• The conference on "Co-morbid factors" in learning Disability

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    Bhopal: A conference on co-morbid factors in Learning disability was organized by Alpha to Omega learning centre at the Taj Gateway Hotel, Chennai. For those who are in this field, the annual conference organized by Alpha to Omega, Chennai, is a pioneering effort. Under the able guidance of smt. Lalitha L. Ramanujan and the trustees of this organization, a lot has been done to educate trainers and parents in handling children as diverse as those suffering from severe Autism and other forms of developmental delay, that hamper learning. Educators from all over the country and abroad gathered here ...Read More


  • The Mars Colony of the Future Could Be Powered by This Advanced Microgrid

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    New Delhi: SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to put a million people on Mars in the next century. They'll be ferried to the Red Planet on a fleet of spaceships that can each carry 100 or more people, and make their living in an environment bereft of oxygen and full of danger. While you can't breathe the air on Mars, with some creative thinking you could bring in many of the comforts of home. Mars has great potential for energy generation. While its atmosphere is dusty, the sun's light reaches down to the surface, allowing for solar panels. And the wind that provides the driving force of erosion on ...Read More


  • Could Mysterious Cosmic Light Flashes Be Powering Alien Spacecraft?

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    Bhopal: Bizarre flashes of cosmic light may actually be generated by advanced alien civilizations, as a way to accelerate interstellar spacecraft to tremendous speeds, a new study suggests. Astronomers have catalogued just 20 or so of these brief, superbright flashes, which are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), since the first one was detected in 2007. FRBs seem to be coming from galaxies billions of light-years away, but what's causin...Read More


  • Cold War-Era Satellites Spy on Himalayan Glaciers

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    San Francisco: The Cold War may have ended decades ago, but spy satellites data from that era are now being used for a new mission: tracking environmental change in the Himalayas. Using declassified spy satellite data, researchers have created 3D images of glaciers across the Himalayas, scientists said. These maps provide the first consistent look at 40 years of glacier change across Asia's high-mountain region. Early results from these models were presented here Monday (Dec. 12) at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The new 3D maps revealed how the Himalayas' glaciers have behaved i...Read More


  • Alien Life May Munch on Galactic Cosmic Rays

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    New York: Extreme microbes that live in hostile places on Earth may feed off of cosmic rays that zip through space, according to a study of a bizarre bacterium thriving deep in a dark gold mine. If life exists on other planets such as Mars, it too could be gobbling up cosmic rays in order to survive, the new study suggests. "When you have radiation penetrating deep below the surface, where there might be water on Mars or [Jupiter's moon] Europa, then it could start chemical reactions that life could use," said study author Dimitra Atri, a research scientist at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Sc...Read More