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.

Cassini captures images of Saturn’s disk-shaped moon Atlas

Cassini captures images of Saturn’s disk-shaped moon Atlas

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has sent back some images of Atlas, an atypical moon of Saturn that looks like a flying saucer, orbiting just outside the gas giant’s rings.

According to NASA, Atlas orbits Saturn just outside its outermost main, bright ring, the ring A. It is just around 19 miles or 30 kilometers across. The moon Pan, which has a similar appearance, is even smaller.

Dual camera-equipped Galaxy S8 Plus prototype leaks again

Dual camera-equipped Galaxy S8 Plus prototype leaks again

Images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus prototype featuring a dual camera setup on its rear has re-surfaced on the web.

While the quality of images originally surfaced earlier this month were not good, the new images are particularly clear, showing the smartphone with a dual camera setup on its back. The new images show the handset’s heart rate sensor as well as an LED flash located below the dual camera setup.

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