Thailand passes internet security law decried as ‘cyber martial law’

Thailand passes internet security law decried as ‘cyber martial law’

A man is silhouetted onto an electronic screen displaying prohibited website in Bangkok, Thailand, in this June 19, 2017 illustration photo. (REUTERS File Photo) BANGKOK, February 28 (Reuters): Thailand’s military-appointed parliament on Thursday passed a controversial cybersecurity law that gives sweeping powers to state cyber agencies, despite concerns from businesses and activists over judicial oversight […]

NASA providing daily weather reports for Mars

NASA providing daily weather reports for Mars

Washington, February 21 (PTI) NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide daily weather reports for Mars, thanks to the Red Planet’s newest robotic resident, InSight, mission scientists announced Thursday. “The InSight lander is close to the Martian equator — just north of the equator — so it is experiencing Martian winter,” said Don Banfield, the mission’s […]

NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

A self-portrait of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, a combination of multiple frames taken by Opportunity’s panoramic camera (Pancam) during March 22 through March 24, 2014 on planet Mars is seen in this NASA/JPL-Caltech image released on April 17, 2014. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University/Arizona State University/Handout via REUTERS LOS ANGELES, February 14 (Reuters) – Opportunity, a […]

Thaw of Himalayas set to disrupt Asia’s rivers, crops – study

Thaw of Himalayas set to disrupt Asia’s rivers, crops – study

Climbers walk towards their helicopter (not seen) after their Mount Everest expeditions were cancelled in Solukhumbu district April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Phurba Tenjing Sherpa/Files KATHMANDU, February 5 (Reuters) – At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, disrupting river flows vital for growing […]

NASA replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS

NASA replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS

Washington, January 23 (IANS) The US space agency has replaced one of the astronauts assigned to fly on the first crewed test launch of a first-time Boeing capsule to take passengers to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA announced late Tuesday that astronaut Eric Boe will no longer fly on the mission owing to unspecified […]

Red Cross sounds alarm over use of ‘killer robots’ in future wars

Red Cross sounds alarm over use of ‘killer robots’ in future wars

A robot is pictured in front of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey as part of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots in London April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor With rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, there are fears among humanitarians over its use to develop machines which can independently make the decision about who […]

Now you can forward a message to five recipients only; WhatsApp forwarding limit rolls out globally

Now you can forward a message to five recipients only; WhatsApp forwarding limit rolls out globally

A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo) The feature first launched in India in July 2018, is aimed mainly at curbing fake news New Delhi, January 21 (IANS): Aiming to curb fake news, Facebook-owned platform WhatsApp on Monday announced it has globally […]

Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist disgraced

Washington, January 13 (IANS) Nobel laureate James Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA helix and father of the Human Genome Project, has been stripped of honours by his laboratory following “reprehensible” remarks on race and ethnicity. The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), the New York facility where Watson worked for nearly four decades and which has […]