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ISRO creates history by commissioning world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

ISRO commissioned world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel in a space centre in Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram.

NASA to send its next-gen clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

NASA to send its newly developed next-generation atomic clock to space to help in the navigation of space crafts and astronauts.

Scientists in Netherlands develop a new, super-fast Wi-Fi network

Mar 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

A team of scientists in the Netherlands has developed a new wireless internet network, which will work a hundred times faster than the best existing networks.

Japan launches satellite to monitor North Korea

Mar 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Japan launched a new satellite to monitor North Korea’s movements amidst worries over its increasing missile launching missions.

UK’s Newcastle University gets 1st license to make babies using 3-parent technique

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Though the 3-parent technique is considered as a major breakthrough, it is well recognised that replacing a mother's faulty mitochondrial DNA is not that simple.

Researchers find evidence confirming existence of Ostrich in ancient India

Mar 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

A recent study of the fossilised eggshell fragments of ostrich revealed that the flightless bird species existed in India 25000 years ago.

EU launched fifth satellite of Copernicus observation program

Mar 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The first satellite of Europe's Copernicus observation program was launched in April 2014.

Conservation Drones to be used to monitor Tigers

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Wildlife Institute of India and the National Tiger Conservation Authority would be using drones to monitor the tiger count and habitat in 10 tiger reserves across the country.

DMRL, JSHL signs Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology of High Nitrogen Steel

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Known as High Nitrogen Steel (HNS) for armour applications, it is not only tough but also has good strength.

NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun in 2018

Feb 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

NASA plans to send its first unmanned spacecraft to the Sun to understand why the blazing star’s surface is not as hot as its atmosphere.

World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets new Guinness World record

Feb 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

World’s first robotic table tennis coach sets new Guinness World Record by playing tennis better than most humans.

Seven Earth-like planets found orbiting the same star

Feb 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Scientists are convinced that the discovery of the seven Earth-like exo-planets may lead to a new and interesting break-through in space studies.

India can develop space station, said ISRO chief

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

According to the Chairman of ISRO, India has the capability of developing its own space station, it just needs sufficient funds and time.

ISRO successfully tests its Cryogenic Stage for GSLV MkIII for the Flight Duration

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

This complex technology named the cryogenic engine has been mastered only by six countries namely Russia, the US, France, Japan, China and India

UAE reveals its plan to build the first city on Mars by 2117

Feb 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The United Arab Emirates plans to spearhead international efforts in Mars exploration with its Mars 2117 program.

Kids with ADHD have some brain regions smaller than normal: Study

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The results of the study involved 1713 people with ADHD and 1529 people without the condition. The findings were published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Scientists create high-quality graphene using soybean

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The scientists developed a novel "GraphAir" technology, which does not require a highly-controlled environment.

ISRO successfully launched record 104 satellites including Cartosat-2 in single mission

Feb 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

India’s Cartosat-2 was joined by 103 other payloads, all weighing together 664 kg. They are to be injected in a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.

ISRO plans Venus mission, wants to revisit Red planet

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

ISRO plans its second interplanetary mission to Mars and its maiden mission to Venus with the help of the French space agency and NASA.

NASA’s Chandra satellite detects distinct X-ray signal

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

This observation can help the scientists in proving the existence of dark matter in the universe.

NASA’s Juno completed fourth flyby of Jupiter

Feb 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Juno benefits from advances in solar cell design that are 50 per cent more efficient and radiation tolerant than silicon cells available for space missions 20 years ago.

Scientists discover 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars

Feb 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Scientists after analysing a 2.4 billion-year-old meteorite have uncovered 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars.

Scientists confirm existence of lost continent under the Indian Ocean

Feb 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Researchers after studying minerals found in rocks from lava in Mauritius confirmed that they belong to a lost continent that was initially a part of the ancient supercontinent, Gondwanaland.

UAE Aims to Launch Its First Ever Mars Mission in 2020

Feb 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

UAE to launch it’s first-ever Mars spacecraft ‘Hope’ in an effort to expand the available human knowledge about the atmosphere and climate on Mars.

Mt Everest to be remeasured by Survey of India

Feb 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Survey of India is going to remeasure the height of Mount Everest in order to verify the doubts expressed by some of the scientists that the peak’s height is shrinking post the devastating Nepal earthquake.

New species of songbird found

Feb 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The researchers while exploring sky lands in the Western Ghats have found two new genera and a new species of songbird.

Scientists discover oldest human ancestor

Jan 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

This microscopic sea animal is the earliest known step on the evolutionary path that led to fish and humans.

Vampire star caught in the act by Indian space observatory ASTROSAT

Jan 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The observation of the entire Vampire star phenomenon was made through the telescope.

ISRO successfully tests Cryogenic Engine for Upper Stage of GSLV Mk III

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

This first flight stage for GSLV Mk III D1 mission is in an advanced stage of realisation. It is scheduled to launch GSAT-19 during first quarter of 2017.

Japan launches first-ever Military Communications Satellite Kirameki-2

Jan 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The satellite was launched through Mistubishi H-IIA rocket from southern-most islands of Japan, an area in which Tokyo and Beijing have clashed over the gas-rich East China Sea.

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