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Nirbhay missile develops technical snag during trial : The Tribune India

New Delhi, October 12

The Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile, having a range of around 1,000 km, developed a technical snag during a test firing on Monday at a facility in Odisha, forcing its developer DRDO to abort the trial, official sources said.

The missile was test-fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from an integrated test range in Balasore in Odisha at around 10:30 am.

“Minutes later, the missile developed a technical snag following which the trial process was aborted. The DRDO is analysing all the details,” said a source.

The DRDO has already carried out several successful trials of the ‘Nirbhay’ missile since October 2014.

The state-of-the-art missile, which can be deployed from multiple platforms, has a speed less than that of sound (Mach 0.8).

Powered by a solid rocket motor booster developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), the missile has an operational range of 1000

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Durr develops paint application with high edge definition and no overspray

Germany’s Durr has developed a new technique that applies paints over large areas or in simple patterns with high edge definition – and absolutely no overspray. The innovative EcoPaintJet applicator won this year’s innovation award ‘Deutscher Innovationspreis’ in Germany, and is now available for the general industry in an easily integrated set. Paint company Adler has developed paints tailored to the new application technology.

In woodworking, shipbuilding, electronics manufacturing, and many other industry sectors, product and component surfaces are coated to protect them or add colour. This previously involved a great deal of effort if the coating had to be applied with high edge definition since the surfaces either need to be manually masked or film-wrapped. There is also a significant amount of waste, both in terms of adhesive tape and paint loss due to overspray. According to Durr, with the new overspray-free application set, both of these challenges are

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Virginia company develops tech to trace COVID-19 in the air

The Northern Virginia company believes their new device could be the device we need to be able to get back to some sense of normalcy.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Many schools and businesses are trying to figure out how to reopen safely without spreading the coronavirus. It’s an ongoing challenge as we learn more about this deadly virus.

New technology, developed in Northern Virginia, that can detect the virus in the air. Doctors at Senseware, a technology company, believe their new device can trace the coronavirus in the air and could be the device we need to be able to get back to some sense of normalcy.

“Repopulating spaces, reopening spaces is a big issue. This is a tool that will help facilitate that.” Dr. Serene Al-Momen said.

It’s the first of its kind; using proteins from jellyfish to illuminate the virus’ cells, Dr. Al-Momen says the silent killer could be

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Lab develops unprecedented long-term wildfire prediction model

Argonne develops unprecedented long-term wildfire prediction model
Wildfires burn across the West, affecting California, Oregon and Washington. Credit: Shutterstock / My Photo Buddy

Wildfire indices and high-resolution climate models combine to produce a detailed historical analysis of wildfire events across the U.S. and suggest the potential for more severe and frequent fires in the latter half of the century.


The list is long, some of the names familiar: Sunflower, Paradise, Whitewater-Baldy, Apple, Pinecreek. Names that invoke images of pastoral respites away from the busy world.

Now those names are synonymous with wildfires.

The number and severity of wildfires are making headlines across the globe, from the Western United States to Brazil, from Siberia to Australia. Wildfires devastate the environment, decimating huge swaths of land and wildlife populations—it is estimated, for example, that a half billion animals perished in the megafires that recently swept Australia. Beyond their impact on nature, wildfires also take a toll on air quality,

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Groundbreaking research into solar energy technology develops through new EU-project

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IMAGE: The specially designed molecule and energy system by the researchers from Chalmers has demonstrated unique abilities to catch and store solar energy. The image to the right shows a tube…
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Credit: Yen Strandqvist/Johan Bodell/Chalmers University of Technology

Over the last few years, a specially designed molecule and an energy system with unique abilities for capturing and storing solar power have been developed by a group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Now, an EU project led by Chalmers will develop prototypes of the new technology for larger scale applications, such as heating systems in residential houses. The project has been granted 4.3 million Euros from the EU.

In order to make full use of solar energy, we need to be able to store and release it on demand. In several scientific articles over the last few years, a group of researchers from Chalmers University

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Hyundai Mobis develops next-gen V2X control technology

Hyundai Mobis has developed the Integrated Communication Controller, which enables real-time communication of various vehicle information with other vehicles or infrastructure through external communication networks.
 
The company says it succeeded in localising the core connected car technology that connects vehicles, people, things and infrastructure with high-speed communication networks. It is expected that various kinds of vehicle and driver data will be utilised to apply a wider range of services that provide safety and convenience.
 
The Integrated Communication Controller, developed by Hyundai Mobis, connects various Electronic Control Units (ECU) mounted on the vehicle – the powertrain, multimedia, airbags and brake systems, through wired communication to collect and analyse various kinds of vehicle operation data in real time. It can process large amounts of data, including the data from various sensors like radars, lidars and cameras, and autonomous driving-related data.
 
It also communicates this information with the outside through full-time wireless network

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Attorney develops computer program to help eliminate racial bias in prison sentencing

The program compares cases in every judicial district and the sentence meted out to determine what is just.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — In the judicial process, the question of racial bias in sentencing has long been a concern. In 2010, attorney Al Barlow was representing a 15-year-old teenager facing a sexual assault charge. Barlow said that experience revealed to him and his client the disparities in the judicial system.

“He did not deserve the maximum sentence,” said Barlow.

His client, an African American teenager, was sentenced to 15 years. Later Barlow would discover in identical cases around the sentence meted out was seven years. 

“Even if he did exactly what they said he did,  he doesn’t deserve 15 years,” said Barlow. “Number one, he has never been arrested before, number two, that is the maximum under the statute, number three, he was about to go to college and doing well in

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Michigan Tech develops three new open-source tools in response to COVID-19

Michigan Tech’s Open Sustainability Technology (MOST) Lab developed three new open-source tools in response to COVID-19: a high-temperature 3D printer, a firefighter PAPR mask and a printable, emergency-use ventilator.

Today, with the evolution of digital manufacturing technologies such as 3D printers and circuit milling systems, humanity can share designs with others who can then replicate medical-grade devices for the cost of locally sourced materials.

When the team began these studies last spring, personal protection equipment (PPE) was in short supply, most PPE was one-use and disposable, and the demand for hospital equipment was greater than supply. So the MOST Lab focused on a printer that could make reusable face masks, respiratory equipment that could be custom fit for firefighters and an inexpensive design for a 3D-printed ventilator.

Joshua Pearce leads the MOST Lab and is the Richard Witte Endowed Professor of Materials

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