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Organic salts detected on Mars: NASA
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A study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, found that organic salts, such as iron, calcium, and magnesium oxalates and acetates, may be widespread in Martian surface sediments. These salts are the chemical remnants of organic compounds. Organic compounds and salts on Mars could have formed by geologic processes or be remnants of ancient microbial life, NASA said in a statement.
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Could Covid-19 cause erectile dysfunction in men?
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Stress directly affects our hormones and mood and can take away a person's libido, thereby affecting quality time of a couple. It can also cause one to indulge in smoking or alcohol consumption which in turn can adversely affect sexual performance. These can lead to problems such as premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, reduced libido, and male fertility.
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NASA rover to search for water, other resources on Moon in 2023
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As part of the Artemis programme, data from the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) would help the scientists map resources at the lunar South Pole that could one day be harvested for long-term human exploration at the Moon, the agency said in a statement late on Friday. "The data received from VIPER has the potential to aid our scientists in determining precise locations and concentrations of ice on the Moon and will help us evaluate the environment and potential resources at the lunar south pole in preparation for Artemis astronauts," said Lori Glaze, director for NASA's Planetary Science Division at the agency's headquarters in Washington, DC.
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People bid over $2mn for first ride on Blue Origin's spaceship
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A single seat aboard the New Shepard crew capsule, dubbed the RSS First Step Crew Capsule, went up for auction earlier this month, starting with a sealed bidding round that drew "more than 5,200 bidders from 136 countries," the company said in a statement on Wednesday. By Wednesday morning, when the auction's open-bidding phase began, the highest bid was revealed: $1.4 million.
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Investment, research driving AI growth in India, says study
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The AI Index 2021 annual report by the Indian School of Business's IT-focused think tank, Srini Raju Centre for Information Technology and Networked Economy (SRITNE), captured trend, research & development education, and entrepreneurial activity. The ISB research team, led by Professor Deepa Mani, found that investments in AI-managed processes have grown substantially across businesses in India.
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Data of over 100 mn users exposed via 3rd-party Cloud services
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According to Check Point Research (CPR), it recently discovered that in the last few months, many application developers have left their data and millions of users' private information exposed by not following best practices when configuring and integrating third party cloud-services into their applications.
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Strong links between our hormones and Covid-19 confirmed
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A team of scientists from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain looked at the available evidence with respect to Covid-19 across a number of endocrine conditions and related factors: diabetes, obesity, nutrition, hypocalcemia, vitamin D insufficiency, vertebral fractures, adrenal insufficiency, as well as pituitary/thyroid issues and sex hormones.
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Skyroot Aerospace targets Vikram launch in a year, raises $11m
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"We are aggressively targeting a launch to orbit in 12 months. Other than unavoidable delays due to the lockdowns, most of our development is on track," Pawan Kumar Chandana, Co-Founder and CEO, told IANS. "Our third stage (simply put rocket's third engine) is nearing completion and other two stages are in various phases of manufacturing. We plan to go for full stage level testing soon," Chandana added.
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NASA launches mission to study climate, ocean currents
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The Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE) mission will deploy its suite of water- and air-borne instruments to show what's happening just below the ocean's surface. The S-MODE team hopes to learn more about small-scale movements of ocean water such as eddies. These whirlpools span about 6.2 miles or 10 kilometres, slowly moving ocean water in a swirling pattern.
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Heat, soap, alcohol treatment effective against Covid variants
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The team, led by researchers of the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB), analysed how long the variants remain infectious on surfaces made of steel, silver, copper and on face masks and how they can be rendered harmless by means of soap, heat or alcohol. It turned out that both variants, as well as the wild type virus, could be inactivated when treated with at least 30 per cent alcohol for at least 30 seconds.