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upGrad learner transitions from Software to Big Data role
short by Roshan Gupta / on 19 May 2019,Sunday
BITS Pilani offers first-of-its-kind Big Data Engineering PG Program in India, in collaboration with upGrad. It has served 1000+ learners with hands-on expertise on tools like Hadoop, Scala, Hive along with 1-1 Industry mentorship and interactions with BITS Faculty. One such learner, Anugna, transitioned from a Software Engineer at HCL into a Big Data role through upGrad.
short by Roshan Gupta / 09:15 am on 19 May
upGrad offers scholarship of ₹35k for Master's in Data Science
short by Roshan Gupta / on 17 May 2019,Friday
Currently, 40% of jobs mention the eligibility criteria of master's degree, says upGrad, presenting its online Master's program in Data Science, with IIIT-Bangalore & Liverpool John Moores University. Offered at one-tenth the cost of the campus program, it features an all paid trip to LJMU for the top two dissertations. upGrad is offering scholarship worth ₹35,000 to top 50 candidates.
short by Roshan Gupta / 09:00 am on 17 May
upGrad’s digital marketing learner gets 120% salary hike
short by Roshan Gupta / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
Gourav Choudhary, a learner from upGrad and MICA's PG Certification in Digital Marketing & Communication gets a successful career transition with a 120% salary hike. The online course is taught by MICA faculty and experts from Facebook, Razorpay and more, with 15+ case studies and live projects. upGrad's 360-degree career support services have enabled over 100 such career transitions.
short by Roshan Gupta / 09:57 am on 16 May
IIT professor reveals 'rocket science' behind Bumrah's bowling
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 May 2019,Friday
IIT-Kanpur professor Sanjay Mittal has attributed 'reverse Magnus force' to Jasprit Bumrah's dominance. He discovered that Bumrah's speed, seam position and rotational speed of 1000 RPM gives 0.1 spin ratio for the ball, which puts it into reverse Magnus effect regime. A downward force on a ball by Bumrah causes it to dip sharply, which batsmen find difficult to pick.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:20 pm on 17 May
IITian claims her ₹2 'smartphone microscope' can spot fake notes
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 May 2019,Friday
Bhuvaneshwari Karunakaran, an IIT Bombay PhD student, has said she has developed a lens for ₹2 that can be used in detection of fake currency notes, sperm counts and blood cell analysis. The lens, made with a silicone polymer with water, works when placed over a smartphone camera and can be used to see objects as small as 1.5 microns.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:42 pm on 17 May
10L shoes, 3.7L toothbrushes found on islands having 600 people
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Researchers have found 41.4 crore plastic pieces, including nearly 10 lakh shoes and 3.7 lakh toothbrushes that washed ashore on Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands, home to only 600 people. The survey estimated the Indian Ocean islands' beaches are littered with 238 tonnes of plastic. "We only sampled a depth of 10 cm and couldn't access some debris hotspots," researchers said.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 06:41 pm on 18 May
Imaging black hole like listening to a broken piano: MIT scientist
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 May 2019,Friday
MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman, who helped design algorithm to piece together data from eight telescopes to image the black hole has said the process was like listening to a piano with missing keys. She added that just as human brain can understand a song with missing notes, the algorithm filled in missing pieces of information to make the image.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 07:53 pm on 17 May
Doctors repair baby's spine in womb; 1st keyhole surgery in UK
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
In a UK first, doctors have used keyhole surgery to successfully repair the spine of a baby with spina bifida while it was still inside the womb. Sherrie Sharp and her son Jaxson had the operation 27 weeks into the pregnancy. The routine 20-week pregnancy scans showed the baby's spine and spinal cord were not forming correctly.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:50 am on 18 May
ISRO planning Mars, Venus, Sun, Moon missions besides Gaganyaan
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
ISRO Chairman K Sivan has said the space agency is planning several missions apart from Gaganyaan manned mission and Chandrayaan-2. "They would include Mars Orbiter Mission 2, Chandrayaan 3, a mission to Venus, EXPOSat, Aditya L1 (to study Sun's corona)" Sivan said. "There's a lot of interest in Venus...in Indian scientific community and abroad...around 20 payloads are coming," he added.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:15 pm on 18 May
NASA spots Israeli spacecraft crash site on Moon, shares pic
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted the impact site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on Moon's "Sea of Serenity". LRO cameras captured a 10-metre-wide dark smudge but couldn't ascertain if an impact crater was formed. Aiming to be the first private Moon lander, Beresheet had lost signal 150 metre from Moon's surface and crashed at 500 kmph on April 11.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 04:58 pm on 16 May
We may reach Mars by 2060s: NASA scientist on Trump's 2033 target
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
NASA scientist Robert Howard has said it would be impossible to make the 2033 deadline for Mars, set by NASA under US President Donald Trump's administration. "I think in our current approach, we're going to be lucky to do it by 2037," Howard said, adding if he were to be pessimistic, and assume political constraints "it could be the 2060s".
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:21 pm on 18 May
India's Chandrayaan-2 to carry NASA payload too in July: ISRO
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, that's planned for a July launch will have 13 payloads and one passive experiment from American space agency NASA, ISRO said on Wednesday. The spacecraft with a 3.8-tonne mass has three modules- orbiter, lander, and rover. Eight of the 13 Indian payloads will be on orbiter, three will be on lander and two on rover.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:40 am on 16 May
Moon has a mantle, confirms China lander on Moon's far side
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
China's Chang'e-4, the first-ever lander on the Moon's far side, has found materials believed to have been part of its mantle, the layer beneath the surface. It was believed meteorite strike on Moon's far side likely penetrated to the mantle and brought up the said materials to the surface, researchers said. Now we have proof of the same, they added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 04:54 pm on 16 May
World's first living organism with fully redesigned DNA made
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
In a first, Cambridge University researchers have completely redesigned the DNA of E. coli bacterium (commonly found in human gut) and created cells with a synthetic version of the altered genome. The artificial genome holds 4 million base pairs (G, A, T, and C), which when printed on A4 sheets runs to 970 pages, making it the largest-ever synthetic genome.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 09:55 pm on 16 May
China builds facial recognition app to distinguish pandas
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Pandas has co-developed a facial recognition app to distinguish between pandas. The team began research in 2017 and has built a database with over 1,20,000 images and 10,000 video clips. Researchers said it will help improve efficiency and effectiveness in animal conservation, adding they've analysed, marked and annotated about 10,000 panda pictures.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:31 pm on 18 May
Superfast computing invented using light pulses for magnets
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
An international team of researchers has developed "virtually energy-less" superfast computing using short light pulses, the duration of a millionth of a millionth of a second, instead of electricity for using magnets to store data. The new system, different than current systems which consume 2-5% of global electricity consumption, doesn't produce heat which would require more power to cool it.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 02:28 pm on 18 May
NASA gives SpaceX, Blue Origin, others $45M for Moon lander tests
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
NASA has selected 11 American entities, including billionaire rivals Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' aerospace startups SpaceX and Blue Origin, to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers. The entities will share total amount of over $45 million for NASA's Artemis lunar exploration program. This effort will help put American astronauts on Moon's south pole by 2024, NASA said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 05:44 pm on 18 May
Cold War-era 'coffin' leaking nuclear waste into Pacific: UN chief
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 May 2019,Sunday
A 40-year-old "coffin" built to contain nuclear waste could be leaking radioactive material into Pacific, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned. The US dumped waste from 67 nuclear tests it conducted from 1946-1958 during the Cold War into the crater, capped with an 18-inch-thick concrete dome. Its bottom was never lined as it was intended to be a temporary measure.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:19 am on 19 May
Bedbugs evolved 100 mn years ago during dinosaur era: Study
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 May 2019,Friday
A study by international scientists has revealed bedbugs evolved over 100 million years ago, walking the Earth at the same time as dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex. The study is based on bedbugs collected from wild sites and museums around the world over a 15-year period. "It shows evolutionary history of bedbugs is far complex than previously thought," researchers said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:00 am on 17 May
29-mn-yr-old glass found in Egypt made by meteorite impact: Study
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 May 2019,Friday
Australia-based researchers have discovered that 29-million-year-old green-yellowish 'Libyan Desert Glass' found in Egypt was made by a meteorite impact. This contradicts past beliefs that it was formed after an asteroid exploded in Earth's atmosphere. Presence of mineral called reidite, which forms only under high pressure, helped turn down the asteroid-explosion theory, researchers said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:57 pm on 17 May
NASA orbiter completes 60,000 trips around Mars in 13 years
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
NASA has revealed its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has completed 60,000 trips around Mars, 13 years after entering its orbit. Launched in 2005, MRO takes 112 minutes to complete one trip at a speed of about 3.4 kilometres per second. The $720-million spacecraft helped find water ice and flowing salty water besides finding a landing spot for the Curiosity rover.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:09 pm on 16 May
New 'bio-glue' can seal beating heart wounds in 20 seconds
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
China-based researchers have developed a new 'bio-glue' hydrogel that can stop bleeding from punctured arteries even in beating hearts in about 20 to 30 seconds. The non-toxic hydrogel is made of water, gelatin and a mix of proteins and other chemicals, and solidifies under UV light, researchers said. It was tested on a pig's carotid artery and a rabbit's liver.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:20 pm on 16 May
Mind-controlled hearing aid made to help focus on one voice
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
Columbia University scientists have developed an experimental mind-controlled hearing aid that mimics the brain's natural ability to focus on a single voice in noisy environments. Scientists solved the issue of background noise, called 'cocktail party effect', by separating voices using an algorithm. The device amplifies the speaker whose voice pattern most closely matches the user's brain waves.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:28 pm on 16 May
US student finds new rhino species from 5-mn-year-old fossils
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 17 May 2019,Friday
A study led by Texas A&M University doctoral candidate Rachel Short has identified a new ancient species of rhinoceros from 5-million-year-old fossilised remains found in USA's Tennessee. Represented by two nearly complete skeletons and others' partial remains, the species had longer front legs and lacked nasal horn. "Habitat is most likely a major factor in the unique features," Short said.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 09:00 am on 17 May
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