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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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Flowers origin traced to 174 million years, 50 Mln years earlier than previously thought

Analysis of fossil specimens of a flower called Nanjinganthus from the Early Jurassic (more than 174 million years ago) suggests that flowers originated 50 million years earlier than previously thought, a study published in eLife reports. Before now, angiosperms (flowering plants) were thought to have a history of no more than 130 million years – despite molecular clocks indicating they must have ...

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NASA’s Aqua satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Gaja’s landfall

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Caught in the act of landfall, Tropical Cyclone Gaja was seen by NASA’s Aqua satellite as it passed overhead and collected temperature information. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Gaja on Nov. 15 at 3:29 p.m. EDT (2029 UTC) and analyzed the storm in infrared light. Infrared light provides temperature data ...

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Artificial Moon to brighten China streets by 2020, three more by 2022

China’s space program is no longer confined to sending satellites into space but is also reflecting the commercial viability of lighting the streets in the night using artificial moons up in the sky. In fact, Russia tried its hands at the project during the mid-1990s. Making street lights redundant, China might save $170 million, if the pilot project succeeds in ...

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EC issues guidelines on media coverage of state polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Telangana

The schedule for holding general election to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana, 2018 has been announced on Oct. 6, 2018 with poll schedule out already. Poll is scheduled to be held in multiple phases on 12.11.2018 & 20.11.2018 in Chhattisgarh, on 28.11.2018 in Madhya Pradesh & Mizoram and on 07.11.2018 in Rajasthan & Telangana. ...

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India moves blueprint for Vision of $5 Trillion Economy

The Working Group tasked to develop a roadmap towards achieving a 5 trilliondollar economy by 2025 has prepared its report and it is being circulated to the stakeholders for further suggestions. Constituted by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry with participation from government and industry, the Group held extensive and broad-based consultations ...

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Central University of Jammu signs MoU with ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed an MoU with the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) in Jammu today for setting up of the Satish Dhawan Center for Space Science in the University with Union Minister of State for PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh and Secretary, Department of Space and ISRO Chairman, Dr. K. Sivan present on the occasion. Another MoU ...

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Industry-tailored Student Internship Program Launched

NITI Aayog and IBM on Thursday (Oct 11) announced a first-of-its-kind internship program for students selected by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The internship will see 38 students receive a two-week paid internship, and 14 teachers from Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) across the length and breadth of the country including from states such as Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar and ...

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