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ISRO’s Cartosat-2 becomes operational, beams first images

ISRO's recently launched Cartosat-2 satellite became operational, and beamed back its first images from Indore.

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Super Blue Blood Moon: All you need to know about the rare eclipse happening after 150 years

The last blue, super moon eclipse happened over 150 years ago on March 31, 1866.

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3D printed soft structures can help in tissue regeneration, organ transplants

Researchers have been able to use 3D printing technology to develop scaffolds, that can help in tissue regeneration procedures.

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SpaceX, Boeing look to resume manned missions; plan commercial space travel

2018 will see private companies SpaceX and Boeing launch manned space shuttles, in an attempt by the private sector to provide more commercial impetus to space travel.

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Robotic baby shows how biological dust develops immunity in human infants

Scientists have tested robotic baby to find that infants inhale 20 times more dust than adults, but also show that early exposure to dust reduces possibility of developing asthma.

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Carbon dioxide can be converted to plastic through new copper catalyst

Researchers have made use of a catalyst, based on copper, that can convert carbon dioxide to plastic, and minimises methane production.

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Secure, un-hackable computer network made a reality by quantum physics

Researchers have been able to create a computer that checks security of quantum computers before interacting with them.

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Blood moon, blue moon and a supermoon will occur simultaneously on January 31

What’s a blood moon, when will it happen, will you be able to see it? Here’s all you need to know,

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Now, print a 200-million-year-old dinosaur skull at home

The reconstructed version of a dinosaur skull, enabled through 3D pringting, has helped researchers understand more about their bodily features and functions.

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Gecko-inspired adhesives may help robots scale new heights

Researchers have created a dry adhesive, that can enable robots to walk on walls, just like geckos and lizards.

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NASA telescopes provide 3D journey through Orion Nebula

NASA has introduced a 3-minute video of the Orion Nebula, created through photos and data, that give stargazers a unique view of the universe.

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Alibaba’s AI outgunned humans in key Stanford reading test

A Stanford University test on reading and comprehension saw an Alibaba-created artificial intelligence system outscore a human.

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Change of heart diagnostics, numbers to make sense of ECG reports

Unlike many other diagnostic tests, like those for blood samples or urine for example, ECG reports do not contain numerical values that can be compared to standard healthy values

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Soon, tech to ensure female births in cattle

Pune-based BAIF Development Research Foundation (BDRF) has embarked on a project to produce semen that increases the probability of birth of cows and she-buffaloes to 92 per cent

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Green sea turtles: Danger, 99 per cent female

Study raises alarm over near-total feminisation of green sea turtles in one of the world’s largest turtle colonies in Australia, says climate change is the cause

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SpaceX’s Dragon capsule returns to Earth from the International Space Station

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after nearly four weeks in space.

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Citizen scientists discover five new exoplanets

The size of each planet's orbit appears to be a ratio of the other orbits, suggesting that all five planets originally formed together in a smooth, rotating disc, and over eons migrated closer in towards their star.

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Scientist says global warming behind more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea

Former Union Earth Sciences Secretary Shailesh Nayak has attributed global warming as the cause of increasing cyclonic activity in the Arabian Sea, that led to disasters like Cyclone Ockhi.

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Hubble telescope spots biggest population of brown dwarfs in Orion Nebula

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected new stars in the Orion Nebula, called brown dwarfs.

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Researchers convert stem cells to nerve cells, enabled with sense of touch

Researchers at UCLA have converted stem cells to nerve cells, that can enable the sense of touch.

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Global warming will put millions more at flood risk in next 20 years: Study

Scientists have said that global warming will create more river-based floods in the upcoming 20 years, that would majorly impact the US, parts of India, Africa and central Europe.

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Steep slopes on Mars reveal structure of buried ice: NASA

NASA has revealed that Mars' middle latitudes contain ice layers below the surface, which are estimated to be 100 metres deep.

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ISRO satellite launch LIVE UPDATES: In first mission of 2018, space agency to launch 100th satellite today

ISRO satellite launch LIVE UPDATES: This is the space agency's first mission in 2018, and its first since the unsuccessful launch of IRNSS-1H in August last year.

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ISRO successfully launches 100th satellite Cartosat-2 into orbit

The PSLV-C40 mission carries the Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 30 co-passenger satellites.

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Largest volcanic eruption in the ocean uncovered in New Zealand

A study has discovered the deepest underwater volcano, which has been detected off the coaast of New Zealand.

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NASA’s upcoming space telescope to explore nearby stars, find life on other planets

Scientists will launch a space telescope in the near future, to understand the effect stars have on planets. The studies will help understand if the planets orbiting these stars could have life on them.

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New turkey-sized dinosaur species found in Australia

A new turkey-sized dinosaur has been discovered among rocks in Australia's south-east, that could explain the link between dinosaurs and birds.

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Power-hog Bitcoin mining could answer scientific, mathematical puzzles

Bitcion mining could help solve major mathematical problems, say analysts, who worry about the energy consumption required to mie cryptocurrencies.

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Planets around other stars like peas in a pod: Study

Scientists have found that planets in other solar systems could have similar sizes and orbit shapes, if they are cloase to each other.

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SpaceX dealt blow as secret military satellite goes missing

In a heavy blow to SpaceX's 2018 goals, the secretive January 7 launch, undertaking a government project code-named Zuma, has failed.

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Countdown to launch 31 satellites to begin on Thursday

ISRO's January 12 launch will set 31 satellites into space, that also includes India's 100th satellite.

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India’s first private moon mission in peril as TeamIndus reportedly backs out

The TeamIndus head Rahul Narayan has also in multiple discussions suggested that the launch efforts with ISRO are still on, although he has admitted that the startup was struggling to meet financial targets including payments to ISRO for the rocket launch

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New catalyst can create fuels from shale gas: Study

Scientists have found a new way to break the carbon-hydrogen bonds in methane, making it easier to convert to other hydrocarbon fuels.

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This ingestible electronic capsule can detect different gases in gut

Scientists have developed an electronic capsule, that can be ingested, and detects gases and microbes present in the gut.

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New star may help decode Sun’s effect on Earth’s climate

The new study can help us understand how the irradiance of the Sun has changed over time, which is likely to have an effect on our climate, researchers said.

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Oldest supernova recorded in 5,000-year-old rock carving in Kashmir

A rock carving in Kashmir has been found as the oldest known evidence of humans recording supernovas, as researchers have found out.

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