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Japan launches satellite for better GPS system Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Michibiki, meaning "guidance" in Japanese, will cover the Asia-Oceania region and is intended for civilian use


NASA’s latest communications satellite arrives in orbit

NASA’s latest communications satellite arrives in orbit

Following several months of calibration and testing, TDRS-M will be renamed TDRS-13


First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North America First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North America

The total eclipse, when the Moon fully blocks light from the Sun, will be visible from a 70-mile-wide path that carves through 14 US states


Mark Zuckerberg just announces his paternity leave plans Zuckerberg just announces his paternity leave plans

Zuckerberg and wife Chan are expecting another baby girl, and with the due date approaching, Zuckerberg announced he's going to take 2 months off


Big asteroid to pass by Earth on September 1, says NASA Big asteroid to pass by Earth on Sep 1

Florence is the largest asteroid to pass by our planet this close since the NASA programme to detect and track near-Earth asteroids began


6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul 6,000-year-old Neolithic discovered in Istanbul

In April, archeologists have first unearthed some 19th and 20th century ruins at the same site


Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth First animals appeared on earth discovered

  A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the…


How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

    Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards…


HBO social accounts hacked in latest cyber security breach HBO social accounts hacked

It is the latest cyber security headache for the entertainment firm after hackers released Game of Thrones scripts and company data


Fossilised dinosaur footprints found in China Fossilised dinosaur footprints found in China

It is believed to be the largest cluster of Sauropod footprint fossils ever found in China dating from the early Jurassic period


'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution 'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

Dinosaurs were the monarchs of Earth for 160 million years until a space rock collided with the planet 65.5 million years ago


Tweets can signal health issues Tweets can signal health issues

During low illness periods, positive opinion, anger, and surprise were expressed more


NASA: let's say something to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launch NASA: let's say something to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launch

NASA says on its website that people have until August 15 to make submissions of a maximum of 60 characters


Goldfish can turn their own bodily fluids into alcohol Goldfish can turn their own bodily fluids into alcohol

New research shows that goldfish and other related species can convert lactic acid into alcohol


Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab

China is the first country to declare internet addiction a clinical disorder


Roman coins show how Hannibal’s defeat led to rise of Rome Roman coins show Hannibal’s defeat

The researchers analysed 70 Roman coins dating from 310-300 BC to 101 BC, a period which bracketed the Second Punic War.


Earth’s largest volcanic region discovered in Antarctica Earth’s largest volcanic region discovered in Antarctica

These newly discoveres volcanoes range in height from 100 to 3,850 m, with the highest almost as tall as Switzerland’s 3,970-m Eiger mountain


British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US charges British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US charges

Authorities arrested the 23-year-old man on Aug. 2 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas


No ‘Game of Thrones’ in latest HBO hacker leak No ‘Game of Thrones’ in latest HBO hacker leak

HBO hackers leak another unaired episode but this time it does not belong to ‘Game of Thrones’


New system uses smartphone to spot fake products

New system uses smartphone to spot fake products

The system works by deploying a data set of three million images across various objects and materials such as fabrics, leather, pills, electronics


Norway has world’s fastest mobile Internet Norway has world’s fastest mobile Internet

Norway has jumped from 11th to first place on the list of world best providers of fast Internet connection


Silicon Valley's accidental war with the far right Silicon Valley's accidental war with the far right

Silicon Valley is finding itself entrenched in battle with the far right over ground rules for the digital world


Facebook anonymously launched an app in China Facebook anonymously launched an app in China

The launch of the app comes as China is cracking down on technology that allows web surfers to evade Beijing's online censorship


Soundcloud survives money scare Soundcloud survives money scare

Concerned users had been backing up their Soundcloud uploads, worried the site would go offline


Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing app Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing app

Colorful Balloons has features similar to Facebook's Moments application


NASA to study Earth’s ionosphere during total solar eclipse NASA to study Earth’s ionosphere

NASA is funding several ground-based science investigations across the US that will use the eclipse as a ready-made experiment


Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers   Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers

In April, a hacker claimed to have released episodes of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" ahead of their official launch date


New device turns smartphone into diagnostic tool New device turns smartphone into diagnostic tool

The system is capable of detecting the output of any test that uses a liquid that changes colour, or a liquid that generates light output


New technique to make heat pass through plastic New technique to make heat pass through plastic

It used a chemical process to expand and straighten the molecule chains, giving heat energy a more direct route through the material


Facebook introduces new video service Facebook introduces new video service

Video has been available on Facebook for some time, but until now, it has mostly been dominated by amateur clips or short segments


Milky Way dotted with 100 million black holes Milky Way dotted with 100 million black holes

The reason is that larger galaxies have many metal-rich stars, and smaller dwarf galaxies are dominated by big stars of low metallicity


Twitter may bring 'Night Mode' to desktops Twitter may bring 'Night Mode' to desktops

  After rolling out 'Night Mode' feature for smartphones earlier this year, Micro-blogging…


Action video games may affect memory Action video games may affect memory

The findings shows that habitual players of action video games had a reduction in grey matter in the hippocampus -- a key brain area for memory


Google fires defender of tech gender gap: US media Google fires defender of tech gender gap: US media

The leaked internal document that triggered the controversy claimed "biological causes" explained the lack of women in tech industry leadership roles


Apple iPhone 8 image reveals bezel-less OLED display covering entire front Apple iPhone 8 image reveals bezel-less OLED display

Previous reports have hinted at a 5.8-inch bezel-less OLED display covering the entire front


China to build first Mars simulation base China to build first Mars simulation base

The region was chosen for its Mars-like landform, landscape and climate, according to Wang Jingzhai, the prefecture's deputy Party chief


Japanese scientists develop Ice Cream that doesn't melt Japanese scientists develop Ice Cream that doesn't melt

Ice cream starts melting just moments after it is scooped from a container and placed into a bowl or on a cone


Source of human heartbeat revealed! Source of human heartbeat revealed!

The 3-D data makes it much easier to understand the complex relationships between the cardiac conduction system and the rest of the heart


Never too old to code: Meet Japan's 82-year-old app-maker Never too old to code: Meet Japan's 82-year-old app-maker

Wakamiya asked software developers to come up with more for the elderly, but a repeated lack of response led her to take matters into her own hands

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