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Bay Area Air Quality Management District Issues ‘Spare the Air’ Alert for Entire Bay Area

Bay Area Air Quality Management District Issues ‘Spare the Air’ Alert for Entire Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has issued a Spare the Air Alert for the entire Bay Area on Saturday. It is the first Spare the Air Day declaration of the season by the BAAQMD.

The declaration made by officials means people will not be allowed to burn wood inside or outdoors for at least 24 hours, starting from midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday.

The first offenders caught using their fireplace, wood or pellet stove, outdoor fire pit or other wood-burning device will have to pay a fine of $100 or they will have to take a wood-smoke-awareness class.

Shark that can fit in your hand discovered in dark waters of ocean

Shark that can fit in your hand discovered in dark waters of ocean

The shark that can easily fit in your hand has been found in the dark waters of the ocean. The small shark has been given name after Peter Benchley, the author of Jaws, the shark conservationist. Etmopterus Benchleyi is a lantern shark and was first caught in the Pacific Ocean in 2010.

Scientists develop new way to test one of basic principles of Einstein's theory of General Relativity

Scientists develop new way to test one of basic principles of Einstein's theory of General Relativity

A new way has been developed by scientists to test a basic principle of Einstein's theory of General Relativity with the help of brief blasts of rare radio signals from space. The new method uses radio waves, and is known as Fast Radio Bursts.

Manned Mars Mission: NASA Designing Systems to Take Humans to Deep Space

Manned Mars Mission: NASA Designing Systems to Take Humans to Deep Space

About one-and-half decade from today, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) may send astronauts to Mars. Now, the space agency of the United States has revealed that it is currently designing systems to take astronauts to the Red Planet and further into the solar system that humans have ever been before.

After Three Decades, US Produces Plutonium-238 to Power NASA’s Deep-space Missions

After Three Decades, US Produces Plutonium-238 to Power NASA’s Deep-space Missions

US scientists claim they have tasted success in producing plutonium-238 in powdered form. It is the first time in last three decades when the US has achieved the milestone that could one day power NASA’s deep-space missions, such as Mars.

Scientists from the United States have produced a material that could power the country’s space mission. About 50 grams powder of plutonium-238 that the scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have produced is the first such milestone in about 30 years in the US.

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Meet Nadine! A Beautiful Humanoid Robot with Personality, Mood and Emotions

Meet Nadine! A Beautiful Humanoid Robot with Personality, Mood and Emotions

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have done remarkable job by creating a social robot named Nadine, which looks almost similar to a human being. Behind the welcome desk at the Singapore University, you will meet Nadine, who is working as a receptionist at the NTU Singapore and is much different to other conventional robots. She has her own personality, mood and emotions. When you reach receptionist desk at the University, Nadine will welcome you with a friendly hello, shake hands with you and greets you with a smiling face.

Pre-Dawn Sky to Welcome Comet Catalina

Pre-Dawn Sky to Welcome Comet Catalina

The inner part of our solar system has been visited by Comet Catalina for the first time, as reported by NASA. The comet, officially known as C/2013 US10, will be visible in the sky before the dawn of January 1, 2016. The comet, which was found on October 31, 2013, will return to the outer space permanently after its short visibility in sky. The comet was named after the Catalina Sky Survey, funded by NASA, at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Nadine, New Social and Telepresence Robot Created by NTU Scientists

Nadine, New Social and Telepresence Robot Created by NTU Scientists

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have created a new social robot, which they dubbed as ‘Nadine’. Nadine is a receptionist at the NTU University Singapore and is almost like a human being. She is having soft skin, flowing brunette hair and own personality, mood and emotions. She is completely different from other conventional robots and performs actions much similar to those of human beings. When you will meet with her, she will shake hands with you and greet you back.

Paris Climate Change Deal Was Obama Administration’s Most Important Accomplishment Of 2015

Paris Climate Change Deal Was Obama Administration’s Most Important Accomplishment Of 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement that the climate change deal recently signed in Paris is so far the most important accomplishments of Obama administration in 2015.

John Kerry gives away all the credits to Obama administration for reaching out to China, which is the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gas, as keystone of the success of the United Nation’s climate change agreement.

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