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Iridium celebrating successful launch of its 10 NEXT satellites

Iridium celebrating successful launch of its 10 NEXT satellites

With SpaceX Falcon 9’s successful return to flight, Virginia-based Iridium Communications Inc. is celebrating the launch of its first 10 Iridium NEXT satellites.

Carrying 10 Iridium satellites, a Falocon 9 rocket lifted off from a launch pad at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:54 p.m. EST (1754 GMT) on Saturday, and successfully launched all the satellites in Earth’s low-orbit 59 minutes after the lift off.

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Amazon’s Alexa dominates 2017 CES

Amazon’s Alexa dominates 2017 CES

Alexa, Seattle-based tech giant Amazon’s voice assistant, is apparently dominating this year’s the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Amazon isn’t officially attending the annual tradeshow, but its Alexa voice assistant is showing up in multiple car infotainment systems, robots, new smartphones, laundry machines and many other new gadgets.

Anti-ageing serum may be unsafe for elderly people: Study

Anti-ageing serum may be unsafe for elderly people: Study

A team of researchers has found that by removing senescent cells, it may bring us one step closer to the "fountain of youth".

However, experts warned that an anti-ageing serum could be a few years off yet as the drugs may be unsafe for elderly people.

A drug has previously been found to help elderly mice regrow their hair, run faster and live for longer.

It works by removing cells in skin tissue that naturally accumulate as the rodents grow older.

NPD: Apple could not capitalize on Samsung’s Note 7 disaster because new iPhones are too boring

NPD: Apple could not capitalize on Samsung’s Note 7 disaster because new iPhones are too boring

According to The NPD Group, tech giant Apple's new 2016 iPhone lineup - comprising the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models - was too lackluster to enable the company to capitalize on rival Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

The NPD Group's Stephen Baker told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that Apple failed to benefit from the opportunity presented to it by the Samsung Note 7 debacle because its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets are quite boring.

IVF mistake means eggs fertilisation by wrong sperm

IVF mistake means eggs fertilisation by wrong sperm

A fertility clinic made a shocking revelation to several couples who trusted them with their fertility treatments.

A single mistake by In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinic means that women's eggs may have accidentally be fertilised with the wrong sperm.

Mix-ups have previously led to people accidentally having children with people they'd never met

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Stress causes spike in heart attacks during holiday season

Stress causes spike in heart attacks during holiday season

Stress related the holiday season between Christmas Day and January 7 cause a notable spike in deadly heart attacks, a study published in the journal of the American Heart Association (AHA) suggested.

Cardiac or heart attack-related deaths in the United States and other countries like New Zealand have been found unduly spiking during the holiday season. While some researchers suggested that chilly weather might be causing the spike, a team of Australian researchers found in the new study that the holiday season, and not the weather, is to be blamed for the issue.

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Good news! Scientists identify new approach to recycle greenhouse gas

Good news! Scientists identify new approach to recycle greenhouse gas

A team of researchers has discovered a key enzyme effective to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) that can be adapted for commercial applications like biofuel synthesis.

The study was published online in journal of Nature Chemical Biology.

Researchers found that they could successfully express the reductase component of the nitrogenase enzyme alone in the bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii and directly use this bacterium to convert CO2 to CO.

Are women avoiding pregnancy due to Zika virus?

Are women avoiding pregnancy due to Zika virus?

A new study reveals that more than 50 percent of women in Brazil are avoiding pregnancy due to the Zika epidemic.

The study was published online in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

According to researchers, there is an urgent need to reconsider abortion criminalisation and also to improve reproductive health policies to ensure women have access to safe and effective contraceptives.

Since the outbreak of Zika in Brazil, there have been 1,845 confirmed cases of congenital Zika syndrome in babies.

B&N disputes Linux Journal’s claims about Nook 7 Adups spyware

B&N disputes Linux Journal’s claims about Nook 7 Adups spyware

In a recent statement released to PCMag, bigwig bookseller Barnes & Noble (B&N) has rebuffed the Linux Journal's claims that the company's latest Nook 7 Android tablet comes with Adups spyware.

The Nook 7 is B&N's newest Android-based tablet which was launched by the company in November. Priced at $50, the Nook 7 boasts access to millions of books, magazines, and graphic novels. In addition, as per a Linux Journal report, the tablet also comes with an older version of Adups malware which transmits user data to China.

Your grandkids can help you live longer!

Your grandkids can help you live longer!

Grandparents who help and support their grandchildren live longer than the ones who do not, reveals a new study.

The study was published in the journal of Evolution and Human Behavior.

"It seems plausible that the development of parents' and grandparents' prosocial behaviour towards their kin left its imprint on the human body in terms of a neural and hormonal system," said first author Sonja Hilbrand, doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Basel.

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