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Perfect launch for Chandrayaan-2

India’s second lunar journey and its first-ever interplanetary mission to be spearheaded by two women, Project Director M. Vanitha and Mission Director Ritu Kharidhal, got a boost after the ambitious Chandrayaan-2 mission, headed to the moon’s South Pole region, and achieved an orbit 6,000 km more than what was targeted. …

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Moon mission to try landing on Sept. 7

Targeted date just a day later than the earlier schedule; module’s twin phases tweaked, says official The loss of a week due to the aborted launch of India’s second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, on July 15 has not hampered the mission’s targeted landing date on the moon’s South Pole with ISRO …

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Yes we can, indeed we must, restore forests

An outstanding example of reforestation is Philippines Global warming, largely caused by industrial development and consumer demands, has been causing havoc across the world. Temperatures are shooting up, floods have been ravaging South China and Northeast India, unseasonal rains and, ironically, delayed and poor monsoon rains are experienced. A major …

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Indian origin scientists develop AI system to curb deepfake videos

Scientists develop AI to curb ‘deepfake’ videos A team of Indian-origin researchers in California has developed a system driven by artificial intelligence to identify altered content at the pixel level. The team is currently working on still images which will eventually help them detect “deepfake” videos.IANS Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/indian-origin-scientists-develop-ai-system-to-curb-deepfake-videos/article28623505.ece

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How mammal brains identify various smells

Researchers Shyam Srinivasan and Charles Stevens found that approximately six types of mammals, from mice to cats, distinguish odours in almost the same way by using circuitry in the brain. The study, published in the journal Current Biology , revealed that the size of each of the three components of …

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