• Computing
    Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS, First Snapdragon 850-Powered Laptop With 25 Hours Battery Life, Unveiled

    Lenovo has become the first company in the world to announce a laptop powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform at the ongoing IFA 2018 trade show. The new Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS runs Windows 10 and supports standard Windows software. The key benefits promoted by Qualcomm and Lenovo are its 25-hour battery life, ability to wake instantly from standby, […]

  • Science Updates
    Experts Assemble for UN-Hosted Meeting on ‘Killer Robots’

    Experts from scores of countries are meeting to discuss ways to define and deal with “killer robots” – futuristic weapons systems that could conduct war without human intervention. The weeklong gathering that opened Monday is the second at UN offices in Geneva this year to focus on such lethal autonomous weapons systems and to explore possibilities […]

  • Education
    Simcha Felder’s outsized impact on education

    Once again, state Sen. Simcha Felder is the target of New York City Democrats’ ire. Their latest complaint about the “heretic” Democrat who caucuses with the Republic majority is that Felder allowed the speed cameras outside city schools to be turned off, thus letting more than 100,000 cars speed by without being ticketed through mid-August. It can be hard to pin […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA’s Spritzer Telescope Completes 15 Years in Space

    NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, the youngest member of the “Great Observatory” programme, has completed 15 years in space. The Great Observatories are four big-ticket space telescopes – Spitzer, Hubble Space Telescope, the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO), and the Chandra X-ray Observatory – designed to view the universe in different and complementary wavelengths of light. Launched into solar […]

  • Gadgets
    NASA probe captures first images of asteroid Bennu

    Washington: NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has captured the first glimpse of its distant target — asteroid Bennu– after almost two years of journey. Launched on September 8, 2016, the OSIRIS-REx, which is NASA’s first mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, is scheduled to arrive at Bennu on December 3. It will […]

  • PTI govt vows to allocate more resources to education

    RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will allocate more resources and bring uniformity in the curriculum of different types of education systems in the country, said Federal Education and Professional Training Minister Shafqat Mahmood. He added that the relevant authorities acknowledged that uplifting the education system is one of the biggest challenges for the […]

  • Education
    Malnutrition, poor education hit Odisha’s development: NITI

    The pace of development has been hit in Odisha owing to social exclusion, malnutrition and fall in education quality, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said Saturday. “Social exclusion, malnutrition and degradation in quality education are the major challenges and break the speed of development process,” Kumar said at the inauguration of the three-day ‘Odisha […]