Nipah Virus

The virus is present in bat urine and potentially, bat faeces, saliva, and birthing fluids. The disease gets transmitted into humans after consumption of fruits contaminated with excretions or secretions of bats.

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis, a disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals,that causes severe rapid, fatal respiratory and neurologic disease in both humans and animals. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus  but they are symptomless carriers.. The organism which causes Nipah Virus encephalitis is an RNA or Ribonucleic acid virus of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus, and is closely related to Hendra virus. Continue reading “Nipah Virus”

Google Assistant Rebranding As Duplex..

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You will be able to book restaurant reservations and hair appointments and to check holiday hours, everything you’d normally do over the phone with Google Assistant on your behalf. A future feature of Google’s voice assistant,the virtual assistant that’s part of the company’s Android and Google Home devices, is the ability to make an appointment by phone for you. This is the beginning of transforming Google Assistant to become a digital twin of you. Continue reading “Google Assistant Rebranding As Duplex..”

Galactic Positioning System

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The GPS works so well for cars, ships and even planes, but have you ever wondered how the Sci-Fi space ships find their way in galaxy?? Yeah GPS, help them too, not the Global Positioning System but the Galactic Positioning System which is now under development. NASA’s new autonomous X-ray navigation system could provide deep-space missions with a cosmic version of GPS.  Instead of satellite signals, they use X rays from pulsars.  Pulsars are a type of dead star having enormous magnetic fields, whose rotation produces X-ray signals with an highly exact rhythm. Pulsars are called “cosmic lighthouses” because their rapid pulse of radio emission is so predictable, that it can be used as a simple straightforward method of Navigation. The system works by combining pulsar pulse data from a reference location such as Earth allowing spaceships to determine their location in space to an accuracy of 3 miles. Continue reading “Galactic Positioning System”

5G : Next Evolutionary Wireless Standard

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With Super fast 4G mobile data service both coverage and speed capabilities, we all wonder, what more 5G would do?? 5G is one of the most discussed technologies in this decade ,but do we really need it?? Yes, is my answer as I believe it’s the foundation for the next technological revolution. .. Let’s have a close look of what actually 5G is…

The next evolutionary step in mobile communication technology will hit the market by 2020 and is fondly called 5G. 5G simply stands for fifth generation and refers to the next and newest mobile wireless standard based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard of broadband technology, although a formal standard for 5G is yet to be set. The main difference compared with today’s 4G and 4.5G (LTE advanced) is beyond data speed improvements, it will be focused on IoT and critical communications applications.

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Holi: A Festival of Colours & Joy

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Holi is a celebration of the onset of spring. Farmers celebrated happy harvest every year at this time and welcomed the season of spring with celebrations. Since then, the tradition of celebrating with dance, music and colours started.

Once upon a time, the colours used during Holi were prepared from the flowers of trees that blossomed during spring like flowers of ‘tesu’ or ‘palash’ tree and known as gulal. Most of these trees also had medicinal properties and the colours obtained from them were highly beneficial to the skin and body. With the rapid commercialisation of this festival and a strong demand for other colours, artificial colours,consisting of a large number of chemicals, became easily available. These poses serious health issues.

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Rare Lunar Trifecta….

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A rare celestial treat will color the skies on January 31,2018, when a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a super moon all rolled into one. NASA has even dubbed the event a “Super Blue Blood Moon,” as it will occur near when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, a so-called “super moon.”  There hasn’t been a triple lineup like this since 1982 and the next won’t occur until 2037.

The first event is a total lunar eclipse that happens on the morning of Jan. 31. This eclipse will be special! The moon will be both “super” and “blue,” and if skies are clear, sky watchers in North America will be able to see all or part of the eclipse.

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Fidget Spinner – Toy Craze of 2017

The hottest toy of the season, fidget spinner, has made their way into the fingertips of many to help with anxiety attacks.”Fidget spinners” are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her fingers. Made up of a variety of materials from metal to plastic, designs varying anywhere from 2-5 propellers that surround the center bearing and when spun it maintains its momentum by continuing to spin the object. The most popular of the models happens to be the tri-spinner fidget toy.

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Is Rainbow Really A Bow???

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Everyone will agree that rainbow is one of nature’s most splendid masterpieces. A simple phenomenon of bending of light as it passes through water droplets can create such amazing spectrum of colors: Rainbow! Light is refracted as it enters the raindrop, then reflected inside the drop and again refracted as it goes out of the drop.How can we view rainbow ?? To have a view, your back must be to the sun as you look at an approximately 40 degree angle above the ground into a region of the atmosphere with suspended droplets of water or even a light mist. Each individual droplet of water acts as a tiny prism that both disperses the light and reflects it back to your eye. As you sight into the sky, wavelengths of light associated with a specific color arrive at your eye from the collection of droplets. Continue reading “Is Rainbow Really A Bow???”

Are plastics safe ???

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Does safe plastics mean safe for people, or safe for containers?

The word “plastic” can mean a wide variety of substances and contain many chemicals, some of which have been identified as potentially harmful. Manufacturers often add different chemicals to plastics to give them the exact characteristics they’re looking for, like flexibility, strength, and reduced production cost. These chemicals include dioxins, cadmium, parabens, bisphenol A, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), agricultural chemicals, polybrominated flame retardants, and some of the active ingredients in sunscreens. These are called endocrine disruptors, substances which when taken into our bodies, alter normal hormonal function.
Latest research has given us a lot of good reasons to think carefully about how we use plastics. Although some of these plastics are considered safe, there is still risk, no matter how small.

You can identify the type of plastic in a container by looking at the recycling code number.

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