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NASA’s scientists developed SMAP satellite to combat Drought

Published on: 25-AUG-2014
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NASA developed a new satellite to predict the severity of droughts worldwide and help farmers maximize the crop yield.

Indian neuroscientist Partha Mitra awarded research grant to map the human brain

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Partha Mitra, an Indian neuroscientist in the United States, was awarded Early Concept Grants...

WHO approved the use of experimental drug ZMapp to fight Ebola Virus

Published on: 13-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 155 people agreed

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 12 August 2014 sanctioned the use of experimental drug ZMapp to fight against Ebola as the death toll increased.

US based Drug Company Mapp Biopharmaceutical made available drug ZMapp to treat Ebola

Published on: 08-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

Mapp Biopharmaceutical in the first week of August 2014, made available the drug ZMapp to treat Ebola.

Rosetta became first ever spacecraft to orbit a Comet named 67P

Published on: 08-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Rosetta of European Space Agency on 6 August 2014 became first ever spacecraft to reach a Comet

NASA announced to launch Mars 2020 rover mission in 2020 to examine habitability of Mars environment

Published on: 05-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

NASA has announced that it will send a new rover Mars 2020 mission capable of making oxygen on the red planet with the help of MOXIE.

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set off-Earth roving distance record

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set the record of maximum distance covered by a rover.

Only 8.2 percent of Human Genome functional: Oxford University researchers

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

The Oxford University researchers in their study found that only 8.2 percent of the human genome are presently functional or doing something important..

IWGSC scientists unveiled genetic blueprint of bread wheat

Published on: 19-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

The scientists at the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) on 17 July 2014 unveiled the genetic blueprint of bread wheat

One-in-Three Alzheimer's cases are preventable: Cambridge University Research

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

One in the three cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide is preventable according to the research report of the University of Cambridge.

NASA launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 to track Carbon Dioxide

Published on: 03-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 132 people agreed

NASA on 2 July 2014 launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), a satellite designed to track carbon dioxide.

PSLV C23, carrying five satellites, launched successfully from Sriharikota

Published on: 30-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 664 people agreed

ISRO has launched PSLV C23 that carried five satellites from four nations from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Scientists developed sensing skin technology that can detect cracks in concrete structures

Published on: 26-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Scientists on 24 June 2014 developed new sensing skin technology that can detect cracks in concrete structures.

World’s first Android Newscasters unveiled in Japan

Published on: 25-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

World’s first Android Newscasters was unveiled in Japan on 24 June 2014.

Robots can be programmed by casually talking to it: Cornell University Study

Published on: 24-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

A new study at Cornell University demonstrated that robots can be programmed by causally talking with them.

World’s most powerful telescope ATLAST to be built by NASA to track alien’s life

Published on: 23-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 169 people agreed

The Royal Astronomical Society, London on 24 June 2014 unveiled the NASA plan to build ATLAST in Portsmouth

myCopter Project Day to be held in Braunschweig, Germany in November 2014

Published on: 19-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

myCopter Project Day will be held in Braunschweig in Germany on 20 November 2014.

Earth's largest water reservoir located inside Earth’s mantle

Published on: 17-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 91 people agreed

Earth’s largest water reservoir might be located deep inside the Earth’s mantle

Kudankulam became India’s first nuclear plant to generate 1000 MW power

Published on: 09-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 213 people agreed

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on 8 June 2014 became India’s first nuclear plant to generate 1000 MW power.

New titanium dioxide tiles developed to fight against Air Pollution

Published on: 07-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 96 people agreed

New titanium Oxide tiles were developed by the research team from University of California to fight against Air Pollution.

Peeper, the humanoid robot that can read emotions unveiled by Softbank

Published on: 06-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

Softbank Corp unveiled world’s first humanoid robot named Peeper. It is engineered to communicate and read human emotions.

Scientist developed new biochip to detect blood sugar via saliva

Published on: 06-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

US scientists at Brown University have developed a new biochip sensor to detect blood sugar via saliva.

Scientists at NDRI cloned female buffalo calf Lalima

Published on: 03-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

Scientists at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) on 2 June 2014 cloned female buffalo calf, Lalima.

Korean Scientists developed robot Raptor that can outrun Usain Bolt

Published on: 02-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 94 people agreed

Korean Scientists on 1 June 2014 developed robot Raptor that can outrun Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the Earth.

Human Proteome Map deciphering 84% of human proteins published

Published on: 02-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Human Proteome Map (HPM) deciphering 84% of human proteins was published in British Journal Nature on 28 May 2014.

Space X unveiled Dragon V2 Capsule to take Astronauts to Low-Earth Orbit

Published on: 31-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 83 people agreed

The private space travel firm Space X on 30 May 2014 unveiled its new manned Dragon V2 Capsule to take astronauts into Low-Earth orbit and beyond.

CSIR and IMD signed an agreement to develop drishti system

Published on: 27-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

CSIR and IMD signed a partnership agreement on 22 May 2014 for joint production of drishti system.

NASA developed high-tech cages to carry rodents to ISS

Published on: 26-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

To carry rodents to ISS, NASA has developed high-tech cages that will help them to study long-term effect of microgravity on mammalian physiology.

Italian scientists designed kidney dialysis machine for newborn babies

Published on: 24-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 122 people agreed

Italian scientists designed kidney dialysis machine for newborn babies.

Palaeontologists discovered the fossil of world’s largest dinosaur in Patagonia, Argentina

Published on: 23-MAY-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Scientists discovered the world largest dinosaur fossils in Argentina

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