Netflix Streaming Consumed Nearly 15 Percent of Global Downstream Internet Traffic in H1 2018: Study

Netflix was recently in the news by collaborating with Airtel for bundled offers. HIGHLIGHTS Netflix is the number one downstream application worldwide The share tops 19.1 percent for total traffic in the Americas It is followed by Prime Video at 7.7 percent and YouTube at 7.5 percent If you thought Netflix is only raising up your Internet bills, a […]

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With Data Breach of 50 Million Users, What’s Next for Facebook?

Facebook confirmed late Friday that third party apps, including its own Instagram app, could have been affected. For users, Facebook’s revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next? For the owners of the affected accounts, and of another 40 million that Facebook considered […]

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New ‘Robotic Skins’ Can Assist Astronauts in Mars Exploration

The technology can also be reused to help astronauts accomplish an array of tasks with the same reconfigurable material. Researchers have developed a new “robotic skins” technology that allows users to turn everyday objects into robots as well as help astronauts for Mars exploration where the environment is unpredictable. The skins, developed and designed by […]

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NASA Counts Down to Launch of Laser Study of Ice Sheets

The preceding mission, ICESat, launched in 2003 and ended in 2009. NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion (about Rs. 7,210 crores) ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth’s ice sheets. The mission will inform sea level rise forecasts and is “exceptionally important […]

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‘We can build a real time machine’

Ron Mallett built a device that illustrates principles he believes could be used to build a time machine   Travelling in time might sound like a flight of fancy, but some physicists think it might really be possible. BBC Horizon looked at some of the most promising ideas for turning this staple of science fiction […]

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