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Adani Group Ties Up With US Company To Build Data Centre Infra In India

Oct 29, 2019 PTI

Data centres are significant components of a digital economy.

How Modern-Day Nostradamus, Ray Kurzweil, Predicted Biggest Feats In Technology Decades Ago

Oct 13, 2019 Aakar Patel

Ray Kurzweil was able to predict that a computer would defeat the world champion of chess by 1998.


Technology Has Taken Dangerous Turn: Supreme Court On Social Media Misuse, Fake News

The Supreme Court asked the Centre to apprise it within three weeks about the time-frame needed to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country.

Opinion | Why ISRO Chief Deserves To Be Criticised For Offering Prayers Ahead of Chandrayaan-2 Launch

Jul 26, 2019 Fahad Zuberi

'The ISRO chief deserves to be criticised and ridiculed at least, reviewed and penalised ideally, for consulting an astrologer/ priest in the affairs of ISRO's launch.'


'Excuse Me, You Are On My Way': This Kerala Restaurant Has Robot Waitresses

Be@Kiwizo (Be At Kiwizo) restaurant, launched on Sunday, is located at the SN Park Road near Gopal Street in Kannur and has pressed into service four robots -- three females and one yet to be named.

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06 May, 2019

Pakistan Minister Mercilessly Trolled For Saying Country Sent Hubble Telescope To Space

Outlook Web Bureau

Fawad Chaudhry, speaking on a television programme 'Naya Pakistan' on Sunday, mentioned that 'the world's biggest telescope was sent by Suparco (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission).'


12 April, 2019

Israel's Spacecraft Crashes Moments Before Landing On Moon

Outlook Web Bureau

The Israeli spacecraft lost communication with ground control late on Thursday as it was making its final descent to the moon. Moments later, the mission was declared a failure.


11 April, 2019

'Science Fiction Becomes Scientific Fact', Astronomers Reveal First Image Of Black Hole

Outlook Web Bureau

In a breakthrough that thrilled the world of astrophysics and stirred talk of a Nobel Prize, scientists on Wednesday released the first image ever made of a black hole, revealing a fiery doughnut-shaped object in a galaxy 53 million light-years from Earth.


27 March, 2019

'India Is Now A Space Power': Key Points From PM Modi's Address On 'Mission Shakti'

Outlook Web Bureau

PM Modi addressed on the nation on Wednesday and announced that India has attained anti-satellite capability, becoming the fourth such country in the world


12 March, 2019

As It Turned 30 Today, Here's What Inventor Of World Wide Web Thinks Is Wrong With It

Outlook Web Bureau

Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday joined a celebration of the Web and reminisced about his invention at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, starting with a proposal published on March 12, 1989.


06 March, 2019

First Exoplanet Kepler Spotted By NASA Finally Confirmed

Outlook Web Bureau

The exoplanet known as Kepler-1658 b is a massive hot Jupiter that whips around its star every 3.85 days, said researchers from the University of Hawaii in the US.


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14 February, 2019

NASA Declares 15-Year-Long Opportunity Rover's Mission On Mars Over

Outlook Web Bureau

NASA's Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018.


31 January, 2019

ISRO Launches Human Space Flight Centre In Bengaluru

Outlook Web Bureau

The facility, unveiled by former ISRO chairman K. Kasturirangan and current chairman K. Sivan, will be headed by S. Unnikrishnan Nair as the Director.


29 January, 2019

Apple's FaceTime Bug Lets People Listen In On You Even If You Don't Pick Up

Outlook Web Bureau

The flaw, first revealed by the 9to5Mac blog, appears to occur when both users are running version 12.1 of Apple's mobile operating system, or newer.


22 January, 2019

China's Second Gene-Edited Foetus 12-14 Weeks Old: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the scientific community after revealing that he had successfully altered the DNA of twin girls born in November 2018 to prevent them from contracting HIV.


20 January, 2019

NASA Set To Collaborate With China's Space Agency For Moon Exploration

Outlook Web Bureau

NASA is set to collaboratively work with China's space agency for Moon exploration, in a bid to prepare for setting up a human colony on the lunar surface, as well as future missions to deep space.


15 January, 2019

CES 2019 Roundup: The 12 Hottest Cars, Bikes & Tech To Drool Over

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show gave us a lot of cool automotive tech, some of which could be seen in the not so distant future


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15 January, 2019

Cotton Seed Planted By Chinese Lunar Lander Germinates On Moon

Outlook Web Bureau

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said on Tuesday.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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