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Google announced changes to its search engine to curb online piracy

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Google in the third week of October 2014 announced changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy and highlight legal sites.

Uranus like planet discovered in a binary star system 25000 light-years away

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Astronomers discovered a new planet that resembles Uranus of our solar system. It was discovered in a binary star system 25000 light-years away

India successfully test-fired nuclear capable Nirbhay cruise missile

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

India on 17 October 2014 successfully  test fired its first long range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay.

ISRO successfully launched third navigation satellite IRNSS 1C

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 87 people agreed

ISRO on 16 October 2014 successfully launched third navigation satellite IRNSS1C.

ISRO re-positioned Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan to save it from Comet Siding Spring

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

ISRO and other space agencies across the world has repositioned its Mars Orbiter, expecting Comet Siding Spring to fly by the Red Planet on 19 October 2014.

NASA successfully installed its first Earth-observing instrument ISS-RapidScat on the ISS

Published on: 13-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

NASA on 21 September 2014 successfully installed its first Earth-observing instrument ISS-RapidScat.

Researchers developed a technology that makes visible the movements of HIV virus

Published on: 11-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

A team of researchers developed a technology that makes visible the dance or movements of HIV proteins on the virus' surface.

Super-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy: Surpassing the limitations of the light microscope

Published on: 09-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The Fluorescence Microscopy was in news as the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry honoured development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

Researchers at MIT created material for absorption of solar radiation

Published on: 09-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created a material that is ideal for absorption of solar radiation..

Union Science and Technology Minister launched microscope with 3-D feature

Published on: 08-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Union Science and Technology Minister launched the ingeniously manufactured Broad Spectrum Confocal Microscope that generates 3D images of objects.

Brain Global Positioning System

Published on: 07-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Recently, Noble Prize was announced for the research in Brain Global Positioning System.

World’s first womb-transplant baby born to a Swedish woman

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

World’s first womb-transplant baby was born to a 36-year-old Swedish woman.

Scientists at Ohio State University developed world's first rechargeable solar battery

Published on: 06-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Scientists at Ohio State University, US developed the world’s first rechargeable solar battery that uses air and sunlight to charge itself

New Type of Brain Cell Discovered

Published on: 25-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Researchers discovered a strange new type of brain cell that sends signals by bypassing the cell body altogether.

Indian space programme created history as Mangalyaan entered Mars orbit successfully

Published on: 24-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 525 people agreed

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, Manglayaan entered the Martian orbit and made India the 1st country to place the spacecraft in Mars orbit in one attempt.

ISRO successfully conducted the crucial test fire of Liquid Apogee Motor of MOM

Published on: 22-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

ISRO on 22 September 2014 successfully conducted the crucial test fire of Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or Mangalyaan.

New compound BQU57 developed to block protein aiding cancer growth

Published on: 17-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 88 people agreed

A team of researchers from University of Colorado Cancer Center developed a new compound BQU57 to block protein Ral.

Scientists detected 13 lactic acid bacteria in raw honey with potential to fight wound

Published on: 17-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

scientists detected 13 lactic acid bacteria in the honey stomach of bees.

Cambridge University scientists developed first graphene-based flexible screen

Published on: 15-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Scientists at the Cavendish Laboratory of the Cambridge University for the first time developed a graphene based flexible screen.

First evidence for water ice clouds found outside Solar System

Published on: 11-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The first evidence of water ice clouds was found on an object Brown Dwarf outside the Solar System.

Solar power technology Electrodialysis unveiled in India to desalinate water

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

A new solar power technology Electrodialysis unveiled in India in second week of September 2014.

Unit 5 of RAPS became second longest running nuclear reactor of World

Published on: 08-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 109 people agreed

Unit 5 of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station on 7 September 2014 became the second longest running reactor in the world.

Massive 100 million year old ancient extinct volcano discovered beneath Pacific Ocean

Published on: 08-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

A massive 100 million-year-old ancient extinct volcano was discovered beneath the Pacific Ocean.

Rechargeable magnesium battery developed at IICT- Hyderabad

Published on: 06-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 64 people agreed

IICT developed a rechargeable magnesium battery an excellent substitute for highly toxic lead acid one.

WHO recommended Ebola survivors' blood to treat EVD

Published on: 06-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

WHO announced to use the Ebola survivors' blood to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Japan Researchers developed new method called RT-LAMP to detect Ebola virus

Published on: 03-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 140 people agreed

Japan researchers developed a new method called RT-LAMP to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 mins.

NASA’s scientists developed SMAP satellite to combat Drought

Published on: 25-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

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: 55 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: 179 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: 84 people agreed

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

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