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Gravitational Waves Can Explain How Black Holes Are Born

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Gravitational waves or ripples in space-time captured by space detectors could soon be used to discover when and how some of the universe’s largest black holes were born, scientists have said Led by researchers at the Durham University scientists in the UK ran the huge cosmological simulations that can be used to predict the rate at which gravitational waves caused ... Read More »

Did WHO’s TB Care Advice Cause More MDR-TB Cases?

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Cost factor was the main consideration for the WHO to not recommend the available standard of care used successfully to treat MDR-TB cases in rich countries. The paper, by Thomas Nicholson from the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham and others, accuses the WHO of practising double standards for TB care in low- and middle-income countries by virtue ... Read More »

Not all is bright and shining with LED light: Study

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Excessive blue light emitted by light emitting diodes (LED) can adversely impact human health, according to a report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health. The report looked at LED street lighting on U.S. roadways. While LED lighting has several advantages, the excessive blue light it emits can be harmful. The human eye ... Read More »

Explore space on your smartphone with NASA’s Apple TV app

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The U.S. space agency has released its popular NASA app for a new platform — the fourth-generation Apple TV — that will provide you access to NASA TV on your TV as well live views from the International Space Station (ISS). This version joins the app’s other versions available for iOS in iPhone and iPad versions, Android and Fire OS. ... Read More »

3 International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan

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An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian has landed safely in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule carrying NASA’s Tim Kopra, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency and the Russian agency Roscosmos’ Yuri Malenchenko touched down as scheduled at 3:15 p.m. local time (0915 GMT) on Saturday southeast of Zhezkazgan ... Read More »

Official Facebook App Arrives On Windows 10

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Technology giant Microsoft has finally got the long awaited official Facebook app for Windows that would be available for Windows 10-powered personal computers and smartphones. “Facebook is now turning its attention to the Windows 10 platform, as it released a beta version of its Windows 10 application into the Windows Store,” windowscentral.com reported. The new Facebook app, now in beta, ... Read More »

Unique, Ancient Space Rock May Have Diversified Life On Earth

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Scientists have discovered a type of an ancient space rock never before found on Earth, in Sweden, and said that a shower of such meteorites may have led to the evolution of more diverse and complex life forms on our planet. “In our entire civilisation, we have collected over 50,000 meteorites, and no one has seen anything like this one ... Read More »

Desktops, laptops still popular mode of accessing Internet: survey

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Even as smartphone sales grow at a double-digit pace in the country, desktops and laptops still remain the most popular mode of accessing Internet by teenagers, a survey by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) showed. According to TCS GenZ Survey, desktops, home PCs and laptops are the most popular mode of accessing the Internet (44 per cent), closely followed by smartphones ... Read More »

Arctic regions getting greener due to climate change: NASA

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Due to changing climate, Arctic regions of North America are getting greener, with almost a third of the land cover looking more like landscapes found in warmer ecosystems, according to a new NASA study. With 87,000 images taken from Landsat satellites, converted into data that reflects the amount of healthy vegetation on the ground, the researchers found that western Alaska, ... Read More »

Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest Accounts Hacked

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Facebook Inc.’s first “security tip” for users is, “Don’t use your Facebook password anywhere else online.” If only Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had heeded that advice. Mr. Zuckerberg’s Twitter Inc. and Pinterest Inc. accounts were taken over in recent days because he reused a password: “dadada,” according to a person familiar with the matter. The password had appeared last month ... Read More »