Jiuquan, Nov 20 (Xinhua/UNB) -- China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The satellites have successfully entered their preset orbit, according to the center.
Shiyan-6 will be used for conducting space environment exploration experiments. The term nanosatellite refers to a small artificial satellite weighing between 1 and 10 kg.
It was the 292th mission of the Long March rocket series.
Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB) – Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has reportedly blocked telecommunication application Skype across the country.
Emdadul Haque, secretary general of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), told UNB that they have received a letter from the BTRC asking them to keep all kinds of communication from home and abroad via Skype suspended.
Several international internet gateway (IIG) service providers said they also received the letter on Sunday night.
However, acting BTRC chairman Jahurul Haque said there was no instruction from the telecom regulator about blocking Skype.
He said there might be up and down in the service somewhere following a technical problem.
Many Skype users claimed that they could not use the communication tool since morning.
Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB)- Leading digital services provider, Robi and highly reputed local brand, Maximus, have teamed up to introduce a co-branded 4G smartphone, Maximus D1 in the country.
The most unique feature of the co-branded smartphone is the dual 4G SIM card slots. The 5-inch HD display smartphone at just tk 4,590 only; this is the lowest priced 4G device currently available in the market.
The co-branded smartphone comes with Robi’s exciting internet bundle offer. Customers by purchasing the smartphone will be able to enjoy 4 GB data, out of which 2GB can be used as 4G data and the remaining for any purpose.
The validity of the data pack will be 30 days from the day of activation.
Customers can also enjoy up to 2.5 GB free data with 7-day validity, every-time they recharge 50 taka to 300 taka on their Maximus D1 4G smartphone.
The phone is available at the Robi Walk-In-Centers (WIC), Robi’s e-commerce platform robishop.com.bd and digital distribution channel of Robi, DigiRed.
The 4G smartphone is available in six colors: Thunder Purple, Gold, Rose Gold, Red, Blue and Brown.
Combining a 1.4 GHz quad processor and a 5-inch HD display with up to date Oreo 8.1 Android™ experience, the Maximus D1 offers technology and features that customers can depend on. With an optimized 2200 mAh lithium-ion battery capacity, the handset offers long hours of continuous entertainment – in the form of crisp HD videos, clear photos, social media, and web browsing. The phone has 5MP rear and front camera.
Sydney, Nov 19 (Xinhua/UNB) -- Four blind Australians have had their vision partially restored through the implantation of bionic eyes, the company responsible for the technology announced on Monday.
Bionic Vision Technologies ran a trial for patients who had lost vision due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, making them able to sense light and dark but unable to see a hand waving in front of them.
Now the company said patients can perceive the world around them in "pixelated grayscale", meaning they are able to navigate without the need for a guide dog, cane or other assistance.
Lead researcher Associate Professor Penny Allen told local media that the technology could have a dramatic effect on the lives of the one-in-4000 Australians who suffer from the currently incurable genetic condition.
"We've been very happy with how they're progressing and they're really happy; and that is the best thing of all," Allen said.
The system works by capturing images through a camera attached to a pair of glasses, and then feeding the information via an external processing unit, to the patient's scalp, and then to the implanted device in the patient's eyes.
Following the success of initial tests in a laboratory setting, researchers hoped that subjects would be able to take the devices home and start applying them to their everyday lives.
"We are working with them to identify things they want to do at home, normal tasks we all do," Allen said.
"One patient is sorting washing, colours from whites, and one patient wishes to be able to navigate independently to some things in the backyard, like the lemon tree."
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB)- Robi-10 Minute School, country’s largest online educational platform with its skill development, academic and inspirational topics, has made the learning more enjoyable and innovative.
Robi-10 Minute School (www.robi10minuteschool.com), has so far published a total of 786 blogs on countless academic topics, inspirational stories, skill development, career and creative life hacks to make the learning more fun.
The site is also one of its kinds to have a growing number of over 148 skill development blogs that teaches students important skills such as making a CV, giving an interview or a presentation, and many more topics that are very crucial for students these days.
The platform also has a number of blog categories that include career skills, life hacks, book reviews and a miscellaneous category that covers a wider range of learning content, making it the largest and most unique educational blog of the country.