SpaceX Dragon brings 1,360 kgs of crucial research samples from ISS

SpaceX Dragon brings 1,360 kgs of crucial research samples from ISS

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After successfully delivering almost 2,268 kgs of supplies and scientific cargo on its ninth resupply mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Friday with more than 1,360 kgs of crucial research samples from the orbiting laboratory, NASA said on Saturday. Among the experiment samples returning are those from the Heart Cells study, which is looking at how microgravity affects human heart cells. More →
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Bharti Airtel announces ‘India with Airtel’ connectivity solutions

By on August 28, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Bharti Airtel announces ‘India with Airtel’ connectivity solutions

Bharti Airtel has announced its 'India with Airtel’ suite of services that brings all of its telecom and connectivity solutions under one roof, to meet the needs of global companies looking to set up business in India. 'India with Airtel' is being positioned as one-stop-shop for availing all telecom and connectivity solutions including mobile and fixed telephony, global and domestic data capacity and connectivity solutions, VSAT, Virtual Private Network, data centre and cloud solutions, Value Added Services and payment and billing integration, machine-to-machine, and managed services. More →
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Spectrum auction to take place during end of September: Manoj Sinha

Spectrum auction to take place during end of September: Manoj Sinha

By on August 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM.
Setting at rest reports that the spectrum auction might be pushed by a few days to coincide with the period considered auspicious by Hindus, as requested by the telecom industry, the Union government has announced that it would take place during the end of September. "We have finalised the date of the auction and it will happen in the last week of September... 29 or 30th," Union communications minister Manoj Sinha told reporters here. Earlier, there were reports that government was looking at pushing the upcoming spectrum auction by a few days to coincide with the period considered auspicious by Hindus, as requested by telecom industry. More →
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Subramanian Swamy asks government to save AskMe from shutdown

By on August 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Subramanian Swamy asks government to save AskMe from shutdown

Recently, the Gurgaon-based consumer internet search platform AskMe was reported to have shut down, consequently laying off 4,000 of its employees. According to a report by Times of India, the sudden shutdown was presumably because of a cash crunch. Suspiciously, the unplanned and unannounced shutdown took place immediately after the exit of AskMe’s biggest investors, Astro Holding. However now, another report by the newspaper suggests that the Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy is in talks with the ministry of corporate affairs to help out the startup. More →
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Social media cannot stop talking about the TV news anchor who had ‘shut the f**k up’ written on her t-shirt

By on August 28, 2016 at 2:07 PM.

Social media cannot stop talking about the TV news anchor who had ‘shut the f**k up’ written on her t-shirt

It’s no news that social media can be very unforgiving sometimes. The latest instance is on a TV news anchor who wore a t-shirt with graphics that the Indian audience does not “expect” a news anchor to wear. An anchor of a local Kannada news channel TV 9 went on air wearing a t-shirt that read ‘shut the f**k up’. Moments after the anchor went on air, a viewer from Bengaluru clicked the image of the television and put up the picture on Imgur, with a title, ‘Bangalore local news TV anchor forgets to check her t-shirt before going on show’. Imgur is an image sharing online network. Since then, Imgur, Twitter and other social media platforms have been going gaga mocking the TV anchor and her choice of t-shirt to go on television. More →
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ISRO successfully tests scramjet engine

By on August 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

ISRO successfully tests scramjet engine

The space agency of India today successfully tested its own scramjet or the air breathing engine with the launch of a big sounding rocket, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). "The mission was successful. Two scramjet engines were tested during the flight. The finer details about the test will be known later," the official not wanting to be quoted told IANS. He said that as scheduled the two stage/engine RH-560 sounding rocket took off from the rocket port located at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. More →
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Faulty route on navigation app leads to death of a 53-year-old woman

By on August 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

Faulty route on navigation app leads to death of a 53-year-old woman

A 53-year-old woman was killed while descending a 3,000-feet mountain after her husband used a smartphone app to navigate instead of a paper map which apparently showed the wrong path, the media reported. Jane Wilson and her husband Gary were looking for a safe route off Tryfan peak in Snowdonia, Wales at dusk when the fateful incident happened in March and was under investigation, Telegraph reported on Friday. Instead of a paper map, Wilson was carrying the smartphone app by Ordnance Survey -- the national mapping agency for Great Britain and one of the world's largest producers of maps. More →
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These 3D structures can ‘remember’ their original shape

By on August 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

These 3D structures can ‘remember’ their original shape

A team of engineers has used light to print 3D structures that ‘remembers’ their original shapes even after being stretched, twisted and bent at extreme angles. The structures, from small coils to an inch-tall replica of the Eiffel Tower, sprang back to their original forms within seconds of being heated to a certain temperature “sweet spot,” said the team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). More →
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Astronomers find Milky Way-like Galaxy consisting only dark matter

By on August 28, 2016 at 4:00 AM.

Astronomers find Milky Way-like Galaxy consisting only dark matter

An international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy, about the size of the Milky Way, that consists almost entirely of dark matter. The galaxy, Dragonfly 44, is located in the nearby Coma constellation and had been overlooked until last year because of its unusual composition. It is a diffuse "blob" about the size of the Milky Way, but with far fewer stars, the researchers said."Very soon after its discovery, we realised this galaxy had to be more than meets the eye. It has so few stars that it would quickly be ripped apart unless something was holding it together," said lead author Pieter van Dokkum from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. More →
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Virtual pressure from friends can be motivating: Study

By on August 28, 2016 at 1:00 AM.

Virtual pressure from friends can be motivating: Study

A recent study finds out that seeing a friend or colleague succeed at a task can boost your effort. The study adds that virtual pressure from a computer-simulated peer can also be motivating. Maurizio Porfiri, Professor at New York University Tandon School of Engineering designed an experiment to test whether virtual peer pressure could boost individual participation in a citizen science project -- Brooklyn Atlantis. The research team redesigned the interface of the Brooklyn Atlantis page where users view and tag images, adding an indicator bar at the top of the screen to display the number of times another participant had tagged the same image. More →
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