Science & Tech

Teenagers prefer Snapchat over Facebook, Instagram: Study


San Francisco, Aug 29: Photo-messaging app Snapchat is the most preferred social networking platform among US teenagers, surpassing the userbase of Facebook and Instagram in that age-category, says a new study.In 2018, 16.4 million 12 to 17 year-olds are likely to use Snapchat, comapred with 12.8 million for Instagram, according to the analysis by...

NASA’s InSight will decode how mountains formed on Mars


Washington, Aug 29: NASA's InSight spacecraft, that has passed the halfway mark to Mars, carries a unique instrument that will enable scientists to understand what geological processes created the massive mountains on the Martian surface.InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. The Mars lander carries a unique instrument -- Heat...

Facebook vows to run operations with 100% renewable energy by 2020


San Francisco, Aug 29: Aiming to make its energy-guzzling data centres environment friendly, Facebook has pledged it would power its global operations with 100 per cent renewable energy by the end of 2020.The social networking giant also said it was committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 75 per cent in the same...

India’s first manned space mission to send 3 persons


New Delhi, Aug 28: India's first manned space flight - Gaganyaan - is expected to send three persons, including a woman, into the space for seven days and the spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km.Giving details of the programme at a press conference here, Minister of State for...

LG unveils new smartphone in India at Rs 15,990


New Delhi, Aug 28: Expanding its Q series, South Korean tech Major LG Electronics on Tuesday launched a new smartphone Q7 in India at Rs 15,990.The 5.5-inch FHD+ smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio will be available across leading retail stores from September 1. The device is powered by 1.5 GHz Octa-Core chipset coupled with 3GB...

Google’s payment app for India ‘Tez’ becomes Google Pay


New Delhi, Aug 28: Readying its digital payment service for India, Tez, for a global roll out, Google on Tuesday renamed the app as Google Pay and introduced new features that could soon help its Indian users get instant pre-approved loans from some banks.Building for India has often meant Google building for everyone all...

NASA working for better cancer treatments in space: Report


Washington, Aug 28: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are conducting a blood cell experiment which may improve treatments for cancer, the media reported.In a new video published by the US space agency as part of the AngieX Cancer Therapy study, the team led by NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor were shown examining endothelial...

Google pledges Rs 7 cr for Kerala relief work


New Delhi, Aug 28: Google will contribute $1 million (nearly Rs 7 crore) to the relief and restoration work in Kerala which has been battered by severe floods, a top company official said here on Tuesday.Google.org and Googlers will contribute $1 million to the relief work in Kerala, Rajan Anandan, Vice President, Southeast Asia...

Twitter suspends 486 more accounts linked to Iran, Russia


San Francisco, Aug 28: After suspending 284 accounts originating in Iran and Russia, Twitter on Tuesday announced it has cracked down on additional 486 such accounts that were designed to mislead people in the Middle East, Latin America, Britain and the US.Since our initial suspensions last week, we have continued our investigation, further building...