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LHC detector receives major upgrade

LHC detector receives major upgrade

A major upgrade in one of the Large Hadron Collider’s detectors combined with a recent boost in its power promises to make the atom-smasher even better at solving the sub-atomic mysteries of the universe.

The LHC, which is situated at the Switzerland-France, has been smashing atoms with one another for nearly a decade.

Engineers working at the LHC have recently swapped so-called “pixel tracker” in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), which is a major experiment along the collider’s oval.

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MIT Study Checks Impact of Volkswagen Diesel Engine Emissions Scandal on Health

MIT Study Checks Impact of Volkswagen Diesel Engine Emissions Scandal on Health

Volkswagen management concealed the real emissions of its diesel vehicles sold in the United States and European markets and a new study conducted by MIT researchers has evaluated the impact of diesel vehicle emissions on public health. The research paper has based the findings on nearly 11 million diesel vehicles sold worldwide between year 2008 and 2015. As Volkswagen vehicles didn’t follow the environment protection rules and their emissions were higher than claimed by the company, the impact on public health has been estimated by MIT researchers.

Strong Solar Storms Remove Electrons From Earth's Atmosphere: Research

Solar storms destroy electrons from Earth’s atmosphere

Various studies have suggested that Sun’s eruptions fire electrically charged particles in the direction of Earth, which creates solar storms that may hurt communication and navigation systems. Now, a team of researchers from NASA, University of Illinois, DTU Space, university of Brunswick have found that heavy clouds of charged particles are sent to our planet’s atmosphere, nearly 80 kilometers above the planet. This event occurs because of magnetic fields that occur because of eruptions on the surface of the Sun.

Google Offers Google Assistant to Android Nougat and Marshmallow Powered Smartphones

Google Offers Google Assistant to Android Nougat and Marshmallow Powered Smartphones

Google is ready to take on Apple’s Siri as the company launched Google Assistant for Android Nougat and Marshmallow OS-powered smartphones. Five months back, Google launched assistant for Pixel smartphones and now the company has expanded the coverage for its digital assistant. As Google’s operating system is used on much higher number of smartphones compared to Apple’s iOS, Google Assistant will soon move ahead of Apple’s Siri in terms of number of users.

Elon Musk’s Surprise for Heroic Driver Who Sacrificed his Model S on Autobahn

Elon Musk’s Surprise for Heroic Driver Who Sacrificed his Model S on Autobahn

After media reporting about a brave Tesla owner sacrificing his Model S for save a fellow driver on German autobahn came to notice of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, he surprised the heroic Tesla driver. The incident happened in Munich recently. Tesla driver Manfred Kick was on Autobahn and noticed a driver in Volkswagen Passat driving erratically. Kick became suspicious as the driver in Passat hit the guardrails a few times. As Kick drove his Tesla Model S to see what was the issue with the driver, he noticed that the driver was unconscious. Kick passed Passat and reduced speed of his Model S.

Scientists should be able to edit humans’ DNA: panel says

Scientists should be able to edit humans’ DNA: panel says

U.S. government should allow scientists to alter people’s DNA to prevent serious and strongly heritable disorder and diseases, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine recommended.

However, the panel stressed that tinkering with Humans’ genes to alter or enhance traits like intelligence, strength and beauty must remain off-limits.

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Subaru Gets Permission to Test Self-Driving Vehicles in California

Subaru Gets Permission to Test Self-Driving Vehicles in California

Subaru has received California DMV permission to test its self-driving vehicles in California. Automobile companies are developing and testing self-driving vehicles and in the next few years, self-driving features could become standard option in many vehicles. Subaru has received Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit from California DMV on February 9. Subaru could test its advanced features in EyeSight active safety suite.

Japanese Scientists Create Robotic Bees for Better Pollination

Japanese Scientists Create Robotic Bees for Better Pollination

Japanese scientists have created small drones which can help bees in taking over some workload of pollination. The robotic bees are tiny and they are capable of moving from one flower to another quite easily. During the process, they can collect and disperse pollen. However, the Japanese team working on the project added that a special gel covering these tiny drones is an innovative concept and plays an important role in pollination function of these robo-bees.

Google Selling Terra Bella Satellite Imaging Business to Planet Labs

Google Selling Terra Bella Satellite Imaging Business to Planet Labs

Google’s parent company Alphabet is selling its Terra Bella satellite imaging business to earth-imaging company Planet Labs. Planet Labs offers satellite imagery for many projects in agriculture, ecological research and other mapping related projects. Terra Bella was acquired by Google in 2014 for $500 million and the business was earlier named as SkyBox. Both the companies have confirmed the news about sale of Terra Bella but the amount of transaction has not been disclosed yet. Terra Bella currently collects data using its seven SkySat satellites.

As Opioid Overdose Cases Rise, Drug Company Kaleo Aims at Making Quick Money

As Opioid Overdose Cases Rise, Drug Company Kaleo Aims at Making Quick Money

Opioid overdose cases have been rising and health experts have alarmed about the overdose issues. However, Virginia-based pharmaceutical company making auto-injectable version of naloxone is trying to make quick bucks in this situation. Virginia-based Kaleo has increased the price of its auto-injectable from $690 to $4,500. Naloxone was first released in 1971 as an antidote to opioid overdose. However, the quantity of Naloxone to given to the patient is important. The drug delivery injector plays an important role.

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