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Lighting Up Lives with Current Waves

All set to light up lives of people living in island

By tapping marine current energy, a team of scientists from the Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), is attempting to light up the lives of people living in remote islands of India. After successfully generating of electricity from its wave turbine deployed at near Rutland Island in Andaman, the scientists from the Energy and Fresh Water group of the ... Read More »

Fake Pokémon Go Apps Infiltrate Google Play Store

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A malicious gaming app called Pokemon Go Ultimate, the first “lockscreen” app has made its way onto the Google Play store, said software security company ESET. The app when downloaded and run is not installed as Pokemon Go but as “PI Network”, a report published in the Fortune said. Anyone who ran that app would find their phone completely frozen, ... Read More »

Indian Climber third to Die on Mount Everest in Recent Days

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An expedition organiser says an Indian climber, who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest, has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world’s tallest peak. Wangchu Sherpa of the Trekking Camp Nepal agency in Kathmandu said that Subhash Paul died overnight as he was being helped down the mountain ... Read More »

ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle to take off next week

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The first technology demonstrator (TD) launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), or the spaceplane in popular parlance, will take place on May 23 at 9.30 a.m. from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota, according to ISRO officials. Visually, the RLV-TD is a rocket-aircraft combination measuring about 17 m, whose first stage is a solid ... Read More »

The Mriya Dwarfs Everything

The Mriya Dwarfs

As the world’s largest cargo aircraft, Antonov An-225 Mriya, hit the tarmac at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Reliance Defence found it a perfect opportunity to announce its tie-up with the Ukranian aircraft manufacturer. The aircraft is carrying a cargo of 117-tonne Czech manufactured turbo-generator to Perth in Australia. ‘Make in India’ push Speaking on the sidelines of the event, ... Read More »

Mercury Makes a Rare Move Across the Sun

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In a rare astronomical phenomenon that occurs only 13 times in a century, planet Mercury was seen as a dot on the solar disc from several parts of India .The transit of Mercury was visible from most parts of of Asia, Europe, Africa, Greenland, South America, North America, Arctic, North Atlantic Ocean and much of the Pacific Ocean area. To ... Read More »

The Immaculate Taj Mahal Has A Beauty Spot

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The immaculate Taj Mahal isn’t perfect after all, researchers have reported in the latest edition of the peer-reviewed science journal Current Science.The key blemish lies in the iconic central dome long been considered the epitome of bilateral symmetry. By scanning several photographs, Dilip Ahuja and MB Rajani at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, found the edges were off ... Read More »

From April 1, bigger warnings on cigarette packs

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Come April 1, cigarette packs will warn more than they advertise. Despite the parliamentary committee batting for reduction in the size of pictorial warning (PW), sources in the Union Health Ministry have confirmed that the government will honour its commitment to display pictorial warnings on 85 per cent space of cigarette packets from April 1, 2016. An affidavit stating this ... Read More »

Tech fraternity wants iPhone compatibility with Aadhaar

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Apple Inc recently named India as one of its most important growth areas for the next decade and is in early stages to bring its retail stores to the country. However, India’s tech community including start-up founders say that Apple should make the fingerprint reader in their iconic iPhone compatible with Aadhaar for biometric authentication, if it has to tap ... Read More »

‘Flying’ snake spotted in outskirts of Coimbatore

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A rare three-foot long ‘flying’ snake have been spotted in a village on the outskirts of Coimbatore. Venkatesan, a farmer, noticed the snake ‘flying’ from tree-to-tree to catch a prey in his farm at Kalampalayam last Saturday.He sought the help of a snake catcher who, with his team, managed to catch the reptile after a three-hour operation. The snake was ... Read More »