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...

Perovskite Solar Cells in News

Solar energy has long been considered the most sustainable option for replacing our dependence on fossil fuels, but technologies for converting solar energy into...

Compressed BIO-GAS ‘SATAT Initiative’

Union Minister of Petroleum kicked off an innovative initiative in New Delhi on 1st October, 2018, with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs ,i.e. IOC,...

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...

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...

Reusable Launch Vehicle of India: Latest Information

On May 23, 2016, India became the fifth nation to successfully conduct the flight demonstration of a scaled down version of a winged-body reusable...

Perovskite Solar Cell Technology

Perovskite solar cells aim to increase the efficiency and lower the cost of solar energy. Perovskite PVs indeed hold promise for high efficiencies, as...

Blockchain Technology in News

The Indian government is getting more serious about using blockchain technology into the growing digital economy of the country. Blockchain technology has emerged as the...

31 Satellites Launched in One Go by ISRO

Indian Space Agency ISRO successfully launched a PSLV-C40 rocket carrying India's 100th satellite along with 30 others. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV...

Aditya L1 Mission of ISRO: Full Details

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch the first solar mission, Aditya-L1. Aditya-L1 mission is aimed at studying the Sun from an...

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...

NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar

ISRO and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/ NASA are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named...

NASA Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling...

Giant Galaxy ‘Centaurus A’ in News

Scientists used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to observe a nearby radio galaxy known as Centaurus A. As the closest radio galaxy...

Thruster Activity Started in NASA Voyager

A set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up after 37 years without use. Voyager 1, NASA's farthest and fastest spacecraft, is...

Super-Earths Around Dwarf Planet K2-18 Discovered

European Southern Observatory (ESO) has discovered a two super-earth planets. Both planets orbit K2-18, a red-dwarf star located about 111 light years away in the...

NASA ‘SuperTIGER Balloon’ in News

A science team in Antarctica is preparing to loft a balloon-borne instrument to collect information on cosmic rays, high-energy particles from beyond the solar...

Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy in News

Aalto University researchers have developed a measurement technique called Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy (SDAM) to understand and characterize the wetting properties of superhydrophobic materials. This...

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,...

Nasa Instrument Helping Rescue Mexico Quake Survivors

A suitcase-sized NASA radar instrument, that can detect heartbeats, is helping disaster relief workers save lives of people trapped under rubble after a 7.1...

Nasa’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends 20-Year-Long Epic Journey

NASA’s USD 3.9 billion Cassini spacecraft ended its 20-year-long groundbreaking journey with a fiery plunge into the Saturn’s crushing atmosphere, beaming back never-before-seen images...

The ‘Spaceborne Computer’ in News

Spaceborne Computer intends to run a year-long experiment of high performance commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer system on the International Space Station (ISS). During high radiation...

James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a space telescope that is part of NASA's Next Generation Space Telescope program, developed in coordination between...

New Superbug Discovered

Scientists have conducted an investigation into a fatal outbreak of pneumonia in the Hospital of Zhejiang University in China. The causative agent of these five...

IRNSS-1H Navigation Satellite Launch Failed

The forty first flight of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C39) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, was unsuccessful. PSLV-C39 had a normal lift-off...

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 /...

AYUSH Medicines for Mosquito-Borne Diseases

The Research Councils viz Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for Research...

Navigation With Indian Constellation

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has deployed an indigenous regional positioning system named as “Navigation with Indian Constellation” (NavIC). It consists of seven satellites in...

Radiation Technology Uses in India

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) - Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has been engaged in R&D work on the technology of preservation and hygienization...

Plastic Converted To Petrol Diesel

Plastic can be converted into petrol, diesel and other hydrocarbons. CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad has developed a catalyst that can be...

High Altitude Cloud Physics Observatory

A high altitude cloud physics observatory has been established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats, the region which is gateway for the monsoon of...

Actual Operational Satellites of India

The currently operational 42 satellites are being utilised to meet the requirements of resources monitoring, infrastructure planning, enabling weather forecasting, disaster management support, location...

Guardian of Genome Stability ‘Histone 1’

Histone H1 is one of the five main histone protein families which are components of chromatin in eukaryotic cells. Though highly conserved, it is...

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...

‘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...

‘Cosmic Velocity Web’ in News

The cosmic web - the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe - has usually been defined through the distribution of...

Satellites Now Uses Water as Propellant

A new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites called CubeSats uses an innovative design of tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water...

Fastest Light Pulse Ever Developed

A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash. Team beat its own record...

‘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...

‘Primordial Asteroids’ in News

Recently, an international team of astronomers have identified a very early, primordial asteroid family by correlating the size of its members and how far...

‘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...

Alloy ‘Multimetallic Nanoclusters’ Created

Scientists have succeeded in developing precisely controlled alloy nanoparticles 'multimetallic nanoclusters (MNCs)' made of three metals: copper, platinum, and gold. They also discovered that MNCs...

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...

NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar Mission

ISRO and NASA are working towards realisation of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by 2021. In the mission, NASA is responsible for development...

Scientists Alters Genes of Human Embryo

U.S. scientists from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation. Scientists...

Indian Venus Mission: Latest Information

The Indian Venusian orbiter mission is a proposed orbiter to Venus by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to study the atmosphere of Venus....

WB-57F Research Jet Planes of NASA

There is a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. It will last less than two and half minutes. The team of NASA-funded scientists in...

‘India Quake’ App for Earthquake Info Launched

Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan launched an app “India Quake” on the occasion of Foundation Day of Ministry of Earth Sciences...

List of Irradiation Facilities for Horticulture in India

The quantum of horticulture produce in India is large. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has been engaged in R&D work on the technology of...

Top 10 Latest Achievements in Space Sector by India

During the last three years (June 2014 to June 2017), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully accomplished 41 missions, which includes 19 launch...

Crop Varieties Developed Using Radiation Induced Mutagenesis

The use of radiation in agriculture has resulted in developing improved varieties of seeds resulting in increase in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of...

Know About Fast Breeder Reactors in India

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has been carrying out a comprehensive R&D on sodium cooled fast breeder reactor technology for the past...

CRISPR Gene Editing Tool: What you Should Know?

“CRISPR” (pronounced “crisper”) stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, which are the hallmark of a bacterial defense system which forms the basis...

High Altitude Cloud Observatory Being Setup by India

A high altitude cloud physics observatory has been established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats, the region which is gateway for the monsoon of...

Smallest Star ‘EBLM J0555-57Ab’ Discovered

Scientists from University of Cambridge in the U.K have discovered the smallest star in the universe. It is called EBLM J0555-57Ab. It is located about...

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...

World’s First Hybrid Aeroboat Launched

The world’s first hybrid “aeroboat” capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand has been launched recently in Moscow, Russia. It has been built by...

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...

New Gravitational Wave Detected by LIGO

Gravitational-wave astronomy is an emerging branch of observational astronomy which aims to use gravitational waves (minute distortions of spacetime predicted by Einstein's theory of...

Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope in News

Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) also known as Insight is a Chinese X-ray space observatory, launched on June 15, 2017 to observe black holes,...

Microbes Found on Mars

Data from NASA’s Curiosity rover mission found that the lake in Mars’ Gale Crater was stratified which means that the water exhibited sharp chemical or...

Michibiki Navigation System of Japan

The Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) is a proposed three-satellite regional time transfer system and the satellite-based augmentation system for the Global Positioning System that...

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...

Galaxy MACS2129-1 in News

The galaxy, MACS2129-1, is described as a dead-disk galaxy. Astronomers made a surprising discovery—the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that...

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...

Gran Telescopio Canarias in News

The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GranTeCan or GTC), also known as the Great Canary Telescope is a 10.4 m (410 in) reflecting telescope located at...

Spiral Galaxy IC 342 in News

IC 342 (also known as Caldwell 5) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis. In the Catalogue of Named Galaxies, it is...

Spintronics: Latest in Science and Technology

The word spintronics—short for spin electronics—was coined in the 1990s to describe devices that take advantage of “spin,” a quantum-mechanical property of an electron...

Lunar Palace 365 Experiment by China

The Lunar Palace 365 experiment was launched by Beihang's Lunar Palace research team in Lunar Palace 1, a simulated space cabin for bio-regenerative life-support...

Scientists Develop Pro-vitamin A Rich Bananas

Scientists in Australia have developed the world's first golden-orange fleshed bananas rich in Vitamin A. The decade-long research, led by Distinguished Professor James Dale, involved...

Antibiotic Resistance: Gonorrhoea Hard to Treat

Gonorrhoea is becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance and there is a need for better prevention and treatment of the disease that...

GSAT-17 Communication Satellite Launched

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 was launched using the European Ariane 5 Launch Vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana. The 3477 kg GSAT-17 carries communication payloads...

Light Detection and Ranging System LiDAR

LIDAR—Light Detection and Ranging—is a remote sensing method used to examine the surface of the Earth. Lidar (also called LIDAR, LiDAR, and LADAR) is a...

Low Boom Flight Demonstration Airplane

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary...

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...

TRAPPIST-1 System: Latest Space Topic in News

An astrophysics researcher has identified the possible compositions of the seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Using thousands of numerical simulations to identify the...

Concept of ‘Epigenetic Breeding’ in News

In recent decades, scientists have discovered that many traits in living things are controlled not just by their genetics -- what's written in 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...

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...

GSLV Mk III Rocket and Its Launch in India

The first developmental flight (GSLV MkIII-D1) of India's heavy lift launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III was successfully conducted on June 05, 2017 from Satish Dhawan...

Moon Orbiting Planet 2007 OR10 Found

Scientists have discovered a new moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, that resides in the frigid outskirts in our solar system. The combined power...

‘Frozen Fossil Fuel’ and ‘Combustible Ice’ in News

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...

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...

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...

European Extremely Telescope: World’s Largest

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is an astronomical observatory and the world's largest optical/near-infrared extremely large telescope now under construction. Part of the European Southern...

‘Deep Ocean Mission’ of Indian Government

Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018. This will improve India’s position in...

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...

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...

Plate Tectonics: Juan de Fuca is Sliding Under North America

Several hundred miles off the Pacific Northwest coast, a small tectonic plate called the Juan de Fuca is slowly sliding under the North American...