The deaf-blind can now ‘watch’ television via GoAll app

PervasiveSUB compiles all the subtitles of television channels and sends them to a central server which forwards them to smartphones or tablets.CREDIT:UC3M

A project called PervasiveSUB has come out to help the blind and deaf people to get all television info on their finger tips literally. The program compiles all the subtitles of television channels and sends them to a central server which forwards them to smartphones or tablets. From there, they are sent to the Braille line of the deaf-blind person ...

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Work on ISRO-NASA Joint Satellite NISAR to Detect Earthquakes Underway, to be Launched in 2021

The joint NASA and ISRO project to make NISAR – the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite – at a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, possibly be the world’s most expensive Earth imaging satellite, is progressing to become a reality soon. NISAR will be a two frequency RADAR, with an L-band 24 centimetre RADAR and another S-band 13 centimetre one. S-band ...

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Scientists Find Moon Orbiting 3rd Dwarf Planet in Kuiper Belt

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope astronomers found a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, 2007 OR10. The pair resides in the frigid outskirts of our solar system the Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris left over from our solar system’s formation 4.6 billion years ago. With this discovery, most of the known dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt ...

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Antarctica Turning Green, Why Should We Worry?

If other regions go green it’s time to rejoice but not when Antarctica, an icy edge on the other side of the earth goes green, repleting its ice. Scientists cry foul as it indicates climate change, significantly global warming that is melting down the ice and giving scope to green algae now. A team of scientists from the University of ...

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Reckon High-Speed Internet as ISRO Prepares to Launch GSAT-19 in June

Indian space agency is all set to launch its prestigious GSAT-19 satellite, third in GSAT series to complete the mission to provide the sleepy Internet in India a significant boost to become a high-speed Internet nation. The project with three GSAT communications satellites — GSAT-19, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20 — will fulfil the future communication needs of Internet, television and smartphone ...

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Top Israeli Dan David Prize 2017 Goes to Astrophysicist Shrinivas Kulkarni

Indian astrophysicist Shrinivas Kulkarni has been named for Israel’s prestigious Dan David prize this year, making him share the honour along with other Indian recipients such as author Amitav Ghosh, music conductor Zubin Mehta and scientist CNR Rao. Kulkarni is currently a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, US and his contribution ...

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How Ancient Habitability Helped Migration from Kabul to Goa, Orissa? TIFR Study Traces

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Human migration during the prehistoric period was driven by several pressures but mainly relied on the habitability of available new land, said a Tata Institute of Fundamental Research study. The researchers of TIFR, Mayank Vahia et al. have modelled prehistoric population dynamics using a diffusion equation with the help of numerical geological data for the Indian subcontinent taken from satellite databases. ...

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5-Million-Year-Old Winged Snake Fossils Found in US

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US researchers have identified a new species of snakes with projections of what might have been the unique broad wings that roamed five million years ago in the form of fossils at the Gray Fossil Site in the US and named after the Russian mythology snake Zilanto with wings. The fossils have been identified as those of the new genus ...

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India Had 3 Migration Waves from Africa, Iran, Central Asia in Last 50000 Years: New Study

 ARCHAEOGENETICIST MARINE SILVA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD PINPOINTS INDIAN ORIGINS USING TODAY’S POPULACE. CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD Indian Subcontinent harbours huge genetic diversity giving rise to an area of huge controversy among scholars and scientists over their origin and now a University of Huddersfield PhD student tried to answer the question using genetic evidence. A problem confronting archaeogenetic research ...

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Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster Than Global Warming Levels: Report

The latest evaluation of the Arctic sea reveals the ice melted by half in the last three decades and it would be almost free of sea ice by 2040, and no ice by 2070, rising the sea level and submerging many island regions on Earth. Satellite data collected by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme found that projections for the ...

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