Microsoft tops Thomson Reuters top 100 global tech leaders list

Microsoft tops Thomson Reuters top 100 global tech leaders list

FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen a day after Microsoft Corp’s $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo   January 17 (Reuters – Thomson Reuters Corp <TRI.TO> on Wednesday published its debut “Top 100 Global Technology Leaders” list with Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> in […]

You might prevent spam in WhatsApp soon

San Francisco, January 14 (IANS): WhatsApp is working on a feature in its app which will empower its users to prevent spam messages in the next update version 2.17.430, an app watcher said.   According to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tests new features, the feature is still in its beta version and isn’t officially […]

Scientists spot massive ice deposits on Mars

Scientists spot massive ice deposits on Mars

Scientists Spot Massive Ice Deposits on Mars (photo for representation, image: REUTERS)   Washington, January 12 (IANS) Scientists have unearthed thick and massive deposits of ice in some regions on Mars.   The images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) showed the three-dimensional structure of […]

New approach for producing hydrogen gas developed

New approach for producing hydrogen gas developed

Team of researchers at NCL.   Ratneshwar Thakur India Science Wire   Hydrogen is considered one of the best sources of green energy. But economic production and storage remain major challenges in propagating this green fuel. Scientists believe that developing specific catalysts could help produce hydrogen from cheap starting materials.   A research team led […]

A rare celestial feast is on the way

A rare celestial feast is on the way

T.V.Venkateswaran   New Delhi, January 12 (India Science Wire): A rare celestial treat awaits us on January 31. We are going to witness what is called a “Super Blue Moon eclipse”: Three celestial events — a “super-moon”, a “blue moon”, and a total lunar eclipse will occur simultaneously.   Super-moon and blue moon may appear […]

Researchers claim WhatsApp group chats vulnerable, company denies

New Delhi, January 11 (IANS): After German cryptographers reported flaws that makes it possible to infiltrate WhatsApp’s private group chats without admin permission, the Facebook-owned messaging platform said on Thursday its end-to-end encryption is impeccable and its over one billion users are at no data breach risk.   According to a report in Wired.com, cryptographers […]

Japanese astronaut apologises for ‘fake news’ of height increase

Japanese astronaut apologises for ‘fake news’ of height increase

FILE PHOTO: Members of the International Space Station expedition 54/55, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (C), NASA astronaut Scott Tingle (R) and Norishige Kanai (L) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) during the send-off ceremony after checking their space suits before the launch of the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft at the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, 17 […]

Indian-origin chemist discovers new recipe for early life

Indian-origin chemist discovers new recipe for early life

New York, January 8 (IANS) A team of chemists led by an Indian-origin researcher at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun.   The experiments demonstrate that key chemical reactions that support life today could have been carried out with ingredients likely present […]

Chemical ban helped closing up of ozone layer hole: NASA

Chemical ban helped closing up of ozone layer hole: NASA

New York, January 6 (IANS) An international ban on ozone-destroying chlorine that contains manmade chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons(CFCs) has led to less ozone depletion, NASA scientists have reported.   CFCs are long-living chemical compounds that eventually rise into the stratosphere, where they are broken apart by the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation, releasing chlorine atoms that then go […]

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