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DRDO successfully tested an indigenous 1000 kg glide bomb

Published on: 20-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 19 December 2014 successfully tested an indigenously built 1000 kg glide bomb.

Lens-free on-chip Microscope developed to image pathology samples

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Lens-free on-chip Microscope developed by the researchers can be used for the wide-field computational imaging of pathology samples.

ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mark-III-X from Sriharikota

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

India’s heaviest GSLV Mark-III rocket and the human crew module successfully test-fired by ISRO.

China developed invisible pain beam weapon Poly WB-1 to break-up riots

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Non-lethal Pain Beam weapon named Poly WB-1 unveiled at an air show in China to disperse riots and protests by using millimeter-wave beams

Old laptop batteries could power slums in developing countries: IBM India Study

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

A new IBM India study showed that old laptop batteries could power slums in developing countries like India. The concept was tested in the Indian city Bangalore in 2014.

Researchers developed World’s fastest 2D camera at the Washington University

Published on: 05-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Researchers led by Professor Gene K Beare developed World’s fastest 2D camera at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

India joined Thirty Meter Telescope Project as a Full Member

Published on: 05-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

With this, India joined the elite group of countries including USA, China, Japan and Canada to build the largest telescope in the world at Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

Astronomers 1st time measured transit of an Exoplanet 55 Cancri e using ground-base telescope

Published on: 03-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Rapid evolution of HIV slowing down its ability to cause AIDS: Study

Published on: 03-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

A new study has found that the rapid evolution of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is slowing down its ability to cause Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Researchers identified that Brain has weak spot for schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The team of British researchers led by Gwenaelle Douaud of Oxford University identified that brain has weak spot for schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Earth's most abundant mineral named as Bridgmanite

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

The most abundant mineral on earth was named as Bridgmanite by a team of American geologists who extracted a sample large enough to analyse the most abundant mineral.

CERN scientists discovered two subatomic particles belonging to the family of baryon

Published on: 29-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 119 people agreed

CERN scientists discovered two new heavy-weight subatomic particles known as baryons.

Scientists at Katholieke University found new method to turn sawdust into petrol

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

The research was published in the September 2014 issue of journal Energy & Environmental Science.

Stanford University engineers discovered multilayered material for cooling surfaces

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The engineers of Stanford University discovered an ultrathin multilayered material which can reflect sunlight from buildings and thereby can lower the temperature of the building.

Potential Drug target for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus discovered

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

A potential drug target for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus was discovered by a team of scientists led by Satish Kumar, Chief Scientist and Group Leader at CCMB.

First 3D-printed object developed in space by NASA and Made In Space Inc

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The first 3D-printed object was on 25 November 2014 developed in space by world's first zero-gravity 3D printer created by NASA and Made In Space Inc.

Scientists at IIT-B developed hollow-fiber membrane to cut dialysis cost, time by half

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The research was conducted under the leadership of Jayesh Bellare at the Chemical Engineering Department of (IIT-B).

Suzlon Energy installed world’s tallest hybrid wind generator turbine in Kutch

Published on: 08-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

The largest wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy on 6 November 2014 installed the world’s tallest hybrid wind generator turbine in Kutch, Gujarat.

Scientists developed a new drug Staphefekt to replace antibiotics

Published on: 07-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 92 people agreed

Scientists developed antibiotic-free drug named Staphefekt as an alternative for antibiotics.

Scientists created coldest ever cubic meter in Universe

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

An international team of scientists in the month of October 2014 claimed to have set the world record for creating coldest cubic meter in the Universe.

Google announced changes to its search engine to curb online piracy

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 19 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: 40 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: 98 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: 133 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: 31 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: 62 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: 37 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: 27 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: 11 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: 46 people agreed

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

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