Kepler Space Telescope Hit by Cosmic Ray

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope was hit by a cosmic ray event during a recent campaign to observe TRAPPIST-1. TRAPPIST-1 is a star system that...

Scientists Recreated ‘Primordial Soup’

Scientists have recreated the universe’s ‘primordial soup’ in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the world’s most powerful particle...

First Fire-Fighting Robot Unveiled

A fire-fighting robot to be used to fight fires in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state has been unveiled. NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliot...

‘Hall of Nuclear Power’ Inaugurated

The Union Minister of Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the “Hall of Nuclear Power”. This is Northern India’s first permanent exhibition...

China Launches Hack-Proof Satellite

China launched the world's first quantum satellite, which will help it establish "hack-proof" communications between space and the ground, the latest advance in an...

First Intermetallic Double Salt Created

Scientists have successfully created the world's first intermetallic double salt with platinum. Researchers Anja-Verena Mudring and Volodymyr Smetana were the first to create and accurately...

NASA Launches Mission to Explore Astronomical Objects

NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most...

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...

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...

NASA Detect Jupiter Like Storm on Tiny Star

Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes have discovered a tiny star with a giant cloudy storm. The dark storm is...

NASA’s Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns

Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the first temperature map of a super-Earth planet -- a rocky planet nearly two times...

Air pollution Lodges in Human Brains

Scientists have for the first time discovered tiny magnetic particles from air pollution lodged in human brains, which could be a possible cause of...

Winter Fog Experiment in News

Fog is a visible mass consisting of cloud water droplets suspended in the air or near the Earth’s surface. The presence of heavy and...

India Test Fired Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile

India successfully conducted a test wherein an incoming ballistic missile target was intercepted by an exo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the Bay of Bengal. With this...

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...

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...

Scientists Produced 3D Images of Lungs

Current Affairs: Scientists have successfully produced 3D images showing oxygen and carbon dioxide transport in the lungs. Every time we breathe, oxygen and carbon dioxide...

PSLV C34 Launches 20 Satellites

In its 36th flight (PSLV-C34), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites morning...

3 Member Crew Blast-off to Space Station

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut in a Soyuz spacecraft startedd their journey to the International Space Station. NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Andrei Borisenko...

Ebola Vaccine Trials Gives High Results

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has informed that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly...

NASA Mission for Astronauts to Grow in Space

NASA is sending a new self-sufficient plant growth system to the International Space Station (ISS) that will help prepare astronauts to grow their own...

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...

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...

India Faces Problem of E-Waste

Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also...

SpaceX launches Climate Satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California and put a Jason-3 climate-monitoring satellite into orbit. The first stage of the rocket made it...

Fat Burning Molecule Identified

Researchers have found that a protein that leads to breakdown of fat. The study reports a new role for the protein, Perilipin 5, in the...

AYUSH-QOL-2C To Reduce Side Effects

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has developed an anti-diabetic drug AYUSH-82. License has been granted to eight firms through National Research...

World’s Highest Altitude Telescope ‘Ngari’

China is setting up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in a Tibet prefecture close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with...

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...

‘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...

Nasa Releases Latest Pics of Pluto

Current Affairs: Nasa has released enhanced colour mosaics of Pluto that combines some of the sharpest views of the mysterious landscape. The pictures are part...

Scientists Find New Planet

Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in US have discovered a rare triple-star system with a gas giant planet similar in size to...

NASA Launches Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx

NASA launched a space probe called OSIRIS-REx to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid called Bennu. The probe will take a sample of the...

ISRO Sign Pact for Satellites with Alpha Design

ISRO has signed contract with Alpha Design for assembly, integration and testing of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System Satellites (IRNSS). IRNSS is an independent regional...

First Indigenously Developed Jet Engine Launched

Intech DMLS Limited has launched the country's first indigenously developed jet engine series. With this India has become the first country in Asia and only...

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...

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,...

Great Attractor Region Explained

Hundreds of hidden nearby galaxies have been studied for the first time, shedding light on a mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor. Despite being...

Indian Researchers Exploring Arctic

From metering the precipitation in the Arctic region to drawing up a baseline data on microbial biodiversity in Kongsfjorden sediments and carrying out a...

Hydrogen Map of Milky Way Created

A team of scientists from Australia and Germany have created the most detailed hydrogen map ever produced of the Milky Way. The map was pieced...

Hubble Discovers Cosmic ‘Megamaser’

This megamaser galaxy is named IRAS 16399-0937 and is located over 370 million light-years from Earth. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image belies the...

MAVEN Spacecraft Collision with Phobos Avoided

NASA’s Mars-orbiting MAVEN spacecraft was forced to perform a manoeuvre to avoid a head on collision with Mars' moon Phobos. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile...

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....

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...

Mexico Approves First Dengue Vaccine

First Dengue Vaccine: Mexican has approved the first dengue vaccine to gain official acceptance for use against the dengue virus. Mosquitoes transmit the dengue virus....

Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1E Launched

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C31, successfully launched the 1425 kg IRNSS-1E, the fifth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) on...

Driverless Taxis Started in Singapore

The world's first driverless taxis went into operation in Singapore in a limited public trial. The six taxis -- Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric...

Plastic Developed to Carry Hydrogen in Pocket

A Waseda University (Tokyo) research group has developed a polymer which can store hydrogen in a light, compact and flexible sheet, and is safe...

Spectacular Phenomena in Universe Discovered

Astronomers, using data from India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), have discovered two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe — a supermassive...

NASA’s New Frontiers Program in News

The New Frontiers program is a series of space exploration missions being conducted by NASA with the purpose of researching several of the Solar...

‘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...

Researches Find Protein To Fight Flu

Current Affairs: An international team of researchers have identified protein molecules that could be blocked to prevent flu viruses from multiplying effectively. They analysed datasets...

World’s Tiniest Thermometer Created

Scientists have created the world’s tiniest thermometer, using DNA structures that can fold and unfold at specifically defined temperatures. Researchers at the University of Montreal...

Mumbai’s First Satellite ‘Pratham’

Mumbai's first satellite, Pratham will be launched on September 26 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The nearly-10kg Pratham, designed by IIT Mumbai students...

Japan Launches Space Junk Collector

Japan successfully launched a rocket carrying the unmanned cargo spaceship Kounotori 6 to deliver supplies for astronauts living in the International Space Station (ISS). It...

ISRO Launches Satellites Century in One Go

ISRO successfully launched record 104 satellites by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in a single mission. No other country has ever tried to hit a century...

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...

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...

New Glowing Creatures Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new species of luminous creatures in the Red Sea, living in colonies as garlands of ‘fluorescent lanterns’ and emitting a...

Scientists Decode Groundnut DNA

A global team of 51 scientists from four countries have decoded the complete DNA sequencing of the ancestor of the groundnut, or peanut. This could...

Chinese Astronauts Enter Space Lab

China’s Shenzhou-11 spacecraft carrying two astronauts docked with an experimental space lab orbiting the earth. Shenzhou-11 was successfully launched in China’s longest-ever manned space mission. The...

Purple Rocks on Mars Revealed

NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the purple rocks on the surface of the Red planet Mars. The photos were taken near the base of...

India’s Oldest Research Reactor ‘Apsara’

India’s oldest research reactor ‘Apsara’, which is being revamped after it was shut down permanently in 2010, is likely to be recommissioned in 2018. The...

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...

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,...

ISRO To Launch 6 Singaporean Satellites

Science and Technology Current Affairs: India will launch six Singaporean satellites weighing about 625 kg on December 16 through its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle...

Jason 3 Satellite Collecting Sea Level Data

Scientists from the U.S. and Europe have a new eye in the sky monitoring the world's oceans. The Jason-3 satellite, launched on January 17,...

Now Smartphones to Detect Toxic Gases

Researchers have developed a new low cost sensing material that can be integrated in electronic circuits and can enable smartphones to detect toxic gases...

NASA Ends ISS RapidScat Mission

NASA's International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScat) Earth science instrument has ended operations following a successful two-year mission aboard the space station. The mission launched...

NASA Hi-SEAS Study at Hawaii

Six scientists have entered a dome perched atop a remote volcano in Hawaii where they will spend the next eight months in isolation to...

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...

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...

India for World’s Largest Telescope

After protests in Hawaii in the US against the proposed Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) project, the largest to be built, alternative sites are being...

China Launches Space Station Tiangong 2

China has launched its second space station Tiangong 2. The Tiangong 2 was carried into space by Long March 7 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite...

Rare Seaweed Found on Indian Coast

According to report published recently in the Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, researchers of India have identified a seaweed Sargassum zhangii, growing along...

Scientists Discovered New Species of Amoeba

Scientists have discovered a new species of amoeba. Thecamoebians are among the 30-45 lineages of amoebae known to exist worldwide. During their evolution, they have...

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...

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...

North Korea Launched New Satellite

North Korea’s launched newest satellite using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles. It now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD,...

Largest Neutrino Telescope of World

KM3NeT -- a European collaboration pioneering the deployment of kilometre cubed arrays of neutrino detectors off the Mediterranean coast -- has reported in detail...

Wukong Satellite Detects 1.6 bn Particles

Chinese Satellite launched into space in 2015 to explore dark matter has detected 1.6 billion particles. Scientists will now have to analyse the information gathered...

Indian Space Programme: Year End Review

The year 2016 was very eventful for the Indian space programme which scored very prominent and significant successes in launch vehicle, satellite, applications and...

Hubble Telescope Captures Galaxy

The Hubble space telescope has captured a new image showcasing an incredibly massive galaxy located under 400 million light—years away from the Earth. The...

‘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...

Electronic Plants Created

Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden have created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE),...

New Elements Added to Periodic Table

Four new super-heavy chemical elements -- atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118 -- recently added to the periodic table. The International Union for Pure...

China’s Largest Space Rocket Ready

China new largest carrier rocket Long March-5 is ready foe the future space missions. It was moved to its launch base in southern Hainan...

Latest on Chandrayaan 2 Mission

Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, is a totally indigenous mission comprising of Orbiter, Lander and Rover. The Orbiter and Rover flight systems are...

Orbit of Mangalyaan Realigned

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully realigned the orbit of its Mars Orbiter Mission ‘Mangalyaan’ so it is not affected by long-duration eclipse. The...

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...

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...

China Launches Latest Satellite

Current Affairs: China successfully launched the country's first space telescope in search for signals of dark matter. The Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) Satellite was...

Mercury Makes Transit Between Earth and Sun

The planet Mercury passed directly across the face of the Sun for the first time in 10 years, as it casts a shadow across...

The ‘Ksheer Tester’ Launched

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan on the occasion of the 64th Foundation Day Celebrations of Central Electronics...

Weather Satellite Fengyun 4 Launched

China has successfully launched a new generation weather satellite Fengyun-4. The satellite is the first of China’s second-generation weather satellites in geostationary orbit to have...

Scientists Discovered New Geckos Species

Scientists have discovered a new species of geckos. The species, dubbed Geckolepis megalepis, possesses the largest scales of any gecko. The scales are attached by relatively...

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...

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...

HIV Drug Cleared First Hurdle

In an experimental treatment HIV Drug Cleared has cleared the first hurdle. VRC01 is a so-called monoclonal antibody, a relatively recent development in the...

New Elements 115, 117, 118 Named

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) opened a public comment for the recommended names of elements 115, 117 and 118. Lawrence Livermore...