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Oldest material on Earth discovered

Photos : Some of the pre-solar grains in the Murchison meteorite (inset) could have come from evolved stars similar to the Egg Nebula. Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth, reports BBC. They found dust grains within the space rock – which fell to Earth in the 1960s – that are as much ...

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Free Wi-Fi launched at 146 educational institutions

The government has launched free Wi-Fi at 146 educational institutions across the country. Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy inaugurated the free Wi-Fi service from Posts and Telecommunication Division at the Secretariat on Sunday. Addressing the launching event, Joy said, “Digital Bangladesh is the demand of all, especially students want free Wi-Fi. The Awami League government has taken the ...

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CES tech show: Say no to junk food; machines make cocktails

Photo : Sebastian Seung, executive vice president and chief research scientist of Samsung Research, talks about Ballie, an AI rolling robot during a Samsung keynote before the CES tech show. A wristband that will help you say “no” to junk food. A machine that will mix drinks for you. These were among the gadgets showcased this week at the CES ...

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SpaceX rocket launches 3rd batch of 60 internet satellites into space

The U.S. private space company SpaceX launched its third batch of 60 Starlink satellites into space on Monday, in an effort to build a 12,000-strong or even more satellite network capable of providing broadband internet services. The Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the satellites, was lifted off at 9:19 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (0219 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 at ...

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5G, robots, autonomous farming and more — hottest trends to watch at CES 2020

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s premier consumer electronics show, is just around the corner. It runs from Jan. 7 to 10, but features a two-day preshow chock full of revealing corporate presentations and press conferences hosted by the big boys of the industry on Jan. 5 and 6th. CES is considered the largest and most influential tech ...

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Chinese astronomers discover over 10,000 lithium-rich giant stars

Chinese astronomers have found more than 10,000 giant stars rich in lithium, surpassing the total number of such stars previously discovered by scientists around the world. The discovery was made by researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences based on data from the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST), a special quasi-meridian reflecting ...

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Facebook blocks live streaming of PBC news bulletins over Kashmir coverage: Radio Pakistan

Facebook has blocked live streaming of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation’s (PBC) news bulletins for highlighting Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. However, temporary arrangements have been made to continue live streaming of Radio Pakistan’s bulletins on YouTube, the report added. In its report, Radio Pakistan has included screenshots of earlier warning messages received from the social-media ...

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Google Doodle celebrating Zainul Abedin’s 105th birthday

Search engine giant Google is celebrating the 105th birthday of renowned Bangladeshi painter, educator and activist Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. He is widely considered a founding father of Bangladeshi modern art. Throughout his colorful life, Zainul Abedin strived to preserve and honour Bangladeshi heritage. Google Doodle made an alteration on its Bangladeshi homepage on Sunday, showing the great artist painting Google ...

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Turkish leader unveils prototypes of 1st domestic car

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday unveiled prototypes of a domestically produced electric car, putting him closer to fulfilling a long-held dream of building Turkey’s first “national” automobile. Erdogan showcased the SUV and sedan models of the car, known for now as TOGG after a consortium of Turkish companies that will produce them, at a ceremony in Gebze, in ...

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Apple ‘hacker’ spared jail over iCloud blackmail

A 22-year-old man has admitted trying to blackmail Apple by claiming he had access to millions of iCloud accounts. Kerem Albayrak from north London threatened to wipe 319 million accounts unless Apple gave him iTunes gift cards worth $100,000 (£76,000). But an investigation found that Albayrak had not compromised Apple’s systems.He has been given a two year suspended jail sentence ...

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