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Researchers discover hot hydrogen atoms in Earth's upper atmosphere

22 hrs ago
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The discovery significantly changes current understanding of the distribution of hot atomic hydrogen and its interaction with other atmospheric constituents.

Earth observation satellite Resourcesat-2A launched

2 days ago
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The 1235 kilograms Resourcesat-2A was injected into the orbit at around 20 minutes into the destination.

ISRO to launch 83 satellites in one go in 2017

Dec 4, 2016
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Among the 83 satellites, 3 belong to India while the other 80, weighing 500 kg belong to five foreign nations.

Drones help assess land problems in North East

Dec 1, 2016
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Drones were used to assess the extent of damage caused to Meghalaya’s NH-40, which was cut off completely last year due to heavy landslides.

Astronaut vision may be impaired by spinal fluid changes: Study

Nov 30, 2016
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The syndrome known as 'Visual Impairment Intracranial Pressure' (VIIP) was reported in nearly two-thirds of astronauts after long-duration missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Brown Carbon can warm atmosphere: Study at IIT

Nov 28, 2016
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Smart cane for blind can remotely sense obstacles: Scientists

Nov 26, 2016
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The ultrasonic ball in the cane wirelessly measures the distance towards the approaching objects and converts this data into an audio signal.

NASA develops Snack Bars for breakfast in Deep Space Missions

Nov 25, 2016
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Developed in a variety of flavours including banana nut, ginger vanilla, orange cranberry and barbecue nut, the snack bars weigh around 700-800 calories, which will help ensure that astronauts maintain a healthy weight.

China launches Tianlian I-04 satellite

Nov 24, 2016
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China launched its first data relay satellite- Tianlian I-01 in April 2008. Currently, Tianlian-1 (1) is positioned at 77°E.

Scientists discover a super-Earth orbiting around red dwarf star

Nov 22, 2016
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The study was led by Alejandro Suarez Mascareno from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL) in Spain.

NASA launches Next Generation Weather Satellite GOES-R

Nov 21, 2016
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The Satellite was launched by NASA on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It was launched on board of Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

China's Sunway TaihuLight named world's fastest supercomputer

Nov 19, 2016
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The TOP500 list is considered one of the most authoritative rankings of the world’s supercomputers. It is compiled on the basis of the machines’ performance on the Linpack benchmark by experts from U.S. and Germany.

DRDO successfully carries out maiden flight of UAV RUSTOM-II

Nov 17, 2016
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The test flight took place from Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) at Chitradurga, a newly developed flight test range for the testing of UAVs and manned aircraft.

Moon came close to Earth after 1948

Nov 15, 2016
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The moon orbits the Earth in an ellipse, not a circle, so it is sometimes closer to the Earth than it is at other times. When the perigee and the full moon coincide, it is known as a super moon.

China launches pulsar navigation satellite XPNAV-1

Nov 12, 2016
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The satellite and the rocket were designed by academies affiliated with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.

Scientists detect water on metallic asteroid Psyche

Nov 10, 2016
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The Study was authored by Joshua Emery, Associate Professor of Planetary Science and Driss Takir, a US Geological Survey scientist based in Flagstaff, Arizona.

NASA’s MMS Mission creates Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of GPS signal

Nov 8, 2016
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Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission successfully completed commissioning activities on 1 September 2015 and is now in full science mode.

Lost Ancient River Chandrabhaga found in Odisha

Nov 7, 2016
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The ancient river is said to have flowed about 2 kilometers away from the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, a UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 CE.

IISER researchers develop Gelator to scoop out marine oil spills

Nov 3, 2016
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A team led by Dr. Kana M. Sureshan from the School of Chemistry used glucose as a starting material and through several chemical reactions produced compounds (gelators) that selectively congeal oil, including crude oil, from an oil-water mixture.

NASA completes construction of James Webb Space Telescope

Nov 3, 2016
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The telescope has 18 large mirrors that will collect infrared light, sheltered behind a tennis-court-size sun shield.

India invited to join Russia’s fast reactor research project

Nov 3, 2016
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These fast-neutron reactors may help in solving the major ecological problem of reprocessing and deactivation of the accumulated radioactive waste.

China's space lab launches micro-satellite, Banxing-2

Oct 25, 2016
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Banxing-2 will orbit closer to Tiangong-2 and Shenzhou-11 and take their photos with its 25 megapixel high-resolution full-frame visible light camera.

Hitler's Secret Nazi Base discovered in Arctic Circle

Oct 25, 2016
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For decades, this location of the mysterious site known as Schatzgraber or Treasure Hunter on Alexandra Land in the Arctic Circle had remained unknown.

IGKV Chhattisgarh develops protein-enriched rice variety

Oct 22, 2016
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As per a survey conducted in 2015, very high rate of malnutrition was found among pre-school children in tribal areas showing conditions like being underweight and stunted growth, which indicates a critical situation.

Tweetcast to predict vote in upcoming US Presidential elections

Oct 21, 2016
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As per the algorithm, tweet words "lying," "liberal," and "illegal" indicates a vote for Republican candidate Trump, while words "single," "humanity," and "rights", predicts a vote for Democratic rival Clinton.Online tool, Tweetcast, can predict vote in upcoming US Presidential elections

Scientists at Delhi produce electricity from water without using energy

Oct 20, 2016
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Nanoparous magnesium ferrite was used to split water into hydronium (H3O) and hydroxide (OH) ions. Silver and Zinc were used as electrodes to make a cell that produces electricity.

Milk of Tasmanian devil kills several drug-resistant superbugs: Study

Oct 19, 2016
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Tasmanian devils are currently under serious threat from Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), a highly infectious parasitic facial cancer that has wiped out more than 70 percent of the species.

Maternal obesity may affect biological age of children: Study

Oct 18, 2016
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The study was conducted by the researchers at Hasselt University in Belgium. The study was published in the journal BMC Medicine.

Researchers at IISER used human hair to produce cathodes for solar cells

Oct 14, 2016
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This is the first time where a bio-waste-derived electrode has been used as cathode in a quantum dot sensitised solar cell device.

NASA develops electroactive bandages for wound healing

Oct 13, 2016
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The bandage could be used by military personnel wounded in the field, patients who have undergone surgery or who have suffered a serious wound and astronauts in space.

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