For centuries, the fast-growing balsa tree has been prized for its light weight and stiffness relative to density. But balsa wood is expensive and natural variations in the grain can be an impediment to achieving the increasingly precise performance requirements of turbine blades and other sophisticated applications. Materials scientists have now developed cellular composite materials of unprecedented light weight and stiffness.

Minister of State ( MoS) in the Prime Minister`s Office ( PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh said Thursday that the government`s decision on the UPSC row will be a balanced and satisfactory one.

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Wired has a wonderful article by Robert McMillan on one of the most important issues facing the internet and our planet - Net Neutrality. 

Even Sunday night HBO watchers are worried the Federal Communications Commission will soon put an end to net neutrality. Earlier this month, on the HBO comedy news show “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver went on a 13-minute rant against the new set of internet rules proposed by the FCC.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is now planning to do research on asteroids, a mission similar to NASA's DAWN spacecraft, according to ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar.