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Is Hyperloop the future of transport?

Eight years ago when SpaceX boss Elon Musk suggested the idea of hyperloop, nobody imagined that it would become real so soon. Businessman Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop successfully conducted the first human test of a hyperloop system recently, and it has given hope to a better transport technology to the world. What’s Hyperloop? The Hyperloop […]

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On World Television Day, say thank you to your Idiot Box

In this age of information when you can access anything on your palm, there’s one ubiquitous device in our homes without which life seems incomplete. Television has become a part of our day-to-day life. We may watch TV or may ignore it, but we can’t live without it. No doubt, that there’s a day to […]

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In depth: ISS has competed 20 years in space, and we are still amazed!

It’s been 20 years since the International Space Station was launched in space and has been orbiting the earth. This artificial satellite has helped astronomers and researchers explore new vistas of the universe, while also making us understand the future of humankind in outer space. Let’s read more astounding facts about the ISS. The ISS […]

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We never knew about the existence of this organ in our body!

A set of salivary glands had been in our bodies, and we never knew about them! Till now. Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered a potential new organ in the human throat that they stumbled upon while carrying out research on prostate cancer. Researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute have identified a set of salivary […]

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Astronauts reach the Space Station in 3 hours!

Keeping Mumbai’s traffic in mind, there are chances that you may reach the International Space Station earlier than reaching Pune. Literally. Two astronauts travelled to the ISS in three hours, an unprecedented feat!  NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov lifted off as scheduled on October 14 from the Baikonur […]

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NASA picks up a piece of asteroid

A NASA spacecraft was able to touch down on the rugged surface of the Bennu asteroid, grabbing a sample of rocks dating back to the birth of our solar system to bring home. The minivan-sized OSIRIS-REx spacecraft extended its 11-foot (3.35 m) robotic arm toward a flat patch of gravel near Bennu’s north pole and […]

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GPS to track endangered turtles eggs poachers

How to save an endangered species from poachers? Let them steal the fake ones and track them down with GPS.  While poachers are getting smarter by the day, our scientists too are not far behind. They have come up with a high-tech method to help protect endangered sea turtles. They use fake eggs fitted with […]

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Astounding! You can now ‘hear’ the Milky Way!

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) has unveiled a new ‘sonification’ project that transforms data from astronomical images into audio. Yes, you read right. Now you can listen to the sounds of the Universe! Users can now ‘listen’ to images of the Galactic Centre, the remains of a supernova called Cassiopeia A, as well as the […]

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Who’s Arati Saha, and why Google dedicated a doodle to her?

We all love Google doodles, but while they are fun they are also informative. This week Google dedicated its doodle to swimmer Arati Saha on her 80th birth anniversary. Saha was the first woman to be awarded the Padma Shri in 1960, but this is not the only thing she was first in. Born on […]

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We have officially entered a new solar cycle!

The sun has entered a new cycle. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re a stargazer and haven’t noticed anything. There were no flashes of light, no cosmic trumpets. Just an appearance of low-temperature shadows called sunspots at high latitudes. There have been 24 of these cycles since observations were first recorded in the mid-18th century. […]