Tag Archives: communication

Jayalalithaa on Tracheostomy Tube: What is Tracheostomy?

Apollo doctors said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is able to speak with the help of a valve attached to the tracheostomy (a tube and attached valve for communication), which is a temporary phase as it entails holding breath while talking. Otherwise, Jayalalithaa is recovering as per the normal course, said Apollo Hospitals Chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy in Chennai ...

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ISRO Conducts Orbit Raising Feat for GSAT-6

Indian space agency ISRO on Friday conducted the first orbit raising feat on its successfully launched communication satellite GSAT-6, a day after its launch on Thursday. “The first orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 was successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 3,385 seconds at 8.35 hrs (local time) on August 28,” said the Indian Space Research Organization. The current ...

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NASA’s Mars Orbiter in Hiatus After Computer Swap

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, observing the surface of Mars since 2006, made an unplanned switch on Wednesday from one main computer to another redundant one onboard, affecting few functions for several weeks, said NASA. The hiatus in planned activities due to the computer swap is expected for a few days, affecting communication relays and science observations. In the past too, ...

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How human cells can ‘feel’ neighbours by fingers with ultra-sensitive sensors?

Human cells have finger-like projections which are used to feel their surroundings, and these can detect the chemical environment to “feel” their physical surroundings using ultra-sensitive sensors, said a new study. Called filopodia, these finger-like structures can extend themselves, contract and bend in dynamic movements, said the team of researcher from the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. ...

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