Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin’ the love Monday, February 19th, 2018

LA PAZ (AFP): In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined. A campaign to raise $15,000 by Valentine's Day to fund a search for Romeo's Juliet before he croaks generated $25,000, an environmental group said. Romeo is the last known frog of his kind...

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Andromeda galaxy was formed in ‘recent’ star crash: study Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

PARIS, (AFP): The Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, was formed in a colossal crash between two smaller star systems no more than three billion years ago when Earth already existed, researchers said Wednesday. Calculating the birth date of the galaxy has been a major challenge for..

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Less-cool Facebook losing youth at fast pace: survey Monday, February 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AFP): With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook at a quicker clip than..

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Small asteroid to shave safely by Earth Friday Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Tucson, Arizona, (AFP): An asteroid bigger than a city bus is on track to zoom by Earth Friday at a safe but close distance, less than one-fifth as far away as the Moon, NASA said. "Asteroids of this size do not often approach this close to our planet -- maybe only once or twice a year," said Paul..

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Total lunar eclipse over Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

KATHMANDU: A total lunar eclipse occurred Wednesday evening.  The moon that rose at 5:55 pm in Nepal made the mid way at 7:17 pm and concluded at 8:57 pm, said Chairperson of Nepal Calendar Determination Committee, Prof. Dr Ram Chandra Gautam. [caption id="attachment_127320" align="alignnone"..

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CAN Info-Tech begins in Bhrikutimandap Friday, January 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The CAN InfoTech — a mega event of Nepal’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector has begun today. It is stated that the 24th edition of the technological exhibition is organised by CAN Federation at Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall with an objective to promote..

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‘Kathmandu Metro’ app launched Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has launched the 'Kathmandu Metro' app in a bid to promote transparency of information through the use of information technology and getting closer to the Kathmandu denizens.  KMC mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya launched the apps at a programme on Monday...

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North Korea gets second web connection via Russian firm Thursday, October 5th, 2017

SEOUL, (AFP): A state-owned Russian company has opened up a second internet connection for North Korea which could strengthen Pyongyang's cyber capabilities and undermine US efforts to isolate the regime, security experts said. The activation of the new line from TransTeleCom was first detected..

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ICT policies await strict implementation for development Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Narayan Prasad Ghimire, DHULIKHEL: In November 2015, Ministry of Information and Communications issued a circular, informing that it was renamed as the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and urged all concerned to mention it accordingly. But hardly 20 days had passed the Ministry..

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Nepal to get internet connection from China Thursday, July 13th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Nepal is likely to get internet connection through Chinese optical fiber from next month, ending India's monopoly over the online services in the landlocked Himalayan country. Nepal has relied on India for internet services for long as the country is optically connected with the..

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NT launches Wi-Fi service in public transports

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Telecom (NT) has launched Wi-Fi service from today in public vehicles plying both in the short and long routes. The service brought to operation in joint effort of the NT and Cybernetix aims to provide internet service to the passengers in a convenient way, said NT's..

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China Launches Record-Breaking Drone Swarm Monday, June 12th, 2017

BEIJING: China has launched a swarm of 119 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles, breaking the previous record of a swarm of 67 drones, authorities said today. According to the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), "swarm intelligence" is regarded as the core of artificial..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..