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Kepler Space Telescope Hit by Cosmic Ray

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope was hit by a cosmic ray event during a recent campaign to observe TRAPPIST-1. TRAPPIST-1 is a star system that...

Scientists Recreated ‘Primordial Soup’

Scientists have recreated the universe’s ‘primordial soup’ in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the world’s most powerful particle...

First Puppies Born by In Vitro Fertilization

Current Affairs: For the first time, puppies was born by in vitro fertilization. The breakthrough opens the door for conserving endangered canid species, using...

‘Green Pea’ Galaxies in News

According to a new study “Green pea” galaxies, which are small, round and green, may shed light on the formation of the early universe. Rresearch...

Indo-EU ‘Water4Crops’ Project

Minister of State for the Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Y.S. Chowdary, chaired the inaugural session of the Review and Planning...

Wukong Satellite Detects 1.6 bn Particles

Chinese Satellite launched into space in 2015 to explore dark matter has detected 1.6 billion particles. Scientists will now have to analyse the information gathered...

Scientists Developed Solar Water Purifier

Engineers at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a solar-powered water purifier using carbon-dipped paper, which has the...

WB-57F Research Jet Planes of NASA

There is a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. It will last less than two and half minutes. The team of NASA-funded scientists in...

Green Propellants for Rocket and Satellites

ISRO is developing green propellants for use in future rocket & satellite propulsion systems. All space faring nations have been investigating green propulsion systems...

‘Deep Ocean Mission’ of Indian Government

Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018. This will improve India’s position in...

Scientists Created Two-Dimensional Boron

Scientists has created a two-dimensional sheet of boron -- a material known as borophene. No bulk form of elemental boron has this metal-like behavior. Borophene,...

Gene Responsible for Schizophrenia Identified

Scientists have discovered that changes to a gene called SETD1A can dramatically raise the risk of developing schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a severe and common psychiatric...

Kudankulam Synchronised with Southern Grid

The 1000 MW second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was test synchronised with the southern power grid, marking generation of electricity from...

500 Metre Telescope in News

The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in the China's southwest, which was launched in September and cost 1.2 billion yuan ($180 million) to build,...

Recirculating Aquaculture System Developed

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) at Kochi (Kerala) has set up a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) at its Vizhinjam Research Centre to...

‘ISS-CREAM Mission’ in News

Research that started aboard balloons a century ago soon culminated into a three-year stint aboard the International Space Station as scientists work on solving...

NASA’s New Frontiers Program in News

The New Frontiers program is a series of space exploration missions being conducted by NASA with the purpose of researching several of the Solar...

HIV Drug Cleared First Hurdle

In an experimental treatment HIV Drug Cleared has cleared the first hurdle. VRC01 is a so-called monoclonal antibody, a relatively recent development in the...

Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Successfully Tested

ISRO successfully flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime. In this experimental mission, the HS9 solid rocket booster carrying...

NASA Project to Study X-Rays

The DXL (Diffuse X-ray emission from the Local galaxy) sounding rocket was launched from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in 2012 to...

Boron Detected on Mars Surface

NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected boron for the first time on the surface of Mars. The boron was identified by the rover’s laser-shooting Chemistry and...

List of Science Cities Setup by Government of India

The following Science Cities have been set up by Ministry of Culture through National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an Autonomous Organisation under the...

Embryo Transfer Technology and Bovine Breeding

Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has revolutionized the breeding strategies in Bovines as a tool to optimize the genetic improvement in cattle. Department of Animal husbandry,...

Satellites To Monitor Greenhouse Gases

New space-based tools are gearing up to curb greenhouse gases, and to understand what happens to carbon dioxide after it is emitted. Satellite imagery is...

‘Hall of Nuclear Power’ Inaugurated

The Union Minister of Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the “Hall of Nuclear Power”. This is Northern India’s first permanent exhibition...

Exploration Of Poly Metallic Sulphides

The Union Cabinet approved for signing of 15 years contract by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for undertaking...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Rustom Tested

DRDO successfully carried out the maiden flight of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM – II), a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV. The test flight took place...

The Next Wonder Material

Boron may become the nanomaterial of the century as scientists have found that two-atom-wide ribbons and single-atom chains of the element possess unique properties. Experimental...

Indian Venus Mission: Latest Information

The Indian Venusian orbiter mission is a proposed orbiter to Venus by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to study the atmosphere of Venus....

Compressed BIO-GAS ‘SATAT Initiative’

Union Minister of Petroleum kicked off an innovative initiative in New Delhi on 1st October, 2018, with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs ,i.e. IOC,...

Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (Aegis BMD or ABMD) is a United States Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency program developed to provide...

Satellites Launched for Galileo System

Europe launched another two satellites for its multi-billion-euro Galileo satnav system, a rival to America's GPS. The launch of satellites 11 and 12 in the...

Space Mission ‘ExoMars 2016’ Launched

Two robotic spacecraft began a seven-month journey to Mars as part of a European-Russian unmanned space mission to sniff out leads to life on...

Mars Experiment in Hawaii Ends

The six people who went into isolation for a year in Hawaii to help NASA plan for a mission to Mars has completed their...

ISS Cargo Ship Burns in Atmosphere

An unmanned cargo ship travelling to the International Space Station burned up in the atmosphere shortly after lauching. The cargo ship’s loss occurred some 190...

World’s First Prototype Exascale Supercomputer

China has started to build a new-generation supercomputer that is expected to be 10 times faster than the current world champion. This year, China is...

Scientists Create ‘Diamond Rain’

In an experiment designed to mimic the conditions deep inside the icy giant planets of our solar system, scientists were able to observe "diamond...

GSLV Mk III Rocket and Its Launch in India

The first developmental flight (GSLV MkIII-D1) of India's heavy lift launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III was successfully conducted on June 05, 2017 from Satish Dhawan...

World’s Highest Altitude Telescope ‘Ngari’

China is setting up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in a Tibet prefecture close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with...

NASA Horizons Mission Flying into Deep Space

Following its historic first-ever flyby of Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons mission will fly deeper into space towards an ancient object considered to be one...

First Baby with Mitochondrial Donation Born

Baby was born using a new "three person" fertility technique in Mexico. Using the new technology, called mitochondrial donation, which incorporates DNA from three persons,...

Supercluster of Galaxies Found

An international team of astronomers has found one of the universe's biggest superclusters of galaxies near the Milky Way. Vela supercluster, which had previously gone...

GSAT-17 Communication Satellite Launched

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 was launched using the European Ariane 5 Launch Vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana. The 3477 kg GSAT-17 carries communication payloads...

Thruster Activity Started in NASA Voyager

A set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up after 37 years without use. Voyager 1, NASA's farthest and fastest spacecraft, is...

Collaborative Robot Technology (Cobot) in News

Universal Robots has introduced a collaborative robot technology (Cobot) accessible to companies of all sizes. A cobot is a robot intended to physically interact with...

SpaceX launches Climate Satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California and put a Jason-3 climate-monitoring satellite into orbit. The first stage of the rocket made it...

International Continental Scientific Drilling

The Union Cabinet of India has given its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium by signing an...

Shenzhou Starts Journey Towards Earth

China's manned spaceflight Shenzhou-11 began its return to the Earth after separating from the Tiangong-2 space laboratory. Jing and Chen departed aboard the Shenzhou-11 from...

NASA Creates New Radio System

NASA worked with US-based technology company Harris Corporation to design and develop a new reconfigurable, higher-bandwidth radio system. The radios will be used to create...

Scientists Alters Genes of Human Embryo

U.S. scientists from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation. Scientists...

Perovskite Solar Cells in News

Solar energy has long been considered the most sustainable option for replacing our dependence on fossil fuels, but technologies for converting solar energy into...

Scientists Detect Hydrogen Bonds First Time

Researchers from the University of Basel's Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using...

Genes Linked To Longevity Identified

Current Affairs: To find the longevity genes, Kristen Fortney from Stanford University, and colleagues first derived a new statistical method (termed 'informed GWAS') that...

Sun Produces ‘Superflares’

According to latest research, the Sun is capable of producing monstrous eruptions or ‘superflares’ that can not only break down radio communication and power...

Intel Launches 7th Gen Core Processors

Global chip maker Intel launched superfast 7th Gen Core processors that utilise a power-efficient micro-architecture, advanced process technology and silicon optimisations to deliver faster...

Four New Elements Added to Periodic Table

The periodic table has got four extra elements listed. The new elements have now been given official names and will be included in the...

Highly Toxic VX-Nerve Agent in News

Malaysia says, Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent. Kim died after two women accosted...

Guardian of Genome Stability ‘Histone 1’

Histone H1 is one of the five main histone protein families which are components of chromatin in eukaryotic cells. Though highly conserved, it is...

India Faces Problem of E-Waste

Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also...

Hubble Detects Formation of Young Star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging onto the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old and resides 95...

Scientists Develop New Water Treatment Device

MIT scientists have developed an inexpensive, solar-powered water treatment system for Indian villages. They have designed, built and tested the prototype system to be...

World’s Smallest Transistor Created

Scientists have created the world's smallest transistor with a working one-nanometre gate. Instead of using silicon, the researchers built their prototype device with a class...

Ebola Vaccine Trials Gives High Results

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has informed that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly...

Antibiotic Resistance: Gonorrhoea Hard to Treat

Gonorrhoea is becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance and there is a need for better prevention and treatment of the disease that...

Giant Galaxy ‘Centaurus A’ in News

Scientists used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to observe a nearby radio galaxy known as Centaurus A. As the closest radio galaxy...

Three Astronauts Reach Earth From ISS

Current Affairs: Three astronauts from the United States, Russia and Japan successfully completed their landing on Earth from the International Space Station. They touched down...

Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1E Launched

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C31, successfully launched the 1425 kg IRNSS-1E, the fifth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) on...

Driverless Taxis Started in Singapore

The world's first driverless taxis went into operation in Singapore in a limited public trial. The six taxis -- Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric...

World’s Fastest Quantum Simulator Developed

Scientists have develop the world's fastest simulator that can simulate quantum mechanical dynamics of a large number of particles interacting with each other within...

Scientists Grow Human Stem Cells in Pigs

Scientists have succeeded in growing human stem cells in pig embryos. The approach involves generating stem cells from a patient’s skin, growing the desired new...

Heavy Metal Supernova Discovered

Astronomers team led by Matt Nicholl from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge have found an extraordinarily bright supernova "SN 2017egm" in a...

Global Ice-Measuring Satellite by NASA

NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a mission to measure the changing height of Earth's ice was launched recently. The spacecraft lifted off...

Tur Dal Genome Sequenced by Scientists

Team of 19 scientists have re-sequenced the genome or DNA of 292 pigeon pea (arhar dal or tur dal) varieties that would help in...

Initiatives of CSIR: Ministry of Science and Technology

Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) entered 75th year of existence ushering in year–long Platinum Jubilee celebrations which were inaugurated by Prime Minister...

ISRO Geo-Tagging Indian Post Offices

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a software solution to geo-tag all Post Offices in the country. Geo-tag is a civilian application developed by...

First Identical Twin Puppies Born

For the first time, scientists have confirmed the birth of rare identical twin puppies born to an Irish wolfhound in South Africa. The puppies were...

Ring-Skimming Mission at Planet Saturn

NASA’s Saturn-orbiting spacecraft, Cassini, has begun an unprecedented mission to skim the planet’s rings. Cassini got a gravitational assist from Saturn’s big moon Titan. That...

India’s Oldest Research Reactor ‘Apsara’

India’s oldest research reactor ‘Apsara’, which is being revamped after it was shut down permanently in 2010, is likely to be recommissioned in 2018. The...

Actual Operational Satellites of India

The currently operational 42 satellites are being utilised to meet the requirements of resources monitoring, infrastructure planning, enabling weather forecasting, disaster management support, location...

First Fire-Fighting Robot Unveiled

A fire-fighting robot to be used to fight fires in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state has been unveiled. NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliot...

Spectacular Phenomena in Universe Discovered

Astronomers, using data from India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), have discovered two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe — a supermassive...

Genetic Code Of Red Blood Cells Discovered

Every individual has a unique genetic code, which is a complete instruction manual describing exactly how all the cells in the body are formed....

China Sends 2 Astronauts to Space

China has sent two astronauts into space on a spacecraft that will dock with a new experimental space station. The Shenzhou 11 mission, China's sixth...

Indian Tsunami Warning System

India’s tsunami warning facility is being established in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A network of 35 motion accelerometers and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)...

Scientists Develop Pro-vitamin A Rich Bananas

Scientists in Australia have developed the world's first golden-orange fleshed bananas rich in Vitamin A. The decade-long research, led by Distinguished Professor James Dale, involved...

NASA Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling...

NASA Detect Jupiter Like Storm on Tiny Star

Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes have discovered a tiny star with a giant cloudy storm. The dark storm is...

New Elements Added to Periodic Table

Four new super-heavy chemical elements -- atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118 -- recently added to the periodic table. The International Union for Pure...

Deep Brain Stimulator To Be Developed

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram (an institute of national importance under DST) have...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine in News

Having secured the funds for the initial phase of the deployment of the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that...

Know About New Atomic Power Plants in India

The Government has accorded ‘in principle’ approval for the sites at Gorakhpur in Haryana and Mahi Banswara in Rajasthan for setting up 4 reactors...

Alloy ‘Multimetallic Nanoclusters’ Created

Scientists have succeeded in developing precisely controlled alloy nanoparticles 'multimetallic nanoclusters (MNCs)' made of three metals: copper, platinum, and gold. They also discovered that MNCs...

Elephant Genome Sequenced in India

A team of scientists from the Bangalore based Centre for Ecological Science at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Institute of...

Mycobacterial Protein of Tuberculosis Discovered

Tuberculosis (TB) has been a cause of misery for human beings from ancient times. For several decades scientists and doctors have been fighting an...

Newly Found Fishes Named after Obama

Scientists have named a newly discovered fish species after U.S. President Barack Obama. Scientists have found small maroon and gold fish species 300 feet deep...

Latest on Chandrayaan 2 Mission

Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, is a totally indigenous mission comprising of Orbiter, Lander and Rover. The Orbiter and Rover flight systems are...

MAVEN Spacecraft Collision with Phobos Avoided

NASA’s Mars-orbiting MAVEN spacecraft was forced to perform a manoeuvre to avoid a head on collision with Mars' moon Phobos. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile...

High Altitude Cloud Physics Observatory

A high altitude cloud physics observatory has been established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats, the region which is gateway for the monsoon of...

New Species of Dinosaur Discovered

Latest in Science and Technology: Scientists have discovered a new species of 'horned' plant-eating dinosaur in China. The dinosaur species, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, stood on...

NASA Missions to Explore Early Solar System

NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our...
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