‘Bullet Proof’ Shield for Police Created

Scientists at at Brigham Young University (BYU) in the United States have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement officials...

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...

NASA Cargo Headed to Space Station

Major experiments that will look into a range of scientific disciplines from human health to atmospheric conditions on Earth are on their way to...

Cabbage Grown in Space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have harvested the first crop of Chinese cabbage. While the space station crew will get to eat some...

3D-Printed “Laugh Star” in News

A ‘laugh star’ — a 3D-printed representation of sound waves generated from human laughter — created aboard the International Space Station has become the...

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...

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,...

Comprehensive Analysis on Oxygen Loss Released

In the latest issue of journal Nature the oceanographers published the most comprehensive study on global oxygen content in the world's oceans. Main findings of...

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...

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 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...

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...

Comet 45P Close to Earth

According to NASA, Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova will pass close to Earth in February 2017. Discovered in 1948, 45P is a short-period comet, with an orbit that...

Farthest Gamma-Ray Blazars Discovered

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has identified the farthest gamma-ray blazars. These are a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by supersized black holes. Light...

New Data Transfer Efficiency Record Created

Researchers have set a new record in the transfer of information via superdense coding, a process by which the properties of particles like photons,...

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...

Three New Uranium Minerals Found

Three new uranium minerals are found in old uranium mines in southern Utah. They're bright, yellow and hard to find. Leesite, leószilárdite and redcanyonite are three...

Genetically Engineered Mouse Created

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered a mouse that does not become addicted to cocaine. The mice they created had higher...

Japan Launches Kirameki-2 Satellite

Japan has launched its first communications satellite. The Kirameki-2 satellite lifted off on board an H-2A rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

Scientists Grow Human Stem Cells in Pigs

Scientists have succeeded in growing human stem cells in pig embryos. The approach involves generating stem cells from a patient’s skin, growing the desired new...

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...

The Next Wonder Material

Boron may become the nanomaterial of the century as scientists have found that two-atom-wide ribbons and single-atom chains of the element possess unique properties. Experimental...

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...

Latest Medicines Developed by DRDO

Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE), a Gwalior based laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the following medicines and medical...

Atomic Metallic Hydrogen Created

Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating the rarest and potentially one of the most valuable materials on the planet – atomic metallic hydrogen. To create...

Bio-Remidiation Technology to Manage Oil Spill

On the advice of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, Indian Oil’s R&D Centre is taking action in the containment...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Higher Resolution Weather Prediction Model Launched

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has commissioned a very high resolution (12 km) global deterministic weather prediction model for generating operational weather forecasts. The...

Genome of Arabica Coffee Sequenced by Scientists

The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica was sequenced by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Coffee is a tropical crop, traditionally grown...

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...

Plant Named in Honor of Colombian President

A new plant species from Northeastern Colombia has been named Espeletia praesidentis, in honour of efforts made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Orion Cloud: The Nearest Known Massive Star Factory

This spectacular new image is one of the largest near-infrared high-resolution mosaics of the Orion A molecular cloud, the nearest known massive star factory,...

Initiatives of CSIR: Ministry of Science and Technology

Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) entered 75th year of existence ushering in year–long Platinum Jubilee celebrations which were inaugurated by Prime Minister...

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...

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...

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...

Developments in Science and Technology Sector

Major developments/ achievements/ Main highlights of the activities of Department of Science and Technology(DST), Ministry of Science & Technology during the Year 2016 are...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

Supercluster of Galaxies Found

An international team of astronomers has found one of the universe's biggest superclusters of galaxies near the Milky Way. Vela supercluster, which had previously gone...

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...

Goat With Superfine Wool Cloned

The world's first cloned goat bearing superfine cashmere wool was born in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The goat was born and will be...

8 Satellites Launched for Hurricane Forecasting

NASA launched eight mini-satellites to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes. The plane carrying the satellites took off from Cape Canaveral Air...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

World’s First Therapeutic Dental Vaccine

Scientists have developed a therapeutic dental vaccine which could eliminate the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease. A team of dental scientists...

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...

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 Bred Endangered Fish

Scientists from Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture (CIBA) scientists have bred Etroplus canarensis, a breed of fish assessed by the International Union of...

List of Products Developed by DRDO

A list of products developed by DRDO during last two years (2014, 2015) and the current year (2016) for defence and civilian use is...

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...

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...

Four New Elements Added to Periodic Table

The periodic table has got four extra elements listed. The new elements have now been given official names and will be included in the...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Satellite Galaxy of Milky Way Discovered

An international team led by researchers from Tohoku University has found an extremely faint dwarf satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. The team's discovery is...

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...

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....

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...

World’s Fastest Quantum Simulator Developed

Scientists have develop the world's fastest simulator that can simulate quantum mechanical dynamics of a large number of particles interacting with each other within...

Shenzhou Starts Journey Towards Earth

China's manned spaceflight Shenzhou-11 began its return to the Earth after separating from the Tiangong-2 space laboratory. Jing and Chen departed aboard the Shenzhou-11 from...

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...

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...

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...

Photo Voltaic Integrated Micro Solar Dome

In order to capture day light and concentrate the same inside a dark room, particularly in urban slum or rural areas which lack electricity...

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)...

Satellite Launched to Test Pulsar

China released a satellite into space to hit upon signs of pulsar, which are very high density stars formed exclusively by neutron. The satellite, designed...

NASA Mission Breaks Guinness World Record

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS, is breaking records. MMS now holds the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal. The...

Three Astronauts Landed Safely on Earth

In Kazakhstan, three astronauts landed safely following a 115-day mission aboard the International Space Station. They included: NASA’s Rubins, Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi...

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...