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Science and Technology

Super aliens could feed on cosmic rays

Risingbd Desk: When it comes to our exploration of the solar system, one of the most dangerous aspects of space for the human body is cosmic radiation.

BMW reveals self-balancing bike concept

Risingbd Desk: The motorcycle of the future is so safe riders can cruise without a helmet and never fall off, giving all of the thrills with none of the danger, according to BMW.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off device

Risingbd Desk: Samsung has urged owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off the smartphone while it investigates new reports of the device catching fire.

China to build the world`s biggest space plane by 2020

Risingbd Desk: This year China has been firmly establishing its place in the space race, by unveiling the world`s largest radio telescope, launching a space lab in preparation for a space station and unveiling plans to send a mission to Mars.

Immunotherapy cancer drug hailed as ‘game changer’

Risingbd Desk: An immunotherapy drug has been described as a potential ‘game-changer’ in promising results presented at the European Cancer Congress.

Germany conducting inquiry into Tesla autopilot system

Risingbd Desk: Germany said Saturday it was still investigating the operation of the autopilot system on cars made by electric automaker Tesla, as German media reported an internal ministerial report called it "dangerous".

Second Earth just four light years away

Risingbd Desk: A team including CNRS astrophysicists have calculated the size and surface properties of the planet dubbed Proxima b, and concluded it may be an `ocean planet` similar to Earth.

Humans will never live past 125 years

Risingbd Desk: The natural limit to human life is no more than 125 years, a study has found.

Bus runs 2 km on 15 seconds of charge

International Desk: In 2017, Geneva will have a new line of buses that will likely change the face of public transport in this global hub of finance and diplomacy.

Giant dinosaur footprint found in Mongolia desert

Risingbd Desk: The footprint is believed to have belonged to Titanosaur, a long-necked dinosaur, according to researchers.

Rosetta mission ends in comet collision

Risingbd Desk: Europe`s pioneering Rosetta spacecraft dramatically concluded its 12-year odyssey yesterday, crash-landing into the comet it orbited and probed for two years in a quest to demystify the Solar System`s origins.

Life may have existed on this area of Mars

Risingbd Desk: The European Space Agency has revealed a new image of a remarkable swirling valley on the red planet that could one day be the landing site for ExoMars 2020.

Earth`s oxygen levels are decreasing

Risingbd Desk: A new study shows Earth’s oxygen levels continue to decline, a phenomena that has puzzled scientists.

China launches world`s largest radio telescope

Risingbd Desk: The world`s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China`s rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige.

Hackers stole data from 500m accounts in 2014: Yahoo

Risingbd Desk: Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said on Thursday that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to be the world`s biggest known cyber breach by far.

What does your phone`s airplane mode actually do?

International Desk: Most people think planes will fall out of the sky if their phones are switched on - while this isn`t true, the real reason is still significant.

23,000-Year-old fish hooks found in Japan

Risingbd Desk: They could almost pass for a pair of ancient earrings.

Arctic sea ice shrinks to second lowest level ever

Risingbd Desk: Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with scientists saying it is another ominous signal of global warming.

Twitter launches apps to stream video on TV

Risingbd Desk: Micro-blogging website Twitter has launched a new version of its app for digital media players -- Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and for Microsoft`s video game console Xbox One -- allowing users to see live streaming video available on Twitter.

More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way

Risingbd Desk: The Gaia space probe, launched in 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way, vastly expanding the inventory of known stars in our galaxy, the European Space Agency said today.

Samsung urges consumers to stop using Galaxy Note 7

Risingbd Desk: Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after the company’s global recall.