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Scientists Suggest Possible Solution to Bermuda Triangle Mystery

The region which is also referred as the Devil’s triangle was over the years being blamed for the disappearance of more than 70 airplanes and several hundred ships

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October 24, 2016: The unusual disappearance of ships and aircraft in the western part of North Atlantic Ocean known as Bermuda Triangle is no longer a mystery.

The region which is also referred as the Devil’s triangle was over the years being blamed for the disappearance of more than 70 airplanes and several hundred ships.

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The cause of such disappearances was a mystery for years but it seems scientists may have finally solved the mystery behind the disappearances.

Bermuda Triangle. Wikimedia
Bermuda Triangle. Wikimedia

They claimed that the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle can be attributed to the presence of hexagonal clouds right above the area. These hexagonal clouds create terrifying ‘air bombs’.

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According to Mirror UK, “Using radar satellites to measure what was happening beneath the clouds; they found that sea level winds were reaching almost 170mph.”

These ‘air bombs’ have a speed of 275km/hr which is enough powerful enough to bring airplanes down or flip over the ships.

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The formation of these deadly ‘air bombs’ is explained by Meteorologist Randy Cerveny.

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“They are formed by what are called microbursts and they’re blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of a cloud and then hit the ocean and then create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other.”

– prepared by Pinaz Kazi of NewsGram. Twitter: @PinazKazi

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?