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Novel Alien Planet Detection Tool SPHERE Sees First Light

Novel Alien Planet Detection Tool SPHERE Sees First Light

The Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplonet Research instrument (SPHERE) designed with an objective to observe exoplanets seems to be doing its job efficiently as it has recorded the formation of the planets around the star HR 4796A.

The star HR 4796A ring is made of dust and leftover material. The images captured by SPHERE are its first ones as it has been mounted on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope Unit Telescope 3 last month only in the Atacama Desert.

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Google Receives 12,000 requests under ‘right to be forgotten’ option on Day One

Google Receives 12,000 requests under ‘right to be forgotten’ option on Day One

Google has announced that the company received 12,000 requests for content removal from European on the first day of launch of its feature under the recent European Court ruling for ‘right to be forgotten’. In a case filed in the European court by a Spanish national, Google was ordered to remove the links and information which has become obsolete with time, if people request the search engine to remove it.

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Google accepting ‘right to be forgotten’ requests in Europe

Google accepting ‘right to be forgotten’ requests in Europe

Search engine major Google has started accepting the requests from public under 'right to be forgotten' ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union. Google was ordered by the court to delete the information stored in its database for cases when the results are not relevant or present wrong information regarding any person.

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Rosetta Captures Images of Extending Tail of Comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Rosetta Captures Images of Extending Tail of Comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Latest news by European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta probe has revealed that the comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, has started developing its tail. Rosetta has sent some images showing the developing tail or coma of the comet and is maneuvering to align with the comet’s orbit this month.

Solar radiations are causing the ice on the surface of the comet to melt down and break off. The images show the tail of the comet extending in its length of over 800 miles whereas the comet is still at distance of about 400 million miles from the Sun.

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EU court: Users can demand removal of irrelevant personal data from search engine results

EU court: Users can demand removal of irrelevant personal data from search engin

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg said in a Tuesday ruling that Internet companies can be made to remove irrelevant or excessive personal information about the users from search engine results. The ruling by Europe's top court came in a case pitting user-privacy campaigners against Web search giant Google.

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Nintendo Apologizes for not Including Same-Sex Relationship in Tomodachi Life

Nintendo Apologizes for not Including Same-Sex Relationship in Tomodachi Life

Nintendo, the publisher, feels sorry for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game, 'Tomodachi Life'. He added that it is too late to alter the current game design and pledges to surely build virtual equality into future versions of the game if they're produced.

He apologized that it is now impossible to change game's design and such a significant development change can't be accomplished with a post-ship patch.

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Decline in Emission Levels not enough to Limit Rising Global Temperatures to 2°C

Decline in Emission Levels not enough to Limit Rising Global Temperatures to 2°C

As per emission reports submitted by United Nations recently, emission levels from over 40 countries were 10% less in 2012 than 1990 levels. However, researchers have said that the emission reduction rate is still not good enough to reach the target of limiting the average world temperatures rise to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times.

Due to efforts of industrialized nations to reduce emissions, the emission has dropped to 17.3 billion tonnes in 2012 from 17.5 billion in 2011, and from 19.2 billion in 1990.

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ESO Captures Images of Nebula Gum 41

ESO Captures Images of Nebula Gum 41

European Southern Observatory's (ESO) La Silla Observatory observed a cloud of hydrogen, called Gum 41, with brilliant hot young stars in the middle of the nebula. Scientists said that these stars inside the nebula play vital role in dispersing off energetic radiations. These radiations from stars cause surrounding hydrogen to glow in bright red color.

The images of the nebula have been captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.

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Biogen Idec Blood Disorder Drug Registers Positive Outcomes for Phase 3 Trials

Biogen Idec Blood Disorder Drug Registers Positive Outcomes for Phase 3 Trials

Biogen Idec and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB have registered positive outcomes for phase 3 trials of experimental drug for hemophilia A. The clinical trial has found high success rate among children suffering from blood disorder in maintaining low bleeding rates.

Biogen Idec announced that the experimental drug ELOCTATE was tested for efficacy and safety in the clinical trial carried out of children under 12 years of age. Swedish Orphan Biovitrum developed using Fc fusion process. The drug claims to prolong the circulation of infused clotting factor.

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EU Reports Drop in Mortality Rates in Honeybee Population

EU Reports Drop in Mortality Rates in Honeybee Population

Latest reports from pioneering European Union survey conducted on 32,000 bee colonies across 17 EU member states have found reduction in death rate of honeybees. The new findings have lowered existing concerns on the collapse of the population of crop-pollinating insects.

The earlier survey reported steep increase in winter mortality rates, especially in Northern countries, from 3.5% to 33.6% from late 2012 to summer 2013. Mortality rates were between 0.3% and 13.6% during the beekeeping season.

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