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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back to normal after outage

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back to normal after outage

02-04-2020 comments

New Delhi (IANS) Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down for millions of users in North and South America and Europe on Thursday morning.

According to outage tracking website Downdetector, people across the reported problems with the platforms,…

Australian researchers begin testing COVID-19 vaccines

Australian researchers begin testing COVID-19 vaccines

02-04-2020 comments

Canberra (IANS) Researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) on Thursday announced that they have begun testing vaccines for the novel coronavirus.

The CSIRO said that it has commenced…

Microsoft patents foldable device with 3 screens

Microsoft patents foldable device with 3 screens

02-04-2020 comments

San Francisco (IANS) A new patent has revealed that Microsoft is looking into developing a new Surface product with three displays on a single hinge mechanism.

According to the patent, the new Microsoft device features two separate screens…

Coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet: MIT scientist

Coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet: MIT scientist

01-04-2020 comments

New Delhi (IANS) New coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet as a sneeze or a cough results in a turbulent gas cloud that could contain SARS-CoV-2 droplets, an MIT researcher has claimed in a paper published in the Journal of the American…

US, Italy strain more virulent than one in India: Top Indian microbiologists

US, Italy strain more virulent than one in India: Top Indian microbiologists

01-04-2020 comments

New Delhi (IANS) The strain of new coronavirus in India is not as virulent as the ones which are devastating Italy, Spain and the US. In an in depth genomic analysis of rapidly revolving SARS-CoV-2(COVID-19) viruses, top Indian microbiologist Rup…

Microsoft 365 offers new personal, family subscriptions from April 21

Microsoft 365 offers new personal, family subscriptions from April 21

31-03-2020 comments

San Francisco (IANS) Microsoft has unveiled its new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions which are designed to replace and enhance the existing Office 365 consumer plans.

Microsoft 365 Personal and Family plans will be available…

Samsung provides masks, PPE kits to hospitals in India

Samsung provides masks, PPE kits to hospitals in India

31-03-2020 comments

New Delhi (IANS) Samsung on Tuesday said it has started supporting local authorities in various states in their preventive drive to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus by providing thousands of Preventive Masks and Personal Preventive Equipment…

China develops nanomaterial to combat coronavirus: Report

China develops nanomaterial to combat coronavirus: Report

30-03-2020 comments

Beijing (IANS) A team of Chinese scientists has reportedly developed a novel way to combat the new coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease which has killed over 32,000 people globally.

According to Global Times, the new weapon is not a…

WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India

WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India

30-03-2020 comments

New Delhi (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reduced the Status video limit from 30 seconds to 15 seconds in India to cut strain on Internet networks during the coronavirus lockdown in the country as millions of people have started sharing videos…

TB vaccine a potential new tool to fight COVID-19: Study

TB vaccine a potential new tool to fight COVID-19: Study

30-03-2020 comments

New York (IANS) Examining how the COVID-19 has impacted different countries, researchers have found that Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB), could be a potential new tool in the fight against the disease.

The study…

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