SCIENTIST

  • French scientists devise fast-track test for Ebola 3 days ago

    Paris: A new device similar to a simple pregnancy home-test could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said. Trials at a high-security lab have validated the technique and prototype kits should be available in Ebola-hit countries by the end of...
  • New ultra-fast batteries can be recharged up to 70% in just two minutes October 14, 2014

    Singapore: Scientists have developed next generation ultra-fast batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes and have a lifespan of over 20 years. The breakthrough has a wide-ranging impact on all industries, especially for electric vehicles, where consumers are put off by the long recharge...
  • Milky Way home to 3,000 extra-terrestrial civilisation: Scientist October 8, 2014

    Toronto: Earth is one of some 40 billion potentially habitable worlds in the galaxy with about one new life-friendly planet forming every year, a study has revealed, adding that our Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extra-terrestrial civilisations. However, what makes its difficult to reach out to them are...
  • Antarctic sea ice at record high: NASA October 8, 2014

    New York: Sea ice around Antarctica has reached its highest level since measurement started in 1979, NASA said. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. The new Antarctic sea ice record reflects the...
  • Retirement age of scientists may be raised to 62 years October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The retirement age of scientists may be raised from 60 to 62 years to help put their acumen to an extended use. Indications in this regard were given by Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh. "The government is seriously thinking...
  • Pranab Mukherjee lauds scientists, ISRO for successful Mars Mission October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday congratulated the entire scientific community and space agency ISRO for successfully executing the country's Mars Orbiter Mission. "I on my behalf and that of all our countrymen, pay tribute to the scientists and technical staff who have toiled tirelessly to create history...I need to...
  • Mumbai: TABcab to honour ISRO scientists by carrying their, Mangalayaan's photos October 1, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 September 25, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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...