Category archives for: Science And Technology

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi: Barely five minutes after the Rajya Sabha assembled on Wednesday, it was adjourned for the day amid pandemonium. As soon as Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu moved to proceed with the Zero Hour, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members rushed near the Chairman’s podium, holding placards and shouting slogans. Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, […]

YouTube videos may not help toddlers learn new things

New Delhi: Do you let your toddler watch YouTube videos? It may not help them to learn new things, a study suggests. The study results indicate that toddlers up to two years of age could be entertained and kept busy by their parents showing them YouTube clips on smartphones, but they may not learn anything […]

Dinosaurs evolved frills and horns to attract mates: Study

London: The elaborate frills and horns of a group of dinosaurs including Triceratops and Styracosaurus might have evolved to attract mates, not as a mechanism to recognise each other as earlier believed, says a study. It has been suggested that different species that live in the same location may evolve features in order to distinguish one […]

3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21

Washington: A Soyuz capsule carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is set to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a two-day trip to the International Space Station on March 21. The future Expedition 55-56 crew members, NASA Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel, along with Oleg Artemyev of Russian […]

Indian American-led team chasing information leakers at Facebook: Report

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly deployed “secret police” to catch and punish information leakers at his company and the team is led by an Indian American senior employee Sonya Ahuja. According to a report in The Guardian, an unnamed employee was called to a meeting in 2017 under the guise of a […]

SpaceX readies Falcon Heavy for first test flight on Tuesday

Washington: The much awaited first flight of SpaceX’s new heavy-lift rocket, Falcon Heavy, is set to take place on Tuesday, the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, has said. “Falcon Heavy remains go for launch at 1.30 pm on Tuesday,” Musk said in a tweet on Monday. When Falcon Heavy lifts off from NASA’s historic pad 39A […]

NASA launches new anti-harassment policy for employees

Washington: Taking a firm stand against workplace harassment, NASA has launched a new campaign for its employees saying that the space agency will not tolerate any kind of harassment. “Harassment, including sexual harassment, has no place here at NASA and will not be tolerated. It’s not consistent with our values, our employee engagement, and our […]

Apple posts record $88.3 bn in revenue despite fall in iPhone sales

Despite a fall in iPhone sales, Apple has posted a record revenue of $88.3 billion — a 13 per cent increase from a year ago — for the holiday season quarter that ended on December 30 — pocketing $20.1 billion in profits. Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the holiday quarter — roughly one million […]

Developers can now access full Twitter archive

San Francisco: Twitter has launched “premium full-archive search endpoint”, a premium product for developers that will provide them access to the full Twitter archive, including the first tweet from its CEO Jack Dorsey in 2016. Starting Friday, the full archive search endpoint is available in beta for the developers’ community. This is the first time […]

Snapchat revamps Bitmoji for greater customization

New York : Image messaging and multimedia mobile app Snapchat announced an update on its Bitmoji function, which will allow greater customisation for its users. Titled Bitmoji Deluxe, Snapchat introduced a number of variants for users to customise their appearance, including new skin tones, hairstyles, eye and hair colors, facial features, and accessories, reports The […]

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