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  • Mumbai: TABcab to honour ISRO scientists by carrying their, Mangalayaan's photos 18 hours 57 minutes ago

    Mumbai: To honour Indian Space Research Organisation scientists for their achievement of the Mars Orbiter Mission, TABcab, city's fleet of radio cabs, will display on its 200 vehicles their photos and messages congratulating the space agency. The messages would felicitate ISRO and also display photographs of scientists and 'Mangalyaan', the spacecraft,...
  • Life span of Mars Orbiter Mission may be extended to one year: Scientist 5 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Expressing satisfaction over the success of the Mars Orbiter Mission, K Sivan, director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre at Valiamala on Friday said the life of the orbiter may be extended to one year from the planned six months. "The life of the satellite was planned for six months. What...
  • Indian scientists more religious than British peers: Survey 6 days ago

    London: Indian scientists are significantly more religious than their British counterparts, according to the first cross-national study of religion and spirituality among scientists. The surveys and in-depth interviews with scientists showed that while 65 per cent of UK scientists identify as non-religious, only 6 per cent of Indian scientists identify...
  • Former PM Manmohan Singh congratulates ISRO, says Mangalyaan a proud tribute to India's scientists 1 week ago

    Former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh congratulated ISRO on the successful entry of Mangalyaan into the Mars orbit. Singh also lauded the efforts and hard work of ISRO's scientists and said that Mangalyaan is a tribute to all of them. ...
  • Watch: Scientists answer people's questions on Mangalyaan 1 week ago

    India has become the first country in the world to put satellite around Mars in the first attempt. People from all over call as scientists answer their queries on Mangalyaan. ...
  • Mangalyaan proves India's self-reliance, say ISRO scientists 1 week ago

    The Mangalyaan mission proves India's self-reliance. "I have always wanted to work for ISRO. It is a proud moment for us. We have achieved this in the first attempt," said an excited ISRO scientist. ...
  • Scientists study how fear is processed in brain September 16, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have mapped brain activity to illustrate how fear arises when individuals are exposed to threatening images. Researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas built on previous animal and human research to identify an electrophysiological marker for threat in the brain. "We are trying...
  • Evolutionary approach can save earth: Scientists September 13, 2014

    Washington: Evolutionary thinking is not just about the past anymore. It is about the present and the future and addressing societal challenges such as food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss in a sustainable way, says a significant study. The age of the Anthropocene the scientific name given to our...
  • New dinosaur species unearthed in Tanzania September 9, 2014

    Washington: A rare discovery of dinosaur bones in Tanzania has led scientists to identify a new species of longextinct, leafeating dinosaur, according to research published on Tuesday. Named Rukwatitan bisepultus, the remains of the majestic creature were found in a cliff wall in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Southwestern Tanzania....
  • Massive extinct volcano discovered beneath Pacific Ocean September 7, 2014

    Washington: A massive 100 millionyearold ancient extinct volcano has been discovered lurking four kilometres underwater in one of the least explored areas of the Pacific Ocean. Scientists, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), on a seafloor mapping mission found a new seamount near the Johnson Atoll in the Pacific. The summit...
  • IVF, plastic surgery, and the theory of atom: 10 significant scientific discoveries India gave the world September 4, 2014

    The rich scientific past of India is something the world will never be able to compete with. From the ancient ayurvedic medicines to the involvement of herbs in treating serious illnesses, India was actively progressing in the field of science and research centuries before modern laboratories were set up. India's...
  • NASA satellite to help farmers combat drought August 24, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists, including one of Indianorigin, have developed a new satellite than can predict the severity of droughts worldwide and help farmers maximise crop yield. Currently, there is no ground or satellitebased global network monitoring soil moisture at a local level. Farmers, scientists and resource managers can place sensors...
  • ISIS offered to swap Pakistani woman scientist for slain US journalist August 22, 2014

    Washington: In an email to the family members of slain American journalist James Foley, his captors from the Islamic State militant group demanded release of several prisoners, including a Pakistani woman scientist who has been convicted of terrorism charges in the US. In their email dated August 12, to family members...
  • PM Modi emphasises on the role of DRDO, says technology plays a key role today August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Addressing scientists at a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) function in new Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the role of the DRDO and said that it has a crucial stature today as the "nature of war has changed and technology plays a key role today." "Are our...
  • Snapshot: If famous scientists had logos July 31, 2014

    These are so cool! Ever wondered what the logos of famous scientists be if they were to brand themselves? ...
  • Indiaborn scientist named winner of 2014 World Food Prize June 19, 2014

    Washington: Indiaborn plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been named the winner of the USD 250,000 World Food Prize for his contribution in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tonnes in the years following the Green Revolution. Rajaram's breakthrough achievement in successfully crossbreeding winter and spring wheat varieties, which...
  • Indian scientist elected to UN entity on ocean affairs June 13, 2014

    United Nations: Indian scientist Rasik Ravindra has been unanimously elected as member of the UN's body focussed on oceans and law of the sea. Ravindra, India's candidate for member of the Commission on the Limits of Continental Shelf (CLCS), was elected during the 24th Meeting of States Parties of the United...
  • NASA scientists recreate space dust in the lab May 11, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists have recreated, right on Earth, dust grains similar to those that form in the outer layers of dying stars. A team of researchers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, has successfully reproduced the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star...
  • Scientists attempt to build a human heart with a 3D printer April 12, 2014

    Louisville: It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project to first, make a heart and then get...
  • Hasee Toh Phasee: How Parineeti turned around Bollywood's stereotype of a mad scientist February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: I always get confused between a scientist and a spy in Hindi films. They both have the same language, same mannerism and same parameters of stupidity. One look at them and you understand which word are they going to utter. If they are not doing 'tangocharlie' then they...
  • US: IndianAmerican named member of Chinese Academy of Sciences January 15, 2014

    Washington: An eminent IndianAmerican scientist and president of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in the US has been named a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Subra Suresh has been recognised for his scientific contributions in materials science and engineering, including his work connecting nanomechanical cell structure to disease...
  • World's first text message using vodka send December 19, 2013

    Scientists have successfully sent the world's first text message using evaporated vodka. Researchers from the York University, Toronto and their UKbased counterparts, who texted the message 'O Canada' using evaporated vodka, say their simple system can be used where conventional wireless technology fails. "Chemical signals can offer a more efficient way...
  • Zebra stripes evolved to confuse predators: Scientists December 18, 2013

    Zebras evolved blackandwhite stripes to confuse predators by creating an optical illusion when the animals move, scientists say. The functional significance of the zebra coat stripe pattern is one of the oldest questions in evolutionary biology, having troubled scientists ever since Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace first disagreed on...
  • Bharat Ratna to CNR Rao challenged in a PIL December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: It is not just Sachin Tendulkar, who is facing the Public Interest Litigations (PIL) challenging the Bharat Ratna conferred on him by the government of India, eminent scientist Professor CNR Rao who has also got the highest civilian honour along with Tendulkar is facing similar opposition. A law...
  • Scientists build world's smallest FM radio transmitter November 20, 2013

    New York: US researchers have used graphene to create the world's smallest FM radio transmitter a nanomechanical system that can create FM signals. A team of researchers from Columbia University, led by Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, took advantage of graphene's special properties...
  • Research is harder than cricket, says CNR Rao November 16, 2013

    Bangalore: Professor CNR Rao, who was awarded the country's highest civilian honour, on Sunday expressed his happiness on being conferred the award. The 80yearold scientist said that he was happy as the country has finally recognised his work after a decade. Speaking to CNNIBN, Rao said: "I have worked very hard...
  • Incoming comet ISON heading for close encounter with sun November 13, 2013

    A comet is heading for a close encounter with the sun later this month, and if it is not vaporized or torn apart, it should be visible to the naked eye in December. Comet ISON is expected to pass just about 621,000 miles (1 million km) from the sun's surface on...
  • PSLVC25 will leave earth's orbit within 2030 days: Madhavan November 5, 2013

    After the launch of India's Mars Mission from Sriharikota, former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said the scientists will carry a check out of the spacecraft and then the rocket engine will be fired. He added PSLVC25 would leave the earth's orbit within 2030 days. ...
  • Countdown begins for India's Mars Orbiter Mission November 3, 2013

    Chennai: The countdown 56 andahalf hour for the launch of ISRO's ambitious Mars Mission started on schedule at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 6:08 AM on Sunday. "The 56 hours and 30 minutes countdown started as per schedule at 06.08 AM. It is proceeding smoothly," a spokesman of...