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DNA analysis of ISRO chief K Sivan's viral flight video

In this segment of DNA, we bring to you a detailed analysis of ISRO chief K Sivan's viral flight video. Watch this video to know more. #DNA

Oct 03, 2019, 23:20 PM IST

Annoyed scientist stabs colleague who kept revealing endings of books

The scientist and his colleague would pass long lonely hours in a remote outpost in Antarctica by reading.

Oct 30, 2018, 10:43 AM IST

Scientist who created Dolly the sheep diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Scientist, Professor Sir Ian Wilmut from Edinburgh, who created Dolly, the sheep in an effort to tackle Parkinson's disease has now been diagnosed with the condition. 

Apr 11, 2018, 16:23 PM IST

Eddie Redmayne and other Hollywood stars remember Stephen Hawking

Singer Katy Perry wrote, "There is a big black hole in my heart hours before Pi day. Rest in Peace."

Mar 14, 2018, 23:25 PM IST

Scientist warns of more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea

Looking at the data since 2014, experts see a rise in the number of such instances, a phenomenon which might be attributed to global warming, said former Union Earth Sciences Secretary Shailesh Nayak.

Jan 13, 2018, 14:03 PM IST

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre director will now head ISRO

New Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) Noted scientist Sivan K was today appointed as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to replace A S Kiran Kumar.

Jan 10, 2018, 19:32 PM IST

Scientist identify enzyme linked to poor survival rate in leukemia patients

High levels of this enzyme, indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase, or IDO, at diagnosis can also identify those who might benefit most by taking an IDO inhibitor along with their standard therapy

Nov 27, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

China claims it developed world's most powerful submarine detector

The device could also be used on civilian and military aircraft as a "high performance equipment and technical solution to resources mapping, civil engineering, archaeology and national defence.

Jun 24, 2017, 17:20 PM IST

World must be prepared for an asteroid strike, warns scientist

Fitzsimmons was highlighting the threat for Asteroid Day, a global event on June 30, in which he also said that it is just a matter of time.

Jun 21, 2017, 14:02 PM IST

Decoding Arhar dal's genetic secrets can boost yield: Expert

Decoding the Arhar dal's (pigeon pea) genome, a staple legume, has paved the way to correct issues of affordability, production and availability of the nutrient-rich crop in India, a scientist said on Wednesday.

May 25, 2017, 00:29 AM IST

Malaria causing superbugs can enter India, warns scientist

Padmanaban and his team are hoping to start human trials of an artemisinin-curcumin combination therapy in both simple malaria cases and in the treatment of the deadly cerebral malaria.

Feb 03, 2017, 23:38 PM IST

India headed for a green energy revolution: Harvard scientist

 The inventor of the artificial leaf and co-creator of its bionic version plans to launch a pilot of the advanced technology in India with the assertion that a "renewable energy revolution will take place" in the country.

Jan 22, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

India, US must collaborate more on space research: NASA scientist

India and the US should collaborate more on space research programmes, a prominent scientist from the US space agency NASA stressed here on Saturday as he felicitated two young Indian astronomers who created history by discovering asteroids in 2010 that are now recognised by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in the US.

Jan 21, 2017, 23:24 PM IST

Scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose’s 158th birthday: Google celebrates with a doodle!

 The popular search engine giant Google on Wednesday paid tribute to one of India's greatest scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose on his 158th birthday with a creative doodle.

Nov 30, 2016, 13:45 PM IST

Acclaimed physicist and ex-ISRO chief Prof MGK Menon dies at 88

 Distinguished physicist and former ISRO chief M.G.K. Menon passed away at his residence on Tuesday.

Nov 23, 2016, 00:48 AM IST

Dinosaurs struggled to survive long before asteroid hit

Dinosaurs struggled to survive for tens of millions of years before they finally went extinct, an event widely blamed on the environmental fallout from an asteroid strike, researchers have said.

Apr 19, 2016, 07:45 AM IST

Omega-3 supplementation linked to reduction in depression

 Omega-3 fatty acids play a critical role in the development and function of the central nervous system, say British scientists who found a link between Omega-3 supplementation and reduction in depression.

Mar 18, 2016, 16:39 PM IST

Novel coating can ice-proof airplanes, power lines

 An ice sheet on your car's windshield may seem to be a nuisance. But it can be downright dangerous on an airplane, a wind turbine or a power line.

Mar 13, 2016, 15:25 PM IST

'Villages on the Moon' can be reality by 2030: Scientists

Villages on the Moon, constructed through cooperation between astronauts and robotic systems on the lunar surface, can become a reality as early as 2030, a group of scientists has predicted.

Jan 10, 2016, 23:51 PM IST

US scientists create efficient hydrogen biofuel

Scientists at a US university have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen -- one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fuelling cheap and efficient cars that run on water.

Jan 07, 2016, 00:47 AM IST