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Japan releases rovers towards asteroid

The robots are expected to collect minerals that may throw light on the origin of the solar system A Japanese space probe on Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system. The …

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‘Forgotten switch’ leads to on-flight scare

Jet Airways passengers suffer nosebleed, headache after cabin pressure drops Nearly 30 passengers on board a Jet Airways plane bound for Jaipur suffered nose-bleed and many others complained of headache during takeoff from Mumbai on Thursday after the pilots allegedly forgot to switch on a button that helps maintain cabin …

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New Akash missiles get green light

The Army, which is inducting the indigenously developed Akash short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) system, will get an upgraded variant. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave its procedural approval to the variant on Tuesday. The Army has already inducted two Akash regiments, and ordered two more last year after a global …

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ISRO to tap small cities for innovations

Agartala gets space technology incubation centre The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital Agartala on Tuesday. It is the first of six such centres planned nationally to build capacity in new locations. More such space research activities will be splashed in a …

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AI robots can develop prejudice on their own

Artificially intelligent (AI) machines can easily learn racism and sexism from each other, say scientists. Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cardiff University showed that groups of autonomous machines could demonstrate prejudice by simply identifying, copying and learning this behaviour from one another.PTI Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/ai-robots-can-develop-prejudice-on-their-own/article24972495.ece

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