Remembering Hiroshima Day, with Death Toll at 164621 So Far

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Residents in Hiroshima observed a minute of silence today marking the 72nd anniversary of the first atom bomb usage on August 6, 1945 by the US to end World War Two, bringing peace to the world but the death toll has climbed up to 164,621 so far. The event at Hiroshima’s memorial park was witnessed by people who released thousands ...

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Ancient Romans Concrete Technique Deciphered, Researchers Upbeat

A 2,000-year-old Roman concrete harbor structure, made from volcanic ash, lime and seawater by Romans has been cracked of its secret ingredients by modern minerologists using X-ray and Advanced Light Source (ALS). A team of researchers working at the Berkeley Lab used X-rays to study samples of Roman concrete at microscopic level to learn about the mineral cements. The Lab’s ...

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African Fossils Push Origin of Modern Man Back by 100000 Years

African fossil find pushes origin of man back by 100000 years

A team of archaeologists found fossil bones of Homo sapiens along with stone tools and animal bones at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco dated back to about 300,000 years ago and the oldest ever securely dated fossil evidence of humans, almost 100,000 years earlier than the previous oldest Homo sapiens fossils ever found. The fossil find by an international research team led ...

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NASA’s ‘Out-Of-The-World’ Mars Rover Concept Kicks Off

NASA has unveiled next Mars Rover described as “Out of the World” research station destined for the red planet in 2020 in search of aliens or microbial life beneath the water sources found already with its unique capability to collect core samples and possibly return them Earth in the future. The rover will conduct geological assessments of its landing site ...

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Einstein Relativity Tehory Comes Handy to Find Dwarf Star’s Mass

Looks can be deceiving. In this Hubble Space Telescope image, the white dwarf star Stein 2051B and the smaller star below it appear to be close neighbors. The stars, however, reside far away from each other. Stein 2051B is 17 light-years from Earth; the other star is about 5,000 light-years away. Stein 2051B is named for its discoverer, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and astronomer Johan Stein.CREDIT: NASA, ESA, and K. Sahu (STScI)

  Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The Hubble team measured the mass of a white dwarf, the burned-out remnant of a normal star, by seeing how much it deflects the light from a background star. This observation represents the first time Hubble has ...

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South Koreans Find Remote Detection of Radioactive Materials

Professor Eunmi Choi's research team is posing for a group photo in their lab at UNIST. From left are WonJin Choi, Ashwini Sawant, Mun Seok Choe, Dongsung Kim, and Ingeun Lee. CREDIT UNIST

A South Korean study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of various types of radioactive materials in far flung North Korean geographies will be possible now. In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Nature Communications, Professor ...

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LIGO Finds 3rd Gravitation Waves from Black Holes

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the case with the first two detections, the waves were generated when two black holes collided to form a larger black hole. The newfound black hole formed by ...

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Japan 72 Million Years Old Ancient Mukawaryu Dinosaur’s Complete Skeleton Found

This image shows the fossilized caudal vertebra of Mukawaryu found July 2013 in Mukawa town, Hokkaido, Japan. CREDIT Hobetsu Museum/The Hokkaido University Museu?

IMAGE: THE BONES OF THE DINOSAUR MUKAWARYU WHICH HAVE BEEN CLEANED SO FAR. THESE LIKELY REPRESENT MORE THAN HALF OF THE BONES THE DINOSAUR HAD. CREDIT: HOBETSU MUSEM/THE HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM The complete skeleton of an 8-meter-long dinosaur has been unearthed from marine deposits dating back 72 million years at Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, making it the largest dinosaur skeleton ...

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UNSW Scientists Find New Ultrathin Material for Splitting Water to Produce Hydrogen Cheaper

This is a water drop falling into water. CREDIT Sarp Saydam/UNSW

University of New South Wales, Sydney chemists have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce clean hydrogen fuel, supposed to run future cars and bring the world relief from Arab politics over oil extraction. The technology is based on the creation of ultrathin slices of porous metal-organic complex materials coated onto a ...

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Curiosity Finds Lake Rock Layers; What Happened on Mars to Turn So Dry Now?

NASA’s Curiosity rover exploring Mars surface has uncovered in detail about an ancient lake environment on Mars that offered favorable conditions for microbial life or alien life as it is being regarded now. The lake in Mars’ Gale Crater was seen stratified, with oxidant-rich shallows and oxidant-poor depths and it offered offered multiple types of microbe-friendly environments, said NASA. Previous ...

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Complex Cocktail of Chemicals Found in Great Barrier Reef Turtles of Australia

Chemicals including heart and gout medications, herbicides, pesticides, metals and industrial chemicals have been found in the blood of Great Barrier Reef turtles.(Univ of Queensland Photo)

Chemicals including heart and gout medications, herbicides, pesticides, metals and industrial chemicals have been found in the blood of Great Barrier Reef turtles, stunning a research team in Australia. The team, led by Associate Professor Caroline Gaus, Dr Amy Heffernan and Dr Maria Jose Gomez-Ramos from the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) – a partnership between the University of ...

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President, PM Shower Praise on ISRO for its Heaviest-Ever GSLV-MK III Launch

  President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful launch of the indigenous Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) carrying GSAT-19 satellite to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). In a message to ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar, the President said, “My heartiest congratulations to you and the ...

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NASA Posstpones ‘Colorful’ Rocket Launch to June 11

TheTerrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket launch, scheduled for 5/31 is delayed to 6/1. The launch window is 4:27 – 4:42 a.m. EDT. — NASA Wallops (@NASA_Wallops) May 30, 2017 For the fourth time, NASA on Sunday postponed the launch of a sounding rocket which was to release blue, green and red artificial clouds in view of their impact on testing ...

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Walking Fish on Bali Beach Surprises French Diver (Video)

A French cook who went for a dive at the beach of Bali found a fish walking around the seafloor on its legs, filmed it and put it on the Internet suspecting that it was a stingfish that is poisonous. Soon the video has gone viral as National geographic picked the story. Emeric Benhalassa told National Geographic  in an email:”The ...

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From Driverless Cars to Flying Cars, Future Perfect for Toyota?

Toyota Skydrive project may revolutionize the way future travel is defined (Video Grab, Youtube)

Google’s Driverless car has ignited curiosity and led to more than a dozen companies take up the driver-less car concept further though it is still far from reality but so is the Flying Car concept that keeps cropping in headlines. The latest to catch attention was Massachusetts-based Terrafugia which is readying its flying car that can travel for 500 miles. ...

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