Scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time and the light produced and emitted during the same cosmic event: the spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
The discovery would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.
Neutron stars, formed when massive stars explode in supernovas, are the smallest, densest stars known to exist. A teaspoon of a neutron star has a mass of about a billion tons.
The collision of neutron stars is known as a kilonova — an explosion similar to a supernova but on a smaller scale.
The crash generated a fierce burst of gamma rays and a gravitational wave, a faint ripple in the fabric of space and time first theorized by Albert Einstein a century ago.
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Three budding writers will have an opportunity to win $14,000 each and also get mentorship as the Buzzfeed Emerging Writers Fellowship has commenced the 2018 edition of the usually keenly contested competition.
BuzzFeed is a leading independent digital media and tech company which delivers news and entertainment content to a global audience. It has offices in 18 cities around the world including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo.
A statement by its Executive Editor, Culture, Karolina Waclawiak on its website, said this year’s competition will give selected budding writers adequate support, mentorship and the required experience to take the next step in their respective careers.
The organisers also said the four-month program is intended to assist such writers break free from hindrances that has kept them locked out from vast opportunities present in the global media terrain.
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German automakers Volkswagen Group and Daimler on Monday announced ambitious new plans to make long-range electric vehicles in a rapidly intensifying competition with Tesla, General Motors, Nissan and other global auto companies.
Their timing could be just right after years of tepid industry sales for electric cars.
China, hoping to clear up devastating urban smog, this weekend signaled plans to eventually ban gasoline engines, delivering a sharp jolt for battery-powered vehicles despite limited interest so far among consumers worldwide.
The moves also come amid rapidly falling battery prices, which analysts say will quickly make electric cars as affordable as gas vehicles.
Volkswagen, the world’s largest car company, said at the Frankfurt auto show in Germany that it expects to sell up to 3 million battery-powered cars by 2025, representing about a quarter of its vehicles.
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The world’s first Automated Teller Machine, ATM, a technology which brought transformation in the way people obtained and used cash, on Tuesday clocked 50 years.
According to the Metro News, the world’s first ATM was unveiled by Barclays at its Enfield branch in North London on June 27, 1967.
As a tribute to the golden anniversary, Barclays transformed the ATM at its Enfield branch into gold, added a commemorative plaque and placed a red carpet in front for its users.
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Lenovo Group Ltd, personal computer (PC) maker, posted a 67 per cent slide in third-quarter net profit, according to the company’s filling on Thursday .
The company said in Hong Kong that the drop was due to supply constraints and a weak macroeconomic environment.
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The design and production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s batteries caused the mobile phones to catch fire, the South Korean company said on Monday.
“Our investigation, as well as investigations completed by three independent industry organisations, concluded that the batteries were found to be the cause of the Note 7 incidents.
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Norway on Wednesday began turning off analogue FM radio, making it the first country in the world to fully transition to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).
Thor Eriksen, NRK Broadcasting Chief, in Stockholm, said it was an historic moment, at 11.11 a.m. (1011 GMT), when the analogue FM broadcasting system in the northern county of Nordland was shut down Continue reading “Norway becomes first country to turn off FM radio”
Yahoo Inc. says it would rename itself Altaba Inc, while Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer steps down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc.
Yahoo has a deal to sell its core internet business, which includes its digital advertising, email and media assets, to Verizon for $4.83 billion.
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Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday said it was recalling about 5.8 million cars at home and abroad over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.
The company said in a statement in Tokyo, that the recalled cars included those used as replacement parts following a 2010 recall.
It said the recalled covered airbags installed in cars produced between May 2000 and November 2001, and April 2006 and December 2014.
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Getting a good sleep is dependent on various factors such as room temperature, stress level and comfort, however if you want to get it perfectly right, it’s important to start with basic which is having a good mattress. if you sleep better at hotels than your own bedroom, your mattress is not giving you adequate relief; so you need to buy a new and good mattress, listed below are some Tips of getting a good mattress
- Selecting Core of Mattress
The very first decision to be made is about the mattress’s core which gives the support. There are four basic types: foam, latex, air-filled and innerspring. If you want a mattress that can give you bouncy feel, then you should go with innerspring mattress.
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