Nasa developing nuclear-powered spacecraft 

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Washington – Investing more in nuclear-powered spacecraft can help the US to stay ahead of the competition with nations like China, according to experts at NASA. “Strategic competitors including China are aggressively investing in a wide range of space technologies, including nuclear power and propulsion,” said Bhavya Lal, NASA’s senior advisor for budget and finance, at the congressional committee hearing, …

YouTube Studio announces new changes

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San Francisco – Google-owned video streaming giant YouTube has added the ability for creators to change local currency option for ‘YouTube Studio’ on Android. YouTube Studio version 21.36.100 update has added options to handle channel earnings. A user just needs to tap his/her Profile avatar > Settings > Currency > Select preferred local currency > Pull to refresh the Dashboard …

Hubble detects spiral galaxy with celestial eye

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Washington – The Hubble Space Telescope, an international cooperation between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency), has detected a spiral galaxy around 130 million light-years from Earth that showcases a celestial eye. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) captured the galaxy — NCG 5728 — which appears to be an elegant and luminous, an ESA statement said. WFC3 is extremely …

New laneway murals to showcase ‘Grit’

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Ontario – A new series of murals and graffiti art themed ‘Grit’ will celebrate the resilience demonstrated by local businesses and the surrounding communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The laneway mural project, launching today, will also illustrate the strength and history of the Chinatown and Kensington neighbourhoods, and showcase the resurgence of the legendary El Mocambo music venue. The murals …

Nasa completes tests for lunar mission

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Washington – Nasa has successfully completed its rocket engine test series for its upcoming missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars. “This successful test series for the Space Launch System RS-25 engine puts us one step closer to manufacturing the first new set of engines for future Artemis missions to the Moon,” said Johnny Heflin, manager of the SLS liquid …

Elon Musk on ‘extending life to Mars’ 

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San Francisco –  Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has renewed his promise to “extend life to Mars,” after seeing huge growth in his personal fortune. Popular crypto YouTuber Matt Wallace’s tweeted: “Elon Musk (with a net worth equal to 861 billion #Dogecoin) is now richer than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett COMBINED!” To which Musk said: “Hopefully enough to …

Google Meet live translated captions to help foreign clients

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San Francisco – Google Meet has started testing live translated captions that could help make video conferences with foreign clients, partners, students and employees go more smoothly. “Translated captions helps Google Meet video calls to be more global, inclusive and effective by removing language ability as a barrier to collaboration. By helping users consume the content in a preferred language, you …

Skype getting another new features

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San Francisco – To make the app better, Skype has announced a huge set of new features coming to the platform in the near future. According to The Verge, Microsoft is teasing plans for an “improved, faster, reliable and super modern-looking Skype”. The company said it has been listening to feedback and, over the next few months, will start rolling …

Sony tops smartphone image sensor market

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Tokyo – The global smartphone image sensor market in H1 2021 clocked a total revenue of $7 billion and Sony dominated the market with a 42 per cent revenue share, slightly down from 44 per cent a year earlier, a new report revealed. “The image sensor vendors witnessed an accelerated momentum from smartphone OEMs, who actively adopted high-resolution CIS and low-pixel …

Tesla to add 1,000 new Beta testers per day on safety score

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San Francisco – Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that Tesla plans to start adding 1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on their “safety score” starting next week. The electric vehicle company’s plan for a “wider release” of its Full Self-Driving Beta, which was first supposed to come six months ago, has changed a lot in the …