Backyard astronomer in Ireland finds supernova

first_img Exploding star in NGC 2397 Citation: Backyard astronomer in Ireland finds supernova (2010, October 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-10-backyard-astronomer-ireland-supernova.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com Image: David Grennan/Astronomy forum. Astronomer David Grennan and his wife Carol were about to turn in from their garden shed observatory in Raheny in Dublin on 17th September when they discovered a supernova. The explosion that caused the burst of light occurred an estimated 290 million years ago. The discovery was confirmed officially by International astronomers earlier this week.Supernovae are stellar explosions that can outshine entire galaxies for a short time, and they are the major source of heavy elements in the Universe.Mr Grennan is a software developer by day, but at night he spends as much time as the Irish weather permits in his home-made observatory, which is a converted garden shed with a retractable roof. Grennan said he had been stargazing since he was about five years old, and had always been fascinated by the stars. He bought his first telescope in 1991, and has continually upgraded his equipment. In 2005 he built his home observatory using standard DIY parts. The observatory is equipped with a 14 inch Cassegrain telescope.David’s wife Carol analyzes the images he takes with his telescope and helps identify interesting objects. They discovered the supernova by comparing images of the galaxy UGC 112 taken in August and September. The signs were tiny, but David’s many years of experience helped him to spot them.David said the discovery was the result of a year’s work, during which he surveyed 2,611 galaxies. He said it was “mind-boggling” to be the first to see something that happened almost 300 million years ago, and the time-lag “is on a scale almost as difficult to comprehend as Ireland’s astronomical debt.” Carol was even more excited than he was, and the two shared a bottle of champagne when the supernova was confirmed. The supernova, named 2010 IK by official astronomy bodies, is the first to be discovered by someone in Ireland, but it is not Grennan’s first discovery. In 2008 he discovered a three-meter-wide asteroid (his second), which he named after his mother, Catherine Griffin, in honor of her encouragement of his stargazing hobby.Grennan, who was once chairman of Astronomy Ireland, said he would love to see young children becoming interested in astrophysics because “it’s amazing what you discover.”Supernovae are spotted regularly, but Professor Stephen Smartt of Queen’s University Belfast said it was unusual for astronomers in northern Europe to find one. He confirmed the finding was the first supernova to be discovered from Ireland.The supernova is expected to be visible with a powerful telescope for the next two or three months, after which it will fade from view.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — An amateur astronomer working from his backyard shed in Ireland was the first in the world to spot a supernova explosion last month. The discovery is the biggest ever in amateur astronomy in Ireland. Explore furtherlast_img read more

New probe memory could achieve user densities over 10 terabits per square

first_img Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Beyond 1 Tbit/in2 Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. More information: C.D. Wright, et al. “Write strategies for multiterabit per square inch scanned-probe phase-change memories.” Applied Physics Letters 97, 173104 (2010). DOI:10.1063/1.3506584 (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers have proposed a new strategy for writing data for scanned-probe memories with user densities that are potentially more than twice as high as those achieved with conventional approaches. While previous research has shown that scanned-probe memories have the potential to achieve storage densities of up to 4 Tbit/in2, the new study shows how the density could be increased to 10 Tbit/in2 or more. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: New probe memory could achieve user densities over 10 terabits per square inch (2010, November 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-probe-memory-user-densities-terabits.html The researchers, David Wright, et al., from the University of Exeter in Devon, England, and the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in Rueschlikon, Switzerland, have published their study on the new write strategy in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters. “We have shown that we can get ultra-high densities without the need for ultra-sharp tips,” Wright told PhysOrg.com. “Note that ‘conventional’ storage technologies like magnetic hard disk drives are currently ‘stuck’ at just under 1 Tbit/in2 densities and their road map does not predict reaching 10 Tbit/in2 until 2015 in the lab and 2020 for production.”As the researchers explain, the conventional method of writing for scanned-probe memories involves writing tiny marks with a probe, and recording the data in these marks. In this method, the tip size of the probe determines the size of the recorded mark, which limits the density. An alternative write strategy is mark-length recording, in which information is stored in the transitions between the marks rather than in the marks themselves. One of the advantages of mark-length recording is that it doesn’t rely as heavily on the sharpness of the probe tip as the conventional mark-position recording approach. “The key was realizing and demonstrating that continuous scanning (which is very bad for tip wear) is not needed to implement a mark-length scheme,” Wright explained.This is because mark-length recording can use one of the disadvantages of mark-position recording to its advantage: intersymbol interference. In the mark-position approach, bits written too close to each other can interfere with each other, so a minimum distance between bits is needed, which limits the achievable density. However, in mark-length recording, this interference can be exploited to merge marks together to make longer marks without the need for continuous tip scanning.Although mark-length recording has already been known to increase the storage density in traditional memory systems, such as magnetic and optical disk storage, scanned-probe memories have typically used only mark-position writing. Here, the researchers demonstrate how mark-length recording can be used in scanned-probe memories, as well. In the experiment, a voltage is applied between the probe tip and a phase-change medium, which heats and activates the phase-change layer. The medium can be read by sensing the change in electrical resistivity of the written medium. As the researchers explain, a direct comparison of the densities using these two approaches is not straightforward, but the new approach should increase the user density by at least 50%. By making further improvements, such as using sharper probe tips and ultrasmooth writing surfaces, the researchers predict that much higher densities can be achieved.The work is part of a large EU-funded project called Probe-based Terabyte Memories (ProTeM) (http://www.protem-fp6.org), which involves the development of scanned probe storage materials and techniques for ultra-high density, ultra-low power, small form-factor archival, and back-up memories. “Organizations and individuals are storing ever-increasing amounts of data and want to store it reliably, with low power consumption, and ideally in a small physical format,” Wright said. “The goal of our work is doing this with probe storage systems.” This image shows mark-length recorded bits with the corresponding current below. Image credit: Wright, et al. ©2010 American Institute of Physics.last_img read more

Potential drunk drivers now have an app for that

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — You have spent the night out on the town and had a few drinks with friends. At the end of the evening, you figure you have only had a few drinks. You should be fine to drive right? While this is something that is heard in many bars throughout the country, there is now a new app designed to help you determine if you are indeed sober enough to be driving. The new iPhone app, known as BreathalEyes, uses the iPhone camera to record and measure a person’s Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). This HGN is the involuntary eye movement that can occur when a person is impaired by alcohol and is one of the many different field sobriety tests that are conducted by police officers. New mobile app, ShoeBox, helps scan old photos Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Potential drunk drivers now have an app for that (2012, January 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-potential-drunk-drivers-app.html By having a person look into the iPhone camera, the app is able to measure this movement in a 10 second test and then lets drivers know if they are under the influence.While this app is legally marketed for entertainments purposes only, it has been tested alongside a standard breathalyzer. The results show that the new app has an effective range of 0.02 – 0.18 percent and a (+/-) 0.02 percent accuracy of blood alcohol content, or BAC, levels.The disadvantage of this app is you cannot administer it to yourself. You will have to have a friend with a steady hand hold the camera. The test must also be conducted in good lighting so that leaves most bars or clubs out.Currently this app is only available for the iPhone 4 or later but the company has plans to have an Android app available within the year for the low cost of only $0.99.last_img read more

AIST group measures objects in 3D with camera projector w Video

first_imgvia Diginfo Sagawa foresees such a system as having use in research about using the body to control things like multimedia, virtual reality, and games. He also said that data obtained by this measurement method could be used to analyze how athletes move.” He can imagine the system being used to measure the movements of an athlete in the middle of a stadium, from a long way away, for example. If we can do that, we think this method would be great for making 3-D videos as well.”Actually, the possibilities may go beyond what they have already considered. “Currently, we’ve stopped at the stage of making measurements. But we’re also thinking about how to use the measured data. We’d like to work on applications to sports science and materials analysis.” Another possibility, as long as the patterns can be captured, is to apply the system to work with different devices, too. “We’d also like to keep increasing the range of things that can be measured.” Citation: AIST group measures objects in 3-D with camera, projector (w/ Video) (2012, August 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-aist-group-d-camera-projector.html The team says the value of their method is that it can provide more measurement positions than conventional motion capture, and can be used in scenarios where shapes have been difficult to measure because they change too fast. They also say that their method is precise, with a tolerance of just 1-2 mm. Ryusuku Sagawa, service Robotics Research Group, Intelligent Systems Research Institute at AIST, presided over the camera and projector demo. “If you look carefully, you can see that each line is wavy. The wavy line patterns are carefully designed, so the pattern from the projector can be recognized from the camera image. This makes it possible to use the projector and the camera for triangulation, so we can know the shape at that instant.” 1ms pan-tilt camera system tracks the flying balls (w/ Video) Explore furthercenter_img (Phys.org) — Got camera? Got projector? Then you can measure objects in 3-D. A group at the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute (AIST) has had no problem doing that. The researchers have demonstrated their method for measuring objects in 3-D, using only a camera and projector. Patterned light is projected on to the object and pattern images captured by the camera are processed to measure its 3-D shape. More information: © 2012 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Study demonstrates evolution of stereotypes

first_img The research team led by Dr. Doug Martin of the Person Perception Lab at the University of Aberdeen used a technique they have used previously to study the evolution of language. They invented a series of aliens and randomly assigned them different colors, shapes and attributes such as selfishness, adventurousness, arrogance or trustfulness.A volunteer was then called in to learn about the aliens and memorize their personality traits and physical attributes. The volunteer then relayed this information to the researchers, who passed it on to the next volunteer, and so on down a communication chain. What they discovered was that stereotypes began to form almost immediately and particular shapes and colors became linked with personality traits. As it passed down the communication chain the information was unintentionally changed and simplified, and became more structured and thus easier to learn. Dr. Martin said the process seen in the research reflects the oversimplified nature of stereotypes, with social groups (and ourselves) categorized and assigned attributes, and he suggested that they form to help us make sense of the world around us and to give us some basic information as a starting point. The stereotype may turn out not to be applicable to a particular individual, but is nevertheless useful initially.Dr. Martin also pointed out that stereotypes are not fixed and do change over time. For example, a hundred years ago boys were traditionally dressed in pink, while blue was regarded as a “dainty” color more suitable for girls. Both genders wore dresses and played with dolls. The Person Perception Lab team studies many aspects of the transmission of information from person to person and the way in which the brain processes this information. Dr. Martin said their work on stereotypes could lead to being able to predict and even manipulate changes to stereotypes in the future, which could be of benefit to society.Dr. Martin presented his findings in a talk earlier this week at the British Science Festival, which is held in a different city each year. This year the Festival is being held in Aberdeen from 4-9 September. (Phys.org)—Researchers from Scotland suggest that stereotypes form and evolve over time through social transmission of information, similar to the way in which languages evolve. © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Study demonstrates evolution of stereotypes (2012, September 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-evolution-stereotypes.html More information: www.britishscienceassociation. … tishsciencefestival/center_img Explore further More to facial perception than meets the eye This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Tiny robot nanofish may one day deliver drugs inside the body

first_imgCredit: Small (2016). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201601846 Explore further Journal information: Small (Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China and the University of California in the U.S. has developed a nano-sized, remotely controlled fish that is able to swim in liquids when a magnetic field is applied. The team has published the details of their research in the journal Nano Small Micro. Play Credit: Small (2016). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201601846 There are still some big issues to address with the tiny fish, the team acknowledges—one of which is how to rid the body of the swimmers after they have delivered their package. One solution they suggest is using material that at some point is biodegradable. There is also the cost—the amount of precious metals used to create a single fish would be small, but it could add up quickly if hundreds of the fish were used to deliver doses of medicines. Also, it would seem that a means for tracking the fish would have to be developed to allow for micro-steering. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play Credit: Small (2016). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201601846 center_img Video: Research is revealing more about what it takes to truly swim like a fish More information: Tianlong Li et al. Magnetically Propelled Fish-Like Nanoswimmers, Small (2016). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201601846AbstractThe swimming locomotion of fish involves a complex interplay between a deformable body and induced flow in the surrounding fluid. While innovative robotic devices, inspired by physicomechanical designs evolved in fish, have been created for underwater propulsion of large swimmers, scaling such powerful locomotion into micro-/nanoscale propulsion remains challenging. Here, a magnetically propelled fish-like artificial nanoswimmer is demonstrated that emulates the body and caudal fin propulsion swimming mechanism displayed by fish. To mimic the deformable fish body for periodic shape changes, template-electrosynthesized multisegment nanowire swimmers are used to construct the artificial nanofishes (diameter 200 nm; length 4.8 μm). The resulting nanofish consists a gold segment as the head, two nickel segments as the body, and one gold segment as the caudal fin, with three flexible porous silver hinges linking each segment. Under an oscillating magnetic field, the propulsive nickel elements bend the body and caudal fin periodically to generate travelling-wave motions with speeds exceeding 30 μm s−1. The propulsion dynamics is studied theoretically using the immersed boundary method. Such body-deformable nanofishes exhibit a high swimming efficiency and can serve as promising biomimetic nanorobotic devices for nanoscale biomedical applications. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Prior efforts to build extremely small bio-transport mechanisms have generally been based on the corkscrew-tailed model of bacteria, the researchers note, but they believed a better approach would be to mimic the way fish swim. To that end, they connected gold and nickel segments together with silver hinges—the outer segments made of gold serve as the head and tail, while the inner segments serve as the fish body. Each of the segments are just 800 nanometers in length and the complete fish is a hundred times smaller than a single grain of sand.The fish is caused to swim by applying an oscillating magnetic field that forces the head and tail to swing, which in turn propels the fish forward. The direction the fish takes and the speed at which it moves can be controlled by manipulating the position and speed of the oscillating magnet. The purpose of such nanoswimmers, the team proposes, is to carry medicine to a particular part of the body, thereby reducing the need for surgery or overuse of drugs that can cause negative side effects in other parts of the body. An accompanying video demonstrates not only the ease with which the fish can be controlled, but the speed at which they can travel—an obvious improvement over other nano-delivery systems. Citation: Tiny robot ‘nano-fish’ may one day deliver drugs inside the body (2016, September 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-09-tiny-robot-fish-day-drugs.html © 2016 Phys.orglast_img read more

ACB to probe graft charges against its chief

first_imgAccording to sources, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed Directorate of Vigilance, the administrative department of ACB, to take further action on a complaint of embezzlement of Rs 20 lakh against Meena lodged by a retired inspector of Delhi police on Thursday.In the complaint Meena has been accused of purchasing curtains and curtain rods during his tenure as Principal of Police Training College, Jharoda Kalan between May 11 and July 25, 2005. “The items were purchased without requirement, without approval from higher authorities and without tender. Three local suppliers were selected for tenders and payment was made on fake bills,” said  Jawahar Lal, the complainant. The complainant has also alleged that as the Principal, Meena did not have the power to purchase items worth over Rs 5,000, fake bills were created with amounts less than Rs 5,000. “The records indicate that the quotations were obtained from a single source and in a similar handwriting as if a single person supplied the material on the name of three different firms. Curtains were procured at an exorbitant price that too of inferior quality,” added Lal.Interestingly, the then Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal in 2008 had recommended ‘disciplinary action’ against Meena and also referred the matter to Delhi government for further probe and action but it was silently buried in 2011. “Disciplinary action will also have to be taken against Meena now posted as Additional CP (Security). We may make a reference in this regard to the Delhi government,” wrote Dadwal on January 15, 2008. According to sources former Delhi CP R K Paul had also recommended action against Meena but in 2011 then Chief Secretary of Delhi Government ordered not to proceed further into the matter.last_img read more

Court directs Babul Supriyo to retract defamatory statements against Abhishek

first_imgKolkata: The City Civil Court on Tuesday directed the Union Minister of State for Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Babul Supriyo, to retract the defamatory statements that he made against TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee.It may be recalled that in November 2017, Supriyo had made the “malicious and defamatory” statements against Banerjee at a Press conference stating that the latter “illegitimately profiteered to the tune of Rs 17 to Rs 18 crore against smuggling of coal in Bengal.” It got published and circulated widely in different media and even on social networking sites. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt led to defamation of Banerjee and his counsels moved court in December 2017.The Third Bench of the City Civil Court had granted an interim order of injunction in this connection restraining Supriyo “not to make any derogatory comment or defamatory statement against Banerjee”. The Court on July 24 ordered Supriyo “to retract the defamatory statements made in November 2017 at the Press conference in Asansol against Abhishek Banerjee by sending a letter or otherwise within a fortnight from the date of the order.” Sanjay Basu, Advocate for Banerjee, said: “Babul Supriyo failed to produce any evidence in support of his defamatory statement and hence the Court passed the order of injunction and retraction in favour of Abhishek Banerjee. The falsity in Babul Supriyo’s statement has been exposed.”last_img read more

No toll tax for twowheeler riders on 2nd Hooghly Bridge

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to waive the toll tax for two-wheelers on Vidyasagar Setu.With the announcement of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in this regard, two-wheeler riders will not have to pay Rs 5 anymore to avail Vidyasagar Setu to travel across River Hooghly from October 1.While leaving Nabanna on Thursday, Banerjee said: “The toll tax for two-wheelers on Vidyasagar Setu has been waived. From October 1 onwards, riders of two-wheelers will not have to pay the same.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAround 3.11 crore vehicles pass through the bridge every year and it includes around 84 lakh to 90 lakh two-wheelers. The decision to waive the toll tax for the two-wheelers will cost Rs 5 crore to the state’s exchequer.It may be mentioned that there are separate lanes for two-wheelers at the toll plaza on Vidyasagar Setu. But during rush hours, there are long queues to pay thetoll tax. With this waiver, there will be no more queues of two-wheelers and it will help in bringing down the rate of pollution in the area. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSecondly, many office-goers need to cross the bridge everyday and they will be tremendously benefitted due to this decision of the state government as they no will no longer have to pay Rs 5 each time — once while heading towards their office and again while returning home. It may be mentioned that the state Secretariat, Nabanna, is situated at a stone’s throw distance from the toll plaza. The decision has been welcomed by the people in general as they do not have to pay any amount to cross the bridge and also wait in queues during the office hours.It may be mentioned that only thetoll tax for two-wheelers has been waived while the same for other vehicles remain unchanged.last_img read more

Drinking is deadly for Hepatitis C patients

first_imgAlcohol use is especially detrimental to patients with Hepatitis C.The findings showed that people infected with Hepatitis C are three times more likely to drink five or more drinks per day everyday than those without Hepatitis C, lifetime abstainers or current non-excessive drinkers.“Alcohol promotes faster development of fibrosis and progression to cirrhosis in people living with Hepatitis C, making drinking a dangerous and often deadly activity,” said lead author Amber L. Taylor from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“In 2010, alcohol-related liver disease ranked third as a cause of death among people with Hepatitis C,” Tylor added in the paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.In order to better understand the link between alcohol use and Hepatitis C, investigators examined self-reported alcohol use.The team looked at Hepatitis C infection rates for four groups: lifetime abstainers, former drinkers, non-excessive current drinkers and excessive current drinkers. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPeople who participated and tested positive for Hepatitis C antibodies found that 50 per cent were unaware before being notified.“Half of all people living with Hepatitis C are not aware of their infection nor the serious medical risks they face when consuming alcohol,” Taylor stated. The new information provided by this study helps shed more light on the level of alcohol consumption among those living with Hepatitis C. It can help guide best practices for both treating patients and possible interventions.last_img read more

Dance of irrevocable passion

first_imgThis particular “Maharaas” is unique in the way it combines the traditional Raas of Brindaban with classical Kathak, a field in which Uma Sharma has done considerable research. The ballet is based on the 10th chapter of the Shreemad Bhagavat.  According to the text, it was on a full moon night that Lord Krishna decided to dance the Raas, with his ‘gopis’. He decorated himself with fragrant flowers and played his flute. On hearing the notes from his flute, the Gopis were enchanted, and left rushed to be with their loved Krishna. The lord reprimanded them for leaving their homes and husbands and rushing to him at the dead of night into forest. On hearing this, the gopis were disappointed and annoyed. Giving in to their pleasure Krishna surrounded by many gopis, started dancing. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis show of affection and lavish attention by the supreme Lord himself soon made them proud. Krishna sensing this, decided to teach them a lesson as he along with Radha disappeared. When the gopis realised that ihs absence they went mad with the agony of separation. They started looking for him everywhere to diminish their sorrow, they started enacting scenes from Krishna’s life. Realising that the gopies had learnt a lesson, Krishna decided to reappear before them. To satisfy and pacify the gopies he started the Maharaas dance which is a spiritual experience. With his supreme powers he multiplied his form so that each gopi felt that Krishna was at her side and dancing with her alone.The Maharaas, conceived by Uma Sharma as a dance form is a unique blend which pinpoints her creative originality as a choreographer and also shows her concern for placing Kathak in it’s true perspective as a dance for the gods, to the gods, in the home of the gods – in the temples.last_img read more

Prof Punyasloke Bhaduri gets Swarnajayanti Fellowship

first_imgKrishnagar, (WB): Prof Punyasloke Bhaduri of the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research Kolkata was awarded the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship by the central government for 2017-18, IISER Kolkata said in a statement. Under this scheme, scientists are provided with generous support to pursue research in the frontier areas of science and technology, the statement said Monday. It is awarded for a period of 5 years. Bhaduri belongs to the department of Biological Science and Centre for Climate and Environment Studies at the IISER Kolkata.last_img read more

Family alleges negligence after patients death at Contai

first_imgKolkata: Tension ran high at Contai Sub-divisional hospital in East Midnapore on Tuesday morning following the death of a woman whose family members have brought charges of negligence against the hospital.The family members of the victim staged a demonstration inside the hospital campus accusing doctors of glaring medical negligence that led to the death of the woman. A large contingent of police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. The hospital authorities have ordered a probe into the death of Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifethe victim. Nanda Gopal Das, a resident of Marishda area of the district, took his wife Laxmi Rani Das to Contai Sub-divisional hospital on Monday afternoon after she complained of labour pain. The victim was immediately admitted to the hospital. In the evening, the patient was taken to the operation theater, where she gave birth to a baby girl. The family members of the victim alleged that after giving birth to the infant girl, the woman started bleeding. The nurses who were attending the patient reported the matter to the doctor, but he did not visit the patient. Despite repeated pleas, the doctor did not attend the patient as a result of which the victim died in the hospital on late Monday night. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhen her family members went to the hospital on Tuesday morning they were informed about the incident by the hospital authorities. They also alleged that the hospital authorities made them sign on a paper. This triggered chaos leading the family members to stage a demonstration inside the hospital campus. They demanded action against the doctor whose negligence might have led to the death of the patient. Had she been given proper treatment on time, the patient would not have died, her family members claimed. The family members later lodged a complaint with the hospital authorities on the basis of which a probe has been initiated. They also lodged a complaint at the local police station in this regard. The hospital authorities told the family members of the victim steps would be taken against those found guilty.last_img read more

Kin sprays acid at woman in Howrah

first_imgKolkata: A woman suffered serious injuries after one of his relatives threw acid on her at Tikiapara in Howrah on Sunday afternoon.Local residents nabbed the accused while he was trying to escape. According to one of them, the woman was walking along the Belilious Road at Tikiapara when the accused, who is her brother-in-law, threw acid on her. The woman suffered injuries on her face and right hand. She is at present undergoing treatment at Howrah District Hospital. Hospital sources informed that her injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseLocal residents handed the accused to officers of Howrah police station. The woman alleged that her brother-in-law used to regularly torture her. He used return home in drunken state. As the victim objected to his drinking habits, they had arguments regularly. The same happened few days ago when the woman warned him that he would take legal step if he continues to torture her and other family members. It is suspected that due to conflict in their family, the accused threw acid on her. Police are interrogating the accused to know from where he procured the acid as it is mandatory to produce an identity proof before the seller to buy acid. Sleuths may question the shopkeeper as well.last_img read more

Perfume expo sees participation from across the world

first_imgIncense media recently organized 4th edition of ‘International Agarbatti and Perfume Expo 2018” at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This two days exhibition, which was held for the first time in the Capital, attracted national as well as international exhibitors including Haridarshan, the main sponsor of the event.Companies from all over the world participated in this event that was inaugurated by J N Nagdev, Chairman of Haridarshan group. Agarbatti and perfume producers, machinery companies related to raw materials, perfume and chemical producers, printing, and packaging, as well as small and big scale companies, exhibited their products at the exhibition.Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Goyal, organizer of the expo 2018 said, “This exhibition attracted national and international perfume companies who provided information about their products during the expo.”Goldi Nagdev, MD, Haridarshan group said: “Here we introduced our products which are priced between Rs 5 and Rs 1800. Our collections include rose, sandalwood, and other perfumed agarbattis.”last_img read more

Autodriver held for molesting 13yearold

first_imgKolkata: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested at the Amherst Street police station for allegedly molesting a 13- year-old school student. The auto driver identified as Arun Kumar Das was arrested on Saturday night.According to sources, on April 22 night, the student was returning home in Manikatala from her tuition class at Girish park. From Girish Park she took an auto. As there were no seat vacant in the back, she sat beside the driver. It is alleged Das inappropriately touched her. He was reportedly moving towards Maniktala. But before approximately a kilometre he allegedly turned his auto in another direction and molested the student again. After few minutes when the auto slowed down, the student jumped off from the auto. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataShe told about the incident to her family. Her father along with the student went to Amherst Street police station and lodged a complaint against the auto driver. Sleuths examined the CCTV camera footage of the route which Das had availed. The student said that she had seen a tattoo on Das’s body. After examining the camera’s footage sleuths got hold of the auto’s registration number and traced Das on Saturday. Sources informed that the student has identified Das.last_img read more

Mamata rebukes cops for blocking public vehicles to let her convoy pass

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed her displeasure with the police for restricting public vehicles in order to let her convoy pass. Banerjee, who had landed at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata from Chennai in the evening, was on her way home. During her journey she noticed massive traffic congestion at Tegharia. Sources informed that in order to provide safe passage to her convoy, all the vehicles were diverted to the service road and the traffic was blocked near the Tegharia crossing. While on her way home, Banerjee noticed the arrangement and stopped her car at Tegharia. She reportedly got down from her car and expressed displeasure seeing public vehicles stopped for a long time. When she learnt that police had restricted public vehicles to let her convoy pass, Banerjee instructed police to take steps to clear the snarl immediately. Sources said that she has instructed police not to stop public vehicles for passage of VIP vehicles in future.last_img read more

NASA got Sick of Conspiracies so Released over 10000 Photos from Moon

first_imgIt was during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower that the United States’ space program was launched. The program was given the codename “Apollo” and was put under the control of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It was only after Eisenhower had been succeeded by John F. Kennedy that the American public really learned the significance and purpose of this program: to put a man on the Moon.Surface of the moon. Photo by Project Apollo Archive CC BY 2.0At the time, the United States and the Soviet Union were embroiled in the infamous “space race”, with both nations eager to outdo the other and pursue new lengths of human exploration, beyond the very atmosphere of our own home planet.The Apollo program subsequently launched no less than 12 missions between 1969 and 1972, with half of them making it all the way to the Moon.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsNeil Armstrong photographs the Moon. Photo by Project Apollo Archive CC BY 2.0The first of the launches, Apollo 1, didn’t actually launch at all. It suffered a malfunction and wasn’t able to leave the Earth’s surface. Apollos 7 through 10, the next four launches, were orbiting missions to test various components and take photographs of the lunar surface elements.But it was Apollo 11 that would really go down in history. This mission — manned by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin — not only made it to the Moon, but actually made a successful landing and allowed both Armstrong and Aldrin to step out onto it’s surface.American flag on the Moon. Photo by Project Apollo Archive CC BY 2.0The pair spent a couple of hours on their moonwalk, taking photos, recording their experiences, collecting rock samples, and planting the American flag, thereby putting a definitive end to the space race and sealing the United States’ status as the victor.Astronauts driving on the Moon. Photo by Project Apollo Archive CC BY 2.0Crew member, Michael Collins is often overlooked due to the fact that he stayed behind on the Command module, but he was integral to the mission’s success.Earth from the Moon. Photo by Project Apollo Archive CC BY 2.0As previously stated, several other missions made it to the Moon, but none could really generate the same excitement as Apollo 11. That incredible video of Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the surface of the Moon has been seen and shared by millions, with many photos also being taken and released to the public in the wake of the mission.First human footprint on the Moon. Photo by Project Apollo Archive CC BY 2.0First Moon Landing. Photo by Project Apollo Archive CC BY 2.0In spite of all that evidence, however, as well as the proof from other successful space missions, there are many people who argue to this day that the whole thing was fake. In fact, the moon landings are one of the most popular subjects of debate for conspiracy theorists all over the world, with people suggesting various alternate explanations for the footage and photos.Some have argued that the whole thing was a hoax, drawn up by the American government to try and outdo Russia and earn popularity points with the public. Some have found alleged errors or inconsistencies in the footage to support their claims, with others suggesting that the whole thing was shot on a Hollywood film set, funded by Walt Disney and directed by Stanley Kubrick.Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the rocky Moon. Photo by Project Apollo Archive CC BY 2.0These conspiracy theories started many years ago and are still a hot topic in the modern era, especially with the recent emergence of the Flat Earth Movement and growing support for the idea that NASA has been lying to the public for decades. For a long time, NASA simply ignored the conspiracy theorists, but in 2016, the organization decided to make a big statement.The first photograph was taken by Neil Armstrong on the surface of the Moon, 1969. Photo by Project Apollo Archive CC BY 2.0NASA released over 10,000 photos of the first moon landing, uploading almost every single image ever taken on the Apollo missions on their public Flickr account for all to see and analyze.Read another story from us: Apollo 11 Tapes Made Public – NASA Releases 19,000 Hours of Historic AudioIn doing so, NASA effectively shut down a lot of the conspiracy theorists’ ideas; faking one film or a couple of photos might seem plausible enough, but faking thousands of shots from different angles, times, dates, and more would be a truly impossible undertaking.last_img read more

Whats the impact of Steph Currys Finals disappearing act

first_imgThe flip side of the Cavs historic comeback and LeBron’s performance for the ages, is Golden State’s collapse. The record setting 73 – 9 juggernaut from the regular season turned out to be an NBA version of Mike Tyson. They didn’t know how to react when they got punched in the mouth.It’s been an awful week for Curry. He followed up his temper tantrum in Game 6 that ended with him hitting a fan with his mouthpiece with a 17 point, Game 7 disappearing act that would make Criss Angel jealous.For the first time in the Warriors insane two year run, Curry is having a career crisis where the path to NBA championships aren’t paved in gold and lined with gumdrops.Today on Speak for Yourself, Colin and Jason discussed whether Curry’s Finals meltdown will ruin his image as basketball’s beautiful mind. Colin thinks Curry may take a hit, but compared his Finals performance to an A-list actor who has a box office bomb, but eventually makes a comeback. Advertisement “Remember the bomb, Gigli, Ben Affleck. It bombed. It didn’t help his brand, but he did just play Batman, and he was part of the Oscars group for Argo. I didn’t do him any favors. He had to dig his way out of it. Agent had to use PR.”Whitlock sees the Curry Finals dumpster fire as a serious image and PR crisis.“He’s less relateable today than he was a week ago. He’s less likeable today than he was a week ago. This has damaged his image. If I’m Under Armour I’ve got emergency meetings going on right now.”Most NBA champions face their adversity on their way to their first title, Steph Curry is facing his first career crisis after already winning one.Check out the video below of Whitlock continuing the discussion of the Finals impact on Steph Curry’s image with NBA veteran and Curry family friend Rex Chapman.“This Kid’s an assassin, he’s a killer & he rarely let’s people down.” – @RexChapman on if Curry damaged his legacyhttps://t.co/SkoVJbVOCz— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) June 20, 2016last_img read more

Tour golfers shank drive unbelievably hit his girlfriend in gallery Video

first_img Hazards of the profession for a touring golf girlfriend. She can ice up on the G5. Advertisement Hopefully, Belgian European Tour Pro Thomas Pieters got his girlfriend a nice Valentine’s Day gift.At this weekend’s PGA Tour Genesis Open, Pieters cancelled out any Valentine’s good karma when he drilled his significant other in the spectator gallery with one of his drives off the tee.What are the odds?A spectator posted a video of the aftermath, and kissy-kissy make-up on Instagram. She was okay. She only got hit in the back.last_img read more