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    NASA’s InSight Lander on Track for Mars Touchdown on November 26

    NASA’s InSight spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on November 26, scientists monitoring the health and trajectory of the lander have said. InSight will hit the top of the Martian atmosphere at 19,800 kilometres per hour (kmph) and slow down to eight kmph – about human jogging […]

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    Radical Experimental Plane With No Moving Parts Wows Scientists

    Some 115 years after the first powered flight, scientists have developed a radical new approach towards flying in the form of a small, lightweight and virtually noiseless airplane that gets airborne with no moving parts like propellers or turbine blades. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers on Wednesday described successful flight tests at an indoor campus gymnasium of […]

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    Elon Musk Renames SpaceX’s BFR Rocket for Interplanetary Trip

    SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a fully reusable vehicle designed to take humans and supplies to Mars and also to dramatically cut travel time within Earth, is getting a new name, Starship, the company’s CEO Elon Musk has announced. “Renaming BFR to Starship,” Musk said in a tweet late on Monday. This two-stage vehicle – composed of […]

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    SpaceX Wins US FCC Approval to Put 7,000 Starlink Internet Satellites Into Orbit

    Federal regulators are allowing entrepreneur Elon Musk to use an expanded range of wireless airwaves for his plan to deliver cheap, high-speed Internet access – from space. The decision Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission paves the way for SpaceX to build its full network of about 12,000 satellites intended to blanket the earth in wireless Internet […]

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    Earth’s Water Originated From Asteroidal Material and Gas: Study

    Earth’s global ocean water may have originated from both asteroidal material and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, according to a new research that gives insights about the development of other planets and their potential to support life. Researchers noted that since comets contain a lot of ices, it could have supplied […]

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    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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    Milky Way Forged by Galaxy ‘Mega-Merger’ 10 Billion Years Ago: Study

    The Milky Way’s signature halo is mostly stellar rubble from a cosmic collision 10 billion years ago with another galaxy a quarter of its size, scientists stunned by their own discovery reported Wednesday. The slow-motion crash with Gaia-Enceladus – named after the giant of Greek mythology born of Earth and Sky – not only provided the […]

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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 […]