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India’s second lunar mission was on track as its ‘Baahubali’ GSLV rocket successfully put the moon spacecraft – Chandrayaan 2 – into the orbit in a copybook style on Monday afternoon. The Rs. 375 crore, heavy-lift GSLV-Mk III rocket slung the Rs. 603 crore, 3.8 tonnes Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft in its intended earth parking orbit. The
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Cigarette butts left in grass and soil can harm nearby plant growth, according to a new study. The study led by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England found that a cigarette butt can cut down the germination, or development, of plants, adding to concerns about discarded cigarette remnants as an under-acknowledged, but widespread, pollutant. Cigarette
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People shower off on the beach on July 20, 2019 in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. An excessive heating warning designated for this weekend is affecting nearly two-thirds of the United States where more than 195 million people will experience temperatures above 90 degrees over the next few days. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Getty “98
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Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro India launch, Realme X price in India reveal, and Xiaomi Mi A3 debut grabbed the headlines this week. Additionally, Samsung Galaxy A80 launch in India, Nokia 9 PureView release in offline stores, and Realme 3i announcement dominated the conversation. Further, WhatsApp Payments may be officially rolling out soon and BSNL
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Dry erase boards wipe perfectly clean due to its non-porous surface and dry-erase ink. The dry-erase ink contains release agents which prevent the pigments from permanently adhering to the surface. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel
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What do places like Shropshire (United Kingdom), Hawkes Bay (New Zealand), Sydney (Australia), New York (USA), and Krakow (Poland) have in common? They are just some of the 822 (and counting) cities, councils and jurisdictions worldwide to have declared a climate emergency. With record temperatures gripping Europe, widespread drought in South America, and ever-decreasing ice coverage in Greenland, the effects of climate change are
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When the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck Earth, most of the impact energy was directed outwards and upwards into space. Only 1% of the force traveled down into the ground, but it was enough to ring the planet like a bell and wipeout species around the globe. Only those creatures able to seek shelter from the intense
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Both astronauts had extensive photography training in preparation for the mission. NASA Have you ever gone on an trip with friends, only to discover afterward that there’s only one picture of you from the whole trip, and it includes your posterior rather than your face? Apollo
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Egypt has opened its 4,600-year-old “bent” pyramid to visitors, who can travel deep inside its tunnels to visit the chambers inside. As of Saturday, visitors can walk through a 256-foot (78-meter) tunnel, down to two chambers inside the pyramid, Reuters reported. The pyramid, built for Pharaoh Sneferu around 2,600 BC, looks different to Egypt’s most
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Physicists in the US have discovered a material that could qualify as the first known three-dimensional example of a quantum spin liquid – an exotic theoretical phase of matter. Quantum spin liquids were first predicted by scientists back in the 1970s. While researchers have studied them for decades, these phases largely remain a theoretical concept, although
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Observing anniversaries of historic events is part of human culture. It helps us to remember and reflect on transformative moments of our civilization. Too often, however, these anniversaries represent tragedies that have been imprinted on the public consciousness. For example, one will hear people say, “I remember the moment that I learned that JFK had
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Our entire cosmic history is theoretically well-understood in terms of the frameworks and rules that govern it. It’s only by observationally confirming and revealing various stages in our Universe’s past that must have occurred, like when the first stars and galaxies formed, and how the Universe expanded over time, that we can truly come to
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WASHINGTON — Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles.  Ruag Space will provide the adapters, which lock satellites in place during launch and release them once in space, as part of a long-term purchase agreement.  Ruag Space spokesperson Carrie Rice
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Scientists measure cortisol levels in whale earplugs to assess levels of stress through time. AFP/Getty Images Whales earplugs don’t block out sound. But they do provide a history of what the whale has felt during its life. Baleen whales live for several decades, so by stitching together earplug records across several individual whales, scientists can
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