Singh Rahul Sunilkumar
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Hubble telescope pictures unusual interacting galaxies

The Hubble Telescope, a project in collaboration with the US space agency and European Space agency (ESA) has captured the spectacular view. The galaxy merger, known as Arp-Madore 417-391, is based 671 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus in the southern celestial hemisphere.

Arp-Madore 417-391 is located 671 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus.(Nasa)
Arp-Madore 417-391 is located 671 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus.(Nasa)
Published on Nov 27, 2022 06:18 PM IST

Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Beta available for all in North America: Elon Musk

The feature was gradually rolling out since 2020 for select customers and required drivers to touch a minimum safety threshold with Tesla’s built-in Safety Score feature and covering 100 miles applying the Autopilot.

Tesla (Representative Image / AP)
Tesla (Representative Image / AP)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 08:00 PM IST

Why this Pacific island country wants to become world's first 'digital nation'?

While addressing UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) through video conferencing, Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Kofe said, “As our land disappears, we have no choice but to become the world’s first digital nation."

Tuvalu's digital illustration (screengrab/ YouTube )
Tuvalu's digital illustration (screengrab/ YouTube )
Published on Nov 24, 2022 03:00 PM IST

Watch: Artemis 1 moon mission's spacecraft Orion captures Earthrise

In the video shared by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) the Earth can be seen rising from behind the shadowed surface of the Moon. It is captured through a camera installed on the tip of one of Orion's solar arrays.

Earthrise captured by Orion spacecraft(screengrab/ Nasa)
Earthrise captured by Orion spacecraft(screengrab/ Nasa)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 07:39 PM IST

Meta launches new safety features for teen users of Facebook and Instagram

“We’re sharing an update on how we protect young people from harm and seek to create safe, age-appropriate experiences for teens on Facebook and Instagram,” Meta stated in a blog post.

Meta also shared an update on the work they are doing to stop the spread of teens’ intimate images online.(AFP)
Meta also shared an update on the work they are doing to stop the spread of teens’ intimate images online.(AFP)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 12:21 PM IST

This city's traffic police issues 1.3 lakh e-challans for tampering number plate

Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) AV Ranganath said that during the special drive, they have caught these vehicles for transgression of the specified number plate display rule.

His vehicle was stolen on June 6 and remains untraceable, police said. However, on June 28, he received a challan for speeding near Millennium Depot.(File photo for representation)
His vehicle was stolen on June 6 and remains untraceable, police said. However, on June 28, he received a challan for speeding near Millennium Depot.(File photo for representation)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 05:32 PM IST

Explained: What is leap second? Why are we scrapping it?

Meta and Google are among the tech companies that have demanded for leap seconds to be ditched. CGPM has decided to scrap the practice from 2035.

Clocks needs to be synchronised with solar time.(Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash)
Clocks needs to be synchronised with solar time.(Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 03:53 PM IST

Elon Musk says Twitter done with layoffs, starts hiring again: Report

In the meeting Musk also cleared that there is no any immediate plan to move Twitter’s headquarters to Texas.

Elon Musk's Twitter has recently fired several employees.(REUTERS)
Elon Musk's Twitter has recently fired several employees.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 01:27 PM IST

From tomatoes to medical kit, what NASA sends in ISS resupply mission

SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission is set to be launched shortly. Let's us read what all is bundled for the 10 astronauts camping in the space.

International Space station presently has 10 inhabitants.(Nasa)
International Space station presently has 10 inhabitants.(Nasa)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 07:11 PM IST

This photonic chip can transmit all of Internet's traffic in one second: Study

Scientists have specially developed an optical chip that can use the light from a single infrared laser to make a rainbow spectrum of colours, or frequencies.

Optical fibre has brought revolution in telecommunication.(Representational Image/ Photo by Compare Fibre on Unsplash)
Optical fibre has brought revolution in telecommunication.(Representational Image/ Photo by Compare Fibre on Unsplash)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 04:58 PM IST

iPhone 15 to have USB-C port with capability to transfer big files fast: Report

Apple has recently upgraded its iPhone line-up. But speculations have begun making rounds about the features and design of the next iPhone series.

iPhone 14 was released in Apple's Far out event. (Representational image/ REUTERS)
iPhone 14 was released in Apple's Far out event. (Representational image/ REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 04:22 PM IST

‘Apologies’, says Jio as football fans flag technical snag during FIFA World Cup

Jio Cinema users are complaining of buffering issue even if they have sufficiently good quality of internet connectivity.

Fireworks explode around a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy during the opening ceremony of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.(AFP)
Fireworks explode around a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy during the opening ceremony of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 11:12 PM IST

Mastodon user claims account suspended for being a ‘capitalist’. Musk reacts

The Twitter user with the handle LefterisJP also attached a screenshot purportedly of the Mastodon platform which stated the user's account is suspended and further added, “no capitalists on here thank u.”

Mastodon logo is seen in this illustration.(REUTERS)
Mastodon logo is seen in this illustration.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 20, 2022 09:29 PM IST

Apple Watch’s ECG can help diagnose heart problem: Research

The study published in Nature journal carried out experiment on 2,454 volunteers from 46 US states and 11 countries. The patients sent their 5 months ECG data taken from their Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5, Series 6, Series 7, Series 8 or Ultra has the ECG app.(Representational Image)
Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5, Series 6, Series 7, Series 8 or Ultra has the ECG app.(Representational Image)
Published on Nov 20, 2022 06:22 PM IST

Youtuber MrBeast surpasses PewDiePie with 112M YouTube subscribers

MrBeast, whose original name is Jimmy Donaldson, has beat PewDiePie to become the highest subscribed YouTube channel in individual category. With this, T-series has a new contender for the post of YouTube channel with the most subscribers.

The number of YouTube subscribers of MrBeast and PewDiePie.
The number of YouTube subscribers of MrBeast and PewDiePie.
Published on Nov 20, 2022 04:46 PM IST

Can AirPods be used as hearing aid? Research explains

AirPods was launched in 2016. It comes with a “Live Listen” feature that receives the environmental sounds and transmits the amplified sound through the AirPods.

AirPods (Pexels)
AirPods (Pexels)
Published on Nov 17, 2022 05:23 PM IST

Elon Musk looking for successor as acting Twitter CEO? Here’s what he said

Elon Musk testified in a Delaware court to defend a Tesla linked case on Wednesday, there he said that he will “reduce his time at Twitter and eventually find a new leader” to run Twitter. But now in a recent Tweet he has responded to it.

Elon Musk is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of electric car maker Tesla and the private space company SpaceX.(REUTERS)
Elon Musk is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of electric car maker Tesla and the private space company SpaceX.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 17, 2022 02:52 PM IST

Nasa awards $1.15 bn contract of 2nd Artemis moon lander to Elon Musk's SpaceX

SpaceX’s Elon Musk responded with another tweet. He wrote, “Much appreciated, SpaceX will not let NASA down!”

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft atop is seen as Space X and NASA prepare for the launch of the Crew-5 mission.(AFP)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft atop is seen as Space X and NASA prepare for the launch of the Crew-5 mission.(AFP)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 05:06 PM IST

German start-up tests device which can 'smell' wildfire even before flames erupt

Dryad states that this ultra-early fire detection technology senses smoke, hydrogen and other gases emitted by pyrolysis in the early stages of a wildfire, giving fire fighters valuable time and an opportunity to extinguish the fire before it spreads out of control.

Wildfires are huge source of pollution.(Representative Image/Photo by Marcus Kauffman on Unsplash)
Wildfires are huge source of pollution.(Representative Image/Photo by Marcus Kauffman on Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 15, 2022 03:19 PM IST

Apple accused of recording users' private activity without their consent: Report

A lawsuit contends that Apple’s iPhones and other devices have settings that aim to disable all tracking and sharing of app information, but the company still collects, tracks, and monetizes user’s data even after consumers have disabled sharing.

One of the primary differences between the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max, are the cameras. (Vishal Mathur / HT Photo)
One of the primary differences between the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max, are the cameras. (Vishal Mathur / HT Photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2022 01:36 PM IST

Why Microsoft asked users to pause update to the latest Windows version?

Microsoft said affected platforms are on client side- Windows 11, version 22H2- and no server is affected. It recommended users to not update the operating system to this version.

Corporate signage of Microsoft Corp at Microsoft India Development Centre, in Noida.(Bloomberg)
Corporate signage of Microsoft Corp at Microsoft India Development Centre, in Noida.(Bloomberg)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 03:26 PM IST

'$13 million a year...': Musk's big claim on food service at Twitter HQ

Recently in a media report it is claimed that Elon Musk wants Twitter employees to pay for their lunch. However, He contended the accusation through multiple tweets.

New Twitter CEO Elon Musk (HT_PRINT)
New Twitter CEO Elon Musk (HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 02:06 PM IST

How has Covid changed cybersecurity scenario? Quick Heal co-founder explains

Internet security provider Quickheal launched version 23 of its cybersecurity solutions. Hindustan Times spoke to the company's co-founder, joint managing director and chief technology officer Dr Sanjay Katkar.

Post-pandemic smartphones are heavily used for day-to-day work.(Photo by Dan Nelson on Unsplash)
Post-pandemic smartphones are heavily used for day-to-day work.(Photo by Dan Nelson on Unsplash)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 08:22 PM IST

Explained: How is UN planning to detect methane emissions using satellite data

Methane curb is by far the most effective step towards climate conservation. The new initiative will provide technical or advisory services to help in assessing methane emissions mitigation options.

Energy sector has the sizeable portion in Methane emissions.(AP Photo)
Energy sector has the sizeable portion in Methane emissions.(AP Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 02:51 PM IST

Watch: Nasa's module simulating Mars habitat where crew will stay for a year

Nasa informs that the occupants will undergo simulated spacewalks, scientific research, use of virtual reality and robotic controls, and exchanging communications.

Mars Dune Alpha is a 1,700-square-foot module 3D-printed by ICON.(Nasa)
Mars Dune Alpha is a 1,700-square-foot module 3D-printed by ICON.(Nasa)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 07:12 PM IST

'16 weeks of base pay...': Zuckerberg's announcements for fired Meta employees

Meta will offer compensation to all the affected employees which includes severance, healthcare, career support among others. Zuckerberg said that layoff was the last resort.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued statement regarding mass layoff(AP)
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued statement regarding mass layoff(AP)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 07:28 PM IST

“Accurate to who?” asks Dorsey as Musk envisions Twitter to be the most accurate

Musk is pressing for Twitter to become a free speech platform devoid of fake information. But it’s easier said than done. Many people, including Jack, are wondering how this will be accomplished.

Elon Musk has taken over the control of Twitter after $44 billion takeover.(Reuters)
Elon Musk has taken over the control of Twitter after $44 billion takeover.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 03:12 PM IST

Smartphones can help sense bridge failure: Report

Researchers undertook tests that involved traveling across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and a reinforced concrete bridge in Italy. They discovered that two smartphones could deliver information with a level of accuracy comparable to 240 stationary sensors.

Representative Image(Pexels)
Representative Image(Pexels)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 11:59 AM IST

Can a user tweet long length video on Twitter? Musk replies

Musk added that the platform will support creator monetization for all forms of content. The new Twitter owner is from the very beginning pressing for monetization feature on the platform where the creators can make money with their content.

Elon Musk Twitter Takeover: A phone screen displays a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo.(AFP)
Elon Musk Twitter Takeover: A phone screen displays a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 01:38 PM IST

Scientists develop window film that can cool room without blocking visible light

The newly developed 'Transparent radiative coolers' (TRC) can be employed as window materials to cut cooling energy requirements for buildings and automobiles, which may support significantly in addressing climate change challenges.

The window film held in hand can cool home without blocking visible lights.(ACS Energy Letters 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.2c01969)
The window film held in hand can cool home without blocking visible lights.(ACS Energy Letters 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.2c01969)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 02:59 PM IST
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