Singh Rahul Sunilkumar
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Space Elevator-like button in Musk's SpaceX lift; Is Earth-Space cable possible?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted a photo of SpaceX's lift button symbolising ‘Space Elevator’. But is space elevator a realistic thing?

Elon Musk shared image of SpaceX elevator(Twitter)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 08:22 PM IST

From Chatbot to DJ: Meet Lia, AI Twitter user redefining human interaction

Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, many human tasks can now be flawlessly replicated. Lia is an AI-powered Twitter account that tweets and responds just like a regular human. However, automated accounts have been a contentious topic for the Elon Musk-led microblogging website.

This picture seen here is actually human avatar of Lia.(Twitter/ Lia)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 07:02 PM IST

Watch: Elon Musk offers sneak peek of Cybertruck at Tesla Engineering HQ

Cybertruck has low centre of gravity that provides good traction control and torque enabling acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and up to 500 miles of range, Tesla says.

Tesla's Cybertruck was first demonstrated publicly in 2019.(Tesla/ Representative Image)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 04:12 PM IST

'None of our business': German envoy says India blameless on Russian oil import

The statement of German envoy Philipp Ackerman comes ahead of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's visit to India starting Saturday.

German Ambassador to India Philipp Ackermann (PTI File Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 07:50 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

China's Zhurong Mars rover goes silent, no movement detected for 5 months

Zhurong rover is part of Tianwen-1 mission launched in July 2020 which made China only sixth country in the world to have a spacecraft orbiting Mars. India's Mars Orbiter mission - Mangalyaan retired after running out of fuel in October.

The rover is the dark and relatively bluish feature visible in the upper middle of the first (left) image and lower middle of the other two images. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 06:41 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Ayodhya, Mahakumbh, petrol prices: What CM Yogi said about UP Budget 2023

"In line with the vision of prime minister Narendra Modi, this budget for the financial year 2023-2024 will prove to be a milestone in making Uttar Pradesh an economy of $1 trillion within the next 5 years," CM Yogi said in the post-budget press conference.

CM Yogi Adityanath stated that Ayodhya will be developed as a
Published on Feb 22, 2023 03:08 PM IST

Nature's light show: The magic of Northern Lights explained

The term "aurora borealis" was first used in 1619 by the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, who named it after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek god of the north wind, Boreas.

The enigmatic Aurora borealis has captivated people since ancient times. (Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 11:05 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Meta announces paid blue verification tick on Facebook and Instagram: Details

After Twitter Blue, Meta has unveiled its premium subscription for users to get verified. Paid users can get their profile verified with a government id. Along with profile verification, the subscription bundle for Instagram and Facebook also gives extra protection against impersonation.

Meta unveils its paid verification service.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 09:32 PM IST

'World's largest EV hub': Ola pledges 7,614 crore investment in Tamil Nadu

Ola Electric signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tamil Nadu government, committing ₹7,614 crore in investments to produce electric cars and build lithium-ion cell manufacturing facilities with a capacity of 20 GW.

Ola's investment will result in the creation of 3,111 jobs in Tamil Nadu
Published on Feb 18, 2023 10:58 PM IST

Twitter's two-factor authentication ends today; How to secure account for free

Twitter previously offered three 2FA options: security keys, authentication apps, and SMS messages. But now as Twitter restricted SMS authentication to paid subscribers only, normal users are left with only two options if they don't want to pay ₹900 per month for Twitter Blue subscription.

Twitter Blue subscribers will only be allowed to SMS based authentication service.
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 10:26 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Microsoft Bing getting confused; AI chat now limited to 5 turns per session

Microsoft has been testing its new AI-powered Bing search engine with a small group of users from over 169 countries. According to the company, the integration is merely a tool to aid in understanding and making sense of the world, rather than a replacement or substitute for the search engine.

Microsoft employee Alex Buscher demonstrates a search feature integration of Microsoft Bing search engine and Edge browser with OpenAI on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Redmond. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)(AP)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 03:52 PM IST

Feathered propellers in focus in Nepal plane crash investigation; How they work

The initial investigation in Yeti Airlines plane crash in Nepal shows that the engines didn't had enough thrust at the last leg of descent.

Rescuers carrying out operations at the plane crash site in Nepal's Pokhara.(AFP)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 11:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Family's financial security top priority among Indians post-pandemic: Survey

The second edition of the Life Goals Preparedness Survey 2023, which was released on Thursday, surveyed 1,936 people in 13 cities, including metros, Tier 1 and emerging Tier 2 cities, learnt about their life goals, aspirations, influencers, and readiness to achieve these goals.

71% of the respondents have financial security for their family as the most important life goal.
Published on Feb 17, 2023 11:11 PM IST

Delhi Police goes hi-tech with mPassport app for swift passport verification

Due to the app, the verification process will take less time; instead of 15 days, the applicant will now receive police clearance in five days. Police report submission and verification are now both made digital and paperless.

mPassport Police app is launched.(Twitter/ Delhi Police)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 11:03 PM IST

How to run Windows 11 on Mac devices?

Parallels Desktop for Mac supports the latest Mac models that are powered by Apple chipsets. The list includes MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Studio models powered by M1 and M2 series chips.

The entry spec of the MacBook Pro 14 carries a sticker price of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,94,900. (Vishal Mathur / HT Photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 10:56 PM IST

WhatsApp now allows up to 100 photos and videos to be sent in one go; Details

Users have to first update WhatsApp to the latest version. They can then check if the increased limit for media sharing has been enabled by WhatsApp on their device by simply selecting more than 30 files in the app's media selector.

A petition was filed by two individuals challenging the WhatsApp’s deal with Meta to provide access to calls, photographs, texts, videos, and documents shared by users. (Bloomberg)(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 16, 2023 06:23 PM IST

After Turkey, researcher forecasts earthquake in India. Can we predict temblor?

The Dutch researcher allegedly predicts seismic activity anticipating a large size earthquake originating in Afghanistan, through Pakistan and India. However, Twitter users flagged the post stating that there is no scientific basis for earthquake predictions.

Researcher posted the pic on January 30 estimating a stronger seismic activity in or near the purple band in 1-6 days.(Twitter/ SSGEOS)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 11:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Artificial intelligence enters boxing ring to bring fairness and precision

Every day that goes by, AI expands its usability by helping with formerly manual chores. A user recently published a video of an AI tool assisting judge in a boxing contest.

The Computer Vision AI tool collects millions of data points, which are then converted into 50 metrics for each boxer.(jabbr)
Published on Feb 13, 2023 06:34 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: Check toll price, speed limit

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway connecting the national capital to the financial capital has 40 interchanges that will improve connectivity to Jaipur, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat.

Vehicles move on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway ahead of its Phase-1 inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dausa, in Jaipur, (PTI)
Published on Feb 12, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

PM Modi's 'very interesting' tweet ahead of TAPAS UAV's debut at Aero India

TAPAS UAV can be seen capturing the Aero India event's rehearsal from a height of 12000 feet. The 'Made in India' UAV will have its official debut during the air show in Bengaluru.

TAPAS is a 'Made in India' unmanned aerial vehicle.(DRDO)
Published on Feb 12, 2023 05:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds unexpected evidence of Mars' hidden water history

Curiosity Rover has been ascending the foothills of Mount Sharp, a 5-kilometre-tall mountain thought to have lakes and streams that would have made available a rich environment for microbial life.

Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover captures “Marker Band Valley”(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Published on Feb 12, 2023 02:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Oreo vs Fabio: Delhi HC stops Parle's biscuit sales. What's the case?

Delhi HC order concluded that Parle had infringed on the registered trademarks by passing off its Fab!o brand of cookies and issued an interim injunction prohibiting Parle from using the mark until the suit was resolved.

Oreo vs Parle trademark case
Published on Feb 11, 2023 09:26 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Where is 'Tesla Roadster' - after 5 years and 4 days since its launch?

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, chose to launch his personal Tesla Roadster on the first test flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket in 2018.

Tesla Roadster was used as a test payload for the Falcon Heavy(SpaceX)
Published on Feb 11, 2023 08:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Explained: Why are tyres only black in colour?

In 1895, pneumatic rubber tyres became widely used. These tyres were white because the natural colour of rubber is milky white. But then it was discovered that the white rubber tyres were insufficient for the required durability.

Black colour is dominant colour of tyres.(Photo by Imthaz Ahamed on Unsplash)
Published on Feb 11, 2023 03:49 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Musk hints at removal of legacy blue tick, says ‘that are truly corrupt’

The most notable benefit of Elon Musk's backed paid service is that it provides subscribers with a blue tick on their profile, which is otherwise available only to users verified by microblogging site as prominent figure among other criteria.

An illustration photo shows a phone screen displaying a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo shown in the background.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 11, 2023 02:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Why Zerodha has no data scientists? CEO Kamath explains with a witty example

Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath took to Twitter to write, "How useful is collecting & analysing tons of data is a question I ask my peers. We have no data team at Zerodha as we believe it doesn't give useful insights & also since we never upsell."

Nithin Kamath, in a latest twitter post, revealed why the firm has no data scientists. (@Nithin0dha/Twitter)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Zero water use, 28 PET bottles, an IIT connection… Story of PM Modi's jacket

The recycled bottles Jacket donned by prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday in Parliament is made by Ecoline clothing. Based in Karur, Tamil Nadu, the company recycles PET bottles and upcycles them into value-added products such as garments. Hindustan Times spoke to firm's managing partner Senthil Sankar.

PM Narendra Modi wearing jacket made from recycled plastic bottles.
Published on Feb 09, 2023 07:55 PM IST

Centre rolls out E20 Petrol in select cities; What is Ethanol blending?

Prime minister Narendra Modi said "We have increased ethanol blending in petrol from 1.5 per cent (in 2014) to 10 per cent and are now progressing towards 20 per cent blending."

20 percent Ethanol blending reduced carbon monoxide emissions by 50% in two-wheelers and 30% in four-wheelers.(NITI Aayog/ Representative Image)
Published on Feb 07, 2023 11:05 PM IST

Turkey, Syria earthquakes: Mercedes-Benz pledges 1 million euros support

Mercedes-Benz has offered to donate one million euros to the German Red Cross in order to help individuals in need in Turkey and Syria.

Rescue personnel search for survivors and victims under the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Jableh in Syria's northwestern province of Latakia following an earthquake.(AFP)
Published on Feb 07, 2023 11:02 PM IST

Google my one and only career, says employee laid off after over 16 years of job

A Google software engineer who began as an intern in 2006 and has remained with the company since, was shown the exit door during the company's recent mass layoffs.

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, US.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 07, 2023 06:51 PM IST
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