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Wednesday, 23-May-2018

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TESLA’S ‘F1’ IN SPACE

14 weeks ago
SpaceX successfully launched the world’s most powerful rocket, a towering behemoth known as the Falcon Heavy that tore through the sky with the thundering force of 18 Boeing 747 jetliners. The maiden flight marked the first time a privately financed venture ever attempted to launch a rocket so powerful that it was capable of hoisting a payload out of Earth’s orbit. As a promotional stunt, SpaceX founder Elon Musk loaded the Falcon Heavy with his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster carrying a spacesuit-clad mannequin named “Starman” in the driver’s seat. Lifting off at 3.45 p.m., on Fe...
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CLIMATE CHANGE WILL EXACERBATE WEED PROBLEM

15 weeks ago
Weeds are a persistent problem for farmers. A recent assessment by the Directorate of Weed Research shows that India loses crops worth US $11 billion dollar every year to these farm intruders. This study, published in journal Crop Protection, was carried out on 14 major crops and utilized data from 1581 on-farm research trials covering various districts of 18 states in the country. The study evaluated yield loss in three types of field plots  - plots where weeds are left uncontrolled; where weeds are managed by manual or mechanical weeding practice and plots where weed control was done by both manual weeding and herbicide a...
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MERCURY-FREE LAMP DEVELOPED FOR WATER PURIFIERS

15 weeks ago
The use of ultraviolet lamps in water purifiers is common but the presence of mercury in these lamps could be potentially hazardous. Now a group of Indian scientists have developed a mercury-free ultraviolet lamp that can be used in water purifiers. Scientists have engineered an optimized dielectric discharge based mercury-free Vacuum UV/UV light source for water sterilization. The lamp can produce desired level of wavelengths for deactivation of bacteria within ten seconds without the use of mercury. The lamp has been developed by scientists from two CSIR labs -  Central Electronics Engineering Research Insti...
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NEW SCHEMES LAUNCHED FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

17 weeks ago
New Delhi, January 24 (India Science Wire): Minister for Science and Technology, on Wednesday launched four new schemes which seek to help young researchers to realise their potential more fully for their own benefit as well as for the betterment of the society at large. The first initiative called Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) Scheme aims to tap the latent potential of faculty working in state universities, colleges and private academic institutions who are well trained but have difficulty in pursuing their research due to varied r...
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INDIAN SCIENTISTS USE CRISPR TO EDIT BANANA GENOME

17 weeks ago
Hyderabad, January 24 (India Science Wire): Banana is a popular fruit crop and in India is its largest producer globally. It is the fourth most important food crop after wheat, rice and corn in terms of gross value of production. Now Indian scientists have used latest gene editing techniques to modify the banana genome, for the first time. The use of gene editing technique - CRISPR/Cas9 - in banana could serve as a useful tool that can be deployed for improving nutritional quality, agronomical important traits as well as pathogen resistance in banana, scientists have said. The research has been done by a group of I...
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FACE RECOGNITION TO ENHANCE AADHAAR SECURITY

17 weeks ago
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said it was soon going to roll out face authentication as an additional security feature for Aadhaar verification. The new feature, likely to be introduced by July, would make it convenient for those who have difficulty in authentication through fingerprint or iris scan.However, the face recognition would be used only in “fusion mode”, that is it would be valid only when used along with one more authentication feature -- fingerprint or iris or one-time password (OTP), the UIDAI said in a statement. Presently UIDAI provides two modes of biometric authe...
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WRITING A TO-DO LIST WILL HELP YOU SLEEP FASTER AT NIGHT

17 weeks ago
Unable to sleep at night? Try writing a “to-do” list at bedtime as it may aid in falling asleep, a new study suggests. “Most people just cycle through their to-do lists in their heads, and so we wanted to explore whether the act of writing them down could counteract night time difficulties with falling asleep,” said lead author of the study Michael K. Scullin from Baylor University, in the US. The study compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities. “There are two schools of tho...
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BIGGEST TECH SHOW ON EARTH KICKS-OFF WITH FOCUS ON AI

18 weeks ago
The largest technology show on Earth took off in this hub of the gaming world with Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking centre-stage as the wonder kid of tomorrows world, promising to bring in sweeping changes in everyones concept of technology. The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and other places would showcase products and solutions from almost all the tech giants, bringing in latest innovations and gadgets which would be available for buying or adopting in the coming months. The Consumer Technology Association, which owns and produces the show going on annually for the last ...
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INTEL TECHNOLOGY TO POWER AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

18 weeks ago
Chip giant Intel has announced that two million vehicles from BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will use Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) technology to build and rapidly update low-cost, scalable high-definition maps throughout this year. Intel bought Israeli sensor and chipmaker Mobileye last year for $15 billion. In a keynote address at the “CES 2018” here, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich highlighted how data is transforming the world around us and driving the next great wave of technology innovation – from autonomous driving to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Virtual Reality (VR). Krzanich un...
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KIDS DESIGN SENSOR TO DETECT LPG LEAKS

19 weeks ago
As the incidents of accidental explosions and fires caused by domestic gas cylinders keeps increasing, two Bengaluru youngsters, both teenagers, have designed a sensor which can detect gas leaks and alert people in advance. Purushottam N (14), a Class 9 student of Government High School, Uttarahalli, and his sister Shravani N (16), a first-year Pre-university Commerce student of DayanandSagar College, have designed the sensor to exhibit it at the college’s talent search competition. Purushottam says , “To solve the problem of accidental fires and explosions of gas cylinders, we used Arduino Uno, a micro...
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500 VILLAGES TO GET FREE WI-FI

19 weeks ago
In keeping with its reputation as the Silicon city of India, Bengaluru today can boast of free Wi-Fi being available at most of the tourist spots within the city. Now It has been extended to more areas and from December residents of 500 gram panchayats across the state began using Wi-Fi services to access the internet from the comfort of their homes. The state government initiative to provide 2,560 gram panchayats with free Wi-Fi was launched at the inaugural session of the Bengaluru Technology Summit on November 1  by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. With more than 90 per cent of the state’s villages...
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INDIA’S SCIENTIFIC VOYAGE OF 2017

21 weeks ago
ISRO’s Starstruck Achievements 104 Satellites successfully launched by ISRO In its thirty-ninth flight (PSLV-C37), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites on the morning of February 15, 2017, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty-eighth consecutively successful mission of PSLV.  The total weight of all the 104 satellites carried on-board PSLV-C37 was 1378 kg. ...