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Saturday, 15-December-2018

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ROBOT-WAITERS AT YOUR SERVICE

a week ago
We have read many books or seen films that predict the integration of robots and artificial intelligence into our everyday lives. And more often than not, we brush it aside, leaving the mere thought of it for the sci-fi fans or believe that this idea is too far ahead of its time. But fast forward to November 2018, when you are being served by robots and not waiters. As part of a feature of the upcoming Robotics Gallery, which is 70 per cent near completion, robots will be serving visitors with food and beverages in the cafeteria set up in Science City. The experiment will be a part of an exhibition based on cutting-edge t...
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INDIA’S SHARP-EYED HYSIS SUCCESSFULLY LIFTS OFF WITH 31 SATELLITES

a week ago
India has successfully put into orbit its own Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) – an earth observation satellite – and 30 other foreign satellites in text-book style. In the process, India has crossed the milestone of lifting and putting into orbit over 250 foreign satellites. India has till date has put into orbit 269 foreign satellites. The notable aspect of the rocket mission is the placing of the satellites in two different orbits – one at a higher altitude and the others in a lower altitude. After the successful launch, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan ...
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WHERE DID EARTH’S WATER ORIGINATED FROM?

3 weeks ago
Earth’s global ocean water may have originated from both asteroidal material and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, according to a new research that gives insights about the development of other planets and their potential to support life. Researchers noted that since comets contain a lot of ices, it could have supplied some water. Asteroids, which are not as water-rich yet still plentiful, could be a source as well. “But there’s another way to think about sources of water in the solar system’s formative days,” said Peter Buseck, Professor at the Arizona State University.
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USE YOUR PHONE CAMERA FOR REAL-TIME POLLUTION CHECK

3 weeks ago
 Jyoti Singh  When the air quality in Delhi and other cities in the north is deteriorating with pollution level touching ‘hazardous’ mark, a new mobile app promises to be of some help. The app, Air Cognizer, uses camera images to estimate air pollution level in the vicinity. The idea has won its developer an award by the US-based Marconi Society. The app has been developed by a team from the Delhi-based Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering. “It is a real-time air quality analytics application. Click an image either t...
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IT’S PROBABLY NOT CANCER

14 weeks ago
Do you ever turn to the internet for medical information? We bet you do. And a new survey shows that if you’re going to the emergency room, looking up your symptoms can actually be a good idea. Of course, it’s not the right time to Google anything if you’re, say, bleeding profusely from the head. But our ailments are often more ambiguous than that - perhaps it’s a weird intermittent pain somewhere, or just some vague dizziness. Doctors probably suspect that you looked up your symptoms before showing up in their office. But there’s little systematic research on how our relationship with...
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MOBILE APP TO DISTRIBUTE 13 LAKH SAPLINGS

14 weeks ago
Punjab, the first state in India to launch a mobile app ‘i-Hariyali’ to supply free saplings, has provided 13 lakh saplings to people through this endeavour so far, Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said. He said 325,000 online orders were received through the app, with more than three lakh people downloading it on their smartphones. A total of 32 lakh saplings were supplied under the ‘Ghar-Ghar Hariyali’ campaign as well as through the app, the Minister said. Dharmsot urged the people to take up plantation and distribution of saplings on important occasions like birthdays. According to the For...
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WHY WON’T IT MELT?

15 weeks ago
With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, the question arises: Why won’t it melt? Inside the solar atmosphere -- a region known as the corona -- the probe will provide observations of what drives the wide range of particles, energy and heat that course through the region. The spacecraft will travel through material with temperatures greater than several million degrees Celsius while being bombarded with intense sunlight. According to the US space agency, Parker Solar Probe has been designed to withstand the extreme conditions and temperature...
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NEW LIGHT SHED ON THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT STONEHENGE

17 weeks ago
Even before Stonehenge became Stonehenge, the beloved and mysterious sarsen monument we know today, it was an important place to the people of the Mesolithic and Neolithic that inhabited the region. Bone remains suggest it was once an important burial place for at least hundreds of years - and now a new analysis has shown that people travelled from as far as western Wales – from where some of the stones are thought to originate – in order to cremate and inter their dead at the site. The use of the site for cremations has long been known. Cremains were uncovered in excavations in 1919-26, from at least 5...
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IS SHE/HE TRUSTWORTHY?

17 weeks ago
When it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt, according to a new study. In the study, researchers identify a trait predictor of trustworthy intentions and behavior. They also provide practical advice for deciding in whom we should place our trust. Among the study’s key findings: a person’s tendency to anticipate feeling guilty, which the researchers call “guilt-proneness,” is the strongest predictor of how trustworthy that person is — more so than a variety of other personality traits (extr...
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WHY DEPRESSION AFFECTS SLEEP?

18 weeks ago
Brain areas associated with short-term memory, self and negative emotions are linked with depression which may cause the patients to dwell on bad thoughts and experience poor sleep quality, suggests a study. According to the researchers, about 75 per cent of people with depression report significant levels of sleep disturbance, such as difficulty of falling asleep and short duration of sleep – also known as insomnia. People with insomnia also have a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety than those who sleep normally. “The understanding that we develop here is consistent with areas of the brai...
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WINDOWS TO THE SOUL?

18 weeks ago
If you’re bluffing your way through a game of high-stakes poker, it’s a good idea to avoid shifty, nervous eye movements, which just might give your hand away. But it’s not just during poker that our eyes can betray us. A recent study suggests the way our eyes move actually reveals a scary amount about what we feel inside – to the point where AI can predict somebody’s personality type simply by watching their eyes. “Thanks to our machine-learning approach, we not only validate the role of personality in explaining eye movement in everyday life, but also reveal new eye movement ch...
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POSSIBLE ORIGIN OF HUMAN SPEECH

19 weeks ago
Researchers have discovered neural circuits in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys that could represent a common origin for social communication, including human speech. The findings showed that these circuits are involved in face recognition, facial expression and emotion and they may very well have given rise to our singular capacity for speech. The team, from the Rockefeller University in New York City, used a novel experimental setup to take MRI scans of the brains of monkeys as they watched video clips of other monkeys making communicative facial expressions. When the monkeys in the clips made a friend...