• Science Updates
    Milky Way Forged by Galaxy ‘Mega-Merger’ 10 Billion Years Ago: Study

    The Milky Way’s signature halo is mostly stellar rubble from a cosmic collision 10 billion years ago with another galaxy a quarter of its size, scientists stunned by their own discovery reported Wednesday. The slow-motion crash with Gaia-Enceladus – named after the giant of Greek mythology born of Earth and Sky – not only provided the […]

  • Gadgets
    Pixel, Nexus Devices Receiving November Android Security Patch; Fixes Wireless Charging Issue on Pixel 3 Series

    Like clockwork, Google has commenced the rollout of Android’s November 2018 security update bringing with it a few improvements and critical bug fixes. It not only brings the Google Assistant shortcut to the Pixel Launcher on the Pixel 2₹ 36,099 series, the update also fixes picture-in-picture performance, notification stability, and a specific set of Pixel-related software fixes […]

  • Internet
    Web Creator Berners-Lee Launches Contract for Better Internet

    Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has launched a campaign to persuade governments, companies and individuals to sign a “Contract for the Web” set of principles designed to defend a free and open Internet. Berners-Lee, who hatched the Web in 1989, said a sense of optimism about the Internet had been damaged by abuses […]

  • Science Updates
    China, France Launch Satellite to Study Climate Change

    . China sent its first ever satellite built in partnership with another country into space on Monday, a device tasked with helping scientists better predict dangerous cyclones and climate change by monitoring ocean surface winds and waves. A Long March 2C carrier rocket blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Gobi […]

  • Computing

    A super-computer at the International Space Station aims to bring “cloud” computing to astronauts in space and speed up their ability to run data analysis in orbit, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise said Thursday. A SpaceX cargo capsule delivered the equipment, known as The Spaceborne Computer, to the space station in August 2017. After more than a year of tests, HPE says it is […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA Retires Its Planet Hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope

    The Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and will be retired after a 9-1/2-year mission in which it detected thousands of planets beyond our solar system and boosted the search for worlds that might harbour alien life, NASA said on Tuesday. Currently orbiting the sun 94 million miles (156 million km) from Earth, the spacecraft will drift […]

  • Internet
    Government Tells WhatsApp It’s Seeking Location and Identity of Those Misusing Platform, Not Decryption

    Continuing with its firm stance on traceability, the government Wednesday stated that it has not sought decryption of WhatsApp messages but instead wants the location and identity of those misusing the platform to spread fake news that provokes violence. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who met WhatsApp Vice President Chris Daniels, also asserted that the “institutional integrity” of […]