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Scientists reconstruct asteroid impact that killed dinosaurs

Scientists reconstruct asteroid impact that killed dinosaurs

A reconstruction of the deadly asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago helped scientists describe how the asteroid produced its huge crater.

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Leprosy bacteria lurking in British squirrels: researchers warn

Leprosy bacteria lurking in British squirrels: researchers warn

Leprosy virtually vanished from Europe in around the 16th century, and Great Britain has not had a case in the past many centuries. But, those who believe that the disease is gone forever may be wrong.

A team of biologists have warned that the disease of leprosy never left the region as the devastating bacteria still lurking in trees. Mysterious marks/sores on red squirrels across England, Scotland and Ireland have been linked to the disease.

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Global wildlife populations face two-thirds decline by 2020: report

Global wildlife populations face two-thirds decline by 2020: report

Global wildlife populations are facing an average decline of two-thirds by the end of this decade, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned in their recently-released Living Planet Report.

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Researchers find direct link between bedtime media device use & inadequate sleep

Researchers find direct link between bedtime media device use & inadequate sleep

Children and teenagers who use mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and computers at night lose sleep time as well as sleep quality, a new research cautioned.

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New Yooka-Laylee trailer focuses on game’s characters

New Yooka-Laylee trailer focuses on game’s characters

At the EGX event in Birmingham on Sunday, a new Yooka-Laylee video trailer was unveiled by Team 17 and Playtonic Games. The new trailer chiefly focuses on the characters in the fanciful video game, specifically on the addition of Shovel Knight.

The forthcoming Yooka-Laylee game – which is expected to launch in early 2017 – is a 3D Platformer, which is a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. Both the games feature a dual player-character, along with superb music and a delightful cartoon world.

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Amazon may announce the launch of Echo in UK, at its Sept 14 event in London

Amazon may announce the launch of Echo in UK, at its Sept 14 event in London

On Friday, US-based online retail giant Amazon sent out a typically cryptic invite to an event which the company is scheduled to host in London on Wednesday, September 14.

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Mobileye and Delphi team up to develop low-cost self-driving vehicle system

Mobileye and Delphi team up to develop low-cost self-driving vehicle system

In an announcement made on Tuesday, two leading auto-parts suppliers – Israel-based Mobileye NV and UK-based Delphi Automotive Plc – said that they have partnered up to build a low-cost system for self-driving vehicles.

Announcing their partnership, Mobileye and Delphi said that they will work together to offer automakers with a ready-made self-driving platform. The two companies plan to showcase the fully self-driving platform in a few months. The platform will apparently be production-ready for automakers by 2019.

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HTC hikes Vive VR headset’s price in UK

HTC hikes Vive VR headset’s price in UK

In a move which is apparently rooted in the post-Brexit Pound devaluation, smartphone maker HTC has announced that it has increased the cost of its HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) headset in the UK, with effect from Monday, August 1, 2016.

Announcing the spike in HTC Vive pricing in the UK, HTC said that the headset will now be available for purchase to UK users for £759 (approximately $1,000). Prior to the UK price hike, the HTC Vive was already quite steeply priced at £689 (nearly $910).

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Study Suggests Ducklings Might Be Smarter Than Previously Thought

Study Suggests Ducklings Might Be Smarter Than Previously Thought

Do you think you’re smarter than ducklings that are capable of abstract thought? A new study has found evidence showing that newborn ducklings can recognize the ‘same’ and ‘different’ concept.

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Microsoft’s partners to start selling Windows 10 Enterprise E3 subscriptions this fall

Microsoft’s partners to start selling Windows 10 Enterprise E3 subscriptions thi

In a Thursday announcement, Microsoft has revealed that the sale of subscriptions to the businesses-targeted Windows 10 Enterprise edition will be commenced by its partners this fall, under a subscription program called Windows 10 Enterprise E3.

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 subscription program was briefly mentioned by Yusuf Mehdi – a Microsoft executive in the Windows and Devices Group – during his on-stage appearance at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) held in Toronto on Tuesday.

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