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NASA launches planet-hunting mission 'TESS'

9 hrs ago
The exoplanets discovered by TESS will help future researchers to conduct more comprehensive follow-up studies and to assess the capacity of these planets to harbour life.

NASA launches CHESS mission to study matter between stars

1 day ago
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has successfully launched CHESS mission to study the interstellar medium, the matter between stars. The space between distant stars is not empty. It contains drifts of vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules.

Cyber-security Tech Accord: 34 global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks

1 day ago
The "Cyber-security Tech Accord" is a public commitment among 34 global companies to protect and empower civilians online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace.

Scientists develop plastic-eating enzyme

2 days ago
Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that can be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems. The discovery could provide a recycling solution for the tonnes of plastic bottles made of PET that currently persist in the environment for hundreds of years.

China develops 3D conic device to increase solar-thermal conversion

3 days ago
Scientists applied this device to solar waste-water treatment and the test showed that the device could not only recover clean water but could also recycle heavy metals such as copper and cadmium.

NASA to build quiet supersonic manned plane

Apr 4, 2018
NASA would be building a manned supersonic aircraft, which would be quieter and may not cause an ear-shattering sonic boom. The jet will test design principles that are intended to soften the sonic boom.

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures the most distant star ever seen

Apr 4, 2018
Astronomers were able to view this faraway star and set a new distance record through a phenomenon called 'Gravitational Lensing'.

India replaces Vietnam to become world’s second largest mobile phone producer

Apr 2, 2018
India has replaced Vietnam to become the second-largest producer of mobile phones in the world, only after China. According to data shared by ICA, India accounted for 11 per cent of global mobile production in 2017 compared to 3 per cent in 2014.

India's antibiotic usage touching alarming levels: Study

Apr 1, 2018
A recent study suggests that India has witnessed the highest increase in antibiotic consumption among Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) between 2000 and 2015. According to medical experts, if this continues to progress, no antibiotics will be left even for the most simple infections by 2030.

Scientists discover a new organ 'Interstitium' in the human body

Mar 31, 2018
Once confirmed as an organ, interstitium will take skin’s place as the largest organ in the human body.

NASA to launch first-ever mission to study Mars’ deep interior

Mar 30, 2018
The InSight Mission will give hints of how rocky bodies form including Earth, its moon and also about planets of other solar systems.

India successfully launches GSAT-6A Communication Satellite

Mar 30, 2018
The GSLV rocket successfully placed the satellite in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and from GTO, the satellite will be taken up to its final geostationary orbit by three orbit raising manoeuvres.

NASA to launch GRACE-FO mission to observe Earth's frozen regions

Mar 27, 2018
NASA would be launching two new satellite missions and conduct an array of field research in 2018 to enhance the understanding of Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost. The mission called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission will continue the legacy of the original GRACE mission.

Cambridge Analytica controversy: Explained

Mar 22, 2018
Cambridge Analytica allegedly had a hand in assisting with Donald Trump’s victory in US Presidential Elections 2016, by using unethically gathered data to manipulate voter behaviour. The firm has also allegedly worked with the Leave EU camp during Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit).

E-cigarettes can harm liver: Study

Mar 19, 2018
According to a new study, using electronic cigarettes may lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver, consequentially causing harm to the vital organ. The study was conducted on mice, which were exposed to e-cigarettes.

Google launches Google assistance in Hindi

Mar 16, 2018
Google has announced the launch of Google Assistant in Hindi. The launch came days after Actions on Google received support for Hindi and 15 other international languages including Thai, Indonesia, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Dutch.

NASA Twins Study confirms change in Astronaut's DNA by time spent in Space

Mar 16, 2018
Scientists measured Scott's Metabolites which are necessary for maintaining life, Cytokines that are secreted by immune system cells and Proteins to track physical changes in him.

NCRB launches ‘Citizen Services’ mobile app

Mar 15, 2018
The National Crime Records Bureau has launched a mobile app called ‘Citizen Services’ to offer various essential police related services to the citizens. The services aim to provide a smooth interface between the citizens and the police.

Dengue fever may increase stroke risk: Study

Mar 14, 2018
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.

NASA’s Webb Telescope to search for Interstellar Water

Mar 14, 2018
The research team will led by McClure and co-principal investigators Adwin Boogert and Harold Linnartz and will target the Chamaeleon Complex, a star-forming region visible in the Southern Sky.

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