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Coronavirus: ExCeL Centre planned as NHS field hospital

Coronavirus: ExCeL Centre planned as NHS field hospital

Health
The NHS will treat coronavirus patients in a makeshift field hospital in the ExCeL Centre in East London. The exhibition space, which has been used in the past for Crufts and Comic Con, will eventually hold up to 4,000 patients.Dubbed the Nightingale Hospital, the temporary base will be staffed by NHS medics with the help of the military.It will initially provide about 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen.Car firms to convert factories to make ventilatorsThe Ministry of Defence said a team of military planners had visited the centre along with NHS England staff at the weekend.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told the BBC the military was also seeking out other possible locations to treat patients who cannot be accommodated in normal NHS facilities.S...
Centre of the Milky Way ‘recently’ exploded

Centre of the Milky Way ‘recently’ exploded

Technology
The black hole at the centre of the Milky Way recently exploded according to new research, shooting expanding beams of energy into deep space like a nuclear lighthouse,New research has discovered that the event, known as a Seyfert flare, created two cones of ionising radiation which sliced through the galaxy and even impacted cosmic bodies outside of it. Occurring just 3.5 million years ago - practically last week on a cosmic scale - the flare was so powerful that it hit the Magellanic Stream, a trail of gas extending between the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, nearby dwarf galaxies. Image: Our sun is one of many stars which make up the Milky Way According to Australian and American researchers, the explosion was too huge to have b...
Milky Way’s centre exploded 3.5 million years ago

Milky Way’s centre exploded 3.5 million years ago

Science
A cataclysmic energy flare ripped through our galaxy, the Milky Way, about 3.5 million years ago, a team of astronomers say.They say the so-called Sifter flare started near the super massive black hole in the centre of the galaxy.The impact was felt 200,000 light-years away.The discovery that the Milky Way's centre was more dynamic than previously thought can lead to a complete reinterpretation of its evolution.Milky Way galaxy is warped and twisted, not flat"These results dramatically change our understanding of the Milky Way," says co-author Magma Guglielmo from the University of Sydney."We always thought about our Galaxy as an inactive galaxy, with a not so bright centre," she added. The flare created two enormous "ionisation ...
Plea for probe into alleged funds misappropriation by Indiabulls; HC asks Centre, RBI to reply

Plea for probe into alleged funds misappropriation by Indiabulls; HC asks Centre, RBI to reply

Finance
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday decided to examine the allegations, in a PIL by an NGO, of financial irregularities, siphoning of funds and other violations against the promoters of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IBHFL). A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the central government, the Reserve Bank of India and Indiabulls seeking their stand on the petition filed by an NGO. The court also issued notice to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Housing Bank (NHB), the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Registrar of Companies (ROC) and Sameer Gehlaut, the founder and chairman of Indiabulls group and asked them to file their replies by December 13-- the next date of hearing. The bench decided to issue notice in t...
Team plans colour film of black hole at galaxy’s centre

Team plans colour film of black hole at galaxy’s centre

Science
The team that took the first ever image of a black hole has announced plans to capture "razor sharp" full colour video of the one at the centre of our galaxy.Satellites would be launched to supplement the existing network of eight telescopes to make this movie.The researchers say the upgraded network will be able to see the supermassive black hole consuming the material around it. The team has been awarded the Breakthrough Award for Physics.Prof Heino Falcke, of Radboud University in the Netherlands, who proposed the idea of the so-called Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), told BBC News that the next step was to see a black hole in action."Just like planets, a black hole rotates. And because of its incredibly strong gravity, it disto...