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    Orchid gives up the secrets of its success

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Friday, 15 September 2017 | read 489 times

    The orchid is known for its beauty and once changed hands for vast sums. Now, scientists are gaining an insight into how the plant prized for its beauty colonised almost every habitat on Earth. A team in China has unpicked the genetic blueprint of an orchid that grows wild in the mountains of southeast China. The orchid in question, from the subfamily, Apostasiodea, split off from modern species millions of years ago. Researchers led ...details

    The orchid is known for its beauty and once changed hands for vast sums. Now, scientists are gaining an insight into how the plant prized for its beauty colonised almost every habitat on Earth. A team in China has unpicked the genetic blueprint of an orchid that grows wild in the mountains ...details

    The orchid is known for its beauty and once changed hands for vast sums. Now, scientists are gaining an insight into ...details

    NASA captures images of strong solar flares

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Saturday, 09 September 2017 | read 234 times

    These radiation flares, which can disrupt communications satellites, GPS and power grids by reaching the upper Earth atmosphere, were detected and captured by the US Space Agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. According to the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), these so-called category X eruptions disrupted high-frequency radio communications for one hour on the Earth’s side facing the sun and low-frequency communications used in navigation. The two eruptions occurred in an active region of ...details

    These radiation flares, which can disrupt communications satellites, GPS and power grids by reaching the upper Earth atmosphere, were detected and captured by the US Space Agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. According to the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), these so-called category X eruptions disrupted high-frequency radio communications for one hour on ...details

    These radiation flares, which can disrupt communications satellites, GPS and power grids by reaching the upper Earth atmosphere, were detected ...details

    Robot priest for funerals in future!

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Friday, 08 September 2017 | read 428 times

    In Japan robots can serve as companions, helpers for the elderly, entertainment bots and even sexual partners, but now SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper has put itself up for hire as a Buddhist priest for funerals, reports The Guardian. Taking the German blessing bot’s idea and running with it, Pepper’s new code will let it chant sutras in a computerised voice while tapping a drum, providing a cheaper alternative to a human ...details

    In Japan robots can serve as companions, helpers for the elderly, entertainment bots and even sexual partners, but now SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper has put itself up for hire as a Buddhist priest for funerals, reports The Guardian. Taking the German blessing bot’s idea and running with it, Pepper’s new code ...details

    In Japan robots can serve as companions, helpers for the elderly, entertainment bots and even sexual partners, but now SoftBank’s ...details

    Ministers want ‘ambitious’ post-Brexit research deal

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Friday, 08 September 2017 | read 216 times

    Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research deal Ministers will aim to negotiate a special status for the UK's membership of the European Union's science funding bodies after exiting the EU. They say they want a "more ambitious agreement" on research collaboration than other non-EU countries Details of the government's negotiating stance on science have been published in a position paper. The news has been welcomed by the scientific community as a positive first step. The paper ...details

    Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research deal Ministers will aim to negotiate a special status for the UK's membership of the European Union's science funding bodies after exiting the EU. They say they want a "more ambitious agreement" on research collaboration than other non-EU countries Details of the government's negotiating stance on science have ...details

    Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research deal Ministers will aim to negotiate a special status for the UK's membership of the European ...details

    Tiny Device Allows You To Track Your Car Using Your Smartphone

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Friday, 08 September 2017 | read 378 times

    Have you ever lost your car on a parking lot? It happens. You park and go shopping. When you get back, you don't have a clue where your car is. Then you start roaming around clicking on the panic button on your car keys so the alarm goes off. It can be frustrating, especially on a hot, sunny day. No, you don't need to install an expensive GPS system to keep ...details

    Have you ever lost your car on a parking lot? It happens. You park and go shopping. When you get back, you don't have a clue where your car is. Then you start roaming around clicking on the panic button on your car keys so the alarm goes off. It ...details

    Have you ever lost your car on a parking lot? It happens. You park and go shopping. When you get ...details

    Digital piggy bank for kids

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Thursday, 31 August 2017 | read 428 times

    In Switzerland, one of the world's wealthiest countries, financial planning starts young. The country's number two bank Credit Suisse on Tuesday unveiled a piggy bank with built-in apps allowing children under 12 to set savings goals, check their balance and make payments. "The financial education of children is a concern to people in Switzerland," Credit Suisse said in a statement, citing a recent study showing that 90 percent of parents in the ...details

    In Switzerland, one of the world's wealthiest countries, financial planning starts young. The country's number two bank Credit Suisse on Tuesday unveiled a piggy bank with built-in apps allowing children under 12 to set savings goals, check their balance and make payments. "The financial education of children is a concern to people ...details

    In Switzerland, one of the world's wealthiest countries, financial planning starts young. The country's number two bank Credit Suisse on Tuesday ...details

    Google, Apple face off over augmented reality technology

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Thursday, 31 August 2017 | read 277 times

    Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world on screen, got a huge boost from the popularity of the Pokémon Go game. The game, launched in the United States in July last year, sent players into city streets, offices, parks and restaurants to search for colorful animated characters. Analysts expected the game to make $3 billion for Apple over two years as gamers buy “PokéCoins” ...details

    Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world on screen, got a huge boost from the popularity of the Pokémon Go game. The game, launched in the United States in July last year, sent players into city streets, offices, parks and restaurants to search ...details

    Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world on screen, got a huge boost ...details

    Infosys CEO resigns after long-running feud with founders

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Saturday, 19 August 2017 | read 397 times

    Sikka's resignation spooked investors in India's second-biggest IT services company and sent its shares down nearly 10 percent, wiping $3.45 billion off its market value. The stock touched its lowest level since the start of Sikka's tenure. The tussle between Infosys and its founders began in February after founder and former chairman Narayana Murthy accused the company of corporate governance lapses. The Infosys board has denied the allegations repeatedly and on Friday ...details

    Sikka's resignation spooked investors in India's second-biggest IT services company and sent its shares down nearly 10 percent, wiping $3.45 billion off its market value. The stock touched its lowest level since the start of Sikka's tenure. The tussle between Infosys and its founders began in February after founder and former ...details

    Sikka's resignation spooked investors in India's second-biggest IT services company and sent its shares down nearly 10 percent, wiping $3.45 ...details

    Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time, from balloons

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Saturday, 19 August 2017 | read 337 times

    A team of researchers from Montana State University has partnered with NASA to participate in the Space Grant Ballooning Project to send more than 50 high-altitude balloons 80,000 feet up to capture the solar eclipse as it crosses the country on Aug 21. "We'll see the variations from coast to coast to see what the eclipse does over landscapes," Cassandra Runyon, director of the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, said excitedly ...details

    A team of researchers from Montana State University has partnered with NASA to participate in the Space Grant Ballooning Project to send more than 50 high-altitude balloons 80,000 feet up to capture the solar eclipse as it crosses the country on Aug 21. "We'll see the variations from coast to coast ...details

    A team of researchers from Montana State University has partnered with NASA to participate in the Space Grant Ballooning Project ...details

    US cable firms embrace former foe Netflix as TV viewing shifts

    Ajker Ograbani Desk | Monday, 07 August 2017 | read 290 times

    A growing number of US cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures. No. 3 distributor Charter Communications Inc is expected to make Netflix available through its set-top boxes, joining more than a dozen top US pay television operators adopting a model first rolled out in Europe. Some US providers could start selling the streaming ...details

    A growing number of US cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures. No. 3 distributor Charter Communications Inc is expected to make Netflix available through its set-top boxes, joining more than a dozen top ...details

    A growing number of US cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc, a shift that is helping the streaming ...details

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