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E-cigarettes Contain Dangerous Chemicals

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a nicotine-containing liquid, which is inhaled much like a cigarette. Unlike traditional cigarettes, the devices are not regulated...

White Dwarf Pulsar Discovered

An exotic binary star system 380 light-years away has been identified as an elusive white dwarf pulsar. Scientists from the South African Astronomical Observatory, have...

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...

Black Hole Bigger Than Sun Found

Astronomers have found the mass of a supermassive black hole at the centre of a nearby giant elliptical galaxy is 660 million times greater...

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...

High Altitude Research Station in Himalaya

Himalayan region has the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar caps, as this region is aptly called the “Water Tower of Asia” is...

Planet Named ‘Bernardbowen’ in Solar System

A minor planet in the Solar System is officially known as Bernardbowen after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the...

PSLV Places 6 Satellites in Orbit

In its 32nd flight conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota on December 16, 2015, ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C29 successfully...

‘Bullet Proof’ Shield for Police Created

Scientists at at Brigham Young University (BYU) in the United States have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement officials...

Surveillance System to Check Illegal Mining

The mines ministry  launched a satellite-based illegal mining detection system, which will receive tip offs in the form of pictures taken from a mobile...

‘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...

Curiosity Rover Finds Water on Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer...

New Galaxy ‘Dragonfly 44’ Discovered

Astronomers have found a massive galaxy about the size of the Milky Way made almost entirely of dark matter. The galaxy, Dragonfly 44, is...

List of Products Developed by DRDO

A list of products developed by DRDO during last two years (2014, 2015) and the current year (2016) for defence and civilian use is...

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