Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 04:52
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.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 10/09/2016 - 05:19
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).
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 09/29/2016 - 10:21
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.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 09/26/2016 - 19:21
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.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:55
Sunday witnessed the official opening of the world’s largest radio telescope known as Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST). The telescope has been named after its diameter, which is at 500 meters. The telescope powered with latest technology is 195 meters wider than the second largest telescope.
The telescope will be used for the observation of pulsars and exploration of interstellar molecules and interstellar communication signals. Authorities concerned have shared that FAST will study interstellar molecules so as to know how galaxies evolve.
Submitted by Deborah Thompson on Sun, 09/25/2016 - 15:51
With an aim to provide safer pick and drop service, Uber is coming up with a new feature called Real-Time ID Check. It is a selfie security measure meant for drivers to help prevent driver fraud and also to make sure that the customer can count on the person who has come to pick them up as they could see the picture in the app.
The system uses Microsoft machine would be able to compare a selfie clicked at the moment with a driver’s registered profile picture. As per the Uber, the measure has been designed for the protective safety measure for rider and driver both.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:00
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have created a hologram with sound. They have used small silicone beads and assembled them into patterns on the surface of water and held on the shape till the time sound persisted and the result was acoustic holograms.
Researcher Peer Fischer from Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany shared that the new acoustic holograms are plastic blocks having complex structures created using 3D printers. The 3D structures are formed by the printers by placing layers of material on surface.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 09:11
Two research teams, one from Canada and one in China, have demonstrated quantum teleportation across four-mile cables. The researchers have teleported photons across the cables, paving the way for a quantum internet.
Scientists said that the technology could influence the future of the internet. Quantum scientist Wolfgang Tittel who led the University of Calgary study was of the view that such a type of network would help establish a secure communication and also let distant quantum computers to connect.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 09/17/2016 - 12:02
SpaceX has announced its plans for November rocket launch after witnessing a major setback in September when its rocket exploded while undergoing preparations for a test fire at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
As per Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX, it was not an explosion, but a ‘fast fire’. But those who have witnessed the incident said that the blast turned the Falcon 9 rocket into a bowl of fire. The incident that took place on September 1is considered as one of the biggest setback for SpaceX as well as for Facebook and Eutelsat, a French satellite provider.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:37
Google will unveil its new satellite-based surveillance system that aims to change current situation on illegal fishing. Global Fishing Watch has been designed to keep a constant check to look out for those indulging in this trade.
The system has been made in partnership with Oceana, a marine-advocacy group, and West Virginia-based nonprofit SkyTruth. It would be a completely free platform that would prove useful for governments, journalists and citizens to keep a tab on around 35,000 commercial fishing vessels.