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India's test created 400 pieces of debris, risk to Space Station: NASA

Washington, Apr 2: The head of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today branded India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible thing" that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Jim Bridenstine was addressing employees of NASA after India shot down a low-orbiting satellite...

Two die of sun stroke, 44 suffered sun burns in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 31: Two people died of sun stroke and another 44 suffered sun burns in Kerala as mercury continues to rise above normal.

Sources said the two people, a farmer, Unnikrishnan from Muriathottam near Parasala on the city suburbs and a woman labourer, Chinnammalu of Nallur in Palakkad, died of sun stroke on Saturday.

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TV viewers may soon be able to switch service providers without changing set top box

New Delhi, Mar 27: TV viewers may be able to switch their DTH or cable service providers without changing the set top box (STB) by the end of this year, according to regulator Trai's Chairman R S Sharma.

"Since last two years we have been trying to make STBs interoperable. Large part of problem has been resolved....

Govt bans Ola Cabs for 6 months across Karnataka for running bike taxis illegally

Bengaluru, Mar 23: The transport department of Karnataka government has suspended the licence of Ola Cabs (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd) for six months with effect from last night, alleging that the ride-hailing company had been running two- wheeler taxis in violation of the law.

This means the Bengaluru-based aggregator will not be able to operate any of...

Travel bloggers from worldover on trip to scenic Kerala

Kochi, Mar 21: Twenty-six renowned travel bloggers from 21 countries across the globe Thursday set off on a fortnight's trip to Kerala by bus to visit places of tourist interest and cultural value and post their experiences real-time.

The sixth edition of the 'Kerala Blog Express' (KBE) had its first halt at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, where the writers took...

Russian luxury brand Caviar introduces new design of iPhone for Rs 5.8 lakh

Mosco, Mar 16: Russian luxury brand Caviar has announced 99 pieces of iPhone XS and XS Max models at the starting price of $8,370 (nearly Rs 5.8 lakh), that come with a mechanical watch and the dial protected by a sapphire crystal.

"We continue the history of the greatest mechanisms integrated into the smartphone design and a smartphone body...

Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes 13 billion light-years away

Washington, Mar 15: Astronomers have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes 13 billion light-years away from the Earth, from a time when the universe was less than 10 per cent of its present age.

“It is remarkable that such massive dense objects were able to form so soon after the Big Bang,” said Michael Strauss, a professor...


Web can be changed for better in next 30 yrs: World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee

Admitting that the web has created opportunity for cheats, promoted hatred and made all kinds of crime easier to commit, web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has said it is possible to change the web for the better in the next 30 years.

"But given how much the web has changed in the past 30 years, it would be defeatist and...

Raw materials behind half of global emissions: UN

Nairobi, Mar 12: Extracting and processing materials, fuel and food contributes as much as half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, the UN said Tuesday, as experts gathered in Kenya to find ways to rein in exploding global consumption.

Using dozens of data sources, the authors of a major new report presented lawmakers and businesses with a...

YouTube testing fact check pop-up alert for sensitive searches in India

San Francisco, Mar 10: YouTube is testing a fake content monitoring feature in India that pops up a "fact check" alert on searches for sensitive content.

The feature will also highlight additional information on the subject from verified fact-checking partners of the platform.

"These panels will show up on search result pages rather than on individual videos. Even...