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Two habitable planets that could support life discovered

Two exoplanets that have been discovered, which are warm similar to Earth and may have water, could be alternatives to support life, according to a study on Tuesday.

Scientists have been searching for planets close to nearby stars since 2016 using a 3.5-meter telescope.

Images captured at the Calar Alto Observatory in Almeria, southern Spain, and two other...

WhatsApp maintains its stand on Indian govt’s demand for message traceability

New Delhi, Jun 18: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday said it has nothing fresh to add to the Indian government's demand to trace the origin of messages on its platform as it "undermined the privacy of the people".

Reacting to an ET story that claimed government officials have asked WhatsApp to digitally fingerprint every message, without breaking its end-to-end encryption,...

India will overtake China as world's most populous country in 8 yrs: UN report

New Delhi/United Nations, Jun 18: India will overtake China to become the world's most populous country in just eight years, according to a United Nations report.

In the world' populated country by the century ends. Meanwhile, the Chinese population will decrease by 31.4 million, or around 2.2 per cent, between 2019 and 2050.

The report titled 'The World...

Facebook to unveil new cryptocurrency

London, Jun 17: Facebook is set Tuesday to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream, reportedly with the endorsement of governments and financial giants.

The world's biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will avoid the rollercoaster volatility of "blockchain" technologies such as bitcoin....

India planning to launch its own space station: ISRO chief

New Delhi, Jun 13: India is planning to launch its own space station, ISRO chief K Sivan has said.

The ambitious project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission.

"We have to sustain the Gaganyaan programme after the launch of (the) human space mission. In this context, India is planning to have its own space station," Sivan...

Modi govt pursuing bold strategies for universal Internet access by 2022: Ajit Pai

Washington, Jun 13: India is pursuing bold strategies to achieve the ambitious goal of universal Internet access by 2022, a top American official has said, highlighting the challenges in building broadband networks in rural areas.

"I commend Prime Minister Modi and the Indian government for their ambitious goals of universal Internet access by 2022 and fixed broadband...

Indiabulls moves SC for listing of plea against it alleging misappropriation of funds

New Delhi, Jun 12: The Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IHFL) on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent listing of a plea filed against it in which it has been alleged that the company misappropriated Rs 98,000 crore of public money.

Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for the company, mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a vacation...

Astronomical tourism in Chile aided by solar eclipse frenzy

La Serena, Jun 8: The total solar eclipse expected in northern Chile early next month is already drawing flocks of visitors eager to glimpse a rare view of the phenomenon through the region’s clear skies.

In Coquimbo, a region spanning the Pacific coast and the Andes, tourism demand has already eclipsed offerings of some services, forcing hotels there to...

Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix safety alert on 737 Max

Washington, Jun 8: Boeing planned to wait three years to fix a non-working safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft and sped up the process only after the first of two deadly crashes involving the planes.

The company acknowledged that it originally planned to fix a cockpit warning light in 2020 after two key lawmakers disclosed the company's timetable...

Researchers have found way to turn plastic waste into jet fuel

Washington, Jun 5: Plastic trash may one day help people fly as researchers have found a way to turn daily plastic waste products into jet fuel.

"There is a lot of hydrogen in plastics, which is a key component in fuel," said Hanwu Lei, Associate Professor at the Washington State University in the US.

To produce jet fuel,...