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Upskill with India's no. 1 PG program in Machine Learning and AI
short by Roshan Gupta / on 18 Nov 2018,Sunday
UpGrad & IIIT-Bangalore's PG program in Machine Learning and AI has been ranked No. 1 by Analytics India Magazine. UpGrad helps professionals transition in this field, which currently has 1.4 million job openings, through their cutting-edge and 360-degree career support. 400+ learners have made a successful career transition with up to 200% salary hike.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:01 am on 18 Nov
UpGrad & IIIT-B's PG Program helps you transition to Data Science
short by Roshan Gupta / on 15 Nov 2018,Thursday
According to Forbes, Data Science jobs have grown 650% since 2012. UpGrad and IIIT-Bangalore's PG Program in Data Science, ranked among the top 5 in India helps learners make career transitions. Atul Agarwal transitioned from Software Engineering to Data Analytics with 100% salary hike. With UpGrad's 360-degree career support, learners have transitioned into companies like Uber, KPMG, Microsoft and Flipkart.
short by Roshan Gupta / 11:52 am on 15 Nov
India's heaviest rocket launches GSAT-29 satellite into orbit
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 14 Nov 2018,Wednesday
India's heaviest and most powerful rocket GSLV Mk-III on Wednesday successfully launched ISRO's latest communication satellite GSAT-29. Expected to function for 10 years, the 3,423-kg satellite was placed into a geostationary orbit at 35,786 km from the Earth. The rocket is expected to carry Indian astronauts for the 2022 mission and also India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 in January 2019.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:47 pm on 14 Nov
Definition of kilogram changed after nearly 130 years
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
Scientists on Friday unanimously voted to redefine kilogram, retiring the platinum alloy cylinder conceived in Paris in 1889. Redefined by the Planck constant, the new system determines the unit of mass through the electrical force needed to counteract the weight of a kilogram on a Kibble balance. The changes will come into effect from May 20, 2019, World Metrology Day.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 08:46 am on 17 Nov
India's Statue of Unity visible from space, photo released
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
Commercial satellite network 'Planet' has tweeted a picture of Gujarat's 182-metre-tall Statue of Unity, the world's tallest statue, photographed from space on November 15. The memorial was inaugurated on October 31 to honour Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary. Built for ₹2,989 crore, the bronze sculpture is nearly twice the height of US' Statue of Liberty (93 metres).
short by Gaurav Shroff / 01:29 pm on 17 Nov
How is the new kilogram defined?
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
The SI unit of mass is redefined using the Planck constant as the 129-year-old physical prototype of the kilogram retires. The new system uses a Kibble balance where weight is balanced against an electromagnetic force. Conceptualised in 1975 by late British physicist Bryan Kibble, the latest Kibble balance can measure Planck constant with uncertainties in a few parts per billion.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:04 pm on 17 Nov
Why has the kilogram been redefined after nearly 130 years?
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
Since 1889, a kilogram was defined by a platinum-iridium cylinder prototype housed near Paris. The prototype's weight was found to fluctuate as it picks up microparticles of dirt and was thus deemed unreliable. Hence, scientists on Friday, chose the Planck constant, a fundamental constant of nature, to end dependence on a physical object for the SI unit of mass.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:00 am on 17 Nov
Postcard on shrinking Swiss glacier asks to stop global warming
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
A postcard aimed at creating awareness about global warming and climate change has been laid out on Switzerland's rapidly shrinking Aletsch glacier. Organisers claim the postcard consisting of 125,000 children's drawings and messages is the world's largest. The glacier, which experts fear could disappear by 2100, is losing up to 12 metres of ice a year.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:48 pm on 19 Nov
Google marks Children's Day with space doodle by school girl
short by Shifa Naseer / on 14 Nov 2018,Wednesday
Google has marked Children's Day in India with a space exploration doodle designed by 2018 'Doodle 4 Google' competition winner Pingla Rahul More who is a school student from Mumbai. Pingla's doodle shows a girl using telescope to see the planets and galaxies in the universe. The theme of the competition this year was "what inspires me".
short by Shifa Naseer / 07:41 pm on 14 Nov
NASA planet-hunter Kepler shut down with 'goodnight' command
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
NASA on Thursday sent the final set of commands to its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope to disconnect its communications with Earth. The 'goodnight' commands coincided with the death anniversary of German astronomer Johannes Kepler who discovered the laws of planetary motion and after whom the telescope had been named. Kepler was retired last month after it ran out of fuel.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 06:17 pm on 17 Nov
Google Doodle marks 44 yrs of 1st interstellar radio message
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 Nov 2018,Friday
Google on Friday celebrated the 44th anniversary of mankind's first interstellar radio message with a Doodle. The three-minute-long message was sent by Puerto Rico-based Arecibo Observatory with an aim of transferring information to alien life. It contained human DNA, Earth's position in the solar system, mathematical facts, a picture of a human-like figure and an image of the telescope itself.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 05:36 pm on 16 Nov
Earth's magnetic field measured using artificial stars
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
A team of international scientists has measured the Earth's magnetic field using laser-generated artificial stars at an altitude of 90 kilometres. They were used to determine the Earth's magnetic field in the sodium layer of the atmosphere. The beam, directed into the atmosphere, strikes sodium atoms which absorb the energy of the laser and start to glow, the team said.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 10:00 am on 17 Nov
I have 3 heart attacks with each ISS launch: Rocket program head
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Talking about International Space Station (ISS) rocket launches, US aerospace company Northrop Grumman's rocket program head Kurt Eberly has said, "I have about three heart attacks each launch countdown." After the rocket was launched to ISS last week, Eberly added, "I think it's five...heart attacks. I lost even more hair. But now it's an incredible feeling of relief and happiness."
short by Shifa Naseer / 11:15 pm on 19 Nov
Weight, what? tweets user on redefinition of kilogram
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
Reacting to a unanimous vote by scientists on Friday to redefine kilogram after nearly 130 years in terms of the Planck constant, a user tweeted, "Weight, what?" "How long did it take them to pound out this piece of legislation?" another user tweeted on the change. A user also tweeted, "This means nothing to most Americans. Kilo WHAT?"
short by Mahi Chauhan / 08:09 pm on 17 Nov
Exploding stars make key ingredient in sand, glass: Study
short by Shifa Naseer / on 18 Nov 2018,Sunday
A study has revealed that silica, a major ingredient found in glass and sand, is formed when massive stars explode. Researchers used NASA's Spitzer telescope to analyse the light emitted by the stars and obtained silica's "fingerprint" based on the wavelength of light it emits. "The silica produced...was significant enough to contribute to the dust throughout the Universe," researchers claimed.
short by Shifa Naseer / 07:37 pm on 18 Nov
Crater bigger than Paris discovered under Greenland ice
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 15 Nov 2018,Thursday
Scientists have discovered a 31-kilometre wide crater buried under ice-sheet in northern Greenland. The crater, bigger than Paris in size, was caused by a kilometre-wide iron meteorite that struck the Earth between 12,000 years and 3 million years ago. This is the first time that a crater has been found under one of Earth’s continental ice sheets, the researchers said.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 07:06 pm on 15 Nov
Russia launches first Soyuz rocket to ISS since accident
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
Russian space agency Rosmocos on Friday launched an unmanned Soyuz-FG rocket with a cargo vessel from Kazakhstan, its first launch to the International Space Station since aborted mission in October. Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague had made an emergency landing on Earth after the Soyuz rocket carrying them to the ISS malfunctioned minutes after launch.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 09:22 pm on 17 Nov
Blood test that can detect cancer using AI developed
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
A team of scientists in Canada has developed a blood test that can detect cancer at its earliest stages by combining liquid biopsy with artificial intelligence. It applied machine learning to identify the presence and type of cancer-derived DNA within blood samples. The team said it has successfully matched over 700 tumours and blood samples from different cancer types.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 11:13 pm on 17 Nov
Planet 3 times the mass of Earth found orbiting nearby star
short by Shifa Naseer / on 15 Nov 2018,Thursday
Astronomers have discovered a planet, which is 3.2 times the mass of the Earth, orbiting one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard's star. The potentially rocky planet, known as 'Barnard's star b', orbits around its host star every 233 days. The planet's surface temperature is estimated to be around -150°C, making it impossible for life to exist.
short by Shifa Naseer / 05:48 pm on 15 Nov
Half of world's yearly rainfall falls in just 12 days: Study
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
Half of the world’s measured yearly rainfall falls in just 12 days, according to a new study. It used data from 185 ground stations from 1999 to 2014. The study, supported by the US Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, also found that a quarter of annual rainfall fell in six days, and three-quarters fell in 27 days.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 09:00 am on 17 Nov
Musk using old tech: Russian firm shows reusable Mars rocket
short by Shifa Naseer / on 14 Nov 2018,Wednesday
Talking about SpaceX's planned Mars mission, Vladimir Koshlakov who heads Russia's Keldysh Research Centre has said, "Elon Musk is using the existing tech, developed a long time ago." The centre also unveiled its reusable rocket designed for an attempted mission to Mars. They also claim that the rocket was capable of being re-launched into space 48 hours after landing.
short by Shifa Naseer / 10:49 pm on 14 Nov
Use engineers as guinea pigs for space flights: Roscosmos head
short by Shifa Naseer / on 13 Nov 2018,Tuesday
Russian space agency Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin has said the engineers of the new Russian spacecraft Federatsiya should be used as guinea pigs for the first manned flights. Rogozin made the proposal after a series of setbacks including Soyuz rocket launch failure last month. However, a spokesperson said Rogozin meant that engineers should be held personally responsible for their results.
short by Shifa Naseer / 08:42 pm on 13 Nov
NASA, Autodesk unveil interplanetary lander concept
short by Mahi Chauhan / on 14 Nov 2018,Wednesday
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and American software company Autodesk have unveiled a one-metre tall interplanetary lander concept. It was designed as part of their multi-year research project to test new ways to create interplanetary landers for space exploration. The concept lander was created using AI and cloud computing-based process called generative design.
short by Mahi Chauhan / 05:59 pm on 14 Nov
ISS gets life support system that turns CO2 into oxygen
short by Shifa Naseer / on 14 Nov 2018,Wednesday
The International Space Station (ISS) is being installed with Advanced Closed Loop System (ACLS), which is a life-support system developed by the European Space Agency (ESA). The system recycles half the carbon dioxide (CO2) exhaled by astronauts and converts it into oxygen. It could save about 400 litres of water requirement on ISS each year, the researchers claimed.
short by Shifa Naseer / 05:27 pm on 14 Nov
China builds 'artificial sun' 6 times hotter than Sun's core
short by Shifa Naseer / on 15 Nov 2018,Thursday
Scientists at a Chinese institute on Tuesday announced that their nuclear fusion reactor dubbed 'artificial sun' reached 100 million°C, the temperature required to carry out fusion on Earth. The record-high temperature is six times the temperature of Sun's core of 15 million°C. The reactor is designed to mimic processes occurring at the Sun to turn hydrogen into cost-effective clean energy.
short by Shifa Naseer / 05:42 pm on 15 Nov
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