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upGrad, with Liverpool John Moores University, launched a Master's Degree program in ML & AI in March'19 and has already seen over 200+ enrolments. The first-of-its-kind fully online Master's program, offered at just 1/10th the cost of LJMU's on-campus program, includes 7+ case studies and a dissertation project with 1-1 mentorship. Professionals earn dual credentials with complete alumni status.
short by Aarish / 08:59 am on 07 Jul
To enable skill development of young and experienced professionals, upGrad offers India's first master's degree online in Data Science in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University and IIIT-Bangalore, providing learners dual alumni credentials. This program offers career support, including mentoring from faculty, industry experts and post-doctorates from LJMU. Early bird enrolments can also earn a fee waiver of ₹35,000.
short by Aarish / 09:58 am on 14 Jul
Great Learning offers industry-relevant AI skills with its comprehensive Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning program. Participants get access to Deep Learning modules designed and lectured by IIT-Bombay faculty. Without quitting their jobs, learners can build their expertise through online or classroom sessions, 12+ projects and earn a dual certificate from The University of Texas at Austin and Great Lakes.
short by Aarish / 08:58 am on 09 Jul
ISRO calls off 'Chandrayaan 2' launch for today after technical snag
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday called off the launch of India's second Moon mission 'Chandrayaan 2' for today "as a measure of abundant precaution" after a technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute. "Revised launch date will be announced later," ISRO tweeted. The launch for 'Chandrayaan 2' was scheduled for 2:51 am today.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:56 am on 15 Jul
Upskill with the Cybersecurity program from Stanford faculty
short by Aarish / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
According to a NASSCOM report, 1 million cybersecurity professionals would be needed in India by 2020. Working professionals can meet this demand with Stanford Center's Professional Development's Advanced Computer Security Program, delivered & supported by Great Learning. The 6-month online program delivers industry-relevant skills through project-based and mentor-driven learning. Participants will receive a certificate from Stanford Center for Professional Development.
short by Aarish / 11:04 am on 13 Jul
Great Learning alum launches career in Data Science at OYO
short by Aarish / on 06 Jul 2019,Saturday
Gurdeep, alumnus of Great Learning's PG Program in Data Science and Engineering has transitioned to a Data Science career as a Business Analyst at OYO Rooms. The program provides industry-relevant curriculum, experience-based learning and dedicated placement assistance for freshers and early-career professionals looking to switch to Data Science. Alumni have received an average salary hike of 65%.
short by Aarish / 10:51 am on 06 Jul
Virgin Orbit successfully performs its 1st rocket drop test
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 11 Jul 2019,Thursday
Billionaire Richard Branson's spaceflight firm Virgin Galactic's sister firm Virgin Orbit has successfully performed its first rocket drop test with a 70-foot dummy LauncherOne rocket. The test was performed using its Boeing 747-based launch aircraft, nicknamed "Cosmic Girl", from an altitude of 35,000 feet. CEO Dan Hart estimated the cost of a launch using LauncherOne to be about $10-15 million.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 04:48 pm on 11 Jul
Richard Branson's aerospace firm Virgin Galactic to go public
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 09 Jul 2019,Tuesday
British billionaire Richard Branson's aerospace firm Virgin Galactic on Tuesday announced it's planning to go public. The company will be listing its shares through a minority acquisition by Social Capital Hedosophia, a special purpose acquisition firm created by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya. Virgin Galactic is set to become the first publicly traded human spaceflight firm.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 06:55 pm on 09 Jul
ISRO releases 1st pics of Chandrayaan-2, Pragyan rover ahead of launch
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Jul 2019,Sunday
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released new images of Chandrayaan-2 satellite, Pragyan rover and Vikram lander ahead of its launch. The lander and rover are presumed to touch down on the Moon's surface on September 6. The Chandrayaan-2 mission aims to go to the Moon's south polar region where no country has ever gone before.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:22 pm on 07 Jul
ISRO Chief prays at Udupi, Kollur temples ahead of Chandrayaan 2 launch
short by Pragya Swastik / on 08 Jul 2019,Monday
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan offered special prayers at the Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt along with family members in Karnataka on Sunday ahead of the 'Chandrayaan 2' launch. Sivan also visited the Sri Mookambika temple at Kollur and offered prayers. 'Chandrayaan 2', India's second Moon mission, will be launched on July 15 later this month.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:15 pm on 08 Jul
ISRO asks people what they would take to Moon, shares responses
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan 2, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) asked people what they would like to take to the Moon. ISRO shared responses, with one person saying he would carry the Indian National Flag, a weighing machine and a smartphone. Another person said he would carry water from river Ganga and a DSLR with lens kit.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:45 pm on 14 Jul
HIV eliminated from living animal cells with gene editing in a 1st
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 06 Jul 2019,Saturday
America's Temple University and University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers claimed they eliminated HIV DNA from the genomes of living animals, in a first. Researchers combined gene editing system with a recently developed therapeutic strategy called long-acting slow-effective release (LASER) ART. Analyses showed complete elimination of HIV-1 DNA in about one-third of HIV-infected mice.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:36 pm on 06 Jul
First-ever image of quantum entanglement unveiled
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
Glasgow University physicists have unveiled the first-ever image capturing quantum entanglement, or "Bell entanglement", depicting two photons interacting and sharing physical states for an instant. A pair of photons were shot from a laser, split and sent on separate paths before being captured by a special camera. The image shows the photons mirroring each other to form a ring shape.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:15 pm on 13 Jul
30-yr-old man set to be 1st black African in space dies in bike crash
short by Pragya Swastik / on 08 Jul 2019,Monday
Mandla Maseko, a 30-year-old set to become the first black African in space, died in a bike crash. In a 2013 competition, he beat a million entrants to be one of 23 people to travel on an hour-long sub-orbital trip. Originally scheduled to fly in 2015, no plans of his trip were made public at the time of his death.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:05 pm on 08 Jul
1st pics of 'Baahubali' rocket that will launch Chandrayaan-2 out
short by Pragya Swastik / on 10 Jul 2019,Wednesday
The first images of India's heaviest rocket GSLV MkIII-M, referred to as 'Baahubali', were released by ISRO on Wednesday ahead of India's second Moon Mission 'Chandrayaan-2' launch scheduled for July 15 from Sriharikota. The three-stage vehicle, India's most powerful launcher to date, will carry Chandrayaan-2 to its designated orbit. The mission aims to place robotic rover 'Pragyan' on the Moon.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:40 pm on 10 Jul
Mumbai doctors remove female reproductive organs from man's body
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 12 Jul 2019,Friday
A 29-year-old man, who had sought cure for infertility, was found to have non-functioning female reproductive organs. Doctors at a government-run Mumbai hospital operated on him last month and removed a uterus, partial vagina, fallopian tubes and cervix from his body. A doctor said the condition is called Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome and only 200 such cases have been found.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:45 am on 12 Jul
Scientists to trap themselves in Arctic ice for $158-mn 1 yr study
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 06 Jul 2019,Saturday
Scientists from 17 countries are preparing for a $158-million one-year-long, "largest Central Arctic expedition" where a ship will be trapped in a large piece of ice. The MOSAiC mission is aimed to study climate change as the ice drifts towards the North Pole. "So far we have always been locked out of that region...we're going to change that," researchers said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:30 am on 06 Jul
SpaceX wins $50-mn NASA contract for black hole research mission
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 10 Jul 2019,Wednesday
NASA has awarded an over $50-million contract to Elon Musk-led aerospace startup SpaceX to launch its Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission. The IXPE mission is aimed towards studying polarised light from sources including supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsar wind nebulae. The mission is presently scheduled to launch in April 2021 on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 06:14 pm on 10 Jul
$73-million NASA contract to 3D print spacecraft parts in orbit
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
NASA has awarded an over $73-million contract to Silicon Valley-based startup Made In Space to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, Archinaut One, to 3D print spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The spacecraft will print two beams extending 32 feet out from each side of the spacecraft, NASA said. It could launch as early as 2022, it added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 06:34 pm on 13 Jul
'Moon-forming' disk seen around planet 370 light-years away
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Astronomers have made the first-ever observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust, believed to lead to the formation of "an entire system of moons", around a planet 370 light-years away from Earth. The planet, PDS 70 c, was first revealed last month in visible light images. Astronomers estimate this planet is approximately 1-10 times the mass of Jupiter.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:05 am on 14 Jul
Solar sailing spacecraft LightSail 2 sends 1st signals to Earth
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 05 Jul 2019,Friday
American non-governmental, non-profit foundation The Planetary Society revealed its crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 sent its first signals to Earth on July 2. LightSail 2 CubeSat, about the size of a loaf of bread and weighing 5 kilograms, is powered just by the physical force exerted by solar photons. It was launched on June 25 aboard SpaceX's triple-booster Falcon Heavy rocket.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:36 pm on 05 Jul
Female arctic fox found to have travelled 3,500 km in 76 days
short by Dishant Sharma / on 06 Jul 2019,Saturday
Norwegian scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute have found one young arctic female fox to have travelled from Norway to Canada in 76 days covering approximately 3,500 km. The scientists at the institute had fitted around 50 coastal or blue foxes with tracking collars. The fox was found to have travelled an average of about 45 km per day.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:16 pm on 06 Jul
Japan spacecraft lands on asteroid 300 mn km away for 2nd time
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 11 Jul 2019,Thursday
Japan's space agency JAXA has confirmed that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has successfully landed on asteroid Ryugu about 300 million km away from Earth for second time. The $270-million spacecraft had dropped a 2-kg bomb to create a small crater on the asteroid in April. Hayabusa2 will again fire a bullet at the asteroid to collect sub-surface samples blown by it.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 05:31 pm on 11 Jul
Mysterious black hole disc found 130 mn light-years away
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 12 Jul 2019,Friday
Astronomers using Hubble Space Telescope have found a thin disc of material encircling a supermassive black hole at the heart of a spiral galaxy 130 million light-years away. Astronomers said the presence of the black hole disc in "such a low-luminosity active galaxy" was surprising. The disc's material was measured to be spinning at over 10% the speed of light.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:18 pm on 12 Jul
UK to give free HPV vaccines to boys, aims to stop 1L cancer cases
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 10 Jul 2019,Wednesday
The UK has announced that starting September, boys in the year 8 of the country's schooling system, aged around 12-13, will receive free vaccination against sexually-transmitted Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The move aims to prevent over 1 lakh cancer cases by 2058. About 5% of all cancers worldwide are linked to HPV virus, UK's Public Health England said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:44 pm on 10 Jul
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