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What triggered extinction of Ice Age animals

WT24 Desk Archaeologists have found new evidence that an extraterrestrial body crashed to Earth almost 13,000 years ago that caused the extinction of many large animals and a probable population decline in early humans, IANS reports.The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis, controversial from the time it was presented in 2007, proposes that an asteroid or comet hit the Earth about 12,800 ...

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Fossils detail rise of mammals after dinosaur demise

WT24 Desk A revelatory cache of fossils dug up in central Colorado details as never before the rise of mammals from the post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid smacked Earth 66 million years ago and annihilated three-quarters of all species including the dinosaurs, Reuters reports. The fossils, described by scientists on Thursday, date from the first million years after the calamity ...

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Japan’s largest telecom company to invest in 5G network of Bangladesh

WT24 Desk Japan’s second largest telecom company KDDI has shown its interest to invest in Bangladesh’s 5G network, IOT, other digital technologies and special economic zones and connectivity sectors, BSS reports. A two-member KDDI delegation led by its global ICT division general manager Hiroyasu (Hiro) Morishita called on posts and telecommunications division minister Mustafa Jabbar at his ministry office in ...

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Hubble gives astronomers best look at interstellar comet

WT24 Desk NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor — comet 2I/Borisov — whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system, IANS reports. Comet 2I/Borisov is only the second such interstellar object known to have passed through the solar system. In 2017, the first identified interstellar visitor, ...

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All-female spacewalk duo Koch and Meir set sights on Moon

WT24 Desk What’s even better than venturing out into the vacuum of space? Landing on the Moon, according to US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, the first all-female duo to conduct a spacewalk, AFP reports. As a child in elementary school, marine biologist Meir recalled drawing pictures of herself standing on the barren world orbiting our own. “So I ...

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Huawei says absence of Google apps hurting the company: Report

Under the terms of the previous US trade ban, Google was barred from selling Android license to Huawei, meaning its phones could use the base open-source code, but would not have access to the all-important Play Store and Google apps. WT24 Desk Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has confirmed that the US sanctions were hurting it badly, especially the absence of Google’s core ...

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E-govt master plan, digital municipality service system launched

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in collaboration with Bangladesh Computer Council and ICT Division on Sunday unveiled its e-government master plan and launched Digital Municipality Service System, UNB reports.Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT affairs advisor to the prime minister, Md Tazul Islam MP, minister, local government ministry, rural development & co-operatives, Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, state minister, ICT Division, Hu Kang-Il, ...

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National Biotechnology Fair 2019 begins

The second National Biotechnology Fair kicked off in the capital’s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre on Friday, reports UNB. It is being jointly organised by the National Institute of Biotechnology and the Ministry of Science and Technology. The two-day fair will end on 19 October. Fifty-six government and nongovernment organisations, public and private university life science department, biotech based ...

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Google Pixel 4 will unlock even when your eyes are closed

Google introduced face unlock for the first time with the Pixel 4 series. Although late to the game, Google said its face unlock is highly advanced and secure. Turns out the Pixel 4 can easily be unlocked even with the user’s eyes closed, The Hindustan Times reports. BBC’s Chris Fox demonstrated Pixel 4’s face unlock with his eyes closed and the phone unlocked. He ...

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NASA unveils new space suits

Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to a new generation of spacesuits offering key advantages over those of the Apollo-era, AFP reports. Prototypes of the Orion Crew Survival Suit that will be worn on the journey and the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility ...

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