News - Science and Tech

Phd Student Adapts Cheap Microscope And Saves £100,000

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A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit. Adam Lynch created his own inverted microscope by adapting a cheap instrument he bought online. Adam realised a USB microscope he had purchased from a hobby shop could be clamped upside down on a table to...

 

China Pledges To Honour Emission-Cut Commitments

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The Chinese government has issued a new promise to honour its commitments to cap its carbon-emission growth by 2030. The pledge has been made as a Chinese delegation prepares to head to a UN climate conference in Peru next week.  The UN Climate Conference in Lima comes on...

 

Proper Use Of ICT Will Help To Combat Insurgency - Expert

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Mr Opeyemi Onifade,the President of the Abuja chpater of  Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), an ICT, on Tuesday said the Information Technology (IT) could be deployed to combat insurgency in the country. Onifade said this at the 6th ISACA Annual International Conference with the theme "Cyberspace and Evolution of...

'Sponge' Battery Can Charge Your Phone In 30 Sec

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An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes. Using nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting...

NASA Releases Enhanced-Color View Image Of Jupiter's Moon Europa

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Pictures of Europa originally taken in 1990s, by the Galileo spacecraft, have been reprocessed by NASA to release a new image. The reprocessing has been done by using modern imaging techniques. In 1990s, the Galileo spacecraft investigated Jupiter and its moon, Europa, from its orbit. In 2001 also, an image of...

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Fails To Replicate Success Of S4

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After the rapturous reception received by the Samsung S4 series, the S5 seems to have more or less fallen flat. It has been reported that Samsung sold 40 percent fewer Galaxy S5 phones during the first three months of sale than expected. Wall Street Journal quoting sources, has reported that the Galaxy S5 has...

'Regin' Malware Comes From Western Intelligence Agency, Say Experts

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Regin is the latest malicious software to be uncovered by security researchers, though its purpose is unknown, as are its operators. But experts have told the Guardian it was likely spawned in the labs of a western intelligence agency. None of the targets of the Regin hackers reside on British soil,...

New Malware Infecting Telecom, Energy, Airline Industries

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The cyber security firm Symantec on Sunday revealed that a malicious new piece of software is collecting information on individuals, companies, and government entities without their knowledge. The malware, called Regin, is considered to be a mass surveillance and data collection tool (sometimes referred to as “spyware”). Its purpose and origin...

BTS Meant To Foster Socio-economic Development - Omobola Johnson

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The Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, says the Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) built across the country were meant to foster an enabling technological environment for socio-economic development. Johnson told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja that the project was executed with subsidies provided...

Samsung And Apple Reach Agreement On Chip Manufacturing

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Apple and Samsung have reached a chip manufacturing agreement. Worth billions of dollars, the deal will make Samsung the primary supplier of application processors for Apple from 2016 onwards. The deal will see the Korean giant manufacture 80% of the application processors needed by Apple. The remainder of the production will...

Samsung To Cut Phone Portfolio By 30% In 2015

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Samsung head of investor relations, Robert Yi, has revealed during a presentation in New York that the company plans to cut the number of smartphone models it produces by 25% to 30% in 2015. With this step, Samsung hopes to fight the falling profits that were recorded in the last financial...

Nokia's To Launch $250 N1 Android Tablet

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Rumours of Nokia's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Its lineup might seem empty now that it's relinquished control of its Lumia smartphones to a lumbering giant and gave up on those low-cost. Asha devices earlier this year, but that doesn't mean the company's done crafting consumer gadgets just yet. Now Nokia's trying...

Blackberry Has No Plans To Crack 'Sensitive' China Market

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Blackberry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen sees Asia as key to reviving the loss-making smartphone maker's fortunes but expanding in the region's biggest market China, where security data concerns are rife, is currently not a priority. Chen, who has been managing the company's turnaround for the past year, told Reuters that...

Worlds's Most Expensive Watch: Patek Philippe Timepiece Sells For Record $24 million

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The most "complicated" handmade watch in the world has been sold at auction for an historic $24.4 million. The Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece, made by the luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe in 1933 for the prominent banker Henry Graves, was sold at Sotheby's in Switzerland. The sale smashed the world record for the most expensive watch ever...

Google Doodle: Google Celebrates Rosetta Mission’s Historic Landing With Improved Homepage

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Google has marked the Rosetta spacecraft’s historic comet landing with a doodle on its homepage. The doodle features an animated version of the Philae lander along with the tagline “first controlled touchdown on comet nucleus,” the Mirror reported. It’s taken 10 years for the European Space Agency (ESA) to get to this...

Rosetta Space Mission: After 10 Years Of Waiting, The European Space Agency Just Landed On A Comet

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It was audacious, it was bold, but it was a success. For the first time, humanity has a physical presence on the icy surface of a passing comet – cosmic objects that have both fascinated and terrified human beings since the dawn of history. The presence comes in the shape of...

Apple to Face Lawsuit Over iMessage Bug

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Apple will be forced to face a U.S. federal lawsuit after failing to tell consumers that their text messages could be stuck in purgatory if they ditched their iPhone in favour of a smartphone on another platform. Reports of the so-called "iMessage purgatory" issue have persisted for months, but made headlines in...

Remains of Ice Age Infants Discovered

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Offering fresh insights into the burial practices and other related aspects of early society, scientists have unearthed remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska.These findings represent the oldest human remains ever found in northern North America."Taken collectively, these burials and...

Scientists Find Perfect Dance Movements That Catches Women’s Eye

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An international team of scientists have put their great minds together to work out what makes a man look good on the dance-floor – from the female perspective. According to Sources, a group of researchers from Northumbria University and the University of Gottingen in Germany have been studying a little bump and...

1st Aluminium Truck Rolls Out Of Factory

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The first pickup truck with an all-aluminium body rolled off Ford’s assembly line on Tuesday. The F-150 is about 700 pounds lighter than Ford’s previous model. As a result of its lighter weight, the new F-150 is expected to increase gas mileage as much as 20 percent. If the aluminium...