• Sat, Apr 04, 2020
  • NASA's Perseverance rover which will search for signs of past microbial life on Mars and also collect samples for future return to Earth has got its wheels and parachute.
    NASA's Perseverance Mars rover gets wheels, parachute
    Perseverance is scheduled to liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in July.NASA on Friday said final assembly and testing of the rover is continuing at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida as the July launch window approaches.Perseverance received its six flight wheels on March 30.While the rover took a test drive last December, it was on flight spares that wouldn't be making the trip to Mars.Designed for the kind of off-roading Perseverance will perform on the Red Planet, the wheels are re-engineered versions of the ones NASA's Curiosity has been using on its traverses of Mount Sharp.Machined out of a block of flight-grade aluminum and equipped with titanium spokes, each wheel is slightly larger in diameter and narrower than Curiosity's, with skins that are almost a...
  • Google Fi doubles data limit to 30GB in US Google Fi doubles data limit to 30GB in US

    To help people stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic, Google Fi has announced to temporarily increase its limits for full speed data to 30GB per user, for both Flexible and Unlimited Plans.

  • Zoom routing video conference calls, keys via servers in China Zoom routing video conference calls, keys via servers in China

    According to the researchers, Zoom appears to own three companies in China through which at least 700 employees are paid to develop Zoom's software.

  • Make Digital India a platform for equal opportunity Make Digital India a platform for equal opportunity

    The onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp focus our reliance on e-commerce, especially when it comes to the delivery of essentials such as groceries, food items, and even...

  • IIT Hyderabad-incubated startup develops low-cost ventilator IIT Hyderabad-incubated startup develops low-cost ventilator

    Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad-incubated startup Aerobiosys Innovations has developed a low-cost, portable, emergency-use ventilator, the institute said on Friday.

  • 'Dolby On' app for Android, iOS arrives in India 'Dolby On' app for Android, iOS arrives in India

    Dolby On which is music video recording and streaming app on Friday launched its iOS as well as Android versions in India for free.

  • AI can predict corona patients' risk if they need ventilators AI can predict corona patients' risk if they need ventilators

    As companies the world over commit to make ventilators to meet the demand, researchers are now developing computer models based on artificial intelligence (AI) that calculate the risk of an individual...

  • World's largest radio telescope shut down World's largest radio telescope shut down

    The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world's largest radio telescope, has temporarily closed operations due to the spread of COVID-19 in Chile, the observatory said in an...

  • Cisco expands product portfolio for small businesses Cisco expands product portfolio for small businesses

    As the world battles COVID-19, networking giant Cisco on Friday said it is doubling down its focus on serving small businesses by offering customers and partners a simple, secure and flexible...

  • COVID-19: Google Maps offers user location data to health officials COVID-19: Google Maps offers user location data to health officials

    Google Maps is offering user location data to help public health officials spot increase or decrease of movement across high-level categories of places — such as retail and recreation, groceries and...