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Vera Rubin will always be remembered for her contributions to the scientific community

Vera Rubin will always be remembered for her contributions to the scientific community

Astrophysicist Vera Rubin, who died last Sunday night at the age of 88, will always be remembered for her significant contributions to the scientific community as well as her efforts marking a woman’s entry into the science arena.

Rubin is best known for proving the existence of dark matter. She discovered that galaxies in the universe don’t rotate the way as originally thought, because of some unknown force, dubbed dark matter. The concept was introduced by Swiss scientist Fritz Zwicky in the 1930s, but it was proved by Rubin in the 1970s.

CERN branded as anti-christ after ALPHA antimatter experiment

CERN branded as anti-christ after ALPHA antimatter experiment

In wake of the recent success of the ALPHA antimatter research, a Christian Truther publication has accused CERN of being anti-christ, arguing that the European Organization for Nuclear Research manifested a ‘hell on earth’ during their experiment.

The controversial religious conspiracy theorists described antimatter as demonically charged particle that would eventually bring chaos and destruction. Criticizing the research, Christian Truther’s Emily wrote in an article, “CERN is building the kingdom of the antichrist, hell on earth."

Solar-powered artificial leaf can allow drug production

Solar-powered artificial leaf can allow drug production

A team of researchers from the Netherlands have developed a first-of-its-kind synthetic leaf that can act as a mini-factory for drugs that would allow production of life-saving medicines anywhere there is sunlight.

The researcher led by Timothy Noel, of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, managed to tap into plants’ photosynthesis-based food-producing abilities.

They made use of a leaf-inspired micro-factory mimicking nature’s efficiency at harvesting solar radiation. To do that, they used new material called luminescent solar concentrator (LSC).

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Scientists use laser to unlock antimatter secrets

Scientists use laser to unlock antimatter secrets

Marking a technological breakthrough, an international team of scientists claimed to have developed a new way to explore antimatter -- using a laser.

A team of researchers led by Alan Kostelecky, a theoretical physicist at Indiana University, successfully zapped antimatter atoms with a laser, and then precisely measured the light emitted by these bizarre anti-atoms.

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Newly developed ‘Gentle Bot’ is closer to real human hand

Newly developed ‘Gentle Bot’ is closer to real human hand

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a soft robotic hand that is able to not only touch delicate and fragile items but also to sense the shape and texture of things that it comes into contact with.

Lead researcher Huichan Zhao, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at Cornell University, said their newly developed dubbed “Gentle Bot” is closer to a real human hand.

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UC Berkeley researchers unveil new hopping robot

UC Berkeley researchers unveil new hopping robot

A team of scientists at UC Berkeley on Tuesday unveiled a new hopping robot that can jump higher and more quickly than any other robot in the world.

The new robot dubbed “Salto” is a monopedal and is 10.2-inch tall. Instead of taking one huge leap, the new robot bounces off a wall with a big force to complete an even larger jump, much in the manner of a parkour expert bounding from a ledge to a wall and subsequently flying through the air to his next perch.

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Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment

Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment

NASA has selected a California-based company for Refueling Mission Spacecraft project which could be ready within three years. California-based space technology company Space Systems/Loral will setup a robotic space station which will refuel satellites in orbit. NASA has awarded $127 million contract for Restore-L Spacecraft Bus that will work like a traveling gas station. The project will help satellite missions to run for longer period as they will be refueled by Restore-L Spacecraft Bus.

Naughty Dog and Sony announce “new Uncharted game”

Naughty Dog and Sony announce “new Uncharted game”

In an announcement made at the PlayStation Experience event (PSX 2016) on Saturday, a new, standalone Uncharted spin-off game -- called ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ -- was revealed by Naughty Dog and Sony.

The announcement of the new ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ spin-off game was made by Naughty Dog during the course of its PSX 2016 keynote. The surprise revelation came at the end of a 10-minute gameplay demonstration.

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ESA Secures Strong Funding for Mars Mission despite failure of Schiaparelli Lander

ESA Secures Strong Funding for Mars Mission despite failure of Schiaparelli Lander

The European Space Agency has received further support from the European authorities as 22 member countries and Canadian government has offered $465 million for Mars project. The Mars program of ESA is a joint venture with Russian space agency RosCosmos. The announcement of support was made after ministerial meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland. European Space Agency will continue with its Mars missions despite failure of Schiaparelli lander.

Apple’s new web page teases “one-day shopping event” on Black Friday

Apple’s new web page teases “one-day shopping event” on Black Friday

In a move which indicates that Apple will be participating in the 2016 Black Friday holiday shopping event, after sitting out of it in 2015, the tech giant Apple is now teasing one-day deals via a new web page.

On its Black Friday teaser page on its website, Apple has announced its upcoming “one-day shopping event,” November 25.

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