James Webb telescope clears functional tests, inches closer to planned 31 Oct launch- Technology News, Firstpost

FP TrendingMar 02, 2021 19:04:33 IST The final functional performance tests of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), due to launch on 31 October 2021, have been completed. In a blog post published on 1 March, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) informed that two comprehensive systems tests have been completed by the testing teams at Northrop […]

What we know about the Red Planet from 260 Martian meteorites found on Earth- Technology News, Firstpost

The ConversationMar 01, 2021 19:23:00 IST NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars last month, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of these, more than half failed at stages from take-off to deployment — including the 1999 Mars Climate Orbiter, […]

Rare Diseases Day 2021: ‘Orphans’ of the health system, DMD patients are denied access to diagnosis, timely treatment

Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases that damage and weaken your muscles over time. Any disease that affects a small percentage of the population is a rare disease. In many parts of the world, they also go by the term ‘orphan disease’, for the lack of a market large enough to capture the support and resources needed to develop […]

How audio chatrooms like Clubhouse are tapping anew into the age-old appeal of the human voice

Clubhouse’s key attribute is its medium: audio, which sets it apart from established social media and messaging services like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, WhatsApp and YouTube that use text, photos, video or a mix. By Damian Radcliffe Google “What is Clubhouse?” and you’ll find a flurry of articles written in the past few weeks about this […]

United States vs. Billie Holiday

We interview The United States vs. Billie Holiday stars Trevante Rhodes and Tyler James Williams about the characters they play in the new film. Billie Holiday may have lived nearly a century ago, but The United States Vs. Billie Holiday proves her story is as relevant as ever today. Hulu’s biopic, which premieres on February […]

India’s most romantic destination is in the heart of Madhya Pradesh | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Aerial view of Mandu’s Jahaz Mahal. Mandu is old-school romance, dotted with baobabs writhing towards the sky from the semi-arid savannah and more ruins with unremembered names than modern buildings. I am told, frequently during the Valentine’s Day weekend I visit, that Mandu is caught at peak passion during the monsoon—in August, to be precise.  […]

The true story of Gangubai of Kamathipura | Condé Nast Traveller India

A screen shot from Gangubai Kathiawadi’s teaser. The teaser of Gangubai Kathiawadi has many excited. The forthcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali film starring Alia Bhatt as a famous brothel madam is based on the life of the real queen of Mumbai’s red-light district in Kamathipura. Gangubai ‘Kathewali’—a play on the Hindi word ‘kothewali’ that translates to […]

State tax revenues ahead of forecasts, despite COVID-19 restrictions

AUGUSTA — An improved state revenue forecast released Thursday could make things easier on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee as it works to craft the state’s next spending plan. State tax revenues exceeded downgraded COVID-19 pandemic projections for January by $89.5 million, Department of Administration and Financial Affairs Commissioner Kirsten Figueroa said in a press release. […]

Cinemagic theaters closing for good

The empty parking lot at Cinemagic movie theater in Westbrook in August. Photo by Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer Cinemagic announced the closing of all eight of its movie theaters Monday, including large multi-screen venues in Saco, Westbrook and South Portland. The company, which has been in operation for 20 years, also has theaters in New Hampshire […]

‘I design to be on holiday, even when I’m not’ | Condé Nast Traveller India

Fashion designer Anjali Mehta attributes travel and art as the main inspiration for her label Verandah. Here, she tells CNT about her travels, inspirations and how they influence his vision and mission. Tell us about your latest collection and what it’s been inspired by.  My collection entitled ‘Jaisalmer’ is a homage to one of the oldest living forts built in […]

14 gorgeous getaways in Munnar

Dotted with tea plantations with lush greens and sloping hills, the quaint hill station of Munnar in Kerala is a popular holiday pick, and with good reason. We’ve rounded up several stays where you can hit refresh, from boutique resorts and homestays to idyllic retreats. 14 resorts and homestays  to book  in Munnar Elixir Hills  […]

I Care A Lot Cast & Character Guide

I Care a Lot stars Rosamund Pike as a con artist, and her castmates are Netflix regular actors; here’s who plays the main characters. I Care a Lot stars Rosamund Pike as a con artist, and Netflix audiences will recognize several of her supporting castmates. The black comedy was written by English filmmaker J Blakeson, and follows a […]