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  • SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Monday afternoon that the space tourists had already placed a significant deposit for the trip. The travelers will undergo fitness tests and begin training later this year. “Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration,” SpaceX said in a blog post. For takeoff, SpaceX will use the same launch pad near Cape Canaveral, Florida,...

    IT and Mobile Fest starting from Thursday in Pokhara

    Feb 14, 2017: 8th Information technology and Mobile Fest is beginning in Pokhara which is jointly organized by Federation of Computer Association Nepal – Kaski and Pokhara Electronics Entrepreneurs Association from this Thursday . The festival aims to inform the public on the latest technologies in information and communication sector to enter Nepal, Association – Kaski Secretary, Bishwas Bhandari said on Monday. IT conference will be held during the event which will also host an extensive exhibition on technology, regional...

    Virtual butler ‘Jarvis’ takes up residence in Facebook founder’s home

    Mark Zuckerberg on Monday introduced the world to “Jarvis”, an artificial intelligence system the Facebook chief created in his spare time, which can choose and play music, turn on lights, and recognise visitors, deciding whether to open the front door. Jarvis, named after the virtual assistant in the Iron Man movies, could be a step toward a new product, Zuckerberg wrote, although he cautioned that the system he had created in 100 hours over the last year was customised...

    UK-funded drone deliveries aim to save mothers, babies in Tanzania

    LONDON: Drones delivering blood and medicine to rural areas of Tanzania could help to save the lives of many mothers and newborn babies in a country where one of the biggest causes of maternal deaths is blood loss during childbirth, the UK aid department said. The Department for International Development (DFID), which has given funding for the trial due to start early next year, said the drone deliveries could assist more than 50,000 births a year in the East...

    Nepal’s envoy to UN Vienna office presents credentials

    KATHMANDU: The newly appointed Permanent Representative of Nepal to the Vienna-based United Nations Office, Prakash Kumar Suvedi, submitted his letters of credence to the UN Director General of the Vienna Office, Yury Fedotov. Amid a function on Wednesday, Fedotov received the credentials on the behalf of the UN Secretary General, according to a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations and International Organisations. In a courtesy meeting after the submission of the letters, DG Fedotov said that...

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