I’ve been looking at investing in oil/energy companies, including Exxon (XOM) and Chevron (CVX), and to do so I have to try to read things like this. (IMHO, someone at Oppenheimer needs to take a course in “clear writing,” as a few of those sentences sound like double-speak at best.)
According to this article on MysteriousUniverse.org, NASA scientists may have accidentally created a warp field. As they state in the article, “When lasers were fired through the EmDrive’s resonance chamber, it measured significant variances and, more importantly, found that some of the beams appeared to travel faster than the speed of light.” However, it’s possible that the effect that was seen was due to atmospheric heating, so the test now needs to be performed in a vacuum. (For the details, there’s a long Q&A thread running at NasaSpaceFlight.com.)
I don’t know how you spend your mornings, but these days I spend 40 minutes each morning administering intravenous medicine to myself via a PICC Line that has been inserted/installed in my arm and chest. You can read about the whole experience here if you’d like.
I’ve been looking into dividend-paying stocks recently, and I came across Procter & Gamble (PG). I’ve been wondering what their problems are, and then I just read this information, where the two highlights are information that’s new to me.
Just saw this in my inbox from Seeking Alpha: a) 22% of hybrid and electric car owners making a trade-in this year opted to go for a SUV, according to data from Edmunds.com; b) the mark stood at 18.8% a year ago and 11.9% three years ago; c) the rate at which hybrid and EV car owners bought another green car fell below 50%; d) Edmunds.com connects the dots to conclude that the level of gas prices in the U.S. was a primary factor in the trade-in trend; e) the break-even point for higher-priced EVs lengthens as gas prices fall; f) automobile industry analysts think the trend could snap back just as quick with an energy market shock.
I’ve been looking for a “real world” speed test comparison between an Apple iPhone 6 and a Samsung Galaxy S6, and this video shows the best test I’ve found so far:
My Google Nexus 9 running Android 5.0 is pretty fast at all things except for a) the occasional lag, and b) occasional slow browsing, so this test doesn’t work 100% for me. My side-by-side speed tests would be email, Twitter, Flipboard, browsing, and maybe a few others. Of course those are all third-party apps, but you have to assume that the developers on each platform are doing the best they can, and it’s also the “real world.”