Technical and Science News
In this section we try to bring technical news from round the web world and also other technical news. Mr.Ashutosh Prasad will be updating these news. Comments and ratings are invited.
As per the paper 'Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus)' published in the journal Science (Published 12/08/2016) - an international team of scientists led by the University of Copenhagen has found that the Greenland shark has a life expectancy of at least 272 years. This discovery shows it is the longest living vertebrate known to science, exceeding even bowhead whales, turtles and tortoises.
Most of the highest peaks of the world stand tall in the chain of The Himalayas. The peaks of the Himalayas are a modern remnant of massive tectonic forces that fused India with Asia tens of millions of years ago. The Himalayas believed to have into existence because of collision of Indian and Asian plates engulfing thethys sea and island arch in between. Previous estimates have suggested this collision occurred about 50 million years ago, as India, moving northward at a rapid pace, crushed up against Eurasia. The crumple zone between the two plates gave rise to the Himalayas, which today bear geologic traces of both India and Asia. Geologists have sought to characterize the rocks of the Himalayas in order to retrace one of the planet’s most dramatic tectonic collisions.
Now researchers at MIT have found that the collision between India and Asia occurred only 40 million years ago — 10 million years later than previously thought....
NASA stands as the symbol of Human Quest and desire to look beyond boundaries - be it to set a foot on moon or send man-made objects to end of the universe or to build a Castle in the Space . All some great events and achievements are summed up in this video - watch and drop your views ...
NASA : Why do we explore? Simply, it is part of who we are, something we've done throughout history. NASA's new video, "We Are the Explorers," looks at that tradition of reaching for things just beyond our grasp, and how it's helping lay the foundation for our greatest journeys ahead.
Image showing the Five Major Mass Extinctions in the Last 500 million years on earth
Global Warming/ Climate Change the buzz words that were circulating since the last two decades with scientists warning of rising sea levels and extinction of species couldn't turn in to much action. There are still quiet considerable percentage of policy makers who dunk the climate change prophecies. Many researchers are being on both ends. But it requires no Phd to understand that the quality of life is deteroirating inspite of greatest scientific achievements. People say that History repeats - and it proved to be true on many occassions . Now the issue is a research by MIT geeks that Global warming killed 90 % of the species on this earth some 252 million years ago. ..
Whether you’re planning a trip to a park around the block or around the world, you’ll now find more parks showing up in Google Street View. Over the past year, the Street View team, equipped with the Street View trike, traveled to 22 different countries to photograph some of the world’s most beautiful and unique parks. Now one can explore the couple hundred new special collections that have been added to Google Street View gallery..