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Nobel Prize 2020 in Physics jointly awarded to scientists Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez

Nobel Prize 2020 in Physics jointly awarded to scientists Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez

The prize amount of 10 million Swedish kronor will be shared--with one half to Roger Penrose and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez.

Oct 06, 2020, 15:48 PM IST
Asteroid, the size of a Boeing-747, may collide with Earth's orbit on October 7, but here's the good news

Asteroid, the size of a Boeing-747, may collide with Earth's orbit on October 7, but here's the good news

World's premier space agency NASA has said that an asteroid may collide with the Earth's orbit on Wednesday (October 7). According to asteroid monitoring centre of NASA, the asteroid named 2020 RK2

Oct 06, 2020, 08:32 AM IST
2020 Nobel Prize: Three scientists win award in Physiology or Medicine for Hepatitis C virus discovery

2020 Nobel Prize: Three scientists win award in Physiology or Medicine for Hepatitis C virus discovery

The head of the Nobel Committee, Thomas Perlmann, announced the winners in Stockholm.

Oct 05, 2020, 15:45 PM IST
NASA video shows a glimpse of how sunsets look like in other planets - Watch

NASA video shows a glimpse of how sunsets look like in other planets - Watch

The sunset simulation, essentially a sky simulation, has now found its way to a widely used online tool called the Planetary Spectrum Generator.

Oct 05, 2020, 08:56 AM IST
Scientists discover two new species of pipeworts from Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Karnataka

Scientists discover two new species of pipeworts from Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Karnataka

The scientists found the new species while exploring the biodiversity of the Western Ghats. 

Oct 04, 2020, 22:14 PM IST
IIT Delhi startups launch these products for COVID-19 protection; check here

IIT Delhi startups launch these products for COVID-19 protection; check here

The products, which are part of an antiviral kit, were unveiled by institute Director V Ramgopal Rao on Friday. The two startups are---E-TEX and Clensta.

Oct 02, 2020, 20:10 PM IST
European Space Agency releases first Solar Orbiter data to scientific community, wider public

European Space Agency releases first Solar Orbiter data to scientific community, wider public

Solar Orbiter was launched on February 10, 2020, and carries six remote-sensing instruments.

Oct 01, 2020, 00:03 AM IST
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile's speed nearly three times that of sound, features indigenous booster

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile's speed nearly three times that of sound, features indigenous booster

The missile, featuring a number of indigenously developed sub-systems, was flight tested from a land-based mobile launcher for a designated range.

Sep 30, 2020, 22:52 PM IST
Indian start-up AgniKul Cosmos’ rocket to be test launched from US facility

Indian start-up AgniKul Cosmos’ rocket to be test launched from US facility

AgniKul Cosmos Private Limited is a Chennai-based start-up incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  

Sep 30, 2020, 19:23 PM IST
India’s first multi-wavelength mission Astrosat completes 5 years, scientific data used by 43 countries

India’s first multi-wavelength mission Astrosat completes 5 years, scientific data used by 43 countries

ISRO Chairman, Dr K Sivan said that the study of the universe played a major role in defining research of ISRO and AstroSat has brought us into the big league of space astronomy and provided

Sep 29, 2020, 18:40 PM IST
Brain-eating amoeba detected in water supply kills six-year old in US' Texas

Brain-eating amoeba detected in water supply kills six-year old in US' Texas

Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a disaster declaration for Brazoria County after Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic amoeba, was found in the water supply of the city of Lake Jackson in the

Sep 29, 2020, 00:39 AM IST
Architects have designed a Martian city for this country, details here

Architects have designed a Martian city for this country, details here

In 2017, United Arab Emirates (UAE) had announced its plan to set up colony on Mars within the next 100 years and the oil-rich Gulf nation has now hired architects to realise its ambitious dream.

Sep 28, 2020, 07:31 AM IST
NASA to launch advanced toilet worth $23mn for International Space Station

NASA to launch advanced toilet worth $23mn for International Space Station

NASA is all set to launch this week a $23 million advanced bathroom to the International Space Station (ISS) to test out before using a similar system on future Moon and Mars missions.

Sep 27, 2020, 18:43 PM IST
How intense and dangerous is cosmic radiation on the Moon?

How intense and dangerous is cosmic radiation on the Moon?

Since the Moon has neither a protective magnetic field nor an atmosphere, the radiation field on the Moon`s surface is similar to that in interplanetary space. 

Sep 26, 2020, 15:44 PM IST
Startup Skyroot Aerospace unveils India’s first privately developed Cryogenic Rocket engine

Startup Skyroot Aerospace unveils India’s first privately developed Cryogenic Rocket engine

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prof. Satish Dhawan, a pioneer who spearheaded ISRO's efforts  as the organization’s second Chairman, an Indian space startup has unveiled their

Sep 25, 2020, 12:47 PM IST
School bus-sized asteroid to fly past Earth on September 24, but here's the good news

School bus-sized asteroid to fly past Earth on September 24, but here's the good news

World's premier space agency NASA has said that an asteroid, roughly the size of a school bus, is set to zoom past Earth on Thursday (September 24) at a distance of about 22,000 kilometres above the

Sep 24, 2020, 12:43 PM IST
Coronavirus COVID-19 strain may have mutated, potentially evolving: Study

Coronavirus COVID-19 strain may have mutated, potentially evolving: Study

Houston researchers have unveiled a study of over 5,000 genetic sequences of coronavirus which reveals the pathogen`s virus`s continuous accumulation of mutations. 

Sep 24, 2020, 11:57 AM IST
Indian monsoon can be predicted better after volcanic eruptions, says Indo-German research team

Indian monsoon can be predicted better after volcanic eruptions, says Indo-German research team

The findings can also help further developing climate models and could in fact also help to assess the regional implications of geoengineering experiments. 

Sep 19, 2020, 15:47 PM IST
India has 49 satellites in Earth's orbit, four more ready for launch, says senior ISRO official

India has 49 satellites in Earth's orbit, four more ready for launch, says senior ISRO official

India currently has 49 satellites serving various applications in Earth’s orbit and four more are ready for launch in 2020. Dr. P Kunhikrishnan, Director of ISRO’s UR Rao Satellite Centre said on

Sep 18, 2020, 15:14 PM IST
Niti Aayog's VK Saraswat stresses upon need for India to focus on small satellites, related technologies

Niti Aayog's VK Saraswat stresses upon need for India to focus on small satellites, related technologies

Niti Aayog Member Dr VK Saraswat has stressed upon the need for India to focus on small satellites and its related technologies, which would play a major role in the coming years. Small satellites (

Sep 17, 2020, 22:15 PM IST