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The Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) was established in 1986, initially to serve as an information bridge between India and its thriving Diaspora in North America. Now IANS is a full-fledged wire agency, putting out news 24x7 from around the world.

NASA's New Horizons Next Flyby Target 2014 MU69 Coming Up

NASA's New Horizons Next Flyby Target 2014 MU69 Coming Up

Continuing on its path through the outer regions of the solar system, NASAs New Horizons spacecraft has now travelled half the...

Apr 4 2017, 12:51am CDT

Twitter's Head of Asia-Pacific Aliza Knox Quits

Twitter's Head of Asia-Pacific Aliza Knox Quits

In a yet another blow for the struggling micro-blogging website Twitter, its head of Asia-Pacific business Aliza Knox has deci...

Apr 4 2017, 12:22am CDT

Apple's next gen iPhones to Sport new Screen Technology

Apple's next gen iPhones to Sport new Screen Technology

Apple's next generation of iPhones will bring "True Color iPad Pro" screen technology to its smartphones for the first time."Th...

Apr 3 2017, 3:41am CDT

New ultrafast, transparent Memory Devices for flexible Devices

New ultrafast, transparent Memory Devices for flexible Devices

Engineering experts from the University of Exeter have developed smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transpare...

Apr 3 2017, 12:24am CDT

Grass could Power Your Next Flight

Grass could Power Your Next Flight

Researchers have developed a process to turn grass into biofuel that could one day be used to power aircraft."Until now, grass...

Apr 2 2017, 1:09am CDT

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey Leaves Facebook

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey Leaves Facebook

Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) company Oculus and the inventor of the Oculus Rift headset, is...

Apr 1 2017, 12:42am CDT

Apple Park is Apple's biggest Launch in 2017

Apple Park is Apple's biggest Launch in 2017

Watch Apple Park drone video below....

Mar 31 2017, 1:19am CDT

The Mars Atmosphere was lost to Space According to NASA Researchers

The Mars Atmosphere was lost to Space According to NASA Researchers

Solar wind and radiation were responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could hav...

Mar 31 2017, 1:15am CDT

How a Wrong-way Asteroid Avoids Colliding with Jupiter

How a Wrong-way Asteroid Avoids Colliding with Jupiter

For at least a million years, an asteroid orbiting the "wrong" way around the Sun has been playing a cosmic game of chicken to...

Mar 30 2017, 2:50am CDT

Study predicts Major Southern California Beach Erosion

Study predicts Major Southern California Beach Erosion

Using a new computer model, US scientists predict that 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches could be severely damag...

Mar 30 2017, 2:40am CDT

Android Users to Spend more Money on Apps than Apple Users

Android Users to Spend more Money on Apps than Apple Users

Users of Google's Android operating system will spend $41 billion in total on apps and subscriptions in 2017, topping $40 bill...

Mar 30 2017, 1:38am CDT

Astronaut Peggy Whitson set to break Sunita Williams' Spacewalk Record

Astronaut Peggy Whitson set to break Sunita Williams' Spacewalk Record

Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to surpass Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams' record for the most spacewalks by a female...

Mar 30 2017, 1:22am CDT

iRobot Updates Roomba Vacuum Robots

iRobot Updates Roomba Vacuum Robots

US-based advanced technology company iRobot has announced an update to the iRobot HOME App that will let its Roomba robot prov...

Mar 29 2017, 3:19am CDT

Facebook Launches Stories Feature

Facebook Launches Stories Feature

After Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp got a Snapchat-like "Stories" update, users on Tuesday got access to the new Facebo...

Mar 29 2017, 1:12am CDT

Elon Musk launches start-up to connect brains with computer

Elon Musk launches Start-up to Connect Human Brains with Computers

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has launched a start-up which aims to connect our brains to computers to help people keep up wi...

Mar 29 2017, 12:23am CDT

Stars born in Winds from Supermassive Black Holes Spotted

Stars born in Winds from Supermassive Black Holes Spotted

Astronomers have observed for the first time stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive...

Mar 28 2017, 2:09am CDT

Bovine Inspiration to our Ancestors' Diets: Study

Bovine Inspiration to our Ancestors' Diets: Study

Side-to-side movement of the teeth and jaw bones of mammals, especially cows, helped our earliest ancestors to grind food with...

Mar 28 2017, 1:37am CDT

Facebook launches Town Hall Tool to Find nearby Lawmakers

Facebook launches Town Hall Tool to Find nearby Lawmakers

Facebook has launched a new tool that would make it easier for users to find and "follow" their elected representatives. The to...

Mar 28 2017, 1:02am CDT

Xiaomi Aims to Create 20,000 Jobs in India

Xiaomi Aims to Create 20,000 Jobs in India

Chinese technology major Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun on Monday said India was one of the important markets for the company and it...

Mar 28 2017, 12:41am CDT

Samsung to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note 7

Samsung to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Electronics announced on Tuesday it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after production was suspended l...

Mar 28 2017, 12:24am CDT

86% of Firms to Upgrade to Windows 10 in 3-4 Years

86% of Firms to Upgrade to Windows 10 in 3-4 Years

Of 400 mobile technology firms in the US and four European countries surveyed, 86 percent said they will upgrade their Windows...

Mar 27 2017, 2:45am CDT

NASA creates Mixed Reality Space Station with Unreal Engine to Train Astronauts

NASA creates Mixed Reality Space Station with Unreal Engine to Train Astronauts

Watch video below of NASA Software Engineer Matthew Noyes explains how NASA uses Unreal Engine to train astronauts....

Mar 27 2017, 2:22am CDT

Planet 9 Search: Australian Researchers ask Stargazers to help find Planet 9

Planet 9 Search: Australian Researchers ask Stargazers to help find Planet 9

 The Australian National University (ANU) has called on amateur astronomers to help its researchers find a new planet in...

Mar 27 2017, 12:35am CDT

US, UK Gadget Ban on Middle East Flights Takes Off

US, UK Gadget Ban on Middle East Flights Takes Off

A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to...

Mar 26 2017, 1:27am CDT

NASA's Juno Probe set for 5th Close Flyby of Jupiter

NASA's Juno Probe set for 5th Close Flyby of Jupiter

NASA said its Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday.At the time of closest...

Mar 26 2017, 1:14am CDT

Facebook to begin Testing GIF Button for Comments

Facebook to begin Testing GIF Button for Comments

Social media giant Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that will allow users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor...

Mar 25 2017, 1:51am CDT

We fixed Vulnerabilities Years Back: Apple on Wikileaks CIA Documents

We fixed Vulnerabilities Years Back: Apple on Wikileaks CIA Documents

A day after WikiLeaks published its second archive of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) files claiming the agency develope...

Mar 24 2017, 9:45am CDT

Gravitational Waves Push Monster Black Hole from Galactic Core

Gravitational Waves Push Monster Black Hole from Galactic Core

NASA's Hubble space telescope has detected a supermassive black hole that has been kicked out of the center of a distant galax...

Mar 24 2017, 3:39am CDT

Apple Acquires iOS Automation Tool Workflow

Apple Acquires iOS Automation Tool Workflow

US tech giant Apple has acquireed 'Workflow,' a popular iOS tool that allows users combine the functionalities of various apps...

Mar 24 2017, 2:40am CDT

Astronauts to Spacewalk for ISS Upgrade

Astronauts to Spacewalk for ISS Upgrade

Starting Friday, Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) to...

Mar 24 2017, 2:37am CDT

Twitter Paid Subscription for Power Users in Consideration

Twitter Paid Subscription for Power Users in Consideration

Editor's comment: Trump soon to pay for his Twitter account?...

Mar 24 2017, 1:17am CDT

Fear of Losing Jobs to Machines Growing Because of AI Advancement

Fear of Losing Jobs to Machines Growing Because of AI Advancement

While the rise in machine learning technology may be making people's lives smarter and easier, it has conversely given rise to...

Mar 23 2017, 6:18am CDT

NASA prepares New Atomic Clock for Space

NASA prepares New Atomic Clock for Space

 In a key advance for safely navigating future human exploration of the solar system, NASA said it is set to send its nex...

Mar 22 2017, 3:16am CDT

Seoul says Pyongyang failed in Missile Test

Seoul says Pyongyang failed in Missile Test

South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that North Korea failed in its test-firing of a missile that was believed to h...

Mar 22 2017, 1:55am CDT

Mars' Volcano and Earth's Dinosaurs went Extinct same Time

Mars' Volcano and Earth's Dinosaurs went Extinct same Time

The last volcanic activity on the Red Planet ceased about 50 million years ago -- around the time when our planet's plant and...

Mar 21 2017, 5:47am CDT

Tree-on-a-chip can Pump Water for Days

Tree-on-a-chip can Pump Water for Days

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their collaborators have designed a microfluidic device they...

Mar 21 2017, 5:43am CDT

'Qualcomm 205 Empowers Feature Phone Users with 4G LTE

'Qualcomm 205 Empowers Feature Phone Users with 4G LTE

To empower every mobile user in India, global chip manufacturer Qualcomm on Monday launched the "Qualcomm 205" mobile platform...

Mar 20 2017, 5:38am CDT

Digital clutter making smartphones vulnerable, says survey

Digital clutter making smartphones vulnerable, says survey

Increased digital clutter, owing to an explosion in the usage of apps, is leaving smartphones vulnerable to security threats,...

Mar 20 2017, 5:34am CDT

Super Mario Run Comes to Android on March 23

Super Mario Run Comes to Android on March 23

Speculations that famed game Super Mario Run is coming to Android phones are set to end soon -- it will be available in March.A...

Mar 20 2017, 2:15am CDT

Facebook Gadgets to Attack Google and Apple Rumored for April Release

Facebook Gadgets to Attack Google and Apple Rumored for April Release

In a fresh bid to take on rivals like Apple, Google and Snap, Facebook is reportedly foraying into consumer hardware products...

Mar 20 2017, 2:08am CDT