Home / Around the World / Science and Technology

Category Archives: Science and Technology

El Al Flight 426 Date: July 23, 1968 One of the oldest and one of the longest episodes of commercial flight hijacking was when the El Al Flight 426 from Rome to Tel Aviv was taken over by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and was forced to land in Algiers. Non-Israelis were released and the ensuing operation lasted 40 days. There were no fatalities and all 61 on board, including [...]

A month after North Korea shocked the world with its alleged hydrogen bomb test, news has come in that the country has now launched a satellite into space. The launch has been heavily criticized by nations around the world, who fear the test was basically done to test ballistic missiles and is a clear threat to international peace and security. While North Korea’s foes such as the US, South Korea and Japan have been prompt [...]

A gentleman named Bertold Wiesner was the biological father to 600 children. This was in the 1940s. A lot has changed since then and world has grown little more conscious of its social responsibility. Wiesner, who went on to found the London Barton Clinic, could have got many more to share this responsibility had he been living in the 21st century. Nowadays, women are more vocal about their right to have a family; the fertility [...]

The world of medicine is a strange and fascinating one where newer discoveries are being made each day. Despite these strides made, there are situations and accidents where recovery may only be deemed a medical miracle. Here are some such exceptional stories. 1. Malala Yousafza – Malala was 15 and already famous. She was a daring young girl from Pakistan and had written extensively about the Talibani occupation of Swat Valley. She championed women’s education [...]

November 21, 2015

Smart watches are basically digital watches that are capable of doing much more than the old analog ones that can only track time. In a way these can be called the complete digital wrist device. With smart watches you will be able to run apps and all kinds of digital media can also be played on these. This list is inclusive of – but perhaps not limited to – radio that is streamed to Bluetooth [...]

There are numerous companies the world over dealing in a number of products and segments. But, of these, only a few have managed to create a niche for themselves and left a lasting legacy. Here are some iconic companies that have truly changed the world. Apple Apple is one of the most iconic companies that have had a global effect. As of May 2015, its market cap stands at $741.8 billion. The company was founded [...]

India has mega plans for generating 100,000 MW of electricity from solar power by 2022. Towards this, the government has been encouraging the use of solar power generating options from roof-top solar systems to commercial grid-level farms. For a country that gets 300 days of clear sunshine in a year in most parts of the country, India has been slow to go the solar way. But with the new government taking over in 2014, renewable [...]

October 9, 2015

Facebook will launch a satellite in partnership with Eutelsat Communications, an organization based in France, in order to make accessing internet easier in vast swathes of the region known as Sub-Saharan Africa. This satellite is a part of internet.org, a platform started by the social networking giant. Internet.org will look to provide greater access to internet through mobile devices. It is presently being constructed and it is supposed to be launched some time in 2016, [...]

Recent Hacking Incidents Around the World Several hacking incidents have recently rocked the technology and Internet world. In today’s modern world, with the prolific use of computers and high-tech softwares, modern-day hacking too has become somewhat of a phenomenon. The latest malware cause damages in millions, private data gets hacked and millions of customer information accounts compromised. We list a few of these that have caused damages in millions to account holders and companies worldwide: [...]

  AboutAir Medical Service is a wide-ranging term, which uses air transportation to carry patients from one place to the other for healthcare benefits. To define it in other words, flying medical service is generally an organization that is run for no profit and wherein a full-time team of expert doctors and nurses come forward voluntarily to provide remedial and health-related education services to people. The aim of flying medical service is to provide pre-hospital [...]

"By clicking OK or by using this Website, you consent to the use of cookies. Your personal data will be governed by Mapsofworld Privacy Policy and Terms."