Science

IIT Delhi students develop cheaper drug for curing snake bites

Students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here have produced what could be a cheaper and more effective solution for neutralizing the toxic effect of a snake venom.

Hilsa genome decoded! Now can be used to ensure conservation and production

Researchers in Bangladesh claimed to have successfully mapped the genome sequence of the popular hilsa fish.

NASA’s Dawn mission to asteroid belt nears end

After 11 years of gathering breathtaking imagery, and performing unprecedented feats of spacecraft engineering, Dawn -- NASA's space probe for the asteroid belt -- is drawing to a close due to lack

NASA launches rocket to test parachute for Mars lander

NASA has launched a sounding rocket from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to test a supersonic parachute for landing its next rover on Mars.

Mobile phones may have NaVIC system as early as next year, says ISRO scientist

Mobile phones may have the NaVIC system, a home-grown GPS, as early as next year, a senior ISRO scientist said Friday.

NaVIC: Here’s all about home-grown GPS system to alert fishermen about natural disasters, maritime boundary

Fishermen can now be alerted about natural disasters and position of the International Maritime Boundary Line while they are at the sea using the NaVIC system, a home-grown GPS, a senior ISRO scientis

AI robots could develop prejudice on their own: Study

Artificially intelligent machines could demonstrate prejudice by simply identifying, copying and learning this behaviour from one another, according to a study.

ISRO working on smaller launch vehicles to carry satellites of up to 700 kg

The ISRO is working on building smaller launch vehicles that will carry satellites weighing 500 to 700 kg to up to 500 kilometres from the earth's surface, its chief, K Sivan, said Thursday.

Genes have over 60% influence on academic success: Study

Genetic factors account for about 60 per cent of academic success, even after accounting for intelligence, finds a study.

NASA’s rocket to view Sun with X-ray vision

NASA is set to launch a sounding rocket that will take short journey to the Earth's atmosphere to catch a glimpse of the Sun with X-ray vision.

Why people stick to false beliefs found

Flat earthers or climate change deniers become more confident about their opinions when they receive positive feedback, despite overwhelming evidence contradicting the beliefs, a study has found.

Artificial Intelligence beats doctors at predicting heart disease deaths

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can better predict the risk of death in patients with heart disease than human experts.

Semi-artificial photosynthesis creates fuel from water

Scientists have developed a semi-artificial photosynthesis system that uses sunlight to produce hydrogen fuel from water. Photosynthesis is the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy.

Going up! Japan to test mini ‘space elevator’

A Japanese team working to develop a "space elevator" will conduct a first trial this month, blasting off a miniature version on satellites to test the technology.

Artificial intelligence from space can help spot obesity on Earth

In a novel method, researchers have used Artificial intelligence (AI) technology that scanned through Google Maps images to estimate obesity on Earth -- even without actually spotting obese people.

NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds’

NASA has launched a public competition seeking novel solutions to turn carbon dioxide into useful compounds that may help future astronauts exploring Mars.

New device harvests energy from walking, jogging, say scientists

Scientists have developed a novel wearable device that could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging.

NASA asks public to help astronauts survive carbon dioxide on Mars

NASA has launched a public competition that asks people to find solutions to turn carbon dioxide into molecules that would help astronauts endure the harsh atmosphere on the Red Planet.

NASA plans 45-day effort to get its Mars rover back

US space agency NASA is planning to start its effort to restore communication with the Mars rover Opportunity.

Martian skies clearing, hope for Opportunity Rover: NASA

With skies clearing over Opportunity Rover's resting spot in Mars, NASA believes that the solar-powered rover will soon receive enough sunlight to automatically initiate recovery procedures --but only

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reveals signs of water: NASA

NASA scientists peering deep inside Jupiter's Great Red Spot -- a storm that has been raging on the planet for over 350 years -- have detected signs of water above the planet's deepest clouds.

ISRO to outsource production of PSLV, SSLV to private industries; focus on Gaganyaan

The Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO will outsource the production of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and Small Satellite Launch Vehicle to private industries.

First in 50 years, astronaut quits NASA training halfway

Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin has resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Man mission to space to have 3 crew members; will be in space for 5-7 days: ISRO chief

The Gaganyaan mission to send humans to the space will comprise three crew members and reach the lower orbit of the Earth in just 16 minutes after the launch and stay in the space for five to seven da

What is in a name? A great deal! US state is first to define what can be considered meat

What is in a name? A great deal, as far as the US state of Missouri is concerned.

Work on human space mission began in 2004, this govt took it forward, says Officials

India's space agency ISRO began work on developing critical technologies to send humans to space way back in 2004 but the project was not on the "priority list" till the Narendra Modi-led government t

World’s smallest medical robot sets Guinness record

Scientists have set a new Guinness World Record by creating the smallest medical robot - a device measuring just 120 nanometres that could assist in future cancer and Alzheimer's treatments.

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