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JMK Women Scholarships Offered for MBA, Including 12 International Students

The Zonta Club of Milwaukee is now offering college scholarships named as the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district/region level and 12 international scholarships in the amount of US$7,000 each. In ...

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ISRO New Workhorse GSLV-Mk III to Carry Heaviest 3136-kg GSAT-19 Satellite

S200 Strap-ons Integrated with Core L110 Liquid Stage (Photo: ISRO)

ISRO New Workhorse GSLV-Mk III-D1 to Carry Heaviest 3136-kg GSAT-19 Satellite Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its new workhorse GSLV-Mk III-D1 rocket on June 5, making it the heaviest rocket ever made by ISRO and capable of carrying huge payloads. GSAT-19 carries Ka/Ku-band high throughput communication transponders, a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer (GRASP) to monitor charged particles and the ...

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World’s Largest Optical Telescope’s Construction Begins at Chile

The world’s largest optical telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope (EELT), is being built in Chile which is emerging as the future capital of space monitoring infrastructure. The E-ELT will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world and will gather 13 times more light than the largest optical telescopes existing today. The E-ELT will be able to correct for ...

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NASA Moon Orbiter Hit by Tiny Bullet-like Meteoroid, Still Camera Works

The NAC on a bench in the clean room at Malin Space Science Systems. The radiator (right) extends off the electronics end and keeps the CCD cool while imaging the hot Moon. Computer modeling shows the meteoroid impacted somewhere on the radiator

NASA’s Moon orbiting spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) was a hit by a small meteoroid faster than the speed of a bullet but the camera survived though it is unclear whether the mission will face any other eventuality. From October 13, 2014, the US space agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft suddenly started sending jarred pictures indicating that it could ...

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Rare Metal Hydrogen Disappears from Harvard Lab or Evaporates?

Microscopic images of the stages in the creation of atomic molecular hydrogen: Transparent molecular hydrogen (left) at about 200 GPa, which is converted into black molecular hydrogen, and finally reflective atomic metallic hydrogen at 495 GPa. Courtesy of Isaac Silvera

Harvard researchers claimed last month that they had managed to create metallic hydrogen that has the capability to superconduct electricity at room temperature without resistance in a process that used massive amounts of pressure and a diamond vice. Stored at minus 193 degree celsius, the sample mysteriously disappeared, leaving researchers wonder whether it just evaporated. But they are determined to ...

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Earth-Like Dwarf Planet Found by Hubble, German Researchers Upbeat

Artist's concept of Comet-Like Object Falling Toward White Dwarf (NASA)

NASA’s Hubble space telescope found a white dwarf star whose atmosphere has all the ingredients suitable for life and is rich in materials or building blocks for life such as carbon, nitrogen, as well as oxygen and hydrogen, besides the components of water. The white dwarf is roughly 170 light-years from Earth in the constellation Bo├Âtes, the Herdsman. It was ...

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Indian-Origin Scientist Solves 10-year-old Mystery Over Fast Radio Busts From Universe

An Indian-origin scientist and his team from Cornell University found the origin of mysterious busts of radio waves from the cosmological source to more than 3 billion light-years away. The “fast radio bursts”, which puzzled space scientists for over ten years, were previously thought to have had emanated from within the Milky Way galaxy, but the astronomers now confirm that ...

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Ancient Burials Show Traces of Blood Feuds

Funerals in the Sonoran Desert thousands of years ago were similar to what they are today. Bodies of the deceased were buried respectfully, while families and mourners followed certain customs to honor lives lost. At least, most of the time. In some cases, however, the dead received far less reverential treatment. Instead, bodies were tossed haphazardly, headfirst, into their eternal ...

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