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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...

‘1000 Genomes Project’: Full Details Explained

The 1000 Genomes Project (abbreviated as 1KGP), launched in January 2008, was an international research effort to establish by far the most detailed catalogue...

World’s Largest Adrenal Tumour Removed

Doctors in India have successfully removed world’s largest adrenal tumour from the body of 55-year-old Ashwini Marwah, who had been steadily gaining weight over...

IRNSS NavIC: Indian Navigational System

India has deployed its own regional navigational system, namely NavIC comprising of a constellation of seven navigational satellites and associated ground segment for providing...

Terrier-Improved Malemute Rocket Launched

The Terrier Malemute is a two-stage American sounding rocket typically used for smaller payloads (less than 180 kg ). Both the Terrier first stage and...

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...

Nuclear Recycle Board of India

The Nuclear Recycle Board was formed with the approval of the Cabinet during September 2009. Nuclear Recycle Board functions as an entity within Bhabha Atomic...

Scientists Publishes New Theory on Formation of Earth’s Crust

Earth Scientists Don Baker and Kassandra Sofonio  at McGill University have published a new theory of earth crust's formation with a novel twist. Their resulting paper,...

New Irrigation Map of India Developed

Indian scientists from the Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat has developed the high-resolution maps of irrigated areas of India from 2000-2015. This...

China Launches Latest Satellite

Current Affairs: China successfully launched the country's first space telescope in search for signals of dark matter. The Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) Satellite was...

Genome of Red Bat Sequenced

Scientists has presented the first whole genome sequence and analyses of Red Bat (Myotis rufoniger). It is one of the most well-known and iconic protected wild...

Indian Neutrino Observatory: Latest Developments

The Government intends to set up the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) in West Bodi Hills, Theni District of Tamil Nadu. The project is awaiting...

Large Hadron Collider Experiment Restarted

After 17-week-long extended technical stop, the world’s largest and most powerful particle smasher Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has restarted circulating beams of protons. Last week,...

Asteroid Named After Rock Star

An asteroid between Mars and Jupiter has been named after Freddie Mercury to mark his 70th birthday. Regarded as one of the greatest rock singers...

World’s Longest Airship Crashes

The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crashed during a test flight in Bedfordshire in central England. The airship which undertook its first...

Moon Rover ‘Yutu’ Sets Record

China's lunar rover, Yutu, has set a record for the longest stay by a rover. It has been operating on the moon for almost...

NASA First Mission to Touch Sun in News

NASA has announced its first mission to fly directly into our sun’s atmosphere. The mission, Solar Probe Plus, is scheduled to launch in the summer of...

ISRO Launched 31 Satellites in One Go

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C38 successfully launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre...

Ariane 6 Rocket in News

The Ariane 6 is a launch vehicle under development by the European Space Agency (ESA), with a first test flight scheduled for 2020. If...

Launch of Advanced Weather Satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the GSLV-F05 carrying advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR from the spaceport of Sriharikota, about 110 km from...

LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves. As was the case with the first two detections, the...

Genome of Barley Sequenced by Scientists

Recently, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have sequenced the complete genome of barley. Barley is grown throughout the world, with Russia, Germany, France,...

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...

Satellite Launched to Test Pulsar

China released a satellite into space to hit upon signs of pulsar, which are very high density stars formed exclusively by neutron. The satellite, designed...

OLYMPUS Experiment in News

In a bid to identify this "two-photon exchange," an international team led by researchers in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT carried out...

Mexico Approves First Dengue Vaccine

First Dengue Vaccine: Mexican has approved the first dengue vaccine to gain official acceptance for use against the dengue virus. Mosquitoes transmit the dengue virus....

NASA’s Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns

Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the first temperature map of a super-Earth planet -- a rocky planet nearly two times...

World’s Smallest Pacemaker Implanted

According to latest reports, hospitals in Saudi Arabia have become the first to successfully implant the world's smallest pacemaker in five patients. Raed Sweidan and...

Cabbage Grown in Space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have harvested the first crop of Chinese cabbage. While the space station crew will get to eat some...

NASA Releases Free Software for People

NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog totally free of cost. The package includes thousands of newly developed software; which NASA uses for its...

103rd Indian Science Congress 2016

The annual Indian Science Congress held between Jan 3rd to Jan 7th, with its theme “Science and technology for indigenous development in India” was...

Laser Gravitational Wave Observatory in India

The Government has given ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in India. The LIGO-India project will establish a state-of-the-art gravitational...

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,...

‘Bacterial Biofilms’ in News

Biofilm is an association of micro-organisms in which microbial cells adhere to each other on a living or non-living surfaces within a self-produced matrix...

New Data Transfer Efficiency Record Created

Researchers have set a new record in the transfer of information via superdense coding, a process by which the properties of particles like photons,...

NASA Spots Water Plumes on Europa

Astronomers have spotted evidence of water vapour plumes rising from Jupiter's moon Europa. The apparent plumes detected by the Hubble Space Telescope shoot about 125...

Google’s AlphaGo Wins Three-Match Series

Google’s AlphaGo AI has proved that machines are now smarter than man — when it comes to games of strategy. AlphaGo defeated high-profile Go player...

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...

Scientists Developed Cheetah Robot

Researchers have developed a prototype cheetah robot. Scientist Folkertsma has dedicated four years of research and development to constructing a scaled-down robotic version of the...

Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute

NASA will establish a virtual institute to advance the field of small spacecraft systems at its Ames Research Center in the heart of Silicon...

Discovery of Hot Jupiter Like Planets

For the past 20 years, astronomers peered into the night sky, puzzled about a type of planet called hot Jupiters. As they analyzed data...

Juno Sends Images of Jupiter Poles

NASAs Juno spacecraft has sent back the first images of Jupiters north pole and the the auroras rippling across its southern pole. The images were...

C-Dot Gets Excellence Award

The premier telecom technology R&D Centre of Government of India under Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communication and IT, Centre for Development of Telematics...

Forecast of Natural Disasters by ISRO

ISRO is working on systems to forecast the natural disasters that could be used as input by States/ disaster management agencies. ISRO is carrying...

Green Propellants in India

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

First Pristine Air-Quality Monitoring Station

National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has established an atmospheric monitoring station in the campus of Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT) at Palampur (H.P.) at...

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...

‘Origami Organs’: Future of Regenerative Medicine

Scientists are making use of discarded animal organs by turning them into origami. A team of researchers at Northwestern University created the paper cranes...

Scientists Creates Nano Size Diode

Scientists at University of Barcelona have led a project to create a diode out of a 1 nm-sized single molecule with high rectification ratios. Diodes, commonly...

Space Probe ‘Schiaparelli’ Exploded on Mars

A tiny lander 'Schiaparelli' despatched to Mars on a trial run had crashed and possibly exploded on the Red Planet. Schiaparelli was on a test-run...

NASA Scientists Develops Inflatable Greenhouse

NASA scientists have designed an inflatable greenhouse that astronauts could one day use to grow fresh food and produce oxygen on Mars or Moon. This 'Prototype...

Winter Fog Experiment in News

Fog is a visible mass consisting of cloud water droplets suspended in the air or near the Earth’s surface. The presence of heavy and...

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...

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Captured by Juno

Recently Juno spacecraft captured the images of planet jupiter. Images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their...

Super Fast Camera Developed

Scientists have developed a super-fast camera that can film at a rate of five trillion images per second, fast enough to visualise the movement...

Mumbai’s First Satellite ‘Pratham’

Mumbai's first satellite, Pratham will be launched on September 26 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The nearly-10kg Pratham, designed by IIT Mumbai students...

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...

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...

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...

India Develops Thermal Imaging Device

A team of scientists from IIT-Bombay has developed India’s first infrared sensors for thermal imaging. Thermal imaging is a method of improving visibility of objects...

Star’s ‘Death Spiral’ Merged into Black Hole

Some 290 million years ago, a star much like the sun wandered too close to the central black hole of its galaxy. Intense tides...

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....

Fuel Cell Technology in News

Gail India Ltd will partner with the US-based Bloom Energy to deploy natural gas-based fuel cell technology to generate clean and reliable electricity. An...

Methanol Discovered Around Enceladus

Scientists have detected large quantities of methanol molecules around Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery was made by the Cassini spacecraft, which has since flown through...

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...

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,...

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...

Black Holes Found in Tiny Galaxies

Astronomers have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes. They have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies, VUCD3 and M59cO, with supermassive black holes. The...

NASA Launches World’s Smallest Satellite

NASA launched the world’s smallest satellite, built by 18-year old Indian Tamil Nadu student Rifath Sharook and his team. Named as Kalamsat, after former President...

Massive Hottest Planet KELT-9b Discovered

Recently, scientists have discovered KELT-9b, the hottest known planet located 650 light years from Earth. The planet is so close to the star that its...

Rare Seaweed Found on Indian Coast

According to report published recently in the Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, researchers of India have identified a seaweed Sargassum zhangii, growing along...

Science Express Climate Action Special

The “Science Express”, redesigned as Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS), the innovative mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16 coach AC train, was...

NASA Mission Breaks Guinness World Record

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS, is breaking records. MMS now holds the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal. The...

IRNSS Fully Functional in 2016

According to ISRO Chairman A S Kiran, all seven satellites of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), will be in orbit by March...

AYUSH-QOL-2C To Reduce Side Effects

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has developed an anti-diabetic drug AYUSH-82. License has been granted to eight firms through National Research...

China Tests ‘Lunar Palace’

Lunar Palace 1 or Moon Palace 1 or Yuegong-1, is a Chinese research facility for developing a moon base. It is an environmentally closed...

Orion Cloud: The Nearest Known Massive Star Factory

This spectacular new image is one of the largest near-infrared high-resolution mosaics of the Orion A molecular cloud, the nearest known massive star factory,...

Juno Spacecraft Lost Its Computer

NASA's Juno spacecraft has lost its main computer and science instruments shortly before it was due to make an orbital pass near Jupiter. The glitch...

Aerosol Monitoring System Launched

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the new user-friendly website of IMD and dedicated to the nation...

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...

Chromium Contamination of Water

BARC has developed a simple, user friendly, quick and cost effective kit for onsite determination of Cr(VI), which meets IS10500 as well as EPA...

Technology to Track Global Fishing Launched

Leonardo DiCaprio unveiled a free technology that allows users to spy on global fishing practices in a bid to curb illegal activity in the...

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...

International Space Station Gets Two New Members

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station where they will continue...

8 Satellites Launched for Hurricane Forecasting

NASA launched eight mini-satellites to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes. The plane carrying the satellites took off from Cape Canaveral Air...

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...

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...

Research on Medicinal Value of Plants

A number of research / studies on medicinal values of plants are being carried out by various government as well as private universities /...

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...

World’s Largest Radio Telescope Launched

China commissioned the world's largest radio telescope which can search for "more strange objects", help in better understanding the origin of the universe and...

Medical Technology in India

The Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has called for various Medical Technology (Med-Tech) Innovations developed by the...

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...

World’s First Mission to Sun: Parker Solar Probe

NASA ready to launch the world’s first mission to the Sun in 2018, that will explore its atmosphere and answer questions about solar physics...

‘SpaceShipTwo’ Successfully Test Flown

Virgin Galactic has successfully test-flown its new spaceship, two years after a pilot was killed in one of its flight tests. The flight, which took...

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...

Super Earth Found Near Sun

Scientists have discovered a new ‘super Earth’ planet with a mass around 5.4 times that of the Earth, orbiting a very bright star near...

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...

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...

Purest and Massive Brown Dwarf Star Discovered

Scientists have identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known....
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