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How ISRO Achieved Milestones? Ex-Chief Ponders 18-hour Workdays

Scientists at Bangalore-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had put in 18-hour workdays ahead of the historic space launches such as Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan, the unprecedented breakthroughs, said K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), while addressing the students at the IIT Bombay Techfest on Saturday. Describing ISRO efforts as role-model for other space missions elsewhere in ...

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Making Laser Refrigerate Water Under Real-World Conditions Possible Now

University of Washington researchers are the first to solve a decades-old puzzle — figuring out how to make a laser refrigerate water and other liquids under real-world conditions and the discovery could help industrial users “point cool” tiny areas with a focused point of light. Microprocessors, for instance, might someday use a laser beam to cool specific components in computer ...

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Canada Doctors Break Brain-Blood Barrier to Treat Tumour with Huge Potential Ahead

It is now common knowledge that brain has no blood stream and no sensors of pain, making it easy to open-brain surgeries but at the same time the blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents delivery of crucial therapies to treat brain tumours. However, in a first of its kind, Sunnybrook scientists made history when they used ultrasound to non-invasively breach the blood-brain ...

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Resveratrol in Red Wine, Chocolates Prevents Alzheimer’s, Insists Researcher

Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine is thought to impact Alzheimer’s disease biomarker, said a study reiterating series of research reports which appear often in support of red wine consumption. However this time, citing the largest nationwide clinical study of high-dose resveratrol intake by people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, it was found that a ...

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Laser Technology Breakthrough to Revolutionize Self Driving Cars

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a new breed of laser technology that could significantly reduce the size and power consumption of LIDARs, or motor sensors on self-driving cars, thus potentially revolutionizing self-driving cars of the future. Self-driving cars use LIDARs that are quite large and expensive as seen above, Google’s car used  $80,000 worth LIDARs.  “This ...

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Stanford University Scores Over Super-Fast Computers Working on Light, not Electricity

Light can replace electricity to transmit more data consuming less power and replacing wires, say Stanford University researchers. Developed by Stanford electrical engineer Jelena Vuckovic tried to miniaturize the proven technology of the Internet, which moves data by beaming photons of light through fiber optic threads. In a Nature Photonics article whose lead author is Stanford graduate student Alexander Piggott, ...

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Raman Spectroscopy Helps Disgnose Kidney Disease Replacing Biopsies

Using Raman Spectroscopy, US-based scientists have developed a new less-invasive disgnostic tool to identify kidney diseases and assess its severity level. Otherwise, Raman spectroscopy was also being used in exploring Mars surface by geologists. Professor Chandra Mohan of the University of Houston and his colleague Wei-Chuan Shih have found that there is a difference in signals obtained from a healthy ...

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Game changer alloy ‘cerium’ to bring down engine cost of wind trubines, cars soon

The rare-earth element ‘Dysprosium’, highly expensive and rarely available, will soon be replaced with an alternative to this traditionally used material called ‘Dysprosium’, said a team of researchers from AMES Lab in the US. The element dysprosium is used in high performance permanent magnets that are used in car engines and wind turbines and cerium can replace the element abnd ...

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