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Springboard mentors help learners transition into Data Science
short by Roshan Gupta / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Springboard, a US-based online learning platform has launched Data Science and AI/ML career track for Indian working professionals. Data Scientists from companies like Flipkart, Swiggy, InMobi, PayTm, Ola and more will mentor aspiring Data Scientists every week for 6 months to help execute projects, understand concepts and learn about its real-life application in industries, thereby enabling successful career transitions.
short by Roshan Gupta / 09:00 am on 17 Jul
upGrad and IIIT-Bangalore witnessed 500+ learners graduate across multiple cohorts with PG Diploma in Machine Learning & AI. The program, ranked No. 1 by AIM in 2018 saw 1500+ enrolments with a 50% bump in the last quarter. It features cutting-edge concepts like neural networks, deep learning and offers 1-1 mentorship with industry experts along with 360 degree career support.
short by Aarish / 09:47 am on 16 Jul
ISRO calls off 'Chandrayaan 2' launch for today after technical snag
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday called off the launch of India's second Moon mission 'Chandrayaan 2' for today "as a measure of abundant precaution" after a technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute. "Revised launch date will be announced later," ISRO tweeted. The launch for 'Chandrayaan 2' was scheduled for 2:51 am today.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:56 am on 15 Jul
Chandrayaan-2 launch rescheduled to July 22, days after being aborted
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that India's second Moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm on July 22. It will be launched from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota. Earlier, the mission was aborted just 56 minutes before the scheduled launch time.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:51 am on 18 Jul
Companies such as Uber, Swiggy, Oyo and 100+ other companies participate in hiring drives for Great Learning's PG Program in Data Science and Engineering. The hiring drives are a part of the career assistance offered to program participants, in addition to 1-1 career mentorship and interview preparation sessions. Learners have seen an average salary hike of 65% upon transitioning.
short by Aarish / 10:02 am on 16 Jul
Tech professionals can future-proof their jobs with the Artificial Intelligence program offered by Great Learning in collaboration with UT Austin and Great Lakes. Rated 4.7 stars by 500+ learners, the program helps learners to improve skills with 12+ hands-on projects to build their Github repository and e-portfolio. Learners also participate in industry-sponsored hackathons to showcase their expertise.
short by Aarish / 09:22 am on 18 Jul
Upskill with the Cybersecurity program from Stanford faculty
short by Aarish / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
According to a NASSCOM report, 1 million cybersecurity professionals would be needed in India by 2020. Working professionals can meet this demand with Stanford Center's Professional Development's Advanced Computer Security Program, delivered & supported by Great Learning. The 6-month online program delivers industry-relevant skills through project-based and mentor-driven learning. Participants will receive a certificate from Stanford Center for Professional Development.
short by Aarish / 11:04 am on 13 Jul
I spend billions on space because we're destroying Earth: Jeff Bezos
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
World's richest person and aerospace startup Blue Origin's Founder Jeff Bezos said he chooses to spend billions of dollars on space exploration because "we're in the process of destroying this planet." "I think it's important for the dynamism of the future generations," Bezos added. "Everybody who goes to space says...they realise...how small and fragile [Earth] is," he further said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:30 pm on 18 Jul
We'll fly humans to space for our 1st time this year: Bezos
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Jeff Bezos, at a recent interview with CBS, said his aerospace startup Blue Origin will be flying humans for the first time on its reusable rocket New Shepard this year. "Space tourism is going to start with a very short...11-minute ride up into space," Bezos said. "You'll be able to see how fragile this planet really is," he added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:30 am on 19 Jul
Chandrayaan-1 also faced glitch before launch: Ex-ISRO chief
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Hours after ISRO's decision to delay India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2's launch over a "technical snag", former ISRO chief K Madhavan Nair revealed Chandrayaan-1 had also faced a glitch before launch. "There was a leakage in propellent...detected two hours before the launch of Chandrayaan-1," he said. However, the leakage was fixed and ISRO had proceeded with Chandrayaan-1's launch.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 05:18 pm on 16 Jul
Breathtaking: Biologist on finding rare human-sized jellyfish
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Wildlife host and biologist Lizzie Daly, sharing her encounter with a rare human-sized barrel jellyfish, described it as a "breathtaking" and "serene, grounding experience". "I know barrel jellyfish get really big in size but I have never seen anything like it before," Daly said. The giant 1.5-metre-long barrel jellyfish was spotted off the south-western coast of England last week.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:05 pm on 16 Jul
Record 5,000 rocket launch attempt marks 50 yrs of Apollo 11 launch
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 Jul 2019,Tuesday
US Space & Rocket Center has attempted a Guinness World Record of launching 5,000 model rockets simultaneously to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission's launch. Apollo 11, which landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, was launched at 7:02 pm IST on July 16, 1969. The previous such record included the launch of 4,231 rockets.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:36 pm on 16 Jul
Researchers find 4.2 mn-yr-old fossil of monkey that weighed 1kg
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Researchers working in Kenya have found a 4.2 million-year-old fossil of a miniature monkey which only weighed one kilogram. The newly discovered species, 'Nanopithecus browni', is the same size as the world's smallest Old World monkey, the talapoin. The dry grassland Kenyan habitat that 'Nanopithecus browni' lived in is also where some of earliest human ancestors' fossils have been discovered.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:21 am on 16 Jul
Mumbai doctors remove female reproductive organs from man's body
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 12 Jul 2019,Friday
A 29-year-old man, who had sought cure for infertility, was found to have non-functioning female reproductive organs. Doctors at a government-run Mumbai hospital operated on him last month and removed a uterus, partial vagina, fallopian tubes and cervix from his body. A doctor said the condition is called Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome and only 200 such cases have been found.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:45 am on 12 Jul
Magnificent desolation: 2nd man to step on Moon recalls experience
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
The second man to walk on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, talking about his experience on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon mission's rocket launch, recalled his description of the lunar surface as "magnificent desolation". The now 89-year-old astronaut said it was his "greatest good fortune" to have joined Neil Armstrong and pilot Michael Collins on the Saturn V rocket.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 05:03 pm on 17 Jul
Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit goes on display after 13 yrs
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington has put the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on Moon during the Apollo 11 mission, on display after 13 years. Armstrong's son Rick unveiled the display on July 16, marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission's launch. Neil Armstrong had passed away on August 25, 2012.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:30 am on 18 Jul
First-ever image of quantum entanglement unveiled
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
Glasgow University physicists have unveiled the first-ever image capturing quantum entanglement, or "Bell entanglement", depicting two photons interacting and sharing physical states for an instant. A pair of photons were shot from a laser, split and sent on separate paths before being captured by a special camera. The image shows the photons mirroring each other to form a ring shape.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:15 pm on 13 Jul
Conjoined twin girls separated after 55 hours of operations
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Two-year-old sisters Safa and Marwa Ullah, from Charsadda in Pakistan, have been separated at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London after 55 hours of operations. The rare conjoined twins underwent four operations. "Safa and Marwa have a long road ahead - but we are hopeful they will be able to live active, happy lives!" the hospital tweeted.
short by Ankush Verma / 06:11 pm on 16 Jul
ISRO asks people what they would take to Moon, shares responses
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan 2, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) asked people what they would like to take to the Moon. ISRO shared responses, with one person saying he would carry the Indian National Flag, a weighing machine and a smartphone. Another person said he would carry water from river Ganga and a DSLR with lens kit.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:45 pm on 14 Jul
$73-million NASA contract to 3D print spacecraft parts in orbit
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
NASA has awarded an over $73-million contract to Silicon Valley-based startup Made In Space to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, Archinaut One, to 3D print spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The spacecraft will print two beams extending 32 feet out from each side of the spacecraft, NASA said. It could launch as early as 2022, it added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 06:34 pm on 13 Jul
'Moon-forming' disk seen around planet 370 light-years away
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Astronomers have made the first-ever observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust, believed to lead to the formation of "an entire system of moons", around a planet 370 light-years away from Earth. The planet, PDS 70 c, was first revealed last month in visible light images. Astronomers estimate this planet is approximately 1-10 times the mass of Jupiter.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:05 am on 14 Jul
Mysterious black hole disc found 130 mn light-years away
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 12 Jul 2019,Friday
Astronomers using Hubble Space Telescope have found a thin disc of material encircling a supermassive black hole at the heart of a spiral galaxy 130 million light-years away. Astronomers said the presence of the black hole disc in "such a low-luminosity active galaxy" was surprising. The disc's material was measured to be spinning at over 10% the speed of light.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:18 pm on 12 Jul
Japan spacecraft lands on asteroid 300 mn km away for 2nd time
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 11 Jul 2019,Thursday
Japan's space agency JAXA has confirmed that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has successfully landed on asteroid Ryugu about 300 million km away from Earth for second time. The $270-million spacecraft had dropped a 2-kg bomb to create a small crater on the asteroid in April. Hayabusa2 will again fire a bullet at the asteroid to collect sub-surface samples blown by it.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 05:31 pm on 11 Jul
That's no sunspot: NASA shares pic with ISS in front of the Sun
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
NASA has shared an image of the Sun with International Space Station (ISS) appearing in front of it as a tiny black spot. "That's no sunspot," NASA said, adding the ISS is one of the largest and most sophisticated machines ever created. "Strangely...in this recent two-image composite, the Sun lacked any real sunspots," the space agency added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:00 am on 17 Jul
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