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Nepal stresses on apt policy to mitigate impact of global warming

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Kathmandu / Nov 03: Nepal’s permanent representative for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ambika Luitel has highlighted the need to implement appropriate programmes to mitigate the adverse effects of global warming on Nepal’s Himalayas. Addressing the 39th general meeting of UNESCO in Paris, the capital of France, on Thursday, she stressed […]


Should the US follow through on its promise to leave the Paris pact, the report states that the picture will become bleaker

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October 31: JAIPUR: Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a sweeping new international study published online on Monday by the Academy of American Pediatrics has revealed. It was not necessary that the baby is exclusively breastfed for this protection, the study found. “These results are […]


Emissions gap remains ‘alarmingly high’ says UN

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October 31: In its annual review, the UN says the gap between carbon cutting plans and the reductions required to keep temperature rises below 2 degrees Celsius is “alarmingly high”. Pledges made so far cover only one-third of the cuts needed by 2030 to keep below that goal, the review warns. Even if all the […]


Square unveils cash register of the future

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October 30: Square is known for turning tablets and smartphones into cash registers. But now it wants to reinvent the actual payments register. The payment processing company on Monday unveiled Square Register, which has its software and payments technology built inside. The standalone register ($999) doesn’t need an app or a third-party tablet, unlike the […]


New Technique Allows Researchers to Use Low-Intensity Magnets to Control Block Copolymers

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October 31: Engineers at the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Yale have discovered a technique for modifying self-assembled polymers that allows their structure to be controlled precisely using small low-cost magnets. The result means that they can replace a high-field $200,000 magnet with one purchased for $20 at a hobby store, but still […]


Internet Governance Forum begins in Nepal to launch discussions on internet ecosystem

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Kathmandu / Aug. 18: For the first time and first of its kind, Nepal Internet Governance Forum (IGF) kicked off in the capital city on Friday. The IGF is the multi-stakeholders’ platform to discuss and debate multifarious issues around the internet ranging from policy to technology, law to security, business to human rights, and openness […]


Nepali IT firm bags Award in South Asian Region

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Kathmandu / Aug. 09: Source Code, an IT firm working on capital market technologies, bags 8th mBillionth award held in New Delhi, India on 4th of August, 2017 for its project – Nepali Paisa mobile application for android platform. Amongst the 294 entries from across South Asia, 65 finalists were shortlisted from 10 different categories […]


Programmable drone will follow you down the slopes

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July 18: Drones are versatile: They can deliver packages, conduct search and rescue missions and capture aerial shots of your backyard. These flying gadgets are not only getting smarter but are increasingly tailored for certain markets. Airdog, an actions sports drone startup, launched a programmable drone on Wednesday that follows and films users doing extreme […]


Readers react to ‘Money, Power and Sexual Harassment’

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July 18: After 16 years, entrepreneur Cecilia Pagkalinawan broke her silence about being sexually harassed by an investor. Her story, along with those of five other women, was part of a CNN Tech special published on Saturday, “Money, Power, and Sexual Harassment.” And now, Pagkalinawan is hearing from others who have stayed silent about their […]


Astronomers Discover Smallest Star to Date, EBLM J0555-57Ab

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July 18: A team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge has discovered the smallest star to date. The star is about the size of Saturn. The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge. With a size just a sliver larger than that […]




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