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Study on Inherited HerpesVirus 6 Found Connections to Ancient Humans

07 Sep 17

A new research was conducted on inherited human herpesvirus 6. The researchers told that they identified the origins of this virus in a small number of people thousands of years ago. The research also highlighted that the virus has the potential to ‘reactivate’.

The study found that a small number of ancestors which lived for about 24,000 years ago had this virus. They have been responsible for transmitting ancient strains of the virus to individuals of today. It has already affected millions of people in the UK alone. The DNA samples were collected by the researchers from the University of Leicester from unrelated people who carried herpes virus 6. The sample providers were mostly from the UK and Europe but also from Japan, China and Pakistan. Some of the HHV -6 genomes were found similar to each other. The virus was discovered located in the same chromosome of people having no known family relationship. Thus, the study revealed that the sequencing of HHV – 6 genomes done by scientists originated in a small number of ancestors.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.sciencedaily.com

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Singles and Doubles Progress Made by Yuki Bhambri

17 Oct 17

Yuki Bhambri received entry into pre-quarter finals of singles and quarter finals of doubles. He got a fine start in the $125,000 challenger tennis tournament in Tashkent. When the Kazakh retired from the singles match, Yuki had a lead of 3 – 0 against Alexandr Nedovyesov.

Then along with Divij Sharan, both of them beat the top seeds Guillermo Duran and Andres Molteni from the Argentina with 6-4, 6-2 respectively. Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Vishnu Vardhan were the fourth seeds of the match. They were beaten in the two extended tie – breaks by Thomas Fabbiano of Italy and Luca Margaroli of Switzerland. Jayesh Pungliya and Aryan Goveas entered the pre – quarter finals of singles in the $25,000 ITF men’s Futures in Nigeria. The growing confidence of Karman Kaur Thandi was emphasized. It was due to her win against the seasoned Akgul Amanmuradoya of Uzbekistan. She was also able to make the doubles semifinals with Samantha Murray of Britain.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.aitatennis.com

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An Artist Who Created Coffee Paintings

17 Oct 17

There has been a high consumption of the latte art in the South Korea. The South Korea has become a new hub for the latte art scene. The per capita coffee consumption has been increased since 1990. The “Cream Art” has been started by the South Korean barista Lee Kang – bin.

Lee Kang – bin is a master coffee artist who draws intricate designs on the layer of steamed milk that is present on the top of coffee. His beautiful coffee creations consist of miniature imitations of well-known paintings like Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. The way he cautiously etches the pretty creations into the frothy layer on the top of a coffee is worth watching. He uses cream tinged with a palette of food dyes.

It takes him almost 15 minutes to complete the designer coffee and then it is sold for 10,000 a cup at his shop. His shop name is “Café C. Through” in Seoul.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.independent.co.uk

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WWE to Invite More Indian in Future

16 Oct 17

WWE admits that the new session of WWE is going to have more Indian wrestlers. The World Wrestling Entertainment has also accepted that it has not provided proper guidance to Indian players but this is changing for the better.

The Executive Vice President for Talent, Live Events and Creativity, Paul Michael Levesque, famous by his ring name Triple H has stated that the viewers will see new faces from next session. The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal are the only wrestlers who have so far made it big from India at the WWE.

The 48 years old wrestler Triple H told IANS that the WWE hasn't presented the right pathways to the wrestlers. Triple H also added that “If you were an athlete in India and you watch WWE and thought you really want to do this, the pathway wasn't clear, how would you become WWE superstar nobody really knew.” Adding to this statement, the former wrestler said, current WWE star Jinder Mahal re-inventing himself and has earned his respect.

Source: www.timesnownews.com

By: Priyanka Negi

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Smallest Energy Efficient Computer Chips for Computers & Smart Phones

16 Oct 17

Scientists have recently created smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient computer chips for computers and smartphones. This study was done by the team of researchers from Osaka University and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology. As per the researchers, this is the first time they have created such device. For the research, the scientists used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to create images of atomically flat side-surfaces of 3D silicon crystals.

The scientists stated that the processing speed of smartphones and computing devices has increased dramatically over time as the number of transistors that can fit on a single computer chip continues to increase. Additionally, these devices are loaded with millions of tiny transistors.

Based on Moore's Law, the number of transistors per chip will double about every 2 years. Additionally as per the reports by the scientists’ team, the increment in this area it seems to be holding up.

To balance this speed of rapid innovation, computer manufacturers are continually on the lookout for new methods to make each transistor ever smaller.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com

By: Priyanka Negi

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The Fun of Ice Skating

15 Oct 17

Ice Skating is usually played by moving on ice by using ice skates. It is organised both on specially prepared ice surfaces like arenas, tracks, parks etc or on naturally frozen water bodies, such as ponds, lakes and rivers. A study reflects that the trace of earliest ice skating is found in southern Finland, that was supposed to be played more than 3,000 years ago.

At that time the skates used were sharpened and flattened bone strapped towards the bottom of the foot. Edges that were made of steel were added to ice skates with sharpened edges to aid movement, by the Dutch in the 13th or 14th century. It is said that Ice skating was brought to Britain from the Netherlands, where James II was exiled in the 17th century. Gradually Ice Skating took the form of an organised sport.

A skate can slide over ice because there is a layer of ice molecules at the surface that are not as tightly bound as the molecules of the mass of ice beneath. These molecules are in a semi liquid form and provide lubrication. Skating depends on the roughness of the ice as well as on the design of the ice skate and the skill of the player. It has some drawbacks and can cause major injury, thus it is advised to play under guidance of an expert. 

By: Anita Aishvarya

Content: en.wikipedia.org

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