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ICRISAT launches new facility to accelerate plant life-cycle
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Giving a major boost to the efforts to modernise crop breeding, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Friday launched new facility, which is projected to significantly lower time and cost of crop varietal development.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
ICRISAT launches new facility to accelerate plant life-cycle
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Giving a major boost to the efforts to modernise crop breeding, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Friday launched new facility, which is projected to significantly lower time and cost of crop varietal development.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
ICRISAT launches new facility to accelerate plant life-cycle
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Giving a major boost to the efforts to modernise crop breeding, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Friday launched new facility, which is projected to significantly lower time and cost of crop varietal development.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Underwriters Lab to bridge skill gap in life sciences
Bengaluru, Feb 13 (IANS) US-based global safety certification firm Underwriters Laboratories (UL) would bridge skill gap in the life sciences industry in partnership with Karnataka's Manipal Global Education Services (MGES), an official said on Thursday.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Science/Tech
NASA, ESA set to send Solar Orbiter probe to Sun
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Solar Orbiter mission to snap the first pictures of the Sun's north and south poles is scheduled to begin on Sunday during a two-hour launch window that opens at 11.03 p.m. EST (9.33 am Monday, India time).
2020-02-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Elon Musk takes pot shots at mission to return to Moon
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) With a new bill in the US proposing that NASA should aim to return humans to the Moon in 2028, not 2024 as earlier targeted, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has blamed the bureaucracy for not yet returning astronauts to the lunar surface.
2020-02-02
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Google honours Scottish scientist Mary Somerville
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) A Google Doodle on Sunday celebrated the achievements of Scottish scientist Mary Somerville who "revolutionised the existing understanding of the solar system" in the 19th century.
2020-02-02
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Don't take influenza symptoms lightly, advises doctor
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With a high number of suspected cases of Influenza Types A and B being reported in Delhi, a doctor at the prestigious AIIMS on Thursday advised people not to take the symptoms of the disease lightly.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
2 bn years old Australian meteor crater is oldest known: NASA
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Analysing the age of the Yarrabubba meteor crater in Australia, a NASA scientist has found it to be 2.229 billion years old, making it now the oldest crater currently known.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Rosatom completes one steam generator for Kudankulam N-plant 4
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Russia's integrated nuclear power company Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation's machine building division Atomenergomash has completed production of a steam generator for the upcoming nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Arujna's arrows had nuclear power, says Bengal Governor
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday caused eyebrows to be raised with his interpretation of India's epics, saying that in the "Mahabharata", Arjuna's arrows had "nuclear power" while the "Ramayana" has spoken of aircraft.
2020-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Scientists discover 7 billion year old stardust in meteorite
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Scientists have discovered the oldest solid material ever found on Earth -- seven-billion-year-old stardust trapped inside a meteorite.
2020-01-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells may be fatal
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells -- a condition called lymphopenia -- could be an early warning for future illness, as low counts were associated with a 60 per cent increase in death from any cause, a new study suggests.
2020-01-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
NASA satellite reveals more plants are growing around Everest
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that plant life is growing and expanding around Mount Everest and across the Himalayan region as the area continues to experience the consequences of global warming.
2020-01-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Mars is losing water faster than expected: Study
Paris, Jan 10 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that Mars, the red planet is losing water more quickly than what theory as well as past observations would suggest.
2020-01-10
Category: International, France,Science/Tech
Engineers design 'wearable AC' that works without power
New York, Jan 8 (IANS) Wearable air conditioning is in the offing as engineers from University of Missouri-Columbia have designed an on-skin device that include numerous human health care apps such as the ability to monitor blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and the level of skin hydration.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Cabinet okays India-Sweden MoU on cooperation in polar science
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the agreement on cooperation in polar science between India's Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Sweden's Ministry of Education and Research.
2020-01-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Cabinet nod to India-Mongolia agreement on space cooperation
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for an agreement between India and Mongolia on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful and civilian purposes.
2020-01-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Science/Tech
Air pollution may affect psychological health in kids
London, Jan 8 (IANS) Air pollution may affect our physical and psychological health in the long run as researchers have found that the children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
New method to detect oxygen on exoplanets developed
New York, Jan 7 (IANS) In a bid to accelerate the search for life in outer space, scientists have developed a new method for detecting oxygen in exoplanet atmospheres.
2020-01-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
PM hails India's position in astronomy in Mann ki Baat
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Speaking about the last solar eclipse of the year which happened on December 26, the prime minister recalled India's mastery over astronomy since ancient times.
2019-12-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech
New system spots space junk more accurately
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Chinese researchers have improved the accuracy in identifying space junk in earth's orbit, providing a more effective way to plot safe routes for spacecraft manoeuvre.
2019-12-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
New mums taking to apps for breastfeeding decisions
Sydney, Dec 25 (IANS) Mobile phone apps are increasingly being used to support breastfeeding decisions-sometimes at a cost, researchers have found.
2019-12-25
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology
Human dancing skills evolved from chimpanzees: Study
New York, Dec 25 (IANS) Researchers have found two chimpanzees performed a duo dance-like behaviour, similar to a human conga-line.
2019-12-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
40mn-year-old star with massive gas disk discovered
Tokyo, Dec 24 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of gas which raises questions about current understanding of planet formation.
2019-12-24
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
NASA's 1st solar probe results unravel Sun's mysteries
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Revealing the findings from its historic probe to "touch" the Sun for the first time, NASA has said that the results will help scientists rewrite the models they use to understand and predict the space weather around our planet, and understand the process by which stars are created and evolve.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Pharmacist-led interventions may prevent heart disease
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Researchers have found that pharmacist-led interventions such as patient education, medication review, and medication management can be pivotal in preventing heart-related illnesses.
2019-12-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
More than half of European women with HIV diagnosed late : WHO
London, Dec 1 (IANS) More than half of European women, particularly those in their 40s, diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune system is already starting to fail, says a new study, adding that they are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed late than younger women.
2019-12-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Investment in R&D propelled growth despite trade war setback: Honor
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei's sub-brand Honor said investment in research and development is yielding fruits, leading to its continuous growth despite a setback it faced due to the US-China trade war.
2019-12-01
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology
Highest-energy light from a gamma-ray burst discovered
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) An international team of researchers has observed a gamma-ray burst with an afterglow that featured the highest energy photons - a trillion times more energetic than visible light - ever detected in a burst.
2019-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'ISRO should release all videos pertaining to Chandrayaan-2'
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Indian space agency should release all the videos related to the Chandrayaan-2 mission, including that of the moon lander 1,471 kg Vikram separating from the Orbiter, said an official.
2019-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
ISRO postpones Cartosat-3 and 13 US satellites to Nov 27
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Thursday said it has postponed the launch of Catosat-3 satellite and 13 commercial nanosatellites with its PSLV rocket by two days to Nov 27.
2019-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Mathematician Vashishth Narayan Singh passes away
Patna, Nov 14 (IANS) Famous mathematician Vashishth Narayan Singh passed away here on Thursday. He was 77.
2019-11-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Science/Tech
NASA to study previously unopened Apollo sample
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024, scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth as part of the the US space agency's final mission of the Apollo programme.
2019-11-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sixth season of excavations at Keeladi to begin in Jan
Chennai, Oct 29 (IANS) With the five seasons of excavations at Keeladi in Tamil Nadu providing a rich haul of material and data about the past, the next excavation at the spot would begin by the end of January 2020, said K. Pandiarajan, Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, here on Tuesday.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
How Microsoft defended its $10bn JEDI bid exactly a year ago
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Beating frontrunner Amazon, Microsoft on Friday won the lucrative $10 billion Cloud-computing contract from the US Department of Defense known as "JEDI", the short-form for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud project.
2019-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
IITM team develops simple technique to produce graphene platelets
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) on Thursday claimed its researchers have shown a simple route to producing graphene platelets from graphite.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Women safety, air pollution apps win Marconi awards
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Two digital applications (apps) developed by Indian under-graduate students for women's safety and to check air pollution in Delhi on smartphones won Marconi Society annual awards for the good of humanity, an official said on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Terrorism
Trash4Cash to fetch you entry to Goa jamboree! Hurry up
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Old newspapers, empty cigarette packets and ubiquitous packets of potato chips can fetch you a ticket to a jamboree, the 'LalaLand Festival' in Goa, which is aimed at promoting crossover art forms, sustainable innovations, new experiences and global trends.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
MIT, Italian energy major extend low-carbon energy cooperation
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Eni have renewed their low-carbon energy research collaboration by extending the Italian energy giant's tenure as a founding member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) till 2023, MIT and Eni said in a statement.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Italy,Science/Tech,Technology
Avaya set to enter Indian market in big way
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) After making India its research and development (R&D) hub, US-based business communication solutions provider Avaya is all set to enter the domestic market in a big way with its Cloud-based offerings.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
VMware sees Cloud adoption growing across sectors in India
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Enterprise software major VMware is seeing consistent demand from all sectors when it comes to Cloud adoption in India, with more and more enterprises now aiming to be agile and deliver optimal environment for all applications, a top company executive has said.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Bitfury to set up Blockchain innovation centre in Hyd
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The Bitfury Group, the largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world, will establish a Blockchain research and innovation centre in Hyderabad.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Science/Tech,Technology
From phones to Tesla cars, lithium-ion batteries come of age
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Be it smartphones, notebooks or electric cars, lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our world, laying the foundation for a wireless, fossil fuel-free society, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Wednesday while awarding the 2019 Nobel prize in Chemistry to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino.
2019-10-09
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology
3 scientists share 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics
Stockholm, Oct 8 (IANS) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was shared by three scientists, the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm announced on Tuesday.
2019-10-08
Category: International, Sweden,Science/Tech
Saturn surpasses Jupiter to become new moon king
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Saturn now has 82 moons - three more than Jupiter's 79 moons - and each of the 20 newly-discovered Saturn moons is about five kms in diameter.
2019-10-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Computer kidney' suggests drink enough water daily
Toronto, Oct 7 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have developed a "computer kidney" that can help shed light on impacts of medicines taken by those who don't drink enough water.
2019-10-07
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
ISRO needs to find Vikram's fate on moon: US expert
Bengaluru, Oct 4 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has to find the fate of its Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram on the moon and if "it would be able to talk again", a US space expert said on Friday.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
ISRO offers great jobs for Indians in space domain: Expert
Bengaluru, Oct 4 (IANS) Young Indians need not venture abroad for jobs in the space domain, as state-run Indian Space Research Organsation (ISRO) offers great career opportunities in the new science frontier, an American expert said here on Friday.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA gets first all-electric experimental aircraft
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) NASA has taken the delivery of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, or X-plane, from Empirical Systems Aerospace (ESAero) of San Luis Obispo, California.
2019-10-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech