Category: Sci-Tech

Microsoft sues US over secret warrants to search email

SAN FRANCISCO: Software titan Microsoft on Thursday sued the US government, arguing that secret warrants to search people’s email violate the US Constitution....

Samsung may unveil 5-inch foldable smartphone next year

South Korean smartphone maker Samsung may unveil a game-changer device next year which can be a 5-inch smartphone when folded and turn into a 7-inch tablet when opened,...

An exploding star bigger than the sun looks like

NASA has released a footage of how an exploding star looks like – seen for the first time ever. Released two days ago, the video shows the brilliant flash of an...

Online interaction ‘not a substitute for real life’, expert warns

A lack of social integration with people from different backgrounds is damaging social skills in younger people, research has suggested. Insufficient social mixing means...

Free Xbox Gold upsets Chinese gamers

Microsoft has announced that it will continue to offer its Gold Xbox Live service for free in China. However the news has disappointed some console owners who believe a...

GCC firms to spend $1b on cyber security by 2018

The GCC network security spend is set to grow from $340 million in 2012 to $1 billion by 2018, positioning the region among the global leaders in cyber security...

Russian spacecraft with US grandpa on board docks at space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan: A Russian spacecraft carrying three crew to the International Space Station, including a US grandfather who is poised to enter the record books,...

Pakistan, China to continue cooperation in science, technology

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China will continue to work in various fields of science and technology, Joint Technological Advisor of Ministry of Science Muhammad Khalid...

Scientists develop chick with ‘dinosaur’ feet

SANTIAGO: Scientists in Chile have created a chicken embryo that developed dinosaur-like feet after genetic manipulation, highlighting the evolutionary link between the...

Mars TGO probe despatched on methane investigation

A joint European and Russian space mission is heading to Mars. Launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will study methane and other...