Google ending support for Picasa desktop album on March 15, 2016

In a Friday announcement, tech biggie Google said that it is shutting down its Picasa desktop album in March 2016.

Picasa is an image-organizing app which was acquired by Google 12 years back. Picasa was originally launched by Lifescape in
2002, with the aim of giving amateur photographers on the Windows platform the ability to edit photos as easily as iPhoto.

Scientists develop polymer capable of holding 1,000 Times Its Own Mass

What about a material that is capable of supporting mass 1,000 times more than its own mass? And what more, it would bend or change shape with the mere warmth from a human hand. Researchers from the University of Rochester have developed this new polymer which, they claim, has traits that could make it "uniquely useful" in a wide range of fields, including medical science.

65-year-old bird hatches chick at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in Pacific Ocean

For a Laysan albatross named Wisdom, age is nothing more than just a number. At the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean, the 65-year-old bird has hatched a chick which is at least her sixth one since 2006.

Gravitational waves might have been detected

Details on the detection of the gravitational waves will be publicized on Thursday. Scientists will be organizing a press conference to discuss their observations while looking out for gravitational waves, whose existence for the first time was made by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity 100 years ago.

First Transplant between HIV Positive Patients will be performed soon

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the US plans to become the first hospital in the country to perform organ transplant between HIV positive patients, implying that the donor and the recipient both are infected with HIV virus. This first transplant of its kind is just awaiting the right match.

Google will stop uploading display ads built in Flash in Jan. 2017

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