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NRI scientist Latha Venkataraman created first single-molecule device

Published on: 27-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The electronic device has a potential of real-world technological applications for nanoscale devices.

GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) System fully operationalised

Published on: 27-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

With this, India has become the fourth nation after the US, Europe and Japan to deploy inter-operable Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) to provide navigational services.

US Army developed Blast proof wallpaper to protect soldiers from explosions

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

A prototype was displayed at an exhibition of army innovations held at the Pentagon on 21 May 2015.

NASA’s Spacecraft provided first direct measurement for Type Ia Supernovae caused by white dwarfs

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Type Ia supernovae are destructive explosions of carbon-oxygen white dwarfs and are used empirically to measure cosmological distances.

ISRO announced to launch ASTROSAT in October 2015

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

It will be launched by the PSLV C-34 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Japanese Scientists discovered new state of matter called Jahn-Teller-metal

Published on: 15-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The matter resembles an insulator, superconductor, metal and magnet all rolled into one.

NASA’s Ten-Engine Electric Plane GL-10 Prototype Completed Successful Flight Test

Published on: 06-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

It is a battery-powered 10-engine remotely piloted aircraft can take off like a helicopter and fly like an airplane.

NASA ended operations of MESSENGER Mission to Mercury

Published on: 02-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The journey of the spacecraft came to an end on 30 April 2015 with Expected Impact (EI) on Mercury’s surface; plunging at around 14000 kmph, creating a crater up to 52 feet wide.

Microsoft named its next Web Browser as Edge

Published on: 01-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The announcement was made at the Build Developer Conference held at San Francisco in California, USA and will replace the Internet Explorer (IE) in future.

NRSC, DoLR signed MoU for development of Web Geo Portal Shrishti and Mobile App Drishti

Published on: 30-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The MoU was signed by Sandeep Dave, Joint Secretary of DoLR and VK Dadhwal, Director of NRSC.

ISRO successfully tested indigenous cryogenic engine CE-20 with four-tonne capacity

Published on: 29-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

This engine will enable scientists to put satellites of up to the capacity of four tonnes in geostationary orbit.

Coloured Capsicums can control diabetes, obesity: Study

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Yellow and red capsicums were more effective than green capsicum due to the presence of oligomerised anthocyanins. They were better inhibitors than pro-anthocyanins found in green capsicum.

Researchers developed smart phone-based Digital Diffraction Diagnosis System to diagnose cancer

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) of USA developed a smart phone-based device, called as D3 (Digital Diffraction Diagnosis) System, which performs rapid and accurate molecular diagnosis of cancerous tumors.

Stanford Researchers created a Smartphone Battery that charges in only one minute

Published on: 15-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

The battery invented is the first high-performance aluminum battery which is fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive.

AIIMS study found Ashwagandha powder, Sidh Makardhwaj are effective in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Published on: 07-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) powder is derived from a plant and Sidh Makardhwaj is a formulation of herbal and mineral ingredients.

Steel Companies partnered with Union Ministry of Steel to set up Steel Research & Technology Mission

Published on: 07-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The mission aims at increasing investment on R&D in the steel sector from the present level of 0.2-0.3 to the international benchmark of 1-2 percent of the industry turnover.

Port Blair Magnetic Observatory inaugurated to monitor seismic activities

Published on: 31-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

It is a part of network of observatories called as Multi-Parametric Geophysical Observatories (MPGO), established by the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG).

ISRO successfully launched IRNSS 1-D Navigational Satellite

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 97 people agreed

The satellite is the fourth of the seven satellites constituting the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS). The satellite will provide navigation, tracking and mapping services.

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the National Super Computing Mission

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The mission aims to develop High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities indigenously and setting up a supercomputing grid connecting academic and Research and Development institutions across the county.

Researchers at York University provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

John Parsley from the University of York while examining the interaction of an ultra-intense laser with a plasma target found that interfering plasma generates a series of pressure pulses, that is, sounds.

NASA's Curiosity rover discovered biologically useful Nitrogen on Mars

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The discovery adds to the evidence that suggests ancient Mars was habitable for life. The findings were made by a team of NASA scientists using the SAM instrument suited on the rover.

Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully test fired from ITR Chandipur in Odisha

Published on: 19-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

Indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra, was successfully test fired from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft on 18 March 2015.

Solar powered plane Solar Impulse-2 took off to round-the-world odyssey from Abu Dhabi

Published on: 10-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

Solar Impulse-2 is expected to spend the next five months in its journey navigating the world in the hands of Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.

Researchers from Australia unveiled world's first 3D printed jet engine

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

It was developed by a team of researchers from Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing of Monash University in partnership with Amaero Engineering Company.

Scientists discovered quasar SDSS J0 100+2802 with central black hole mass of 12 billion solar mass

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The findings were published in the journal Nature on 26 February 2015 and Prof. Xue-Bing Wu at Peking University is the lead author of the study.

WHO approved ReEBOV Antigen rapid test kit to identify Ebola-infected patients

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 84 people agreed

The key feature of the rapid test kit is that it can correctly distinguish Ebola infected patients from non-Ebola infected patients within 15 minutes

Researchers combined solar telescope with Laser Frequency Comb to search for Earth-like planets

Published on: 20-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The study was led by Rafael Probst, a doctoral candidate at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany.

Researchers found new 3D vaccine for cancer and infectious diseases

Published on: 14-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 74 people agreed

The vaccine is able to self-assemble into a 3D structure and manipulate immune cells, teaching them to attack cancer as well as infectious disease.

Earth's inner core has an inner core of its own: Study

Published on: 11-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

The findings of the study titled Equatorial anisotropy in the inner part of Earth’s inner core from autocorrelation of earthquake coda were published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare triple-moon conjunction

Published on: 10-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The three largest moons of Jupiter namely Europa, Callisto, and Io were captured by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 while racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet. This was a rare occurrence, as the event occurs once or twice in a decade.

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