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Virgin challenges British Airways, offers first-ever flights to Austin and Texas

Airlines are swelling their timetables in a bet that the coronavirus pandemic that’s hammered global travel will finally begin to wane in 2022. Virgin has never previously flown London-Austin but is now expanding its US network in a challenge to British Airways
A Virgin Atlantic Airways plane taxis at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Virgin Atlantic has received 400 million pounds of new funding from its shareholders to help the airline ride out the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A Virgin Atlantic Airways plane taxis at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Virgin Atlantic has received 400 million pounds of new funding from its shareholders to help the airline ride out the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Updated on Jan 10, 2022 08:10 PM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Desalination breakthrough could lead to cheaper water filtration: Study

The researchers determined desalination membranes are inconsistent in density and mass distribution, which can hold back their performance. Uniform density at the nanoscale is the key to increasing how much clean water these membranes can create.
During a recent research, scientists might have a breakthrough in their hands by producing clean water at a lower cost. This could lead to solving a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades, until now.(Unsplash)
During a recent research, scientists might have a breakthrough in their hands by producing clean water at a lower cost. This could lead to solving a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades, until now.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 02:50 PM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Hot or cold, weather alone has no significant effect on Covid-19 spread

A research led by The University of Texas at Austin is adding clarity on weather’s role in Covid-19 infection, with a new study finding that temperature and humidity do not play a significant role in coronavirus spread.
Whether it’s hot or cold outside, the transmission of Covid-19 from one person to the next depends almost entirely on human behaviour.(Pixabay)
Whether it’s hot or cold outside, the transmission of Covid-19 from one person to the next depends almost entirely on human behaviour.(Pixabay)
Updated on Nov 03, 2020 11:28 AM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Coronavirus mutation may have made it more contagious, finds study

According to the paper published in the peer-reviewed journal mBIO, that mutation, called D614G, is located in the spike protein that pries open our cells for viral entry. It’s the largest peer-reviewed study of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences in one metropolitan region of the U.S. to date.
During the initial wave of the pandemic, 71% of the novel coronaviruses identified in patients in Houston had this mutation(HT Photo)
During the initial wave of the pandemic, 71% of the novel coronaviruses identified in patients in Houston had this mutation(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

The bleak milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Jerusalem or Austin, Texas. It is 2 1/2 times the sea of humanity that was at Woodstock in 1969.
Relatives mourn the death of a man due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi, India.(REUTERS)
Relatives mourn the death of a man due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi, India.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 29, 2020 07:02 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Can Elon Musk’s Neuralink ease depression, treat brain injuries? Progress update today

Now, Neuralink, whose work has largely been shrouded in secrecy, is set to give a public “progress update” on Friday.
In the run-up to the big reveal, Elon Musk has allowed some glimpses at the company’s technology.(File photo)
In the run-up to the big reveal, Elon Musk has allowed some glimpses at the company’s technology.(File photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 04:18 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByBloomberg | Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Coronavirus causes Austin MotoGP to be postponed

The first and second MotoGP of the season at Qatar and Thailand were also called off with the former scrapped and the later rescheduled.
Image for representation(Twitter)
Image for representation(Twitter)
Published on Mar 10, 2020 09:28 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

3 dead, 1 injured in central Texas stabbings: Police

Officers arrived to find a 62-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman and the girl dead, Washko said. He could not provide the names of the victims or the 22-year-old suspect.
A man fatally stabbed three people, including a 13-year-old girl, in a small central Texas city early Friday(AP)
A man fatally stabbed three people, including a 13-year-old girl, in a small central Texas city early Friday(AP)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 03:58 AM IST
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San Saba (US) | ByAssociated Press

Ferrari reject Max Verstappen ‘cheating’ claims

Verstappen, who finished third behind the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and newly-crowned six-time champion Lewis Hamilton, said Ferrari had lost their previous speed and form because they had been stopped from cheating by an official technical directive.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, sits in his car.(AP)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, sits in his car.(AP)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 06:48 PM IST
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Austin | ByAgence France-Presse

Lewis Hamilton in no hurry to win Formula One title in Mexico

The Formula One circus moves on to Mexico in two weeks’ time where Hamilton, enjoying a 64-point lead over Valtteri Bottas, can wrap up a third consecutive drivers’ crown if he outscores his teammate by 14 points or more.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain(AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain(AP)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 10:10 AM IST
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Suzuka | ByAFP

Travelling solo? Don’t forget to visit these spots in USA

Austin, Utah, New Orleans, Mauii, Seattle, are just some of the many must-visit spots for those hoping to travel solo around the United States of America.
Austin, Utah, New Orleans, Mauii, Seattle, are just some of the many must-visit spots for those hoping to travel solo around the United States of America.(Unsplash)
Austin, Utah, New Orleans, Mauii, Seattle, are just some of the many must-visit spots for those hoping to travel solo around the United States of America.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 06:11 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International

Matthew McConaughey turns professor at University of Texas, will teach filmmaking

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has joined the University of Texas in Austin where he used to be student many years ago.
Matthew McConaughey will teach the Script to Screen class at University of Texas.
Matthew McConaughey will teach the Script to Screen class at University of Texas.
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 04:10 PM IST
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America’s oldest man, World War II veteran, dies at 112

Richard Overton’s longevity and his status as the oldest living American veteran of World War II made him a celebrity of sorts over the past few years.
In this file photo taken on November 11, 2013, Richard Overton (C), American veteran of World War II, stands and is applauded as the US President acknowledges him during a Veteran's Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.(AFP File Photo)
In this file photo taken on November 11, 2013, Richard Overton (C), American veteran of World War II, stands and is applauded as the US President acknowledges him during a Veteran's Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 10:06 AM IST
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Austin city, Texas signs friendship agreement with Pune

An agreement to this effect was signed by Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak and Alison Alter, Council Member, district 10, Austin, on September 26 in Pune.
10 Member delegation from Austin visited a boutique in Aundh.(HT PHOTO)
10 Member delegation from Austin visited a boutique in Aundh.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Formula One looking to hold race in Miami starting in 2019

Formula One officials said if approved, the Miami race could be targeted for October 2019, which would place it close to the current calendar spot of the Texas and Mexico City races.
A Miami Formula One race, should it happen, would be the second in the USA, joining the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.(REUTERS)
A Miami Formula One race, should it happen, would be the second in the USA, joining the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 03, 2018 02:46 PM IST
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No time for school: Why lakhs of children are missing the bus

With no proper hygiene habits, kids are increasingly suffering from stunting or malnourishment that impedes their learning capacity.
The solution to India’s sanitation crisis lies in following the simple hygiene practices(HUL)
The solution to India’s sanitation crisis lies in following the simple hygiene practices(HUL)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 12:25 PM IST
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