Rosetta mission: Philae faces challenge of failing battery

  The first remarkable satellite to have landed on a comet has been successfully sending pictures to the ESA control room but its recent movement has caused serious concerns to the controllers. Philae was separated from its orbit Rosetta on Wednesday making it the first ever spacecraft to land on a comet. Since then it… Read More Rosetta mission: Philae faces challenge of failing battery

Ramadan and Eid Hashflags introduced on Twitter

After the launch of country-specific hashflags for Worldcup, Twitter launches its second set of hashflags for Ramadan and Eid. The hashflags constitute of a blue crescent for #Ramadan and Arabic Calligraphy for #Eid. “This week, more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will observe the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar as Ramadan, the… Read More Ramadan and Eid Hashflags introduced on Twitter

Canada allowed NSA surveillance at G20

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has reported that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government allowed the NSA to conduct widespread surveillance  during the G8 and G20 summits in 2010. NSA which is America’s largest spy agency spied for 6 days as disclosed by the leaked documents from Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor. The US authorities refused… Read More Canada allowed NSA surveillance at G20

Scottish Nationalist Party seeks independence from UK

The elected party in Scotland, the Scottish National Party is seeking independence from UK. On 18th September 2014, Scottish voters will cast their votes in favor of or against the independence. The voter’s age has been brought down to 16 and 17 years-old in order to enhance chances of voting. White paper of independence was… Read More Scottish Nationalist Party seeks independence from UK

Taliban to free US captive in exchange for 5 Afghan prisoners at Gitmo

Taliban are willing to release the US soldier in exchange for five Afghani prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was held captive in 2009. According to Taliban Spokesman Shaheen Suhail, the captive is in a “good condition” Suhail said that the exchange will take place once the Gitmo prisoners are handed over.… Read More Taliban to free US captive in exchange for 5 Afghan prisoners at Gitmo