Washington state again fails to live-track murder hornet

SEATTLE — Washington state officials said Monday they were again unsuccessful at live-tracking a “murder” hornet while trying to find and destroy a nest of the giant insects.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture said an entomologist used dental floss to tie a tracking device on a female hornet, only to lose signs of her when she went into a forest.

The hornet was captured Oct. 5 and kept alive with strawberry jam, which she seemed to enjoy, said Sven Spichiger, a department entomologist.

Scientists then tied a tracking device onto her body and released her two days later onto an apple tree. They lost track of her after she went through some blackberry bushes, though officials believe the tracker was still attached at the time of its last signal.

“This one was a lot feistier,” Spichiger said.

A total of 18 hornets have been found in the state since

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India’s Nirbhay cruise missile test fails

NEW DELHI — The flight test of India’s homemade 1000-kilometer-range cruise missile failed Monday following technical problems.

Nirbhay — an intermediate-range subsonic land-attack cruise missile with terrain hugging — is an Indian version of the American Tomahawk and the Russian Club SS-N-27 cruise missiles.

Defense scientists in India said the test failed within 8 minutes of the launch due to technical issues in the engine. They gave no further details.

The Nirbhay missile is currently powered by the Russian Saturn 50MT turbofan engine. Its local development began in 2007 with the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

A senior DRDO scientist said Nirbhay is a stealthy missile capable of delivering different warheads and is capable of loitering and attacking multiple targets.

“The cruise missiles like Tomahawk and Nirbhay (when successful) do not follow a ballistic parabola but are terrain-hugging in their path. Therefore, they are more difficult to detect by conventional

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Vedanta falls 10% after delisting attempt fails

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Shares of Vedanta Ltd fell 10% on Monday as the miner’s attempt to buy back shares and delist itself failed, forcing it to return all the shares tendered as part of the process.

Over the weekend, the company said https://bit.ly/36SWyBq the delisting process failed as it did not get the required number of shares needed. For a successful delisting, 1.34 billion shares had to be tendered, while the company received just 1.25 billion shares.

Group chairman and billionaire Anil Agarwal told https://bit.ly/2GMjhUY CNBC-TV18 on Friday the company will go for a counter offer if it was needed.

Vedanta shares fell to 109.70 rupees apiece on Monday. Since the delisting announcement was made in May, the shares have risen nearly 37% as of last close.

The company’s parent, Vedanta Resources Ltd , which owns 36.80% of the Indian unit, had then said it would delist and take the

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Office 365 outage ongoing after roll back fails

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Microsoft is currently looking into an authentication error hitting its Office 365 systems.

“Starting at approximately 21:25 UTC, a subset of customers in the Azure Public and Azure Government cloud may encounter errors performing authentication operations for a number of Microsoft/Azure services, including access to the Azure Portals,” the company said in a status post.

In another post, the company said users would be unable to access Office.com, Outlook.com, Teams, Power Platform, and Dynamics365.

“Existing customer sessions are not impacted and any user who is logged in to an existing session would be able to continue their sessions,” Microsoft said.

On its Twitter status account, Microsoft said the root cause appeared to be a recent change, and that it had decided to roll the change back.

“We’ve rolled back the change that is likely the source of impact and are monitoring the environment to validate that

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From Tesla’s smashed Cybertruck to Michael Bay’s Samsung walkout: The most epic tech demo fails

The global coronavirus pandemic has changed much of our way of life in 2020, and that includes tech events. We’ve seen Apple and Samsung take their product launches online, along with the entire IFA tech conference. What used to be live, potentially unpredictable events have given way to glossy prerecorded infomercials with almost no chance of disaster. What’s the fun in that?

To fill that gap, I’ve collected footage from some of the best tech demo fails throughout history. From Microsoft’s blue screen of death to Michael Bay walking out on a Samsung conference, I’ll be going through my timeline to look at some of these truly awkward moments in tech.

With no real sign of the COVID-19 crisis abating, Silicon Valley may prefer the greater control that comes with a prerecorded event, but all this comes at a cost: Tech companies can take themselves too seriously at times

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