Optimistic about Mars Opportunity rover, says NASA

Washington, Aug 20 : There’s reason to be optimistic about Mars Opportunity rover that has been silent since June 10, after getting caught in a massive dust storm on the Red Planet that cut off solar power for the nearly 15-year-old rover, NASA said in a statement. According to the scientists, the global dust storm […]

Bengal drawing up schemes for promoting renewable energy : Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 20 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the state government is drawing up major schemes for promoting renewable energy including solar. “Today is National Renewable Energy Day. Our state government is drawing up major schemes for the promotion of solar power and other sources of renewable energy like […]

Water-rich planets outside our solar system common: Study

Washington, Aug 19 : Water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets which are between two to four times the size of Earth, suggests new research that may have implications for the search of life in our galaxy. Water has been implied previously on individual exoplanets, but this work, presented at the […]

Permafrost carbon leak could peak within a few decades: Study

Washington, Aug 19 : Arctic permafrost’s expected gradual thawing due to climate change and the associated influx of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere may actually happen within a few decades, much earlier than previously thought, warns a new NASA-funded study. For centuries, a massive store of carbon has been locked underground in the Arctic’s permanently […]

This AI system could make lip sync dubbing accurate

Toronto, Aug 19 : Dodgy lip sync dubbing could soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can edit the facial expressions of actors to accurately match dubbed voices. The system, called Deep Video Portraits, can also be used to correct gaze and head pose in […]

Mexican astrophysicist discovers first galaxies in universe

Mexico City, Aug 19 : A Mexican astrophysicist has identified some of the first galaxies in our universe together with a team of researchers. The National Autonomous University of Mexico on Saturday said that the newly-identified galaxies are: Segue-1, Bootes I, Tucana II and Ursa Mayor I. All were formed more than 13 billion years […]