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Friday 19th of July 2019 03:58 AM

Category: Science & Technology

Surprising chemical complexity of Saturn’s rings changing planet’s upper atmosphere

Probashbangla24 online Desk : Political humorist Mark Russel once joked, “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” Well, there’s no luggage, it turns out. But a new study appearing in Science based on data from the final orbits last year of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft…

Game uses facial ID to check players’ age

Probashbangla24 online Desk : One of China’s most popular video games is testing the use of facial recognition to check users’ ages. Honour of Kings’ publisher Tencent announced the move at the weekend. It said the trial would initially be limited to “thousands” of new players based in Beijing and Shenzhen. The title has been criticised…

New hummingbird species spotted in Ecuador

Probashbangla24 online Desk : A new species of hummingbird has been spotted and identified in Ecuador by a multinational team of ornithologists. The bird has been named Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus, or blue-throated hillstar, for its deep blue neck and is about 11cm (4in) long. Ecuador, which is rich in biodiversity, is home to 132 hummingbird species out…

Fiberglass-spinning robots could be construction workers of the future

Probashbangla24 online Desk : Much like a silkworm uses a single thread to swaddle itself in a cocoon, a new kind of robot spins a single strand of material around its body to build custom-shaped fiberglass structures. The new robots could create customized construction materials on-site, unlike other industrious bots that assemble premade building blocks (SN:…

Facebook exec Adam Mosseri is the new head of Instagram

Probashbangla24 online Desk : Facebook has named Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the head of Instagram. The appointment comes after the photo-sharing app’s co-founders resigned last week without giving a clear reason. Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s CEO, and Mike Krieger, its other co-founder, announced Mosseri’s appointment Monday on the company blog. Mosseri was…

Facebook faces up to $1.63 billion EU fine over latest data breach

Probashbangla24 online Desk : Embroiled in another massive data breach, Facebook may face $1.63 billion in fine from the European Union (EU) privacy watchdog, the media reported. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission which is Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe, has asked Facebook to submit more…

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