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Great Learning's data science alumni get avg. salary hike of 65%
short by Roshan Gupta / on 16 Mar 2019,Saturday
Aspirants can launch their career in Data Science with Great Learning's PGP-Data Science & Engineering. The full-time classroom program promises to impart real-world job skills through industry relevant projects and case studies. Successful learners have transitioned to Data Science roles with an average salary hike of 65%, with salaries as high as ₹13 lakh per annum.
short by Roshan Gupta / 11:30 am on 16 Mar
76% Indian firms face shortage of skilled personnel in Al: Report
short by Roshan Gupta / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Even with a median salary of ₹14.3 lakh for AI and ML professionals, 76% Indian companies are unable to find qualified employees, as per an Intel report. Professionals can build a career in AI with Great Learning's PGP-Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The program, offered in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, imparts industry-relevant skills through real-world projects.
short by Roshan Gupta / 11:30 am on 20 Mar
Last Supermoon of 2019 to coincide with Spring Equinox tomorrow
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The full Moon on March 21 would also be the last Supermoon of the year and coincides with Northern Hemisphere's Spring Equinox, as per Indian Standard Time (IST). Spring Equinox marks the beginning of the spring season, with equal duration of day and night. Meanwhile, a Supermoon occurs when a full Moon is at its closest point to the Earth.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 09:01 pm on 20 Mar
Hawking once devised formulae for England's FIFA WC success
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Mar 2019,Thursday
Late physicist Stephen Hawking had devised formulae for a bookmaker on England's chances of success at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Hawking analysed data from every FIFA World Cup since 1966 and claimed that England should play in red and use a 4-3-3 formation. He added that a temperature rise of 5°C affects England's win rate by 59%.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:04 pm on 14 Mar
Stephen Hawking was on the Oxford University rowing team
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Mar 2019,Thursday
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was a member of the Oxford rowing team, before being paralysed due to ALS. Hawking joined the team as a coxswain, who controls steering and stroke rate, after finding himself feeling "isolated and lonely" in the college. Hawking was called the "adventurous type" by members and sometimes damaged boats by steering through very narrow gaps.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:53 pm on 14 Mar
IIT Roorkee partners ISRO for research in space technology
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 16 Mar 2019,Saturday
The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has tied up with the Indian Space Research Organisation to set up a Space Technology Cell within its campus. The cell shall ensure maximising the use of research potential, infrastructure, expertise and experience that exist in the institutes, said IIT Roorkee, which would be providing the infrastructure and administrative support for building the cell.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 03:51 pm on 16 Mar
Human brain surgery from 3,000 km away via 5G done in China
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
A Chinese surgeon has performed remote brain surgery on a human using 5G technology developed by Huawei, state media reported. Dr. Ling Zhipei remotely implanted a neurostimulator into his patient's brain and manipulated the instruments in a Beijing-based hospital from a clinic on Hainan island 3,000 km away. The surgery on the Parkinson's patient lasted three hours and ended successfully.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 03:33 pm on 19 Mar
Bill Gates reveals his favourite version of periodic table, shares pic
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
World's second richest person Bill Gates has revealed that his favourite version of the periodic table has been made at his office. "It's made out of samples of each element, and reminds me every day of why I’m so fascinated by science and technology," said Gates. Notably, 2019 marks 150 years of the creation of the periodic table.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:41 pm on 19 Mar
ISRO's Nambi Narayanan receives Padma Bhushan from President
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 16 Mar 2019,Saturday
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday conferred the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, upon former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. In 1994, Narayanan was arrested by Kerala police over espionage charges, which were dismissed by CBI in 1996. The Supreme Court declared him not guilty in 1998 and ordered Kerala to pay ₹50-lakh compensation over "mental torture" in 2018.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 08:07 pm on 16 Mar
Mercury is closer to Earth than Venus on average, say researchers
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Three US-based researchers from NASA, US Army and Los Alamos National Laboratory have shared a new ideology, saying that Mercury is closest to the Earth and every other planet in the Solar System, based on average distance. The researchers further wrote that due to some "carelessness, ambiguity, or groupthink, science popularisers have disseminated information based on a flawed assumption".
short by Gaurav Shroff / 04:56 pm on 20 Mar
Astronauts from aborted Soyuz launch successfully reach ISS
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 15 Mar 2019,Friday
A Russian cosmonaut and two US astronauts successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) using a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, five months after the failed launch of a Soyuz carrying two of the passengers. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, who made an emergency landing in October, were accompanied by NASA astronaut Christina Koch for Friday's launch.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 07:15 pm on 15 Mar
Radio waves observed from neutron star 'silent' for 10 years
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Mar 2019,Sunday
A UK-German team of astronomers has observed bright flashes of radio waves from a neutron star with extremely strong magnetic field, or 'magnetar', which was inactive for the past 10 years. Astronomers revealed the magnetar in question is the first of only four known such objects to emit radio pulsations. Only 23 magnetars have been identified till date, astronomers added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:00 am on 17 Mar
Mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck becomes 1st woman to win Abel Prize
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
University of Texas professor Karen Uhlenbeck has become the first woman to win the Abel Prize, a mathematics honour first given in 2003. The 76-year-old was awarded for the impact of her work on "analysis, geometry and mathematical physics". Modelled after the Nobel Prize, the Abel Prize is presented by the King of Norway and carries a $700,000 cash award.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 10:59 pm on 19 Mar
50-year-old sheep sperm used to impregnate 34 female sheep
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Sydney University scientists have revealed they used sheep sperm, frozen 50 years ago, to successfully impregnate 34 female sheep. "We believe this is the oldest viable stored semen of any species in the world and definitely the oldest sperm used to produce offspring," a scientist said. The sperm was stored in 1968 as small pellets in vats of liquid nitrogen.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 03:39 pm on 19 Mar
Dead whale washes up in Philippines, 40 kg plastic found in stomach
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Mar 2019,Monday
Marine biologists and volunteers from D' Bone Collector Museum in the Philippines said "40 kilos of plastic bags" was the "final cause" of death of a juvenile male Cuvier's beaked whale washed ashore on Saturday. The plastic recovered from the whale's stomach included 16 rice sacks and shopping bags. The whale reportedly died from 'gastric shock' after ingesting the plastic.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:44 pm on 18 Mar
Shrimp-inspired 3D-printed claw that generates plasma made
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
A team of scientists has developed a shrimp-inspired 3D-printed robot claw, that can generate plasma underwater. The robot claw, like the pistol shrimp, creates a rapid stream of water leading to a cavitation bubble, which collapses to generate plasma. The system was ten times more efficient than other methods used to make this kind of plasma, a scientist said.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 11:00 am on 19 Mar
Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeat: Stanford study
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 17 Mar 2019,Sunday
A Stanford University study has found that the Apple Watch can safely detect heart rate irregularities, confirmed to be atrial fibrillation. Conducted with over four lakh participants, the virtual study found that 84% of the time participants who received an alert were found to be in atrial fibrillation. The study included Apple Watches from Series 3 and earlier.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 06:55 pm on 17 Mar
SpaceX tests the heat shields of its Starship at 1377°C
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 18 Mar 2019,Monday
Elon Musk has tweeted a video of a test conducted on SpaceX's Starship space rocket's heat shields. Musk tweeted that the white-hot parts, seen in the video, reached temperatures of around 1377°C, similar to orbital entry temperatures. He added the tiles of the shields were hexagonal-shaped as that gives "no straight path for hot gas to accelerate through the gaps".
short by Arundhati Rawat / 09:23 pm on 18 Mar
US internet satellite startup OneWeb raises $1.25 billion
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
US-based internet satellite startup OneWeb has raised $1.25 billion for mass production of satellites, weeks after successfully launching its first six of the initial 650 satellites. The funding round saw participation from investors including SoftBank, Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm and the Rwandan government. Founded in 2012, the startup aims to launch 900 satellites for global internet connectivity.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:00 am on 20 Mar
Human 'mini-brain' grown in dish learns to contract muscles
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
A 'mini-brain' grown in a dish by UK-based researchers using human stem cells has successfully contracted muscles attached to it. Scientists claimed the mini-brain, attached to muscles and a mouse embryo's 1-millimetre-long spinal cord, is comparable to the human foetal brain at 12-16 weeks of pregnancy. "We like to think of them as mini-brains on the move," scientists said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:27 pm on 20 Mar
NASA creates exoplanet atmosphere on Earth at over 1,100°C
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 Mar 2019,Saturday
NASA researchers heated a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide to over 1,100°C in a bid to simulate conditions that might be found in atmospheres of a special class of exoplanets called 'hot Jupiters'. Researchers blasted the heated mixture with a high dose of ultraviolet radiation. The chemical reactions produced significant amounts of carbon dioxide and water, NASA said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:50 pm on 16 Mar
SLS rocket struggling to meet schedule: NASA on 2020 Moon mission
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 14 Mar 2019,Thursday
Speaking before the US senate, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said "the SLS rocket is struggling to meet its schedule" and won't be ready in time for 2020 Moon mission. Bridenstine said NASA was exploring the use of commercial rockets to meet the deadline while adding they remain committed to Boeing's SLS, on which over $10 billion has reportedly been spent.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 08:09 pm on 14 Mar
Space travel can reactivate herpes in astronauts: NASA study
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 18 Mar 2019,Monday
A NASA study has found that dormant herpes viruses reactivated in over half the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions. It is a result of immune system suppression known to be caused by stress hormones secreted during spaceflight. Astronauts' immune cells become less effective during spaceflight, Satish Mehta, a senior author of the study said.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 09:26 pm on 18 Mar
India should invest more in science: Nobel Laureate Feringa
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 18 Mar 2019,Monday
Dutch scientist Bernard L Feringa, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in a recent interview, said, "I would say that [the Indian] government should invest a bit more in science". Feringa stressed it is very important to have good funding for science, technology and innovation. "I think India has so much talent," he added.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 11:26 pm on 18 Mar
Stanford-led team creates hydrogen fuel using seawater
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
A team led by Stanford University researchers has demonstrated a way of separating hydrogen and oxygen gas from seawater via electricity. Current methods of splitting water rely largely on purified water, which is a scarce resource. The scientists layered nickel-iron hydroxide and nickel sulfide on top of a nickel foam core to allow it to withstand seawater corrosion.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 05:59 pm on 19 Mar
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