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World Soil Day: Equivalent of one soccer field is lost due to soil erosion every 5 seconds

World Soil Day: Equivalent of one soccer field is lost due to soil erosion every 5 seconds

In December 2013, the UN General Assembly responded by designating 5 December 2014 as the first official World Soil Day.

Dec 05, 2020, 13:27 PM IST
First time ever in space! Astronauts harvest radish crop aboard International Space Station; watch

First time ever in space! Astronauts harvest radish crop aboard International Space Station; watch

This is how the astronauts have harvested radish crop on the ISS.  

Dec 04, 2020, 16:04 PM IST
Some animals are prone to COVID-19, but not others: Study

Some animals are prone to COVID-19, but not others: Study

New research on protein structures by Stanford University, California claims to help drug development and predict future outbreaks of COVID-19.

Dec 04, 2020, 14:11 PM IST
India's Space dept joins hands with Indian startup to help build small rockets

India's Space dept joins hands with Indian startup to help build small rockets

This agreement comes months after DoS established IN-SPACe, an authorization and regulatory body for enabling private players to undertake space activities in India. 

Dec 03, 2020, 22:30 PM IST
Earth just got 2000 light-years closer to supermassive black hole in the centre of our galaxy

Earth just got 2000 light-years closer to supermassive black hole in the centre of our galaxy

Did you know that Earth just got 7 km/s faster and about 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy?

Dec 02, 2020, 00:44 AM IST
ISRO and Russian satellites come within 224 meters of each other; how dangerous is this?

ISRO and Russian satellites come within 224 meters of each other; how dangerous is this?

The Indian satellite, Cartosat 2F, weigh over 700 kg and approached Russia's Kanopus-V spacecraft at 1.49 UTC, according to the Russian Space Agency.

Nov 27, 2020, 22:11 PM IST
Not just lizards, but these reptiles can also regrow their tails

Not just lizards, but these reptiles can also regrow their tails

The researchers hope their findings will lead to discoveries of new therapeutic approaches to repairing injuries and treating diseases such as arthritis.

Nov 24, 2020, 15:48 PM IST
Indian Navy to host Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise in Andaman Sea from November 23

Indian Navy to host Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise in Andaman Sea from November 23

The SIMBEX series of exercises exemplify the high level of coordination and convergence of views between India and Singapore, particularly in the maritime domain.

Nov 22, 2020, 18:58 PM IST
NASA successfully launches Sentinel-6 satellite on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to monitor global sea levels -- watch

NASA successfully launches Sentinel-6 satellite on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to monitor global sea levels -- watch

The spacecraft is named after Michael Freilich who passed away in August 2020 and was a former director of NASA's Earth Science Division.

Nov 22, 2020, 17:02 PM IST
Param Siddhi bags 63rd rank in list of most powerful supercomputers in world

Param Siddhi bags 63rd rank in list of most powerful supercomputers in world

DST secretary Ashutosh Sharma said, "India has one of the largest supercomputer infrastructures in the world and that is evidenced by the ranking that Param Siddhi-AI has received."

Nov 18, 2020, 01:50 AM IST
DRDO successfully test-fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile system; Rajnath Singh extends congratulations

DRDO successfully test-fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile system; Rajnath Singh extends congratulations

The QRSAM weapon system, which can operate on the move, consists of all indigenously developed subsystems. 

Nov 17, 2020, 20:13 PM IST
In a first, SpaceX rocket carrying 4 astronauts launches into space

In a first, SpaceX rocket carrying 4 astronauts launches into space

Four astronauts took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a SpaceX rocket on Monday morning. 

Nov 16, 2020, 08:27 AM IST
India to carry out multiple launches of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles by November-end

India to carry out multiple launches of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles by November-end

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the world`s fastest operational system in its class.

Nov 15, 2020, 19:15 PM IST
In a first, NASA gets ready to bring rock samples from this planet to Earth

In a first, NASA gets ready to bring rock samples from this planet to Earth

NASA had launched its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover in July and the rover is now more than halfway to the planet.

Nov 14, 2020, 20:51 PM IST
SpaceX launch of crew 'Resilience' on first operational mission delayed by weather

SpaceX launch of crew 'Resilience' on first operational mission delayed by weather

SpaceX`s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed "Resilience" by its crew, was rescheduled for launch atop the Falcon 9 at 7:27 pm. 

Nov 14, 2020, 10:21 AM IST
SpaceX to send astronaut crew in NASA's first operational mission on Saturday

SpaceX to send astronaut crew in NASA's first operational mission on Saturday

The four astronauts crew of SpaceX includes three US astronauts and one from Japan, Soichi Noguchi. The operational mission will be launched at  7:49 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Nov 14, 2020, 06:30 AM IST
Prolonged wildfire seasons, more droughts from climate change, forecasts Australia

Prolonged wildfire seasons, more droughts from climate change, forecasts Australia

Australian wildfires this year razed more than 11 million hectares (37 million acres) of bushland across the southeast early and killed at least 33 people and billions of native animals.

Nov 14, 2020, 00:57 AM IST
 US plans to start Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots in December this year

US plans to start Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots in December this year

The US government plans to begin using Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine for Americans by as early as December.

Nov 12, 2020, 10:53 AM IST
Scientists identify coronavirus COVID-19 virus 'hidden' new gene

Scientists identify coronavirus COVID-19 virus 'hidden' new gene

Researchers have identified a new "hidden" gene in SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, that may have contributed to its unique biology and pandemic potential.

Nov 11, 2020, 15:14 PM IST
China successfully sends world's first 6G communications test satellite into orbit from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

China successfully sends world's first 6G communications test satellite into orbit from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

The 6G communications test satellite was launched into the orbit along with 12 other satellites.

Nov 10, 2020, 18:19 PM IST