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Chandrayaan-2, India's second Moon mission: All you need to know

Aug 21, 2020
Chandrayaan-2, India's second moon mission completed one year in an orbit around the moon. It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota India on 22 July, 2019. On 20 August, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into the lunar orbit. Let us read in detail about the Chandrayaan-2 mission.        

National Technology Day 2020: History, Theme and Celebrations

May 11, 2020
National Technology Day 2020: National Technology Day is celebrated across India every year on 11 May to commemorate India’s scientific advancement. On 11 May 1998, India successfully tested nuclear bombs in Pokhran.

What is the impact of Coronavirus on Indian Economy?

Apr 23, 2020
COVID-19 cases in India cross 20,000 and death toll crossing more than 600. More than 200 countries and territories are reported with novel coronavirus pandemic. How it will impact the Indian economy? Let us find out!

8 inventions of the Han Dynasty of China that changed the world

Apr 22, 2020
The Han Dynasty was a famous dynasty of ancient China that ruled China from 206 BC to 220 AD. During the regime of this dynasty, China invented many things like paper, suspension bridge, deep drilling, and the seismograph. Let us know about them in detail in this article.

Why are Ventilators important to fight COVID-19?

Mar 31, 2020
A ventilator is a breathing machine that helps those patients who can't breathe properly on their own. A ventilator conveys more oxygen into the lungs of patients and takes out carbon dioxide from there. Around 5% of COVID-19 patients need a ventilator to breathe properly.

Do you know about world’s first floating nuclear reactor?

Jan 11, 2020
What is the name of the world’s first floating nuclear reactor? What are its features, how it will work? From where it will operate, etc.? Let us find out!

Sundar Pichai: Biography, Education and Salary

Dec 4, 2019
Sundar Pichai is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the search engine Google. He is an India born world-class figure. The total salary of Sundar Pichai was around US$1,881,066 in 2018. Let us read this article to know more information about the Sundar Pichai.

What is Smog Tower and how does it work?

Dec 3, 2019
Smog Tower: Clean air is a hot topic throughout the world. India is passing through the climate emergency. India is planning to install the smog tower in National Capital Delhi. Smog tower will be a 40 feet high and 20 feet wide structure to clean 32 million cubic metres of air per day.

Encephalitis (Chamki Fever): Key points to know

Jun 25, 2019
As we know that several children in Bihar died due to Encephalitis or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or Chamki fever.  This disease basically attacks the part of the brain. Let us find more about encephalitis and important facts related to Chamki fever.

Virotherapy to treat cancer

Dec 13, 2010
Virotherapy is a cancer treatment method in which viruses are reprogrammed to attack cancer cells in the body.

Video advertisement in magazine

Dec 13, 2010
Very soon, US readers are going to get what they have never thought even in their wildest of dreams-video advertisement in a magazine.

Unique Case of Liver Swapping

Dec 13, 2010
Eighteen year old DK from Nigeria and 44 year old Priya Ahuja from Mumbai were suffering from same kind of problem. Both had liver problem and they were in dire need of liver transplantation.

Transgenic Animals

Dec 13, 2010
There is so many definition about transgenic animals but the most accepted is the one given by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Association according to which it is an animal in which there has been deliberate modification of its genome.

Tiny Circuit Boards

Dec 13, 2010
Scientists at the California  Institute of Technology and IBM have developed a new technique to orient and position selfassembled DNA shapes and patterns on surfaces that are  compatible with today’s semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Tiny Chance of Planet Collision

Dec 13, 2010
Astronomers calculate there is tiny chance that Mars or Venus could collide with Earth though it would not happen for at least a billion years. The finding  comes from simulations to show how orbits of planets might evolve billions of years into the future.

Swine flu strikes India

Dec 13, 2010
At last swine flu also struck India. Initially the cases of infection were largely imported from North America. But eventually the transmission of the virus was taking place even among those who were never in direct contact with people returning from abroad.

Secrets of dark energy to be unveiled

Dec 13, 2010
Way back in 1920s, the American astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe is expanding, with galaxies moving away from each other at velocities proportional to their mutual distances. At that time astronomers also believed that the rate of expansion will slow down in future.

Oxygen produced from Moon rock

Dec 13, 2010
Moon is devoid of oxygen. Any astronaut who has to travel to moon would have to carry a lot of oxygen and this a very costly  affair. Perhaps costing as much as US$100 million per tonne according to some estimates. Now, scientists are examining potentially cheaper ways to produce oxygen on the Moon itself.

New way to recycle carbon

Dec 11, 2010
According to US scientists burying huge amounts of crop residue in the bottom of deep oceans is a good way to ensure that carbon stays captured.

Nano Technology

Dec 11, 2010
Imagine a world in which cars can be assembled molecule by molecule, garbage can be disassembled and turned into beef steaks and people can be operated on and healed by cell-sized robots. It may sound hilarious and straight from the science fiction.

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