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Supercluster of Galaxies ‘Saraswati’ Discovered

Indian astronomers from Pune-based Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has discovered an extremely large supercluster of galaxies — as big as...

‘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...

‘GenomeAsia 100K Initiative’ in News

The non-profit consortium, GenomeAsia 100K, announced an ambitious plan to sequence 100,000 individuals. It is intended to initially include populations from 12 South Asian...

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...

Scientists Calculates Plastic Produced Till Date

Recently, a team of scientists from the University of Georgia, the University of California, Santa Barbara and Sea Education Association, launched the first global...

Construction New Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors

The Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of 10 indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) in fleet mode. The...

NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test

NASA is developing the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), first-ever mission that will deflect a near-Earth asteroid. DART would be NASA’s first mission to demonstrate...

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...

ISRO Project Code Named ‘SCE 200’

The SCE-200 is an Indian liquid-fuel rocket engine burning LOX and kerosene in a oxidizer-rich staged combustion cycle. It is being developed by the Liquid...

Sending of Ecosystems From Earth to Moon

China has recently declared a plan to send mini-ecosystems to the Moon in 2018. Chongqing University in China has developed a 3-kilogramme mini-ecosystem that will be sent...

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...

Newborn Hearing Screening Device Launched

The indigenously developed newborn hearing screening device – SOHUM was formally launched in New Delhi. The newborn hearing screening device developed by School of International...