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Intel unveils Project Alloy device to create merged reality

Published on: 22-AUG-2016
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Alloy is a headset that uses the RealSense technology enabling people to use their hands to interact with elements of the virtual world. There is no need for cables to connect to the computer.

World’s biggest aircraft Airlander 10 makes maiden voyage in Britain

Published on: 19-AUG-2016
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This flight of the 92-metre ship, nicknamed the Flying Bum for its shape, lasted for about half an hour. The aircraft completed a series of flight manoeuvres and landed safely.

NASA selects six companies to develop prototypes and concepts for Deep Space Habitats

Published on: 16-AUG-2016
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NASA and industry partners will expand commercial development of space in low-Earth orbit. In addition, they will also work towards improving deep space exploration capabilities to support more extensive human spaceflight missions.

Smiles originated 30 million years ago: Study

Published on: 09-AUG-2016
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The study was conducted by team of researchers including Fumito Kawakami, Masaki Tomonaga and Juri Suzuki of Kyoto University in Japan and was published on 3 August 2016.

Endosulfan causes DNA damage in animals: Study by Indian researchers

Published on: 09-AUG-2016
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A team of researchers led by Professor Sathees Raghavan from the Department of Biochemistry, IISc, Bengaluru revealed that endosulfan breaks in DNA strands and disturbs the damage response mechanism found in cells, which leads to compromised DNA strand repair.

China launches Tiantong-01; its first satellite for mobile telecommunication

Published on: 07-AUG-2016
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Tiantong-01 is the first satellite of China's home-made satellite mobile telecom system, and a key part of the country's space information infrastructure.

Scientists developed mechanism to recycle CO2 into usable fuel

Published on: 03-AUG-2016
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The researchers used a metal compound called tungsten diselenide, which was fashioned into nanosized flakes to maximize the surface area and to expose its reactive edges.

China to carry out first human gene editing trial for lung cancer

Published on: 03-AUG-2016
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A team led by Dr Lu You at Sichuan University’s West China Hospital in Chengdu received approval to carry out the trial from the hospital’s review board on 6 July 2016. The world’s first genetic editing trial on humans will be based on CRISPR–Cas9 technique.

Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter's atmosphere: Study

Published on: 29-JUL-2016
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The storm is based in Jupiter’s lower atmosphere and spans 13670 miles by 7456 miles (22000 km by 12000 km). The top of its clouds reach altitudes of about 31 miles (50 km).

IMD to use supercomputer to forecast monsoon with Dynamical Model

Published on: 29-JUL-2016
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The dynamical model is also known as the Coupled Forecast System. It collates data on local as well as global weather patterns to simulate a forecast for a specific duration.

Brazilian scientists discover another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito

Published on: 26-JUL-2016
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The scientists found the presence of the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito infected by the Zika virus in three out of 80 groups of mosquitoes analysed up until now.

Solar Impulse 2 completes first round-the-world journey

Published on: 26-JUL-2016
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The Solar Impulse 2 has travelled 26744 miles since setting off from Abu Dhabi. The aircraft has racked up 558 hours of flight time.

CSIR-CMERI develops Solar Power Tree for generation of electricity

Published on: 25-JUL-2016
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The Solar Power Tree harnesses solar energy for producing electricity with an innovative vertical arrangement of solar cells. Therefore, it reduces the requirement of land as compared to conventional Solar Photovoltaic layout.

Scientists decide to launch field trials of oil-degrading bacteria in Kochi

Published on: 25-JUL-2016
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The oil-degrading properties of these bacteria will pave the way for the development of bioremediation agents to clean up petroleum pollutants from the environment.

Facebook's Aquila Internet drone completes first test flight

Published on: 23-JUL-2016
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Facebook hopes to have a fleet of Aquilas that can fly for at least three months at a time at 60000 feet and communicate with each other to deliver internet access.

Genes of 6000-year-old barley grains sequenced for first time

Published on: 21-JUL-2016
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With this, the ancient barley has become the oldest plant genome to be reconstructed to date. Before this, only prehistoric corn was genetically reconstructed.

Canada to conduct world's first Zika vaccine test on humans

Published on: 20-JUL-2016
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Development of the Zika vaccine has been authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada. Until now, vaccines have been tested on mice.

SpaceX launched unmanned Dragon cargo capsule to International space station

Published on: 18-JUL-2016
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Dragon spaceship was packed with nearly 23000 kilograms of gear, including science experiments and equipment for the astronauts living in space.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant attains criticality

Published on: 11-JUL-2016
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Once the reactor starts generating 400 MWe of power, it is likely to be connected to the grid possibly within 45 days from the date of criticality. Generation of power will be raised to 500 MWe, 750 MWe, 900 MWe and 1000 MWe in stages.

NASA's Juno Spacecraft successfully enters Jupiter’s orbit

Published on: 06-JUL-2016
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Juno's main aim is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. The spacecraft will also investigate the existence of a solid planetary core, map Jupiter's intense magnetic field, measure the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere and observe the planet's auroras.

NASA extends New Horizons mission to Kuiper Belt

Published on: 05-JUL-2016
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The New Horizons will explore 2014 MU69, which is an ancient object considered one of the early building blocks of the solar system. 2014 MU69 was discovered on 26 June 2014 using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Researcher develops non-invasive method to kill cancer cells in two hours

Published on: 30-JUN-2016
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The research involved injecting a chemical compound, nitrobenzaldehyde, into the tumour and allowing it to diffuse into the tissue. A beam of light was aimed at the tissue, which caused the cells to become very acidic inside. It forced the cells to commit suicide.

China launches second Shijian-16 series satellite

Published on: 30-JUN-2016
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The Shijian-16 satellite will be used for space environment measurements, radiation and its effect as well as technology testing.

Excessive blue light emitted by LED can adversely impact human health: AMA

Published on: 28-JUN-2016
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It says that a large amount of blue light emitted by the high-intensity LED lighting appears white to the naked eye but it can create worse nighttime glare than conventional lighting.

Scientists develop bio-ink for 3D printing with stem cells

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
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The new stem cell-containing bio ink allows 3D printing of living tissue, known as bio-printing.

Scientists developed KiloCore, world's first 1000-processor computer chip

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
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The KiloCore was presented at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Honolulu on 16 June 2016.

K2-33b, a newborn Exoplanet around a young star, discovered by NASA

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

K2-33b, which is nearly 10 times closer to its star than Mercury is to our sun, is a bit larger than Neptune and whips tightly around its star every five days.

Satellites and Missions launched by ISRO in 2015-16

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
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With the successful launch of record 20 satellites aboard PSLV-C33 by ISRO, jagranjosh.com brings for its readers 11 major missions or satellites launched by the ISRO in 2015-16. The list covers the launches since July 2015.

ISRO launches record 20 satellites from Sriharikota

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The 20 satellites including India’s latest earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 was launched on-board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-34 from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

China’s Sunway TaihuLight declared world’s fastest supercomputer

Published on: 21-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

It was revealed in the TOP500 list of supercomputers released at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany.

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