"In time, Artemis Base Camp might also include a hopper that could deliver science and technology payloads all over the Moon… A lunar far-side radio telescope could also be remotely emplaced and operated from Artemis Base Camp — a sort of backyard radio-telescope at our first encampment on the Moon", says the report. The Artemis Mission NASA's current Artemis programme incorporates several major components of other cancelled NASA programmes and was named after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the Moon and twin sister to Apollo, whose namesake programme first brought crews to the Moon in 1969. … [Read more...] about Ready for the Next Great Challenge! NASA Unveils Plans for Manned Space Bases on Moon and Mars
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“For children to open up to adults about their struggles and dilemmas on dating, sex and other issues, we have to open up to them. They should know that we’re not perfect and that we made the same mistakes they might consider making,” she says. … [Read more...] about Stigmatised and disowned young mothers find solace
Like nitric oxide, Viagra, known generically as sildenafil, dilates blood vessels. The Chinese scientists investigating it believe it may help open the tiny vessels that draw oxygen from the lungs, allowing patients to overcome the respiratory distress that occurs in some cases of COVID-19. … [Read more...] about How a discovery that brought us Viagra could help those battling the coronavirus
NEW DELHI: India's top oil and gas producer ONGC has sent an SOS to the government seeking a cut in taxes as well as being granted pricing and marketing freedom for gas to help it weather the slump in prices that has made sustaining operations difficult and may force a cut in investments. The slump in international oil prices to low-20s (USD/barrel) and natural gas prices falling to a decade low of USD 2.39 per million British thermal unit is threatening to push the company into making cash-losses on a monthly basis, sources with direct knowledge of the development said. While the gas price is way below the cost of production, high tax incidence is resulting in cash losses even on crude oil output. State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) last month wrote to the government seeking abolition of oil cess if price realised by producers is less than USD 45 per barrel. Also, it wants the 20 per cent of price paid as royalty to state governments be halved. Currently, the government … [Read more...] about ONGC’s SOS to Govt: Cut cess, royalty, free gas price to help companies survive
Why not plot the y-axis? The model illustrates how social distancing as an intervention could affect the number of cases during an epidemic, but it is not a predictive tool. To avoid misunderstanding, we have decided not to show the total number of cases predicted by the model, but instead how social distancing can shift the dynamics of an epidemic. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cases, recoveries and deaths: Could outbreak really kill millions?