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Vega region of the night sky shine with discoveries

By Emma Cox, published on Nov 27, 2015

Vega is 25 light-years away from the Earth, visible in the summer sky of the Northern Hemisphere. It is the brightest star of the constellation Lyra, the fifth brightest star in the night sky and the second brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere.

Over a 26,000-year cycle, the North gradually shifts to different stars, due to the wobbling of the Earth's axis. Vega was the North Star several thousand years ago, and will replace Polaris to be the North Star again in about 12,000 years. While brightness has been the popular point of Vega, its region has been quite the research... (more)

Tags: telescopes, vega region, discoveries in the vega region, santilli telescope, large hadron collider

Space

By Emma Cox, published on Nov 19, 2015

Has the search for alien life been renewed? It appears so, according to the latest telescope facility proposals across the world.

The last week of September saw a group of scientists introduce to the world their proposal to set up a large telescope in space. The new telescope, Space.com reported, is said to be more powerful than the current space observatories today, including the famous Hubble. The High Definition Space Telescope (HDST) is a hundred times more capable in detecting faint light from very faraway stars or galaxies. With a budget of 8 to 9 million dollars, the group aims... (more)

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Global nuclear industries must upgrade to battle hacking

By Emma Cox, published on Nov 11, 2015

Ageing infrastructure and over-adherence to technology may lead to massive database hacking on nuclear companies across the globe, says London-based independent policy group Chatham House.

In its latest report on cyber security, the institute revealed that cyber vulnerability’s full extent is not wholly realized in most nuclear facilities in the world. Most of them think that they are safe from outside-world breach since nuclear facilities are typically given higher security than other government and private facilities.

“The conventional belief that all nuclear facilities are... (more)

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Scientists hope to discover alien life with new telescope

By Emma Cox, published on Oct 17, 2015

The last week of September saw a group of scientists introduce their proposal to set up a large telescope in space to the world. The new telescope, Space.com reported, is said to be more powerful than the current space observatories today, including the famous Hubble. The High Definition Space Telescope (HDST) is a hundred times more capable in detecting faint light from very faraway stars or galaxies. With a budget of 8 to 9 million dollars, the group aims to launch the telescope into space for positioning in the 2030s.

In the same week, the government of India launched its first space... (more)

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Are Large Telescope Observatories Scalable?

By Emma Cox, published on Oct 11, 2015

The Hubble Space Telescope recently debuted new, detailed images of the Veil Nebula. The remains of the massive supernova, located in the constellation Cygnus which is 2,100 light-years away, was a wispy-colored skein of gas and dust.

“The bluish features, outlining the cavity wall, appear smooth and arched in comparison to the fluffy green and red structures. The red glow is from cooler gas that was excited by the shock collision at an earlier time and has subsequently diffused into a more chaotic structure,” NASA said.

Since 1990, the Hubble telescope has made many discoveries... (more)

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Telescope Discovers Exoplanet From Earth

By Emma Cox, published on Aug 28, 2015

NASA’s Kepler mission was able to find an exoplanet late last month. Now, astronomy has reached new heights, as a ground-based telescope was able to detect and find an exoplanet six months later.

In July, an exoplanet called Kepler-452b has been discovered by a NASA’s Kepler transit mission, and was referred to as a possible “Earth 2.0.” Jon Jenkins, data analysis leader at NASA’s Ames Research Center, describes the exoplanet as an “older, bigger cousin to Earth.”

Before, building billion-dollar spacecrafts was the preferred method to discover these heavenly bodies. Now, ground-based... (more)

Tags: nasa, space exploration, exoplanet, telescopes, santilli telescopes, possible earth, galileo telescope, kepler mission

China Targets Africa for Business Priority

By Emma Cox, published on Jul 20, 2015

Africa is on top of China’s lists, as a rich source of business opportunities, which, when tapped, would bring in economic development in the African region, Forbes reported.

Chinese presence in Africa has grown in recent years. According to Brookings research, Chinese investment in Africa has increased from USD 210 million in 2000 to 3.17 billion in 2011. In 2013, trade between China and Africa amounted to $200 billion.

It added that China’s involvement in Africa covers various sectors from agriculture, education, transportation, energy, communication, and health.

Since... (more)

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Audio Technologies: Best Friends of Citizen Journalists

By Emma Cox, published on Jun 11, 2015

Thanks to the era of smartphones and other mobile devices, anyone can now play citizen journalist and produce all kinds of extraordinary stories that used to be the domain of professional journalists and documentary makers.

"The collective arena is a hive of creativity," said documentary pioneer Molly Dineen, who praised technological developments as adding a richer dimension to current affairs and factual documentaries. "It should add to what traditional documentary makers are doing and not take away."

In fact, ordinary citizens are not the only ones who benefit from this trend,... (more)

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The Inseparability of Rutile Mining and Paint Industry

By Emma Cox, published on May 16, 2015

The global paint and coatings industry reached more than $90 billion in 2010. Economists say that the industry is flourishing, expecting it to record a CAGR of 3.2 percent by the mid-point of the decade to $116.4 billion.

The industry remains an essential aspect of the entire industrial market, as it accounts for 22 percent of its total volume. On a global scope, its importance remains irrefutable, as every economy, whatever its size, needs paint for their infrastructure development and manufacturing industry.

Paint manufacturers rely heavily on titanium dioxide (rutile) to give... (more)

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On Audioboom’s Success: Is it Because of Russell Brand?

By Emma Cox, published on May 15, 2015

There was a time when Audioboom wanted to be part of the close-knit circle of social media giants Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Ever since its inception, the spoken-word audio platform has been adamant that it would soon disrupt— or “reinvent”—radio.

In 2009, the company known then as Audioboo was launched. It was promising since no one ever braved the ever-expanding social media market with only spoken-word audio as its weapon. Spoken word meant no music, just words. It was the year of microblogging and photoblogging, the reign of iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud, the nascent... (more)

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