3rd SpaceX prototype spacecraft blows up during pressure test

April 4 (IANS) A third prototype of Elon Musk-run SpaceXs next-generation rocket Starship ‘SN3’ broke apart during a pressure test at the companys test site... Read more »

Spotify adds Siri support to its Apple Watch app

Spotify had officially released its Apple Watch app in November 2018 but it’s been lagging behind on features like streaming music from the wearable,... Read more »

NASA astronauts rehearse upcoming crew mission to ISS

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley participated in the SpaceX’s flight simulator, the US space agency said on Tuesday, adding that astronaut trainers,... Read more »

BHU women scientists develope corona testing kit

According to reports, a group of women scientists at the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, have developed... Read more »

Astronomers find best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole

Weighing in at about 50,000 times the mass of our Sun, the black hole is smaller than the supermassive black holes (at millions or... Read more »

NASA astronauts rehearse upcoming crew mission to ISS

The mission, known as Demo-2, is a close mirror of SpaceX’s uncrewed flight test to the space station in March 2019, but this time... Read more »

Facebook pledges $100mn to support corona-hit news industry

The social networking giant said the investment will include $25 million in emergency grant funding for local news through the Facebook Journalism Project, and... Read more »

Microsoft 365 offers new personal, family subscriptions from April 21

March 31 (IANS) Microsoft has unveiled its new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions which are designed to replace and enhance the existing Office 365... Read more »

IIT Hyderabad calls for adopting alternatives to ventilators

They are the most common of these devices is the bag valve mask, often called by the proprietary name of ‘Ambu Bag,’ that is... Read more »

Apple Watch Series 6 may feature touch ID fingerprint sensor

March 30 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to include a touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the crown of its upcoming Watch... Read more »

Video conferencing app Zoom to stop sending data to Facebook

“We will be removing the Facebook SDK and re-configuring the feature so that users will still be able to login with Facebook via their... Read more »

WhatsApp sees 40% increase in usage in time of pandemic

Across all stages of the pandemic, WhatsApp is the social media app experiencing the greatest gains in usage as people look to stay connected.... Read more »

How robots can help combat COVID-19 pandemic

“Already, we have seen robots being deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting border controls,” said the study researchers... Read more »

Key dementia test now available in 7 Indian languages

A team of researchers, including from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),... Read more »

IIT-M research shows concrete made from clay may replace cement

“Worldwide, there are research efforts in developing alternative concrete additives and energy efficient binders that can produce a more sustainable form of concrete. The... Read more »

IIT Hyderabad makes hand sanitizer for institute community

According to WHO and the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC), hands account for transmitting nearly 80 per cent of the infections due to... Read more »

Microsoft Bing team launches COVID-19 tracker globally

The tool will triage people who are concerned about their COVID-19 risk into testing sites based on guidance from public health officials and test... Read more »

Insufficient manpower in DRDO for research: Parl Panel

The panel urged that Ministry of Defence to make efforts to cadre review and revision of sanctioning of strength of scientists in DRDO, commensurate... Read more »

Suspense on launch of India’s Geo Imaging Satellite GISAT-1 continues

“The launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F10), planned for March 05, 2020, is postponed due to technical reasons. Revised launch date... Read more »

Cyber-criminals exploiting public fear of rising COVID-19

Along with the consistent increase of 2019 coronavirus cases comes the incessant techniques cyber-criminals are using to prey on public panic amidst the global... Read more »