A question mark is hanging over the future of a pioneering, British-led project to build a nuclear fusion reactor, with no guarantee of ongoing funding after the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31.
An Australian startup company called HB11 claims to have perfected a method which would revolutionise current nuclear fusion technology with the prize of creating atomic energy without any of the risks associated with traditional nuclear power stations.
This is currently the only experiment which can operate with the deuterium-tritium fuel mix which will be used for commercial fusion power.
Researchers have found that dust in the circumplanetary disk can create a "safety zone," which keeps the moon from falling into the planet as the system evolves.
Astronomers believe that many of the moons we see in the Solar System, especially large moons, formed along with the parent planet.
Simulations show that there is a "safety zone" where a moon is pushed away from the planet. In this area, warmer gas inside the orbit pushes the satellite outward and prevents it from falling into the planet.
The latest National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data for 2017-18, yet to be officially released, shows female participation in the workforce has declined further to 23.3 per cent.
The new data raises questions on why women are not participating in the workforce in greater numbers when in most examinations for higher studies or even competitive jobs they seem to outscore male counterparts.
Though the number of women in employment has risen, a recent trend is that a larger number don’t return to work after taking maternity leave. Around 40 per cent opt to quit, bringing down their share.
Former PDP leader Altaf Bukhari launched the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP), as he vowed to work towards restoring J&K's statehood and ensure domicile rights of people in jobs and education.
Bukhari said that the party will also seek dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits, empowerment of youths and women, and achieving sustained and regionally balanced economic growth.
Among the prominent politicians set to join Bukhari are Vijay Bakaya, Rafi Mir (PDP), Usman Majid (former Congress MLA), Ghulam Hassan Mir (former PDP leader), Javed Hussain Beg, Dilawar Mir, Noor Mohammed, Zaffar Manhas, Abdul Majid Paddar, Abdul Rahim Rather (PDP), Gagan Bhagat (BJP) and Manjeet Singh and Vikram Malhotra from the Congress.