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...

GSAT-9 Satellite Launched by Geosynchronous Vehicle

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). This launch of GSLV...

PSLV Places 6 Satellites in Orbit

In its 32nd flight conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota on December 16, 2015, ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C29 successfully...

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...

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...

‘Verifiable Computing’ in News

Scientists, including of Indian origin, are developing a new chip that can detect malicious circuitry and prevent hardware viruses from sabotaging medical devices, and...

‘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...

First Baby with Mitochondrial Donation Born

Baby was born using a new "three person" fertility technique in Mexico. Using the new technology, called mitochondrial donation, which incorporates DNA from three persons,...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

NASA Captures Rare ‘Ring of Fire’

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has captured the stunning moments of a rare "ring of fire" double eclipse when both Earth and the...

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...

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...

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...

Metal Atoms Found on Mars Planet

According to latest findings, planet Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere. The metal ions can reveal previously invisible activity in the...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

Largest Aircraft ‘Airlander 10’ Completes Test Flight

The world’s largest aircraft has successfully completed a test flight, bringing the massive helium-filled airship one step closer to commercial use. The hybrid aircraft dubbed...

Multi-Sensor Aero-Geophysical Surveys Launched

Government has inaugurated Multi-Sensor Aero-Geophysical Surveys over Obvious Geological Potential Areas for mineral exploration which is both time efficient and cost effective. Minister of Mines...

Nuclear Recycle Board of India

The Nuclear Recycle Board was formed with the approval of the Cabinet during September 2009. Nuclear Recycle Board functions as an entity within Bhabha Atomic...

Robotic Platform ‘Seabed Resident Event Profiler’ Developed

Scientists at Marine Instrumentation Group of CSIR — National Institute of Oceanography have developed a robotic platform, Seabed Resident Event Profiler (SREP), that can...

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...

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...

NASA Scientists Develops Inflatable Greenhouse

NASA scientists have designed an inflatable greenhouse that astronauts could one day use to grow fresh food and produce oxygen on Mars or Moon. This 'Prototype...

New Wireless Internet Based on Infrared Rays

Scientists have developed a new wireless Internet based on infrared rays that is 100 times faster than existing Wi-Fi networks. The wireless network developed by...

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 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...

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...

Oxygen Discovered in Comet’s Atmosphere

In a biggest surprise, oxygen was discovered on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko's atmosphere. While such molecules are common in the earth's atmosphere, their presence on comets...

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,...

Biomarker Linked to Longer Life Identified

Researchers have identified that low blood levels of the peptide hormone are an indicator for good microcirculation that describes blood flow through the smallest...

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...

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...

Helium Can Signal Earthquake

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have revealed a relationship between helium levels in groundwater and the amount of stress exerted...

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,...

Alarming Gene MCR-1 Found in China

A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China. The discovery...

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...

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...

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)...

New Species of Gibbon Found in China

Scientists have discovered a new species of gibbon living in south-west China’s rainforests. It has been named the ‘Skywalker hoolock gibbon’ by its discoverers. The name...

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...

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...

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...

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...

List of Drugs Developed under AYUSH System

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has developed anti-diabetic drug AYUSH-82 and AYUSH-SG for Rheumetoid Arthritis. Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH)...

Planet Named ‘Bernardbowen’ in Solar System

A minor planet in the Solar System is officially known as Bernardbowen after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the...

Large Asteroid Passes Near to Earth

A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometres (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up...

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,...

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...

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...

ISRO Sucessfully Tested Screamjet Rocket Engine

The Indian space agency ISRO tested a new rocket engine. Called a Super Sonic Combustion RAM Jet or Scramjet, the engine was tested from...

Nocturnal Character of Animals Decoded

Scientists have explained why some animals sleep at night and are active during the day, while others do the reverse. Researchers examined the day/night patterns...

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...

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...

Work Began on Giant Chile Telescope

The work on construction for one of the world's most advanced telescopes Andean mountaintop has been inaugurated by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet . The Giant...

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...

NASA Spots Water Plumes on Europa

Astronomers have spotted evidence of water vapour plumes rising from Jupiter's moon Europa. The apparent plumes detected by the Hubble Space Telescope shoot about 125...

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...

NASA Horizons Mission Flying into Deep Space

Following its historic first-ever flyby of Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons mission will fly deeper into space towards an ancient object considered to be one...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

New Hoag Type Galaxies in News

Hoag-type galaxies are round cores surrounded by a circular ring, with nothing visibly connecting them. Less than 0.1% of all observed galaxies are Hoag-type...

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...

Super Earth Found Near Sun

Scientists have discovered a new ‘super Earth’ planet with a mass around 5.4 times that of the Earth, orbiting a very bright star near...

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...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion

Explosion took place in SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket  at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon...

Curiosity Rover Finds Water on Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer...

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,...

Achievements in Science and Technology

Science and Technology Initiatives by Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) during 2016: Unit 1, (1000 MWe) of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) was dedicated...

Last Region on Earth At South Pole Surveyed

PolarGAP has been successful in surveying the last major unknown region on Earth at the South Pole. This was done by European scientists that...

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...

NASA First Mission to Touch Sun in News

NASA has announced its first mission to fly directly into our sun’s atmosphere. The mission, Solar Probe Plus, is scheduled to launch in the summer of...

Black Phosphorus Next Wonder Material

In the last few years, two-dimensional crystals have emerged as some of the most exciting new materials to play with. Consequently, materials scientists have...

Hubble Captures Exploding Comet

NASA's Hubble space telescope have captured the sharpest, most detailed observations of a comet breaking apart 108 million kilometres from Earth. Hubble showed 25 fragments...

Gene That Makes Bacteria Resistant Found

A gene that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics has been found in Denmark. Scientists had warned earlier that a gene is found in southern China...

Spacecraft Juno Exits From Safe Mode

Juno spacecraft of NASA on its mission at Jupiter has come out of safe mode. It has entered safe mode on October 18 when a...

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...

OLYMPUS Experiment in News

In a bid to identify this "two-photon exchange," an international team led by researchers in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT carried out...

Satellite RESOURCESAT-2A Launched by ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation launches Remote Sensing satellite, RESOURCESAT-2A, using its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. The spacecraft mass is around 1,200 kilogram with...

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...

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...

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...

Israel Launches Spy Satellite

Israel has successfully launched a military surveillance satellite. The satellite Ofeq-11 lifted off from the Palmachim airbase south of Tel Aviv. Ofeq-11 would patrol the skies...

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...

Atmosphere Discovered Around ‘Warm Neptune’

Astronomers have discovered the 'primitive atmosphere' surrounding a planet 'Warm Neptune' with the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. The study revealed...

Communication Radio STARS-V Mk III

PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has unveiled a new communication radio for the Indian armed forces, called STARS-V Mk III. The radio is completely designed,...

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...

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...

India and Seabed Authority Sign Agreement

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, signed a 15-year contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), for exploration of Poly-Metallic Sulphides (PMS)...

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...

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...

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...

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...