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SpaceX set for over 300 missions in 5 years: Musk

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 10:28

San Francisco, May 13 (IANS) After an updated version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral carrying Bangladesh's first communications satellite into orbit, its Founder and CEO Elon Musk on Sunday said his company is set for over 300 missions in five years.

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German scientists decode Stone Age hepatitis B virus

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 17:18

L0ondon, May 12 (IANS) Scientists have recovered oldest viral genomes of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and found that the deadly virus has been circulating in Europe for at least 7,000 years.

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LISA can detect binaries from Milky Way's globular clusters: Study

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 14:18

New York, May 12 (IANS) The European Space Agency's next-generation Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) gravitational wave detector can potentially detect dozens of binary files in the globular clusters of the Milky Way, scientists say.

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Meet the woman leading race to build world's first quantum computer

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:48

Sydney, May 11 (IANS) A team of Australian scientists has made great strides towards building the the world's first quantum computer, using mostly standard silicon technology. The team is led by 50-year-old Michelle Simmons, a mother of three.

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How lower temperature turns a baby turtle into a male

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 13:00

New York, May 11 (IANS) Inching closer to cracking the 50-year-old puzzle of how temperature turns baby turtles male or female, researchers have uncovered a molecular link that connects temperature with sexual development.

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Moon mission a step forward to reach Mars: NASA chief

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:02

Washington, May 10 (IANS) NASA's new head, Jim Bridenstine, has defended the new agency directive to return astronauts to the Moon, saying that the mission will not derail the US goal of becoming the first country to put humans on Mars.

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NASA probe finds new magnetic process in turbulent space

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:10

Washington, May 10 (IANS) Scientists working with a NASA probe that investigates how the Sun's and Earth's magnetic fields connect and disconnect have uncovered a new type of magnetic event in our near-Earth environment.

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Scientists unravel jumping strategies of spiders

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:52

London, May 9 (IANS) In a study that could lead to new generation of micro-robots inspired by mature, scientists have unlocked the secrets of how some predatory spiders catch their prey while hunting by successfully training one to jump different distances and heights for the first time.

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Quantum technology gets a big boost in India

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:04

Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) Thanks to government funding, Indian physicists are preparing for a deep dive into the quantum world that holds the secrets for developing exciting technologies for computing, communication, cryptography and many more.

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Brain cholesterol may increase Alzheimer's disease risk

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:02

London, May 8 (IANS) Cholesterol -- a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases -- may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found.

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Will take up ZSI's space constraint issue on its request: Harsh Vardhan

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 18:08

Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said the Central government would request the West Bengal government to provide land to the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) to overcome its "space constraint" issue, only if it requests him.

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