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What Kills Earthlings Most When Asteroid Strikes? This Model Has Answer!

When an asteroid strikes Earth, which of its effects –scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis — would claim the most lives? A new study says violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous in such calamity. The study explored seven effects associated with asteroid impacts–heat, pressure shock waves, flying debris, tsunamis, wind blasts, seismic shaking and cratering–and estimated their ...

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Tail of Seahorse to Inspire New Robots?

From humans to birds to animals, all have something to offer or inspire the way robots can be made. The latest inspiration has come from the defense systems and bio-medicine could come from a seahorse’s tail, according to a new study published in the journal Science. The research on the curious shape of seahorse tails into square prisms surrounded by ...

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Team Indus wins $1 Million Google Lunar Xprize, Joins Big 6 Space Club

Bangalore-based firm Team Indus, a startup has bagged Google Lunar Xprize worth $1 million this year for Landing category after competing established players in the worldwide competition. The prize, also known as Moon 2.0, was set up by the X Prize Foundation and sponsored by Google. The Team Indus has been given the prize for its contribution in key technological are ...

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Kerala needs a new development ‘model’

By Javad K. Hassan Ever since the Center for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram came out with a study highlighting Kerala’s accomplishments in the areas of its material quality of living, health and education some four decades ago, the phrase “Kerala model” has had a life of its own. An array of eminent academics and public intellectuals — most notably, Nobel ...

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