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Scientists develop futuristic military watch that can survive nuclear blast

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Scientists have developed a new military watch for the Russian army kit, which is capable of resisting high impact and can even survive a nuclear explosion. The mechanical watch with automatic movement ensures fast and accurate time determination in severe climatic and operating conditions, during routine and combat operations.

Scientists develop smart bandage for faster healing

Oct 9, 2017
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American scientists have developed a smart bandage that can precisely control the dose and delivery schedule of the medication tailored for a specific type of wound, leading to faster healing.

Gravitational waves detected for fourth time by scientists

Sep 28, 2017
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It is the first time that this phenomenon has been measured simultaneously by both the US-based LIGO and Italy-based Virgo detectors. The detection was described in a paper that will soon be published in Physical Review Letters.

Government Constitutes High Level Forum on 5G India 2020

Sep 26, 2017
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India is at the cusp of a next generation of  wireless of remote technology 5G. 5G has been imagined as an foundation for eptending the capability of the Networked Society. A computerized of digital transformation achieved through the power of connectivity is occurring in practically every industry. For India, 5G gives a chance to industry to contact global markets, and consumers to pick up with the economies of scale. Overall nations have come up with similar forum and therefore, India has joined the race in 5G advances.

Earth’s sixth mass extinction likely by 2100: MIT

Sep 24, 2017
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The study titled Thresholds of catastrophe in the Earth system was recently published in the international scientific journal Science Advances. The study was conducted by Daniel H. Rothman, professor of geophysics at MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. It said that in the past 540 million years, the Earth has seen five mass extinction events.

Ancient Mars supported liquid water: study

Sep 19, 2017
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Mars had a surface environment that supported liquid water about 3.5 billion years ago, according to a study of river deposits spread across the red planet. A region of Mars named Aeolis Dorsa contains some of the most spectacular and densely packed river deposits seen on the planet, researchers said.

NASA finds ‘Shape-shifting’ bacteria on the International Space Station

Sep 16, 2017
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Bacterial cells treated with a common antibiotic have been spotted changing shape to survive while aboard the International Space Station (ISS).The "clever shape-shifting" was detected in bacteria being experimented on in the near-weightlessness of space, and is believed to help the bacteria survive. The result came after a group of researchers led  by Luis Zea from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the United States sent E-Coli to ISS for experiment.

 

IAU names two Pluto Mountains after mountaineers who first scaled Mount Everest

Sep 11, 2017
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The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved naming of two mountain ranges on Pluto after the first two people known to have scaled the world’s highest mountain peak, Mount Everest.

Scientists identify 27 distinct types of human emotions

Sep 10, 2017
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A new study has identified 27 distinct types of emotions, challenging the long-held assumption that our feelings fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.

NASA captures images of strongest Solar Flare in 12 years

Sep 9, 2017
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Sun emitted two strong solar flares. The first flare is classified as an X2.2 flare and the second is an X9.3 flare.

Scientists develop artificial leaf that creates fuel from sunlight, water

Sep 6, 2017
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Scientists have developed an ultra-thin artificial leaf that absorbs sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water, similar to an actual plant leaf.

FDA approves first gene-altering leukemia treatment

Sep 3, 2017
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The treatment aims to give some patients a second chance after first-line drugs have failed. Each dose of Kymriah contains a patient's own immune cells, which are sent to a lab to be genetically modified using a virus. This therapy, known as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR-T), gives the cells the ability to recognize and kill the source of the cancer.

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson to return home after 288 days in space

Sep 3, 2017
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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to return to Earth from the International Space Station on 2 September 2017, after completing a 288-day mission.

ISRO's launch of IRNSS-1H satellite unsuccessful

Sep 1, 2017
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The IRNSS-1H has the ability to provide accurate information services within Indian territory, and up to a distance of 1500 kms around India’s borders.

Biggest X-ray laser gun on earth opens in September 2017

Aug 31, 2017
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The 1.5 billion-euro laser replaces its predecessor, FLASH, in Germany.

ISRO all set to launch India’s 8th navigational satellite

Aug 31, 2017
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch IRNSS-1H, India’s eighth navigation satellite, on board rocket PSLV C39.

IIT Researchers develop biosensor to detect kidney disorder accurately

Aug 28, 2017
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Researchers from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Indore have jointly developed a biosensor that makes it possible to detect kidney disorders in less than eight minutes.

Researchers identify potential new way to treat HIV

Aug 27, 2017
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The study was recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

NASA's WINDY Mission to create white artificial clouds that glow in night

Aug 27, 2017
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This mission aims to study disturbances in the upper atmosphere that interfere with communication and technology systems.

Indian student develops Nano Missile for Indian Army

Aug 23, 2017
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He developed the missile for the Indian Army and local police in fighting terrorism. The missile was developed for launch through a robot.

Dinosaur-killing asteroid probably darkened earth for 2 years: Study

Aug 23, 2017
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For the study, the team used a computer model to understand how earth's conditions might have looked at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

British scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot named Versius

Aug 22, 2017
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The robot was developed by a team of 100 scientists and engineers using low-cost technology originally developed for mobile phones and space industries.

US-based Indian doctor discovers new way to prevent sepsis in newborn babies

Aug 22, 2017
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Sepsis in early infancy results in one million annual deaths worldwide, most of them in developing countries. No efficient means of prevention is currently available.

NASA launches TDRS-M Satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

Aug 21, 2017
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The TDRS network receives signals from vehicles like the space station flying at a mere 250 miles above Earth and routes the telemetry, voice, video and science information to a dedicated ground terminal.

India’s first calf born to surrogate cow in Pune’s mobile lab

Aug 21, 2017
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The donor cow, Ratan, belongs to the Gir breed, whose population across the country is around one lakh currently. The Gir breed unevenly spread across Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

Scientists discover new state of matter

Aug 21, 2017
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The ability to find similarities and differences among classes of materials with phenomena such as this helps establish the essential ingredients that cause novel functionalities such as superconductivity.

Scientists develop artificial womb to save extremely premature babies

Aug 18, 2017
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Scientists have developed an artificial womb that has been successfully tested to incubate healthy baby lambs for a week.

Scientists develop highly sensitive blood test to detect cancer

Aug 16, 2017
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Scientists at Stanford University in California have developed a cost-effective and highly sensitive blood test to detect cancer.

Archaeologists discover 2000 years old three ancient tombs in Egypt

Aug 16, 2017
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The team found a collection of sarcophagi of different shapes and sizes as well as clay fragments.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft set to embark on its final mission

Aug 12, 2017
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to start off on its final mission-five ultra-close orbits around Saturn, before it takes a deep plunge into the planet, bringing an end to its 20-year-long journey.

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