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“World’s toughest bacterium” – Deinococcus radiodurans

Deinococcus radiodurans (Credit: TEM of D. radiodurans acquired in the laboratory of Michael Daly, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA. )
Deinococcus radiodurans (Credit: TEM of D. radiodurans acquired in the laboratory of Michael Daly, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA. )

The bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, is thought to be discovered as a contaminant in radiation-sterilized cans in 1956. The name of the bacterium comes from the Ancient Greek, i.e. deinos and kokkos meaning “terrible grain/berry”, and the Latin language, i.e. radius and durare, meaning “radiation surviving”. The bacterium is also known as Conan the Bacterium. Continue reading “World’s toughest bacterium” – Deinococcus radiodurans

Microsoft is reportedly launching next Surface Phone in the year 2017

Microsoft is reportedly launching next Surface Phone in the year 2017

Microsoft is already enjoying the highly accepted Surface brands by the user. Now, Microsoft’s next Surface Phone has reportedly to come with the powers of a computer. Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO, has also noted that the production of the phone in partnership with Pegatron has already been started. Nadella also stated that it was company’s mistake to follow the features already developed by other phone makers rather than making its own unique products. Continue reading Microsoft is reportedly launching next Surface Phone in the year 2017

Apple showed interest in the technology of self-driving car

Apple showed interest in the technology of self-driving car
Apple showed interest in the technology of self-driving car

Apple Inc. showed interest in autonomous-vehicle technology. In a letter sent to U.S. transportation regulators, on November 22nd, Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity, noted that the company is thinking about software dealing with the control of self-driving cars. He stated that the company is “investing heavily in machine learning and automation” for various purposes “including transportation.” Continue reading Apple showed interest in the technology of self-driving car

New option allows Netflix subscribers to watch videos without internet

Netflix (Source: sec.gov)
Netflix (Source: sec.gov)

Netflix Inc., a videostreaming pioneer, has provided an option to its subscribers to download videos and shows on the mobile device at no extra cost. This would help the subscribers to watch the videos and shows even without any internet connection. Continue reading New option allows Netflix subscribers to watch videos without internet

BMW’s new i3 Electric Vehicle with better design and longer range

BMW’s new i3 Electric Vehicle with better design and longer range
BMW’s new i3 Electric Vehicle with better design and longer range

According to recent reports, BMW is working on a new i3 electric vehicle to be launched in the year 2017. This new/updated vehicle will come with improved car range and updated design. Continue reading BMW’s new i3 Electric Vehicle with better design and longer range

FFZERO1 Concept car by Faraday Future

FFZERO1 Concept car by Faraday Future
FFZERO1 Concept car by Faraday Future

Faraday Future is a California-based automaker. Jia Yueting, the founder of LEtv (which is also known as Netflix of China) is supporting the company. The company is also thinking of opening a $1 billion production plant in Nevada, where it will concentrate on the production of self-driving electric vehicle.

This year in January at Consumer Electrics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the company introduced its 750 kW, 320 km/h, futuristic looking single-seat concept car, the FFZero1. The company noted, “It is more than a concept car—it is a car of concepts.” Continue reading FFZERO1 Concept car by Faraday Future

“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach – A review

Grunt- The Curious Science of Humans at War Mary Roach

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” is one of the best-selling books developed on the curiosity of Mary Roach. She has also written books (curiosities) including “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” – a best-seller having hilarious exploration of human cadavers. The book, a kind of investigative journalism, has humorously and compassionately described the world of military scientists and their struggle to make every combat more survivable for fighters and soldiers. Continue reading “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach – A review