Technology

Why boys tend to do better in science tests

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 10:56

New York, Dec 31 (IANS) Boys tend to outperform girls in high-stakes science tests, but it is not because they are better students, according to researchers.

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NASA's flying telescope to study Saturn's moon, comets

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 12:48

Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) NASA has said its flying observatory Sofia is preparing for its 2018 campaign, which will include, among others, observations of celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions, comets and Saturn's giant moon Titan.

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India to launch 31 satellites on Jan 10

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 12:10

Bengaluru, Dec 30 (IANS) India will launch 31 satellites, including the earth observation spacecraft Cartosat on January 10, from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, an official said on Saturday.

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India to launch 31 satellites on Jan 10

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:22

Bengaluru, Dec 30 (IANS) India will launch 31 satellites, including the earth observation spacecraft Cartosat on January 10, from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a space official on Saturday.

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Cyber security pioneer John McAfee's Twitter account hacked

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:30

San Francisco, Dec 29 Ace computer programmer and businessman John McAfee's has said that his Twitter account was hacked and was used to run 'coin of the day' series recommending and promoting lesser-known cryptocurrencies.

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Ceres mountain celebrates Kwanzaa festival

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 14:46

Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) To mark Kwanzaa, an African-American festival based on ancient harvest celebrations that takes place each year from December 26 to January 1, NASA has released images of a small mountain named after the event on the dwarf planet Ceres.

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A year of mixed fortunes for Indian space sector (2017 In Retrospect)

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:12

Chennai, Dec 28 (IANS) The year 2017 could be said to be one of mixed fortunes for the Indian space agency as it launched the much-awaited four-tonne rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV-Mk III); put into orbit 104 satellites in a single mission; sent up the South Asia Satellite; and also crossed the double century mark of launching foreign satellites.

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EPA's Clean Air Act saved more lives than expected: Study

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 13:00

New York, Dec 26 (IANS) The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Air Act has played a vital role in reducing the exposure of people to harmful pollutants and have saved more lives than initially reported, finds a study by MIT researchers.

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Did our solar system form in bubbles around massive star?

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 11:14

New York, Dec 26 (IANS) Floating a new theory about the birth of our solar system, a new study says that it could have formed in the bubbles produced by a giant, long-dead star which was more than 40 to 50 times the size of our own Sun.

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