Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

Express Sci-Tech


What is an IMEI number, how can police use it in cases of mobile phone theft?

August 08, 2022 6:23 pm

What is the new Delhi Police initiative, how can you check your IMEI number, and how is it useful? We explain.

Explained: What are bird strikes and how can they affect flights?

June 21, 2022 4:19 pm

The engines of a SpiceJet plane flying Patna-Delhi and an IndiGo aircraft flying Guwahati-Delhi were damaged following bird strikes. What is a bird strike, how is it caused and can it compromise air safety? We explain.

Explained: The joy of Wordle, and the secret of its global appeal

January 31, 2022 11:27 am

What is Wordle, the viral sensation that has everyone from Trevor Noah to Richard Osman hooked to it? What makes it so popular?

Explained: How the work of 2021 Physiology Nobel winners can help treat chronic pain

October 05, 2021 7:23 am

American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.

Explained: The antitrust suit against Facebook

December 13, 2020 8:44 am

The US government and 48 states and territories have sued Facebook for illegally crushing competition, and are seeking to break up the company by overturning its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp.

Explained: How big is the Bigbasket data breach?

November 12, 2020 9:52 am

In a statement, BigBasket said it was evaluating the extent of the breach and authenticity of the claim in consultation with cybersecurity experts and was finding “immediate ways to contain it”.

Explained: The dominance of big tech

October 11, 2020 10:56 am

Why was the House of Representatives probing big tech companies? What are the findings? What has the panel recommended? What global impact could the US panel recommendations have?

Explained: What is Solar Cycle 25, recently announced by NASA and NOAA scientists?

September 17, 2020 8:36 am

Solar cycles have implications for life and technology on Earth as well as astronauts in space. Solar activity varied with the stages of the solar cycle, which lasts on average for a period of 11 years.

Explained: Everything you need to know of Asteroid 465824 2010 FR, which crossed Earth’s orbit

September 13, 2020 11:46 am

NASA says asteroid 465824 2010 FR, which is twice as big as the Pyramid of Giza, has been classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA).

An Expert Explains: As Crew Dragon splashes down, here are the key Mission takeaways

August 03, 2020 7:32 am

With splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico a little after midnight on Sunday in India, the curtains have come down on what is much more than just another successful technology demonstration experiment in NASA and SpaceX’s history.