The James Webb Space Telescope, launched Dec. 25, will shortly arrive at the destination from which it will begin its in-depth examination of the distant universe. However, unlike its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Telescope won't be orbiting Earth. Rather, it will orbit the sun in an area of space known as a Lagrange point, where the tricky overlap of gravity from the sun and Earth and centrifugal forces from its orbit will allow the telescope to maintain its position relative to the orbiting Earth almost - but not quite - effortlessly. The Earth-sun orbital relationship produces five Lagrange points, which scientists number L1 through L5. Placing the telescope at L2 - perpetually in Earth's shadow, shielded from the sun's radiation and glare - will allow it to look farther, while also keeping its sensitive instruments at the super-cold temperatures they need to operate. In the 18th century, Italian French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange determined … [Read more...] about What is a Lagrange point, the final destination for the James Webb Space Telescope?
Another person was pushed onto the tracks of a New York subway station Sunday - a little more than a week after an Asian American woman died after being shoved in front of a train in Times Square. The two incidents, which the New York Police Department said were both unprovoked, have thrust the issue of subway violence back into the spotlight and sparked widespread calls for officials to do more to protect subway riders. A 62-year-old man whose name has not been released publicly was pushed onto the tracks of a southbound train at Fulton Street subway station in Lower Manhattan, the NYPD said in a statement to The Washington Post, adding that he made contact with the first car of the train and fell onto the tracks. The man, who sustained a leg laceration, was taken to NY Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Police said there have been no arrests in connection with the incident. It comes shortly after 40-year-old Michelle Alyssa Go was approached from behind and pushed to … [Read more...] about Another person shoved onto New York’s subway tracks days after Michelle Go’s death
WASHINGTON - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol has requested voluntary testimony from Ivanka Trump, saying in a letter sent Thursday that witnesses have told investigators that she may have direct knowledge of President Donald Trump's actions before, during and after his supporters attempted to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden as president that day. The request from committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the former White House adviser was present when her father pressured Vice President Mike Pence to reject Biden's victory when he presided over the electoral vote count in the Capitol last year. "The Committee would like to discuss any other conversations you may have witnessed or participated in regarding the President's plan to obstruct or impede the counting of electoral votes," Thompson wrote. The committee also said it has information that Ivanka Trump was enlisted by White House aides to get her father to call … [Read more...] about Jan. 6 panel seeks testimony from Ivanka Trump about her father’s actions
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has so far been the undisputed king of the lifestyle pickup truck segment in India but that's primarily because there still aren't many players matching its credentials in our market. Well! That will likely change soon with the oncoming of the new Toyota Hilux that goes on sale in India in March this year. It's one pickup truck that has left its mark in over 180 countries in the last 50 years with over 20 million units being sold since inception. And in its latest avatar, it becomes even more desirable boasting its new swanky looks, plusher cabin, upmarket features, a mighty engine, robust 4x4 creds and its built-to-last DNA. Here's what we know about the upcoming Toyota Hilux. Based On Toyota Fortuner The Toyota Hilux shares quite a lot with the Toyota Fortuner including its underpinnings and engine options. It is spawned by the IMV-2 platform that underpins both the Fortuner and Innova Crysta. Refreshed Looks Add image caption here The Toyota … [Read more...] about Toyota Hilux: What We Know So Far
The Harley Davidson logo is a pride and honour for millions and hundreds of users who use their bike and official merchandise. This brand is one of the most popular motorcycle manufacturers worldwide. So, it is no surprise that many people can quickly identify Harley Davidson's logo. You should also know that the company accounted for $40 million of its net revenue licensing the iconic emblem. But, do you know that the current Harley Davidson logo is not the same as when the company kicked off? Let's trace the evolution of the Harley Davidson emblem right from 1903! Photo Credit: wallpapercave.com The Evolution of Harley Davidson Emblem The emblem of Harley Davidson used to be bar and shields along with the brand name emblazoned within it. This logo has been the core component of Harley Davidson's recognition since the start. But do you know that the first logo didn't come up until 1909? Janet Davidson is the first creator of the brand's logo. Over the years, the … [Read more...] about Harley Davidson Emblem History and Logo Evolution
Buying a car is a significant investment for anyone. If you have a favourite model that is discontinued or on the verge of it, you might want to think twice before buying it. Even if the car in question is well-maintained, popular and relatively fuss-free in ownership, discontinued cars come with its own share of troubles. Let's dig deeper into the six hassles of owning a discontinued car in India. Emission Concerns Discontinued cars usually belong to an older range. Some brands also discontinue car models in order to meet due new emission standards. So, if you own a discontinued car model, there are chances that it might not follow the latest Bharat Stage emission norms. Your car might be BSIII or BSIV compliant, which means it produces more pollution and is unfit for use. In the case of the latest car model, they are bound to follow BS-VI and are much safer in terms of emissions. Photo Credit: unsplash.com Health Certificate Even vehicle registration come with an … [Read more...] about 6 Hassles Of Owning A Discontinued Car in India
Did you know that a car's value decreases by 10 percent the moment you drive it out of the showroom? That's probably why the resale value of a car is one of the primary checkpoints for every car owner while making the choice. Every four-wheeler's resale value continues to go down as the car gets older apart from the number of kilometres it is driven and its wear and tear. While most car owners never think of reselling their cars, after all, it is one of the most prized possessions, keeping its resale value in mind while buying it is never a bad decision. Today's technological advancement has increased the lifespan and performance of every four-wheeler and today's cars outperform our expectations. Still, there are a few brands that enjoy a higher resale value in the market than others. So, here are the top five brands with the highest resale value. Maruti Swift Photo Credit: en.wikipedia.org Maruti Swift has remained one of the most popular hatchbacks in India for some … [Read more...] about 5 Cars in India That Offer the Best Resale Value
Documents Required For Transfering Vehicle Registration From One State To Another The below list of documents are required for transferring vehicle registration: Original copy of the Registration Certificate (RC) from the previous state. Three copies of Form 28 (also known as a NOC) that the RTO of the prior state-issued. 2 Copies of Form 27: It is an application for a new registration mark that is to be assigned to a vehicle. Form 20: It is a vehicle registration document. Attested copy of address proof. Attested copy of valid insurance. Attested copy of the Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate. Form 60 & 61 or PAN Card Procedure for Transferring Vehicle Registration From One State To Another To relocate a vehicle's registration from one state to another, you must first have the vehicle deregistered in the original registered state. Photo Credit: pxhere.com You need to floor the steps mentioned below: Get … [Read more...] about How Do You Transfer Vehicle Ownership From One State To Another?
India has a lot to be proud of, and one of them happens to be its growing automotive industry. Several legendary cars have been instrumental in bringing forward Indian automotive industry to where it is today. These cars spearheaded innovation and opened new segments and markets in India. Please take a look at these six car models that helped India make its name in the world of automotive! Hindustan Motors Ambassador Hindustan Motors began to produce cars after independence. The Hindustan Motors Ambassador was the first legendary model by the automaker. The Ambassador was inspired by the Morris' Oxford Series. The first-generation Ambassador could churn out 55 hp of power, thanks to the 1.5-litre petrol engine. The Ambassador was unrivalled in popularity for the better part of three decades and was the car of choice for officialdom, netas and celebrities alike. And today, even after the automaker discontinued the model in 2013, it is still a significant part of India's automotive … [Read more...] about Iconic Cars that Led the Growth of India’s Automotive Industry