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Is a science geek, currently pursuing some sort of a degree (called a PhD) in Physics at TIFR, Mumbai. An enthusiastic but useless amateur photographer, his most favourite activity is simply lazing around. He is interested in all things interesting and scientific.

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Wolfram Research Introduces Exciting New Programmable Document Format; PDFs Be Gone

Wolfram Research has come up with CDF – a new document type in which creators can embed code into a PDF making it interactive to the user. It’s a wonderful new initiative from a company famous for Mathematica and WolframAlpha

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The recent results, from the LHC runs in 2010 and 2011 have excluded huge probable mass ranges for the Higgs boson. This is both exciting and disappointing.

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The official announcement for the landing site for the next Mars Rover has been made by NASA and it is Gale Crater.

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The 22nd of July is celebrated as approximate Pi Day, as written in the day/month format, it gives 22/7. It’s a great day to compute the circumference of your favorite planet, projected on a flat plane.

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Fermilab claims a discovery of a new particle, the Xi-sub-b baryon. This time it is sure of the detection!

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NASA’s space shuttle program finally ends tomorrow with the final landing of Atlantis. Does the future of manned space flight lie in the hands of private companies, like SpaceX?

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A new fourth moon of Pluto has been discovered, thanks to Hubble.

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The new Mars Rover Curiosity will land in one of two places selected by NASA with the final announcement coming on Friday.

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Russia launched a giant radio telescope that is set to be the largest telescope ever built. Its resolution will leave Hubble way behind.

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With the end of the space shuttle program, NASA wants to erase out its legacy. This seems to be the mood, one of disbelief, desperation and anger, in the astronomy circles, in reaction to the cancellation of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) program.

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Graphene is now being used to create transparent loudspeakers. The process is cheap and uses known technology from Inkjet Printing. What next for Graphene?

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Google Science Fair 2011 Finalists’ Event To Be Streamed Live on YouTube

The biggest science fair – the first Google Science Fair – finalist event is to be streamed live on YouTube in a few hours time.

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Neptune completes its first revolution of the Sun since its discovery in 1846. So it’s one year for Neptune, 164.8 years for Earth.

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The Smithsonian Institute celebrates the 86th anniversary of the Scopes trial or ‘Monkey Trial’, the first legal tussle between the pro-evolution and creationist side, by releasing unseen photos for public viewing

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A large earthquake, measuring 7.1, struck off the north-east coast of Japan triggering fears of another nightmarish rerun. A tsunami alert has been sounded.

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