ISRO launches PSLV-C56 carrying 6 satellites from Sriharikota

Sriharikota : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched C56 (PSLV-C56) with six co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on Sunday. The launch took place at 6.30 am today. This PSLV flight marks the 58th overall and the 17th using the Core Alone configuration. The upper stage of the rocket … Read more

PSLV C55 rocket, carrying two Singapore satellites, takes off from Sriharikota

Sriharikota : On Saturday, ISRO’s PSLV C55 rocket carrying two Singapore satellites blasted out from the spaceport here. ISRO’s workhorse launch vehicle delivered TeLEOS-2 as the principal satellite and Lumelite-4 as a co-passenger satellite into low earth orbit on its designated commercial mission through NSIL. The 44.4-meter-tall rocket took off from the first launch pad … Read more

ISRO enters commercial satellite launch market with LMV-3

Bengaluru : Indian space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created history at 12:07 after midnight on Saturday-Sunday. ISRO launched the agency’s heaviest rocket 43.5 meters long LVM-3 (Launch Vehicle Mark-3) carrying 36 satellites of the British startup, and entered the commercial satellite launch market. ISRO The launch took place from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. … Read more

SpaceX, NASA aim to launch Crew-4 mission to ISS

April 13, 2022, 7:32 am Washington, April 13 : The Crew-4 mission will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than April 23, NASA said. “NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than 5:26 am EDT [9:26 am GMT] on Saturday, April 23, for the launch of the agency’s Crew-4 mission to … Read more

Moon Knight can link to more mythos, future set ups

April 12, 2022, 6:46 pm New Delhi, April 12 : The MCU is rife with heroes with an ever expanding roster of them, the possibilities and set ups are endless. It is in this context that Disney’s limited series Moon Knight should be looked upon for no content in the world of the MCU stands … Read more

Science behind jets of plasma occurring all over Sun’s chromosphere unravelled

original Kolkata : Scientists have unravelled the science behind the jets of plasma – the fourth state of matter consisting of electrically charged particles that occur just about everywhere in the sun’s chromosphere, which is the atmospheric layer just above the Sun’s visible surface, official sources on Monday said. These jets, or spicules, appear as … Read more

UNSC to discuss N Korea Missile Launch : Source

N Korea Missile Launch United Nations : The UN Security Council will convene on Monday to discuss North Korea’s latest missile launch, a source told Sputnik. The discussion will be held in a closed format at the request of Ireland, the United States, France and the United Kingdom, the source said.

NASA delays Artemis 1 Lunar Mission test launch

Artemis 1 Lunar Mission Washington : NASA’s unmanned first trial launch of its giant Space Launch System (SLS) space rocket with the Orion 1 lunar spacecraft integrated on it has been delayed for at least one month and will not now take place until May at the earliest and possibly June, US space agency officials … Read more

ISRO conducts hot test of Gaganyaan Service Module Propulsion System

Bengaluru : ISRO said it successfully conducted the first hot test of the System Demonstration Model (SDM) of the Gaganyaan Service Module Propulsion System for a duration of 450 seconds at the test facility of Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu, on Saturday. The system performance met the test objectives and there was a close … Read more

GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission could not be accomplished due to performance anomaly in cryogenic stage: ISRO

Sriharikota : Indian Space Research Organisation”s second mission of the year to place an earth observation satellite by a GSLV rocket faced a setback as the mission could not be accomplished fully due to performance anomaly in the cryogenic stage of the rocket, the space agency said on Thursday. The 51.70-metre tall rocket GSLV-F10/EOS-03 successfully … Read more

Machine learning helps pick out stars in a crowd

Indian Astronomers have developed a new method based on Machine Learning that can identify cluster stars– assembly of stars physically related through common origin, with much greater certainty. The method can be used on clusters of all ages, distances, and densities. The method has been used to identify hundreds of additional stars for six different … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First Time

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Mars March 4, covering 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across the Martian landscape. The drive served as a mobility test that marks just one of many milestones as team members check out and calibrate every system, subsystem, and instrument on Perseverance. Once the rover begins pursuing … Read more

Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding between India and France on Renewable Energy Cooperation

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was apprised of the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and French Republic in the field of renewable energy cooperation.  The MoU was signed in January 2021. The objective of the MoU is to establish the basis for promotion of bilateral cooperation in … Read more

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds … Read more

Touchdown! NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands Successfully on Mars: After a seven-month-long journey, NASA’s Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California celebrate landing NASA’s fifth — and most ambitious — rover on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Download video › The agency’s latest and … Read more

DRDO Young Scientists Laboratory Develops Quantum based technology for Random Number Generation

Random numbers have essential roles in many fields, such as Quantum Communication, cryptography (key generation, key wrapping, authentication etc.), scientific simulations, lotteries and fundamental physics experiments. The generation of genuine randomness is generally considered impossible with classical means. Quantum Mechanics has the inherent potential of providing true random numbers and thus has become the preferred … Read more

IISF 2020: Young Scientists’ Conference is a Unique Event to Engage Young Minds towards Scientific Research- Event showcases various opportunities for science enthusiasts: Dr. C. M. Joy

  (IISF-2020) is the largest ever science festival going to be held on virtual environment. In this festival, 41 events on different themes will be organised and these themes are directly related with the society and the general public. Young researchers and scientists are the key stakeholders of this science festival. The target audience of … Read more

SwarnaJayanti Fellow to work on Metal CO2 battery which can reduce payload mass & launch costs of planetary missions

India’s planetary missions like Mars Mission may soon be able to reduce  payload mass and launch costs with the help of an indigenously developed Metal- CO2 battery with CO2 as an Energy Carrier. Chandra Shekhar Sharma, Associate Professor from Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad and a recipient of this year’s SwarnaJayanti fellowship instituted by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of … Read more

VigyanYatras to promote Scientific Temper among Masses being organised by various institutions ahead of IISF 2020

VigyanYatra is a promotional activity of the India International Science Festival. In this activity, the mobile science exhibition vansflag off from many cities of the country and the vision behind this science journey is to promote scientific temper and inculcate the culture of science among the masses. Thisprogram also ignites the minds of the youngsters … Read more

Aerosols in Indo-Gangetic Plain have led to increased incidents of high rainfall in the Himalayan foothills

Scientists have found that aerosols like black carbon and dust, which makes the Indo-Gangetic Plain one of the most polluted regions of the world, have led to increased incidents of high rainfall events in the foothills of the Himalayan Region. The Indo-Gangetic Plainis located South and upwind of the Himalayan foothills. The region is associated … Read more

Various Institutes of CSIR hold Curtain Raiser Ceremonies for India International Science Festival-2020

India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 is going to be organized during 22-25 December 2020 on virtual platform. This is the largest science festival on virtual platform. The central theme of this year’s IISF is “Science for self-reliance India and Global Welfare”. This year, 41 events will be organized under 9 verticals. IISF 2020 will … Read more

Treatment of sewage water is essential to meet the challenge of water scarcity in coming years: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan today said that treatment of sewage water is essential to meet the challenge of water scarcity in coming years.  He called upon Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scientists to scale up their sewage treatment technology and install … Read more

Scientists establish empirical relationships for identifying M Dwarf stars that can be potentially habitable

The clouds are becoming clearer in the search for a new kind of life in the universe. Scientists have established some empirical relationships enabling the use of spectral indices for finding the fundamental parameters of M dwarf stars that could identify them as potentially habitable. M dwarfs are the tiniest of the stars that have masses … Read more

Astronomers from NCRA-TIFR, Pune, and RRI, Bangalore uncover mystery behind decline of star formation rate after its peak 8-10 billion years ago

For long, scientists have been intrigued by the decrease in the rate at which stars were formed in galaxies after it peaked about 8-10 billion years ago. They have now deciphered the mystery behind this decline in star formation activity by measuring the atomic hydrogen of the galaxies. Galaxies are made up mostly of gas … Read more

Workshop to mark 20 years of Himalayan Chandra Telescope to highlight the science it produced

In the cold, dry desert of Ladakh, 4500 meters above the mean sea level, for two decades, the 2-m diameter optical-infrared Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT) at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) has been scanning the night sky in search of stellar explosions, comets, asteroids, and exo-planets. The telescope remotely operated using a dedicated satellite communication link from the Centre for … Read more

Lucknow lab records shortest average time to process Covid-19 samples among institutions in India

As the COVID 19 patient numbers are recorded, a testing hub in Lucknow for the disease has recorded the shortest average time to process samples among institutions in the country. With 1000 to 1200 samples being tested per day, the story of the rise of Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (BSIP), an autonomous institute of the … Read more

Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) to promote private investment and innovation in the space sector: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha that the Government has launched the Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) to promote private investment and innovation in the … Read more

Perks of Being an MBA Graduate

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a postgraduate degree for students seeking to follow a career path in an organization’s management. It’s a two -year course and has specialization in marketing, finance, human resource, accounting, etc. The MBA’s importance is not strictly limited to the business world, but it may also be useful to those … Read more

Innovative research uses remote radio telescope to detect cosmic rays

Curtin University researchers have developed a particle detector at the remote site of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope that is capable of conducting a ground-breaking study into mysterious cosmic rays in the area’s harsh conditions. The project is the first coupling of a particle detector with the MWA, located in Western Australia’s Mid-West … Read more

Vivimed Labs’ API manufacturing facility gets EIR from USFDA

Vivimed Labs’ API manufacturing facility located in Cuernavaca, Mexico has been inspected by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The inspection was successful and company obtained Establishment Inspection Report (EIR). This was a routine inspection by the USFDA. Vivimed Labs is engaged in providing specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals products. The company offers products for … Read more

Wipro’s acquired entity expands Europe Operations with Office in Portugal

Wipro’s acquired entity — Appirio, has launched a new office in Porto, Portugal to expand its European operations and meet growing business requirements in the region. The new Porto office houses a Commerce Cloud Digital Centre of Excellence, a Delivery Center and an Innovation Hub. The new office will hire local talent both laterally and … Read more

USFDA conducts inspection at Biocon’s Bengaluru facility

United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has conducted a pre-approval inspection of Biocon’s new Oral Solid Dosage Forms manufacturing facility at Bengaluru from November 05 to 09. The audit concluded without any observations and no Form 483 was issued. Biocon is India’s largest and Asia’s leading Biotechnology Company with a strategic focus on biopharmaceuticals … Read more

26 hour countdown for launch of ISRO’s third generation earth imaging satellite Cartosat-3 begins

The 26 hour countdown for the launch of ISRO’s third generation earth imaging satellite Cartosat-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the US began at 7.28 hrs today. The launch is scheduled at 09:28 hrs IST on November 27 subject to weather conditions. The satellites will be launched by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, … Read more

NASA detects huge X-ray burst from outer space

The explosion released as much energy in 20 seconds as the Sun does in nearly 10 days. NASA’s Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station (ISS) detected a sudden spike of X-rays on August 20, reports the US space agency. The X-ray burst, the brightest seen by NICER so far, … Read more

No evidence of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram: NASA

NASA has found no evidence of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander in the latest images captured by its Moon orbiter of the lunar south pole region where India’s ambitious mission attempted a historic soft landing, the US space agency said today. On September 7, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) attempted a soft landing of Vikram on … Read more

Activists reclaim Footpath for pedestrians, oppose roadside tree felling

Udaipur : After losing space to encroachments, illegal shop extensions, vendors and hawkers, pedestrians in Udaipur are losing their walkways as footpaths are being turned into parking slots. Recently, several trees on the Ashok Nagar main road were fell down by the authorities in the drive of road widening. The road edges, in one of the … Read more

Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. The strange creature called Dickinsonia, which grew up to 1.4 metres in length and was oval shaped with rib-like … Read more

Scientists grow human esophagus in lab

Scientists working to bioengineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory now report using pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids. Published in the journal Cell Stem Cell the study is the latest advancement from researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM). The center is developing new … Read more

Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work

A couple of sugars, a dash of enzymes, a pinch of salt, a splash of polyethylene glycol, carefully arranged in watery baths. And researchers had made a synthetic organelle, which they used in a new study to explore some odd cellular biochemistry. The researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology made the chemical medley in … Read more