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New material can protect astronauts from space radiation

Scientists have designed a new nanomaterial that can reflect or transmit light on demand and may be applied on spacesuits to protects astronauts from harmful cosmic radiation. The material is so thin that hundreds of layers can fit on the tip of a needle and ... Business Standard, 2 months ago

Newsmaker: Reluctant legend

On the stage at Apple’s spaceship-shaped headquarters in Cupertino, as he introduced the latest Apple products on Tuesday, Tim Cook might have reminded Apple-junkies of Steve Jobs. The lean build, the thin-rimmed spectacles, the geeky look. Some of the ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 week ago

Gizmo Geek: The Clock that Never Stops

It requires no batteries, winding or electricity; instead, it lives off air—and we mean that literally The idea of a perpetual motion machine has fascinated humans since the Middle Ages, and despite the laws of physics saying otherwise, it has not deterred ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 week ago

Yes, there is a real Phunsukh Wangdu!

Anshul meets Sonam Wangchuk, the man who inspired Aamir Khan's role in 3 Idiots.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Do the names Phunsukh Wangdu or Rancchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad aka Rancho ring a bell? They are the various names of the protagonist in Raju Hirani's movie, 3 Idiots, played by Aamir Khan. The character they belonged to wasn't a figment of a fertile imagination, but drew inspiration from the real life story of an engineer-cum-scientist called Sonam Wangchuk.   This ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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Heart-warming, biting, tragic, funny: the Miles Franklin shortlist will move you

The 2017 Miles Franklin Award winner will be announced tonight, but I’m not taking bets on who it’s likely to be. Each shortlisted novel is by a first-time nominee . Each is of satisfyingly high literary quality and very different in voice, logic, ...
 catchnews.com2 weeks ago

Opportunity wasted to generate power at STPs

For more than two decades, digestors in the city's three main Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) have been left utterly unused. This is a shocking lapse that has robbed Bengaluru of a genuine model to generate power and cooking gas from millions of litres of ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
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This journey has been a difficult one, Sikka after resigning as Infy CEO and MD

It was probably waiting to happen. On Friday, an exasperated Vishal Sikka finally decided to resign as managing director and chiefexecutive of the company with immediate effect. Infosys while making the announcement said UB Pravin Rao has been appointed as ...
 Sify1 month ago Infosys CEO and MD Sikka resigns  Sify1 month ago

Trump administration invigorating America's struggling coal industry

[USA], August 8 (ANI): The Trump administration is encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government, as part of an aggressive push to both invigorate the struggling American coal industry and more broadly exploit commercial opportunities ...
 Sify1 month ago
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India's hotels business: 'Lots of Chinese capital will come in'

'Jin Jiang had invested in Louvre Hotels.''Louvre, a couple of months ago, took a majority in Sarovar hotels.''So they are coming in now.''Look at the Chinese -- two quarters ago they took 25 percent in Hilton.'And then HNA also took majority in Carlson (Radisson).' By the end of June the Ginger chain of hotels, run by Roots Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Indian Hotels Company Limited, had opened two more hotels. One in Gurgaon. The second in Andheri, north west Mumbai. Ginger started ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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An explosive compound: RSS's latest plan to mix science and religion

Did aircraft really exist at the time of the Vedas? Was there a plastic surgeon who expertly attached an elephant's head on Hindu god Ganesha's body, as claimed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ? Well, India's scientists in the making could well go on to ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago
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