Edinburgh Airport has launched its new daily Delta Airlines flight to Boston while confirming its New York JFK service is to operate all year. The daily flight to Boston Logan International Airport will operate throughout the summer and is the airline’s second route from Edinburgh. It complements the existing New York JFK service, and means Delta and joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic will offer two non stop connections between Edinburgh and the USA every day this summer.Meanwhile the New York JFK route will extend beyond the summer and into the winter for the first time, creating a year-round service.Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “North American visitors are one of our biggest international markets. “Expanding routes offers even more opportunity for people to come to Scotland and experience our fantastic country for themselves. “We’re excited to add Boston to our destination list and look forward to working with Delta to deliver … [Read more...] about New flight to Boston launches from Edinburgh Airport
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Brett Molina USA TODAY Published 12:51 PM EDT Mar 14, 2019 Just in time for Pi Day, a new world record has been set for calculating the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. On Thursday, Google revealed developer advocate Emma Haruka Iwao, with the help of the tech giant's cloud platform, calculated Pi to 31.4 trillion decimal places, beating the previous record by nearly 9 trillion digits. To do this, Iwao's team used a program called ycruncher capable of computing Pi to trillions of digits powered by 25 virtual machines run through Google Cloud's Compute Engine. "The biggest challenge with pi is that it requires a lot of storage and memory to calculate," said Iwao, who has worked with the company for nearly four years, in a blog posted published Thursday by Google. The calculation required 170 terabytes of data, about the same amount of data as the entire Library of Congress print collection, said Google. After about 4 months of calculating, Iwao arrived … [Read more...] about Pi Day 2019: Google worker gets to record 31.4 trillion decimal places
Brett Molina USA TODAY Published 8:14 AM EDT Mar 14, 2019 March 14 is a great day for fans of math. And pies or pizza. Thursday marks Pi Day, held on March 14 in honor of 3.14, the measurement calculating the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The number itself is rounded up to 3.14 but it can go on forever. On Thursday, Google confirmed it was able to compute Pi to 31.4 trillion decimal places, setting a new Guinness World Record. But it's more than just math. Taking advantage of the pronunciation, people celebrate by breaking out pies of varying kinds (apple, cherry, and even pizza), while businesses roll out their best Pi Day deals. Here's everything you need to know about Pi in all its forms. What's the history of Pi? According to the Exploratorium, a museum based in San Francisco, Pi (π) was first used nearly 4,000 years ago by the ancient Babylonians, calculating the area of a circle by taking three times the square of its radius. The number has been … [Read more...] about Pi Day: What you need to know about unofficial math holiday.
Facebook is under criminal investigation for a series of controversial data-sharing deals it signed with other major tech companies, according to reports. US government prosecutors are looking into how Facebook shared personal information from hundreds of millions of its users with more than 150 firms, including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Sony, sometimes without their consent. A grand jury in New York has ordered two smartphone makers which were party to such deals to hand over documents, according to the New York Times, though it is not known what exactly the jury is investigating. The probe constitutes a sharp escalation of Facebook's legal problems in the USA, where it is under scrutiny from four separate government agencies, including the US justice department, as well as from legislators. “We are cooperating with investigators and take those probes seriously,” said a company spokesman. “We’ve provided public testimony, answered questions and … [Read more...] about Facebook under new criminal investigation for its data-sharing deals
Joel Shannon USA TODAY Published 12:36 AM EDT Mar 14, 2019 A Connecticut man who received a phone call from President Donald Trump last week died on Wednesday, eight days after the president had fulfilled the man's bucket list wish. Jay Barrett died at the age of 44, sister Bridgette Hoskie said. Barrett made national headlines last week after the avid Trump supporter who was receiving palliative care for the end stages of cystic fibrosis spoke with the president. The call was facilitated by Hoskie, who is a local politician and a Democrat. "You're my kind of man, Jay. ... I'm very proud of you," Trump said during the call. "I'll talk to you again, Jay, OK? You keep that fight going. We both fight." After the call, Department of Housing and Urban Development regional chief Lynne Patton — who grew up in Connecticut — also delivered autographed and rare Trump campaign memorabilia to Barrett, The New Haven Register reported. The effort to … [Read more...] about Connecticut man dies days after Trump fulfilled a bucket-list wish