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...

Scientists Created Two-Dimensional Boron

Scientists has created a two-dimensional sheet of boron -- a material known as borophene. No bulk form of elemental boron has this metal-like behavior. Borophene,...

Scientists Develop New Water Treatment Device

MIT scientists have developed an inexpensive, solar-powered water treatment system for Indian villages. They have designed, built and tested the prototype system to be...

World’s Smallest Transistor Created

Scientists have created the world's smallest transistor with a working one-nanometre gate. Instead of using silicon, the researchers built their prototype device with a class...

Scientists Measures Photosynthesis Speed

Scientists have determined the speed of photosynthesis in the crucial process for the first time. The study by researchers at Imperial College London in the...

Recirculating Aquaculture System Developed

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) at Kochi (Kerala) has set up a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) at its Vizhinjam Research Centre to...

‘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...

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...

Efforts to Awake Comet Probe Philae

Scientists will send a few final prods to robot lab Philae to awake it. A last-chance manoeuvre was attempted on 10 Jan to shift...

NASA’s Fermi Mission in News

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that constitutes most of the material universe, remains as elusive as ever. Although experiments on the ground and in space...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Rustom Tested

DRDO successfully carried out the maiden flight of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM – II), a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV. The test flight took place...

Hubble Detects Formation of Young Star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging onto the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old and resides 95...

Scientists Detect Hydrogen Bonds First Time

Researchers from the University of Basel's Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using...

‘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...

Satellites To Monitor Greenhouse Gases

New space-based tools are gearing up to curb greenhouse gases, and to understand what happens to carbon dioxide after it is emitted. Satellite imagery is...

Mycobacterial Protein of Tuberculosis Discovered

Tuberculosis (TB) has been a cause of misery for human beings from ancient times. For several decades scientists and doctors have been fighting an...

Launch of Advanced Weather Satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the GSLV-F05 carrying advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR from the spaceport of Sriharikota, about 110 km from...

ISS Cargo Ship Burns in Atmosphere

An unmanned cargo ship travelling to the International Space Station burned up in the atmosphere shortly after lauching. The cargo ship’s loss occurred some 190...

Scientists Developed Solar Water Purifier

Engineers at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a solar-powered water purifier using carbon-dipped paper, which has the...

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...

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...

Elephant Genome Sequenced in India

A team of scientists from the Bangalore based Centre for Ecological Science at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Institute of...

International Continental Scientific Drilling

The Union Cabinet of India has given its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium by signing an...

Resupply Mission to Space Station Launched

Aerospace company Orbital ATK launched its sixth resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) by Antares rocket. The two-stage booster, powered by new engines...

Fish Named After Obama

Scientists have named pink-and-yellow coral-reef fish — found exclusively within the protected area in Hawaii — in honour of Mr. Obama. The fish now...

Highly Toxic VX-Nerve Agent in News

Malaysia says, Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent. Kim died after two women accosted...

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...

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...

‘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...

Laser Gravitational Wave Observatory in India

The Government has given ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in India. The LIGO-India project will establish a state-of-the-art gravitational...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine in News

Having secured the funds for the initial phase of the deployment of the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that...

NASA Missions to Explore Early Solar System

NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our...

Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System

The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (Aegis BMD or ABMD) is a United States Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency program developed to provide...

‘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...

First Puppies Born by In Vitro Fertilization

Current Affairs: For the first time, puppies was born by in vitro fertilization. The breakthrough opens the door for conserving endangered canid species, using...

ISRO Geo-Tagging Indian Post Offices

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a software solution to geo-tag all Post Offices in the country. Geo-tag is a civilian application developed by...

Newly Found Fishes Named after Obama

Scientists have named a newly discovered fish species after U.S. President Barack Obama. Scientists have found small maroon and gold fish species 300 feet deep...

500 Metre Telescope in News

The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in the China's southwest, which was launched in September and cost 1.2 billion yuan ($180 million) to build,...

Chandrayaan-2 Mission: Latest Update

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to deploy a rover on the lunar surface in the Chandrayaan-2 mission. The Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to...

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...

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...

Genes Linked To Longevity Identified

Current Affairs: To find the longevity genes, Kristen Fortney from Stanford University, and colleagues first derived a new statistical method (termed 'informed GWAS') that...

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...

China Sends 2 Astronauts to Space

China has sent two astronauts into space on a spacecraft that will dock with a new experimental space station. The Shenzhou 11 mission, China's sixth...

New Irrigation Map of India Developed

Indian scientists from the Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat has developed the high-resolution maps of irrigated areas of India from 2000-2015. This...

World’s First Prototype Exascale Supercomputer

China has started to build a new-generation supercomputer that is expected to be 10 times faster than the current world champion. This year, China is...

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...

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...

New Species of Dinosaur Discovered

Latest in Science and Technology: Scientists have discovered a new species of 'horned' plant-eating dinosaur in China. The dinosaur species, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, stood on...

Aerosol Monitoring System Launched

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the new user-friendly website of IMD and dedicated to the nation...

Deep Brain Stimulator To Be Developed

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram (an institute of national importance under DST) have...

India Becomes CERN Associate Member

India and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed an agreement making India an Associate Member State of CERN. The agreement was signed by Dr....

New Human Body Organ Discovered

A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body. Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be...

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...

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...

New Method To Develop Diesel Identified

Current Affairs: Researchers from KU Leuven and Utrecht University have discovered a new approach to the production of fuels. Their new method can be...

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi met a team of scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory in Washington DC. The team, which was...

First Identical Twin Puppies Born

For the first time, scientists have confirmed the birth of rare identical twin puppies born to an Irish wolfhound in South Africa. The puppies were...

Know About Indigenous Satellites of India

India presently has 38 indigenously manufactured satellites operational in orbit. It comprises of 12 Earth observation satellites (RESOURCESAT-1 & 2, CARTOSAT-1 & 2, CARTOSAT-2S...

Know About New Atomic Power Plants in India

The Government has accorded ‘in principle’ approval for the sites at Gorakhpur in Haryana and Mahi Banswara in Rajasthan for setting up 4 reactors...

‘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...

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...

Satellites Launched for Galileo System

Europe launched another two satellites for its multi-billion-euro Galileo satnav system, a rival to America's GPS. The launch of satellites 11 and 12 in the...

Indo-EU ‘Water4Crops’ Project

Minister of State for the Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Y.S. Chowdary, chaired the inaugural session of the Review and Planning...

Cloud Evidence on Pluto Found

Scientists from NASAs New Horizons mission claimed that they have identified some clouds on Pluto. Pluto's complex, layered atmosphere is hazy and appears to be...

Indian Tsunami Warning System

India’s tsunami warning facility is being established in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A network of 35 motion accelerometers and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)...

NASA Releases Free Software for People

NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog totally free of cost. The package includes thousands of newly developed software; which NASA uses for its...

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...

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...