Researchers discover potentially habitable 'super-Earth'

Researchers discover potentially habitable 'super-Earth'

Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) claimed to have discovered a super-Earth, dubbed LHS 1140b, orbiting in the habitable zone of a small red dwarf star.

The red dwarf star, designated LHS 1140, is around 39 light-years away from Earth and 4.2 light-years from our nearest star Proxima Centauri. The researchers estimated that the exoplanet is roughly 11,000 miles in diameter.

Samsung launches three new ads to promote Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus

Samsung launches three new ads to promote Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus

South Korea-based electronics giant Samsung has just launched three new video adverts to promote its newest pair of Android-powered flagship smartphones, viz. the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus.

The new video ads promoting the Galaxy S8 lineup are part of the “Unbox your phone” campaign that the electronics giant began on 29th of March after the official unveiling of the new handsets.

John Glenn’s trailblazing legacy takes flight

John Glenn’s trailblazing legacy takes flight

Former U.S. astronaut John Glenn’s trailblazing legacy took flight earlier this week as a cargo ship bearing his name was launched fro the International Space Station (ISS).

In April 1959, Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in the Friendship 7 space capsule. His space flight defined America’s position in the space race at the time, paving the way for the nation’s space programs, including moon missions. He died on Dec. 8, 2016.

Researchers find brain ‘wonder-drugs’

Researchers find brain ‘wonder-drugs’

A few years back, a team of British researchers successfully stopped dying of brain cells in an animal. But the compound used in that promising research was not suitable for people because it caused damage organs.

However, researchers have now found a couple of drugs that can provide the same protection to the brain without causing any significant harm. Moreover, the two safe compounds are said to be already in use by people.

Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Saturday

Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Saturday

The recently-started Lyrids meteor shower is expected peak on coming Saturday and the best time to view the dramatic show will be early morning hours on that day, astronomers said.

American Meteor Society (AMS) said in a statement that the Lyrids meteor shower will be most viewable during a waning crescent moon, which will be better than a full moon. Nevertheless, moonlight could cause some insignificant interference.

Facebook’s F8 conference all set to take place in San Jose

Facebook’s F8 conference all set to take place in San Jose

Social media giant Facebook Inc.’s annual developers’ conference is all set to kick off this Tuesday in San Jose, and thousands of developers are expected to attend the event.

McEnery Convention Center in downtown San Jose will host an estimated 4,000 developers for F8 conference of this year. The estimated figure represents a significant increase from 2016’s 2,600.

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