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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Scientists Develops Alternative to Lithium Batteries

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a safer alternative to fire-prone lithium-ion batteries. They have developed the nickel-zinc (Ni-Zn) batteries in which...

Next Generation Launch Vehicle ‘GSLV Mark III-D1’

The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch GSLV Mark III-D1 with a payload of four tonnes on June 5. At present, ISRO has the capability to...

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...

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...

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 Technology ‘Easi-CRISPR’ in News

Latest study shows how custom genetically engineered animal models are easily generated using a new patent-pending technology called Easi-CRISPR. Easi-CRISPR allows researchers to create these much-needed...

Mission Surveyor 3 Lands on Moon Crater

Surveyor 3 is the third lander of the American uncrewed Surveyor program sent to explore the surface of the Moon. Launched on April 17, 1967,...

Clinical Trial of Zika Virus Vaccine in India

Bharat Biotech International Ltd in Hyderabad has started the Phase I clinical trial of Zika virus vaccine (MR 766) in two centres in India. The...

Exo-Planet ‘Wolf 1061c’ in News

Wolf 1061c or WL 1061c is an exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of the red dwarf star Wolf 1061 in the constellation Ophiuchus,...

Global Maps of Earth at Night Released

NASA scientists have released new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across...

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...

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...

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...

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...

World’s Thinnest Hologram Created

An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram. Team led by RMIT University's Distinguished Professor Min Gu has designed a nano-hologram that is...

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...

Scientists Created Solar Cells with Jamun

Scientists at IIT Roorkee have used fruit Jamun to create inexpensive and more efficient solar cells. Researchers used naturally occurring pigment found in jamun as...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NASA Creates Fast Neutron Spectrometer

NASA scientists have developed a new device to monitor harmful radiation exposure, which may help keep astronauts safe during deep-space missions such as the...

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...

‘Crab Nebula’ in News

The Crab Nebula (M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus. The now-current name is due to William Parsons,...

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...

Quantum Circuit Refrigerator Invented

Quantum physicist Mikko Möttönen and his team at Aalto University have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing. The global race...

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,...

First Successful Reversal of Lion Vasectomy

Two baby lion cubs were born at a zoo in Chile after a pioneering veterinary procedure that involved a reversed vasectomy of their father. The...

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...

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...

Cassini Spacecraft Enters Between Saturn and its Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft enters the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings in April 2017. No spacecraft has ever been this close...

Scientists Creates Nano Size Diode

Scientists at University of Barcelona have led a project to create a diode out of a 1 nm-sized single molecule with high rectification ratios. Diodes, commonly...

Genome of Barley Sequenced by Scientists

Recently, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have sequenced the complete genome of barley. Barley is grown throughout the world, with Russia, Germany, France,...

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...

Ariane 6 Rocket in News

The Ariane 6 is a launch vehicle under development by the European Space Agency (ESA), with a first test flight scheduled for 2020. If...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Trial in News

The United Nations has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to make the world’s first malaria...

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...

‘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 --...

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...

Record Created for Highest Efficiency in Solar Production

Scientists in USA have created the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process. The new solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency...

Geneva Signature in News

Team of scientists based at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has succeeded in defining a "signature" composed...

Scientists Developed Cheetah Robot

Researchers have developed a prototype cheetah robot. Scientist Folkertsma has dedicated four years of research and development to constructing a scaled-down robotic version of the...

Astronomers Discovered New Exoplanet LHS 1140b

This world is larger and more massive than the Earth and has likely retained most of its atmosphere. This makes it one of the...

Planetary Waves Discovered on Sun

New study has found that large planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface also exist on the Sun. Just as the...

Researchers Develop Method to ‘Fingerprint’ HIV

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a method to analyze the glycan shield on HIV’s protective outer glycoprotein, developed as a...

Atmosphere Found Around Super-Earth Planet

Astronomers have discovered an atmosphere around the super-Earth planet GJ 1132b. This marks the first detection of an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet other than...

Mother of all Bombs Thrown in Afghanistan

United States of America on 13 April 2017 dropped "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear device, on a network of caves and tunnels...

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...

Orbital ATK’s 7th Cargo Flight to Space Station Launched

The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations from NASA and around the world when Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft...

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...

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...

First Mobile Weather Alerting Platform Launched

IBM and The Weather Company launched the India’s first mobile alerting platform that will deliver weather alerts without internet. The technology uses peer-to-peer connections on...

Five New Sub-Atomic Particles Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new system of five particles all in a single analysis. The uniqueness of this discovery is that observing five new...

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...

New Clone of MRSA Discovered

Scientists at the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi, identified the new clone while assessing the prevalence of MRSA in seafood and the...

NASA ‘Europa Clipper’ Mission in News

NASA’s ‘Europa Clipper’ set to launch in the 2020s will probe the habitability of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. When the mission was still in the...

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...

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...

NASA Finds Lost Chandrayaan-1 Mission in Space

India’s first lunar probe — the Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft — which was considered lost has been found orbiting the Moon by NASA scientists. Indian Space Research Organisation...

Indian Neutrino Observatory: Latest Developments

The Government intends to set up the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) in West Bodi Hills, Theni District of Tamil Nadu. The project is awaiting...

Star’s ‘Death Spiral’ Merged into Black Hole

Some 290 million years ago, a star much like the sun wandered too close to the central black hole of its galaxy. Intense tides...

430 Million-Year Old Fossil Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new 430 million-year-old fossil and has named it in honour of Sir David Attenborough. The fossil is named Cascolus Ravitis in honour...

Purest and Massive Brown Dwarf Star Discovered

Scientists have identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known....

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...

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...

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...

Capability of India to Launch Heavy Payloads

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has the capability of launching  1700 kg to Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit (600 km) and has proven its...

List of Nuclear Reactors and Year of Start

The current installed nuclear power capacity in the country comprises of 21 reactors with a total capacity of 5780 MW.  One more reactor, KKNPP-2...

List of Science Cities Setup by Government of India

The following Science Cities have been set up by Ministry of Culture through National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an Autonomous Organisation under the...

Forecast of Natural Disasters by ISRO

ISRO is working on systems to forecast the natural disasters that could be used as input by States/ disaster management agencies. ISRO is carrying...

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...

Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution: Study

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new...

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...

Scientist Found Wheat Yield Boosting Molecule

Scientists have discovered a new molecule that can make the wheat crop resistant to climatic stress and boost yields by 50 per cent. The new...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Scientists Develops Solar-Powered Water Purifier

Scientists at the University at Buffalo in the USA have developed a small-scale  solar-powered purifier, which could provide a highly efficient and inexpensive way to...

Scientists Create Artificial Mouse ‘Embryo’

Scientists from University of Cambridge have succesfully created a structure resembling a mouse embryo in culture, using two types of stem cells -- the body's 'master...

Scientists Published Cosmic Census

Scientists from National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Princeton University has published a "cosmic census" of a large swath of the night sky containing...

3770 Million Years Old Remains of Organisms Found

In a Report published in Nature, remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered by an international team led by UCL...

Technology Transfer Agreement on Nitrogen Steel

Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, a premier research laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL) signed...

India Develops 20 High-Yielding Varieties of Plant Species

Three institutes of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, have developed 20 high-yielding varieties of plant species. The Variety Releasing Committee...

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...

Seed Repository Established at Arctic

Scientists have setup a Seed Repository on an Arctic island. Around 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world, including India, have been deposited...

Scientists Discover Star TRAPPIST-1

Astronomers have found the star, known as TRAPPIST-1. It is a small, dim celestial body in the constellation Aquarius. It is located about 40...

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...

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...

Seven New Frog Species Discovered in India

Scientists from India have discovered seven new frog species belonging to the genus Nyctibatrachus, commonly known as Night Frogs. This find is a result of...

NASA Creates New Space Research Institutes

NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending...