An unidentified Tesla car caught fire after colliding with a tow truck on a Moscow motorway on Saturday. Two explosions happened within the car in succession and by the end, only the metal frame remained. Tesla.inc has stood by its safety claims despite regulatory scrutiny from the US authorities who are still seeking information regarding earlier crashes.
Astronomers have discovered intensely hot winds around a black hole around 25,000 lightyears away. This is the first time they have seen such a phenomenon around a black hole. The wind is caused by the gravity of the black hole pulling the contents of a star into a disk that separates the two.
Researchers in New Zealand have found fossils dating back over 19 million years that appear to be from the worlds largest parrot. The bird stood over three feet tall and used its massive beak to crack open food. Researchers have called it the Heracles inexpectatus due to its size and strength.
DOT-Mind Unlocked is a startup that has developed a headset that reads brainwave activity to diagnose and treat mental disorders such as ADHD more efficiently. Founder Yishel Khan won an Rs150,000 cash prize from Cargill and a trip to Beijing, China to compete in the Global Round for a $15,000 equity-free cash prize.
Facebook.inc has announced that they will be placing their name on both Instagram and Whatsapp rebranding them as “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook". The move is controversial as both apps were only acquired by Facebook much after their creation and have their own corporate cultures and customer relations.
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has spotted has a number of exo-planets just 31 lightyears away, a distance over which scientists may be able to determine the composition of the planet's atmosphere. Not all of these planets are at the correct distance from the sun to have liquid water but some are.
Facebook has announced that a large number of people connected to the government of Saudi Arabia run a network of fake accounts and pages to promote state propaganda nad attack regional rivals. They have said that they suspended over 350 accounts with millions of followers to fight this "coordinated inauthentic behavior".
A drug dealer who sells on the dark web has used his proceeds to buy approximately 100 quadrillion [1,000 trillion] Zimbabwe banknotes as part of a suspected large scale money laundering scheme. He has since pleaded guilty before a US court and is waiting for his sentencing. He has agreed to give up $4.16 million that he earned via drug dealing.
The author argues that if it was not forJawaharlal Nehru's insistence on ‘scientific temper’, instead of celebrating the launch of Chandrayaan-2, "Indian scientists would be searching for the fictitious Vimana of Ravana." Pakistan can get its own 'slice of the moon' but for that a culture of science will have to develop. Unfortunately, Pakistan never had a Nehru.
The finals of the World Fortnite Cup are taking place in a large New York stadium where the 100 solo finalists will have a chance to win $3 million. The total prize pool amounts to $30 million, the largest of every e-sport tournament so far. All finalists will be awarded at least $50,000 while those in the top four will become millionaires.