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Making ‘space bricks’ on moon

A team of Indian scientists claims to have found a sustainable process to make brick-like structures on the lunar surface which could be a significant step forward in space exploration. Researchers from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru made the breakthrough. In a statement, IISc said the process exploits lunar soil and ...

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Submarine cable complications causing difficulty in using internet

Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) on Sunday said that internet speed has been slowed down due to complications of second submarine cable. Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) informed that users have been facing difficulties due to slow speed of internet since this noon. BSCCL Managing Director Mashiur Rahman said, “Power supply problem has been occurred in the ...

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Computer mouse co-inventor William English dies at 91

One of the pioneers of the modern computer interface has passed away: the New York Times reports that William “Bill” English died on July 26th from respiratory failure at the age of 91. Alongside Douglas Englebart at the Stanford Research Institute, English helped develop the first computer mouse and put together a 1968 “Mother of All Demos” that outlined many ...

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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover set to launch next week

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is set to launch next Thursday, July 30, on a journey designed to search for astrobiological evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars, according to NASA. The launch of Perseverance is targeting 7:50 a.m. Eastern Time Thursday, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

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China to launch Mars probe in space race with US

China aims to launch a rover to Mars on Thursday on a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space. The two countries are taking advantage of a period when Earth and Mars are closest to send their probes, with China’s mission due to lift off by Saturday and the US spacecraft ...

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Hackers targeted 130 accounts, company: Twitter

The hackers targeted the accounts of 130 people, some of its most high-profile users and were able to reset the passwords of 45 of those accounts, said Twitter. “We’re embarrassed, we’re disappointed, and more than anything, we’re sorry. We know that we must work to regain your trust, and we will support all efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice,” ...

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Twitter says hackers downloaded private account data

Twitter has confirmed hackers made use of tools that were supposed to have only been available to its own staff to carry off Wednesday’s hack attack. The breach saw the accounts of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West and Bill Gates among other celebrities used to tweet a Bitcoin scam. Twitter also revealed the perpetrators had downloaded data from up ...

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London’s Huawei decision ‘turning point’ for China-UK ties: Analyst

The UK’s move to ban Huawei may further sour strained China-UK political ties, largely reduce personnel exchanges, and most likely prompt Beijing to take reciprocal measures against London’s discriminatory policy, Chinese observers said. The UK’s mobile providers are being banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after December 31, and they must also remove all of the Chinese firm’s 5G ...

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The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth’s nearest neighbour once harbour life? It is a question that has preoccupied scientists for centuries and fired up sci-fi imaginings. Now three space exploration projects are gearing up to launch some of the most ambitious bids yet to find an answer. Scientists believe that four billion years ago ...

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Huawei pilots 5G unmanned vehicle at Thai smart hospital

Huawei Technologies along with Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and Thai state hospital launched an unmanned vehicle using 5G communications to deliver contactless medical supplies. ‘Unmanned Vehicle Pilot Project Driving Thai Healthcare to 5G Era,’ a self-driving car to use 5G technology from Huawei aiming to bring about contactless delivery solution of medical supplies, said a press release. ...

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