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NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory captures image of Jellyfish-shaped Nebula (IC 443)

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have come across a colorful nebula named officially as IC 443. It is the remnants of a supernova explosion. The nebula is located in the constellation Gemini at a distance of 5,000 light years from Earth. As per a release by NASA, the latest observations of the Jellyfish Nebula hints that explosion could have ... Read More »

Our Days Are Getting Longer: Study

Melting of glaciers near the Earth’s poles and the resulting rise in sea level is partly slowing down the Earth’s rotation, thereby increasing the length of our days, a new study suggests. Scientists are studying past changes in sea level in order to make accurate future predictions of the consequence of climate change, and they are looking down to Earth’s ... Read More »

Libyans urged to accept cease-fire, embrace UN unity plan

Photo: Mandel Ngan, AP IMAGE 1 OF 4 US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, centre, and UN special envoy for Libya Martin Kobler shake hands after their press conference, following an international … more ROME (AP) — Diplomats trying to help Libya emerge from the chaos that terrorists have exploited said Sunday that rival ... Read More »

Britain ‘moving towards military action against Isil in Libya’

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is now active in eastern Libya Photo: PA By Tim Ross, Senior Political Correspondent, Ben Farmer, and Nick Allen in Washington 10:53PM GMT 11 Dec 2015 Britain could launch military action in Libya next, Government sources have said amid fears that Islamic State militants will use their new stronghold along a stretch of the ... Read More »

Conference tries to avert mayhem in Libya, ‘the next emergency’ after Syria

ROME — Diplomats fearful of advances by Islamic militants in the chaos of Libya endorsed a plan Sunday for a cease-fire and a national unity government, potentially paving the way for the North African country to receive support and arms from a host of foreign countries. “We refuse to stand by and watch a vacuum filled by terrorists, because all ... Read More »

Libya’s rival governments navigate ISIS, diplomacy to work on unity accord

With ISIS expanding in Libya, getting ever closer to prized oil fields, and ramping up its propaganda from the northern African state, there is a sudden flurry of diplomatic activity to get a functioning government into place. A meeting of foreign ministers from dozens of countries will take place in Rome Sunday.  Friday in Tunis, the UN Envoy for Libya ... Read More »

Libya crisis: Rome talks call for ‘immediate ceasefire’

An international conference aimed at ending the civil war in Libya has called on all parties to accept an “immediate comprehensive ceasefire”. US Secretary of State John Kerry said he expected Libya’s rival governments to sign a UN-backed agreement on Wednesday to form a unity government. The conflict had “gone on too long”, he said, and the power vacuum had ... Read More »

A Drop Of Blood That Could Save Your Life: The New Technology of Stroke Detection

A new system could diagnose a stroke in less than 10 minutes. For the 795,000 Americans each year who suffer a stroke, a rapid response diagnostic test may soon be at hand. Scientists at Cornell University’s Baker Institute for Animal Health (BIAH) have created a system that can diagnose whether a stroke has taken place in less than 10 minutes ... Read More »

Facebook is giving away a powerful new technology for building smart computers

Facebook Facebook is giving away the design of this piece of hardware, called Big Sur, that helps computers think and learn. On Thursday, Facebook’s industry-changing Open Compute Project (OCP) took on one of the biggest, most important new fields in tech: machine learning and artificial intelligence.Facebook is giving away for free some hardware designs that make computers smarter and able ... Read More »

New Human Skin Detection Technology For Improved Security

Many current image recognition programmes employ hyperspectral imaging systems, which allow engineers to search for a wide variety of objects – exoplanets, oil wells, or human skin. (Representational Image) WASHINGTON:  Scientists have developed a new technology that can better characterise human skin using spectral imaging of melanin, hemoglobin and water, which could improve security, search and rescue operations. Spectral imaging ... Read More »