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ISRO to Launch Mini Space Shuttle Today to Test Reusable Rocket Technology

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As NASA has shelved its space shuttles in varsities and museums in lieu of bigger and deep-space shuttles under design, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to test its re-usable launch vehicle (mini space shuttle) on Monday, kicking off a 10-year reusable technology development program. The mini space shuttle is a reusable launch vehicle demonstrator (RLV-TD) of ISRO ...

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Silica Aerogel: Will Siachen Woes End for Our Soldiers Now?

Our soldiers guard our borders in the world’s highest peaks at Siachen braving the freezing cold weather and avalanches which submerge most of them fatally. With the incident of recent two avalanches still fresh in mind, scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO), Thiruvananthapuram developed the world’s lightest synthetic material called ‘silica aerogel’, which is the lightest synthetic material ...

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Bitcoin Acceptance Triggers Digital Wallets and Mobile Payments

Mobile payments and digital currencies have vast potential to improve consumer spending as a wide range of technology and digital products are introduced into the market. With new & improved technology and products introduced to consumers recently NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and American ...

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Japanese Scientists Develop World’s Largest Petawatt Laser That Emits 2,000 Trillion Watts Output

Osaka-based Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE) of Osaka University has developed a Petawatt laser “LFEX” to deliver up to 2,000 trillion watts in the duration of one trillionth of one second (about 1000 times the integrated electric power consumed in the world). Using the high-power laser, researchers are able to generate high-energy quantum beams such as electrons, ions, gamma ray, ...

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Carrot-Based Nanofibres Useful for Helmets, Find Researchers

Imagine carrot waste fibers used in manufacturing helmets. A new multi-perspective application selection (MPAS) method developed at Empa has identifed the bio-degradable wster for industrial use from the ecological aspect whereby nanofibers made of carrot waste was found to useful in the production of motorcycle helmets or side walls for motorhomes in the future. In order to clarify a new ...

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NASA Climate Challenge: Create Apps, Help US Cope, Win Prizes

With the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA has offered $35,000 in prizes to create apps which use US climate data. The contest, called the Climate Resilience Data Challenge offers prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that will help the United States cope with climate change. The Climate Resilience Data Challenge, conducted through the NASA Tournament Lab, a partnership with Harvard ...

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