Nasa Recovers Planet-Hunting Kepler Probe From Emergency Mode

In a good news for astronomers, Nasa engineers have successfully recovered the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft from emergency mode (EM). The spacecraft is now in a stable state with the communication antenna pointed toward Earth, enabling telemetry and historical event data to be downloaded to the ground. The spacecraft is operating in its lowest fuel-burn mode, […]

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1917 Image Reveals First-Ever Evidence of Exo-Planetary System

An image taken in 1917 and kept on an astronomical glass plate with the Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) has revealed the first-ever evidence of a planetary system beyond our own Sun. The unexpected find was recognised in the process of researching an article about planetary systems surrounding white dwarf stars in the journal New […]

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Nasa’s Kepler Spacecraft Discovers New ‘Hot Jupiter’

Nasa’s Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft has discovered a new Jupiter-like exoplanet, orbiting a 2.6 billion-year-old star located about 545 light years from the Earth. Researchers, led by Marshall C Johnson of the University of Texas at Austin, used the data from the K2 mission to search for possible transiting planets. They identified two targets designated EPIC […]

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Royal London Hospital Live-Streams Cancer Surgery in Virtual Reality

Taking the benefits of the virtual reality (VR) technology in healthcare sector to a new level, doctors at Royal London Hospital on Thursday successfully livestreamed in 360 degrees an operation conducted upon a 70-year colon cancer patient using the VR technology. Carried out by the leading cancer surgeon Dr. Shafi Ahmed, the entire procedure was […]

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EmTech India 2016: The digital future

Jack Hidary, a senior adviser at Google X Labs and also founder and chairman of US-based Samba Energy, speaking at EmTech India 2016 in New Delhi. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Global technology leaders and senior executives from around the world spoke on a range of topics, including Digital India, Smart Cities, Make in India, Skill India […]

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Geometric is the latest to extract a great deal for shareholders

The portion HCL Technologies has purchased has been valued at 1.4 times trailing 12-month revenue, while the Dassault joint venture has been valued at 2.4 times revenue. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint The wave of consolidation in the offshore information technology (IT) services space continues unabated. Close on the heels of Polaris Financial Technology Ltd’s sale to […]

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Tablets in disguise: this one turns into a Transformer

Obviously, the dream is that one day every bit of technology we own will turn into a Transformer, and we’re one step closer to that reality thanks to a new partnership between Hasbro and Chinese tablet manufacturer Xiaomi. The new version of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 – which sadly doesn’t actually work as a […]

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