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NASA funds programme to produce videos to teach Hindi through Indian scientific innovations

The videos focus on scientific innovations at various sites like Amer Fort Palace and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, the rust-resistant Iron Pillar of Delhi, UNESCO Heritage site Qutub Minar, the Chand Bawri steps well and headquarters of the Jaipur Foot, a prosthetic given free to impoverished amputees in 80 countries across the world.

Jun 18, 2019, 11:50 AM IST

'Safe' fungicides linked to honey bee colony deaths

Some fungicides, often regarded as safe for bees, could be a major contributor to honey bee colony losses, and the number of different pesticides within a colony -- regardless of dose -- closely correlates with colony deaths, suggests new research.

Oct 08, 2016, 14:57 PM IST

Beware! Energy drinks may up risk of drunk driving

We all love to consume energy drinks as it gives us instant energy to our body.

Sep 29, 2016, 20:27 PM IST

Wood windows cooler than those of glass

The researchers showed that their transparent wood provides better thermal insulation and lets in nearly as much light as glass, while eliminating glare and providing uniform and consistent indoor lighting.

Aug 17, 2016, 12:28 PM IST

Watch video: Latest discovery of 'Blue whirl' flame promises to clean up oil spills!

Researchers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering stumbled upon the blue flame by accident, while creating fire whirls in the lab.

Aug 09, 2016, 21:16 PM IST

Young cocaine users at increased stroke risk

As per the new study, it has been found that young cocaine users are six times more likely to have a stroke every time they take the drug.

Mar 20, 2016, 20:49 PM IST

Young cocaine users at increased stroke risk

As per the new study, it has been found that young cocaine users are six times more likely to have a stroke every time they take the drug.

Mar 20, 2016, 20:49 PM IST

India among most vulnerable nations to cyber attacks, says research

 When it comes to vulnerability to cyber attacks, India along with China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea is most vulnerable, says research led by an Indian-American scientist.

Mar 10, 2016, 14:25 PM IST

India among nations most vulnerable to cyberattacks

Machines using Symantec anti-virus software automatically generated these reports, but only when a machine's user opted in to provide the data.

Mar 10, 2016, 11:30 AM IST

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Centaurs estimated to number around 44,000 are minor planets with diameters larger than one kilometre.

Jan 25, 2016, 16:47 PM IST

Indian origin astronomer-led team spots mid-size black hole

In a first, a team including an Indian-origin astronomer has found evidence for a new intermediate-mass black hole about 5,000 times the mass of the Sun.

Sep 22, 2015, 11:33 AM IST

Three gunned down near college as killings surge in Baltimore

Gunmen killed three people and wounded one overnight near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, police said on Wednesday, the latest killings in a city that has seen an upturn in homicides followi

Jul 08, 2015, 21:05 PM IST

Gunmen kill 3, wound 1 near Baltimore university: Police

 Three people were killed and one was wounded when gunmen opened fire on a group of people on a street near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, police said on Wednesday.

Jul 08, 2015, 14:33 PM IST

NASA model reveals planet making waves around debris disk

Giving an insight into the evolution of a young planetary system, a NASA supercomputer simulation of the planet and debris disk around star Beta Pictoris reveals that the planet's motion drives spiral waves throughout the disk.

Jun 26, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Online hookup sites may increase HIV rates: Study

Online hookup sites may lead to an increase in HIV-infection cases, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, claim.

Jun 02, 2015, 20:28 PM IST

Keen sense of touch allows bats to fly with precision

Bats fly with breathtaking precision because their wings are equipped with highly sensitive touch sensors, cells that respond to even slight changes in airflow, scientists say.

May 02, 2015, 11:29 AM IST

Why common BP pill fails in some patients

Thiazide drugs, a common group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure for decades, can lower blood pressure for a while and then stop working in some patients. Researchers from University of Maryland's School of Medicine (UMSOM) have now revealed a key mechanism for this failure.

Apr 21, 2015, 11:24 AM IST

Cyber security experts reveal US admins' flaws in fixing Heartbleed bug

Cyber security experts from a university conducted a detailed analysis and found that website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug might not have done enough.

Nov 09, 2014, 17:09 PM IST

Rare binary asteroids discovered by undergraduate students

Undergraduate students taking classes for non-astronomy majors at the University of Maryland have made a rare discovery- a pair of binary asteroids that orbit and eclipse each other.

Jan 08, 2014, 17:27 PM IST

Climate change causing mangroves to grow in Florida

Mangrove trees, which are highly sensitive to cold, have expanded enormously on the Atlantic coast of Florida as the frequency of frosts has diminished, says a study.

Jan 01, 2014, 16:20 PM IST