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Elon Musk seeks public help in resolving SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion mystery

Elon Musk seeks public help in resolving SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion mystery

SpaceX has termed the explosion that blew off its Falcon 9 rocket in a fueling test as the ‘most difficult and complex failure’ in the history of space exploration company headed by Elon Musk. The company is now seeking the public help to know the exact reason.

SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk mentioned in a tweet that public help is needed in the disaster that happened without warning on Space Launch Complex-40 at around 9.07am EDT on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 1.

Blue Origin’s future rocket New Glenn’s design unveiled

Blue Origin’s future rocket New Glenn’s design unveiled

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos announced today the name of future rocket. Bezosalso showcased important data about its future rocket project and some animations created by Blue Origin team. The rocket has been named as the New Glenn, named after John Glenn, the first US astronaut to orbit earth.

The rocket would launch payloads and humans into orbit around earth. As per the animations of the new rocket, it is bigger than SpaceX’s future Falcon Heavy rocket and the United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy.

Hair Protein Analysis could replace DNA Profiling in future: Research

Hair Protein Analysis could replace DNA Profiling in future: Research

Hair proteins have been found as effective as DNA profiling in identification of individuals as per a research conducted at the U.S. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with a Utah-based startup DNA profiling is currently used in forensic science and protein markers found in human hair could be unique identifiers, as per the new research paper published in journal PLOS ONE. The research team reported that individuals protein markers to identify people could be as many as 1,000.

Researchers develop first carbon nanotube transistors to surpass modern silicon

Researchers develop first carbon nanotube transistors to surpass modern silicon

As per a new research paper published by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers, they have created the first carbon nanotube transistors that would surpass traditional silicon and gallium arsenide transistors. Carbon nanotube transistors are considered better because of their faster performance and lower power consumption than traditional silicon transistors.

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Plastic-based fabric developed to keep you cool this summer

Plastic-based fabric developed to keep you cool this summer

The engineers at Stanford University unveiled a unique fabric made by tweaking the plastic, which has the capability of keeping your body cool during summers.

Researchers have applied various chemical treatments to a polyethylene sheet to make this fabric. The fabric is made from impermeable plastic, which lets the body release heat, making the person feeling cooler by about 4.25 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Stanford University’s study aims to predict AI impact on daily life

Stanford University’s study aims to predict AI impact on daily life

A study titled, ‘Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence’, (A100), being carried out by Stanford University aims to know the impact of artificial intelligence on our daily life. The study carried out by 17 experts started with a report ‘Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030’ that mentioned as to how advancements like drones and autonomous vehicles would merge with society.

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Hopes of alien detection wash away as source of mystery signal was from Soviet military satellite

Hopes of alien detection wash away as source of mystery signal was from Soviet military satellite

Radio astronomers in Russia were able to catch strong signals, which as per them were from a cluster of stars known as the Hercules constellation. The signals were considered to be from advanced alien civilization, but now their real source has been found.

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Stanford Research Team Develops High Tech Fabric with Cooling Ability

Stanford Research Team Develops High Tech Fabric with Cooling Options

Scientists at Stanford University are well aware of the warming conditions on the planet. Therefore, they have developed a material that would block the sun’s rays and also allow venting of body heat. The scientists have described the new fabric, a nano-porous form of polyethylene, and its properties in the journal Science.

For now, the fabric has been tested by humans. The scientists carried out a test in which they wrapped the high-tech fabric around a device that imitated the response of human skin on a hot day. The temperature rose by mere 0.8 degrees Celsius.

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Report highlights future AI contributions

Report highlights future AI contributions

A panel of academic and industrial thinkers has prepared a report that underlines future AI contributions, targeting the 2030. The report titled, ‘Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030’, forms to be part of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (A100), a project of Stanford University.

Computer scientist Peter Stone at The University of Texas at Austin believes that specialized AI applications will be more common and useful by 2030. It will improve quality of life for humans. Along with this, AI will also result into hurdles.

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SpaceX rocket carrying Facebook satellite destroyed in fiery explosion

SpaceX rocket carrying Facebook satellite destroyed in fiery explosion

During an engine test, a two-stage SpaceXFalcon 9 and its payload exploded in a dramatic manner. A video of the incident shows the communication satellite called Amos-6 exploded when the rocket was getting fueled.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that for now, the real cause of the blast is not known. The rocket was carrying a satellite to be used by Facebook to provide internet access inAfrica, the Middle East, and Europe.

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