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Engine for NASA’s SLS Megarocket successfully tested

Engine for NASA’s SLS Megarocket successfully tested

NASA has successfully test-fired the RS-25 rocket engine for its future megarocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), for nearly 8.5 minutes.

Agency officials announced that the test, which was the third in a row, was conducted on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center close to Bay St. Louis in Mississippi.

The highly-powerful RS-25 engine will be used to power the upcoming SLS, which is being built for conducting deep space missions.

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Study links Sugary Drinks to Increased Fat Storage in Body

Study links Sugary Drinks to Increased Fat Storage in Body

Increased consumption of sugary drinks has been blamed for rising obesity and other health issues. One should not consume high-protein foods with sugar-sweetened drinks because the combination of the two significantly increases the body’s fat storage, a new study suggests.

A team of researchers from the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center monitored 27 healthy adults over a couple of 24-hour periods in two different experiments.

Astronaut aboard ISS shares stunning video, photos of Aurora Borealis

Astronaut aboard ISS shares stunning video, photos of Aurora Borealis

NASA astronaut and flight engineer Jack Fischer shared photos and a time lapse video that he captured of a stunning glowing green aurora borealis from an altitude of nearly 250 miles.

The U.S. space agency said in a new release that Fischer, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), captured the time lapse video and photos on 26th of June this year.

Sharing the video, Fisher wrote in a tweet, “People have asked me what a 'burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce' is... Well folks, it looks like this...awesome sauce is green.”

NASA aims to cut flight times with supersonic technology

NASA aims to cut flight times with supersonic technology

Ground-level disturbances like cracked plaster and shattered windows have kept supersonic travel almost off-limits since 1973, when the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned its use.

However, that may change soon as NASA has announced a plan for construction of a demo model of a supersonic plane that would be able to reduce the sonic boom to a negligible hum.

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Dietary supplements can pose health risks: Study

Dietary supplements can pose health risks: Study

Dietary supplements can also pose health risks and a new study has revealed that the problem is on the rise. According to the new study, the U.S. Poison Control Centers, on an average, receive a call every 24 minutes regarding dangerous exposure to dietary supplements.

From 2005 to 2012, the rate of calls to the U.S. Poison Control Centers jumped almost 50 per cent. From 2000 through 2012, the U.S. Poison Control Centers received reports about a total of 274,998 cases.

Google Street View enters International Space Station

Google Street View enters International Space Station

Google Street View is known for providing internet users with a closer view of destinations that are normally beyond their reach.

After providing closer view of earthly destinations, Google Street View has now extended its reach into the space. It recently explored the International Space Station (ISS) – a joint venture among multiple countries to conduct various experiments in space.

With the help of its Street View team on ground and astronauts aboard the orbiting lab, tech giant Google gave us a very close look to what really occupies the space station.

Salmonella outbreak linked to yellow Maradol papayas reported in 12 States

Salmonella outbreak linked to yellow Maradol papayas reported in 12 States

Salmonella outbreak linked to yellow Maradol papayas has been reported in 12 states and 47 people have reported ill so far. The outbreak has led to 12 hospitalizations and one person has died in New York, as per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC team is working with local officials to check where in the supply chain, the contamination occurred.

Particle Physics Research Lab for Neutrino Research under DUNE Project to Cost $1.4 Billion

Particle Physics Research Lab for Neutrino Research under DUNE Project to Cost $1.4 Billion

Nearly 1,000 scientists and engineers will be working on an international project named Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) for next 10 years to build first of its kind research project for neutrinos. Researchers from 30 countries will be working on this ambitious project with an initial estimated budget of $1.4 billion. The project has officially begun on July 21 with groundbreaking ceremony held at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory research team will be working on the project along with researchers from other parts of the world.

Scientists find first evidence for Majorana fermion

Scientists find first evidence for Majorana fermion

In 1937, a brilliant physicist named Ettore Majorana predicted that the fermions class of particles, which includes proton, electron, neutron, neutrino and quark, there should be particles acting as their own antiparticles.

Texas coffee recalled because of its Viagra-like ingredients

Texas coffee recalled because of its Viagra-like ingredients

Bestherbs Coffee LLC in North Texas has issued a voluntarily recall for its traditional herbal coffee because it contains an ingredient similar to Viagra, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed Thursday.

The coffee company also confirmed that it has been recalling its “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee” because a Viagra-like ingredient has been giving customers more than their normal boost of energy.

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