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  • 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.

  • 22-Jun-2019
  • NASA’s First Astrobee Robot “Bumble” Starts Flying in Space

    On June 14, a robot named Bumble became the first Astrobee robot to fly under its own power in space. Astrobee is a free-flying robot system that will help researchers test new technologies in zero gravity and perform routine work alongside astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

    Bumble and a second Astrobee, 'Honey,' launched to the space station in April. A third robot named 'Queen' is scheduled to launch in July.

    Robots that can operate on their own in space, such as Astrobee, can be caretakers for NASA's lunar gateway and will play a significant part in NASA's future missions to explore the Moon and Mars.

    Before Bumble's first solo flight, the Astrobee team at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley verified that Bumble can find its position and was ready to navigate within the space station.

  • 15-Jun-2019
  • NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to Retire in 2020

    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on January 30, 2020, after nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in a statement.

    By then, the spacecraft will have operated for more than 11 years beyond its prime mission

  • 14-Jun-2019
  • Facebook backs Meesho in first startup investment in India

    Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has invested in Bengaluru- and California-based Meesho, an online marketplace for resellers, five years after first acquiring an Indian startup.

    Facebook had bought Bengaluru-based Little Eye Labs in 2014. Its US peers Google and Twitter Inc. have also either invested in an Indian company or bought one. Twitter had, in 2015, acquired mobile-based customer engagement platform ZipDial while Google made its first direct investment in an Indian company in December 2017 when it backed daily tasks management app Dunzo.

    Facebook's investment will help Meesho enable independent entrepreneurs to build businesses and grow their customer base via social channels, the startup said in a tweet.

  • 13-Jun-2019
  • New app to help students wishing to study in the U.S.

    The U.S. Embassy organised its fifth annual ‘Student Visa Day’ on Wednesday and launched ‘EducationUSA India’, a mobile application to provide Indian students with “current, comprehensive and accurate information about studying in the U.S.”.

    During the event, the embassy catered exclusively to students seeking admission to universities based in the U.S. and facilitated their visa process.

    The app is available on both iOS and Android-based mobile phones.

  • 11-Apr-2019
  • Astronomers Capture First-ever Image of A Black Hole

    In a major breakthrough, astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the highly anticipated image, which shows a dark core, encircled by a fiery orange halo of white-hot gas and plasma.

    "You have probably seen many, many images of black holes before, but they were all simulations or animations. And this [image] is so precious to all of us because this one is finally real," Professor Heino Falcke of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), an international collaboration behind the image said at a news conference in Brussels.

  • 10-Apr-2019
  • Google Launches Its 1st Drone Delivery Service In Australia

    Google parent Alphabet has beaten Amazon to launch one of the first commercial drone delivery businesses. Alphabet made its first delivery in Canberra after getting approval from the country’s civil aviation authority.

    Wing, the company’s drone delivery arm, was testing drone delivery in Australia since 2014 and delivered medicines, chocolate to 3,000 homes in the last 18 months.

  • 03-Apr-2019
  • South Korea Launches World's First National 5G Networks

    South Korea launches the world’s first fully-fledged 5G mobile networks on Friday, a transformational leap that already has superpowers sparring for control of an innovation that could potentially change the day-to-day lives of billions of people.

    The superfast communicationsNSE -0.48 % heralded by fifth-generation wireless technology will ultimately underpin everything from toasters to telephones; from electric cars to power grids.

  • 01-Apr-2019
  • ISRO Launches PSLV C-45 Carrying EMISAT And 28 Nano Satellites

    India scripted history by successfully launching EMISAT, a military satellite, and 28 foreign nano satellites on-board its polar rocket from here Monday, in a complex mission which marked many a first for ISRO. 

    The rocket, PSLV-C45, in its 47th mission, injected the 436 kg EMISAT, aimed at electromagnetic measurement, and 28 co-passenger satellites belonging to Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the US, into their designated orbits 

  • Dhanbad Tops 4G Availability Chart In India

    A report by OpenSignal, which is named as ‘OpenSignal’s Hottest city for 4G Availability’ reveals the 4G Availability in India’s 50 largest cities. Out of the 50 cities, Dhanbad, which is also known as the coal capital of India has the highest 4G availability of 95.3%, followed by Ranchi which has 95% of 4G Availability.

    Notably, both Ranchi and Dhanbad are two cities in Jharkhand and they are the only two cities to have over 95% of 4G coverage. Interestingly, Srinagar, which is one of the remote areas in the country stood third on the list with 4G Availability score of 94.9%.

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