Technology Sector

NASA and Microsoft to make planetary images and data available to public via Internet

NASA and Microsoft to make planetary images and data available to public via InternetWashington, March 25: NASA and Microsoft Corporation have announced plans to make planetary images and data available to the public via the Internet under a Space Act Agreement.

Through this project, NASA and Microsoft jointly will develop the technology and infrastructure necessary to make the most interesting NASA content, including high-resolution scientific images and data from Mars and the moon, explorable on WorldWide Telescope, Microsoft’s online virtual telescope for exploring the universe.

Humans can read robotic body language

RobotLondon, Mar 23 : A robot's eyes may not be the windows to its soul, but they can certainly help humans guess the machine''s intentions, according to a new study.

Researchers led by Bilge Mutlu at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, have demonstrated that robots "leak" non-verbal information through eye movements when interacting with humans.

Mutlu said that humans constantly give off non-verbal cues and interpret the signals of others, without realising it at a conscious level.

Scientists discover new particle that may rewrite how matter’s created

Scientists discover new particle that may rewrite how matter’s createdWashington, March 23 : Scientists working with the Fermilab atom smasher in Illinois, US, have discovered an unexpected new subatomic particle, which may break all known rules for creating matter.

It's long been accepted that six different "flavors" of particles called quarks combine to form larger subatomic particles.

Gmail launches ''undo send'' feature

Gmail launches ''undo send'' featureNew York, March 21: All those who

Supernovae originate from dying red supergiant stars

SupernovaeWashington, March 20 : A team of scientists has confirmed the origin of supernovae as being produced from dying red supergiant stars.

The scientists are from the Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and from Queens University, Belfast.

A star is a large ball of hot gas and in its incredibly hot interior hydrogen atoms combine to form helium, which subsequently forms carbon, other heavier elements and finally iron.

When all the atoms in the centre have turned to iron the fuel is depleted and the star dies.

Scientists come one step closer in detection of fundamental building block of nature

Scientists come one step closer in detection of fundamental building block of natureWashington, March 20 : An international team of scientists has come a step closer to understanding the Universe with the discovery of a fundamental building block of nature.

The recent discovery of a single top quark at the U. S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago is a major breakthrough in understanding matter and energy.

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