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  • IIT Kharagpur researchers awarded for generating power from wet clothes Aug 03, 2020 10:57 PM IST

    IIT Kharagpur researchers awarded for generating power from wet clothes

    Another team from the institute was separately granted the same award for addressing the problem of energy conservation and thermal management in wearable and flexible electronic devices.

  • NASA astronauts splashdown after journey home aboard SpaceX capsule Aug 03, 2020 07:49 AM IST

    NASA astronauts splashdown after journey home aboard SpaceX capsule

    The successful splashdown was a final key test of whether Elon Musk's spacecraft can transport astronauts to and from orbit -- a feat no private company has accomplished before.

  • Stunning images of space butterfly captured with Very Large Telescope Aug 01, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Stunning images of space butterfly captured with Very Large Telescope

    The bubble – known as NGC 2899 – appears to float and flutter across the sky with symmetrical structure, beautiful colours, and intricate patterns.

  • Astronomers find signs of 'missing' neutron star in heart of Supernova 1987A Aug 01, 2020 01:43 PM IST

    Astronomers find signs of 'missing' neutron star in heart of Supernova 1987A

    The study brings new insight into the 33-year-old mystery, when astronomers saw one of the brightest star explosions in the night sky and have since searched for leftovers from the blast

  • NASA launches new Perseverance rover to search for signs of past Martian life Jul 31, 2020 07:58 AM IST

    NASA launches new Perseverance rover to search for signs of past Martian life

    NASA's Perseverance rover is aiming to land at the base of an 820-foot-deep crater called Jezero, site of a former lake and water system from 3.5 billion years ago that scientists suspect could bear evidence of potential past microbial life.

  • Perseverance rover: How NASA found the ideal hole on Mars to land in Jul 30, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Perseverance rover: How NASA found the ideal hole on Mars to land in

    Jezero crater, the destination of NASA's Perseverance rover, is a promising place to look for evidence of extinct Martian life.

  • Dogs with appropriate training can sniff out coronavirus, says new study Jul 25, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    Dogs with appropriate training can sniff out coronavirus, says new study

    Eight dogs, who were with German armed forces, were able to identify the coronavirus 94% of the time with accuracy

  • Climate change may not spike as alarmingly as believed, according to a new study Jul 25, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    Climate change may not spike as alarmingly as believed, according to a new study

    The new range brings some relief as it shows that some alarmingly high estimates of climate models are unlikely.

  • A scientific temper, an artistic temperament: Two women out to educate India Jul 25, 2020 08:11 AM IST

    A scientific temper, an artistic temperament: Two women out to educate India

    Two researchers with an artistic bent of mind, Nina Sabnani and Ipsa Jain, talk about women in STEM fields, inspiration, and promoting science through art.

  • Mission to Mars: the race for the Red Planet Jul 23, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Mission to Mars: the race for the Red Planet

    Here are some facts about missions to Mars by China and other countries:

  • Airborne transmission of coronavirus possible, says new study Jul 22, 2020 10:54 AM IST

    Airborne transmission of coronavirus possible, says new study

    Since coronavirus can be transmitted through microdroplets, the study highlights the importance of adhering to efficient aerosol prevention measures to control its spread.

  • 'Amal' space probe functioning after launch to Mars: United Arab Emirates Jul 20, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    'Amal' space probe functioning after launch to Mars: United Arab Emirates

    On July 20, a United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed away on a seven-month journey to Mars, kicking off the Arab world's first interplanetary mission.

  • A camera so small that a tiny beetle can carry - but there is one big concern Jul 19, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    A camera so small that a tiny beetle can carry - but there is one big concern

    The team of researchers, that devised the camera, claims it is the world's "smallest terrestrial, power-autonomous robot with wireless vision.

  • NASA Solar Orbiter captures tiny ‘campfires’ in closest-ever pictures of the Sun Jul 17, 2020 05:28 PM IST

    NASA Solar Orbiter captures tiny ‘campfires’ in closest-ever pictures of the Sun

    The tiny campfires dotting the Sun as captured by NASA Solar Orbiter are the little nephews of solar flares, at least a million, perhaps a billion times smaller

  • Asteroid larger than London Eye will fly past Earth on July 24: NASA Jul 17, 2020 04:59 PM IST

    Asteroid larger than London Eye will fly past Earth on July 24: NASA

    The huge asteroid is believed to be more than one and half times the size of the London Eye, which is 443-ft high.

  • China moves rocket into place for nation's 1st Mars mission Jul 17, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    China moves rocket into place for nation's 1st Mars mission

    The Long March-5 carrier rocket is China's heaviest-lift launch vehicle and has been used experimentally three times, but never with a payload. Dubbed Tianwen-1, China's first mission to Mars aims to land a rover to gather scientific data.

  • How the United Arab Emirates set its sights on Mars Jul 14, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    How the United Arab Emirates set its sights on Mars

    The Hope orbiter will make contributions to research on the red planet, but the Emirati government really hopes it will inspire future scientists.

  • NASA's Curiosity rover to go on a 'summer road trip' to Mars in search of life Jul 08, 2020 12:20 PM IST

    NASA's Curiosity rover to go on a 'summer road trip' to Mars in search of life

    Rover planners are expecting it to reach there by early fall, without any interruptions for new explorations.

  • Why top scientist Gagandeep Kang's sudden exit raises eyebrows? Jul 07, 2020 07:02 PM IST

    Why top scientist Gagandeep Kang's sudden exit raises eyebrows?

    Kang cited ‘personal reasons’ for her resignation, and dismissed speculation linking her resignation with government disbanding a committee headed by her to look into indigenous COVID-19 drugs and vaccines

  • Noted clinical scientist Gagandeep Kang quits as executive director of THSTI Jul 07, 2020 07:31 AM IST

    Noted clinical scientist Gagandeep Kang quits as executive director of THSTI

    Prior to her joining THSTI in August 2016, Kang was a professor at the Christian Medical College in Vellore.

  • Scientists discover small proteins which may reduce inflammation caused by COVID-19 Jul 05, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    Scientists discover small proteins which may reduce inflammation caused by COVID-19

    The therapeutic, described in the journal Cell Reports, is called TAT CARMIL1, and is actually a combination of two naturally occurring small proteins, or peptides.

  • 239 experts with one big claim: the novel coronavirus is airborne Jul 05, 2020 01:11 PM IST

    239 experts with one big claim: the novel coronavirus is airborne

    The World Health Organization has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.

  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission captures image of the biggest moon of Mars Jul 03, 2020 10:37 PM IST

    ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission captures image of the biggest moon of Mars

    The image was taken on July 1 when MOM was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos.

  • Most people with coronavirus won’t spread it. Why do a few infect many? Jun 30, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Most people with coronavirus won’t spread it. Why do a few infect many?

    Growing evidence shows most infected people aren’t spreading the novel coronavirus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on circumstance than biology.

  • New swine flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China: Study Jun 30, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    New swine flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China: Study

    Any immunity human beings gain from exposure to seasonal flu does not provide protection from the new virus, said the researchers.

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