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The Glowing Lady of Panthéon: A short memoir

The Glowing Lady of Panthéon: A short memoir

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Written By: Sayantan Datta, Bishal Dey Hyderabad, India Commemorating 151 years of Madam Curie (Born- November 7, 1867; Died- July 4, 1934) She now lies, probably in peace and inquisitiveness, in the Panthéon, Paris. Her bones and blood now finally relieved to be away from the dangers of ionizing radiation and the consequences of it - Madame Curie’s body can never be as immortal as herself. With a legacy that spans eternity (in great irony to the half-life of the substances she worked with), she can be arguably understood as not just an important woman figure in life, but for us feminists (and some of us who have managed to survive in science), an important deviation from the then popularised scientific framework. We cannot claim to have a nuanced political critique of her l
#metoo Movement in Science Through Comics

#metoo Movement in Science Through Comics

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  Tarana Burke, like so many women, is a survivor of sexual harassment. In 1997, after hearing a story of a 13-year-old who's mother's boyfriend used to harass her. Tarana Burke started #metoomovement which caught attention worldwide in October 2017. Nowadays, we are experiencing a large number of women coming out with allegations against mostly famous men in countries like the U.S., India, France, China, Japan, and Italy. Read our comic to know more about how it all started.                              
Hawking was a Neuroscientist

Hawking was a Neuroscientist

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  Image Source  >> AP NewsRoom Arghya Manna Kolkata, India Are we conscious of our being? Though neuroscientists, philosophers and neuro-philosophers have debated over the topics for decades, the answer has not come. Who then understood consciousness? Virginia Woolf was someone who did. She was one of the most important English writers of the twentieth century, who had exploited consciousness in her narratives. According to Woolf, consciousness— simultaneously establishes and questions our being—is the accumulation of our scattered thoughts. She noted in her diary that when she looked inside herself, what she found was consciousness never stood still, rather it was a turbulent current. Woolf explained that our thought process is dynamic, it has trajectories. But what
ESA’s Mars Mission Set To Look For Signs Of Life

ESA’s Mars Mission Set To Look For Signs Of Life

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Video Source: AP NewsRoom [European Space Agency (ESA)] Length: 3:12 Darmstadt, Germany - April 2018 1. Close of office window at ESA's European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) 2. Various of Michel Denis, ExoMars Flight Operations Director, European Space Agency (ESA), working with colleague in control room COURTESY EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) 3. Animation of ExoMars orbit COURTESY EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) Darmstadt, Germany - April 2018 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michel Denis, ExoMars Flight Operations Director, European Space Agency (ESA): ++PART OVERLAID BY SHOTS 3 AND 5++ "I'm looking forward to the next few months enormously because the TGO (trace gas orbiter) will finally be able to show its full capability, the full capability of its instruments, in ter...
Stunning time-lapse shows California’s glowing waves

Stunning time-lapse shows California’s glowing waves

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Video Source  >>  AP NewsRoom A bloom of bioluminescent algae off the coast of California has turned Pacific Ocean surf an eerie shade of neon blue. This stunning time-lapse was captured on Friday at South Ponto Beach in Calrsbad. Thousands of people have been heading to the coast at night in the hope of witnessing the natural phenomenon. Also known as a red tide, the algal boom was observed all week lighting up the waves along a 15-mile stretch of coastline.
Facebook’s Oculus To Push Virtual Reality To Mainstream

Facebook’s Oculus To Push Virtual Reality To Mainstream

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Video Source  >> AP NewsRoom Facebook's Oculus headset is seen at a store in Phoenix, Arizona on May 12, 2018. Facebook's Oculus Research subsidiary launched the Oculus Go headset at F8, the Facebook Developer Conference. Mark Zuckerberg announced that the 32 GB version of the stand-alone headset would sell for $199, while a 64 GB version will be $249; both were available for immediate purchase.
Jupiter’s Backward-Flying Asteroid From Another Star System

Jupiter’s Backward-Flying Asteroid From Another Star System

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  Image Source  >> AP NewsRoom By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer Eds: Updates with details, quotes. With AP Photos. Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP) — Just months after the discovery of our first known interstellar visitor, it turns out there's another asteroid from yet another star system residing in our cosmic club in plain view. Scientists reported Monday that this interstellar resident is an asteroid sharing Jupiter's orbit but circling in the opposite direction. The asteroid, known as 2015 BZ509, has been in this peculiar backward orbit around the sun ever since getting sucked into our solar system, the researchers said. About 2 miles (3 kilometers) across, it joined our neighborhood in the first moments after our solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago. The Fre
ESA Space Telescope To Gaze At Far Flung Planets

ESA Space Telescope To Gaze At Far Flung Planets

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Video Source  >> AP NEWSROOM SWITZERLAND SPACE TELESCOPE SOURCE: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) RESTRICTIONS: AP CLIENTS ONLY LENGTH: 2:55 SHOTLIST: COURTESY EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) 1. Animation of Exoplanets ++MUTE++ COURTESY EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) Bern, Switzerland - Recent 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Willy Benz, CHEOPS Principal Investigator, European Space Agency (ESA): "We want to know what these planets are made of, we want to know how hot they are, we want to know their atmospheric compositions, structure. We want to know the surface temperature, we want to know if there's water there and eventually if there's life." 3. Various of CHEOPS space telescope in clean room at the University of Bern COURTESY EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) 4. Animatio
China launches relay satellite as part of plan to probe dark side of moon

China launches relay satellite as part of plan to probe dark side of moon

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Video Source  >> AP NewsRoom SHOTLIST: CCTV OFF-AIR Xichang, Sichuan Province - 21 May 2018 **4:3** NIGHT SHOTS 1. Long March-4C rocket blasting off 2. Various animation of Queqiao (Magpie Bridge) relay satellite Beijing - Recent (exact date not known) **4:3** 3. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Wu Weiren, chief designer, China's lunar exploration programme/academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering: ++PART OVERLAID WITH VARIOUS OF SATELLITE BEING ASSEMBLED++ "It can communicate not only with the far side of the Moon but also with Earth, so we gave it the name of Queqiao (Magpie Bridge). It's like we set up observing and controlling communication between the Moon's far side and the Earth. " Xichang, Sichuan Province - Recent (exact date not known) ++4:3++ 4. SOUN
Walking robot maker prepares to unleash its dog-like machine

Walking robot maker prepares to unleash its dog-like machine

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  Image Source  >> AP NewsRoom Berkeley, Calif. (AP) A robotics company known for its widely shared videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is preparing to sell some after more than a quarter century of research. Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert said Friday that his company plans to begin selling the dog-like SpotMini robot next year, likely to businesses for use as a camera-equipped security guard. But he thinks other applications for the four-legged contraption will be likely developed by other companies, because the robot has a flat platform to allow other equipment with its own computer programming to be easily mounted on top of it. SpotMini gets around with the help of cameras on its front, sides and one mounted on it

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