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Novel method to speed up output of aircraft engines

Novel method to speed up output of aircraft engines

London, May 8 (IANS) Complex-shaped components in aircraft engines can be produced quickly and at a reasonable price using selective laser melting, a new study says.

Aircraft engine components must perform under extreme conditions. They must rotate more than 1,000 times in a single second, withstanding temperatures of up to 2,000

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China recruits new astronauts

China recruits new astronauts

Beijing, May 7 (IANS) China has recruited five new astronauts, Xinhua reported Friday.

The recruits, five males and two females, are pilots between 35 and 30 years old. The male recruits were previously fighter pilots, while the women were transport plane pilots.

They all have excellent skills with good psychological qualities and

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Compensation paid to radioactive victim’s widow

Compensation paid to radioactive victim’s widow

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Delhi government Friday handed over a cheque for Rs.200,000 to the widow of Rajendra Prasad who died here of multi-organ failure caused by exposure to radiation leak at a scrap yard last month.

Health Minister Kiran Walia said Nandini Devi will also be given the

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Mayan plumbing: world’s first pressurised water feature

Mayan plumbing: world’s first pressurised water feature

Washington, May 7 (IANS) A water feature found in the Maya city of Palenque, Mexico, is the earliest known example of engineered water pressure in the new world, say researchers.

The finding is the outcome of a collaboration between two Penn State University researchers, Christopher Duffy, professor of civil and environmental

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Now Himachal police just an SMS away

Now Himachal police just an SMS away

Shimla, May 7 (IANS) Apart from dialling 100, one can now send an SMS to the police in Himachal Pradesh for any assistance.

The SMS facility was launched Thursday whereby one can seek help by sending a message on a designated 10-digit number - 9459100100.

'Now anyone can send SMS to the

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‘Ethical hacking is a booming industry’

‘Ethical hacking is a booming industry’

Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Cyber security expert Ankit Fadia, who prefers to call himself an 'ethical hacker', believes every institution needs trained hands to ensure foolproof safety for their systems and this industry can offer huge job opportunities.

Fadia, 24, who has a bachelors degree in computer science from Stanford University

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Einstein’s manuscript displayed at Shanghai expo

Einstein’s manuscript displayed at Shanghai expo

Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Two pages of the original manuscript of Albert Einstein's landmark theory of relativity are on display at the Israeli pavilion in the Shanghai World Expo.

Israeli Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz announced the display of the pages at a ceremony marking the Jewish state's National Pavilion Day

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Confiding in spouse about sexual problems makes men happy

Confiding in spouse about sexual problems makes men happy

Washington, May 6 (IANS) Older men, who talk to their spouses about sexual problems, report greater happiness while those who talk with friends feel less depressed, says a new study.

The research shows that the way men and women deal with sexual health and stress in their later years varies greatly

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British institute beckons Indian engineers to excel

British institute beckons Indian engineers to excel

Bangalore, May 6 (IANS) The London-based Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which certifies professional excellence worldwide, will offer its expertise to Indian engineers for global recognition.

'We are entering into an agreement with the Institution of Engineers (India) to exchange information and ideas for the advancement of science, engineering, technology

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India to launch cartography satellite in June

India to launch cartography satellite in June

Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The Indian space agency is expected to launch June 5 its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C15), carrying a cartography satellite and a couple of other payloads, according to the US-based space consultancy firm Futron Corp.

But a source in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS

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