CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Feb 23: For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

European Union data protection watchdogs said on Monday they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system despite the US company announcing changes to the installation process.

“Innovation not necessarily comprises a scientific breakthrough but seeks the immediacy of needs to be acknowledged,” asserts Rabindra Mohan Sapkota, 43, who is the chairman of Shikhar Biotech established in 2000. In conversation with Republica’s Sonam Lama, he shares some of his insights on initiating the first biotechnological company in Nepal, followed by its different setbacks.

Reliance Industries’ Jio telecoms unit will charge for its services from April, ending an almost seven month spree of free calls and data that shook up India’s telecoms sector and helped the new arrival rack up more than 100 million users.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Programiz.com is a programming tutorials website aimed at beginners. The company has tutorials on four programming languages: C, C++, Python and R. It is one of the most popular programming blogs in the world, running right from Nepal. More than one million users each month rely on this website to learn programming, using its simple and clear resources.

Techrise is a coding boot camp and an initiative that teaches young people to code and help them learn a set of marketable skills that will enable them to write web applications.  Techrise was set up six months ago to bridge the gap between educational opportunities and an individual’s competency. In conversation with Republica, Takehiro Mouri and Natsuko Robyn Shinozaki, the Japanese founders, share the reason behind establishing the company in Nepal, the challenges and prospects of IT worldwide.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) has announced 1st NASO Women in Science Award 2017 on Tuesday.

Baglung youth makes four-wheeler

February 20, 2017 17:49 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 20:  An eighteen-year-old youth has built a four wheeler.

Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

February 19, 2017 16:00 pm

Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.

Scientists at Disney Research have developed a way to wirelessly charge several electronic devices in a room, eliminating the need for electrical cords or charging cradles. The method makes it possible to power several cellphones, fans and lights simultaneously.