NEWS DIGEST 21.04.2020: Beating COVID19 curfew breakers, studying comets and catching corrupt cops

  Today’s news digest comes via my own Twitter account. Firstly Indian Hindi-language news channel NEWS18 Lokmat presents a video of police officer in the Maharashtra city of Pune beating a man with sticks while he is laying on the … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.04.2020: Beating COVID19 curfew breakers, studying comets and catching corrupt cops

COMET: The world’s first completely waterproof smartphone

San Jose,¬†UNITED STATES VIJAY SHAH A new emotionally sensitive¬†smartphone that promises to be the world’s most waterproof is currently undergoing crowdfunding on the popular website Indiegogo, the Half-Eaten Mind reports today. The new gadget, codenamed ‘Comet’, is being funded by a technology firm based in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose, California, USA, and is said to be the world’s first buoyant smartphone. Designers claim it can float on water without any ill-effect and is developed using military-grade technology. It is described as coming with ‘amazing specifications’ and its creators plan to offer the Android device at an affordable … Continue reading COMET: The world’s first completely waterproof smartphone

DEATH OF THE DINOSAURS: It may have been a speeding comet, US scientists say

Sixty-five million years ago, a massive object from outer space slammed into the Earth near what is now the Yucatan peninsula in modern-day Mexico. It released thousand of times the energy of an atomic bomb, leaving behind a crater more than 180 kilometres wide. The collision rained molten and pulverised rock over an area of more than 2,500 kilometres in diameter, creating devastating firestorms. It also caused worldwide temperatures to plummet as millions of tonnes of dust was thrown up into the atmosphere, blocking out the Sun for decades. As plants died off, the food chains that supported land dinosaurs … Continue reading DEATH OF THE DINOSAURS: It may have been a speeding comet, US scientists say