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Scientists developed KiloCore, world's first 1000-processor computer chip

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The KiloCore was presented at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Honolulu on 16 June 2016.

K2-33b, a newborn Exoplanet around a young star, discovered by NASA

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

K2-33b, which is nearly 10 times closer to its star than Mercury is to our sun, is a bit larger than Neptune and whips tightly around its star every five days.

Satellites and Missions launched by ISRO in 2015-16

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

With the successful launch of record 20 satellites aboard PSLV-C33 by ISRO, jagranjosh.com brings for its readers 11 major missions or satellites launched by the ISRO in 2015-16. The list covers the launches since July 2015.

ISRO launches record 20 satellites from Sriharikota

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The 20 satellites including India’s latest earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 was launched on-board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-34 from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

China’s Sunway TaihuLight declared world’s fastest supercomputer

Published on: 21-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It was revealed in the TOP500 list of supercomputers released at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany.

NASA unveils X-57 Hybrid Electric Research Plane

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The plane is fixed with 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them are integrated into a uniquely-designed wing.

China to operationalise the exascale supercomputer Tianhe -3 by 2020

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The development of the ‘exascale supercomputer’ is part of the China’s national plan for the next generation of high performance computers.

Scientists announces Human Genome Project-Write to synthesize entire genome

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Its proponents envision a project on the same scale as the Human Genome Project-Read (HGP-Read) under which human genome was sequenced in 2003.

NASA spots Single Methane Leak from Space using Hyperion spectrometer

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The observation that occurred over Aliso Canyon, near Porter Ranch, California is a breakthrough as it provides an ability to eventually measure emissions of this potent greenhouse gas from space.

LIGO team announced second detection of gravitational waves

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The detection was made on 26 December 2016 by the LIGO’s twin detectors in Louisiana and Washington when the waves hit the observatory lasted for about a full second and is five times longer than the first one.

Underwater Robots to be used to Study Indian monsoon: Scientists

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

As part of the initiative seven underwater robots will be released from an Indian ship in the third week of June 2016 by Scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Jupiter-like planet, Kepler-1647b, orbiting two stars discovered

Published on: 15-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The planet has a mass and radius nearly identical to that of Jupiter, making it the largest transiting circumbinary planet ever found. Planets that orbit two stars are known as circumbinary planets.

Hubble Telescope uncovers Solitary Galaxy, UGC 4879

Published on: 13-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It is an irregular dwarf galaxy which is smaller and messier than its cosmic cousins.

China launches 23rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite

Published on: 13-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The satellite, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, was taken into orbit by a Long March-3C carrier rocket.

Iceland scientists turn CO2 into Stone under CarbFix Project

Published on: 11-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The technique will provide a safer, faster way to sequester CO2 and limit global warming. And it was identified it as a potentially significant way to combat climate change.

Researchers in Assam developed two rice variants, Ranjit Sub-1 & Bahadur Sub-1, for submerged areas

Published on: 10-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

These new rice variants are improvement forms of the Ranjit and Bahadur varieties which the farmers of the Barak valley have been using for years.

LISA Pathfinder mission demonstrates ways to detect gravitational waves

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Mission demonstrated that two test masses can be put in free fall with a relative acceleration sufficiently free of noise to meet the requirements needed for space-based gravitational-wave detection.

Scientists discovered a gigantic exoplanet, HATS-18b

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The team led by Kaloyan Penev of Princeton University carried out the observation campaign between April 2011 and July 2013. The new findings were published online on 2 June 2016 on arXiv.org.

Scientists identified a process to remove DNA molecules from X-Files

Published on: 07-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The new research has unlocked a crucial part of the mystery as to how the human DNA can replicate and repair itself. It is essential for all life forms.

World’s space agencies join hands to face climate challenge

Published on: 07-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It is for the first time that the space agencies have agreed to engage their satellites to coordinate their methods and their data to monitor human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

Astrophysicists discover Canarias Einstein Ring in space

Published on: 07-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Studying Einstein Ring gives relevant information about the composition of the source galaxy, and also about the structure of the gravitational field and of the dark matter in the lens galaxy.

World's first 3D-printed aircraft THOR displayed at International Aerospace Exhibition

Published on: 06-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The drone THOR is short for Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality and it resembles a large, white model airplane.

NASA Scientists finds 39 unreported human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions

Published on: 06-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

They located the clusters of coal-burning power plants, smelters, oil and gas operations notably in the Middle East, but also in Mexico and parts of Russia.

Indus Valley Civilization is 8000 years old: IIT Kharagpur Research

Published on: 02-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Many archaeologists believe that a major drought around 4200 years throughout the Asia due to weakening of monsoon probably were the reason behind the Harappan collapse.

NASA successfully deploys Bigelow Expandable Activity Module

Published on: 30-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

It is the first experimental inflatable room attached to the space station.

China to launch first hack proof Quantum Communication Satellite

Published on: 30-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The project will bring revolutionary changes in communications. It includes launch of a satellite and building of four ground stations for quantum communication and one space quantum teleportation experiment station.

Cancer-causing chemical, potassium bromated/iodate, found in bread samples from Delhi: CSE

Published on: 27-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It says that Indian bread manufacturer’ use two chemicals, banned in many countries but not in India, being used by bread industry are potassium bromate (KbrO3) and potassium iodate (KIO3).

Scientists discover a new property of Light based on Angular Momentum

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

They found that each photon (a particle of visible light) can have half-integer values of angular momentum, which causes them to be confined to fewer than three dimensions.

Qora, indigenous faecal incontinence management device, launched

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Faecal incontinence is a medical condition marked by inability to control one’s bowel movements.

India's first reusable space shuttle, RLV-TD launched from Sriharikota

Published on: 23-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The RLV-TD that can put satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter atmosphere, was carried up on a solid rocket motor (SRM).

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