Dhaka, Nov 25 (UNB)- Robishop, a premiere ecommerce site of the country, has been offering a pre-booking facility for the OnePlus 6T smartphones with EMI facility of 12 months starting from just Tk 5,249 per month.
The pre-booking facility will be available until November 27.
The OnePlus 6T comes with the largest ever display in the history of this smartphone series. Customers who will place the pre-booking order through robishop will get free Anker Bluetooth Earphones and official OnePlus Never Settle T-shirt and more. The delivery of the pre-booked handsets will start from the 1st of December, 2018.
The OnePlus 6T comes with one year brand warranty, 0% EMI for 12 months, free home delivery and 4GB free data (2GB regular data and 2GB 4.5G data).
Besides, customers of pre-booking OmePlus 6T handsets from robishop can get 100% data bonus every time they purchase a data pack worth more than 100 taka over the next six months.
Customers can visit robishop website (https://robishop.com.bd/mobilephones/oneplus.html) to select their desired color (Mirror Black or Midnight black) and proceed to checkout for payment.
Customer will be required to select payment mode - online payment/cash on delivery/EMI. After any successful placement of order, customer will receive a verification call to confirm the order.
Cape Canaveral, Nov 25 (AP/UNB) — In our solar system family, Mars is Earth's next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday's arrival of a NASA lander named InSight.
InSight should provide our best look yet at Mars' deep interior, using a mechanical mole to tunnel 16 feet (5 meters) deep to measure internal heat, and a seismometer to register quakes, meteorite strikes and anything else that might start the red planet shaking.
Scientists consider Mars a tantalizing time capsule. It is less geologically active than the twice-as-big Earth and so retains much of its early history. By studying the preserved heart of Mars, InSight can teach us how our solar system's rocky planets formed 4 1/2 billion years ago and why they turned out so different.
"Venus is hot enough to melt lead. Mercury has a sunbaked surface. Mars is pretty cold today. But Earth is a nice place to take a vacation, so we'd really like to know why one planet goes one way, another planet goes another way," said InSight's lead scientist Bruce Banerdt of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Today's Earthlings are lured to Mars for a variety of reasons.
Mars — "an incredible natural laboratory" — is reasonably easy to get to, and the U.S., at least, has a proven track record there, noted Lori Glaze, NASA's acting director of planetary science.
The cherry on top is that Mars may have once been flush with water and could have harbored life.
"Trying to understand how life is — or was — distributed across our solar system is one of the major questions that we have," Glaze said Wednesday at a news conference.
"Are we alone? Were we alone sometime in the past?"
In two years, NASA will actually seek evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars — if, indeed, it's there.
On Monday, the space agency announced Jezero Crater as the landing site for the Mars 2020 rover, which will gather samples and stash them for return to Earth in the early 2030s. The crater's ancient lake and river system is brimming with diverse rocks, making it a potential hot spot for past life.
Repeat, past life. NOT present.
Michael Meyer, NASA's lead scientist for Mars exploration, said the Martian surface is too cold and dry, with too much radiation bombardment, for life to currently exist.
Recorded observations of Mars — about double the size of Earth's moon — date back to ancient Egypt. But it wasn't until the 19th century that Mars mania truly set in.
Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli began mapping Mars in the 1870s and described the observed channels as "canali" — Italian for channels. But with the recently completed Suez Canal on many minds, "canali" became understood as artificial, alien-made canals.
Adding to the commotion, the U.S. astronomer behind the Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona, Percival Lowell, decided the channels were transporting water from the poles for intelligent civilizations living near the equator.
Lowell's musings influenced H.G. Wells, author of "The War of the Worlds" in 1898. The 1938 radio broadcast of the science-fiction novel terrified many Americans who thought Martians were actually invading.
Ray Bradbury's classic 1950 novel, "The Martian Chronicles," kept up the Mars momentum.
Fast-forward to the 21st century, and SpaceX founder and science fiction enthusiast Elon Musk is leading a real-life charge to Mars. He envisions hundreds of thousands of people streaming to Mars in giant SpaceX ships and colonizing the red planet in order to continue the species.
Just this past week, Musk revealed new names for the interplanetary ships and booster rockets: Starship and Super Heavy.
Musk is so passionate about Mars that he hopes to die there one day, although he stresses not on impact.
While NASA is holding out for its own Mars missions with crews, it has turned its more immediate attention back to the moon. An orbiting outpost near the moon could serve as an embarkation point for the lunar surface and even Mars, according to officials. It also would serve as a close-to-home proving ground before astronauts zoom 100 million miles to Mars.
All the observations and reports coming back from NASA's robotic explorers at Mars will help the human Mars pioneers, according to Thomas Zurbuchen, chief of science missions for NASA.
That's the charm of Mars, according to scientists.
Going to Mars is "a dream," said the French Space Agency's Philippe Laudet, project manager for InSight's seismometer. "Everything is captivating."
Dhaka, Nov 24 (UNB)- Educator Charles-Michel de l'Epee founded the first public school for the hearing-impaired in France. He devoted his life to developing the world's first sign alphabet for the deaf and is known as the "Father of the Deaf". Epee is also credited with creating a systematic method of teaching the hearing-impaired.
On his 306th birthday today, Google is using an animated doodle to dispel the misconception that people with impaired hearing were incapable of learning, reports NDTV. Born in Versailles in 1712, Epee was the son of an architect who studied theology and law before focusing on charity work in Paris. During this time he met two young deaf sisters who lived in the slums of Paris and communicated by using sign language. This inspired him to change countless lives at a time when many deaf people were discriminated against.
The school of De l'Epee (Institution Nationale des Sourds-Muets à Paris) was conducted entirely at his own expense. "It is not to the rich," he said "that I have devoted myself; it is to the poor only. Had it not been for these, I should have never attempted the education of deaf and dumb." He refused aid from the wealthy for fear of being charged with mercenary motives.
He recognized the importance of sign language as the deaf must learn "through the eye what other people acquire through the ear". Eventually, the French National Assembly eventually recognized him as a "Benefactor of Humanity" and asserted the rights of deaf people under France's Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
South Korea, Nov 23 (AP/UNB) — Samsung Electronics has apologized for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories.
The announcement by the South Korean technology giant on Friday came weeks after the company and a group representing ailing Samsung workers agreed to accept compensation terms suggested by a mediator and end a highly-publicized standoff that went on for more than a decade.
Samsung's device solutions chief Kinam Kim says the company failed to "sufficiently manage health threats" at its semiconductor and liquid crystal display manufacturing lines.
The civic movement against Samsung began in 2007 when taxi driver Hwang Sang-gi refused to accept as settlement after his 23-year-old daughter died of leukemia after working at a Samsung factory.
Dhaka, Nov 22 (UNB)- A total of 55 lakh subscribers have joined the 4.5G network operator, Robi recently.
Within less than seven months of the inauguration of Robi 4.5G services, its network is now covering 99.4% of all the thanas of the country.
The company has created the largest 4.5G network of the country with more than 7,300 4.5G BTS sites.
Besides, being the only operator to use the U/L900 spectrum technology, made Robi as the undisputed champion in the indoor coverage arena.
Commenting on this great achievement, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said “I, on behalf of the entire Robi management, would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers for placing your trust on us and allowing us the honor of serving fifty five lakh 4.5G subscribers in the country.”
Robi took the commanding lead in the industry in rolling out the 4.5G network by launching the service in all the 64 districts of the country on the very first day of the commercial launch of the service on the 20th February, 2018.
Rather than making a one-off statement with this bold move, the company continued to honor its commitment to spread the 4.5G network in urban as well as the rural market.