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Bangabandhu Satellite to be handed over this month

Bangladesh’s first geostationary communication satellite Bangabandhu-1 would be handed over by the French manufacturing company Thales Alenia Space to Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) this month. Before the handover, Thales would run final technical test in next solar eclipse which is scheduled on September 21, said officials.   Talking to BSS today, BCSCL Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood said they ...

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NovaSAR: UK radar satellite to track illegal shipping activity

The first all-British radar satellite is set to go into orbit on an Indian rocket. Called NovaSAR, it has the ability to take pictures of the surface of the Earth in every kind of weather, day or night.   The spacecraft will assume a number of roles but its designers specifically want to see if it can help monitor suspicious ...

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SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into deep space.   “SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday ...

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Apple launch: Bigger! Faster! Pricier! Innovative?

Apple has given the Oval Office a run for its money in the past few weeks – we’ve had an unprecedented number of leaks ahead of the firm’s annual product launch. So, barring any surprises – a Steve Jobs-esque “one more thing” – we have a pretty good idea of what to expect when Tim Cook heads out on stage ...

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NASA’s Curiosity rover captures panoramic view of dusty Martian skies

NASA’s Curiosity rover has beamed back a 360-degree panoramic view of the Martian landscape, revealing reddish-brown skies darkened by a fading global dust storm that has enshrouded the red planet for weeks.   The panorama, captured from Curiosity’s current location on Vera Rubin Ridge, also includes a rare view by the Mast Camera of the rover itself, revealing a thin ...

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New iPhones aim for momentum in sputtering smartphone market

Apple is set to unveil new iPhones, aiming to gain fresh momentum in the premium segment of a global smartphone market showing signs of fatigue.   In its usual secretive style, Apple has remained mum about revelations planned for Wednesday’s event at its spaceship campus in Silicon Valley, but the timing fits its pattern of annually introducing new iPhone models.  ...

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Scientists build timepiece that is 1000 times more accurate

Scientists in Australia have built a watch which is more accurate than any commercial system out there on the planet and is claimed to not lose time for 40 million years.   Called, Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator, the system uses 1,200-carat sapphire crystal that is cooled down to minus 267 degrees Celsius, Cnet reported. It is 1,000 times more precise than ...

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Google launches new search experience for job seekers in Bangladesh

Google has unveiled a new search experience making it easier for job seekers in three countries of South Asia, including Bangladesh, to find employment opportunities from popular job listing websites, online classifieds and companies.   The new feature is built directly into Google Search to provide a comprehensive listing of jobs across the web.  At launch, job search will have ...

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Bangabandhu Satellite-1 starts operation with SAFF Cup coverage on BTV

Bangabandhu Satellite-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, started its experimental operation by facilitating Bangladesh Television (BTV) air live the matches of the 12th South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship Cup on Tuesday.   Shahjahan Mahmud, Chairman of Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) said within mid-October the satellite would start commercial operation.  SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 was started ...

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Google to launch AI technology to fight online child abuse

US tech giant Google announced on Monday that it is employing a new artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to combat online spreading of contents involving child sexual abuse.   Google said its cutting-edge AI technology uses deep neural networks for image processing to help discover and detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.  The new tool based on the deep neural ...

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