Mon, Sep 20, 2021

  • Doctors have poked and prodded NASA astronauts for years, and the astronauts, as government employees, have largely acceded to their roles as test animals in studying how an alien environment — outer...
    Who gets sick in space? Orbital tourists offer better clues
    Initially, they were chosen from the ranks of military test pilots who were white, physically fit men. Later, as NASA broadened its criteria, it still chose only astronauts who passed their physical thresholds. But that could be changing as private space flight opens space to a more diverse cross section of humanity.For scientists, the change will create a bonanza of new data on how the human body adapts to space.The Inspiration4 mission, which launched on Wednesday, shows how medical researchers can benefit from the new commercial space travel. The crew of four, none of whom is a professional astronaut, will spend a fair amount of time in orbit helping to advance medical research.One of the passengers, Hayley Arceneaux, exemplifies those possibilities. At 29, she is younger than most space travellers, a cancer survivor and will be the...
  • Battle for digital privacy reshapes internet Battle for digital privacy reshapes internet

    As technology giants Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul

  • FB overrun by vax lies despite denying fuelling hesitancy: Report FB overrun by vax lies despite denying fuelling hesitancy: Report

    Anti-vaccine activists flooded Facebook to sow doubt about the Covid-19 vaccines, overwhelming efforts to stop them even as the company told the world that it was not responsible for vaccine...

  • Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G to support 12 5G bands: Report Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G to support 12 5G bands: Report

    Smartphone brand Xiaomi's upcoming smartphone -- Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G -- will have support for 12 5G bands.

  • AppleCare+ expands to more countries, now in France, Italy AppleCare+ expands to more countries, now in France, Italy

    Apple is expanding the availability of an AppleCare+ option that allows users to extend their warranty beyond the typical coverage period.

  • Ransomware attack on Tamil Nadu Public Department systems Ransomware attack on Tamil Nadu Public Department systems

    Some computers of the Tamil Nadu government's Public Department suffered ransomware attack and officials are trying to secure back the access with experts, said a senior government official.

  • 5G will revolutionise future of online gaming: Experts 5G will revolutionise future of online gaming: Experts

    As India is getting ready to embrace the 5G technology, the next-generation cellular network will not only open new opportunities in public safety and businesses, but will also have a major impact on...

  • OnePlus 9, 9 Pro update adds Hasselblad XPan mode for camera OnePlus 9, 9 Pro update adds Hasselblad XPan mode for camera

    Smartphone brand OnePlus has started rolling out version 11.2.9.9 for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro that brings with a new camera mode, called XPan.

  • OPPO working on new Reno series phone with multi-directional camera: Report OPPO working on new Reno series phone with multi-directional camera: Report

    Chinese smartphone maker OPPO is reportedly working on a new Reno series of smartphone with a multi directional camera module.

  • Apple touts iPhone 13 filmmaking prowess with Twitter 'hashflag' Apple touts iPhone 13 filmmaking prowess with Twitter 'hashflag'

    Tech giant Apple has introduced a Twitter hashflag to promote the filmmaking capabilities of its new iPhone 13 series, a feature lineup made possible through improved hardware and software...