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In a pre-dawn launch on Wednesday, Indian space agency ISRO scripted history by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance the country”s surveillance capabilities among others. As the 25-hour countdown which had began Tuesday concluded, the agency”s trusted workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) blasted off at 5.30 am from the first
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Artist’s depiction of a collision between two planetary bodies. New research suggests the stark difference between the Moon’s heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the nearside were caused by a wayward dwarf planet colliding with the Moon in the early history of the solar system. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Our Moon is a game of two
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Hamid Eghbal-zadeh has had his fair share of frustration when attempting to obtain U.S. visas to attend conferences in recent years. The Iranian machine learning researcher has been working in Austria for five years and attending conferences around the world. But he was told by an American interviewing officer that Trump administration policy meant that
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How we measure the world underwent a quantum leap on Monday as scientists adopted new hyper-accurate definitions for units of weight, electricity and temperature derived from the universal laws of Nature.  The change, on the occasion of World Metrology Day, sees one of science’s most influential objects – a metal cylinder used to define what
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A recently released United Nations report chronicles an alarming picture of the “unprecedented” and “accelerating” decline in global biodiversity. The highly publicized report found more than one million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction, many within the coming decades. Key takeaways from the Report include the fluctuating biodiversity within tropical forests,
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If you are interested in this story then read also Governments Look To “Smart Islands” For High Tech And Low Carbon Solutions. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology-dependent, a new wave of smart applications is changing how we approach everyday activities. Utility appliances such as intelligent fridges (yes, you read that right), personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa
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A panel discussion on stage at Copenhagen Fashion Summit, 2019 Lars Ronbog/Getty Images for Copenhagen Fashion Summit The 10th Anniversary of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit presented a host of new innovations proposing potential solutions to some of fashion’s most difficult problems.  The newly expanded Innovation Forum and Future Lab added a tangible element to the summit,
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A team of scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has measured for the first time accuracy of two-qubit operations in silicon - a feat that would enable companies build a full-scale quantum processor. Computers today process information in binary bits that take either a 0 or 1 value while quantum computers
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Getty Getty The link between depression and the body’s inflammatory response continues getting stronger, with more research showing an ever-tighter correlation. Whether inflammation causes depression has been difficult to nail down, but findings from a new study suggest we could be getting closer to an answer. For women in particular, it seems higher levels of inflammation
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A lot of electronic dance music has a very characteristic feature: The music gradually builds, and then suddenly changes to a different rhythm, pitch or instrumentation. It feels like the tension of riding up a rollercoaster, just before you go down. Fittingly, this music phenomenon is called the “drop”. The buildup to the drop in
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. has agreed to buy U.S. supercomputer maker Cray Inc. in a deal valued at about $1.4 billion (roughly Rs. 9,848 crores) as the firm works to become more competitive in high-end computing. Cray investors will get $35 (roughly Rs. 2,462) a share in cash, the companies said in a statement on Friday, confirming an
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(Reuters) – A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. FILE PHOTO: May 14, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; A general view of the straight away in front of the seating coming out of turn four at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit:
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images.wellcome.ac.uk, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8776638″ align=”” width=”940″] The coxpox-infected pus came from the hand of a milkmaid named either Lucy or Sarah Nelmes. Friday marks the 270th birthday of Edward Jenner, the doctor who developed the world’s first vaccine. Born on May 17, 1749, Edward Jenner grew up in Berkeley, in southwest England, and after medical
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Photo Credit: NASA/ GSFC/ Arizona State University NASA’s Moon-orbiting spacecraft has spotted the impact site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on a region of the Moon called “Sea of Serenity” where it crash-landed on April 11. SpaceIL, a non-profit organisation, attempted to land its spacecraft on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the
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BEIJING (Reuters) – British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co Ltd, which will seek regulatory approval for the pigs in the world’s biggest pork market. FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen in Changtu county, Liaoning province, China January 17, 2019. Picture taken January
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Ginkgo Bioworks founding team: Tom Knight, Reshma Shetty, Jason Kelly, Austin Che and Barry Canton Ginkgo Bioworks Ginkgo Bioworks said today that it had acquired the genome mining platform of Warp Drive Bio, a subsidiary of Revolution Medicines, that will help it push ahead in the search for new antibiotics and other pharmaceutical applications. With
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Photo Credit: Laurent Emmanuel/ AFP The Moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes, according to an analysis of imagery captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) published Monday. A survey of more than 12,000 images revealed that lunar basin Mare Frigoris near the Moon’s north pole - one of many vast basins
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On a recent evening, Elizabeth Ewens was in the middle of an intense run workout. Her coach told her to kick it up, so she did and received encouragement from a fellow runner. She finished the workout feeling good. While Ewens’ evening workout sounds like what running groups around the world do several nights a
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LightSail 2 is a private solar sail project of the Planetary Society. The Planetary Society Can sunlight be used for propulsion? The Planetary Society’s long-held wish to raise a satellite’s orbit around the Earth using sunlight could come true this summer with the confirmation that its LightSail 2 spacecraft will launch atop a SpaceX rocket on
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By: Krystal Maxwell The focus on occupant health and well-being is a trend in the commercial building market that is continuing to grow in 2019. An occupant’s interactions with the built environment can affect their productivity, comfort, health, and satisfaction with the indoors. Historically, the thought of comfort was linked to HVAC within a building.
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