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NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets  

Technology Desk : NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighboring stars that could support life. Tess rode a SpaceX Falcon rocket through the evening sky, aiming for an orbit stretching all the way ...

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Launch delay for NASA’s newest planet-hunting spacecraft

Technology Desk : NASA’s newest planet-hunting spacecraft will have to wait another couple of days before lifting off. Two hours before Monday evening’s scheduled launch, SpaceX announced it needed more time to check its rocket, which will carry the satellite ...

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New Gmail update will include self-destructing emails

Technology Desk : The upcoming, redesigned Gmail looks like it will have several new features to protect the privacy of your emails. One of these, according to TechCrunch, is self-destructing emails. Following the update, you’ll be able to set emails ...

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Google, Facebook, YouTube be brought under tax net: HC

Technology Desk : The High Court has ordered the government to collect revenue from internet-based service organisations for all types of transactions, including advertisements, domain selling and licence fees. Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon are named as such organisations. ...

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NASA Tess spacecraft to prowl for planets as galactic scout

  Technology Desk : Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the intense stare of NASA’s newest planet hunter. Set to lift off early next ...

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Launching of Bangabandhu-1 now May 4

   Photo: Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1. Mirror Desk :  After a couple of rescheduling, Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1 will be flying to space on May 4. Bangabandhu-1 project director Md Mesbahuzzaman confirmed the new schedule to Reporter  over ...

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Hardly ‘friends’: Zuckerberg fends off senators on privacy

Technology Desk : Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians ...

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Facebook admits to secretly deleting CEO’s texts

Technology Desk : Facebook has been secretly deleting some messages CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent through its Messenger application, an option that hasn’t been available to most of the social network’s 2.2 billion users. The company says it has been removing ...

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Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

Technology Desk : Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets. Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III ...

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Facebook: Most users may have had public data ‘scraped’

Technology Desk : Facebook’s acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by “malicious actors” is the latest example of the social network’s failure to protect its users’ data. Not to mention its ...

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