Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man’s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, but few know about the intriguing … Continue reading Albert Einstein

Cyber attack victims failed to update software- Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation has blamed the National Security Agency (NSA) for the recent ransomware cyber attack that has affected over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The computer giant blamed NSA for storing data on software vulnerabilities which it discovered and such data was accessed by hackers. According to Microsoft, NSA (a military intelligence organization and a constituent of the United States Department of Defense (DOD) had … Continue reading Cyber attack victims failed to update software- Microsoft

New Features Released In The New Windows – Microsoft

As part of Microsoft’s update to its Windows 10 operating system, the version includes a technology to bridge applications across devices. The Fall Creators Update of the operating system will include “Pick Up Where You Left Off,” a self-described feature that will allow users to finish editing a document, for example, on an iPhone that they started on a Windows PC. The feature requires Cortana, Microsoft’s … Continue reading New Features Released In The New Windows – Microsoft

8 Guaranteed Tips To Minimise Radiation When You Use Your Mobile Phone

Mobile phones release low radiofrequency energy which is a form of non-ionizing radiation. The frequent exposure of the body to this forces it to absorb the energy which can lead to serious health issues. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled mobile phones radiation as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Accordingly, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency gathers ways to reduce radiation when you … Continue reading 8 Guaranteed Tips To Minimise Radiation When You Use Your Mobile Phone

Amazon launches new Echo with touch screen, video-call capabilities

Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new Echo speaker with a screen that will incorporate video-calling capabilities, keeping the online retailer one step ahead of technology rivals in seeking to control smart homes. The Echo Show announcement, which confirmed a Wall Street Journal article on Monday, also allows users to make internet-based calls between devices and apps to start, setting the speaker up to be … Continue reading Amazon launches new Echo with touch screen, video-call capabilities

Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

The scientific team that made headlines in 2015 by unearthing a previously unknown ancient human relative says its latest discoveries could change the way we look at human evolution. The findings, which are being published this week in the scientific journal ELife, include the discovery of a second chamber of fossils of the small-brained hominin Homo Naledi — and the surprisingly young age of the … Continue reading Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

Global warming has caused ice to melt faster than normal in the Antarctic, while Arctic summer sea ice shrank to 4.14 million square kilometres (1.6 million square miles)  As UN negotiators meet in Bonn to thrash out rules for implementing the climate-rescue Paris Agreement, the stakes have never been higher. Following are some key climate measures that illustrate the risks of global warming. 1.1 degrees … Continue reading Climate science: Bad news gets worse

Google tasks FG on policies

Google, an online search tool company, on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to formulate policies to deepen internet access by Nigerians. Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, the Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa of the company, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Kola-Ogunlade said that the government always played a role in web content development and … Continue reading Google tasks FG on policies

Cassava is genetically decaying

A cassava farm in Nigeria, which is the world’s largest producer of the crop. For breeders of cassava, a staple food for hundreds of millions in the tropics, producing improved varieties has been getting harder over time. A team at Cornell used genomic analysis of cassava varieties and wild relatives to make a diagnosis: Mutations have corroded the genome, producing many dysfunctional versions of genes … Continue reading Cassava is genetically decaying

Huawei under fire over phone chips as tight supply bites

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies has come under fire from users for “cutting corners”, after it said it used a mix of less advanced and powerful chips in its flagship P10 model due to tight supplies of the parts. The company’s mobile chief Richard Yu said on April 20 that Huawei used a mix of less efficient eMMC flash memory cards and high-performance Universal Flash … Continue reading Huawei under fire over phone chips as tight supply bites