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Though space agency, NASA is Joining the Fight against Coronavirus effectively

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US space agency is as active as before and joining the fight against coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed maximum number of lives in the country. they have come out with a new viable and affordable ventilator, positive pressure helmet for oxygen intake and producing a portable surface decontamination system called AMBUStat. “We’re all in this together. Here at NASA, we’re ...

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UP Police grabbed Priyanka Gandhi by neck, manhandled her, alleges Congress

When Indira Gandhi was insulted in the Lok Sabha in 1978, then Janata Dal did not realize that the person would return to power soon and that history repeats itself. On Friday, BJP-led UP government ignored this rule when its police turned violent against Priyanka Gandhi to stop her forcibly, allegedly manhandling her in a bid to stop her from ...

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NASA finds tropical storm Sarai strengthening

NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Sarai using infrared light to determine the strength of the storm.  Already there are regional warnings in effect for Fiji and Tonga. In Fiji, there is a storm warning is in force for Vatulele and Kadavu. A gale warning is in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Yasawa and the Mamanuca Group, ...

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Nikki Haley gets Trump’s support for nailing down Kelly, Tillerson in memoir

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Former US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley has finally cracked the code from within narrating in her book how former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had tried to circumvent some policies in the name of national interest despite going against President Donald Trump’s own decisions. Haley’s claims in her book With ...

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Samsung makes inroads into IITs, recognizes 3 Indore IIT projects

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Samsung India conducted the 9th edition of the Samsung Innovation Award at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore to recognize and reward innovations of students that have the potential to revolutionize everyday life under this year’s theme ‘Systems that learn’ for practical ideas around multi-modal sensing, applications of learning systems, VR, XR, 3D imaging, and distributed AI. The awards ...

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These natives experimented flats, city lifestyle 9000 years ago

The ancient ruins of Çatalhöyük, in modern Turkey, revealed that its inhabitants – 3,500 to 8,000 people at its peak – experienced overcrowding, infectious diseases, violence and environmental problems almost 9,000 years ago, said an international team of bioarchaeologists after 25 years of study. The results paint a picture of what it was like for humans to move from a ...

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This student-made robot dog jumps, flips and trots, will you buy?

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Putting their own twist on robots that amble through complicated landscapes, the Stanford Student Robotics club’s Extreme Mobility team at Stanford University has developed a four-legged robot that is capable of performing acrobatic tricks and traversing challenging terrain. Anyone who wants their own version of the robot, dubbed Stanford Doggo, can consult comprehensive plans, code and a supply list that ...

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There’s an insane inner pickpocket in everyone of us, says study

Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information, thus suggesting that there is an ‘inner pickpocket’ in all of us. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, the Central European University, and Columbia University, found that one of the reasons that successful pickpockets are so efficient is ...

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With Khanduri on its side, Congress eyes more LS seats in Uttarakhand

Lok Sabha elections remained entirely aloof from state elections in Uttarakhand since its formation in 2000 and going by the past trends, the hilly state has seen major ups and downs for the ruling party, with anti-incumbency playing a vital role each time. Uttarakhand will go for poll on April 11 in its five Lok Sabha constituencies — Haridwar, Tehri ...

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EC says no manifesto release with 48 hours left for voting

Unlike in the past, the Election Commission has clearly set an outer time limit for the release of manifesto by the political parties in Lok Sabha and other elections. The poll panel said the decision was taken after receiving feedback from all political parties. Included as para 4 under Part-VIII [Guidelines on Election ManifestosJ in the Model Code of Conduct, ...

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Uttarakhand wakes up from inertia, Khanduri’s son joins Congress

Uttarakhand has just five Lok Sabha seats which no national party could count on and the hills remained mute spectators to decades of negligence. Ever since it was formed into a full State, Uttarakhand in 2000, the state often referred as the Devabhumi (Land of the Gods) due to a large number of Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres such as ...

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Warming Antarctic: Penguins, starfish, whales: Who’ll win or lose survival race?

In the Antarctic Peninsula, an adult Adélie penguin incubates a chick to keep it warm and dry. CREDIT Credits: Credit: Catherine Foley/SUNY Stony Brook University

Marine Antarctic animals such as the humpback whale and emperor penguin, are most at risk from the predicted effects of climate change, finds a new study. In fact, seafloor predators and open-water feeding animals like starfish and jellyfish will benefit from the opening up of new habitat, it said. Using risk assessments like those used for setting occupational safety limits ...

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Pair of skeletons found recently are from same early hominin species, say scientists

A life reconstruction of Au. sediba, commissioned by the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History CREDIT © Sculpture Elisabeth Daynes /Photo S. Entressangle

Separate skeletons suggested to be from different early hominin species are, in fact, from the same species, a team of anthropologists has concluded in a comprehensive analysis of remains first discovered a decade ago. The research appears in a special issue of the journal PaleoAnthropology and is part of a series of articles that offers the most comprehensive accounting to date of ...

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