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Microsoft fixes bug, re-releasing Windows 10 October update

Microsoft fixes bug, re-releasing Windows 10 October update

10-10-2018 comments

San Francisco (IANS): Microsoft on Wednesday said it has identified and fixed all known issues in the Windows 10 October 2018 update and has begun re-releasing the key update.

After some users complained that installing the Windows 10 October…

Google to close Google+ social networking site

Google to close Google+ social networking site

09-10-2018 comments

San Francisco (IANS): Internet giant Google has said it is shutting down the consumer version of its own social networking site Google+ due to low usage and a bug discovered in March last year that could leak the data of about half a million of its…

Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030: Report

Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030: Report

08-10-2018 comments

Geneva (IANS): The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires,…

Rare white-rumped vulture gets new lease of life atop Mumbai building

Rare white-rumped vulture gets new lease of life atop Mumbai building

07-10-2018 comments

Mumbai (IANS) A rare and highly-endangered gigantic white-rumped vulture, figuring on the IUCN Red List and found in a near-dead condition, has been saved by a Mumbai family and is now ready to take wings.

After eight months of love…

41-year old NASA probe may be near interstellar space

41-year old NASA probe may be near interstellar space

06-10-2018 comments

Washington (IANS): NASA's Voyager 2 probe that was launched in 1977 has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, indicating that it is near the interstellar space.

Once Voyager 2 exits the outermost layer…

Facebook accused of violating children's privacy law

Facebook accused of violating children's privacy law

04-10-2018 comments

San Francisco (IANS) Several US groups advocating public and children's health have urged the federal trade regulators to take action against social media giant Facebook for allegedly violating children's privacy law.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry won by 3 scientists for their works on proteins

Nobel Prize in Chemistry won by 3 scientists for their works on proteins

03-10-2018 comments

Stockholm (IANS): Frances Arnold of California Institute of Technology in the US on Wednesday became only the fifth woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry when the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the award that recognised…

Facebook says hackers didn't access any third-party app

Facebook says hackers didn't access any third-party app

03-10-2018 comments

San Francisco (IANS) Tendering a fresh apology in the data breach that affected 50 million users, Facebook has said that a detailed investigation found no evidence that the hackers accessed any third-party apps using Facebook Login.

NASA completes 60 years of space research

NASA completes 60 years of space research

02-10-2018 comments

Washington (IANS) US space agency NASA has completed 60 years of human space exploration, discovering the world beyond Earth and developing new technologies.

"For six decades, NASA has led peaceful exploration of space, making…

Nobel Prize for Physics goes to scientists from US, Canada

Nobel Prize for Physics goes to scientists from US, Canada

02-10-2018 comments

Stockholm (IANS): Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou from the US and Donna Strickland from Canada were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday "for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics".

"The Royal Swedish Academy…

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