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Springboard offers outcome led courses in Data Science and UI/UX
short by Roshan Gupta / on 23 Jan 2020,Thursday
San Francisco headquartered online learning platform, Springboard offers outcome and mentor-led courses in Data Science, Data Analytics and UI/UX for Indian professionals. Learners are paired 1:1 with personal mentors to work on projects and a career coach to help get a job. If learners don't get a job post 6 months of course completion, Springboard refunds 100% fee.
short by Roshan Gupta / 09:00 am on 23 Jan
upGrad offers dual credentials in Data Science from IIIT-B & LJMU
short by Roshan Gupta / on 24 Jan 2020,Friday
upGrad offers triple alumni status from IIIT- Bangalore, Liverpool John Moores University & upGrad with 5 specializations in Data Science, at 1/10th cost of the offline course. Curated by industry experts, it offers live sessions, personalised mentorship & career preparation guidance. Top performing learners can attend deSE conference, technical sessions in the UK without paying participant fees.
short by Roshan Gupta / 11:08 am on 24 Jan
ISRO has unveiled a prototype of the half-humanoid, named Vyommitra, that will soon be sent into space. The humanoid can operate switches, receive voice commands, respond via speech, can speak in two languages and can lip-sync to speech. "It'll try to simulate a human and report back to us. We're doing this as an experiment," ISRO scientist Sam Dayal said.
short by Jigyasu / 05:30 pm on 22 Jan
Scientists synthesise voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy
short by Dishant Sharma / on 24 Jan 2020,Friday
Scientists have synthesised the sound of a 3,000-year-old mummified individual. The voice has been accurately reproduced as a vowel-like sound based on the precise dimensions of his extant vocal tract following Computed Tomography (CT) scanning that enabled the creation of a 3-D printed vocal tract. The mummified individual was Nesyamun, a priest during the reign of Egyptian pharaoh Ramses XI.
short by Dishant Sharma / 02:13 pm on 24 Jan
The vision of 15 youngsters, aged 10-20 years, were affected due to watching the December 26 solar eclipse with naked eyes, said Kamlesh Khilnani, head of the ophthalmology department at SMS Hospital in Jaipur. "Our examination has found that a part of their retina had been burnt," he stated. He added that their normal vision was unlikely to be restored.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:20 am on 22 Jan
The first five cookies baked aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that recently returned to Earth, took up to 130 minutes (a little over two hours) to fully bake in an oven in space. In comparison, baking the cookie dough takes 16-18 minutes on Earth at 149 degrees Celsius. Astronauts said they could smell the last three cookies while baking.
short by Dharna / 09:32 am on 26 Jan
First US case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed by health officials
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jan 2020,Wednesday
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the first known case of a new strain of the coronavirus in the US. The CDC revealed that a male US citizen in his 30s returning from a trip to Wuhan had been diagnosed in Seattle. Over 300 cases have been reported in China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.
short by Dishant Sharma / 02:14 pm on 22 Jan
NASA has shared images of Jupiter's northern hemisphere captured by its Juno spacecraft and called it "a dark and stormy flyby". Data collected by Juno indicate that some of the giant planet’s winds run deeper and last longer than similar atmospheric processes on Earth, NASA said. The spacecraft took pictures from a distance of about 23,500 km from Jupiter’s clouds.
short by Trivedi Bhutnath / 01:16 pm on 27 Jan
Mt. Vesuvius' extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass': Study
short by Dishant Sharma / on 24 Jan 2020,Friday
A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has suggested that extreme heat from the Mount Vesuvius eruption in Italy in 79 AD turned a victim's brain into glass. Analysis of charred wood found near the victim's body showed a maximum temperature of 520°C was reached. The victim is believed to be a man in his mid-20s.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:26 am on 24 Jan
Google and the Janelia Research Campus in Virginia published the largest high-resolution map of brain connectivity in any animal to date. The map offers a 3D model of 25,000 fruit fly neurons across a diverse range of cell types and multiple brain regions. The map was achieved by cutting sections of the fly's brain into ultra-thin (20-micron) slices.
short by Aishwarya / 08:22 pm on 23 Jan
Scientists discover new shark species that walk in shallow water
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jan 2020,Wednesday
Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk have been discovered by scientists in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea. Researchers state that the species are no threat to humans but instead prey on small crustaceans and molluscs. The four new species have increased the total number of known walking sharks to nine.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:00 pm on 22 Jan
Scientists explain how stress causes graying of hair
short by Dishant Sharma / on 24 Jan 2020,Friday
Scientists have shown how stress affects the stem cells in hair follicles responsible for making melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells responsible for hair colour. Researchers found that during stress the sympathetic nervous system releases norepinephrine that converts all the stem cells near the hair follicles into melanocytes, thus depleting the reservoir of pigment-regenerating stem cells.
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:35 pm on 24 Jan
Malaysian scientists make turmeric-based film to package food items
short by Dishant Sharma / on 25 Jan 2020,Saturday
Malaysian researchers have developed a biopolymer film using turmeric oil that inhibits the growth of a common food fungus and also degrades well in soil. They added turmeric oil to biopolymer films made from cassava starch, glycerol and carboxymethyl-cellulose. Researchers claim the film could provide an environmentally friendly way to extend food shelf life.
short by Dishant Sharma / 12:08 pm on 25 Jan
Real snake venom produced from snake cells grown in lab
short by Dishant Sharma / on 25 Jan 2020,Saturday
Scientists have successfully extracted real snake venom from miniature organs cultured in the lab with the help of snake stem cells. The snake stem cells responded to the same growth factors that work on human and mouse cells, suggesting certain aspects of these stem cells originated hundreds of millions of years ago in a shared ancestor of mammals and reptiles.
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:04 pm on 25 Jan
An international team of astronomers has detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest stars in existence, named J0815+4729. The ancient star is located 5,000 light-years away in Milky Way's outer 'halo' region. It was found to have an "unusual chemical composition", possessing "enormous" amount of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen compared to its iron content.
short by Dharna / 12:05 pm on 26 Jan
The world's highest and India's largest gamma-ray telescope which has been set up in Ladakh will go live this year. Named Major Atmospheric Cherenkov Experiment Telescope (MACE), the telescope is situated nearly 4,300 meters above the sea level and runs on solar power. MACE will detect short flashes of Cherenkov radiation, produced when high-energy cosmic gamma rays strike Earth's atmosphere.
short by Dharna / 02:40 pm on 26 Jan
The scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia have been asked to develop "at unprecedented speed" a vaccine for the coronavirus outbreak that spread from China to over ten countries. The request came from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Researchers said they would attempt to develop the vaccine in six months, using a new rapid response technology.
short by Dharna / 04:39 pm on 26 Jan
The analysis of a trail of fossilised footprints found on slopes of Roccamonfina, an extinct volcano in southern Italy, has indicated that some of the trekkers, believed to be a band of Neanderthals, were walking up rather than down. Scientists estimated the footprints were left behind in volcanic deposits just hours after the then-active volcano erupted, about 345,000 years ago.
short by Dharna / 04:12 pm on 26 Jan
Scientists find blood contains functional circulating mitochondria
short by Dishant Sharma / on 24 Jan 2020,Friday
New research has found that blood preparation with resting platelets, contains whole functional mitochondria in normal physiological state. Researchers hypothesize that circulating mitochondria could be playing a role in several physiological and/or pathological processes that require communication between the cells. The discovery could lead to better monitoring and treatment of certain diseases.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:49 am on 24 Jan
Scientists successfully use stem cells to relieve pain in mice
short by Dishant Sharma / on 24 Jan 2020,Friday
Researchers at the University of Sydney have used human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons that provide lasting relief in mice, without side effects, in a single treatment. The team used human induced pluripotent stem cells derived from bone marrow to make pain-killing cells in the lab, then put them into the spinal cord of mice with serious neuropathic pain.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:02 pm on 24 Jan
Scientists find 15,000-year-old viruses in Tibetan glacier snow
short by Dishant Sharma / on 25 Jan 2020,Saturday
Researchers have found 33 groups of virus genera, 28 of which are not known to modern science in the snow extracted from the Tibetan glacier collected in 1992 and 2015. The snow samples, estimated to be around 15,000 years old, had been put into cold storage by researchers for study at a later date.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:46 am on 25 Jan
Scientists create 3D printed parts that resist bacteria
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jan 2020,Wednesday
Researchers from the University of Sheffield have, for the first time, manufactured 3D printed parts that show resistance to common bacteria. The research combined 3D printing with a silver-based antibacterial compound in order to produce the parts. The discovery could help stop the spread of infections in high-risk places like hospitals and care homes.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:35 am on 22 Jan
New molecule found that collects energy from entire visible spectrum
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jan 2020,Wednesday
Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to transform solar energy into hydrogen. In the study, the researchers used LEDs to shine light onto acidic solutions containing the active molecule, which resulted in the production of hydrogen.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:49 am on 22 Jan
Chemicals in sunscreens get absorbed into the blood: USFDA
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jan 2020,Wednesday
A US Food and Drug Administration study has found that the active ingredients in sunscreens can be absorbed into the blood at levels that exceed the FDA's presumed-safe threshold. "[A]n ingredient is absorbed through the skin and into the body does not mean the ingredient is unsafe," said Dr Janet Woodcock, director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:26 am on 22 Jan
New species of Allosaurus discovered in USA's Utah
short by Dishant Sharma / on 25 Jan 2020,Saturday
A new species of meat-eating dinosaurs, the Allosaurus, has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The carnivore, officially named Allosaurus jimmadseni, inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 152-157 million years ago. The new species of Allosaurus had a short narrow skull with low facial crests.
short by Dishant Sharma / 12:01 pm on 25 Jan
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