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Tesla and Panasonic announce partnership for SolarCity Project

Tesla and Panasonic announce partnership for SolarCity Project

Tesla and Panasonic have entered into a partnership for solar energy components for Tesla’ SolarCity Corporation project which includes photovoltaic cells and modules for solar energy systems. Tesla has been pushing the limits with its SolarCity project and the company has been looking for improving efficiency and reducing cost for solar panels and battery based systems. The partnership project between Tesla and Panasonic will be carried out at Tesla facility at Buffalo, New York.

European Lander Starts Final Descent to Mars: European Space Agency

European Lander Starts Final Descent to Mars: European Space Agency

The Schiaparelli lander separated from its mother ship to make its final descent to the Martian surface, the European Space Agency informed. The Schiaparelli lander will analyze atmosphere of Mars and will also search for signs of life on the red planet. The rover will help scientists at European Space Agency to collect data and other factors for development of European Mars rover in future. The ExoMars mission is a joint venture between the European Space Agency and Russian space agency Roscosmos.

Humanoid Robot Keeps Cool as it Sweats: University of Tokyo

Humanoid Robot Keeps Cool as it Sweats: University of Tokyo

A humanoid robot developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo can sweat and uses this as a cooling mechanism. The motors of some robots generate heat and unless they have a way to cool themselves humanoid robots would not be able to work for longer hours. The robot named Kengoro can perform pushups for 11 minutes, as showcased by the tests conducted by the University of Tokyo team.

Apple set to launch Watch Nike+ smartwatch on Oct. 28

Apple set to launch Watch Nike+ smartwatch on Oct. 28

Tech giant Apple is scheduled to launch a special edition Watch Series 2 smartwatch on October 28. The special edition model in the Apple Watch Series 2 lineup - which was unveiled by Apple at its September 7 product launch event - is called the Apple Watch Nike+.

The forthcoming Apple Watch Nike+ special edition Apple Watch Series 2 smartwatch is chiefly targeted at fitness-conscious consumers.

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Silkworms produce stronger Fibers that conduct electricity after adding Graphene in feed: Research

Silkworms produce stronger Fibers that conduct electricity after adding Graphene in feed: Research

Silkworms were fed with carbon nanotubes and graphene by researchers in China and to their surprise, silkworms produced threads which were stronger and could conduct electricity. The research team is confident that the technique can help in producing durable and conductive threads which could be used for a variety of applications. Graphene has been termed as a wonderful material which could change the way we use electronics and many other materials due to its amazing strength and conductivity.

Harvard, MIT professors win Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Harvard, MIT professors win Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Professor Oliver Hart of Harvard and Professor Bengt Holmström of MIT were on Monday bestowed with the 2016 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their research on contract theory.

The so-called contract theory suggests how individuals or entities can efficiently enter into deals or agreements. Hart and Holmström’s contributions have shaped the thinking in various fields, including law, economics and political science, suggesting how scholars think about relationships between employers and employees and between governors and the governed.

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Rosetta Project Scientist Matt Taylor Talks about Rosetta Mission and Philae Lander

Rosetta Project Scientist Matt Taylor Talks about Rosetta Mission and Philae Lander

Scientists at European Space Agency were not able to successfully land Philae lander at the place they had selected on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and that led to performance issues of the lander. However, ESA team is quite happy with the performance of the Rosetta mission and it has offered amazing data and information about comets, we were not aware of. ESA project scientist Matt Taylor informed that a team of scientists will continue to work on the data provided by the Rosetta mission for years to come.

LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves was passed over for Nobel Prize: some believe

LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves was passed over for Nobel Prize: some believe

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recently awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics to three British-born scientists for their decades-old work that brought strange states of matter under focus.

When the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was announcing the prestigious award for Duncan Haldane, Michael Kosterlitz and David Thouless; there must be a collective gasp at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).

Hyperelastic Bone considered as next breakthrough in reconstructive surgery

Hyperelastic Bone considered as next breakthrough in reconstructive surgery

Scientists from Northwestern University have developed a highly elastic artificial bone known as the ‘hyperelastic bone’, which is considered to be a breakthrough in reconstructive surgery. The hyperelastic bone’ is yet to be tested in humans and early experiments on animals have turned out to be successful.

The hyperelastic bone has different uses, including it can be implanted under the skin or used to replace lost bone. The bone is made up of a naturally occurring mineral known as hydroxyapatite, a form of calcium found in bone.

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Urgent meeting at United Nations to tackle antimicrobial resistance worldwide

Urgent meeting at United Nations to tackle antimicrobial resistance worldwide

An urgent meeting was carried out at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday after concerns were raised about increasing problem of antimicrobial resistance across the globe. The high-level meeting was attended by heads of state, leaders of private and public sector, NGOs and the pharmaceutical industry.

In the meeting, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that antimicrobial resistance poses a long-term threat to human health. Mr. Ban added that antimicrobial resistance is not something that will happen in distant future, but taking place currently all across the globe.

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