SCIENCE

  • Earth was formed by tiny millimetre-sized stones Yesterday

    London: A cosmic ocean of millimetre-sized particles that orbited the young Sun formed the Earth, according to new research. Fragments of asteroids regularly land on Earth as meteorites, comprising of millimetre-sized round stones, known as chondrules. Chondrules are believed to be the original building blocks of the solar system, researchers said....
  • What happens when Lava meets Ice? Watch this video and find out April 7, 2015

    Science is fun and awesome and sometimes a little dangerous. But hey, the amazing results are mostly always worth the risk. Here, an artist and a geologist try and see what happens when lava is poured on ice. They had no idea what would happen, and the result was beautiful. ...
  • Air quality of Mumbai, Delhi to be very poor next few days April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Air quality of Delhi and Mumbai will be "very poor" in the next few days, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday, due to a dust storm which originated in the Gulf region last week. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), a body under the...
  • Quality of science in India 'lousy', improve quality: CNR Rao March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Eminent scientist CNR Rao on Wednesday said the quality of science in India was "lousy", adding if the country wants to have a future it should improve on quality. Critical of lack of infrastructure in the scientific field, Rao, a recipient of Bharat Ratna, also rued the lack...
  • Delhi Police receive analysis of Sunanda Pushkar's phone from Forensic Science laboratory March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday received analysis of Sunanda Pushkar's phone from the Forensic Science Laboratory in Gujarat. They have asked Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry to expedite the process of giving data to them. The Police said they will call Shashi Tharoor for further questioning if needed. 52-year-old Sunanda...
  • Government asks RBI to declare biotechnology as priority sector March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To encourage investment in research and entrepreneurial activities in the biotechnology field, the government has asked the RBI to declare it as a priority sector to make lending easy for start-ups, Union Minister YS Chowdary said. The Minister of State for Science and Technology said his ministry is also...
  • Bihar ATS to be trained at Gujarat Forensic Science University March 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Officials of the first batch of Bihar ATS, which came into being after the 2013 Patna bomb blasts, are set to hone their skills in probing such cases at Gujarat Forensic Science University based at Gandhinagar. "The first batch of the newly-formed Anti Terrorism Squad of Bihar will take...
  • Every eighth Indian above 40 has glaucoma: AIIMS March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Every eighth individual in India above the age of 40 is suffering from glaucoma or is at a high risk of developing it, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said on Wednesday. Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the eye's optic nerve and gets worse...
  • Alfred Nobel's will on display for first time in Stockholm March 5, 2015

    Stockholm: Alfred Nobel's will creating the prestigious awards that bear his name will go on public display for the first time in Stockholm next week, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The Swedish scholar and industrialist who passed away in 1896 left a will demanding most of his fortune be distributed...
  • Status check: The impact of the toxic air pollution in Delhi March 2, 2015

    An experiment conducted by Centre for Science and Environment reveals the levels of pollution one is exposed to in the national capital on a daily basis. The findings of the pollution levels are at an all time high in open modes like the autos and cycle rickshaws. ...
  • Surat diamond baron takes out procession of Modi's suit February 21, 2015

    Surat: Diamond merchant Lalji Patel, who bought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pinstripe monogrammed suit at Rs 4.31 crore in a high-profile auction, on Saturday took out a procession of the two-piece ensemble which was put on a mannequin resembling Modi. Patel got possession of the navy-blue suit on Saturday after...
  • RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani conferred Doctor of Science by ICT February 18, 2015

    RIL Chairman Shri Mukesh D Ambani has been conferred the Doctor of Science by his alma mater Institute of Chemical Technology. Mukesh Ambani, who completed B Tech in Chemical Engineering from ICT in 1979, shared the honour with world renowned Prof Goerge Whitesides. Accepting the honour on Monday in Mumbai, Mukesh...
  • China to have most robots in the world by 2017: Report February 6, 2015

    Frankfurt: China will have more robots operating in its production plants by 2017 than any other country as it cranks up automation of its car and electronics factories, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) said on Thursday. Already the biggest market in the $9.5 billion global robot trade - or $29...
  • 'If I were FM, will allocate funds to those studying arts and humanities' February 4, 2015

    Preparations are underway to present the annual budget in Parliament in February. Chennai based college student Suweksha Gupta said, " The government doesn't prioritise those studying arts and humanities. Funds are always allocated to those in the sciences." ...
  • Popular Telugu comedian M.S. Narayana dies at 63 January 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: Veteran Telugu comedian M.S. Narayana breathed his last Friday at a private hospital here due to kidney-related ailments. He was 63. Narayana was undergoing treatment at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). "We've lost another great actor. He showed signs of improvement yesterday (Thursday) but doctors said he was critical," producer...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks to Vedic aviation experts over Indian Science Congress controversy January 11, 2015

    Cyrus Broacha talks to Vedic aviation experts over controversy surrounding topics like aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago and surgery had its roots in India overshadowed the Indian Science Congress. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha January 11, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz marriage, team India squad for cricket 2015 World Cup, India Science Congress and Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan to Saina Nehwal. ...
  • Watch: The Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public January 11, 2015

    In a massive public outreach aimed at changing perceptions about nuclear science and helping convey the benefits of atomic energy to the society, the iconic Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public. ...
  • Women perceived incompetent because of gender: Study January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: A study on men's attitude towards women has brought to the fore the deep-rooted gender bias against the fair sex and hurdles the women face as members of the local self government bodies in Maharashtra. The study paper presented by the students of Applied Psychology of Mumbai University (MU)...
  • Claims made in Science might need evidence, says Amartya Sen January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said some evidence is required in the controversial claims made in the Indian Science Congress regarding the achievements of ancient Indians. Talking to CNN-IBN, Sen said, "The idea that human beings can fly is known to human beings from birth. The idea...
  • Speakers brag about feats of historic India, science meet marred by controversies January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The controversy surrounding topics like aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago and surgery had its roots in India overshadowed the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata. A paper on aviation by Captain Anand J Bodas, part of a session on 'Ancient sciences through Sanskrit', said, "These aeroplanes travelled from one country...
  • Has ancient Indian science failed to get its due? January 5, 2015

    Aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago, surgery had its roots in India - the controversy surrounding these topics is overshadowing the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata. A paper on aviation by Captain Anand Bodas said, part of a session on 'Ancient sciences through Sanskrit'. ...
  • Human connect has become superficial in digital age: Kailash Satyarthi January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday stressed the need to employ science and technology to bail out children reeling under abject poverty even as he lamented that "human connect" has become "superficial" in the digital age. "Science is the purest form of knowledge and knowledge is universal. Digital disparity...
  • Indian Science Congress showcases robot with multiple cameras to defuse bombs January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: In an innovative invention, the Indian Army has built robots with multiple cameras which are being used by them to defuse bombs. Named as Daksh, the robot can carry 20 kgs of weight, climb stairs and even steep slopes. It can even take x-ray images. The Army has been...
  • Algebra, Pythagoras' theorem originated in India, says Harsh Vardhan January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Algebra and the Pythagoras' theorem both originated in India but the credit for these has gone to people from other countries, Union Minister for Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan, said on Saturday. Ancient Indian scientists have graciously allowed scientists from other countries to take credit for their findings, the...
  • Dreams we share for India will depend on Science & Technology: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Speaking at the inauguration of the 102nd Indian Science Congress at Mumbai University on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Whenever the world shut its door on us, our scientists responded with the zeal of a national mission. The dreams we all share for India will depend as much on...
  • Will make Science & Technology a national priority, facilitate research: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Ease of doing research is as important as ease of doing business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said as he reached out to the scientific community promising to cut red tape and sought their cooperation in "transforming" the country. "As the major source of science...
  • Journey of Professor Srivari Chandrashekar, winner of Infosys Prize 2014 in Physical Sciences January 2, 2015

    Professor Srivari Chandrashekar's work to make healthcare more affordable has won him the Infosys Prize 2014 in Physical Sciences. Prof. Srivari Chandrasekhar synthesises scarce natural products to make molecules used to manufacture drugs. ...
  • Watch: Journey of Dr Shubha Tole, winner of the Infosys Prize for Life Sciences December 31, 2014

    Dr Shubha Tole is the winner of the Infosys Prize for Life Sciences for pioneering work in the field of studying the brain. She has been working on finding out the cause behind mental illnesses. ...
  • Esther Duflo wins Infosys Prize for Social Sciences for work in development economics December 30, 2014

    Professor Esther Duflo has won the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences for her pioneering work in the field of development economics and her team's contribution in shaping social policies in India. She's the first non-Indian to win the award. ...