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Category: Science/Technology

Global warming poses grave threat to the Himalaya

KATHMANDU:  Increasing global warming caused by greenhouse effect and its subsequent impact has posed a grave threat to the Nepal’s mountain ranges, experts said. They stressed the need of taking timely interventions to minimise the impact of climate change on the mountains. The experts shared their views at an interaction programme on ‘challenges f mountaineering tourism […]

High-flying ducks cross Himalayas

WASHINGTON:  A high-flying species of duck reaches altitudes of up to 6,800 metres (22,000ft) to cross the Himalayas, a new research from a British university has revealed. Ruddy shelducks are known to breed north of the Himalayan mountain range, but spend their winters at sea level south of the Tibetan Plateau. They need to fly […]

Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA:  Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for US space endurance. Whitson’s 665 days off the planet — 288 days on this mission alone — exceeds that of any other American and any other woman worldwide. She checked out of the […]

Apple to launch watches that can make calls

Apple Inc plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Some of the new models for the Apple Watch will be equipped with LTE chips and be able to perform many tasks without needing an […]

TU researchers claim to have converted CO2 into energy

KATHMANDU: A team of professors and researchers of the Department of Biotechnology at Tribhuvan University (TU) have claimed to have made a breakthrough by converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into an energy source without using solar light. The team of  TU scientists also claimed that their preliminary finding has laid the ground for producing fuel without […]

Worldlink and Nokia build Nepal’s first 100G optical network

KATHMANDU:  Worldlink is upgrading its present bandwidth capacity of 80Gbps to 200Gbps in  two channels by upgrading a 650-km-long intercity ring network stretching from Kathmandu to Birgunj and Bhairahawa and incorporating cities like Butwal, Lekhnath, Chitwan, Damauli, Marshyangdi and Hetauda.  The new network will transport 100Gbps over a single fibre strand by using Nokia’s 1830 […]

The moon’s interior may contain water: U.S. researchers

NEW YORK:  There may be substantial amounts of trapped water in the interior of the moon, Brown University researchers said Tuesday. By analyzing satellite data, researchers at Brown University in the United States discovered rich amounts of indigenous water within the volcanic deposits, or within layers of rocks spread across the lunar surface after ancient […]