6 million bookings of JioPhone: Reliance sets new record


Jio had a huge impact on the telecom industry in India. However, company diverted its path towards the mobile phone segment. The company launched the JioPhone for the consumers. JioPhone was launched for virtually “free”. However, the catch was that interested users could get it by paying a security deposit of Rs. 1,500. But the amount would be refunded after…

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World’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant


South Australia has announced plans to construct the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta. This plant will use technology developed by SolarReserve to store energy in molten salt, giving it the ability to operate 24 hours a day. The government of South Australia has announced plans to construct the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in Port…

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GE9X Jet Engine: World’s next great engine for aviation


The General Electric GE9X is a high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine under development by GE Aviation for the Boeing 777X, the biggest twinjet ever. Derived from the GE90, it should improve fuel efficiency by 10%. GE9x Built using lightweight carbon fiber and 3-D printing, the GE9X is as wide as a Boeing 737 fuselage. It’s a Plane Engine & its size is equal of another plane. Despite its heft, though, the…

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Saturn Plunge Nears for Cassini Spacecraft


After more than a decade of exploring Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft will soon commit suicide by plunging into the planet it has been documenting for years. The spacecraft launched nearly 20 years ago and took about seven years to make it to Saturn’s orbit. Since 2004, Cassini has completed more than 290 orbits of the planet, sending back thousands of stunning images and making discoveries about…

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ISRO’s navigational satellite launch failed: ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar confirmed


India’s latest navigational satellite IRNSS 1H in its indigenous GPS system NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) failed due to a technical issue on Thursday. This satellite was supposed to serve as a replacement to the IRNSS-1A, all three of whose atomic clocks have failed. A setback for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mission, the satellite’s fourth stage in the launch…

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2,000-Year-Old Tombs from Roman Period Found in Egypt


A series of tombs dating back about 2,000 years has been discovered. These tombs were of the time when Romans ruled the Egypt. the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced on Aug. 23. Excavations at Bir esh-Shaghala in the Dakhla Oasis have uncovered tombs. Tombs were made of mudbrick. Some are quite large containing multiple burial chambers. Some of the tombs have…

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Footage of a Hyperloop Accelerating to 200 Mph


Ever since Elon Musk shared his blueprints for the Hyperloop – a revolutionary transport system that has the potential to shuttle humans at speeds of more than 1,200 km/h (746 mph) – the engineering community has been in overdrive, with Hyperloop prototypes popping up all over the place. And now Musk has put up footage of a test pod accelerating to 324 km/h…

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One Giant Step Closer to Quantum Teleportation


Thanks to a team of Chinese researchers, the world is now one giant leap closer to making quantum teleportation a reality. The Chinese physicists successfully sent information between entangled particles through the water. This marks the first time ever that such quantum communication has happened. Xian-Min Jin and his team from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University are responsible for the experiment. They…

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Chinese investment along the Silk Road is soaring


(Hong Kong) — Mergers and acquisitions by Chinese companies in countries that are part of the Belt and Road initiative are soaring, even as Beijing cracks down on China’s acquisitive conglomerates to restrict capital outflows. Chinese acquisitions in the 68 countries officially linked to President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy totaled $33 billion as of Monday, surpassing the $31 billion…

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