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Google celebrates leap day with doodle

Search engine giant Google is celebrating the leap year date  with an animated doodle. This is further illustrated with Google Doodle’s home page saying, “We HOP you have a good one—Happy Leap Day!.” February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date added to most years that are divisible by 4, such as 2016, 2020, ...

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Telescopes detect ‘biggest explosion since Big Bang’

Scientists have detected evidence of a colossal explosion in space – five times bigger than anything observed before. The huge release of energy is thought to have emanated from a supermassive black hole some 390 million light years from Earth. The eruption is said to have left a giant dent in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster.Researchers reported their findings in The Astrophysical ...

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NASA unveils InSight lander’s findings on Mars

In this artist’s concept of NASA’s InSight lander on Mars, layers of the planet’s subsurface can be seen below and dust devils can be seen in the background. Photo: Courtesy NASA has published a set of six papers this week describing its InSight lander’s findings above and below the surface of Mars. These findings reveal a planet alive with quakes, ...

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Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Mi 10 Pro: Flagship 5G Smartphones on the Go

Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Mi 10 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Mi 10 Pro: Photo Credit AndroidAuthority Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro debuted on 13th February with a superb combination of versatile cameras, cutting-edge video recording technology, gaming-friendly processor and many more advanced features. On the same date Xiaomi has launched another flagship phone Mi 10. Though both smartphones look almost ...

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Flying cellphone towers : Could drones bring internet coverage to remote areas?

Tech giants including Google and Facebook have spent years trying to figure out how to bring the internet to billions of people who still lack a reliable connection. Now, an American startup has come up with its own plan. Telelift is an attempt to create a “flying cellphone tower.” It uses drones the size of a dining table, which are attached ...

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Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

Photo : In a Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, employees wear face masks as they stand in a reopened Apple Store in Beijing. Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won’t meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones. The Cupertino, California-based company said Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 that all of its ...

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NASA missions could uncover secrets on Venus

In order to further explore our solar system, NASA has chosen four proposals for missions that would investigate Venus, Jupiter’s moon Io and Neptune’s moon Trident. If chosen, NASA would develop the missions. The four proposals highlight planets and moons that are not currently included in the agency’s ongoing projects. They’re part of the agency’s Discovery Program, which encourages scientists ...

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Solar Orbiter: Sun mission blasts off

Europe’s audacious Solar Orbiter probe has lifted off on its quest to study the Sun from close quarters. The €1.5bn (£1.3bn) mission is packed with cameras and sensors that should reveal remarkable new insights on the workings of our star. Scientists want to better understand what drives its dynamic behaviour.The spacecraft is riding on an Atlas rocket, which lifted off ...

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Check misuse of information technology: President

Photo: PID President Abdul Hamid on Thursday said necessary steps should be taken for checking the misuse of information technology alongside ensuring their development. The President said this while delivering speech at the inaugural ceremony of ‘BASIS Soft Expo-2020’ held at Bashundhara International Convention Centre in the city. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Service (BASIS) organised the four-day programme ...

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‘Two defunct satellites narrowly miss collision’

Two decommissioned satellites sped past each other Wednesday after experts had warned they may collide at a combined speed of 33,000 miles (53,000 kilometers) an hour, sending thousands of pieces of debris hurtling through space. The satellites — a pioneering international space telescope and an experimental US craft traveling in opposing orbits — “crossed paths without incident,” a spokesman for ...

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