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This illustration highlights the Moon’s Clavius Crater with an illustration depicting water trapped in the lunar soil there — Image Credit: NASA/Daniel Rutter

WATER ON THE MOON

This is the first time that the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon has been confirmed

This discovery has got to be one of the biggest of our lifetime. …


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Image Credit — Kiyoshi Takahase Segundo/Alamy

SUPERCONDUCTORS

Scientists have created a material which can conduct electricity without any resistance at temperatures of up to about 15 °C

Superconductors are best known for their ability to conduct electricity without resistance, but these exotic materials could only be produced artificially and function under specific conditions like certain temperature or pressure. Their demand is high with the reliance of futuristic quantum computing technology upon them.

Besides the futuristic technology, superconductors have various other technological applications like magnetic resonance imaging machines, mobile-phone towers & vastly efficient everyday electricity generation and transmission. Researchers are even experimenting with them in high-performance generators for wind turbines.

Imagine how much easier would it become if they can function under normal conditions (room temperature etc.) or maybe occur naturally. As it turns, a superconductor that works at room temperature or one that even occurs naturally is not as outlandish as it may sound. For the naturally occurring part, we might not find them here on Earth, but in space. The discovery of superconductivity in Graphene has also encouraged scientists to further their research in the area. …


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WEEKLY BUSINESS ROUNDUP

The state of Financial markets & Economies, Weekly Charts, Business Trends & Statistics

This week capped a three-week winning streak for the Dow and the first weekly decline for the Nasdaq in five. Markets went nowhere on Friday as all three indices ended relatively flat with DJIA in the red and the other two barely creeping over into green. However, for the month so far, all three major indices are up around 5% or more — an oddity for October, but then again it’s been such a strange year in so many aspects.

Greenback weighted dollar index continued to slide the whole week with the exception of one day. The reserve currency lost value against most majors — most notably against the Euro, losing -1.23%. Against the backdrop of the larger bearish trend going all the way back to the beginning of April, DXY seems to be undergoing renewed selling pressure after creating a temporary base in early September. …

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A devout futurist keeping a keen eye on the latest in Emerging Tech, Global Economy, Space, Science, Cryptocurrencies & more

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