India launches its first space telescope

India launches its first space telescope

India became the first country in the developing world on Monday to put a space observatory into space. Astrosat, dubbed as the country’s “mini-Hubble telescope,” was launched on board the indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, which also carried six foreign satellites, including four from the United States, from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh at 10 a.m. local time (0430 GMT). Barely 25 minutes after its launch, the state-owned Indian Space Research Organization…

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Smart phone apps keep kids, students safe

Smart phone apps keep kids, students safe

Applications on your smart phone are making it easier to stay safe when walking home alone.  Parents can now keep track of their kids when they are far from home.  Even students feel relieved when they hear about the apps and what they offer.”I definitely think it’s a good idea, you never know what’s going to happen to you, especially if you’re in the downtown area here.  Having a friend looking after you and knowing…

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Chinese president visits Microsoft headquarters

Chinese president visits Microsoft headquarters

Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) presents a sapling of metasequoia to mark the establishment of the Global Innovation Exchange, a partnership jointly established by the University of Washington and Tsinghua University, during his visit to the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond of Washington State, the United States, Sept. 23, 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, front) and his wife Peng Liyuan (L, front) listen to the demonstration of Microsoft’s data visualization technology during their visit…

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Scientific discovery may lead to drugs fighting breast cancer BLBC

Scientific discovery may lead to drugs fighting breast cancer BLBC

Cypriot researchers say that they have probably discovered, in association with researchers from the Boston School of Medicine, the reason for the aggressiveness of a type of breast cancer, thus offering hope for more effective drugs to check the disease. Professor Andreas Constantinou, a molecular biologist said on Tuesday that the discovery may lead to drugs to fight basal-like breast cancer (BLBC), which is among the most aggressive forms of cancer. “It may translate in…

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Gene mutations explain Inuit’s adaptation to high-fat diet in Arctic

Gene mutations explain Inuit’s adaptation to high-fat diet in Arctic

An analysis of the genetic makeup of the Inuit people, who live in an extreme climate in the Arctic, has found how this population has adapted to a diet high in fat from fish and marine mammals such as seals and whales. The study, published in the Friday issue of the journal Science, revealed that they have special mutations in the genes involved in fat metabolism that help them partly counteract the effects of a…

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Historical Chinese-built light railway inaugurated in Ethiopia

Historical Chinese-built light railway inaugurated in Ethiopia

Local residents walk on the platform of a light rail station in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept. 20, 2015. Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a modern rail project that has been constructed by the China Railway Group (CREC) in the capital of the east African country. The electrified Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (AA-LRT) is the first light railway on the African continent with two lines of a total length of 34 km. Representatives from both Ethiopian…

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China to rehearse new carrier rocket for lunar mission

China to rehearse new carrier rocket for lunar mission

A Long March-5 carrier rocket on Sunday was shipped from North China’s Tianjin port for a rehearsal of a scheduled Chang’e-5 lunar mission around 2017. It will be the first drill carried out in a launch site that involves both the carrier rocket and a probe, said the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. It did not locate the launch site. The Long March-5 carrier rocket was designed by China Academy…

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Amazon launches new Fire tablet, TV at low prices

Amazon launches new Fire tablet, TV at low prices

Amazon unveiled new Fire tablets with impressive features and an aggressive price on Thursday. The company promised the tablet will have decent processing power, good color saturation and seven hours of battery life. There are also front and rear cameras. Amazon announced on the same day that it plans to sell the tablet for the price of 50 U.S. dollars. The new tablet’s low price is to encourage more people to buy a device that…

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Global marine populations reduced by half: WWF report

Global marine populations reduced by half: WWF report

Marine populations have been reduced on average by half globally in the last four decades mainly due to overfishing, marine habitats destruction and climate change, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Wednesday said in a report. The report, titled “Living Blue Planet,” tracked 5,829 populations of 1,234 species between 1970 to 2012, showing that a steep decline of 49 percent of marine populations, including marine mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish. The new finding said…

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China sees spike in telecom frauds

China sees spike in telecom frauds

Telecom frauds using personal information stolen from smartphones have been rising steadily in the world’s biggest handset market, Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd warned on Tuesday. The huge network of illegal mobile signal sender/blockers in big cities-they are known as pseudo base stations-are the prime reason for the sudden outbreak of tech-savvy crimes, investigators said. More than 11 million smartphones were infected by mobile viruses sent from the pseudo base stations in the first six…

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New Zealand study identifies ant pest as new threat to world’s honey bees

New Zealand study identifies ant pest as new threat to world’s honey bees

One of the world’s most invasive ant species could be accelerating the global decline of honey bees — and carrying a previously unknown virus that could lead to its own demise, according to a New Zealand research out Wednesday. The Victoria University study spent three years analyzing genomic data of the Argentine ant in New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. The results revealed almost all of New Zealand’s Argentine ant populations carried the “deformed wing virus,”…

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Rise of the robots inevitable in China

Rise of the robots inevitable in China

A boy is fascinated by a robotic waitress at a restaurant in Haikou, Hainan province. As China’s population declines, experts are calling for more research into artificial intelligence, big data and smart manufacturing to maintain an economic and industrial edge and to drive development. China’s rapid development means it’s no longer unusual to see fixed robot arms working around the clock, performing simple, highly repetitive tasks, such as welding and moving components on a typical…

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China’s ecological footprint expected to peak in 2029: report

China’s ecological footprint expected to peak in 2029: report

The average ecological footprint per capita in China is expected to peak at 2.9 global hectares in 2029 amid fast-paced urbanization, according to a report released on Friday. The report, released by the Beijing branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), noted the ecological footprint could reach its peak three years early if the country adopts a green development path, potentially lowering it to 2.7 global hectares per capita. An ecological footprint measures…

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First Danish astronaut entering space hailed as “milestone”

First Danish astronaut entering space hailed as “milestone”

The Danish media gave an in-depth coverage on Wednesday of its astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, who has become the first Dane entering space, calling the event a “major milestone for Denmark.” Mogensen left Earth early Wednesday morning as part of an international crew traveling to the International Space Station (ISS). Together with Kazakhstan’s cosmonaut Aydyn Aimbetov and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, the 38-year-old Dane from Copenhagen was launched in a Russian Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft from the…

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[vedio]Scientists discover first binary black hole

[vedio]Scientists discover first binary black hole

Scientists have discovered clear proof of two supermassive black holes orbiting each other within the same galaxy at the nearest quasar Markarian 231 (Mrk 231). This is the first proven case of supermassive binary black holes (BBHs), according to research published in the Astrophysical Journal, Volume 809, Number 2. Lu Youjun and Yan Changshuo from the National Astronomical Observatories with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dai Xinyu from the University of Oklahoma and Yu Qingjuan…

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