Science & Technology

facebook-logo SAN MATEO, Calif. — Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour Monday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide. The glitch reported in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. affected access from PCs and Facebook’s mobile app. The social media giant’s Instagram service was also inaccessible. In a statement... Read more »

January 27, 2015 at IST / Facebook, Science & Technology, Server, Social Media, Tech News.

Penicillin Wilhelm Röntgen and the first-ever medical X-ray, which he made after accidentally stumbling upon the previously unknown form of radiation. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) The course of human evolution has been punctuated by a long succession of chance discoveries and accidental inventions; and in fact, experts estimate that between 30 and 50 percent of of all... Read more »

February 7, 2014 at IST / Science & Technology, Story.

Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices. MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapor. The new material changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water, allowing it to repeatedly curl up and... Read more »

January 16, 2013 at IST / Science & Technology.

Some Galaxy S IIIOwners Reporting Severe Device Issues Samsung has overtaken Apple has the bestselling smartphone maker and it has done so on the back of chic and reliability. So you can imagine the headache the company is now having with reports that people who own the bestselling Samsung Galaxy S III are having device... Read more »

December 23, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.

The image above shows the remains of the Apollo 17 site in the moon’s Taurus-Littrow Valley — an image, released in 2011, sharp enough to show the tracks of the astronauts and their lunar rover in unprecedented detail. At top left you can see the mission’s ALSEP, or its package of scientific instruments. In the center is... Read more »

December 23, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.

A new vector-based video codec developed at University of Bath may signal the death of the pixel. The team behind the project, consisting of the University, Root6 Technology, Smoke & Mirrors and Ovation Data Services – are now looking for industry buy-in to the research to expand its potential applications. The codec was launched at the... Read more »

December 12, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology, Tech News.