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  • 15-year-old Tanishq Abraham graduates as engineer, to pursue PhD in US
    Education News15-year-old Tanishq Abraham graduates as engineer, to pursue PhD in US

    Indeed inspiring news about a 15-year-old Indian-American boy who has completed his graduation as an engineer and is now heading for PhD course in US. The genius has excelled a milestone in his academic journey and is all set to take his doctorate after completing his graduation in biomedical engineering, according to a media report. He is none other than Tanishq Abraham who has graduated from the University of California, Davis with the highest honours of summa cum laude.

    1 year ago
  • NASA to launch car-size spacecraft to study Sun
    SpaceNASA to launch car-size spacecraft to study Sun

    US space agency NASA is preparing to launch a probe in August to study the Sun closer than any human-made object ever has, revealing multiple mysteries behind the star. The car-sized spacecraft called Parker Solar Probe is slated to lift off no earlier than August 6 on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy, according to NASA, Xinhua news agency reported. The Sun's atmosphere constantly sends magnetized material outward, enveloping our solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. Coils of magnetic energy can burst out with light and particle radiation that travel through space and create temporary disruptions in our atmosphere, sometimes garbling radio and communications signals near Earth. Therefore, the key to understanding its origins lies in understanding the Sun itself and that's where Parker Solar Probe comes in, according to the researchers at NASA. The spacecraft carries a lineup of instruments to study the Sun both remotely and directly. One science task is the mystery of the acceleration of the solar wind, the Sun's constant outflow of material, and the other is the secret of the corona's enormously high temperatures, according to NASA. Also, Parker Solar Probe's instruments might reveal the mechanisms at work behind the acceleration of solar energetic particles, which can reach speeds more than half as fast as the speed of light as they rocket away from the Sun. Such particles can interfere with satellite electronics, especially for satellites outside of Earth's magnetic field. The biggest breakthrough for the spacecraft is its cutting-edge heat shield, according to NASA. "The Thermal Protection System (the heat shield) is one of the spacecraft's mission-enabling technologies," said Andy Driesman, Parker Solar Probe project manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. "It allows the spacecraft to operate at about room temperature." The heat shield is a sandwich of carbon-carbon composite surrounding nearly four and half inches of carbon foam, which is about 97 per cent air. "The launch energy to reach the Sun is 55 times that required to get to Mars, and two times that needed to get to Pluto," said Guo Yanping from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, who designed the mission trajectory. The Delta IV Heavy is one of the world's most powerful rockets. "During summer, Earth and the other planets in our solar system are in the most favourable alignment to allow us to get close to the Sun," said Guo.

    1 year ago
  • Donald Trump, Barack Obama lose Twitter followers. Read why?
    World NewsDonald Trump, Barack Obama lose Twitter followers. Read why?

    US President Donald Trump lost about 100,000 of his 53.4 million followers and former President Barack Obama lost about 400,000 as Twitter began removing locked accounts -- which are disabled owing to suspicious activity -- to sanitise its platform.

    1 year ago
  • Rupee hits all-time low of 69 against US Dollar
    InternationalRupee hits all-time low of 69 against US Dollar

    In business front, Indian rupee, today, recovered slightly from its lifetime low to trade at 68.95 per dollar in late morning deals in the course of heavy month-end demand for the American currency from importers and banks.

    1 year ago
  • India ISRO launches rover to dig nuclear fuel on the Moon
    SpaceIndia ISRO launches rover to dig nuclear fuel on the Moon

    In the recent development, ISRO in India is planning a space program which aims to visit the south side of the moon, a place where no nation has aimed before. Once, the mission is successful, scientists will be able to study the potential for mining a source of waste-free nuclear energy that could be worth trillions of dollars

    1 year ago
  • Guidebook to search alien life is on the way, say scientists
    SpaceGuidebook to search alien life is on the way, say scientists

    Now, a ‘guide book’ will guide you through out the way to universe. Yes, scientists have studied the available research on exoplanets and finds that all the data may serve as a ‘guide book’ to search for alien life in the universe. Leading experts from University of California, Riverside in the US, have written a major series of review papers on the past, present, and future of the search for life on other planets.

    1 year ago
  • U.S. News announces top 10 children's hospitals 2018
    HealthU.S. News announces top 10 children's hospitals 2018

    A latest survey by U.S. News & World Report states that Boston Children's Hospital is the No. 1 children’s hospital in the U.S. The magazine has listed top ten children hospitals, with a few changes from last year. The No. 2 spot this year is Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, up from No. 3 in last year's ranking, while Children's Hospital of Philadelphia drops to No. 3 this year, down from No. 2 last year.

    1 year ago
  • Iran bans 1,300 imports as clashes break out in Tehran after currency weakness
    World NewsIran bans 1,300 imports as clashes break out in Tehran after currency weakness

    Breaking news from Iran reports that, the country is banning imports of over 1,300 products, preparing its economy to oppose threatened US sanctions, among rare public protests against the push of its currency to record lows.

    1 year ago
  • Canada makes easy student visa process for Indians
    Education NewsCanada makes easy student visa process for Indians

    Good news for students who wants to continue their studies in Canada! Yes, the country has come up with a faster and simpler visa processing mechanism for students from India and three other countries. The number of Indian students willing for studies in Canada is on the rise and this new program which cuts down the processing time for study permit within 45 days as opposed to within 60 days will be helpful.

    1 year ago
  • India hits US, hikes import duty on 29 products: Here's the list
    World NewsIndia hits US, hikes import duty on 29 products: Here's the list

    In an attempt to hit the United States, India has increased customs duty on 29 products, including pulses and iron and steel products, imported from the US as a disciplinary action against the tax hike by Washington.

    1 year ago