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Tuesday, 17-October-2017

OCEAN-POLLUTION-DATA-CRUNCHER

OCEAN POLLUTION DATA CRUNCHER

21 weeks ago
India is all set to opt for automatic observation of pollution in the ocean to crunch data that will aid the tourism industry and could also come in handy in countering allegations levelled by developed nations against the country being a major polluter, according to a scientist. “We have proposed a completely new project to automatically observe pollution in the ocean and see whether we can mimic that observation using a mathematical model. We will use those observations to understand the processes which are going on in the coastal waters and provide an estimation of the water quality,” SSC Shenoi, Director, ...
CAMEL-PAY-SCHOOL-FEES

CAMEL’S PAY SCHOOL FEES?

23 weeks ago
Normally droughts lead to the early marriage of girls, as Africa’s pastoralist families look for dowry payments to help cushion the impact of livestock losses. But this time, something unusual is happening: Hard-hit herder families are instead selling drought-threatened livestock and using the money - along with government cash payments - to keep girls in school. “It is no longer profitable to exchange our young daughters with livestock, because when the animals die of drought, it is like we have lost the girl,” Joyce Apus Ipapai, a mother of eight from Lorengelup village, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Her 18-year-old daughter, Mercy Lopungre, is one of 150 gir...
IRENE-MOYO-IS-HAPPY

IRENE MOYO IS HAPPY

23 weeks ago
Irene Moyo, a cook at Phangani Vocational Training Centre, no longer wakes up at dawn to prepare breakfast for the students. Until the institution installed a manure-fed biogas digester three years ago, the mother of five spent two hours a day collecting firewood in the nearby mountains to meet the school’s heating and cooking needs.  “It was very exhausting ... because of the distance to the mountain, chopping firewood and pushing the wheelbarrow,” said 43 year-old Moyo, who works in Matabeleland South province in southwestern Zimbabwe. “It became much tougher when it was wet, as firew...
CLEAN-AIR-OF-CARBON-DIOXIDE

CLEANING AIR OF CARBON DIOXIDE

24 weeks ago
Researchers have found a way to trigger a process similar to photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy – all at the same time. The process has great potential for creating a technology that could significantly reduce carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas linked to climate change, while also creating a clean way to produce energy. “This work is a breakthrough,” said one of the researchers Fernando Uribe-Romo, Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida in the US. The researchers created a way to trigger a chemical reaction in a syn...
SCIENTIST-FIND-SUPER-EARTH

SCIENTISTS FIND SUPER-EARTH

24 weeks ago
An international team of astronomers has discovered a so-called “super-Earth” that could contain liquid water, a situation that would make it a very good candidate for harbouring life. Super-Earth is a rocky, temperate planet orbiting a red dwarf star, Efe news agency reported. In an article published on Wednesday in Nature magazine, the scientists say that the distant planet, dubbed LHS 1140b, is orbiting an M class red dwarf star a little smaller and dimmer than the Sun but the most common type of star in our galaxy. The super-Earth and its parent star are located in the constellation Cetus, the Whale, 39 ligh...
UAE’s-First-Solar-Power-Gas-Station

UAE’S GAS STATION GOES SOLAR

25 weeks ago
Dubai: A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai. The Dubai-owned Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) said on Wednesday that the service station on the city's main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare is covered with solar panels that can generate up to 120 kilowatt hours. The company said that is about 30 per cent more energy than the station needs, so the excess power is directed back into the city's electricity grid. A ceremony marking the inauguration was held in the presence of Saeed Mo...
Artificial-Photosynthesis-Turns-Carbon-Dioxide-Cleaning-of-Air

CLEANING AIR OF CARBON DIOXIDE

25 weeks ago
New York: Researchers have found a way to trigger a process similar to photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy -- all at the same time. The process has great potential for creating a technology that could significantly reduce carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas linked to climate change, while also creating a clean way to produce energy. "This work is a breakthrough," said one of the researchers Fernando Uribe-Romo, Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida in the US. "We are contributing to the de...
CHINA-TO-LAUNCH-CARGO-SPACECRAFT

CHINA TO LAUNCH CARGO SPACECRAFT

25 weeks ago
Tianzhou-1 is the first cargo ship independently developed by China. China is set to launch its first cargo spacecraft between April 20 and 24.The Tianzhou-1 was transferred with a Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket from the testing centre to the launch zone in Wenchang, Hainan province, the office of China’s manned space programme said. “The completion of the transfer signals the Tianzhou-1 mission has entered its launching stage,” the People’s Daily quoted the office’s statement as saying. Technicians have performed several tests during the assembling of the spacecraft and rocket since February. ...
GURUDWARA-FEEDS-600-FROM-101-COUNTRIES

GURUDWARA FEEDS 600 FROM 101 COUNTRIES

25 weeks ago
A gurdwara in Dubai broke the world record for serving free breakfast to the maximum number of people from diverse nationalities. Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar entered the Guinness World Record last week for serving continental breakfast titled “Breakfast for Diversity” to 600 persons from 101 countries in an hour-long event in Jebel Ali. The Khaleej Times reported that schoolchildren, government officials and diplomats attended the event, while Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri was the chief guest.
MALALA: UN’S-PEACE-MESSENGER

MALALA: UN’S PEACE MESSENGER

25 weeks ago
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has broken another age barrier and become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron. Hailing the Pakistani teenager as “the most famous student in the world” and the symbol of the cause of education for all, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed her recently as the Messenger of Peace for girls’ education. After receiving her appointment, Yousafzai, who survived a terrorist attack for campaigning for girls&rsquo...
BACK-IN-SPACE

BACK IN SPACE

27 weeks ago
US space firm SpaceX is attempting to make history with the first launch of an already-used Falcon 9 rocket into space. The two-stage rocket is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver a communications satellite into the orbit for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES. “The SES-10 mission will mark a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid reusability as SpaceX attempts the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket,&rdqu...
WORLD’S-LARGEST-SOLAR-PLANT

WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR PLANT

27 weeks ago
To generate 42 per cent of the national need through renewable energy sources, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has launched the fourth and final stage of ‘Noor Ouarzazate’, the world’s largest solar plant. This plant represents a critical step in the Moroccan solar energy programme, which aims to generate 42 per cent of its electricity needs through renewable energy by 2020 and 52 per cent by 2030. The Noor Ouarzazate IV power station in the southern province of ...