How a 2nd-Grade Class Sent a Science Experiment to Space

Back in 2015, students in Maggie Samudio’s second-grade class at Cumberland Elementary School in West Lafayette, Ind., were contemplating an offbeat science question: If a firefly went to space, would it still be able to light up as it floated in zero gravity?

Ms. Samudio said she would ask a friend of hers, Steven Collicott, an aerospace professor at nearby Purdue University, for the answer.

“He teaches a class on zero gravity, and he would be the perfect person to answer the question,” Ms. Samudio recalled in an email.

A day later, Dr. Collicott replied, and Ms. Samudio was surprised by his answer: Instead of guessing, why not actually build the experiment and send it to space?

Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, was planning to offer the ability for schools to fly small experiments on its New Shepard suborbital spacecraft for

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CBSE Class 10 Information Technology Question Paper of Board Exam 2020

CBSE question papers of previous years’ board exams are very helpful to analyse the pattern of the exam and know important topics and questions which must be prepared for the upcoming board exam. We are providing here the CBSE Class 10 Information Technology Question Paper of Board Exam 2020. Students who have opted for Information Technology as their sixth subject must practice with this previous year question paper to score good marks in their upcoming exam. CBSE Class 10 Information Technology Question Paper 2020 is available here for free PDF download.

CBSE Class 10 Information Technology Question Paper 2020:


(Employability Skills) (10 Marks)

Answer any 4 questions out of the given 6 questions of 1 mark each:

1. __________ are a group of words that work together to communicate an element of speech.

2. __________ refers to focusing human efforts for maintaining a healthy body and mind capable

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New class of highly effective inhibitors protects against neurodegeneration — ScienceDaily

Neurobiologists at Heidelberg University have discovered how a special receptor at neuronal junctions that normally activates a protective genetic programme can lead to nerve cell death when located outside synapses. Their fundamental findings on neurodegenerative processes simultaneously led the researchers at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN) to a completely new principle for therapeutic agents. In their experiments on mouse models, they discovered a new class of highly effective inhibitors for protecting nerve cells. As Prof. Dr Hilmar Bading points out, this novel class of drugs opens up — for the first time — perspectives to combat currently untreatable diseases of the nervous system. The results of this research were published in Science.

The research by Prof. Bading and his team is focused on the so-called NMDA receptor. This receptor is an ion channel protein that is activated by a biochemical messenger: the neurotransmitter glutamate. It allows calcium to

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Technology, Innovation and Modern War — Class 4

We just held our fourth sessions of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War. Joe Felter, Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy. Today’s topic was Defense Strategies and Military Plans in an Era of Great Power Competition.

Catch up with the class by reading our summaries of Class 1 here, Class 2 here and Class 3 here.

Our guest speaker was Bridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and then Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ point person for articulating his vision for the National Defense Strategy.

Some of the readings for this fourth class session included: National Security Strategy, 2018 National Defense Strategy, National Military Strategy Summary, The Age of Great-Power Competition, The China Reckoning: How Beijing

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Global $7 Bn Automotive Communication Technology Market to 2026 by Application, Bus Module, Vehicle Class and Region

The “Automotive Communication Technology Market – By Application, By Vehicle Class, and By Region – Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to’s offering.

The global Automotive Communication Technology market amassed revenue worth nearly 7 (USD Billion) in 2019 and will register a CAGR of over 17% during the period from 2020 to 2026.

The report offers assessment and analysis of the Automotive Communication Technology market on a global and regional level. The study offers a comprehensive assessment of the market competition, constraints, sales estimates, opportunities, evolving trends, and industry-validated data. The report offers historical data from 2017 to 2019 along with a forecast from 2020 to 2026 based on revenue (USD Billion).


Automotive sector has emerged swiftly as a result of growing utilization of electronic control units that has favorably impacted the myriad vehicle subsystem communications. This is anticipated to

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New class action suit resurrects iPhone throttling controversy

A new class action lawsuit filed in California takes aim at an erstwhile iOS battery management tool that allegedly hindered the performance of certain iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE series devices.

Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the complaint is the latest in a series of lawsuits targeting the so-called “batterygate” fiasco from 2017. The complaint arrives on the same day as a submission deadline for iPhone owners to file claims in a $500 million settlement that was reached earlier this year to rectify identical grievances.

Discovered shortly after the release of iOS 10.2.1, the iPhone throttling issue was traced back to a hardware management tool that was included in iOS to mitigate negative effects of aging iPhone batteries. In particular, the software was designed to thwart unexpected shutdowns suffered by certain iPhone 6 and 6s devices, but was maintained well

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With No Smartphone For Online Classes, Class 9 Student Kills Herself in Maharashtra’s Satara

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In the Covid-19 era, studies and classes have moved online, however, not everyone in India is privileged enough to have a steady internet connection or has access to smartphones and laptops. As a result, many students are unable to attend classes due to the availability of these resources and losing out on their education. In one such case that turned tragic, a 15-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide, as she did not have a smartphone to attend online classes. The incident took place in Ond village, 10 km from Karad town in Maharashtra’s Satara district on September 23.

“The victim, Sakshi Abasaheb Pol was a student of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) with the Pandit G.B. Pant High School nearby and was required to attend online classes since the past few months in view of the corona pandemic,” investigating officer Balkrishna Jagdale told IANS.

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How to Make Science Class Relevant During the Pandemic


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On COVID-19, climate change, and science standards


Andrew Zucker & Pendred Noyce

COVID-19 has prompted many people to learn more about viruses and other aspects of science. But do you know that the thick volume that is America’s national science education standards—the Next Generation Science Standards—does not say it is important for students to learn about viruses, antibodies, immunization, or vaccines? Nor does the NGSS expect teachers to teach about the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, or any other scientific institution. These topics, however, were important before the pandemic and will remain so after it is history.

And it’s not just the pandemic that offers a vivid example of why science education is so important. Look at the recent wildfires or extreme weather events tied to climate change or the recent measles outbreaks tied to skepticism of vaccines.

Increasing students’

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CBSE Class 10 Marking Scheme of Information Technology Question Paper 2020 Released

Get CBSE Class 10 Information Technology Marking Scheme of Board Question Paper 2020. This marking scheme will help you know the answer hints to all questions given in the question paper. Weightage of each answer is mentioned in this marking scheme. Candidates who appeared in board exam 2020 can check the rules and instructions according to which their answer sheets were checked. On the other hand, students who will write their exam in 2021 can take an idea about how to present their answers to score maximum marks in the exam. Students can download the Class 10 Information Technology Marking Scheme in the form of PDF.

Check CBSE Class 10 Information Technology Marking Scheme 2020:

Secondary School Examination-2020




SECTION A (Employability Skills) 10 Marks

Answer any 4 questions out of the given 6 questions of 1 mark

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2 ASU Future Security Fellows named in this year’s class of New America National Fellows

September 18, 2020

This week, Arizona State University’s Center on the Future of War welcomed two ASU Future Security Fellows who are a part of New America’s Class of 2021 National Fellows. The highly competitive program, one of the signature programs of the Washington, D.C., think tank, selected 10 individuals out of nearly 400 applicants for the 2020–21 academic year.

For over more than two decades, the New America National Fellows program has supported established thought leaders and helped launch dozens of careers by supporting innovative journalists, scholars, filmmakers and others working on some of the world’s most pressing issues. The ASU Future Security Fellows are part of a six-year partnership between ASU and New America to explore the future of global security. This year’s ASU Future Security Fellows are Jennifer Daskal, an international law professor at American University who is writing a book about the challenges to rights and

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