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New software app Sandesh Pathak developed to help farmers

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

A new software app Sandesh Pathak using text-to-speech method was developed to help the illiterate farmers.

3D model of malaria parasite genome created for the first time

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

3D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in life cycle of parasite

Bluefin 21- a robotic submarine - deployed to solve mystery of lost Malaysian plane MH370

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Bluefin 21 - a robotic submarine - was deployed on 14 April 2014 to solve the mystery of the lost Malaysian plane MH370.

Foldscope: A low cost microscope invented

Published on: 15-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

A team of Scientists led by Manu Prakash from Stanford University developed an amazingly cheap microscope namely Foldscope.

Artificial blood made by UK Scientist set for first human trial by 2016

Published on: 15-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Researchers in the UK on 14 April 2014 for the first time announced to conduct a test on patient of artificial blood made from human stem cells.

Solar Plane SOLAR IMPULSE 2 unveiled in Switzerland

Published on: 14-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The upgraded solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 was unveiled on 13 April 2014 at Payerne Air Force Base of Switzerland.

Heartbleed: A new security threat

Published on: 11-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Heartbleed is a new security threat which adversely impacts the online safety of internet users worldwide.

A Smartphone battery Nanodots that recharges in 30 seconds developed

Published on: 09-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 82 people agreed

An Israeli startup StoreDot on 8 April 2014 developed a new smart phone battery called Nanodots.

Google launched the 360 degree online view of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Published on: 05-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Google on 3 April 2014 launched 360 degree online view of Angkor Wat in Cambodia under Streetview project.

ISRO successfully launched IRNSS 1B from Sriharikota

Published on: 05-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

ISRO had launched India’s 2nd regional navigational satellite IRNSS 1B from Sriharikota Space Station.

Scientists developed non-insulin drug candidate for diabetic patients

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

Indian-origin scientist of Columbia University developed the non-insulin drug candidate for diabetic patients.

NIST launched world's most accurate clock, NIST-F2

Published on: 04-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

NIST has launched a new atomic clock, named as NIST-F2 to serve the new US civilian time and frequency, along with the current NIST-F1 standard.

Europe launched a satellite, Sentinel-1A to monitor earth for climate change

Published on: 04-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Europe has launched Sentinel-1A, a satellite designed to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help disaster relief operations.

ISRO decommissioned Communication Satellite INSAT-3E

Published on: 03-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO on 1 April 2014 decommissioned the Communication Satellite INSAT-3E.

Scientists created man-made chromosome for complex-cell organisms

Published on: 01-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Scientists have created the first artificial chromosome for complex cell organisms.

Ambar Srivastava of IIT-Delhi developed TrueHb Hemometer to test haemoglobin

Published on: 31-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Ambar Srivastava of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi developed the TrueHb Hemometer to test haemoglobin.

CERT-In detected Smartphone Virus Dendroid

Published on: 27-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on 26 March 2014 detected a Smartphone Virus called Dendroid.

Ebola Virus detected in Guinea

Published on: 24-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Ebola Virus causing haemorrhagic fever was detected on 23 March 2014 in Guinea.

Union Health Ministry revoked ban on painkiller drug Analgin

Published on: 20-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The Union health ministry on 19 March 2014 revoked the ban on painkiller and anti-pyretic drug Analgin.

An artificial heart that beats in animals developed

Published on: 20-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

An artificial heart that beats in animals was developed by the scientists  at Harvard Medical School led by Ali Khademhosseini

New Molecule HSP90 with potential to kill malaria parasite discovered

Published on: 20-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Scientists discovered new molecule HSP90 that can kill the malaria parasite.

Andrew Marchese developed a Robot that can swim like fish

Published on: 18-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Andrew Marchese, student of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on 17 March 2014 developed a robot that can swim like fish.

TERI developed cloud based open-source Web-GIS tool

Published on: 15-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

TERI developed the first ever cloud based open-source Web-GIS tool

HR 5171 A, the largest ever yellow hypergiant star discovered

Published on: 15-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Researchers discovered the largest yellow star, HR 5171 A measuring 1300 times more than the diameter of sun and nearly 12000 light-years from Earth

Two cosmonauts and an astronaut landed back on Earth from ISS

Published on: 11-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut who took the 2014 Sochi Olympic torch to ISS safely landed back on earth in Kazakhstan.

New class of Antibiotics Oxadiazoles discovered

Published on: 10-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Scientists discovered a new class of antibiotics called oxadiazoles on 9 March 2014.

Abraham Pannikottu announced to develop Zero Pressure tyres for US military

Published on: 08-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

An Indian-American engineer Abraham Pannikottu on 7 March 2014 announced to develop Zero Pressure tyres for the US military.

Indian-American Scientist Anil Jain developed First 3D model of human fingerprint, Phantom

Published on: 07-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Indian-American scientist Anil Jain on 6 March 2014 developed the first 3D model of a human fingerprint called Phantom.

Researchers at CAPRISA discovered potent antibodies to neutralize HIV

Published on: 07-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

CAPRISA announced a remarkable discovery that potent antibodies which can neutralize and kill multiple strains of HIV.

Eating Protein rich food is as harmful as smoking: Scientists

Published on: 06-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Latest study claims that eating lot of protein-rich food increases the risk of cancer, which is almost as much as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.

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