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NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs

NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs

NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs.

Overview

You have got a chance to prove yourself to unleash the scientist in you! You just need to design a better payload for a lunar rover with the size of a bar soap!

Yes! You heard it right! On Thursday NASA issued ideas for a miniaturized payload to send the miniaturized rovers to the lunar surface. The program called the “Honey, I Shrunk the NASA payload challenge” through a platform called HeroX.

According to the details, the challenge is to design a payload for a lunar rover with a size of a bar soap. Also, there are more challenges that awaits with testing prototyping and creation. For the first round that is the design round, a reward of total $160,000 prize money is announced. Also, note the point that it will accept all submissions till June 1st.

NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs
NASA have plans for the future missions

NASA needs your help for mini moon payload designs

Advantages of small size rover

  • Small size rovers are not so complicated.
  • Small size rovers have lower probability of damage.
  • It can be built at cheaper rates.
  • Small size rovers can be used as a starter prior to a mission as a method of testing.
  • Small size rovers will cut high energy consumption.
  • As a rover is primarily used for probing, then small size rover has the capacity to do so.

Conclusion

These rovers will help in collecting information about the lunar surface, also it’s environment. These information will be quite useful for future lunar missions. In 2022, NASA is planning for an Artemis program.

So, what are your thoughts regarding the payload? Will you take part in the challenge? I want my readers to be the champion! So go for it!

Also don’t forget to comment your views!

Super pink moon lights the sky amid COVID-19

Super pink moon lights the sky amid COVID-19

Super pink moon lights the sky amid COVID-19,

The Super pink moon lighted up the night sky across the world. Amid the COVID-19 which made the world to come to sandstill, the supermoon provided a magnificent view and hope to the entire world.

What is a Supermoon?

Super Pink Moon lights the sky amid COVID-19

As the name suggests, supermoon is not that kind of super big thing. It happens when a full moon comes nearer to the Earth. Also, they appear 10-15 per cent brighter.

Super pink moon lights the sky amid COVID-19

What’s with the name?

Super Pink Moon lights the sky amid COVID-19
This beautiful flower you are seeing is the Phlox flower from which the Supermoon get its name.

The name Super pink moon is adapted because these supermoon appear during the spring season. Mostly in North American regions certain flowers which are pink colored blooms. Therefore, with the reference to it traditionally the name for the moon came into being.

The above picture shows the flower Flox from which the name of the supermoon came.

Timings

The super pink moon was visible from April 7 in the evening to April 8 in the morning.

Full Supermoons of 2020

  • The first supermoon was on March 9 with distance of 357,404 km.
  • The second supermoon the current one on April 7 – 8 with distance of 357,035 km.
  • The coming one is on May 7.

Missed the supermoon?

Missed the Super Pink Moon? No need to worry. Here is another chance : the coming month of May on 7 th the world will witness the new supermoon. So, get ready!

So, guys what are your views on the Super Pink Moon? Had anyone watched it or missed it. Comment your views and let me know!

World Health Day 2020

World Health Day 2020

World Health Day 2020, 7th April marks the World Health Day. As you all know the global pandemic Covid19 had brought us sandstill and the world is suffering with economic drawbacks. Also, it is affecting everyone regardless.

Health is necessary and important. It is mentioned that “Health is wealth”. Therefore, it is our duty to take care of our own health and also others’.

Remembering the human struggles in the way of our development we bring you the most updates and facts about the World Health Day 2020!

What is World Health Day?

World Health Day is a day to spread the awareness of health globally. It is celebrated on April 7th every year under World Health Organization and other allies.

From 1950 onwards the World Health Organization started observing this day.

Why World Health Day celebrated?

The main motive of the World Health Day is to promote healthy living among the people. To free the world from diseases and to unitedly fight against diseases like AIDS.

Therefore, this day serves to promote the healthy living of life.

World Health Day 2020 facts:

  • Started as a result of world health assembly organized by WHO in Geneva in 1948.
  • Started celebrating officially as World Health Day in the year 1950.
  • Celebrated every year on April 7 worldwide.
  • The tagline for the World Health Day 2020 is : support nurses and midwives.

What is WHO?

World Health Day 2020

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health situated in Geneva, Switzerland.

We all know the world is suffering from the pandemic. Everyone is in a lockdown state.

In this World Health Day we can pledge to:

Fight against the coronavirus and other diseases.

Respect the medical staffs.

Keep ourselves healthy and practice social distancing for the time being in this pandemic.

So, what are your views on the World Health Day? We want to listen from you. Gladly comment down and let us know!

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New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

OVERVIEW

When the whole world is going lockdown because of coronavirus, a new type of virus called Hantavirus took life of a Chinese man. According to reports, the man was travelling to Shangdong province and in the way, he died due to the virus.

The hashtag #Hantavirus is trending on twitter and it created panic around the world. People are under the impression that like the coronavirus this virus is going to create havoc in the world.

Well no need to panic, we are here to present the facts about the Hantavirus.

New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

New hantavirus claims death of a man in China

Hantavirus facts

  • Hantavirus is not a communicable virus. Also, it is not airborne.
  • It is not transmitted from human to human. Transmitted from rodents.
  • Transmitted from saliva and fecal particles of the rodents.
  • The hantavirus pulmonary syndrome(HPS) caused by hantavirus once infested in New York.
  • South America witness these cases commonly.
  • The virus was first discovered in Korea near Hantan river. Therefore, name was given accordingly.
New hantavirus claims death of a man in China
Hantavirus is transmitted by rats or rodents

Hantavirus symptoms

The disease associated with the Hantavirus is HPS (Hantavirus pulmonary disease). The symptoms mainly are:

  • High fever accompanied with chills, body aches and headaches.
  • Dry cough can occur repeatedly.
  • Breathing difficulty can occur.
  • Nausea, vomiting can also occur with the disease.
  • Stomach pain is also accompanied.

Prevention

  • Maintain hygiene strictly.
  • Keep house neat and clean.
  • Do not come with contact of rodents.

These are the preventive measures. If the symptoms occur one should rush to doctor or else the situation will worsen.

There is no need to worry as the disease is common and there is a cure for it. But it is better to stick to the norms “prevention is better than cure”.

What you think about the Hantavirus? Please comment down and let me know.

Increase immunity during coronavirus outbreak traditionally

Increase immunity during coronavirus outbreak traditionally

Increase immunity during coronavirus outbreak traditionally.

The world is suffering with the global pandemic, the coronavirus. The reason for the high effect is that the virus can affect 2 to 2.5 people by a carrier person. Also, the virus being undetectable with the symptoms showing in 14 days.

The world together continues to fight it with vaccine research and trials going on.

We do not have any option for medicines. So, in these days we can remain isolated and practice measures to increase immunity. Because left with no vaccines and antidote we only have immunity. It all depends on immunity now !

So, here we present easy traditional ways through which you can power up your immune cells. Increase immunity during coronavirus outbreak traditionally

Here are some of the tips:

Ginger(Zingiber officinale)

Use ginger( Zingiber officinale ), as it increases immunity. Also it eases cold and flu so it is an effective way to fight the coronavirus.

Increase immunity during coronavirus outbreak traditionally

You can consume ginger by smashing it and consuming it with honey. Honey is also better in powering up immunity. It decreases cough. Or you can use dry ginger powder with honey.

Increase immunity during coronavirus outbreak traditionally

Tulsi(Ocimum sanctum)

Tulsi( Ocimum sanctum ) is very beneficial. Use tulsi leaves by taking in with boiled water.

Increase immunity during coronavirus outbreak traditionally

Boil water by adding tulsi( Ocimum sanctum) in it. Also you can add ginger in it and consume.

Turmeric(Curcuma longa)

Use turmeric powder in food as it has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. So it reduces infection.

 turmeric powder Increase immunity during coronavirus outbreak traditionally

It can be used in boiled water by adding a whole spoon of it.

So, these are the traditional methods to make your immunity healthy. I have been practicing it and found it effective. This ayurvedic traditional method is indeed powerful.

Also, do not use antibiotics in any case, it will only lower your immunity and will not act against the coronavirus.

So, use this method and comment down your experience with these traditional tips!

For learning more about Ayurveda visithttp://anahataayurveda.in/

The new BMW going more than black

The new BMW going more than black

The whole new BMW going more than black

The new BMW going more than black

INDEX

The new BMW X6 has released a new revolution. The bmw car is going more blacker than black. So, what’s with the new feature? Let’s take a look!

Black cars are more common. Black suits in everything whether if it is appliances, gadgets and automobiles. The most important feature of the BMW X6 car is that it is spray painted using vantablack. A pigment known as “‘blacker than black”.

The British artist Anish Kapoor has the rights to paint the vantablack.

The new BMW going more than black

FEATURES

The whole new BMW going more than black

Scientifically vantablack had got more features and views. It is going to be one of the future technology in Architectures, automobiles, maybe even in gadgets!

  • Vantablack known as the world’s blackest black pigment.
  • It can absorb 99% of light.
  • So reflection not possible in any way.
  • Because of total light absorption the blackest black colour perceived to human eye.
  • So it can be perceived like two dimenionally as reflection is lacking as interpreted by brain.
  • Still a little 1% of reflectance is enabled still making it the blackest car ever.
  • The German car BMW became the first car to implement it.

Vantablack features

Vantablack a material developed by Surrey Nanosystems can absorb 99.9% visible light.

It works by trapping the light in between the nanotubes in the paint. Just one square centimeter paint can contain one billion nanotubes making trapping easier. Introduced by the British artist Anish Kapoor.

Only limited edition of 50 vantablacks are available costing each a whooping 75000 $ !

Purchase option is not available but one can get the vantablack done directly by the company.

Vantablacked objects

Till now, many objects are vantablacked ranging from basketball to sculptures.

vantablacked basketball appears 2D as the visible light is all absorbed
vantablack objects

The blackest spray painting! Driving brain more crazy

So, What do you think about the vantablack? Comment and let me know!

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FIRST 3D MAP OF CORONAVIRUS TO DEVELOP VACCINES

FIRST 3D MAP OF CORONAVIRUS TO DEVELOP VACCINES
FIRST 3D MAP OF CORONAVIRUS TO DEVELOP VACCINES

FIRST 3D MAP OF CORONAVIRUS TO DEVELOP VACCINES

  • Researchers of University of Texas and National Institute of Health successfully created the first 3D map of the novel coronavirus.
  • Created within 27 days
  • Obtained viral genome sequence in 15 days
  • Constructed 3D map of the novel coronavirus in 12 days
FIRST 3D MAP OF CORONAVIRUS TO DEVELOP VACCINES

Index

FIRST 3D MAP OF CORONAVIRUS TO DEVELOP VACCINES

Researchers of University of Texas, Austin and National Institute of Health, U S successfully created the first 3D map of the novel coronavirus.

The three dimensional atomic scale map will help majorly in developing vaccines. Also antiviral drugs to resist the viral attacks.

In a due course of 15 days the scientists obtained the viral genomic sequence of the nove coronavirus.

In further 12 days the team reconstructed the 3D map of novel coronavirus.

What is 3D mapping?

 3D mapping of brain
This is the 3D mapping of brain used to study in further advancements

3D mapping is the modern technique which is a part of Augmented Reality(AR).

The objects are designed and projected using a projector, mainly used in displaying architectural aspects, designs.

Used in theatres mainly in entertainment. Above all, used in biological aspects to display the human body anatomically for case studies. Also in Genome sequencing.

In addition, using 3D mapping we can recreate or construct anything. Therefore it is required and emerging in all the fields. This piece of technology can prove it’s excellence in coming days.

Use of the 3D map of novel coronavirus

FIRST 3D MAP OF CORONAVIRUS TO DEVELOP VACCINES

The map of the viral protein structure of novel coronavirus revealed the difference of the behavious patterns of it’s strains.

Therefore, It helped in comparison of novel coronavirus with MERS and SARS. Consequently, it showed how this virus spreads faster. In contrast , between the other two.

Expected to help in creating the first vaccine. Furthermore, it can help in studying the viral effects.

Also, it can help in preparation from another outbreak.

15 years ago the human genome was sequenced. Likewise, the sequencing and 3D mapping can help to know more about the microworld.

What can you expect from 3D mapping technology? Comment and let me know!

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NAVIC : THE GPS OF INDIA

NAVIC : THE GPS OF INDIA

NAVIC : THE GPS OF INDIA is here

  • Officially known as Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).
  • The mobile brand Xiaomi claimed that in the new Redmi note 9 series, it will use the NAVIC GPS.
  • Qualcomm revealed the snapdragon 720G, snapdragon 662 and snapdragon 460 chips will support the NAVIC.

INDEX

GPS abbreviation is Global Positioning System, used mainly for tracking and navigation. Indians used mainly GPS signals from the following countries. Now proudly Indians can use their own GPS.

Till date only 5 countries have their own GPS.

Countries with own GPS :

  • U S A – Navigational star or Navigational System Tracking And Range (NAVSTAR)
  • Russia – GLONASS – with 24 working satellites
  • European Union – Galileo
  • Japan – QZSS
  • China – Bei Dou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)

Above all, India is making history with the new GPS the NAVIC.

What is NAVIC?

IRNSS

Officially known as Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

To clarify, it can provide navigation and positioning services accurately in India. Also upto 1500 kms across the borders. Therefore , neighbouring countries can use this service.

FEATURES

PSLV launch
PSLV C27 launch containing IRNSS 1D
Courtesy : ISRO

NAVIC satellites use dual frequency bands. As a result, more accurate than GPS which uses single band and makes errors mainly signal problems.

Totally consists of 9 satellites of which

7 satellites are combination of geosynchronous and geostationary orbit.

2 satellites are ground satellites.

Indian GPS officially called IRNSS or navigation with Indian constellation

Can we use NAVIC GPS?

The NAVIC will provide two sevices :

For civilians : standard positioning service

For military : restricted service mostly encrypted one.

Now for civilians the next Android devices can use the NAVIC GPS.

xiaomi logo

The mobile brand Xiaomi claimed that in the new Redmi note 9 series, it will use the NAVIC GPS.

Qualcomm snapdragon

Also Qualcomm revealed the snapdragon 720G, snapdragon 662 and snapdragon 460 chips will support the NAVIC.

NAVIC vs GPS which will win? click here https://trendingontop.com/2020/03/01/gps-vs-navic-is-navic-better-than-gps/

Earth has a new moon orbiting it!

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Earth has a new moon orbiting it!

Yes the information is correct.Earth has got a new moon.It had been circling around Earth for about 3 years.

With a size of a car,it had been circling round the earth!This celestial body also called commonly as minimoon,named 2020 CD3.

Researchers at the Catalina sky survey. Kacper Wierzchos and Teddy Pruyne observed this celestial body on February 15.

Above all,scientists are tweeting about it.

Earth has a new moon orbiting it!

According to Nasa.

Asteroids in space gets attracted near Earth.

Because of gravitational pull the body gets sucked near Earth.

Consequently, it started orbiting.

Therefore,this moon is Earth’s second mini moon.

The Minor planet center is the organization concerned with collecting observational datas of minor planets.It’s parent organization International Astronomical Union.

secondly, the Minor Planet centre announced that Earth has a second moon

In contrast,the last mini moon 2006 RH 120 stayed in Earth”s orbit from 2006-2007.

Using a 1.52 metre telescope at Mount Lemmon Observatory,Tuscon the scientists discovered the minimoon.

Also read ..SPACE ELEVATOR

Oxygen found outside Milky Way galaxy!

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Oxygen found outside Milky Way galaxy!

Oxygen a good indicator of life required in day to day life for survival.All organisms breathe oxygen for metabolic processes.

In short for the production of energy oxygen greatly requires.

Recently,scientists discovered oxygen outside the milky way galaxy.It can lead to the fact that life exists there outside.

Oxygen was analyzed in Markarian 231 galaxy.

Using the long range light waves scientists came to the view that the galaxy contains 100 times more oxygen than the Milky Way.

It sounds interesting as the Milky Way galaxy which hosts us lack oxygen than the Markarian. Therefore a new possibility of presence of life strikes here.

Oxygen found outside Milky Way galaxy!

Maybe like us the life is evolving there.

Shockingly but sadly the distance to the new galaxy is around 581 million light years!

The credibility of the discovery goes to the astronomers at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory,headed by Junzhi Wang.

In this technology the light beam transmitted to a galaxy strikes there .

IRAM telescope
Iram telescope

Every gas absorbs light differently.

This technology used still in space missions.

The readings took place at two different locations.One at the IRAM telescope in Spain.Other reading by the Northern Extended Millimeter Array telescope in French alps.

These readings can help in further readings and experiments.New areas of research regarding this can pave way.