Owing to denial of service (DDoS ) attack, BBC’s main news website was down for many hours on Thursday. Visitors received an error message. The BBC released an official statement that the outage has taken place owing to a technical issue, but the problem was later attributed to the attack.
Uber is one of the most popular choices when it comes to ride services. But owing to increased number of calls at New Year’s eve, many people had to pay a lot extra to go back home after seeing fireworks. Uber’s Facebook page was full of complaints on Friday in which passengers said they were charged up to hundreds of dollars more than the usual price to reach back home from the city at night.
Home births were found to be overall safe with a slight increased risk of death of baby in America, unveils a study of Oregon births. Home births were also associated with lower chance of a C-section. The researchers said that overall risks to the baby remained low irrespective of the birth plan.
New Year is going to be extra special for sky gazers, as they will have many opportunities in 2016 to see meteors, four of the five bright planets and by the end of the first month of the year, all five planets will be present across the predawn sky.
In the morning hours of January 4, the Quadrantid meteor shower will peak in the early morning hours with 40 meteors or more passing the sky per hour in dark conditions. In mid-January, the moon, Venus and Saturn will appear alongside each other in the southeastern predawn sky.
After conducting research for the past many years, researchers have finally taken substantial step towards a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. With the help of new gene-editing technique, known as Crispr-Cas9, researchers have been able to cut the DNA of chromosomes at selected sites to remove or insert segments. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a progressive muscle-wasting disease that affects boys, putting them in wheelchairs by age 10, followed by an early death from heart failure or breathing difficulties.
Nadine- latest humanoid receptionist at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) could be considered as the rise of advanced social robots. She is truly a humanoid, as whether it is remembering your names, your previous conversations, greeting you with smile, shaking hand with you, she can do all.
Samsung will launch its payment system, Samsung Pay for US consumers in 2016 for online shopping, according to a statement issued by the South Korean Electronics giant. Select models of Samsung smartphones support Samsung Pay and next year, consumers in United States will be able to make payments using their smartphones. Samsung Pay was first launched in South Korea and only high-end Samsung mobile phones offer support for Samsung’s electronic payment system.
SpaceX has finally achieved what Elon Musk and his team claimed could change the way we carry out space missions. With reusable rockets, the cost of space missions will reduce dramatically and this can help in carrying out future research with lower budget. SpaceX announced that Falcon 9 rocket landed successfully at a landing pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Musk has been congratulated by NASA and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos among others.
Finally, SpaceX managed to successfully land the first stage of Falcon 9 rocket on a landing pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida. During a live webcast, a SpaceX commentator announced that Flacon 9 rocket has safely landed on the landing pad. For the first time in history, a rocket has safely landed back on earth after delivering payloads. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 11 satellites into the orbit.
Oculus Rift pre-orders will commence soon and virtual reality fans can enjoy the headsets that have been long-waited. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, announced that the company will start taking pre-orders for Oculus Rift headset, early in 2016. Several consumers are anxiously waiting to somehow own one such virtual reality head mounted display headset. The Oculus Rift is likely to be launched in the first quarter of 2016. The anxiety has been created by a number of showcases, trailers, presentations and teasers of these new devices.
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