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Rare Blue Moon will grace the sky on Halloween night

If you are someone who loves various celestial events and often find yourself gazing at the sky, then the month of October has something amazing to offer. On the spooky night of Halloween, the rare Blue Moon is expected to light up the sky. Generally, each month has one full moon. However, every three years, two full moons appear in ...

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New Chinese satellite enters assembly stage

China’s satellite producer Galaxy Space announced that its new broadband communication satellite has entered the assembly stage after the company completed the development of satellite payloads The satellite will be the second of the Beijing-based company, which aims to build a broadband satellite constellation in low-Earth orbit and create a global 5G communication network, reports news agency Xinhua. Its first ...

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New Apple Watch, iPad products launched

Apple on Tuesday unveiled Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, two new iPad models, and Apple One subscription plans during its virtual event. Apple Watch Series 6 comes with a feature that can measure oxygen saturation of users’ blood, so the users may better understand their overall fitness and wellness, reports Xinhua. It uses a custom algorithm built into ...

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Scientists discover new luminous fungus

An international research team has discovered a new species of luminous fungus in Asia, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said, reports Xinhua. Scientists from Kunming Institute of Botany under the CAS, along with Indian scientists, conducted several scientific investigations in northeast India since 2018 and found a species of luminous fungus on a dead bamboo. The analysis showed that ...

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Google launches mobile operating system of Android 11

Google announced the launch of Android 11, the latest version of its mobile operating system on Tuesday. Android 11 will begin rolling out Tuesday on select Pixel and several Chinese smartphones such as OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and Realme, with more partners launching and upgrading devices over the coming months, the company said. Google has launched some new features to control ...

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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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