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China officially launches world’s largest telescope FAST

China officially launches world’s largest telescope FAST

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.

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Uber to roll out new selfie security measure keeping driver and rider’s best interests in mind

Uber to roll out new selfie security

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.

MIT researchers create hologram with sound

MIT researchers create hologram with sound

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.

Two research teams demonstrate quantum teleportation

Two research teams demonstrate quantum teleportation

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.

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SpaceX to resume rocket launches in November: Musk

SpaceX to resume rocket launches in November: Musk

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.

Google’s Global Fishing Watch aims to combat overfishing and illegal fishing

Google’s Global Fishing Watch aims to combat overfishing and illegal fishing

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.

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XKCD’s web cartoon nicely presents 22,000 years of climate and human history

XKCD’s web cartoon nicely presents 22,000 years of climate and human history

Randall Munroe, a former roboticist at NASA and founder of web comic XKCD, has made a web cartoon that explains 22,000 years of climate and human history in a very easy manner. This cartoon has gone viral on the internet.

Munroe is known for making such info-graphics on such difficult scientific topics. The graphic very clearly shows earth’s recent climate history. The cartoon starts at the end of the last ice age, representing around 200,000 years, which means the graph represent not too far period of earth’s lifetime.

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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.

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