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Two Galaxies’ Merger Captured By Hubble

Two Galaxies’ Merger Captured By Hubble

The Hubble telescope of NASA has sent an image that captures the merger of two galaxies, which are about 230 million light-years away from Earth. The Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 aboard NASA/ ESA Hubble Space Telescope acquired the picture of the iconic merger. Initially, the image was being considered a galaxy with unusual shape. However, it was later realized it is a live merger of two galaxies in the constellation of Hercules.

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Researchers develop 3D printing technique to create flexible ceramic structures of high strength with low porosity and cracking

Researchers develop 3D printing technique to create flexible ceramic structures of high strength with low porosity and cracking

Researchers have come up with a latest 3D printing technique for creating strong flexible ceramic structures with low porosity and cracking. Researchers said that the technique is likely to find usage in high-temperature settings at scales from microelectromechanical devices to jet engines.

The technique has leveraged polymer chemistry and UV light in some novel ways. 3D printing of ceramics has a lot of potential advantages, as it has ability of creating complex shapes that are hard to create with the help conventional methods.

Problem of Climate Change and Global Conflicts Can Be Solved Using Human and Computer Intelligence

Problem of Climate Change and Global Conflicts Can Be Solved Using Human and Computer Intelligence

Researchers recently suggested that the world‘s most difficult issues i.e. climate change and global conflicts can be solved by jointly using human and computer intelligence.

Researchers suggested that tasks like recognizing images and thinking creatively can be efficiently done by humans. So, using computers, people could collaborate in networks to achieve something which neither computer nor humans can do alone. Researchers call this growing field as human computation.

Scientists develop method to record 3D footage of neural activity in nearly entire brain of free-moving animal

Scientists develop method to record 3D footage of neural activity in nearly entire brain of free-moving animal

Scientists have come up with a new method to record 3D video of neural activity in approximately the entire brain of a free-moving animal. It is an advance that may help scientists better understand how neurons organize action and perception in animals.

The US’s Princeton University researchers used the technique to record the first 3D recordings of neural activity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a 1 millimetre long worm species with a nervous system that has just 302 neurons.

Reusability is revolutionizing the economics of spaceflight

Reusability is revolutionizing the economics of spaceflight

One of the things that has happened special in 2015 is the arrival of reusable rockets. Space X’s Elon Musk predicts that the reusable rocket will reduce the cost of accessing space by at least hundredfold. SpaceX and Blue Origin, both have succeeded in landing rocket back on earth, but in different zones.

On December 21, SpaceX has returned its 15-storey booster rocket upright and in intact form to a landing pad at a Cape Canaveral. It was big feat and one of the factors was a $60 million worth machinery was recovered.

Breathtaking image of galaxies merging captured by Hubble

Breathtaking image of galaxies merging captured by Hubble

For the first time ever, Hubble telescope has recorded two galaxies merging present nearly at a distance of 230 million light-years in the constellation of Hercules. The picture of the main galaxy NGC 6052 has been captured with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board the NASA/ ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

In a statement, the space agency said, “It would be reasonable to think of this as a single abnormal galaxy, and it was originally classified as such. However, it is in fact a 'new' galaxy in the process of forming”.

Meet Humanoid Robot ‘Nadine’ that expresses Moods and Emotions

Meet Humanoid Robot ‘Nadine’ that expresses Moods and Emotions

A humanoid robot created by researchers from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University is giving jitters to robotic enthusiasts as the machine resembles its developers in both appearance and presence of a personality.

The creatures have programmed their social ‘bot’, dubbed as Nadine, with intelligent assistant software similar to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. One thing that separates Nadine from other assistant software is its way to express moods and emotions. The robot is capable of remembering people she has met before, as per the researchers.

Texas files suit against EPA over its recently finalized standards for ozone

Texas files suit against EPA over its recently finalized standards for ozone

Texas has become the latest state to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its recently finalized ozone standards. With this move, the state has joined New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Utah, and Wisconsin. These states have legally challenged the final version of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone set by the EPA since October 1, when it was released.

The rule has decreased the existing ozone emission limit by power plants and other industries to 70 parts per billion (ppb) from 75 ppb.

New Video Shows Space Junk Orbiting Earth

New Video Shows Space Junk Orbiting Earth

Every since the Soviet Union laughed Sputnik in 1957, an excess of debris has gathered in earth’s orbit and the risk from these debris has also been increasing with time. Recently, a video created by a lecturer at University College London in the UK has shown how crowded earth’s orbit has become.

As per the makers of the video, the visualization clearly depicts that the space has a littering problem. The animation is based on tracking data from Space-Track.org.

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NTU Singapore develops impressive social robot ‘Nadine’

NTU Singapore develops impressive social robot ‘Nadine’

A ‘receptionist’ at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is completely different from front desk staff kept. Her name is Nadine and is the latest social robot developed by scientists at NTU. Everything is unique about Nadine, which is almost like a human being.

She has soft skin and flowing brunette hair and would happily greet you when talking and shake hands with you. Like humans, she also her own mood and emotions. Nadine could sometimes be happy and sad, depending on the conversation.

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