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Facebook: Sabhanaz Rashid appointed as country manager of Bangladesh

The authorities of Facebook (FB) has appointed Sabhanaz Rashid Diya, a Bangladeshi writer and computational social scientist as the country manager of Bangladesh. Facebook announced the appointment in a virtual meeting held between FB’s regional headquarter in Singapore and Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Monday, said a handout of Press Information Department (PID). After the announcement, the minister applauded ...

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China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 10:27 a.m. Sunday (Beijing Time). The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket. Gaofen-9 05 has a resolution up to the sub-meter level. It will be mainly used for land surveys, city planning, land right confirmation, ...

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1,200-year old olive oil soap workshop found in Israel

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 1,200-year-old olive oil-soap making workshop in southern Israel, the oldest one found in the country, Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said Sunday. It was exposed at an excavation site inside a wealthy home of the Islamic period in the Bedouin city of Rahat, reports Xinhua. According to the IAA, during the soap-making process, olive oil was ...

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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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