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Humans are better at remembering names than faces, claims Study

Remembering a person's face relies on recognition, but remembering their name is a matter of recall, and it is already well-established that human beings are much better at the former than the latter.

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First unmanned mission under Gaganyaan by Dec 2020, says ISRO chief K Sivan

The Indian Space Research Organisation has set a 'target' of achieving the country's ambitious manned mission to space by 2021, with the first unmanned programme of 'Gaganyaan' planned for December 20

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GSAT-29 launch: Historic day as ISRO launches GSLV-MK-III D2 carrying GSAT-29 satellite

GSAT-29 launch: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched India's latest communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard the second developmental flight GSLV-MkII D2 from Satish Dhawan S

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India building three specialised labs to assess nuclear radiation damage

Scientists at INMAS are developing three new specialised laboratories which they say could boost India's nuclear preparedness and help save thousands of lives in case of an atomic war or a nuclear dis

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NASA InSight mission to Mars: When, where and how to watch spacecraft landing

As NASA's InSight spacecraft touches down on the Red Planet on November 26, people from around the world will be able to watch the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media

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‘Incomparable’ pink diamond could smash record at Geneva auction

The Pink Legacy used to belong to the Oppenheimer family, which for decades ran the De Beers diamond mining company, but auction house Christie's refused to say who the current owner was.

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NASA probe beams back image of Jupiter’s swirling clouds

The image captures a several bright-white 'pop-up' clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval, in Jupiter's dynamic North Temperate Belt.

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Biggest ever robot exercise in the history of the UK army gets underway

The exercise aims to test technologies in surveillance, long-range and precision targeting, enhanced mobility and the re-supply of forces, urban warfare and enhanced situational awareness.

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India to launch GSAT-29 communication satellite on Wednesday

Subject to weather conditions, India's heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III) is set to put into orbit the communication satellite GSAT-29 tentatively on Wednesday, th

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Humans driving mammal species decline globally, claims study

The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, compared a 16-year trend in the global human footprint with the extinction risk of around 4,500 land-based mammal species.

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On the lines of Mars Orbiter Mission, ISRO plans orbiter mission to Venus

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to study Venus from an elliptical orbit that is closest to the planet at 500 km and 60,000 km at the farthest end - similar to Mars Orbiter Mi

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NASA to send organs-on-chips to space

The "Tissue Chips in Space" initiative seeks to better understand the role of microgravity on human health and disease and to translate that understanding to improved human health on Earth, NASA said.

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Conjoined Bhutanese twins undergo separation surgery

Surgeons in Australia on Friday began a complex operation to separate 15-month-old Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa Pelden.

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Up above the world so high, there isn’t one but three moons in the sky

Co-authored by Judit Slíz-Balogh, the study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society says that the mysterious clouds were observed as lurking at just 250,000 miles away from the

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Solar Probe ‘alive’ after being closest ever to Sun, says NASA

Parker Solar Probe, NASA's historic mission to solve the mysteries of the Sun, is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million miles from its surface.

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Novel ‘bionic mushrooms’ can produce electricity

Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have created a bionic device that generates green power by 3D-printing clusters of cyanobacteria on an ordinary white button mushroom.

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Mars InSight landing site may look like a stadium parking lot

Elysium Planitia, the site chosen for the November 26 landing of NASA's InSight mission to Mars, is so plain that it may very well look like a stadium parking lot, the US space agency has said.

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United Nations says earth’s ozone layer is healing

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report has said.

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Artificial Intelligence will match human intelligence by 2062: Expert

In less than 50 years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will match humans on traits like adaptability, creativity and emotional intelligence, an expert has predicted.

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NASA grants $7 million for new life detection

NASA has awarded nearly $7 million for a fresh interdisciplinary project to detect new, non-Earth-like life on Mars, Jupiter and Saturn's icy moons.

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India’s first 3D printed house may be build within a year

The start-up called Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions aspires to completely automate construction, including placement of reinforcements and finishing, by re-envisioning the construction process.

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NASA detects smiley in new galaxy

On Saturday, it posted an image on its Instagram handle that showed two yellow orbs above an arc of light -- painting a smiley face in space.

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First moon walk’s commemorative plaque sold for $468,500

A commemorative plaque brought to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission went under the hammer for USD 468,500 in Texas, as part of a huge collection that once belonged to late astronaut Neil Armstrong, au

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Artificial Intelligence system decodes causes of religious conflict

PTIScientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that can help better understand what triggers religious violence.

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Ultralight ‘supermaterial’ made using plastic bottle waste

Scientists have developed a way to convert plastic bottle waste into flexible and durable aerogels that could be used for heat and sound insulation in buildings, oil spill cleaning, and as a lightweig

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South Africans make bricks from human urine

South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a product

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India’s first indigenous microprocessor launched by IIT-Madras

According to IIT-M, the product would assist the defence, nuclear power and government agencies in reducing the threat from systems infected with back-doors and hardware Trojans.

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