China successfully sent nine satellites into planned orbit from the Yellow Sea Tuesday.
The nine satellites, belonging to the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group, blasted off atop a Long March-11 carrier rocket, China's first sea-launched rocket, at 9:23 a.m. (Beijing Time).
The satellites were developed by the Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd. Three of the satellites will be used for video imaging, one of which is for China's popular video sharing platform Bilibili and another for the state broadcaster CCTV.
Meanwhile, the other six satellites are push-broom imaging satellites.
The Bilibili satellite has features of low development cost, low power consumption, lightweight and high resolution. It was designed to shoot videos and pictures for popular science.
The satellite can obtain color videos and images with a resolution higher than 0.98 meters. The data will be used to create popular videos, covering fields such as science and technology, humanities, history and education, and will be released on Bilibili.
The nine satellites will provide remote sensing data for the country's land resource survey, urban planning and disaster monitoring services.
The Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center conducted the launch mission.
Developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the Long March-11 is the only rocket among China's Long March rocket series that uses solid propellants. It is mainly used to carry small satellites and can take multiple satellites into orbit at the same time.
Tuesday's launch was the 346th by the Long March rocket series.
World’s fastest growing smartphone brand realme will be launching realme C17 globally on September 21.
Bangladesh will be among the first markets where the phone will be launched, said a press release issued on Tuesday.
The Realme C17 is the latest in its C series and only smartphone in the series with 90hz ultra-smooth display.
As a young brand in the smartphone market, realme has already earned massive accolades from the young generation by continuing to introduce top performing phones in an eye-catching packaging at an affordable price range.
Although the C Series smartphones have usually consisted of entry level smartphones of the brand, but they are gradually enhancing the features of the new C series smartphones and turning them into mid-level smartphones at attractive price points. With global users of more than 13.2 million, the C series is bringing great power with style for the upcoming smartphones in the series.
Realme, headquartered in Shenzhen, China, promises that its latest phone in Bangladesh will pack modern tech at a reasonable price point. The phone will be equipped with powerful 11nm Snapdragon 400 series chipset to perfectly boost the power a user needs, along with improved performance and power efficiency.
The latest smartphone will have a massive 6-inch plus display for a fascinating viewing experience, with beautifully placed front camera.
The phone is also set to have a very impressive refresh rate and a powerful battery. The phone will also consist of an AI quad camera setup and will offer various modes to render perfect photos. AI front camera will have AI Beauty mode for flawless selfies. Users will be able to capture 1080p videos with both the cameras as well.
“Since the beginning of our operations in Bangladesh only a few months ago, we have been receiving tremendous amount of love from a rapidly growing number of young customers in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is currently one of our most significant markets in Asia, and we have observed rapid and continuous rise in demand for our tech-trendy products. We are very confident that realme C17 will receive the same amount of love that our previous phones have received,” said Tim Shao, Country Manager of Realme Bangladesh.
Since its emergence merely two years ago, realme has swiftly become an iconic brand for the tech-savvy youth. Since then, realme has released numerous products including robust smartphones and various AIoT products. With versatile range of devices, Realme has reached 61 markets and now boasts more than 45 million global users. Realme plans to launch over 50 affordable AIoT products in 2020 and 100 in the following year to inspire the youth to enable their creativity to flourish. Upholding the promise to offer quality innovative products beyond everyone’s expectations, realme aims to reach over 100 million annual smartphones sales.
Do you have the secret desire to go for racing at high speed with a marvelous sports car? You can easily fulfill this desire through virtual gaming. Crazy gamers enjoy racing at high speed in the virtual world. Complying with this need, prominent French video game developer Gameloft published ‘Asphalt 9: Legends’ on July 25, 2018. This game is freely downloadable from the Google Play Store in android smart-phones. Let’s discuss Asphalt 9 Legends Tips and Tricks to win more races.
The gaming interface of Asphalt 9 Legends mobile offers a bunch of options for driving. It behooves upon you to select the best suitable style that complies with your gaming approaches. The Touchdrive feature allows you to concentrate over a few things. You have to pick the right time for using Nitro or go for drifting. Choosing the correct path during racing is another decision you need to make in this game. You can apply these moves by swiping over the screen towards the left or right direction. When you have become an expert in handling controls, tilt your Smartphone for steering. Thus you can enjoy the control of velocity, turnings, and braking.
After hitting the Nitro trigger, the yellow Nitro bar on the screen would blink. Now hit the trigger, and wait until the bar reaches the red zone. Then tap the screen once again to enjoy Perfect Nitro Speed. Perfect nitro offers you acceleration without consuming much nitro if compared with orange nitro. This option can assist you in reaching the top speed.
After gaining the 'Top' speed, you need to tap on the brake in order to switch to the yellow nitro. This technique would help you to maintain the Top speed minimizing the spending of nitro. Furthermore, when you wish to take corners without lowering down much speed, the Perfect nitro can offer the right boost.
When you are about to close the race near the finishing line, the highest possible powerful boost is required. Now it is high time to apply the technique called Pulse Nitro. To take benefit from this facility, you require a complete Nitro bar on the screen. Then, simply tap over the Nitro button and wait for a moment. Next, tap on the button once again over the purple line that is visible prior to the blue line. Now you can utilize the biggest speed boost which would enable you to win the last overtake. However, the ultimate winning depends upon your skill.
Whether you are playing in the single or multiplayer mode, the up-gradation of a car is essential to win the race. It would be wise to keep the rating of your car above the minimal required rating point for any given track. While upgrading, don’t forget to upgrade the weak points of your car. Focusing on those specific areas can certainly give you superior results. For instance, to pick up the speed of your car, upgrade Nitro and Top Speed. When you wish to maneuver your vehicle more efficiently on the track during racing, upgrade the handling and acceleration. Furthermore, you can install parts to further improve the performance of your car.
The more upgrades are done to cars, the costlier the next upgrades become. Therefore, it is very essential to manage finances skillfully. So you have to look for quick ways to earn some extra cash when you are short of finance for your next upgrade. Replaying the races that you have completed before is an easy way to make money. However, while replaying races you will get a lesser amount of coins compared with the one-time-bonus for winning flag. Still, you have the opportunity to earn coins and flags as long as your tank is filled with gas.
Each time you fulfill a challenge successfully in the race, you earn a flag. Those flags are the key to proceed from one season to the next. What is more? Earning a flag, you get the opportunity to unlock exciting modes of the ‘Asphalt 9: Legends’ Mobile game. For instance, when you have earned about 10 flags, you can access ‘Clubs’ that can assist you to enter the league of role-playing games. And, reaching the milestone of 15 flags, you unlock ‘Events.’ This mode would support you in participating in short-term races and win prizes. You are promoted to Multiplayer mode after earning about 20 flags. This platform allows you to race against human players.
If you are looking for another surefire way to upgrade your nitro bar in this game goes for drifting. If you want to increase your nitro bar on the spur of a moment, tap two times on the nitro switch to get a 360-degree spin. However, opting this way you may fall a little backward during the racing. Don’t worry! This is temporary. By virtue of 360 Spin boosting, your nitro bar gets refilled instantly up to 40%. To get maximum benefit you have to exploit the drifting opting at the right time. For instance, when your Nitro bar is below 50% or you are far behind other racers, you can do the 360-degree spin.
Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of Venus.
They hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet, reports AP.
Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is only associated with life, in the thick Venusian clouds according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Astronomy.
Several outside experts — and the study authors themselves — agreed this is tantalising but said it is far from the first proof of life on another planet.
They said it doesn't satisfy the “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" standard established by the late Carl Sagan, who speculated about the possibility of life in the clouds of Venus in 1967.
“There is a distinct whiff of cordite in the air which may be suggesting something,” said study co-author David Clements, an Imperial College of London astrophysicist.
As astronomers plan for searches for life on planets outside our solar system, a major method is to look for chemical signatures that can only be made by biological processes, called biosignatures.
After three astronomers met in a bar in Hawaii, they decided to look at the closest planet to Earth: Venus. They searched for phosphine, which is three hydrogen atoms and a phosphorous atom.
On Earth, there are only two ways phosphine can be formed, study authors said. One is in an industrial process. The other way is as part of some kind of poorly understood function in animals and microbes. Some scientists consider it a waste product, others don't.
Phosphine is found in “ooze at the bottom of ponds, the guts of some creatures like badgers and perhaps most unpleasantly associated with piles of penguin guano,” Clements said.
Study co-author Sara Seager, an MIT planetary scientist, said researchers “exhaustively went through every possibility and ruled all of them out: volcanoes, lightning strikes, small meteorites falling into the atmosphere. ... Not a single process we looked at could produce phosphine in high enough quantities to explain our team’s findings.”
That leaves life.
The astronomers hypothesize a scenario for how life could exist on the inhospitable planet where temperatures on the surface are around 800 degrees (425 degrees Celsius) with no water.
“Venus is hell. Venus is kind of Earth’s evil twin,” Clements said. “Clearly something has gone wrong, very wrong, with Venus. It’s the victim of a runaway greenhouse effect.”
But that’s on the surface.
Seager said all the action may be 30 miles (50 kilometers) above ground in the thick carbon-dioxide layer cloud deck, where it's about room temperature or slightly warmer. It contains droplets with tiny amounts of water but mostly sulfuric acid that is a billion times more acidic than what’s found on Earth.
The phosphine could be coming from some kind of microbes, probably single-cell ones, inside those sulfuric acid droplets, living their entire lives in the 10-mile-deep (16-kilometer-deep) clouds, Seager and Clements said. When the droplets fall, the potential life probably dries out and could then get picked up in another drop and reanimate, they said.
Life is definitely a possibility, but more proof is needed, several outside scientists said.
Cornell University astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger said the idea of this being the signature of biology at work is exciting, but she said we don’t know enough about Venus to say life is the only explanation for the phosphine.
“I’m not skeptical, I’m hesitant,” said Justin Filiberto, a planetary geochemist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston who specializes in Venus and Mars and isn’t part of the study team.
Filiberto said the levels of phosphine found might be explained away by volcanoes. He said recent studies that were not taken into account in this latest research suggest that Venus may have far more active volcanoes than originally thought. But Clements said that explanation would make sense only if Venus were at least 200 times as volcanically active as Earth.
David Grinspoon, a Washington-based astrobiologist at the Planetary Science Institute who wrote a 1997 book suggesting Venus could harbor life, said the finding “almost seems too good to be true.”
“I’m excited, but I’m also cautious,” Grinspoon said. “We found an encouraging sign that demands we follow up.”
NASA hasn’t sent anything to Venus since 1989, though Russia, Europe and Japan have dispatched probes. The US space agency is considering two possible Venus missions.
One of them, called DAVINCI+, would go into the Venusian atmosphere as early as 2026.
Clements said his head tells him “it’s probably a 10 percent chance that it’s life,” but his heart "obviously wants it to be much bigger because it would be so exciting.”
Vivo, the Chinese multinational technology company, has announced discounts on purchase of its two smartphones of Y series, VIVO Y50 and VIVO Y91C.
The company said it will slash the price of its two smartphones of middle and lower purchase range, VIVO Y50 and VIVO Y91C, said a press release issued on Monday.
VIVO Y50 and Y91C are now available at Tk 20,990 and Tk 8,990 respectively. The previous prices of both phones were respectively at Tk 22,990 and Tk 9,990.
VIVO Y50 has launched recently in Bangladesh.
VIVO Y50 has a battery of 5000mAh whereas VIVO Y91C has 4030mAh.
The Vivo Y50 has 8 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM, and VIVO Y91C smartphone has 2 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM.
The Chinese multinational company has launched some mid-range budget smartphones keeping an eye on the curved purchasing capability of the users since the outbreak of pandemic from March. Recently VIVO has announced to bring another smartphone of Y series in the country's market.
After that, the company has announced this discount on their smartphones.