NASA shows interest in made in India tech for spacecrafts

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A new thermal spray coating technology used for gas turbine engine in spacecrafts developed by a Rajasthan-based researcher has caught the attention of a NASA scientist, an official said.
Expressing his interest in the research, James L Smialek, a scientist from NASA wrote to Dr Satish Tailor after it was published in the journal Ceramics International and Thermal Spray Bulletin, said SC Modi, the chairman of a Jodhpur-based Metallizing Equipment Company (MEC).

under water metro train in india

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for the first time in the history india is about to experience a wonder in the form of under-water metro train .it will be built in kolkata and it’s one of the path-breaking project in india as never before a tunnel has been dug beneath a flowing river .now india will be soon among the few countries with such an advance development .

HMD Global Smartphone Nokia 2 features

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Nokia 2 features
HMD Global, the Developer of Nokia phones, has launched the Nokia 2 smartphone, which provides the luxury features of Nokia phones in addition to long battery life.
The company has been keen to launch a smartphone using a battery that can last up to two successive days. Nokia 2 is going to be a phone that works for long periods without charge in contrast to other smartphones.
Nokia 2 Design:
The Nokia 2 smartphone includes a robust design. The smartphone consists of a precision frame made from aluminium block that is standard.
While the Corning Gorilla Glass extends to the back of the telephone, giving the device a feeling of relaxation during use.
Nokia 2 Available Colours:
The smartphone will be available in black, white, grey, white, copper, and black in 6300inr Approx.

Astronauts go spacewalking to give new hand to robot arm

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Spacewalking astronauts gave a hand to the International Space Station’s big robot arm today.
As the federal government geared back up 250 miles below, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle floated outdoors to install the new mechanical gripper.
Because of the lingering effects of the government shutdown, the spacewalk got started in the morning without live coverage on NASA TV.

New catalyst can help turn carbon dioxide into plastic

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Scientists have created a catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide to ethylene, which is used to produce the most common type of plastic.
At the heart of this work is the carbon dioxide reduction reaction, wherein CO2 is converted into other chemicals through the use of an electrical current and a chemical reaction, aided by a catalyst.
Many metals can serve as catalysts in this type of reaction gold, silver and zinc can make carbon monoxide, while tin and paladium can make formate. Only copper can produce ethylene, the core component of polyethylene plastic.

New space telescope to explore nearby stars

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Scientists are planning to launch a small telescope into the Earth’s orbit that will monitor the flares and sunspots of small stars to assess how habitable the environment is for planets orbiting them.
The spacecraft, known as the Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat, or SPARCS, is a new NASA-funded space telescope and will be launched in 2021.

A simple, low cost technique that uses common materials could lead to significantly cheaper solar cells

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In the search for alternatives to silicon-based solar cells, A*STAR researchers are investigating a new material that is cheaper and easier to make, and could lead to better performing solar cells.
Silicon solar cells are highly efficient, converting up to 25 per cent of sunlight into electricity, but fabricating the silicon wafers, which need to be around 300 microns thick to absorb all the sunlight that falls on them, is an expensive process that requires temperatures of around 1,200 degrees Celsius.

Robots work out for the sake of science

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A team of Japanese engineers has designed robots that can perform pushups, do crunches, stretch and even sweat while doing so.The robots Kengoro and Kenshiro, described in the journal Science Robotics, can perform remarkably human-like movements — and could serve as a model to help scientists design better crash dummies and prosthetic limbs and to better understand the moving human body’s mysterious inner workings.Researchers have been developing humanoid robots for years, each becoming more advanced than the last — but there are still a number of kinks to work out, the study authors wrote.
“A limitation of conventional humanoids is that they have been designed on the basis of the theories of conventional engineering, mechanics, electronics and informatics,” the study authors pointed out.
That’s in part because conventional robots are often made of rigid, unforgiving parts, whereas human bodies (aside from their skeletons) are made of more pliant materials, such as skin and muscle and cartilage, giving them greater flexibility and adaptability to an unpredictable environment.

WhatsApp will stop working on BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone 8.0 after Dec 31

WhatsApp will end its support for several smartphone platforms by the end of this year. The Facebook-owned company has confirmed this via its official blog post. The messaging service will pull the plug on mobile platforms like BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older on December 31, 2017. This means that users using mobile phones running any one of these platforms will not be able to use WhatsApp after this year.
WhatsApp first announced about these outdated mobile platforms in year 2016. It said that it will end support for these mobile platforms. However, it later updated its blog stating that it extended its deadline to June 30, 2017. This deadline was further updated to December 31, 2017.
These are the mobile OS that would stop supporting WhatsApp by the end of this year:
Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017
BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017
Windows Phone 8.0 and older after December 31, 2017
Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018
Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020

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Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

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Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth. The planet was discovered in data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

The newly-discovered Kepler-90i – a sizzling hot, rocky planet that orbits its star once every 14.4 days – was found using machine learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence in which computers “learn.” In this case, computers learned to identify planets by finding in Kepler data instances where the telescope recorded signals from planets beyond our solar system, known as exoplanets.

coming soon: WhatsApp beta reveals private reply in groups & PIP mode too

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WhatsApp is getting ready to add some new features, including the option for private replies in groups, tap to unblock and a picture-in-picture (PIP) modeThe details were leaked by WABetaInfo, which has in the past revealed upcoming features on the apps. WABetaInfo says these features are being tested on the beta version of the app, though not all beta users can see this for now.
WABetaInfo has shared screenshots of the new features. It appears that long pressing on the reply option in group chat opens up other options, where ‘Reply privately’ is also listed. This could help cut down on the clutter in group conversations and will be a lot more convenient for users. Private reply means one will not have to leave the group each time they wish to have a private conversation with someone else on the group.

Facebook integrates Messenger Day with Facebook Stories

Facebook is integrating its Stories feature on Messenger and Facebook. This essentially means when you post a Story on Facebook, it will appear as a Messenger Story, and vice versa. The company has removed the redundant direct message feature from Facebook Story as well. The move is expected to bring uniformity between similar features on the social networking platform.
“We needed to make it easier for people to share Stories across different apps. Some people actually thought these experiences were already connected. We feel like it would make sense,” Facebook product manager Connor Hayes told TechCrunch.

Amazon India doubles its war chest to $4.7 billion to take on rival Flipkart

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Amazon India has nearly doubled its authorised capital to Rs 31,000 crore ($4.74 billion), nearly matching its mammoth capital commitment of $5 billion made in June last year.Not only does it improve the prospect of further investment commitments from founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, it also sets the stage for an all-out, high-stakes war against local e-commerce rival Flipkart.
The latest move by Amazon indicates that the American e-commerce giant is more than willing to not just match, but outweigh the war chest commandeered by rival Flipkart in the battle for what is widely seen as the world’s last major consumer Internet economy.
As India’s largest and fastest growing e-commerce player, and with a long-term commitment to make e-commerce a habit for Indian customers, we continue to invest in the necessary technology and infrastructure to grow the entire ecosystem.

Facebook investigates WhatsApp outage

Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger went down across the globe on Friday leaving users baffled. The users of Whatsapp in countries ranging from Brazil and Russia to Vietnam and Myanmar raised the issue on social media reporting the hampered services in their country.
“Whatsappdown” was trending on Twitter in India, which is WhatsApp’s biggest market, as well as in Pakistan, Britain, Germany and many other countries.
Users reported that it gradually came back to life about 30 minutes later after initial complaints. Facebook’s spokeswoman in Singapore said the company was still investigating the reason.The last time WhatsApp went dark was in May for several hours. WhatsApp has over 1.2 billion users across the world. Facebook bought it in 2014 for $19 billion.

Robots might replace humans in future, warns Stephen Hawking

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While renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has been quite vocal about his views on how contacting aliens would be the downfall of humans, this time he has meted out a warning saying that robots will eventually replace humans completely.
The cosmologist has called artficial intelligence (AI) ‘a new form of life’, that will eventually take over mankind and ‘outperform humans’.According to a report in the Mirror, he said: He said: “I fear that AI may replace humans altogether.
“If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself.”This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans.”
In an interview with WIRED magazine, Hawking had said that he doesn’t believe there’s a difference between what a human brain and a computer can achieve, so it follows that at some point the machines can become better than us.
‘I believe we have reached the point of no return,’ he said. ‘Our earth is becoming too small for us, global population is increasing at an alarming rate and we are in danger of self-destructing,’

pill camera

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what is camera pill?
Capsule endoscopy is a way to record images of the digestive tract for use in medicine. The capsule is the size and shape of a pill and contains a tiny camera.
how does the pill camera work?
The capsule is equipped with a miniature video camera and light source. It travels painlessly through your entire digestive tract. It captures images quickly and sends them to a recording device you wear during the procedure. The Pill Camera capsule is disposable and passes naturally through your body.
what is the cost of pill camera?
Another appealing aspect of capsule endoscopy is cost: At around $500, the Pill Camerea costs less than a colonoscopy, which can run $800 to $4.
what is a camera pill used for?
Capsule Endoscopy (Camera Pill) A test called capsule endoscopy (swallowing a small, pill-sized camera) is also being studied, but it is not yet recommended for standard screening at this time. It is used to look at the small intestine.

WhatsApp’s ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature now available in India

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Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp on Tuesday announced the rollout of its new ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature for all users. The feature allows users to recall a message sent to a person or a group on WhatsApp within seven minutes.
Starting today, WhatsApp users can now delete messages which are sent by mistake, whether to one person or to an entire group.
All one needs to do now is to tap and hold on the message, choose “Delete,” and then “Delete for everyone.” Users get seven minutes to delete the message after it is sent.
The feature allows deleting of a specific message sent to either a group or an individual chat. This is particularly useful if you sent a message to the wrong chat or if the message you sent contains a mistake.

check the radiation level of your phone

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Now a days their are incidents of mobile battery bursting and catching fire even with costly mobiles.
To check the radiation level of your phone kindly dial *#07#. If the radiation level is less than 2.6watt/kg it is safe. If it is more than that, please change your mobile immediately, because higher radiation level is disastrous to you and your family.