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Women’s Tennis Opens 2017 Season On Sunday

first_imgSophomore Joely Lomas will look to continue to lead the team’s doubles lineup as she posted a 16-6 record and went 12-8 in singles as a rookie. Sophomore Kenya Williams missed the 2016 spring season due to injury but had a strong fall season as she won the Flight 4 singles title and the Flight 2 doubles title with Herder at the MVC Individual Championships and will look to be a major contributor this season. Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team kicks off its season under first-year head coach Mai-Ly Tran on Sunday at 10 a.m. as the Bulldogs host SIUE at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Bulldogs welcomes freshman Alex Kozlowski, who just joined the team this month. Following Sunday’s match, Drake will have nearly two weeks to prepare for matches against South Dakota and Augustana (S.D.) on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5, respectively. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img The Bulldogs return five student-athletes, including three juniors and two sophomores. Drake will be led by juniors Summer Brills, Tess Herder and Mela Jaglarz. Herder recorded 16 singles wins, while Brills and Jaglarz tallied 13 and seven wins, respectively, last year. Live Results last_img read more

Lunar Scientists Fight the Dust

first_imgThis entry continues our recap of lunar science in the 50 years since Apollo 11.5 Strange, Cool Things We’ve Recently Learned About the Moon (Live Science). Reporter Kimberly Hickok includes the low abundance of siderophile elements (see yesterday’s entry) in her list of “cool things” as #4, but it’s not obvious how tweaking luck is cool. Here’s her list, with our questions and comments in brackets:There is water on the moon, and it jumps around. Water molecules migrate to cold traps in shadowed craters. [But should it be there after billions of years?]There’s an enormous, dense blob of metal below the surface of the moon’s south pole. “The researchers aren’t sure how this giant blob of metal got itself trapped below the lunar surface,” she comments. [Then the storytelling starts.]The moon is shrinking and quaking. [Shouldn’t it have quieted down after billions of years?]You won’t strike it rich on the moon. This is her take on the lack of gold and other siderophile elements. [Sliding into a trance, Hickok relates the myth of Theia.]The moon is two-faced (probably because of a massive asteroid). [Lady Luck to the rescue again.]Lunar Dust-upQuestions about moon dust go way back before the first landing. Until Surveyor 1 soft-landed in 1966, nobody was sure if a landing was even possible. Calculations had suggested a craft would sink out of sight into a thick blanket of dust accumulated over billions of years. A JPL News article, “The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Apollo Connection,” confirms the fear at the time:Five of the seven Surveyors were successful, and the missions answered a key question that would face the Apollo program: “How strong is the lunar surface? There had been some fear that the landers would merely sink into dust, and that would be bad,” Conway said. He added that while a Soviet probe had already demonstrated that the fear was probably groundless, the Surveyor series used engineering instruments that “really nailed that down.“Buzz Aldrin had a hard time hammering the core tube into the lunar surface. Art by Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut.The Apollo 11 astronauts were able to scrape bedrock with their boots under a thin layer of dust. Buzz Aldrin couldn’t hammer through it. Of this unexpected result, Alan Bean, who walked on the moon on the next mission Apollo 12, writes about his artwork (left):Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is driving a core tube into the moon’s surface. He is finding it more difficult than he anticipated, much harder than driving into the dirt or sand he used in training here on earth.The whole idea of a core tube is to quickly obtain a continuous sample of surface and subsurface soil. The core tube itself is a hollow metal pipe a foot long with a sharp edge bit on the leading edge. It is then attached to a tool extension handle so that it can be driven into the surface from a standing positing.Well, the core tube is not going into the moon as expected.Buzz would comment, “I pushed in 3 or 4 inches and then started tapping it with the hammer. I found that it wasn’t doing much at all of penetrating further. I started beating it harder and harder and I managed to get it into the ground maybe 2 inches. I was hammering it in about as hard as I felt I could safely do it. Well, it just wouldn’t go in any farther.”Buzz continued, “I didn’t find any resistance at all in retracting the core tube. It came up quite easily. I didn’t find any tendency at all for the material to come out.”Later, on earth, scientists would say that the soil was fine grained, granular, slightly cohesive, and incompressible. The samples show no fossil life, no living organisms, and no organic materials. More importantly, they would conclude that the moon dust holds no threat to life on earth.” (Alan Bean, Apollo: An Eyewitness Account, p. 68).Some creationists latched onto these facts as evidence for a young moon, but later recalculations of dust accumulation caused most of them to back off that argument (but not all, see Walt Brown‘s take). If material has been arriving at the moon for 4.5 billion years, then it has to accumulate. This matter deserves more discussion (21 Nov 2013, 12 Oct 2016, 18 July 2018).The moon-walking astronauts remember dust being a big nuisance. It clung to everything and was hard to get rid of. The moon rovers kicked up dust, which fell in ballistic paths due to the lack of an atmosphere. The problem is evident in Apollo videos (example). The dust was more than an irritant, though; later work showed that dust can travel at high speeds around the moon (27 Nov 2007), and if ingested by future astronauts, could damage the lungs (22 March 2007).Moon dust is not to be sneezed at ( This article is primarily historical, recounting what scientists found in the first rock samples returned by the Apollo astronauts. Within it lies a lesson for scientists who dare boast of their wisdom:So what did the researchers find out? “Give me a piece of the moon and I will tell you how our solar system was formed,” said American Nobel laureate Harold C. Urey before the Apollo flights. This hope was in vain—not least because the rocks and dust from the surface are by no means pure primeval substance. On the contrary, the moon has been changed over the eons by smelting processes, so it is not the geologically primitive celestial body that most experts had believed it to be.Now, to the findings:Earth’s companion is scarred by craters that were created as cosmic lumps of rock impacted on its surface. Lava flows that had spread across the surface after particularly large fragments had collided with the infant moon formed the so-called seas. In addition, the permanent bombardment of smaller meteorites pulverizes the rock and covers the surface of the moon with a meter-thick layer of dust. This regolith contains not only sand grains, but also glassy inclusions. The researchers discovered that the samples contained a dozen minerals, above all pyroxene, plagioclase and ilmenite.The similarities to earth rocks ruled out the capture theory. While seeming to support the fission theory or co-accretion theory, those both had other physical problems. Scientists puzzled over the similarities for years. The Giant Impact hypothesis took root well after Apollo, in the 1980s. But more recently, the lack of siderophile elements has created new problems for that theory, requiring theory rescue devices, as explained in yesterday’s entry.Apollo 16 astronaut John Young romps around the moon in the rover like a Grand Prix driver, kicking up dust. Art by Alan Bean.Two ConspiraciesThe article says that moon rocks rule out conspiracy theories that the Americans never went to the moon but filmed the Apollo moon landings on a sound stage in Hollywood. Why? Because the rocks the Russians returned from robotic missions matched those from Apollo perfectly. During the cold war, the Russians would never have conspired with the Americans to dupe the public using Hollywood collaborators! For more answers to this persistent conspiracy theory, see “Moon landings footage would have been impossible to fake – a film expert explains why,” by Harold Barry at The Conversation. See also and for answers to specific claims that Apollo was a hoax.The article ends with a smaller conspiracy, though. One of the scientists at the Max Planck Institute walked outside after working on moon rock samples, and, under a full moon, sneezed. To his horror, he found two fragments of lunar dust in his handkerchief. He was afraid because NASA required every Apollo sample to be fully accounted for. Apparently he had breathed in some of the dust while in the lab. “After giving it a lot of thought, I decided not to record my findings after all,” said Heinrich Wänke . “To this day the Americans don’t know anything about this.” Well, now they do!My Brother Jim Irwin (Apollo 15), by Alan Bean (Apollo 12)It’s sad when people repeat conspiracy theories about Apollo, and especially when Christians get caught up into it (worse when some go after the Flat Earth myth). The Bible calls us to test all things; hold fast to what is good (I Thessalonians 5:21). Tests can come out positive or negative, and Apollo is overwhelmingly confirmed. To deny it would be to imagine that hundreds of thousands of workers knew about a lie, but none of them ever revealed it for these 50 years or more. It would also require believing the entire space program, with images of every planet and moon, has been a big lie! As for the Earth’s sphericity, with hundreds of satellites circling the Earth every day, and astronauts looking out the windows on every orbit, how can anyone be so blind to the obvious? Open your eyes! Take it from James Irwin, a Christian and staunch Bible believer who walked and drove on the moon for Apollo 15. He was no liar!Certain people seem to have a complex that leads them to deny everything, as if that makes them wise or righteous. Some Christians become so hyper-literalist that they become fools. The Bible commands us to be wise and use our brains. Doubting everything and finding conspiracies around every corner does not help the cause of Christ; it damages it. Fortunately, creationists are providing solid answers to the Flat Earthers (see Pat Roy and David Rives for example; all of the major creation organizations strongly oppose this disturbing movement and the Apollo conspiracy theory). Context shows when passages are to be assumed historical or poetical. One does not build doctrines on poetical books. To those who would mock creationists over this, realize that lefties have their own kooks to worry about (trekkies, alien theories, etc.). This is not an issue of theology but of simple common sense. Apollo was for real; the moon is round; get used to it.As the Apollo 50th ramps up for Saturday celebrations, we’ll share other news concerning the moon and noteworthy events to watch for.Dave Scott, Apollo 15 commander, drops a hammer and a feather to demonstrate Galileo’s thought experiment that both would drop at the same rate in the absence of air. They did: another proof that the lunar landings were real. Art by Alan Bean. (Visited 457 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Anti-dumping investigation into Mexican tomatoes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Commerce Department has indicated the United States will withdraw from a previous agreement with Mexico and resume an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Mexican fresh tomatoes. The measure is supported by the American Farm Bureau.“The renewed anti-dumping investigation against Mexican fresh tomato imports is a necessary action. Despite a previous accord that banned artificially low prices, Mexican producers have found ways to exploit the agreement and increase their market share,” said  Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “Farm Bureau believes in free and fair trade. North American agricultural trade has been an enormous boon for the United States, Mexico and Canada, but the United States must take action when that trade ceases to be fair.”last_img read more

“Mango” is Windows Phone 7.5, Platform Renamed “Windows Phone”

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The highly-anticipated update to Microsoft’s fledgling mobile operating system, code-named “Mango,” is now known as “Windows Phone 7.5.” Despite the company’s determination to keep the number under wraps, leaks have emerged both during sessions at Microsoft’s recent MIX 11 developer conference and now, via a website on Microsoft’s Partner Network.The version number indicates that Mango, as we already know, is a large enough update to warrant a change in version numbers. However, going forward, the Windows Phone platform will no longer include the number. Confused?First spotted by WPCentral, this Microsoft-run partner website touts the next major release of the Windows Phone mobile operating system (OS) due out later this year. The site points to various developer-focused resources, press releases and blog posts about the update and Microsoft’s future plans in this area. But it refers the new OS as “Windows Phone 7.5,” not “Windows Phone 7.”We already know much about the update, thanks to the keynote speech Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP and Director of Windows Phone Program Management, gave at MIX 11 earlier this month. The update will transform the smartphone OS into something more in line with its competition as it introduces multi-tasking and support background apps, developer access to the phone’s hardware and other features, improved Live Tiles, deeper integration of apps with the phone, a new version of IE9 and better Marketplace search.Platform Renamed “Windows Phone”Microsoft has struggled with its Windows Phone branding from day one. Originally, the OS was going to be “Windows Phone 7 Series,” then it later became “Windows Phone 7.”Now, even though officials and company spokespersons are sticking to the messaging that “no version number has been announced,” Microsoft’s own website says otherwise…as does this PowerPoint presentation from MIX 11.Also interesting is Nokia’s clarification that its agreement to partner with Microsoft is around “Windows Phone…not Windows Phone 7.” This likely means that Nokia’s new Windows Phone-based devices will launch running a higher version number (maybe Windows Phone 8!) or that Microsoft will drop the version numbers altogether, as has been suggested previously. The wording here is important for Nokia because the handset maker probably wants it be clear ahead of time that its Windows Phone devices will run the current version of the OS, and not what will be the outdated Windows Phone 7 version at launch. Nokia plans to launch its phones either late 2011, or Q1 2012, according to statements from company execs. Tags:#Microsoft#mobile#news#Nokia Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology sarah perez Related Posts If all the branding and versioning changes have you confused, Rafael Rivera, who runs a Microsoft-tracking blog called Within Windows attempts to clarify the situation. He explains that, going forward, the version numbers will only be referenced when talking about specific versions of the mobile operating system software itself. The mobile platform, however, will simply be referred to as “Windows Phone” in the future. This change will take place later this fall, when Mango is released, he says.Got it?Image credit: Long Zheng, Flickr; Microsoft What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Apple Hits Google Where It Hurts With Bing Integration In iOS 8 And Mac OS X

first_imgRelated Posts Apple has picked a new favorite search engine and Google is feeling the cold shoulder.At Monday’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled its new Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite and with it introduced a new way to search for files on your computer, on the Web or in the App Store.Spotlight has long been the default search tool in Mac OS X that lets users find files on their computer’s hard drive. Spotlight is now a much more robust search feature on both Mac OS X Yosemite and Apple’s new iOS 8 and will allow users to access a search bar that appears directly in the middle of the desktop (as opposed to clicking the magnifying glass in the corner of the screen). For searching the Web, Apple has made Microsoft’s Bing search engine the default, eschewing Google in the process. Last year, Apple made Bing the default search engine for Siri in iOS 7 (along with Wolfram Alpha), so it’s unsurprising that OS X would follow suit with Spotlight.See Also: Apple Unveils OS X Yosemite, Uniting iOS And The Mac At LastIn previous versions of Apple’s Mac operating system, if you wanted to search something on the Web via Spotlight, it would prompt you to open a new window in Safari, which defaulted to Google. Now, with Apple’s new smarter Spotlight search, it will display information from Bing searches, Wikipedia, restaurant reviews, movie showtimes and more with all that information is powered by Microsoft.With Apple’s continued reliance on Bing, Yahoo’s rumored bid to become Apple’s partner search engine no longer seems plausible.Apple Digs At Google With DuckDuckGoDuckDuckGo, the Internet’s most popular private search engine, is going to be a built-in option in Safari on iOS 8 for iPhones, iPads and iPods and OS X Yosemite. This means users can select DuckDuckGo as the default Safari search engine in favor of Google, Yahoo and Bing on their Apple devices.DuckDuckGo is a search engine just like Google with one key difference—the company doesn’t track its users. As privacy concerns grow, DuckDuckGo has exploded in popularity. In 2013, the company received over one billion search queries. The integration with Apple will no doubt give the company a boost. Many Web users prefer DuckDuckGo to Google because it is private by default and does not track cookies or save your search history. Privacy mavens have long been against Google’s practice of aggregating users search information so it can better serve relevant advertisements (which make up about 90% of Google’s revenue). Apple wants to hit Google where it hurts, directly in its search revenue coffers. See also: Apple’s iOS 8: What You Need To Know About Its New FeaturesKicking Google out as the primary search for iOS and adding DuckDuckGo integration is a not-so-subtle kick in the teeth to Google from its former friend Apple. Google is still the primary search engine for Apple’s mobile Safari browser, but one has to wonder how long that will last. Google and Apple used to have a great working relationship with Google the preferred search engine available in Safari and all Mac products. Google fell out of favor with Apple when it released its Android mobile operating system that directly competes with iOS and Apple has increasingly gone to Microsoft, its longtime enemy, for search functionality instead of Google.“It’s awesome to see Apple making it easy for Safari users to access our search engine,” founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg said in an interview. Currently the only way to switch your default mobile or Web browser search to DuckDuckGo is with a browser extension, which is challenging, Weinberg said, especially if a user has never done it before.Weinberg did not disclose the details of the Apple search partnership, but it’s the first private browser to be integrated with Apple products. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… selena larson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#Bing#DuckDuckGo#search#WWDC 2014 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Students tortured in Bihar

first_imgA video of four college students being brutally tortured and forced into performing sex in Bihar’s Begusarai district has gone viral, leading to the arrest of seven persons, the police said on Sunday. The inmates of a private hostel were on Wednesday kidnapped by some persons. They were taken behind Begusarai divisional jail, disrobed and forced to indulge in sexual acts with each other, the police said. The accused also shot at the toes of the boarders, all in the age group of 18-21.The students were subjected to the cruelty as they had refused to buy water from a plant owned by one of the accused, the police said.last_img read more

Hop Step And Educate

first_imgA recent report discloses that the number of people with undergraduate and doctoral degrees rose fivefold in China during the last decade. The New York Times reported, “In only one generation, China has sharply increased the proportion of its college-age population in higher education, to roughly 20 percent now from 1.4 percent in 1978.”This radical educational transformation is the outcome of a strategic Chinese investment, which doubled state funding for higher education over just five years. For many decades, development scholars have toyed with dreams of a technological breakthrough that might enable developing societies to leapfrog to an advanced economic state. In fact, the single best investment a society can make for economic advancement is in education.Census Bureau data demonstrates that a college degree in the United States almost doubles a worker’s annual earnings. Nationwide, on average, people with a bachelor’s degree earn almost 83 percent more than those with a high school education. In 2004, workers with a bachelor’s degree earned an average of $51,206 annually. By contrast, those with a high school diploma earned $27,915. Individuals with professional, masters or other advanced degrees averaged $74,602 in earnings; those without even a high school diploma averaged $18,734. The correlation between higher education and earnings is consistent across race and gender (see table below).It is well known that the household income of Indian Americans is almost 50 percent higher than the national median. The economic success of Indian Americans, which propelled them to the top of America’s economic heap in just one generation, is rooted in the simple fact that Indians have the highest educational attainment of any ethnic group in the United States, including Whites. Almost two-thirds of all Indian Americans have a college degree against under 25 percent for the nationwide population. The proportion of Indians with advanced masters, professional or doctorate degrees is almost five times the national average.The evidence is irrefutable: education is directly correlated with economic development, a fact underscored by this month’s article on Indians in Singapore as well. The Indian community’s demographics in Singapore underwent a seismic shift as a result of Indian techies who flocked to the island in the 1990s, transforming their image from low-end construction and domestic laborers to white collar professionals. In 1990, fewer than 9 percent of Indian expatriates in Singapore held a college degree. By contrast, in 2000 almost 51 percent of them were college educated. Since expat Indians constitute almost a quarter of Singapore’s overall Indian population, this shift has rippled through the island’s entire Indian population.Although India has boosted its investment in education, it has not been quite as aggressive as China, especially in the higher education sector. Indian Americans, poster children for the transformative value of education, need to be at the forefront of a major push to advance the cause of education at every level in India. China’s multi billion dollar push in higher education has helped it lure some of the best intellectual minds in its diaspora back to China to lead its educational renaissance. Indian Americans and the almost 8,000 Indian academics in U.S. universities are uniquely situated to head the charge for an equally dramatic transformation of India’s educational sector. So who is ready to step up to the plate?   Related Itemslast_img read more

As EVM tampering complaints rise, EC agrees to look into them

first_imgThe State Election Commission (SEC) has denied charges of widespread malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs), but assured to put in place a mechanism to assess all such complaints, including those made by opposition parties, senior officials have said. The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have alleged EVM tampering at several locations during polling for the Assembly elections and the Lok Sabha by-election in Satara on Monday. State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat on Tuesday wrote to the SEC, demanding that all EVMs be put inside strongrooms and jammers be installed around counting centres. The result of individual rounds must be declared the moment the counting is completed for that round, the Congress leader said. He alleged EVM-related issues at 221 places, including Ghatkopar and Goregaon in Mumbai. Satyajeet Tambe, president of the Maharashtra Youth Congress, expressed doubts of EVM manipulation on Twitter. “Nobody in Maharashtra believes in #ExitPolls … Infact people are so furious & angry … they feel there is serious possibility of EVM tampering. Anger is so bad that it might create a Law & Order situation in state. Election Commision should take care and watch this closely (sic),” he tweeted.In one of the incidents triggering the complaints, several voters in Navlewadi village of Koregaon constituency in Satara alleged that the VVPAT slip showed votes cast in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when they had voted for a different party. A senior SEC official said, “These are baseless complaints and it is not possible to divert votes through machines and VVPATs. However, we will look into it.” In another incident, two people were stopped carrying machines in a private vehicle in Chandrapur. The incident took place in the Ballarpur constituency, from where Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar is contesting. However, officials said the machines were part of the reserve stock and most likely demo machines kept for display purposes with the local offices. Congress candidate Arif Naseem Khan from Chandivali also claimed to have caught private vehicles ferrying EVMs in his constituency.According to the SEC’s own report, ballot and control units of EVMs and VVPATs were replaced in 865 instances across the State. Ahead of the elections, the opposition parties had demanded that paper ballots be used instead of EVMs, and had even announced a protest march on the issue in Mumbai on August 21.last_img read more

‘Special back four make Liverpool title contenders’

first_imgLiverpool now boast the “special back four” required to have them challenging for major honours over the next five years, says Danny Murphy.The Reds have seen defensive issues hold them back over recent years, with there a feeling that too many leaks had been sprung to compete for the biggest prizes at home and abroad.Jurgen Klopp has set about plugging those holes, with big money invested in the likes of commanding centre-half Virgil van Dijk and Brazil international goalkeeper Alisson. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Murphy believes those deals are now being rewarded, with Liverpool boasting a last line of defence that they can rely on and a settled unit of proven performers who have helped to build an unbeaten start to the club’s 2018-19 Premier League campaign.“They look very comfortable defending now. That back five is now looking like a really balanced unit,” former Reds star Murphy told talkSPORT after seeing Klopp’s side play out a 1-1 draw at Arsenal.“With their age and with a really good keeper, for the next five years this could be the reason why Liverpool compete on all fronts competitively.“The back four have coped with an Arsenal side full of confidence, pace, energy, momentum, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Alexandre] Lacazette.“This looks a special back four.“Trent Alexander-Arnold, he’s young, he’s learning. Against the best players he sometimes has a problem. But his passing, his crossing and his calmness going forwards is brilliant.“Gomez for me, I saw at full-back and I wasn’t convinced but he’s physically perfect.“Van Dijk has got to be one of the best in the world, he’s absolutely awesome in every part of his game.“And Robertson, he can play going forward, energy, tenacity but he can defend as well and he wants to defend.”A more assured back line has helped Liverpool to seven clean sheets across all competitions this season, with Cardiff the only side to have breached them at Anfield in a Premier League fixture – and that effort came in a convincing 4-1 victory for Klopp’s side. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Nokia 6 (2018) could come with 18:9 display, dual-rear cameras

first_imgHMD Global could be readying to launch an updated variant of the Nokia 6 early next year, which could see changes to the design and hardware. Notably, the Nokia 6 (2018) could sport slimmer bezels, a dual rear camera setup and updated hardware. The original Nokia 6 was launched in late 2016 and reached most markets, including India, only in 2017. Although this was a good phone, its hardware felt dated and this is something that the Nokia 6 (2018) edition will likley fix. For now not much is known about the Nokia 6 (2018) edition, but the phoneexists and may be announced in January or February given the fact thatit has now appeared on TENNA in ChinaThe upcoming Nokia 6 (2018) has cleared TENNA. This indicates that the launch in near. The listing reveals that the Nokia 6 2018 edition may come with an 18:9 display and with a model number TA-1054. The thinner screen indicates that the phone may come with thin bezels. The smartphone is also expected to come with a dual SIM support.The Nokia 6 (2018) edition is tipped to come with a dual-camera setup at the back, yet again, unlike the original Nokia 6 which comes with a 16-megapixel back camera. Overall, the new Nokia 6 is expected to be a much-improved version of the original device.Going by the design, the Nokia 6 (2018) will apparently be more or less reminiscent of the recently announced Nokia 7. As per the rumours, the smartphone is expected to come with a 5.5-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The device is tipped to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 processor, which may be coupled with 4GB of RAM and an internal storage of 32GB.advertisementThe Nokia 6 (2018) will see the fingerprint sensor move to the back of the device, right below the dual camera set up. This possibly means that the bezels of the new Nokia 6 may undergo a trimming. Additionally, the leaked images (see above) suggests that the smartphone may come with software-rendered Android navigation buttons. It may also retain back the Bothie feature as well. It seems that the new Nokia 6 may ditch the hardware touch buttons which was seen on the original Nokia 6, instead may come with on-screen keys.Also Read: Nokia 6 review: Say hello to the best looking phone under Rs 15,000Meanwhile, HMD Global is working on another smartphone, which is most probably be called the Nokia 9. The smartphone has also been subjected to several leaks and rumours giving us a rough sketch of the specification and design of the smartphone. It seems, Nokia 9 may come with a similar design as the Nokia 8. The Nokia 9 will be a high-end phone.Nokia 6 smartphone was launched in January 2017. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per inch.Coming to the Nokia 6 (2018) edition, the device could be a much improved version of the original Nokia 6 — be it in terms of camera, hardware, design or even software. Nokia 6 was launched earlier this year in India and comes at a starting price of Rs 14,999. Likewise, the new Nokia 6 may also fall under the budget phone category — however, there are no official word on the same as of yet.The original Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch display and is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The device includes 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, the smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. Nokia 6 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is backed by a 3000mAh non removable battery.last_img read more