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Researchers develop new method to generate human antibodies

1 day ago
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The revolutionary technique could speed the production of antibodies to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines.

BillionAbles App to help disabled find accessible public places

2 days ago
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The Delhi-based start-up, BillionAbles has launched a new app with the same name with the aim of assisting people with disabilities to find accessible restaurants, tourist locations and other public places across India.

NASA to let public become Citizen Scientist during Total Solar Eclipse

3 days ago
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NASA has extended invitation to eclipse viewers from around America to participate in a nationwide science experiment during US total solar eclipse.

Spanish scientists discover compound that can combat effects of Zika virus

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Researchers from a southeastern Spanish University have announced the discovery of a molecule that could be used to combat the effects of Zika virus.

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion on Proxima Centauri

Jul 21, 2017
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The massive coronal explosion has sent out powerful solar flare having energy of 10-raised-to-30 ergs, about 100 times a typical solar flare.

Neil Armstrong Moon Bag sold for USD 1.8 million in New York

Jul 21, 2017
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The auction was organised by Sotheby’s auction house. Its previous owner was an Illinois lawyer, who bought it in 2015 for USD 995.

Widely used malaria drug may shield foetuses from Zika infection

Jul 19, 2017
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Hydroxychloroquine is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria.

Researchers from IISER Kolkata develop flame-proof, rust-resistant material

Jul 19, 2017
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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, have developed an organic-inorganic hybrid material which is water, fire and rust resistant.

NASA Langley Research Centre turns 100 years old

Jul 18, 2017
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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Langley, NASA released a 45-minute documentary that looks back across the 100 years.

DBT launched “Sohum” an innovative newborn hearing screening device

Jul 18, 2017
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Sohum uses brainstem auditory evoked response, the gold standard in auditory testing to check for hearing response in a newborn.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft unveils new maps of Pluto, Charon

Jul 17, 2017
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The purpose of New Horizons mission is to study Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper Belt; to perform flybys of the Pluto system and one or more Kuiper Belt Objects.

Fact Box: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

Jul 17, 2017
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Early science results from NASA's Juno mission portray Jupiter as a turbulent world with complex interior structure, energetic polar aurora and huge polar cyclones.

Saraswati, a supercluster of galaxies, discovered by Indian scientists

Jul 14, 2017
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Reports suggest that superclusters are relatively recent finds. The first such supercluster was discovered in the 1980s.

Mini Saturns created from charged liquid droplets

Jul 11, 2017
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When an electric field is applied to a drop of silicone oil suspended in castor oil, the drop can flatten and emit rings of fluid from its equator that break up into droplets.

Mars soil may be toxic to alien life: Study

Jul 10, 2017
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The research was driven by the discovery of powerful oxidants known as perchlorates in the Martian soil a few years back.

SpaceX successfully launches heavy communications satellite Intelsat 35e

Jul 6, 2017
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With a launch mass of over 6.7 tons, the Intelsat 35e is the heaviest satellite Falcon 9 has ever sent to orbit.

World's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring produced

Jul 5, 2017
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This detailed scan of brain’s wiring will help increase understanding of a range of neurological disorders and can be used instead of invasive biopsies.

NASA developing first planetary defence mechanism

Jul 4, 2017
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NASA is developing the first-ever mission that will work as a planetary defence mechanism against potential cosmic body impacts in the future.

Scientists develop world's sharpest laser with a linewidth of only 10 mHz

Jul 3, 2017
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This laser with a linewidth of only 10 miliHertz (mHz) is closer to the ideal laser than ever before.

India's communication satellite GSAT-17 successfully launched

Jun 29, 2017
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GSAT-17 also had equipment for meteorological data relay and satellite-based search and rescue services being provided by earlier INSAT satellites.

China's fastest bullet train makes its debut run

Jun 27, 2017
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China has launched its first self-developed ‘next generation’ bullet train 'Fuxing' with a maximum speed of 400kmh on one of the country’s busiest lines -Beijing-Shanghai line.

Scientists solve centuries-old mystery of unusual glow in the sky after dark

Jun 26, 2017
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Scientists have solved the centuries-old unexplained mystery of "bright nights", the unusual glow that appears in the sky after dark and lets observers see distant mountains.

Maharashtra Government to launch ‘My Plant’ app to create database on tree plantation

Jun 24, 2017
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Maharashtra Forest Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar has said that the government plans to launch a mobile app named ‘My Plant’ on 1 July 2017 that will help in recording data regarding tree plantations in the state.

ISRO launches Cartosat-2 along with 30 nano-satellites from Sriharikota

Jun 23, 2017
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Out of the 30 co-passenger nano-satellites, 29 belong to foreign customers from 14 countries. The lone domestic nano-satellite from an educational institution in Kanyakumari district.

Now Indian women can protect their profile pictures on Facebook with these new tools

Jun 22, 2017
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By triggering the Photo Guard, one can prevent the downloading, sharing, or sending of the photo in a Facebook message.

NASA tests ROSA on Space Station for first time

Jun 22, 2017
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NASA engineers remotely attached the ROSA to the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2. ROSA will remain be attached to the Canadarm2 over seven days.

China unveils World’s first train that runs on Virtual Tracks

Jun 22, 2017
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China has unveiled the world's first ‘railless train’ that runs on a virtual track making use of a sensor technology instead of metal railway tracks.

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 219 new potential planets

Jun 20, 2017
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NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted 219 potentially new planets, among which at least 10 are in the habitable zone, nearly about the same size as the Earth with conditions suitable to host life.

China launches 1st X-ray Space Telescope to study black holes

Jun 16, 2017
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This Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) was carried into orbit by Long March-4B rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China's Gobi Desert.

Toyota to develop a new system that could predict heart attack

Jun 13, 2017
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Scientists in collaboration with Toyota are developing a new system that would be able to predict if a car driver is about to have a heart attack.

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