Apophis asteroid might crash Earth in 2068: NASA
Washington: The 325-metre asteroid 99942 Apophis, that will safely fly by the Earth in 2029 and 2036, may strike the planet in 2068, says an article published on the NASA website.
The chances of it striking Earth are slim, however, with impact odds being about 2.3 in a million.
The asteroid has been the focus of considerable attention after it was discovered in December 2004 to have a significant probability of Earth impact in April 2029.
While the 2029 potential impact was ruled out through the measurement of archival telescope images, the possibility of a potential impact in the...
President Mukherjee Witnesses Big Leap of PSLV C20 With ISRO Scientists
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): Taking a big leap yet again, the Indian Space Research Organisation has added yet another feather to its hat. An Indian rocket carrying seven satellites - the Indo-French satellite SARAL, world's first smart phone-operated nano satellite, a space telescope satellite and four other foreign satellites - blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here, around 80 km...
Indo-French satellite launch set for 6 p.m. liftoff
Chennai: An official of the Indian space agency reported that fuelling of the second stage of the Indian rocket that would sling seven satellites into space has been completed and it is expected to lift off around 6 p.m.
President Pranab Mukherjee is slated to witness the launch of the first of the 10 space missions planned by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2013.
Indian scientist invents filters to protect from asthma
Washington: Scientists have invented a new filtering technology which promises to protect lungs from allergens, viruses and ultrafine particles that cause the chronic respiratory disease asthma.
The device, known as the SXC ESP, was found to prevent respiratory and viral infections and inhalation-induced allergic reactions more efficiently than existing filter-based systems.
Microsoft hacked, customer data reported safe
Washington: World's largest software company, Microsoft becomes the latest entrant in the list of hacked websites after Apple and Facebook. The company on Friday said that a section of its computers have been exposed to malware.
The hacked computers include Mac software business unit. However, the investigation so far suggests that the customer data is still unaffected. The probe on the matter...
Google takes another step forward with 'Chromebook Pixel' laptops
San Francisco: Google, which is already a giant in the technology market, is looking forward to dominate every field of technology as it unveiled an all new high-end laptop Chromebook Pixel. Google has powered its latest laptop with Chrome operating system.
"The company has a specific motive with the launching of the Pixel as we have made sure that we manage to create possibly the best laptop...
Google Glass is 'Believe It or Not'
New York: The wearable gadgets are increasingly dominating the tech trend globally and companies manufacturing such unique, smart devices have managed to excite the large customer base. The tech producing giant 'Google Inc.' comes up with a new product, Google Glass which seems like something out of a James Bond movie.
Yes, this is purely unlike those wearing eye glasses that sharpens your...
'Kai Po Che!' mobile app for fun dose
New Delhi: Mobile social messaging app WeChat will now give viewers a chance to access videos, pictures and sound-bytes from the just released film "Kai Po Che!". A special contest also allows users to win free tickets to the movie, and meet its stars.
The UTV Motion Pictures film, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, released Friday. Insired by Chetan Bhagat's novel "The 3 Mistakes of My Life", the...
Ghost Writer Application: Keep tweeting even after your death
New Delhi: A new application is coming for people named Ghost Writer. Well the name is little scary but application is quite interesting. The upcoming application will let users to keep posting Twitter updates even when they go beyond the grave.
Apparently the application uses complicated information of a person's on-line character to generate a practical persistence of their personality even...
Microsoft unveils IT tools for the disabled
New Delhi: In a bid to empower the physically challenged with computer education and heighten their employment prospects, Microsoft India Wednesday showcased several IT tools that promise to help the handicapped take to computers.
Be it the magnifying function on the mouse which enlarges a particular area on the computer screen for partially visually impaired people or the narrator which reads...
Samsung starts rolling Android update to Galaxy Note | Features like Multi-Window, Pop-up Play, Direct Call induced
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