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The Hayabusa 2 has successfully landed on a faraway asteroid - the Ryugu asteroid to collect samples that could give insights into the evolution of the solar system. The successful landing met with cheer and applause at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). “The touchdown is successful,” Jaxa spokesman Takayuki Tomobe said. This is the second touchdown for the Hayabusa 2 which has returned to the Ryugu asteroid to collect matter that can shed light into what the solar system was like 4.6 billion years ago. JAXA said that...
A Russian biologist is planning to help couples with deafness due to heritable mutations in their GJB2 gene by creating CRISPR babies that can hear from their embryos. Denis Rebrikov in June told Nature he planned CRISPR editing the human embryo and equally bring them to term. Until now, only He Jiankui, a Chinese scientist, has been able to produce CRISPR babies. The scientist claimed that the edits would prevent the babies from inheriting HIV from their fathers. Rebrikov told New Scientist last week Thursday that he has five...
With people’s security consciousness skewed towards the personal computer, cybercriminals are now turning to Android malware for financial fraud. Last year, Anubis banking trojan made headlines after getting onto Android devices through infected downloads from the Google Play Store. The banking apps malware would request for permission to use the accessibility service of the victim’s Android device, from which it would steal banking apps login credentials, payment cards, and e-wallets. Anubis was enabled by a “dropper,” BianLian that ...
Microsoft has spent this week teasing people with a series of tweets that are so confusing that you would probably feel like you are watching an episode of Stranger Things season 3. On July 1st, Microsoft began by announcing an updated Windows 1.0 version. The tweet said, “Introducing the all-new Windows 1.0, with MS-Dos Executive, Clock, and more.” Considering that Windows 1.0 is decades old and is the first Windows version, the tweet managed to create intrigue among followers. Comments came flooding in – Super Mario gifs to referen...
To put a lid on the controversies that the faulty butterfly keyboard attracted, Apple might soon ditch it and adopt a new scissor switch keyboard. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple might soon do away with the controversial ‘butterfly keyboard’ and release a fresh keyboard design for the MacBook Air that will be launched later this year. The analyst, who has a decent track record of making credible Apple predictions, told MacRumors that the future MacBook keyboards could be based on scissor switches. The controversial butt...
GPS, Earth’s navigation system that is used by an estimated four billion people will now enable future human navigation on the Moon. NASA is developing GPS for Moon for aiding its future Artemis missions. The Global Positioning System or GPS has certainly made life on Earth easier. Traveling to an alien city or locality is no more overwhelming today as now we have GPS guiding us every step of the way. NASA is working on creating GPS for Moon and if that sees fruition, navigation on the lunar surface will be equally easier. A team at...
7th August 2019 is the date announced by Samsung as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch date. We can also expect to see the launch of a larger variant of the Galaxy Note 10 – the Galaxy Note 10 Pro or Galaxy Note 10+. The phones will be available for purchase starting 24th August. Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7th’ 2019 at Barclay’s center in Brooklyn, New York. The company released a teaser video which gave a sneak peek into what the newest stylus pen would look like. Also revealed in the teaser is what looks ...
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) became an instrument to examine the human’s organs and internal structures in 1971, nearly three decades after it was discovered independently by Felix Bloch and Edward Purcell. Since then, health professionals have relied on MRI scans to examine various body conditions, including the brain and spinal cord. Thanks to American physician Raymond Damadian for identifying the differences in the nuclear magnetic relaxation times of tumors and tissues. But the technology is not done stunning us. A newly deve...
Catalog – the DNA data-storage company which stores data in DNA strands using enzymes, has announced that it has successfully stored 16GB of data onto DNA strands to demonstrate the newest technology in data-storage. From floppy discs to cloud, data storage has come a long way. Even though their evolution has ushered the introduction of more sophisticated systems of data storage, they still lack the longevity and capacity to store the enormous amount of data we create today. According to researches, the world will generate 160 zettab...
AMD has unveiled the world’s first 16-core gaming processor – the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X – in good fate to win the market for gaming CPU against rival Intel. It’s an interesting moment for every gamer because the Santa Clara-based chip manufacturer has never in years put up such a fight; to release CPUs that could beat Intel. “I don’t think there’s any reason people would buy an Intel processor after we do this,” AMD’s Travis Kirsch told TheVerge. The entire AMD Ryzen 9 3950X specs have not been released yet by AMD. But from what we ha...