|NASA approves mission to explore iron-rich asteroid 16 Psyche||19 January 2017
|Scientists named 3 diseases that could cause next global health emergency||19 January 2017|
|Silicon identified as ‘missing element’ in Earth’s core||18 January 2017|
Scientifically, Psyche is believed to be a protoplanet as its entire body consists of all those things which one day will be the core of a new planet.
Outbreak of Nipah virus was noticed first in 2001 in Bangladesh and in a hospital of India. Since 2001 to 2015, Bangladesh has seen the outbreak nearly every year.
According to the researchers, silicon makes up a significant proportion of Earth’s core after iron and nickel. It was missing element in the deep interiors of the Earth.
The launch was made after three consecutive postponements in recent weeks. The 23-foot long Falcon 9 placed the cluster of Iridium’s 10 communication satellite into designated orbits.
As a part of the mission, three satellites namely Jilin Linye-1 forestry satellite (JL-1), CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1 were launched into space.
Babur is a joint cruise missile weapon systems that has been in service with the Pakistan Army since 2005 and with the Pakistan Navy since 2017.
Earlier in June 2016, ISRO managed to successfully launch record 20 satellites in a single mission, which broke its previous record of 2008 of placing 10 satellites into the orbit in a single mission.
The findings were made by combining the data such as radio, X-ray and optical observations from India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes.
At that time, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson, Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko, Sergey Ryzhikov, Oleg Novitskiy and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet were onboard.
These two satellites will be operated by the Siwei Star Co. Ltd which will make sure that the staellites complete their mission to click images of the space and transmit them back to the earth.
Papertronics, a fusion of paper and electronics, can power disposable electronics and can reduce the fabrication time and cost.
The scientists used a developmental-biology approach to ascertain a specific protocol for generating the pacemaker cells.
The researchers of the study developed a new extreme heating technique using lasers to test the heat tolerance of the two materials.
The Satellite weighs around 620-kg and it will be located in sun synchronous orbit about 700 kms above the earth while serving three-year mission life.
Zika infection during pregnancy is associated with fetal death, fetal growth restriction and a spectrum of central nervous system abnormalities.
A 3-parent baby contains Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from three parents. This technique allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies by replacing a mother's faulty mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) with another woman's mDNA.
The satellite was launched onboard of Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province.
ISAC assembles India's satellites for communication, remote sensing and navigation. It is for the first time that ISRO outsourced the construction of entire satellite.
The research was published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports in September 2016 with the title Radiation endurance in Al2O3 nanoceramics.
These new drug targets route and potential drugs are particularly for the parasites such as Loa loa nematode (roundworm) and Schistosoma mansoni platyhelminths (flatworm) that cause several diseases.
The discovery significantly changes current understanding of the distribution of hot atomic hydrogen and its interaction with other atmospheric constituents.
The 1235 kilograms Resourcesat-2A was injected into the orbit at around 20 minutes into the destination.
Among the 83 satellites, 3 belong to India while the other 80, weighing 500 kg belong to five foreign nations.
Drones were used to assess the extent of damage caused to Meghalaya’s NH-40, which was cut off completely last year due to heavy landslides.
The syndrome known as 'Visual Impairment Intracranial Pressure' (VIIP) was reported in nearly two-thirds of astronauts after long-duration missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
The ultrasonic ball in the cane wirelessly measures the distance towards the approaching objects and converts this data into an audio signal.
Developed in a variety of flavours including banana nut, ginger vanilla, orange cranberry and barbecue nut, the snack bars weigh around 700-800 calories, which will help ensure that astronauts maintain a healthy weight.
China launched its first data relay satellite- Tianlian I-01 in April 2008. Currently, Tianlian-1 (1) is positioned at 77°E.
The study was led by Alejandro Suarez Mascareno from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of La Laguna (ULL) in Spain.