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NASA unveils new spacesuit for Moon mission

No more to bunny hops for NASA astronauts. When US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth. This is thanks to a new generation of spacesuits. Prototypes of the Orion Crew Survival Suit that will be worn on the journey and the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility […]

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Rafale reports for duty

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh officially received the first Rafale fighter jet made for India by the French company Dassault. He attended the handover ceremony along with his French counterpart Florence Parly at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France. Singh performed a Shastra Puja on the new aircraft as he emblazoned it with […]

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In pics: First floating nuclear plant in Russia

Akademik Lomonosov is Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, complete with two loaded nuclear reactors. It reached the port of Pevek, an Arctic town across from Alaska, on September 14. From there, it will start generating enough electricity for an estimated 100,000 homes. The plant could spur other nations to acquire floating nuclear power plants […]

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Dr Drone’s on the way, folks

We all have been fascinated by those small autonomous planes buzzing over heads. Drones are mostly used for spying and surveillance but they sure are of much more help. If all goes as planned, drones would deliver medicines in cases of emergency in Maharashtra soon. The Devendra Fadnavis government has partnered with the US firm […]

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Mini Sun on Earth!

A team of researchers created their own miniature sun in the lab — complete with its own electromagnetic field and ultrahot plasma. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison constructed the 3-meter-wide (10 feet) aluminum vacuum chamber, which they dubbed “the Big Red Ball,” to re-create some of the solar physics that take place in and […]

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Name this NASA rover

NASA has invited students to name its next rover that is scheduled to land on Mars in February 2021. The US space agency has sponsored ‘Name the Rover’ challenge, winners of which will be announced on February 18. The challenge is open to K-12 students in the US who will need to submit the name […]

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Want a ride on flying saucer?

Flying saucers have been an essential element of sci-fi novels, and even of very imaginative minds who claim to have seen aliens on earth. But what if it’s true… not aliens but flying saucers? Romanian inventors Razvan Sabie and Iosif Taposu have developed ADIFO, or the All-DIrectional Flying Object, which works like a flying saucer.  […]

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Russian robot heads to space!

A Russian robot will help astronauts in space. Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor blasted off in […]

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Why is the US scared of Huawei?

Communication technology is a prized possession and no country wants to lag behind in this field. A Chinese telecom company has become a threat to other superpowers who want to win in this game. What’s HuaweiHuawei (pronounced as Wah-Way) is China’s largest information technology and telecom network company and one of the largest in the […]

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Nuclear Weapons: Know more about ‘No First Use’ policy

It’s been more than a decade that India became a nuclear power. Between May 11 and 13, in 2008, India conducted nuclear tests in Pokhran. After that Pakistan too conducted six tests and acquired nuclear weapons. Till now India has maintained a ‘No First Use’ policy. But recently,  home minister Rajnath Singh said that the […]

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