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Flooding in China in 1900 BC termed as major event in new research paper

Researchers unveil of one of world’s largest known flooding in China in about 1900 BC

A research paper published in the journal Science has unveiled about geological evidence of a catastrophic flood in the Yellow River around 1900 BC. While carrying out the fieldwork in 2007, researchers from Nanjing Normal University have come across sediments from the ancient dam.

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MIT researchers develop new technique that allows you to reach in and touch objects in videos

MIT researchers develop new technique that allows you to reach in and touch objects in videos

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed an imaging technology called Interactive Dynamic Video (IDV) that allows you to reach in, push, pull, and poke and prod objects in videos.

The technology works with the use of traditional cameras and algorithms. Using these mediums, IDV looks at the almost invisible vibrations of an object to come up with video simulations that can be used by users to virtually interact with.

Small quantum computer developed with ability to run multiple algorithms

Small quantum computer developed with ability to run multiple algorithms

Researchers from the Joint Quantum Institute at Maryland University have created a five qubits trapped ion device that can be expanded up to 100 qubits. Qubits can be prepared in the states, ones and zeros owing to which they are able to carry out more calculations.

The researchers were able to develop a small quantum computer carrying out multiple algorithms by using a software-controlled laser pulses that manipulated ions into different pairs. Study’s lead researcher Shantanu Debnath said that by connecting any pair of qubits, they would be able to implement any algorithm.

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IBM‘s artificial neuron may create computers that mimic processing design of organic brains

IBM‘s artificial neuron may create computers that mimic processing design of organic brains

IBM has developed a working artificial neuron. Not one or two, but 500 of them have been created by IBM’s research center in Zurich. The faux neurons have been developed from well-known materials, which can be reduced to the scale of a few nanometers.

In the case of organic neurons, there are membranes present that act as signal gates that take certain amount of energy to absorb. In the case of neurons developed by the IBM, the above mentioned role is taken up by a square of Germanium-Antimony-Tellerium (GST).

Prototype quantum computer successfully runs three basic programs

Prototype quantum computer successfully runs three basic programs

Researchers have developed the first fully programmable and reconfigurable quantum computer module. The new device has been intentionally named as module because it has potential to connect with copies of itself.

Study’s lead researcher Christopher Monroe from the University of Maryland was of the view that their study has taken high-quality quantum bits to a higher level functionality. The new module is the result of research carried out for past many years into trapping and controlling ions.

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Wave-propelled robot has medical applications as well as can enter complex areas for issue assessment

Wave-propelled robot has medical applications as well as can enter complex areas for issue assessment

Engineers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have developed a new type of robot that can crawl into your stomach and assess you from within. This wave-propelled robot has been as named SAW and it can improve diagnostics in medical services sector. The researchers for the first time have used a wave-like motion to swim, crawl and climb through to pass through sand, grass and gravel. Its top speed is 1.2mph and SAW uses a single motor having no internal spine.

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Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition Available in US and Canada for $3,000

Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition Available in US and Canada for $3,000

Till now, Microsoft has made HoloLens available to developers who have gone through an application process. But now, people will be able to buy Microsoft’s HoloLens Development Edition, the company’s futuristic augmented reality helmet, without undergoing the application process.

Across the United States and Canada, you just need to pay $3,000 to get Microsoft HoloLens. As per Microsoft, HoloLens is for developers and business customers, but even if you do not fall in that category, you can have it.

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Novel solar-powered technology results into no new emissions by removing carbon from atmosphere

Novel solar-powered technology results into no new emissions by removing carbon from atmosphere

Scientists are having big hopes from their new type of solar-powered technology that it can lessen climate change. In the journal Science, a team of scientists disclosed that they have developed a device that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and with the help of sunlight, it is broken into a mix of carbon monoxide and hydrogen known as synthetis gas or syngas.

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SpaceX moves a step closer to make its rockets reusable with successful test firing of used Falcon 9 rocket stage

SpaceX moves a step closer to make its rockets reusable with successful test firing of used Falcon 9 rocket stage

SpaceX has successfully carried out test of a used rocket on Thursday at the Rocket Development and Test Facility in Texas. The test provides vital information whether or not rockets are able to bear repeated burns from lift off.

Latest information on SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission

Latest information on SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission

NASA representative Jim Reuter has provided an estimate that SpaceX’s upcoming Red Dragon mission will cost around $320 million. Present at a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council in Cleveland, Reuter has also unveiled about what is the role of NASA in this mission.

As per Reuter, the space agency would invest $32 million into the project. Also, NASA would provide advice and technical support to SpaceX in exchange for data that SpaceX will collect during Dragon’s descent and landing on Mars.

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