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US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to ISS

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Washington, April 18 (IANS): A US rocket has been launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency’s re-supply mission for the International Space Station (ISS). The Antares rocket built by Northrop Grumman lifted off on Wednesday evening, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the ISS, Xinhua news […]

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Skipping breakfast may increase death risk

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Brasilia, April 18 (IANS): Do you skip your morning meal and eat dinner late at night? If so, it may increase the risk of death and other heart-related problems, researchers have warned. The findings, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, suggest that people with such an unhealthy lifestyle had a four to five […]

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MediaTek’s 5G chip arriving in India by year-end

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New Delhi, April 18 (IANS): Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek on Thursday said it is set to introduce a 5G-enabled chipset in India by the end of this year to step up the competition around faster wireless data connections. “5G is a very big focus area for us. The SoC (system-on-chip) will surely be launched […]

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AI can spur production of safe, clean fusion energy

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New York, April 18 (IANS): Artificial Intelligence (AI) can speed up the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless fusion energy for generating electricity, claim researchers. A team of scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University are applying deep learning to forecast sudden disruptions that can […]

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First 50 retweets can tell if tweet will go viral

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Beijing, April 18 (IANS): Estimating how infectious a tweet is from the first 50 retweets is the key to predict whether a tweet will go viral or not, say researchers. A tweet’s virality is modulated most by its early spread rate and a gradual loss of interest over time. A new “Infectivity” model developed by […]

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87% Indians say no to workplace harassment — LinkedIn

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New Delhi, April 18 (IANS): A whopping 87 per cent of professionals in India say that harassment prevention at the workplace is a very important trend for the future of hiring and HR compared to 71 per cent globally, a new LinkedIn report said on Thursday. In India, 50 per cent of hiring professionals said […]

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Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

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New Delhi, April 18 (India Science Wire): A group of Indian scientists hasdeveloped a new salt-tolerant transgenic rice plant  by over-expressing a gene from a wild rice called Porteresia coarctata into the commonly used IR 64 indicarice variety. Porteresia coarctata is a native of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar and is grown mainly in […]

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Meteor showers depriving Moon of precious water — Nasa

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Meteor showers depriving Moon of precious water — Nasa

Washington, April 16 (IANS): As billions of people on Earth stare at an imminent water shortage, precious, ancient water is being released into the lunar atmosphere by meteor showers from the Moon that can hamper future long-term exploration on the lunar surface. Researchers from Nasa and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, […]

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Nasa exoplanet hunter TESS finds Earth-size planet

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Washington, April 16 (IANS): Nasa’s new exoplanet hunter Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size world. The planet, HD 21749c, is about 89 per cent of Earth’s diameter, Nasa said on Tuesday. The planet orbits HD 21749, a K-type star with about 70 per cent of the Sun’s mass located 53 light […]

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New way to develop fast-charging batteries found

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New York, April 16 (IANS): As technology firms scramble to develop long-lasting powering devices, a team of researchers, including one of the Indian-origin, has discovered a new method to build better performing Lithium-ion batteries, which can be charged in matter of minutes. The new research has the potential to improve battery performance for consumer electronics, […]

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