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Elon Musk's Neuralink: Two neurosurgeons weigh in on the feasibility of Musk's brain implant and its potential
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Elon Musk's Neuralink: Two neurosurgeons weigh in on the feasibility of Musk's brain implant and its potential

Elon Musk's Neuralink is being positioned as the next big thing that will completely change modern medicine if some people are to be believed. But what do medical professionals think about brain-computer interfaces or BCIs curing diseases such as blindness or paralysis?

What is Neurotechnology and Brain-Computer Interface, the tech that Elon Musk’s Neuralink uses?
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What is Neurotechnology and Brain-Computer Interface, the tech that Elon Musk’s Neuralink uses?

While neurotechnology and brain-computer interfaces have been around for decades, Elon Musk's Neuralink aims to package it into a coin-sized implant and take it to the masses. The implant would not only let humans interact with computers just through thought, but also augment the nervous system.

SpaceX inches closer to an orbital launch attempt,  test-fires its Super Heavy rocket for its longest duration
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SpaceX inches closer to an orbital launch attempt,  test-fires its Super Heavy rocket for its longest duration

The Elon-Musk-owned space organisation test-fired its Super Heavy rockets for about 12 seconds, making it the longest duration for which the massive booster has been fired. SpaceX hopes to make its orbital launch attempt in December, or early 2023.

India’s first private space launchpad, Agnikul, is set to give the aerospace industry a major boost
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India’s first private space launchpad, Agnikul, is set to give the aerospace industry a major boost

The Agnikul launchpad (ALP) and the Agnikul mission control centre (AMCC) are the two parts of the privately built launch facility and has been built inside ISRO’s campus at Sriharikota.

The last total lunar eclipse for 2022 and the next three years takes place on Tuesday. Here’s how to watch it
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The last total lunar eclipse for 2022 and the next three years takes place on Tuesday. Here’s how to watch it

Known as a blood moon, this week's total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America and Asia. Only portions of eastern India can witness a total lunar eclipse, while the remainder of the country can only witness a partial eclipse.

China plans to send monkeys to the Tiangong space station to study how they reproduce in space
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China plans to send monkeys to the Tiangong space station to study how they reproduce in space

Believing that long-term space exploration will require such experiments, a team of Chinese scientists are planning to send macaque monkeys to the Tiangong Space Station and study how the reproduce.

Last Lunar Eclipse of 2022: Places, timing and everything you need to know
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Last Lunar Eclipse of 2022: Places, timing and everything you need to know

The total lunar eclipse will continue for a total duration of 45 minutes and 48 seconds. Only portions of eastern India can witness a total lunar eclipse, while the remainder of the country can only witness a partial eclipse.

Want to send a parcel to the Moon? A Japanese startup is working to establish a courier service for space
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Want to send a parcel to the Moon? A Japanese startup is working to establish a courier service for space

A Japanese aeronautical company ISpace is planning to establish the world's first courier service that services people in space. They will help transport commercial products and research equipment up in space, on behalf of institutes, private players, and certain governments.

China has yet another uncontrollable, falling rocket reentering the Earth's atmosphere
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China has yet another uncontrollable, falling rocket reentering the Earth's atmosphere

China, like always refuses to take responsibility for its falling rocket, instead claiming that it will burn up on re-entry. However, on three separate occasions, metal from their rockets has made impact on the Earth. Once, they managed to damage an entire village.

China now has their own space station, successfully dock the final module of the Tiangong space station
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China now has their own space station, successfully dock the final module of the Tiangong space station

The US govt. banned NASA from working with Beijing in 2011. The Chinese govt., in a span of two years, sent up the core module, three manned spacecraft, the Wentian lab module and several cargo spacecraft to build their own space station.

A new lease of life: Swedish ML engineer develops AI tool to colourise black-and-white photos automatically
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A new lease of life: Swedish ML engineer develops AI tool to colourise black-and-white photos automatically

The AI tool is a great way for photography enthusiasts to play around with it. The AI tool uses two models to work on the image. The first is used to create a text-based cue of the image, while the other model takes both the image and the text and then colours the image.

Elon Musk or Enola Musk? Someone used AI to generate gender-swapped images of celebs, and they are hilarious
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Elon Musk or Enola Musk? Someone used AI to generate gender-swapped images of celebs, and they are hilarious

Ever wondered what a female Tom Cruise, or a male Jennifer Aniston would look like? A Reddit user used an AI-based image generator to create gender-swapped images of some famous celebrities.

For the first time, a black hole was caught
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For the first time, a black hole was caught "burping out" remnants of a star it devoured

For the first time, astronomers and scientists were able to observe a black hole spewing out unidentified materials back into space after it consumed a star in a process called TDE or Tidal Disruption Event.

NASA’s DART Mission a huge success, has successfully altered asteroid’s orbit by about 10 metres
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NASA’s DART Mission a huge success, has successfully altered asteroid’s orbit by about 10 metres

NASA’s DART mission which crashed into a minor asteroid called Dimorphos has been declared a success. The crash has resulted in a significant shift in the orbit of the said asteroid.

A new way to say goodbye: How some US-based companies are turning deceased humans into compost
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A new way to say goodbye: How some US-based companies are turning deceased humans into compost

As creepy as it sounds, human composting or the speedy process of turning the deceased body of a loved one into organic soil is fast becoming a reality in countries where traditional burials and cremations can be expensive and polluting.

Explained: How scientists discovered proof of the world’s 6th ocean by examining a diamond
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Explained: How scientists discovered proof of the world’s 6th ocean by examining a diamond

A team of scientists have discovered the proof of the existence of a 6th ocean beneath the Earth's surface, buy studying the composition of a diamond from Botswana.

Explained: What spacecraft is NASA using for its DART mission and how is it going to save the planet from Asteroids
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Explained: What spacecraft is NASA using for its DART mission and how is it going to save the planet from Asteroids

The spacecraft being used in the DART mission by NASA is a basic satellite with very sparse equipment which consists of one single colour camera, an ion engine and a few basic solar panels.

Back To The Future: Turkey photographer uses AI to resurrect celebrities who died young
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Back To The Future: Turkey photographer uses AI to resurrect celebrities who died young

Ever wondered what Bruce Lee or Heath Ledger would look like today, if they hadn’t passed away at an incredibly young age? Thanks to an Istanbul-based photographer who used an AI bot and created realistic photos of some of our most favourite celebrities, we have an idea.

Explained: Why Russia’s withdrawal from the ISS is a big deal and how it may affect space exploration
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Explained: Why Russia’s withdrawal from the ISS is a big deal and how it may affect space exploration

Russia’s Roscomos has announced that they will be withdrawing from the ISS after 2024, once the current contract between ISS members expires. We see why this may turn out to be a huge blow to the ISS, as well as space exploration in general.

Explained: What is ARYABHAT-1, Developed-In-India chipsets that help AI apps run better and faster
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Explained: What is ARYABHAT-1, Developed-In-India chipsets that help AI apps run better and faster

A group of researchers at the IISc have developed a new framework for analogue chipsets that would allow AI and ML-based applications to run much faster and in an efficient manner. The researchers have named the new framework ARYABHAT.