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NASA detects huge X-ray burst from outer space

The explosion released as much energy in 20 seconds as the Sun does in nearly 10 days. NASA’s Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station (ISS) detected a sudden spike of X-rays on August 20, reports the US space agency. The X-ray burst, the brightest seen by NICER so far, came from an object named ... Read More »

No evidence of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram: NASA

NASA has found no evidence of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander in the latest images captured by its Moon orbiter of the lunar south pole region where India’s ambitious mission attempted a historic soft landing, the US space agency said today. On September 7, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) attempted a soft landing of Vikram on the uncharted lunar south pole, ... Read More »

Perks of Being an MBA Graduate

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate degree for students seeking to follow a career path in an organization’s management. It’s a two -year course and has specialization in marketing, finance, human resource, accounting, etc. The MBA’s importance is not strictly limited to the business world, but it may also be useful to those in the public sector, and ... Read More »

Activists reclaim Footpath for pedestrians, oppose roadside tree felling

Udaipur : After losing space to encroachments, illegal shop extensions, vendors and hawkers, pedestrians in Udaipur are losing their walkways as footpaths are being turned into parking slots. Recently, several trees on the Ashok Nagar main road were fell down by the authorities in the drive of road widening. The road edges, in one of the busiest city area, the only ... Read More »

NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth’s neighboring planet. Even though the Red Planet is now cold and dry, the landing site, Jezero Crater, was filled with a 1, 600-foot (500-metre) deep lake that opened to a network of rivers some ... Read More »

Innovative research uses remote radio telescope to detect cosmic rays

Curtin University researchers have developed a particle detector at the remote site of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope that is capable of conducting a ground-breaking study into mysterious cosmic rays in the area’s harsh conditions. The project is the first coupling of a particle detector with the MWA, located in Western Australia’s Mid-West region about 800km north of ... Read More »

Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. The strange creature called Dickinsonia, which grew up to 1.4 metres in length and was oval shaped with rib-like segments running along its body, ... Read More »

Gut sense: Neural superhighway conveys messages from gut to brain in milliseconds

If you’ve ever felt nauseous before an important presentation, or foggy after a big meal, then you know the power of the gut-brain connection. Scientists now believe that a surprising array of conditions, from appetite disorders and obesity to arthritis and depression, may get their start in the gut. But it hasn’t been clear how messages in this so-called “second ... Read More »

Scientists grow human esophagus in lab

Scientists working to bioengineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory now report using pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids. Published in the journal Cell Stem Cell the study is the latest advancement from researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM). The center is developing new ways to study birth defects ... Read More »

Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work

A couple of sugars, a dash of enzymes, a pinch of salt, a splash of polyethylene glycol, carefully arranged in watery baths. And researchers had made a synthetic organelle, which they used in a new study to explore some odd cellular biochemistry. The researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology made the chemical medley in the lab to closely mimic ... Read More »

Neglected baby beetles evolve greater self-reliance

In gardens, parks and woods across the UK, the Sexton burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides quietly buries dead mice and other small vertebrates to create edible nests for their young. Most parents remove the animal’s hair and slash the flesh of the carcass to help their newly-hatched larvae crawl inside. Typically they also stay on to defend and feed them, but ... Read More »

New organic compounds found in ice grains of Saturn moon

Washington, Oct 3 . Examining data from NASA’s Cassini mission, scientists have detected new kinds of organic compounds in ice grains of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The newly discovered molecules were determined to be nitrogen- and oxygen-bearing compounds. On Earth, similar compounds are part of chemical reactions that produce amino acids, the building blocks of life. “If the conditions are right, ... Read More »

Electronics category sees 10% overall growth on Flipkart sale

New Delhi, Oct 3 . Flipkart on Tuesday said it has received great traction for electronics and mobiles across the country, including tier II and III cities, during the “Big Billion Days” sale that began from September 29. The electronics category witnessed an overall growth of more than 10 per cent within the key segments like gaming, thin-sleek and light ... Read More »

Electronics category sees 10% overall growth on Flipkart sale (Lead)

New Delhi, Oct 3 . Flipkart on Thursday said it has received great traction for electronics and mobiles across the country, including tier II and III cities, during the “Big Billion Days” sale that began from September 29. The electronics category witnessed an overall growth of more than 10 per cent within the key segments like gaming, thin-sleek and light ... Read More »

Facebook kills multiple fake accounts from the UAE, Indonesia

San Francisco, Oct 4 . Facebook has removed multiple Pages, Groups and accounts that were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour on its platform as well as Instagram and originated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indonesia, Egypt and Nigeria. Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy at Facebook said the company removed 211 Facebook accounts, 107 Pages, 43 Groups and 87 ... Read More »

Pichai meets Ivanka Trump, to teach US workers tech skills

San Francisco, Oct 4 . Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Ivanka Trump have announced an initiative to provide 250,000 training opportunities over the next five years for the US citizens to learn new-age technology skills. Pichai made the announcement with Ivanka Trump at a round-table event in Dallas on Thursday, reports CNET. The Google CEO, in the line of US ... Read More »

Social media bloggers creating new ideal housewife image

London, Oct 4 . While the business concept of female social media influencers and bloggers who generate income via “likes” and shares reinforces traditional notions of femininity by enabling women to engage in practices of care, beautification, and mothering, they are also changing the identity of the stereotypical “ideal” housewife, says a new study. Roles that replicate a kind of ... Read More »

NASA seeks industry inputs on lunar spacesuit

Washington, Oct 5 . NASA is currently designing and developing a new spacesuit system, called the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit or xEMU, for the first woman and next man who will put foot on the Moon in 2024. But the US space agency is seeking feedback from industry on lunar spacesuits as it plans to ask US companies to manage ... Read More »

Astronauts complete 1st of 5 power upgrade spacewalks

Washington, Oct 7 . Two NASA astronauts have successfully wrapped up a seven-hour and one minute spacewalk, marking the completion of the first of the five spacewalks to upgrade the station’s power systems this month. Beginning the replacement of nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries on the far end of the station’s port truss, Expedition 61 Flight Engineers ... Read More »

Smartphone makers celebrate Diwali in advance amid bumper sales

New Delhi, Oct 7 . Amid economic slowdown fears, smartphone makers in India are busy celebrating Diwali in advance, raking in millions on both online and offline platforms during the festive sales as Indians make a beeline to make most of the exciting offers and discounts. In the smartphone category, there has been 15 times growth this year, led by ... Read More »

Facebook to pay $40mn for inflating data on video ads

San Francisco, Oct 8 . Facebook will pay $40 million to settle a class-action lawsuit for incorrectly calculating average viewing time for video ads on its platform. Advertisers sued the social networking platform for overstating video-viewing metrics over an 18-month period from 2015-16, which led the advertisers paying extra for video ads based on the inflated data, market Watch reported ... Read More »

Tesla cars to have farting, goat noise as honk sounds: Musk

San Francisco, Oct 7 . Tesla car owners will soon have the option to choose sounds like farting or goat noise for their vehicles’ pedestrian noisemakers and horns, Elon Musk has hinted. Musk also tweeted about adding coconut sound as part of Tesla’s customisation exercise. “Customised horn & movement sounds (coconuts being one, of course) coming to Teslas soon,” Musk ... Read More »

Iran arrests Insta star for posting Jolie-lookalike photos

Tehran, Oct 7 . An Iranian Instagram star who posted her spooky images resembling Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie has been arrested on blasphemy charges, the media reported. Sahar Tabar was detained over charges of “cultural crimes and social and moral corruption”, reports The National, quoting semi-official Tasnim news agency. She altered her face through cosmetic surgery which then resembled a ... Read More »

Facebook encryption to make child porn rampant: FBI head

Washington, Oct 5 . If Facebook continues with its data encryption project, it will only help child pornographers flourish on the social networking platform without any control, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray has said. In a speech at the US Justice Department on Friday, Wray said: “When it comes to protecting children, we’re at a real ... Read More »

Realme sells 22 lakh devices during festive sale

New Delhi, Oct 5 . Realme India Chief Executive Officer Madhav Sheth took to the Twitter on Saturday to announced that the company has sold over 22 lakh devices during the festive season sale period in India. “2.2 Million+ units it is! The #realmeFestiveDays is a huge success. Thank you guys! The festive season will continue and we will keep ... Read More »

ISRO to launch GSAT- 7A Communication Satellite

Countdown for the launch of India’s communication satellite, GSAT- 7A begins on Tuesday at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh The Countdown for the launch of India’s communication satallite, GSAT- 7A will begin today at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The Satellite will be launched onboard GSLV-F11 at 4:10 PM on Wednesday. While GSLV-F11 will inject the satellite ... Read More »

Parnami Credits planning to raise funds via NCDs

Parnami Credits is planning to issue of Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) through Private Placement basis. The meeting of the Board of Directors of the company will be held on January 11, 2019, to consider the same. The company is engaged in providing short term, medium term, long term loan to small and medium companies. It also provides financial services to its ... Read More »

Russian cosmonauts undertake spacewalk to solve mystery of small hole in craft

MOSCOW: Two Russian cosmonauts have taken samples of their capsule`s exterior in the sixth hour of a spacewalk seeking to resolve the mystery of a small hole found in the craft docked at the International Space Station, a live broadcast by Russian space agency Roscosmos showed early on Wednesday. Roscosmos has ruled out a manufacturing defect causing the 2 mm-wide ... Read More »

Watch: How India Blasted Satellite 300 km Above Earth With Mission Shakti

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Defence released a video presentation of Mission Shakti on Saturday after successfully conducting an Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) test on March 27 from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. The video, shared on Facebook, traces the inception of the plan for the test to the final test where the interceptor missile shot down one of its satellites ... Read More »

First-ever picture of a black hole captured in historic space breakthrough

In a historic step, the first-ever image of a black hole was captured by the astronomers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the result was announced on Wednesday at 6.30 pm (9 am ET). The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of ... Read More »