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...

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...

‘Terpene’ is World’s Most Spoken Language

Researchers of Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) has demonstrated for the first time that two different types of micro-organisms -- bacteria and fungi --...

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...

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...

First Pristine Air-Quality Monitoring Station

National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has established an atmospheric monitoring station in the campus of Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT) at Palampur (H.P.) at...

USA Launched Secret Spy Satellite

SpaceX blasted off a secretive U.S. government satellite, called NROL-76. It is the first military launch by the SpaceX with a classified payload for the...

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...

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...

International Space Station Gets Two New Members

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station where they will continue...

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...

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...

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...

Japanese Mission to Clear ‘Space Junk’ Fails

An experimental Japanese mission to clear ‘space junk’ or rubbish from the Earth’s orbit has ended in failure. Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Fuel Cell Technology in News

Gail India Ltd will partner with the US-based Bloom Energy to deploy natural gas-based fuel cell technology to generate clean and reliable electricity. An...

Black Holes Found in Tiny Galaxies

Astronomers have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes. They have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies, VUCD3 and M59cO, with supermassive black holes. The...

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...

Kudankulam Project Attained Maximum Capacity

The second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project attained its maximum capacity of 1,000 MWe. After attaining criticality on July 10, 2016, power generation was...

New Method of Microbial Energy Production

Researchers have discovered a new method of microbial energy production, called "flavin-based electron bifurcation" (FBEB). This newly found method is actually an ancient form of energy...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

World’s Largest Adrenal Tumour Removed

Doctors in India have successfully removed world’s largest adrenal tumour from the body of 55-year-old Ashwini Marwah, who had been steadily gaining weight over...

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...

USA Experimental X-37B Plane Returns

The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed in Florida after completing two years of secret mission. The unmanned Boeing-built space plane X-37B, blasted off in...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Odisha Gets Doppler Radar

Odisha got its first Doppler radar that will enable early and accurate forecast of cyclonic storms, excessive rainfall, thunderstorms and hailstorms. PK Mishra, additional principal...

Astronauts Coming Back To Earth

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Japan's Kimiya Yui are coming back from the International Space Station to planet earth. Their Soyuz...

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...

Boron Detected on Mars Surface

NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected boron for the first time on the surface of Mars. The boron was identified by the rover’s laser-shooting Chemistry and...

Scientists Releases Cosmic Census Data

The first massive data set of a "cosmic census" has been released using the largest digital camera on the Subaru Telescope. With its beautiful images...

Solar Winds Stripping Martian Atmosphere

According to NASA, Solar winds are slowing stripping Mars of its atmosphere. Researchers say they used data from the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN)...

Medical Technology in India

The Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has called for various Medical Technology (Med-Tech) Innovations developed by the...

Astronauts Eats Food Grown In Space

Astronauts have eaten food grown in space for the first time ever. A Nasa test saw the crew of the International Space Station eat...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Robot Makes New Guinness World Record

A new Guinness World Record has been set in Germany for the fastest-solved Rubik’s cube by a robot, which unscrambled the puzzle in just...

Tsunami Warning System Tested

Mumbai successfully tested its first Tsunami early warning system siren during which a 10-minute alert was sounded in South Mumbai. The newly installed Tsunami Early...

World’s Thinnest Photo Detector Developed

The world's thinnest photodetector has been developed. This is a device that converts light into an electric current. This 2D technology uses molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)...

White Dwarf Pulsar Discovered

An exotic binary star system 380 light-years away has been identified as an elusive white dwarf pulsar. Scientists from the South African Astronomical Observatory, have...

Weather Satellite INSAT-3DR Launched

An Indian rocket with an over two tonne INSAT-3DR advanced weather satellite blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport in Sriharikota. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Development...

Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Successfully Tested

ISRO successfully flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime. In this experimental mission, the HS9 solid rocket booster carrying...

Scientists Create New Form of Matter

Scientists have created a form of matter called as 'Time Crystal', in which atoms move in a pattern that repeats in time rather than...

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...

Humanoid Robots Tested for Space Missions

The U.S. space agency has given two universities humanoid robots for testing to see how they might be deployed in future space missions. NASA is...

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...

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...

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....

E-cigarettes Contain Dangerous Chemicals

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a nicotine-containing liquid, which is inhaled much like a cigarette. Unlike traditional cigarettes, the devices are not regulated...

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...

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...

China Launches First Cargo Spacecraft

China launched its first cargo spacecraft to space. The Tianzhou-1 cargo resupply spacecraft lifted off on a Long March-7 Y2 rocket from the Wenchang...

Nickel Free High-Nitrogen Steel

The Technology of processing Nickel Free High-Nitrogen Steel (HNS) has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). HNS has been found to have...

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...

Star Near Black Hole Discovered

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as NASA's NuSTAR and the Australia Telescope Compact Array have found a star that whips around a...

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...

Upper Stage of GSLV MkIII Cryogenic Engine Tested

The ISRO has successfully tested its indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage for GSLV MkIII. The cryogenic stage, designated as C25, was tested for a flight...

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...

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...

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...

Desalination of Water in India

Desalination of seawater is possible by using Thermal Desalination Technology and/or Membrane Technology like Reverse Osmosis (RO). Thermal and/or Electrical energy from Atomic Power Station...

Largest Power Hybrid Locomotive Experiment

An oil-electricity hybrid locomotive experiment was started in extreme cold weather in northeast China. Hybrid locomotives are environment friendly, energy-saving and less noisy. The experiment was...

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...

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...

Scientists Publishes New Theory on Formation of Earth’s Crust

Earth Scientists Don Baker and Kassandra Sofonio  at McGill University have published a new theory of earth crust's formation with a novel twist. Their resulting paper,...

NASA Creates New Radio System

NASA worked with US-based technology company Harris Corporation to design and develop a new reconfigurable, higher-bandwidth radio system. The radios will be used to create...

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...

Gum Diseases Genes Identified

Scientists from USA have identified 41 genes that causes gum diseases. In the study, the team "reverse-engineered" the gene expression data to build a map...

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...

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...

Space Probe ‘Schiaparelli’ Exploded on Mars

A tiny lander 'Schiaparelli' despatched to Mars on a trial run had crashed and possibly exploded on the Red Planet. Schiaparelli was on a test-run...

Microsoft Develops New Speech Recognition System

Microsoft researchers have created a technology that accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do. The team from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research...

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...

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...

New Species with Over 400 Legs Found

Researchers have found an unusual threadlike millipede with more than 400 legs in the unexplored dim marble collapses the US, which might be a...

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...

‘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...

IRNSS Fully Functional in 2016

According to ISRO Chairman A S Kiran, all seven satellites of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), will be in orbit by March...

Telescopes Spot Brown Dwarf

A microlensing event has revealed an elusive brown dwarf. Discovery of the new brown dwarf star was made possible by a unique collaboration between...

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...

Ring-Skimming Mission at Planet Saturn

NASA’s Saturn-orbiting spacecraft, Cassini, has begun an unprecedented mission to skim the planet’s rings. Cassini got a gravitational assist from Saturn’s big moon Titan. That...

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...

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...

Large Hadron Collider Experiment Restarted

After 17-week-long extended technical stop, the world’s largest and most powerful particle smasher Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has restarted circulating beams of protons. Last week,...

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...

NASA Captures Coronal Hole

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, captured this solar image, which clearly shows two dark patches, known as coronal holes. The larger coronal hole...