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Virgin Galactic will organize private passenger trips to the space station for NASA

Richard Branson’s space tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, will start coordinating private astronaut trips to the International Space Station for NASA — a new partnership aimed at increasing commercial use of the space agency’s orbiting outpost. Thanks to a new Space Act Agreement with NASA, Virgin Galactic is tasked with putting together a “new private orbital astronaut readiness program,” for the agency. That me........

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Moon may be much more metallic

The Moon might be more metallic than researchers thought. And that comes from no less a source than NASA. The scientists who operate the Miniature Radio Frequency (Mini-RF) instrument on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft have found evidence about the distribution of iron and titanium oxides in the lunar subsurface which, they say, could aid in drawing a clearer connection between Earth and the Moon. Their findings are published in a paper in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Evidence points to the Moon as the product of a collision ........

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The South Pole is warming at three times the global average, study says

The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, a new study has found. That could have huge implications for the melting of Antarctic ice sheets, marine life in the region and the rising of global sea levels. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, sheds new light on the most remote region on Earth. While scientists have known for years that the outer regions of Antarctica is warming, they previously thought the South Pole, being located deep in its interior, was isolated from ri........

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Forget coronavirus, homoeopathy can’t cure anything. It’s a placebo, at best

A system of alternative medicine, homoeopathy courts deep popularity in India, so much so that many are known to believe that it’s an Indian system. According to the government, it’s the second most popular form of medicine in the country with as much as 10 per cent of the population relying on it. It claims to treat diseases for which allopathy, or Western medicine, currently offers no cure — fro........

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Warming temperatures threaten hundreds of fish species the world relies on, study finds

As the planet's oceans and rivers warm, increased heat could pose a grave threat to the fish populations the world depends on by the end of this century. That's the alarming conclusion of a new study published Thursday in the journal Science. Among the species the authors said are at risk are some of the most commercially important species on Earth -- including grocery store staples like Atlantic cod, Alaska pollock and sockeye salmon, ........

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Rare Comet Neowise to be visible in India for 20 days | Check time and dates

A newly discovered comet C/2020 F3, also known as Neowise, which has been spotted from several parts of the world, will now be visible in India. Comet Neowise will be clearly visible in the north-western sky for Indian stargazers from Tuesday onwards, said Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium in Odisha. Neowise, the brightest comet visible from the Northern Hemisphere in a quarter-century, can be observed with the naked eye in India.........

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Covid-19 lockdown cleared up the air, but harmful ozone levels increased. Here’s why

Around the world, Covid-19 lockdowns cleaned up the air as a plethora of economic activities were brought to a standstill. However, new research shows that while NO2 and PM2.5 levels plummeted during this period, pollution from ozone shot up. On Wednesday, the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said since the starting of the national lockdown on March 25, pollution from ozone in 22 mega and metropolitan cities in India “increased and even breached standards in several cities”. Ozone as a pollutant The highly reactive ozone g........

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Explained: What are air shields that may protect passengers from infection on board flights?

A Seattle-based company Teague has come up with a device called an air shield that can fit on to existing air vents inside an airplane cabin, thereby reducing the risk of COVID-19 spreading inflight by regulating the air flows. As lockdowns are being lifted, international air travel is expected to resume slowly. In India, while domestic flights resumed on May 25, international flights will remain suspended till June 30. “Transmission of infection may occur between passengers who are seated in the same area of an aircraft, usually as a result of the infecte........

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Astronomers unveil the magnetic field of the solar corona

While the world has been dealing with the corona virus pandemic, researchers at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA) have been hard at work studying the solar corona, the outermost atmosphere of the Sun which expands into interplanetary space. This stream of charged particles radiating from the surface of the Sun is called the solar wind and expands to fill the entire solar system. The properties of the solar corona are a consequence........

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How Much Color Do We Really See?

An interesting new study from researchers Michael A. Cohen and Jordan Rubenstein suggests that our vision contains less color information than you’d think. Cohen and Rubenstein found that a large proportion of people failed to spot that an image contained major color distortions in their peripheral vision. The participants, all of whom had normal vision, were shown a series of images. Their task was to focus on the center of e........

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The History and Future of Telescopes on the Moon

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition. Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news Scientists have long eyed a solution: the farside of the moon. Because it always faces away from Earth, a radio telescope placed on the lunar farside would be almost completely sheltered from Earth-generated radio no........

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Medical devices you ingest and forget

Medical devices can be inserted into the human gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose or monitor a range of disorders. The problem is you usually have to get them out again, which involves endoscopic surgery. US engineers may have a neat alternative, however. A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it has come up with a way to make devices break down inside the body when exposed to light from an ingestible LED – and has tested it successfully in pigs.........

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Scientist Shares How to Grow 5 Vegetables in a Single Pot & Save 90% Water

The luscious garden, that belongs to Dr Chandrashekhar Biradar, thrives with 50 types of natural fruits, flowers, and vegetables grown through multi-layer farming on his 50 square feet rooftop garden. It’s next to his kitchen. Some of the plants include tomatoes, cherries, Russian Persimmon, brinjals, peas, bananas, beans, chillies, okra, sweet potatoes, eggplant, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, gourds, cucumb........

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After Chandrayaan 2: ISRO's upcoming interplanetary missions to Mars, Venus, the Sun

There a string of interesting projects on the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO's) to-do list in the near-future. The upcoming Chandrayaan 2 mission (in and the Gaganyaan manned mission planned for 2022 are two of the better-known big missions, but far from the only ones for which work is underway. The agency is also working on a total of seven interplanetary missions over the coming decade........

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Singapore scientists seek power from darkness through shadow energy

Scientists in Singapore are hoping to perfect a new method of power generation driven largely by shadows, with the hope that it could one day help highly urbanised cities power themselves. The shadow-effect energy generator (SEG) being developed by the National University of Singapore has the potential to harness power like solar cells, but without needing open spaces with uninterrupted light. To work e........

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Earth's Magnetic Field Can Change Ten Times Faster Than Previously Thought, Here's Why

Scientists using simulations in the lab have revealed that changes in the direction of the Earth's magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, gives new insight into the swirling flow of iron 2,800 kms below the planet's surface and how it has influenced the movement of the magnetic field during the past hundred thousand years. ........

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2,6-Dichloro Diphenylamine Manufacturer - CAS 15307-93-4

Elam Pharma is 2,6-Dichloro Diphenylamine Manufacturer - CAS 15307-93-4 in India.........

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N-Phenyl N,Chloro Acetyl 2,6 Dichloro Aniline Manufacturer (CAS 15304-01-7)

Elam Pharma is N-Phenyl N,Chloro Acetyl 2,6 Dichloro Aniline CAS 15304-01-7 Manufacturer. It is Diclofenac Intermediate.........

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1-(2,6-Dichlorophenyl)-2-Indolinone Manufacturer CAS: 15362-40-0

Elam Pharma is 1-(2,6-Dichlorophenyl)-2-Indolinone Manufacturer CAS: 15362-40-0. It is intermediate of Diclofenac.........

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Mono Methyl Chloro Acetate (MMCA) CAS 96-34-4 Manufacturer

Mono Methyl Chloro Acetate (MMCA) CAS 96-34-4 is manufactured in India by Elam Pharma. We are leading manufacturer of Mono Methyl Chloro Acetate (MMCA) CAS 96-34-4.........

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