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Scientists Develops Alternative to Lithium Batteries

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a safer alternative to fire-prone lithium-ion batteries. They have developed the nickel-zinc (Ni-Zn) batteries in which...

Next Generation Launch Vehicle ‘GSLV Mark III-D1’

The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch GSLV Mark III-D1 with a payload of four tonnes on June 5. At present, ISRO has the capability to...

Reserves of Frozen Fossil Fuel “Combustible Ice”

Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and...

World’s Smallest Satellite ‘KalamSat’

History will be created when America’s space agency, NASA launches the world’s smallest satellite, KalamSat on June 21. It has been made by an Indian...

First Map of Universe Based on Black Holes

Astronomers have constructed the first map of the Universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes. The map precisely measures the expansion history of...

New Technology ‘Easi-CRISPR’ in News

Latest study shows how custom genetically engineered animal models are easily generated using a new patent-pending technology called Easi-CRISPR. Easi-CRISPR allows researchers to create these much-needed...

Mission Surveyor 3 Lands on Moon Crater

Surveyor 3 is the third lander of the American uncrewed Surveyor program sent to explore the surface of the Moon. Launched on April 17, 1967,...

Clinical Trial of Zika Virus Vaccine in India

Bharat Biotech International Ltd in Hyderabad has started the Phase I clinical trial of Zika virus vaccine (MR 766) in two centres in India. The...

Exo-Planet ‘Wolf 1061c’ in News

Wolf 1061c or WL 1061c is an exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of the red dwarf star Wolf 1061 in the constellation Ophiuchus,...

Global Maps of Earth at Night Released

NASA scientists have released new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across...

Venus Like Planet Discovered

Astronomers, using NASA’s Kepler space telescope, have discovered a Venus-like planet orbiting a dim star that is one-fifth the diameter of our Sun and...

First Recycled Rocket Successfully Launched

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida in the first successful launch...

NASA’s Mars Probe Completes 50,000th Orbit

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has completed its 50,000th orbit recently, continuing to compile the most sharp-eyed global coverage ever accomplished by a camera...

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...

World’s Thinnest Hologram Created

An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram. Team led by RMIT University's Distinguished Professor Min Gu has designed a nano-hologram that is...

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...

Scientists Created Solar Cells with Jamun

Scientists at IIT Roorkee have used fruit Jamun to create inexpensive and more efficient solar cells. Researchers used naturally occurring pigment found in jamun as...

NASA Balloon Space Observatory Launched

NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, on a mission designed to run 100 or more days...

Committee Setup on Namami Gange Programme

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has announced setting up of a Committee of Secretaries to speed up...

Mali Becomes First Country to Ratify Kigali Amendment

Mali has become the first country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, a ground-breaking amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a major...

New ‘Startup India Virtual Hub’ Launched

The Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Startup India Virtual Hub. It is an online platform for all stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem...

Agriculture Reforms Schemes: Launch and Impact

1. PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA: After through review of erstwhile scheme of Modified National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (MNAIS), the Government launched PMFBY in...