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  • 26-Nov-2019
  • Microsoft rolls out the K12 Education Transformation Framework in India

    Microsoft rolled out its K12 Education Transformation Framework more widely to schools across India at the second edition of the Microsoft Education Days in Gurgaon. Microsoft Education Days 2019 brought together more than 700 school leaders, educators, students and Microsoft partners to deliberate on the future of learning.

    It featured sessions moderated by Microsoft leaders and Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts on using technologies like AI, Teams, Minecraft and Flipgrid to collaborate and create unique learning experiences. Teachers and students from schools across India also demonstrated the innovative ways in which they are digitally transforming education by bringing in AI, gamification, personalization and simplifying STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) learning for students.

  • NVIDIA announces world’s largest GPU-accelerated cloud-based supercomputer

    NVIDIA has announced a new kind of GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the cloud on Microsoft Azure. NDv2 supercomputer is designed to handle demanding AI and high-performance computing applications, using up to 800 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs interconnected on a single. Mellanox InfiniBand backend network, making it the world’s largest GPU-accelerated cloud-based supercomputer. It enables customers to rent an AI supercomputer on-demand from their desk, and match the capabilities of large-scale on-premises supercomputers.

  • 20-Nov-2019
  • ISRO to launch Cartosat-3, 13 commercial nano satellites on Nov 25

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would launch its earth imaging and mapping satellite Cartosat-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the US, on November 25.

    The satellites would be launched by India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

    The Cartosat-3 is a "third generation agile advanced satellite" having high resolution imaging capability.

  • 15-Nov-2019
  • NASA renames Ultima thule to Arrokoth after Nazi controversy

    Nasa has renamed a distant space rock after a controversy over the old name's Nazi connections.

    The object was previously known as Ultima Thule. That name was chosen to mean something like "farthest place", but immediately attracted controversy because "Thule" is a word that has been associated with Nazis in the past.

    The rock – which was studied in the farthest flyby ever conducted by a spacecraft – will now be known as Arrokoth, a Native American term that means sky, the space agency said.

  • 13-Nov-2019
  • NASA detects huge X-ray burst from outer space

    NASA has detected a massive thermonuclear explosion coming from outer space, caused by a massive thermonuclear flash on the surface of a pulsar -- the crushed remains of a star that long ago exploded as a supernova.

    The explosion released as much energy in 20 seconds as the Sun does in nearly 10 days.

  • NASA unveils its first electric airplane

    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has launched its 1st all-electric experimental aircraft named the X-57 “Maxwell”. It is NASA’s 1st crewed X-plane (experimental plane) in nearly 2 decades adapted from Italian Tecnam P2006T aircraft. 

    The first delivery of the all-electric experimental aircraft was taken from Empirical Systems Aerospace (ESAero) in California, United States(US). The aircraft is expected to be operational by late 2020.

  • 08-Nov-2019
  • IIT-Madras launches affordable standing wheelchair

    Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, in collaboration with Phoenix Medical Systems, launched the country’s first indigenously-designed standing wheelchair. The assistive device helps the wheelchair-bound move from a sitting to standing position, and vice-versa, independently.

    The wheelchair was launched at IIT Madras Research Park in the presence of Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, researchers, industry and testing partners, students and faculty.

  • 07-Nov-2019
  • Harsh Vardhan inaugurates global Mega Science Exhibition ‘Vigyan Samagam’

    Union Minister of Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Science has inaugurated India’s 1-ever multi-venue Mega science exhibition, ‘Vigyan Samagam 2019’, in Kolkata, West Bengal.

    The exhibition organized by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Department of Science and Technology (DST), and the National Council of Science Museums(NCSM), Ministry of Culture, the exhibition will be open till December 31, 2019 for public display and will showcase the world from micro to macro, unveiling the efforts of the international community in understanding the Universe.

  • 22-Oct-2019
  • Scientists discover 6 new lizard species in Western Ghats

    Six new lizard species of 'Dravidogecko' family have been identified in the Western Ghats by a group of scientists, who claim it to be a significant development as only one species of the genus was known so far.

    The study indicates the importance of Western Ghats, the world heritage mountain range traversing the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat, as a 'biodiversity hotspot,' the researchers said.

    The study and sample collection was done over the last four years and the research paper describing the new species was published in the Zootaxa journal of New Zealand on Monday, Bengaluru-based herpetologist R Chaitanya, who led the research

  • 10-Oct-2019
  • Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

    The solar system has a new winner in the moon department.

    Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said Monday. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons.

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