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Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteor shower

TOKYO A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower blasted into space on Friday, Japanese scientists said. A start-up based in Tokyo developed the micro-satellite for the celestial show over Hiroshima early next year as the initial experiment for what it calls …

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Chilean Patagonia: An open-air lab to study climate change

SENO BALLENA In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile’s Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help predict how climate change will affect the world’s oceans. For the study, four researchers from the Austral University of Chile embarked …

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Oceans warming much faster than previously thought: Study

WASHINGTON The world’s oceans were warming at an accelerated rate and were much warmer due to climate change than scientists previously thought, according to a new study. The data, published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science, shows that the oceans have experienced consistent changes since the late 1950s and …

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China’s lunar explorer sends first panoramic image of moon’s far side

BEIJING China’s lunar explorer Chang’e-4 probe has sent the first panoramic image of its landing site after it became the world’s first spacecraft to touch down on the moon’s uncharted side never visible from Earth, an official media report said on Friday. The lunar explorer Chang’e-4 landed on the far side of the moon on January …

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TRAI speeds up process of Mobile Number Portability

NEW DELHI The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) amended the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) regulations to ease and quicken the process of portability. The timeline for porting a mobile number within the Intra-Licensed Service Area (Intra-LSA) or the same circle has been limited to two days and that in a different circle or an …

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Cyberattacks cost Indian firms an average of $10 million in losses: Study

NEW DELHI Cybersecurity threats can cost large organisations in India an average of $10.3 million in economic losses, revealed a latest Frost and Sullivan study commissioned by Microsoft. Cybersecurity attacks have led to job losses in more than three in five (64 per cent) organisations over the last year, and nine in ten …

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NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat

NASA’s deep space explorer Osiris-Rex flew on Monday to within a dozen miles of its destination, a skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental to life as well as the potential to collide with Earth in about 150 years. Launched in September 2016, Osiris-Rex embarked on NASA’s unprecedented seven-year mission …

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