Facebook announced new cryptocurrency ‘Libra’
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Facebook announced new cryptocurrency ‘Libra’

Facebook, the online social media and social networking service company has announced a new digital currency called Libra, for simplifying payments. This new digital currency is based on the blockchain technology and allows billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe. It’s a simple digital currency and financial infrastructure that is developed to create a more inclusive financial system. Its three most promising features are: • It is created on a completely secure, scalable and reliable blockchain. • It’s backed by a reserve of real assets that are meant for bu

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover detect high levels of Methane on Mars
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover detect high levels of Methane on Mars

A team of scientists from Nasa’s Mars Science Laboratory Rover, Curiosity, has detected the largest amount of methane on Mars. According to Nasa, the rover has found about 21 parts per billion units (ppbv) by volume of methane, the largest amount of gas ever measured. The finding came from the rover’s Sample Analysis at Mars tunable laser spectrometer that measured that 21 billionths of the volume of air is methane. According to Ashwin R. Vasavada, the project scientist for the mission, a new set of instructions were sent to the rover to follow up on the readings through mission controlle

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Chandrayaan 2 detects Argon 40 in Lunar Exosphere
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Chandrayaan 2 detects Argon 40 in Lunar Exosphere

According to ISRO, the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter that is currently orbiting the Moon has detected Argon 40, a noble gas, in the Lunar Exosphere. The orbiter’s payload, Chandra’s Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2 (CHACE-2) found Argon 40 from an altitude of 100 kilometers. The payload is a Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (QMA) with an ability to scan the lunar neutral exosphere in the mass range of 1 to 300 amu and is meant to carry out an in-situ study of the composition and distribution of the lunar neutral exosphere and its variability. It is an isotope of the noble gas Argon, which is the t

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MIT developed new technology to remove CO2 from air
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MIT developed new technology to remove CO2 from air

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new way of removing carbon dioxide from the air. The new technology will be able to work at virtually any concentration level. This will also introduce new strategies to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gas levels. According to MIT researchers, the new method can remove the gas even when it is present in very low concentrations as compared to previously available methods that require high concentration levels such as those found in the fossil fuel emissions from power plants. As per the research published in Energy an

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