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  • 400 mysterious stone ‘gates’ discovered in Saudi Arabia

    400 mysterious stone ‘gates’ discovered in Saudi Arabia

    The stone structures are nicknamed “gates” due to their resemblance of field gates

  • The AI potential for Dhaka

    The AI potential for Dhaka

    Looking at possible AI-based solutions to building a safe future

  • Banglalink to invest $500 million in 4G

    Banglalink to invest $500 million in 4G

    The company will make this investment over the next three years

  • Nasa offers six-figure salary to protect Earth from aliens

    Nasa offers six-figure salary to protect Earth from aliens

    The job pays a salary of between $124,406 and $187,000

  • Infographic: Moon Express to mine the moon

    Infographic: Moon Express to mine the moon

    Moon Express hopes to become the first private spaceflight company to send a robotic lander to the moon, scoop up some moon dust, load it into a small return vehicle, and send it back to Earth.

  • Physicists detect gravitational waves, proving Einstein right

    A team of physicists who can now count themselves as astronomers announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prophecy of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

  • Hawking wants to power earth with mini black holes: Crazy or legit?

    Quick, what's the best way to provide an alternative source of energy for the Earth?

    If you answered, "Get a mini black hole to orbit Earth," then you and physicist Stephen Hawking may be thinking on the same wavelength.

    In a lecture on Feb. 2, the famed scientist said tiny black holes, about as massive as the average mountain, could power all of the world's energy needs.

  • Web attack knocks BBC websites offline

    All the BBC's websites were unavailable early on Thursday morning because of a large web attack.

    The problems began about 0700 GMT and meant visitors to the site saw an error message rather than webpages.

    Sources within the BBC said the sites were offline thanks to what is known as a "distributed denial of service" attack.

    An earlier statement tweeted by the BBC laid the blame for problems on a "technical issue".

  • Twitter, Skype, Imo blocked in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed to block the social networking sites Twitter, Skype and Imo barely three days into unblocking Facebook.

    Sumon Ahmed Sabir, chief strategic officer of Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) operator [email protected], told the Dhaka Tribune on Sunday night that the BTRC issued the directive though an email.

    “The BTRC instructed us to block Skype, Imo and Twitter alongside Viber and other apps in our network with immediate effect until further instruction.”

  • ‘ISIS one of the best users of internet technology’

    Stating that the future wars might be fought in the cyberspace, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today warned the Army against "information blackout" as he sought enhanced capabilities to ensure protection from disruptive cyber attacks or manipulations.

    Parrikar also cited the example of the terrorist organization ISIS, which he said, was "one of the best user of internet technology" for promoting their cause.

    The Defence Minister said a resurgent India will increasingly play a dominant role in the world affairs.

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