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ISRO hands 2 contracts to Arianespace, renews deal with EADS

ISRO hands 2 contracts to Arianespace, renews deal with EADS

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Indian Space Research Organisation has given an estimated Rs 500 crore order to Arianespace and renewed the five-year contract with EADS Astrium for joint marketing of satellites, it was announced today during the visit of French President Nilolas Sarkozy in Bangalore on Saturday. “We have signed commercial agreements... 

US firm to develop flying cars for military

US firm to develop flying cars for military

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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a 65 million-dollar program to develop a four-person vertical take-off flyable and roadable vehicle for the military. According to a press release issued by Terrafugia, Inc, the Transition Roadable Aircraft, or “Flying Car” manufacturer, is the... 

Sarkozy to address ISRO scientists

Sarkozy to address ISRO scientists

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Indian space agency ISRO is gearing up to host French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni at its headquarters here Saturday and will interact with top scientists. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) officials, Sarkozy will be at ISRO office between 12.30 p.m. and 1.40 p.m. Saturday. He will... 

Indian-made European satellite in geostationary orbit

Indian-made European satellite in geostationary orbit

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The Indian-made European communication satellite Hylas Tuesday went into geo-stationary orbit and is in good health, the space agency said. ‘Hylas (Highly Adaptable Satellite) is orbiting around the earth at 35,521km (perigee) and 35,800km (apogee) away and is in the radio-visibility of our master control facility (MCF)... 

Women’s red lips – biggest turn on for men!

Women’s red lips – biggest turn on for men!

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Want to catch a man’s eye? Forget fluttering your eyelashes or flicking your hair. All you need to do is practice your pout, for a woman’s lips are the most attractive part of her body. Especially if she’s wearing red lipstick. A new study, carried out by scientists at Manchester University, has shown that in the ten seconds... 

Polymers to revolutionise bio-medicine

Polymers to revolutionise bio-medicine

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Polymers are increasingly replacing glass and other metals in medical science and in fact, are being used in tissue engineering to replace body parts. “From degradable anti-microbial stitches to human organs, including blood vessels and bladders, polymers are in the process of bringing a revolution in the field of bio-medicines,”... 

Fish develop own ‘mosquito nets’ for good sleep

Fish develop own ‘mosquito nets’ for good sleep

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To avoid being constantly bitten by nocturnal predators and get a good night’s sleep, fish develop their own “mosquito nets”. Alexandra Grutter from University of Queensland Centre for Marine Studies said that while biology textbooks presumed mucous cocoons protected fishes from nocturnal predators such... 

LHC experiments bring new insight into primordial universe

LHC experiments bring new insight into primordial universe

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An experiment to recreate the conditions of Big Bang has suggested that the universe was a super-hot liquid in the moments immediately after its birth. The results of the experiment have surprised physicists as they contradict the accepted view of what happened in the immediate aftermath of the creation of the universe –... 

The most boring day ever? 11 April 1954

The most boring day ever? 11 April 1954

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All the days in all the years in all the world and they had to walk into mine. “Experts”, we’re told, have calculated that the most boring day of the 20th Century was 11 April 1954 – the day I was born. The “experts” work for a search engine organisation based in Cambridge and came to their... 

Why a face may look male or female

Why a face may look male or female

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Neuroscientists have discovered that our brains apparently can perceive some faces as male when it appears in one section of our field of view, but female when it appears in another. The finding, by the experts at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, challenges the longstanding tenet of neuroscience... 

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