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NASA’s Chandra Observatory back in action

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on NASA’s Chandra Observatory back in action

Washington, Oct. 16 (IANS): NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, is back in action after suffering a glitch due to the failure of the gyroscope and going into safe mode last week. The cause of Chandra’s safe mode on October 10 has now been understood and the Operations team […]

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68% people in India faced tech support scams in past year – Microsoft survey

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New Delhi, Oct. 16 (IANS): Keeping with the global trend, 68 per cent people in India have experienced tech support scams in the past year and some of them (14 per cent) have even lost money, a Microsoft survey said on Tuesday. Tech support scams are a problem worldwide, with three out of five people […]

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Apple Watch to now connect hip, knee patients to doctors

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San Francisco, Oct. 16 (IANS): Apple and Zimmer Biomet, a global leader in musculo-skeletal healthcare, have launched a major clinical study where an app on Apple Watch and iPhone will guide knee and hip replacement patients through pre- and post-operation care. The “mymobility” app that uses Apple Watch to facilitate a new level of connection […]

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Mother’s tight work schedule may affect child’s sleep

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New York, Oct. 16 (IANS): Children are more likely to receive fewer hours of sleep if their mothers have tight work schedules compared to those whose mothers gained flexibility, according to a new study. The findings of the study suggested that consistent bedtimes of children may be the key to offsetting damage done by tight […]

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Four giant planets around young star discovered

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London, Oct. 16 (PTI): Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds have been detected in such a system. The star, CI Tau, is located about 500 light years away in a highly-productive stellar ‘nursery’ region of the galaxy, said researchers […]

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Younger children in class may wrongly get ADHD label

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Younger children in class may wrongly get ADHD label

Sydney, Oct. 16 (IANS): Younger children in classrooms are more likely to be mistakenly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than their older classmates, according to a study. ADHD is a chronic condition which includes attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Across the globe some teachers are mistaking the immaturity of younger children in their […]

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Stephen Hawking had warned against ‘superhumans’ from beyond the grave

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Stephen Hawking had warned against ‘superhumans’ from beyond the grave

London, Oct. 14 (PTI): Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s best-known theoretical physicists who died seven months ago, had warned against a new race of “superhumans” created as a result of genetic engineering that could destroy humanity from beyond the grave. The British author of the definitive ‘A Brief History of Time’, who famously often […]

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‘World’s fastest camera can see light in slow motion’

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Washington, Oct. 14 (PTI): Scientists have developed what may be the world’s fastest camera, which can capture 10 trillion frames per second — making it possible to ‘freeze time’ to see light in extremely slow motion. The advance may offer insight into as-yet undetectable secrets of the interactions between light and matter, according to scientists […]

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Irrigating crops with wastewater may spread diseases – Study

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London, Oct. 14 (PTI): Farmers could unwittingly be helping spread diseases like gastroenteritis and diarrhoea by irrigating crops with wastewater, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Birmingham in the UK discovered that wastewater collected from canals used for urban agriculture in Burkina Faso was rich in virulent human pathogens which cause gastroenteritis […]

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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover remains silent

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover remains silent

Washington, Oct. 14 (PTI): NASA scientists are yet to hear from the Mars Opportunity Rover, which has been silent since a global dust storm enshrouded the red planet. According to the US space agency, it is possible that a layer of dust deposited on the rover’s solar panels by the dust storm is blocking sunlight […]

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