News - Science and Tech

World's First 3D-Printed Electric Car Takes Just 2 Days To Print

3 years ago /

In the future, when your car breaks down or you want an upgrade, you’ll be able to print a new one in less than two days. An Arizona-based car manufacturer has created the world’s first fully functional, 3D-printed electric car, and its made using just 49 parts. The Strati, which is Italian...

2 Americans, 1 German Win Chemistry Nobel

3 years ago /

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for “the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.” The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says the work of the three scientists “has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension.”...

Physics Nobel Prize Goes To Scientists Who Perfected LED Light

3 years ago /

Two scientists in Japan and one at the University of California at Santa Barbara were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in physics for helping create the LED light. The awarding committee said the trio's work is in keeping with the spirit of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the prize, because LED...

Facebook App To Allow Users To Send Cash

3 years ago /

Facebook is set to allow friends to send each other money using its Messenger smartphone app, it has been revealed. The feature - which is yet to be activated - was discovered by Stanford computer science student Andrew Aude with the help of app exploration developer tool Cycript. The option lets users...

EU Clears Facebook's $19 Bn Buyout Of WhatsApp

3 years ago /

European Union regulators on Friday cleared the buyout of the WhatsApp mobile messaging service by Facebook, despite opposition by telecom companies afraid of the growing power of US technology giants. In a statement explaining its approval of the $19-billon (15-billion-euro) deal, the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said Facebook and...

Israel: What Wine Did King David Drink?

3 years ago /

A scientist in Israel is on a mission to find out what kind of wine was drunk in Biblical times. The project - which is part-funded by the government - also aims to re-launch its production. Several barrels of wine are already standing next to Elyashiv Drori's laboratory at Ariel University...

Twitter Invests $10 millionTo Understand How People Use Social Networks

3 years ago /

From organising protests in oppressed countries to sharing viral videos and jokes: People use Twitter to share pretty much everything. And now the Californian company has given $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to study exactly how the public uses Twitter to achieve different shared goals. It is hoped...

Watch That Shows Your Death Date Invented

3 years ago /

If you could know when you were going to die would you want to know? Now with ‘the death watch’ you have a chance to satisfy your curiosity. A gadget, that was created by a Swedish inventor, Fredrik Colting, calculates a person’s life expectancy based on the personal data of its...

Nigeria's GSM Subscribers Hit 130 Million

3 years ago /

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Juwah has said Nigeria's Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication subscriber figures have hit the 130 million mark. Represented by the agency's Director, Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, at the NCC Special Day at the on-going Abuja International Trade Fair, Juwah said...

Microsoft skips Windows 9 in bid to win back consumers with new version 10 That Will Run On Phones

3 years ago /

Microsoft has decided to jump straight to version 10 of its Windows software in a bid to convince consumers the software is different from current versions. The firm announced the latest version of its Windows operating system, called Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco. The firm admitted the software was...

Apple Responds To Complaints Of Bent iPhones

3 years ago /

Social media channels have overflowed this week with commentary on whether Apple‘s new iPhone 6 Plus bends under pressure, particularly in a pants pocket. Turns out actual complaints to the company, at least so far, are much less prevalent. “With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days...

Apple Apologises For iOS 8 Update Bug

3 years ago /

Apple has apologised after an update to its mobile operating system left some owners of its new iPhones unable to make or receive calls. Users who had installed iOS 8.0.1 on the iPhone 6 models also complained it had caused problems for the handsets’ Touch ID fingerprint facility. The update had been...

Samsung Launches Note 4 'Phablet' Ahead Of Schedule

3 years ago /

South Korea's Samsung launched the latest version of its oversized Galaxy Note smartphone earlier than expected Wednesday after US rival Apple reported record sales of its latest iPhone 6. Samsung said the Galaxy Note 4 -- initially scheduled for launch in October -- would hit stores in South Korea and China...

iPhone 6 Owners Dub It 'Bend Gate' As It Bends Under Pressure

3 years ago /

Owners of the new iPhone 6 Plus have been surprised with an unintended extra feature dubbed 'bend gate'. Since the new model launched on Friday, reports have emerged that 'a small but growing number' of iPhone owners claim the body of their latest Apple smartphone bends after the device is left in...

BlackBerry Passport Phone To Go On Sale On Wednesday, To Cost $599

3 years ago /

BlackBerry has finally unveiled the first round of price details and the release date for its Passport phone, after teasing it for months.  The 4.5-inch square design launches in the US on Wednesday, and a SIM-free handset will cost $599. It is expected to roll out to more regions 'over the coming...

Apple Sells Record 10 Million New iPhones In First Three Days

3 years ago /

Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend...

Nasa’s Maven Explorer Arrives At Mars After Year-Long, 442 million-Mile Journey

3 years ago /

Nasa's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed. 'This is such an incredible night,' said John Grunsfeld, Nasa's chief for science missions. Now the real...

Google And Apple To Introduce Default Encryption

4 years ago /

Google has announced that its next mobile operating system, Android L, will encrypt users' data by default. The measure will make it more difficult for private information to be hacked or handed to law enforcement agencies. On Thursday, Apple said that devices running its new iOS8 software would be encrypted by default,...

Apple's iOS 8 ; New Operating System Includes Updated Keyboard, Camera

4 years ago /

You don't need to order an iPhone 6 to feel like you've gotten a brand gadget. Apple's much-anticipated operating system update, iOS 8, will be available for download Wednesday. First announced in June, the software upgrade will overhaul the function and feel of many Apple devices. You'll be able to install the...

Sony Expected To Lose More Than $2 billion For The Fiscal Year

4 years ago /

The Japanese electronics giant Sony said Wednesday that it expected to post a loss of more than $2 billion for the fiscal year, almost five times larger than it previously forecast, exposing signs of serious wear in its mobile communications division. The electronics maker said the loss of 230 billion yen,...


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