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Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

The number of planets detected around other stars – or exoplanets – is set to hit the 4,000 mark. The huge haul is a sign of the explosion of findings from searches with telescopes on the ground and in space ...

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Russian-US crew arrives at International Space Station

Photo: The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-12 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, early Friday, March 15, 2019. Kazakhstan, Mar 15 : A Russian-American ...

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Facebook struggles into day two of global outage

Facebook Inc struggled to restore its services fully on Thursday after a 17-hour partial outage made the world’s largest social network inaccessible to users across the globe, driving a wave of online complaints. The number of reports on the crowd-sourced ...

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Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim

Photo: Amit Singhal, senior vice president and software engineer at Google Inc., speaks at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco. San Francisco, Mar 12 : Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he ...

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All Bangladeshi TV stations will use Bangabandhu Satellite-1 by May 12: Minister

All television stations of Bangladesh will start broadcasting through Bangabandhu Satellite-1 within May 12, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has said. He made the announcement after a meeting with the Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) at the Secretariat in Dhaka ...

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Facebook planning a ‘war room’ in Delhi to monitor Elections 2019

In a bid to prevent the spread of fake news on its platform ahead of Elections 2019, Facebook Inc. plans to start an operations centre in Delhi, which will coordinate with the social media giant’s offices at Menlo Park (California), ...

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Zuckerberg pledges ‘privacy-focused’ Facebook

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms. In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a “privacy-focused platform.”   Facebook owns Messenger and WhatsApp, ...

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India beats UK and US on mobile data price

A study into the amount people pay for mobile data has found that the UK has some of the most expensive prices in Europe. The research, from price comparison site Cable.co.uk, found that one gigabyte (GB) of data cost $0.26 ...

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SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with space station

America’s new astronaut capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) as part of its demonstration mission. The Dragon vehicle, launched by California’s SpaceX company on Saturday, made the attachment autonomously. It is the latest in a series ...

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New SpaceX astronaut capsule successfully launched on ISS test mission

NASA and SpaceX celebrated the successful launch Saturday of a new astronaut capsule on a week-long round trip to the International Space Station — a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil after an eight-year break.   ...

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