditions that have been investigated give scientists more hope as the days pass by.
Avi Lord who is the adviser to Breakthrough Starshot Project said that the habitable, rocky planet found would be an abode for human civilization to start living after the Sun died and Earth is destroyed, five billion years away.
Breakthrough Starshot is planning to send spaceships to investigate further. However, this will take around 20years to reach the new planet. For some kind of data to reach Earth, you would have to wait another 4.5 years after the spacecraft reaches the new destination.
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Zika virus is spread by the bite of a mosquito belonging to the Aedes genus. This is a serious outbreak and could affect hundreds of people in a short span of time. According to reports, the Aedes mosquito can only fly a few hundred meters all their life. However, the infection travels the world when people who are infected travel to other places.
The Rio Olympics was under the threat of Zika virus infection as it was being held in one of the infected locations. The chance of contriving the disease was a risk many Tennis players refused to take. When questioned about their opinions, most of them answered that they preferred staying safe rather than take a risk and get infected. Some of them preferred to remain healthy and concentrate on the other major world tournaments.
The risk of injuring their career just to participate in the Olympics was not one that they were prepared to take. There were others who said things were not in their own control and anything could happen to anyone anywhere. So they were willing to go along and take part in the Olympics. US player Sloane Stephens was one of the people who in spite of receiving medical advice not to travel to Rio went ahead with her Olympic plans. She decided she would go and fulfill her dream to play in the Olympics and face what was awaiting her.
Brazilian player Bruno Soares was clearer about the situation in Brazil. He felt it’s his duty to explain what was really happening. He said that it was not the end of the world out there and the international media was creating a huge fuss over this. He also said that mosquitoes were more in the summer and still there were no major problems, so there was no need to fear during winter when mosquitoes are much less in number.
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