Science and Technology: News

What is genome sequencing? How can it help combat COVID-19

Taking cognizance of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in China, Japan, the United States, Brazil, and the Republic of Korea, the Union health ministry directed all states on Tuesday to conduct genome sequencing of positive cases to check for any new variant.

10 Dec 2022


Gmail down for millions of users across world: Details here

Gmail suffered a massive outage late on Saturday as the services of tech giant Google's popular email platform went down for millions of users across the globe due to a technical glitch, said reports.

27 Nov 2022


5 mind-boggling theories about the universe

The world of astro science is full of surprises and it never ceases to amaze us with the mind-boggling theories around it.

25 Nov 2022

Charles Darwin

Darwin's autographed document up for auction, could fetch record price

A letter autographed by British naturalist-evolution theorist Charles Darwin has gone up for auction and is believed to fetch a record price.

28 Oct 2022


This biotech unicorn is working hard to reverse your age

Altos Labs, a biotech start-up based in Silicon Valley, is hard at work to undo the effects of aging. It has received a whopping $3 billion as its seed fund.

25 Sep 2022


This shape-shifting robot can split into pieces, snap back together

A miniature robot that has the ability to change its shape or split into tinier bits has the potential to redefine targeted drug delivery.

15 Sep 2022


5 sci-fi books of 2022 that will keep you hooked

Science fiction novels make for the perfect reads when in the mood to imagine something extraordinary.

17 Aug 2022

Space News

NASA's Artemis 1 to launch world's first deep-space biology mission

NASA will launch its Artemis 1 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on August 29 and it will head to the Moon.

05 Aug 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: How Yale scientists revived pig organs after death

Scientists have rebooted the vital organs of deceased pigs in an experiment that bioethicists say may push a revaluation of how the body dies and further blur the line between life and death.

03 Aug 2022


Resistant starch can lower hereditary cancer risk by over 60%

A method to keep hereditary cancer at bay might have been discovered.

27 Jul 2022


Angola: Rare pink diamond discovered; largest in 300 years

An exceptional pure pink diamond, considered to be the largest discovered in 300 years, has been found in Angola, a Central African country.

10 Jul 2022

Nuclear Fusion

This Indian scientist is recreating Sun's nuclear fusion on Earth

A group of plasma researchers may have the answer to humanity's prayer for a greener source of energy.

07 Jul 2022


Scientists create world's first cloned mice using freeze-dried skin cells

Amid warnings of accelerated worldwide extinctions, a group of Japanese scientists has created cloned mice from freeze-dried skin cells.

06 Jul 2022


Scientists at CERN discover 3 exotic subatomic particles

As scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) continue to uncover the mysteries of the universe's formation, they have discovered three never-before-seen subatomic particles.

28 Jun 2022


Scientists discover way to grow plants efficiently in complete darkness

For billions of years, the process of photosynthesis has helped sustain life on earth.

21 Jun 2022


Scientists moving toward a pill packed with benefits of exercising

Science has gifted humanity with several unbelievable things, and now it seems it is closer to packing the benefits of exercise in a pill.

17 Jun 2022

Black Hole

Fastest-growing black hole ever is devouring Earth-like mass every second

Australian astronomers have discovered what they believe to be the fastest-growing black hole of the past nine billion years.

15 Jun 2022


Did China detect signals from aliens? Report claims so

China's giant Sky Eye observatory has most likely detected signals of life beyond Earth, said the state-backed Science and Technology Daily.

04 Jun 2022

Google Doodle

Google Doodle celebrates physicist and mathematician Satyendra Nath Bose

Google is paying a tribute to Satyendra Nath Bose today with a Google Doodle.

04 Apr 2022


Aurora borealis: The winter wonder in the night sky

People in Washington State in the US were in for a surprise when the aurora borealis put on a show last Wednesday night.

28 Feb 2022


National Science Day: Remembering 5 legendary Indian scientists

National Science Day is commemorated every year on February 28 to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect.

17 Feb 2022

Solar System

Astronomers unravel mysteries of Pluto using India's largest optical telescope

A team of Indian and international scientists has made several key revelations about Pluto—the dwarf planet which was demoted from the status of a full-fledged planet over 16 years ago.

24 Jan 2022


5 fortune-telling methods to seek the unknown

Are you someone who believes that certain cosmic events hold the key to your future?

17 Jan 2022


Swedish researchers discover gene that cuts COVID-19 severity by 20%

A latest study by Swedish researchers has discovered a gene that reduces the intensity of COVID-19 infections by 20%.

12 Dec 2021


Hyderabad doctors perform cutting-edge 'breathing lung transplant'

Doctors at Hyderabad's Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences conducted a cutting-edge "breathing lung transplant" on a middle-aged patient Saturday.

04 Dec 2021


Solar eclipse 2021: NASA scientists explain 8 myths and facts

Several parts of the world will witness a solar eclipse Saturday as the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow on some areas of our planet, blocking the Sun's light.

28 Nov 2021


Spotify scraps Car View to make space for 'new innovations'

Music streaming giant Spotify has announced the retirement of its feature called Car View that first appeared in 2019. The company has decided to make this move to "make way for new innovations."

25 Nov 2021


Truecaller 12 update released with Video Caller ID, Ghost Calling

Truecaller on Thursday launched version 12 of its popular caller ID app for Android users. This update brings several new features, including Video Caller ID that lets users set a short video preview to let the other person know who is calling.

25 Nov 2021

Oxford Dictionary

Collins Dictionary crowns 'NFT' as Word of the Year 2021

The Collins Dictionary has recently proclaimed "NFT" as its Word of the Year 2021. Interestingly though, it isn't a word, but an acronym that stands for non-fungible token.

25 Nov 2021


NASA will slam spacecraft into asteroid to test humankind's defenses

NASA has launched a spacecraft on a direct collision course with an asteroid, intentionally. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission intends to test technologies for defense against potential asteroid collisions.

24 Nov 2021


Google Messages now translate iMessage reactions into emojis

Google's latest update to its Messages app narrows the gap between Android and iOS users a bit more. Apple's iMessage allows users to react to messages but when they interact with Android users via the app, those reactions get converted into text messages.

23 Nov 2021


Windows 11: Microsoft promises to fix performance issues in 2022

If you have upgraded to Windows 11, you are certainly not happy. To make matters worse, Microsoft has suggested its users to wait for the performance upgrades to be rolled out.

18 Nov 2021

Space News

Satellite could have glimpsed ninth planet back in 1983

Recently, evidence of a ninth planet in our solar system has been found by British astronomer Michael Rowan-Robinson in data gathered back in 1983.

18 Nov 2021


Zuckerberg shows Meta gloves that help wearer feel virtual objects

In a new video, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg can be seen feeling objects with a technology being developed so the sense of touch can be incorporated into the metaverse.

17 Nov 2021


Group of strangers united by cryptocurrency could buy US Constitution

Sotheby's is auctioning off the only known copy of the US Constitution owned by an individual. If that isn't a rare event itself, a group of cryptocurrency investors formed six days ago is rallying support to acquire it.

11 Nov 2021


Netflix Games finally debuts on iOS with five titles

Streaming giant Netflix announced the debut of Netflix Games on Android last week. Now, the service is available on iOS as well, and users can choose from five launch-day titles to play.

08 Nov 2021


Elon Musk's Starlink to offer cheaper internet in India

Since earlier this year, Elon Musk-led SpaceX's satellite internet service, called Starlink, has been in the news for its ability to offer high-speed internet in the remotest parts of the world, including in rural India.

07 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi meets engineer who could make Delhi's air cleaner

During his two-day trip to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, PM Narendra Modi met Delhi-based mechanical engineer Vidyut Mohan for a brief interaction in Glasgow, Scotland.

04 Nov 2021


How Microsoft Loop fuses collaborative editing with Microsoft Office's familiarity

Microsoft has announced a new Office-style application called Microsoft Loop designed to resemble collaborative document editors such as Notion and Coda.

28 Oct 2021

Jeff Bezos

Blue Origin, Boeing to establish 'business park' in low-Earth orbit

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin has unveiled plans to build a "space park" that would be launched into low Earth orbit.