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SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit

Livemint February 18,2020

Space Adventures already has helped put tourists into orbit with trips to the International Space Station, working with the Russian space program.Elon Musk's California-based SpaceX already is dabblin...

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Is coronavirus more 'deadly' than flu? Not exactly

Livemint February 18,2020

Chinese scientists who looked at nearly 45,000 confirmed cases in the current COVID-19 outbreak concluded the death rate was 2.3%

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Coronavirus now turns into a cyber security threat as health scare escalates

Livemint February 17,2020

QuickHeal found multiple instances of malicious, automated emails with coronavirus theme.To make these emails sound ‘very urgent’, attackers ensure they add current dates

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Antarctic high temp records will take months to verify: UN

Livemint February 16,2020

Scientists at an Argentine research base measured a temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius Feb 6 on a peninsula that juts out from Antarctica.Climate change is causing the Arctic and the Antarctic to war...

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Opinion | Caution: fast radio burst from space on the way!

Livemint February 13,2020

A team of scientists in Canada has detected a fast radio burst that repeats every 16 days. This is unlike other FRBs, whose appearances are more sporadic

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China records 'sudden' spike in new cases, new diagnostic methods fuel concerns

Livemint February 13,2020

The mysterious virus is indeed spreading ‘very fast’, but the sudden jump in cases has appalled many.According to scientists, it is a common strategy, adopted by countries during an epidemic

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Coronavirus: India has ample stock of medicines for next two months

Livemint February 13,2020

The COVID19 is highly infectious but its case fatality is about 2% in mainland China.Authorities have been conducting surveillance at Points of Entry at 21 Airports

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WHO says 'way too early' to predict end of novel coronavirus

Livemint February 13,2020

WHO cautioned it was 'way too early' to say whether COVID-19 might have peaked or when it might end.There has been a drop in the number of new coronavirus cases

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NASA hiring more astronauts to explore Moon, Mars

Livemint February 12,2020

NASA will accept applications from 2 to 31 March for the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts.Since the 1960s, NASA has selected 350 people to train as astronaut candidates for its increasingly...

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Coronavirus vaccine could be ready in 18 months, says WHO

Livemint February 12,2020

Death toll has touched 1,115, with confirmed cases at 45,182.China's senior medical adviser has said coronavirus infections may be over by April

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WHO names coronavirus as 'COVID-19'

Livemint February 11,2020

The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China, in late December.The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for disease

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Global warming: Get used to record-breaking heat because it’s here to stay

Livemint February 11,2020

The trend of record-breaking temperature is likely to continue through 2028 with a 75% chance that every year will feature in the top 10 hottest of all time, according to a study

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Coronavirus: Death toll crosses 1,000, confirmed cases number 43,112

Livemint February 11,2020

Between November 2002 and July 2003, SARS outbreak claimed 774 lives in 17 countries

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Roche, Lily drugs fail to halt Alzheimer’s disease

Livemint February 10,2020

Pursuit of a cure, which would reap drugmakers billions of dollars, has been marked by more than 100 failures.The study of Roche’s gantenerumab and Eli Lilly’s solanezumab focused on rare autosoma...

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Coronavirus fatalities and infection cases surpass that from SARS in just 40 days

Livemint February 10,2020

The SARS also resulted into major fear among public regarding contracting the virus from consuming infected wild animals.Coronavirus emerging from Wuhan China has travelled across the world including ...

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Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture first pictures of the sun's poles

Livemint February 10,2020

The $1.5 billion spacecraft will join NASA's Parker Solar Probe in coming perilously close to the sun in order to unveil its secrets.Solar Orbiter was made in Europe, along with nine science instrumen...

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European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter launching today to reveal Sun's secrets

Livemint February 09,2020

Scientists say the craft, developed in close cooperation with NASA, is expected to provide unprecedented insights into the Sun's atmosphere, its winds and its magnetic fields.The mission, due to blast...

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Why is coronavirus spreading so fast

Livemint February 09,2020

So far, 1510 samples have been tested in India.9452 people have been kept under community surveillance in 32 States/UTs

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The growing threat of new, mysterious viruses: Are bats to blame?

Livemint February 09,2020

There are still no clear answers as to how coronavirus got transmitted into humans.More such viral strains continue to thrive in wildlife with potential to emerge among humans

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Coronavirus update: WHO to convene forum to mobilise global support

Livemint February 07,2020

Death toll touches 638, with confirmed cases at 31,377.Forum to fast-track evaluation of effective diagnostic tests, vaccines and medicines

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Want to eat more? Eat with hands, suggests study

Livemint February 06,2020

This finding did not hold true for people who reported a low degree of self-control when consuming food

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Coronavirus update: No fresh case brings hope for Kerala

Livemint February 06,2020

As many as 2,528 people across the state remain under surveillance, of which 93 are in isolation wards in hospitals and the rest have been home quarantined.As of late Wednesday, China said a total of ...

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Urbanization associated with increasing breast cancer in India: WHO

Livemint February 05,2020

The World Cancer Report 2020, which was released on Tuesday, noted that in India the incidence of breast cancer is consistently increasing.The report has highlighted that most effective intervention f...

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India’s eHealth sector to grow to $16 bn by FY2025: RedSeer report

Livemint February 05,2020

The report said more awareness among consumers will add to healthcare consumption levels during the next five years.The eHealth sector has digitised the interaction between consumers and outpatient ca...

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Coronavirus outbreak may take weeks to shows signs of stabilizing: scientists

Livemint February 04,2020

At the same time, over 667 people across the globe have recovered from the illness and the number is expected to rise.As on Tuesday, 20,626 infected cases have been reported from across the world

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NRL ties up with IIT Guwahati campus for development of bio-degradable materials

Economic Times February 17,2020

In a statement, NRL stated that the CoE is a first of its kind academic-industrial collaborative venture with the broad objective of developing sustainable materials from various waste and byproducts ...

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In a first, Ananth Tech will build 6 satellites for foreign customers

Economic Times February 11,2020

The country has an opportunity to integrate medium-sized satellites, Pavuluri said, because they are designed to last for over five years and companies invest huge sums in building them.

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Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture 1st look at sun's poles

Economic Times February 10,2020

Solar Orbiter _ a boxy 4,000-pound (1,800-kilogram) spacecraft with spindly instrument booms and antennas _ will swing past Venus in December and again next year, and then past Earth, using the planet...

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G Narayanan to guide ISRO's commercial path

Economic Times February 10,2020

Narayanan takes up the role at a time when the Indian space agency is looking to engage the industry in building rockets and satellites and launch them from the country. It is already behind schedule ...

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Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus

Economic Times February 09,2020

Coming up with any vaccine typically takes years, and involves a lengthy process of testing on animals, clinical trials on humans and regulatory approvals. But several teams of experts are racing to d...

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Indian-led team develops software to reduce space taken by smartphone apps

Economic Times February 07,2020

A team led by an Indian-origin scientist Saurabh Bagchi, a professor at Purdue University and an IIT, Kharagpur alumni has developed a new 'streaming' software that can reduce the space taken up by ap...

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IIT-Hyderabad researchers make headway in potential treatment of ALS

Economic Times February 06,2020

The researchers have identified a molecule called AIM4 and the mechanism through which it could help in the treatment of the disease. ALS is a rare and debilitating neurodegenerative disorder that aff...

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Nobel a byproduct, India's aim should be to create culture for first-rate science: Ramakrishnan

Economic Times February 03,2020

The UK-based structural biologist asserted that India should focus on tackling important problems and the kind of cutting-edge research it can do in the future.

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IIT Madras develops AI tech to convert brain signals of speech-impaired humans into language

Economic Times February 03,2020

IIT Madras researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence technology to convert brain signals of speech impaired humans into language. The other major application for this field of research is ...

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Researcher work on battery power sharing tool, swap stations to make EVs affordable

Economic Times February 02,2020

To make Electric Vehicles more economical, researchers are working on a technology that would allow sharing of stored battery power with another EV and also examining the feasibility of battery swapp...

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Budget 2020: Government allocates Rs 13,479 crore for Isro, 3% growth over last year

Economic Times February 01,2020

The Budget allocation is 3% higher than the revised allocation last year and comes at a time when Isro is working on many ambitious missions and projects including Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan and a new p...

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ISRO readying for low cost satellite launch vehicles

Economic Times January 31,2020

ISRO has earmarked $1,600 million for launch vehicles, of which $870 million will be for PSLV and the remaining for Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, he revealed. ISRO has planned some 500 Pola...

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Isro to launch 10 satellites to replace its ageing fleet

Economic Times January 29,2020

The first such satellite, GSAT-30, which will replace the 15-year-old INSAT 4-A satellite, was launched on January 17. The satellite carried 12 C band transponders for communication and 12 Ku band tra...

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ISRO satellite data to be used for government planning services

Economic Times January 28,2020

These initiatives are part of the advanced Space-based Information Support for Decentralised Planning (SISDP) project. The first phase of SISDP was completed in 2016-17.

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Astronauts bake first cookies in space

Economic Times January 24,2020

Cookies take around 15-20 minutes to bake on Earth but the astronauts discovered that their most successful efforts required at least two hours in the oven in space. The first and second cookies were ...

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