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Around 700 Trek Down Volcano After Indonesia Earthquake

Around 700 Trek Down Volcano After Indonesia Earthquake

Around 700 trekkers headed down Mount Rinjani on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok on Monday, a day after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 terrified the climbers as boulders tumbled down the slopes of the volcano.
Officials said the death toll from Sunday's earthquake, which was centred on the northern part of Lombok, but was also felt on the resort island of Bali to the west, stood at 16. More than 335 people were injured, many by collapsing buildings. "I thought I was going to die," said John Robyn Buenavista, a 23-year-old American, who was at the summit when the quake hit. "I was clinging to the ground. It felt like it lasted forever. I saw people fall off, but it's a blur." The national park authority said on Monday that a key route to the peak of the 3,726-metre (12,224-foot) volcano had been cleared, and a helicopter was dropping supplies to others still picking their way to safety. An e…

You Must Know About India's New RS.100 Note

You Must Know About India's New RS.100 Note
On July 19th, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the introduction of a new lavender-coloured 100-rupee note. 


The hundred rupee note will come in lavender colour and bear a motif of "RANI KI VAV" on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage.
The colour of the thread in the new 100 rupee note changes from green to blue when the note is tilted. It also bears Swachh Bharat logo with sloganon the reverse. Rani Ki Vav is an intricately constructed stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat. It is located on the banks of Saraswati River. The stepwell was built as a memorial to an 11th-century king Bhima. It was added to the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014. Rani Ki Vav was built in the complex Maru-Gurjara architectural style with an inverted temple and seven levels of stairs and holds more than 500 principal sculptures. The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm and 142 mm. It will …

Scientists Revived Tiny Siberian Worms

Scientists Revived Tiny Siberian Worms
A group of Russian scientists have successfully revived two species of tiny worms that they discovered suspended in an icy chunk of Siberian permafrost. The worms, known as nematodes or more commonly as roundworms, had been frozen for up to 42,000 years, since a time when much of the planet was covered in ice.But they weren't dead - just cryogenically preserved.
The researchers brought the worms back to a lab, where they slowly thawed them over several weeks. The researchers put them in petri dishes with food, stored at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). Russian scientists have revived tiny worms that had been frozen for 42,000 years.
After being removed from Siberian permafrost, the worms were gradually thawed in a lab until they started moving around and consuming food.
The scientists say their findings could have implications for astrobiology and cryomedicine.
The permafrost samples came from the remote Yakutia region in Siberia. The res…

Black Hole Theory: Scientists Confirm Einstein's Supermassive Theory

Black Hole Theory: Scientists Confirm Einstein's Supermassive Theory

A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein's predictions of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole. Einstein's 100-year-old general theory of relativity predicted that light from stars would be stretched to longer wavelengths by the extreme gravitational field of a black hole, and the star would appear redder, an effect known as gravitational red shift. “This was the first time we could test directly Einstein's theory of general relativity near a supermassive black hole,” Frank Eisenhauer, senior astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, told journalists. “At the time of Einstein, he could not think or dream of what we are showing today.” his showed the star's orbital velocity increasing to more than 25 million kph (15.5 million mph) as it approached the black hole. …

NASA's Planet Hunter Begins,Research for Alien Worlds

NASA's Planet Hunter Begins,Research for Alien Worlds

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is designed to hunt for alien worlds around stars not too far from the sun, began gathering science data Wednesday (July 25), members of the instrument team announced yesterday (July 27). TESS will send that initial data to Earth in August, with new observations arriving every 13.5 days after that, mission team members said in a statement. NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope is officially at work. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is designed to hunt for alien worlds around stars not too far from the sun, began gathering science data Wednesday (July 25), members of the instrument team announced yesterday (July 27). TESS will send that initial data to Earth in August, with new observations arriving every 13.5 days after that, mission team members said in a statement.
"I'm thrilled that our planet hunter is ready to start combing the backyar…