• Science Updates
    Opera Invests $30 Million in Entertainment Company StarMaker

    Internet browser provider Opera announced a strategic investment of $30 million (roughly Rs. 219 crores) into US-based music and entertainment company – StarMaker – to accelerate growth and explore shared opportunities for both the enterprises, an official statement said on Tuesday. With an engaged user base in India, Indonesia and the Middle East, StarMaker lets users record and […]

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    Germany Must Close Digital Technology Gap, Merkel Ally Says

    Germany must learn to “promote not impede” the use of artificial intelligence, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said, as it seeks to close a digital technology gap between it and other leading economies. Merkel’s cabinet is holding a two-day retreat next week, at the end of which it wants to present an artificial intelligence […]

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    China, France Launch Satellite to Study Climate Change

    . China sent its first ever satellite built in partnership with another country into space on Monday, a device tasked with helping scientists better predict dangerous cyclones and climate change by monitoring ocean surface winds and waves. A Long March 2C carrier rocket blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Gobi […]

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    NASA Retires Its Planet Hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope

    The Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and will be retired after a 9-1/2-year mission in which it detected thousands of planets beyond our solar system and boosted the search for worlds that might harbour alien life, NASA said on Tuesday. Currently orbiting the sun 94 million miles (156 million km) from Earth, the spacecraft will drift […]

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    NASA’s Chandra Observatory Back in Action

    NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, is back in action after suffering a glitch due to the failure of the gyroscope and going into safe mode last week. The cause of Chandra’s safe mode on October 10 has now been understood and the Operations team has successfully returned the spacecraft to its normal pointing […]

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    NASA’s Chandra Telescope in Safe Mode Due to Glitch

    Barely a week after NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode, its Chandra mission has also suffered a glitch possibly due to the failure of the gyroscope, the US space agency said. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, has entered a protective “safe mode”, which interrupts scientific observations and puts the spacecraft […]