Laurel, Jan 1 (AP/UNB) — A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records.
The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) from Earth. It's the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Bennu is just 1,600 feet (500 meters) across.
The spacecraft's laps are barely a mile (1.6 kilometers) above the asteroid's surface, another record.
Osiris-Rex arrived at Bennu in early December and flew in formation with it until the latest maneuver. The goal is to grab gravel samples in 2020 for return to Earth in 2023.
The New Year's Eve milestone occurred just hours before another NASA explorer, New Horizons, was set to fly past an icy space rock beyond Pluto.
Dhaka, Jan 1 (UNB) – Mobile internet services have been resumed since Tuesday morning after a suspension of about 37 hours.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed the mobile phone operators to restart the services at 10:30 am, said sources at the operators’ end.
On December 30, the telecom regulator suspended the services from 9:30 pm, said Zakir Hossain Khan, senior assistant director (media) of BTRC.
During the period, people were not able to use the internet on their phones, stream or upload pictures or videos.
Dhaka, Dec 31 (UNB)- An unique photo-upload competition organised by Pixmama (https://www.pixmama.com/pixmama-photo-uploading-contest), a leading digital content marketplace concluded on Monday.
The unique contest started on 10 December.
The objective of this contest was to support the photographers of Bangladesh to display their creativity and create a platform for them to offer their products in the international arena.
The winning participants of the completion would also get an opportunity to win a total of 1 lakh 13 thousand taka by participating in the photo contest.
The first three photographers who will upload highest admin-approved photos will be declared as the winners. The photographer of the highest admin-approved photos every week will also be awarded with 3 lakh taka, certificates and t-shirts.
As the grand prize the winner will get 50,000 taka while the 2nd and the 3rd runner ups will get 25,000 and 15,000 taka respectively.
Each among the 4th to 10th winners will get 2,000 taka. The 11th to 20th winners will get 1,000 taka and the 21th to the 30th will get 500 taka. Crests, certificates and t-shirts will also be given among all of the winners.
Dhaka, Dec 31 (UNB) – Internet search giant Google is celebrating New Year’s Eve with an animated playful doodle.
The animated graphic shows two purple baby elephants wearing a yellow and a green party cap each. The baby elephant on the left is seen blowing balloons while the second elephant is seen tossing popcorn into its mouth. A clock on the top is just about to hit midnight. The Google logo is also seen in the decorations.
Clicking on the doodle will take you to the places where people across countries are waiting for New Year 2019.
In many countries, New Year's Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the new year.
Last year, on New Year's Eve, Google had marked the occasion with a doodle featuring a family of birds - penguins and parrots.
Dhaka, Dec 30 (UNB) – Only hours after restoration, 3G and 4G mobile services were suspended again on Sunday night “for the sake of state security and to prevent rumours.”
Sources at Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said the mobile operators were asked to suspend the services around 9pm until further notice.
The mobile operators shut down the services around half an hour later.
Earlier, the services were restored at 6pm on Sunday, after a suspension of about 28 hours. The voting in Bangladesh’s national election ended at 4pm.
3G and 4G services had been unavailable from 3pm Saturday, the day before the election. 2G service was suspended later that night.
On Thursday, BTRC ordered suspension of 3G and 4G services but later withdrew the directive after about 10 hours.