Category archives for: Science And Technology

45th anniversary of ‘Chipko Movement’ marked with Google Doodle

Mumbai: A Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Chipko Movement, one of the most influential non-political eco-conservation movements in the world, among whose stalwarts were Chandi Prasad Bhatt and Sundarlal Bahuguna. The Goodle (Google + Doodle) illustration takes off from an original picture of the movement spearheaded by Gaura Devi, who […]

Google Doodle remembers Farooq Sheikh on his 70th birth annniversary

Mumbai: Google on Sunday remembered late actor Farooq Sheikh on his 70th birth anniversary with a doodle styled on hand-painted movie posters of the 1970s, and especially his “Umrao Jaan”. Born on this day in 1948, Farooq grew up in Mumbai, in a simple, middle-class household. Though he studied law, continued to dabble in theatre […]

Apple’s Tim Cook urges calm amid US, China trade war fears

Beijing: Apple CEO Tim Cook on Saturday urged China and the US to stay calm amid fears of a possible trade war between the world’s top two economies over import tariffs. Tension between the two countries mounted after US President Donald Trump announced tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of Chinese goods annually to […]

Vivo V9 with 19:9 ‘FullView’ display launched in India

Mumbai: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Friday launched the V9 for Rs 22,990. This is the company’s first flagship device in India with dual rear cameras. The cameras come with 16MP+5MP sensors, 19:9 “FullView” display 2.0, and have the highest screen-to-body ratio of 90 per cent, the company said in a statement. Prospective buyers can […]

6-inch skeleton found in Chile not of alien: Study

New York: Ruling out the possibility of the extra-terrestrial origin of a mysterious six-inch skeleton discovered in Chile, scientists have found that it was of a female, likely a foetus, who had a rare, bone-ageing disorder. Discovered more than a decade ago in an abandoned town in the Atacama Desert, the mummified specimen, nicknamed Ata, […]

Mark Zuckerberg apologises for data debacle, says ready to testify

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for the data debacle that has upended the social media giant and said he was ready to testify before Congress, a media report said. “The short answer is I’m happy to if it’s the right thing to do,” Zuckerberg said in a CNN interview on Wednesday night. […]

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 […]

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