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36 IIT scientists on Stanford's world's top 2% scientists list

14 Nov 2020

36 IIT scientists on Stanford's world's top 2% scientists list

As many as 36 scientists from two Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have featured on the list of top 2% of the world's most-cited scientists compiled by the prestigious Stanford University, California, USA.

#Chandrayaan2: Meet the team behind India's ambitious second moon mission

23 Jul 2019

#Chandrayaan2: Meet the team behind India's ambitious second moon mission

With the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2, India's ambitious second moon mission, by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Monday, the country took a major leap toward outer space.

Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

17 Jul 2019

Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the world's largest and most successful space agencies.

Now, doctors can detect cancer using a blood drop?

28 Feb 2019

Now, doctors can detect cancer using a blood drop?

In a remarkable development, researchers in the United States have invented a device that helps doctors detect cancer faster by simply using a blood drop or plasma, thus making it less invasive and much cheaper.

How does LSD work? Scientists finally have an idea

30 Jan 2019

How does LSD work? Scientists finally have an idea

Since it was synthesized in the 1930s, LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, has received much cultural and scientific attention.

Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to apocalypse

27 Jan 2019

Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to apocalypse

The Doomsday Clock, an allegorical timepiece designed to illustrate how close humanity is to an apocalyptic event, will remain at two minutes to midnight in 2019, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) recently declared.

Indian geologist says Lord Brahma was first to discover dinosaurs

07 Jan 2019

Indian geologist says Lord Brahma was first to discover dinosaurs

Technically, dinosaurs were first discovered by some British geologists in the 19th century.

IIT-Kharagpur scientists making detailed maps to cut earthquake damage

24 Dec 2018

IIT-Kharagpur scientists making detailed maps to cut earthquake damage

In a bid to try and reduce damage from earthquakes, scientists from IIT-Kharagpur are developing detailed city-level maps to identify areas that are the most vulnerable to damage from earthquakes.

Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump

19 Dec 2018

Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump

The US President, Donald Trump, has been the face of many controversies.

#IIScBlast: Explosion inside lab kills 1 scientist, injures 3

05 Dec 2018

#IIScBlast: Explosion inside lab kills 1 scientist, injures 3

A powerful explosion today rocked an aerospace laboratory at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, killing a scientist and grievously injuring three others.

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies has gone missing

04 Dec 2018

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies has gone missing

A week after Chinese scientist He Jiankui sparked outrage and fear in the scientific community by claiming that he had gene-edited babies, reports suggest that he has gone missing.

#ClimateChange: Harvard scientists to dim the Sun in 2019?

29 Nov 2018

#ClimateChange: Harvard scientists to dim the Sun in 2019?

With climate catastrophe headed humanity's way, scientists are exploring all possible options to slow down the march of impending disaster.

Scientists have changed the definition of a 'kilogram': Details here

17 Nov 2018

Scientists have changed the definition of a 'kilogram': Details here

129 years after the 'kilogram' was defined, scientists have decided to change its definition, from the earlier weight-based one, to a new electric current-based one.

Indore: Doomsday drug, capable of killing 5 million people, seized

30 Sep 2018

Indore: Doomsday drug, capable of killing 5 million people, seized

In a major operation, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence along with a team from the Defence Research and Development Establishment busted an illegal laboratory at Indore.

Like humans, female monkeys hesitant to trust male counterparts

05 Sep 2018

Like humans, female monkeys hesitant to trust male counterparts

Female monkeys, somewhat like their human counterparts, are hesitant to trust the opposite sex, said a study.

ISRO chief: India can achieve manned spaceflight by 2022

15 Aug 2018

ISRO chief: India can achieve manned spaceflight by 2022

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of sending an Indian to space by 2022, ISRO chairman K Sivan has said that the space agency can fulfil it.

Indian-American scientist made mission to 'touch' the Sun a reality

12 Aug 2018

Indian-American scientist made mission to 'touch' the Sun a reality

NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe today- the world's first mission to 'touch' the sun. But few people know that the base for this was laid 60 years ago, thanks to an Indian-American scientist.

India has its own 'Ant-Man.' No, he's not an actor!

16 Jul 2018

India has its own 'Ant-Man.' No, he's not an actor!

When Dr. Himender Bharti, a myrmecologist (one who studies ants) was asked to peer-review a manuscript describing the discovery of an ant species in Jammu and Kashmir, little did he know the surprise in store.

UK's new visa opens opportunities for Indian scientists, researchers

07 Jul 2018

UK's new visa opens opportunities for Indian scientists, researchers

The UK has launched new visas that will be open to overseas scientists and researchers, to encourage the growth of UK's research sector.

American hero Kalpana Chawla continues to inspire millions: President Trump

01 May 2018

American hero Kalpana Chawla continues to inspire millions: President Trump

US President Donald Trump has hailed Indian-origin Kalpana Chawla as an American hero for devoting her life to Space Shuttle program and its various missions transporting cargo and crew to and from International Space Station.

Indian researcher develops device that understands what you are thinking

07 Apr 2018

Indian researcher develops device that understands what you are thinking

Indian-origin researcher Arnav Kapur, along with his team at the MIT Media Lab, has developed a device that can understand and act upon the words you are saying in your head.

We finally know why cracking knuckles makes noise

30 Mar 2018

We finally know why cracking knuckles makes noise

Have you ever wondered why your knuckles make that sound when cracked? Have you believed cracking knuckles causes arthritis? Scientists have finally found the answer to this long pending mystery.

Male contraceptive pill to soon be a reality?

22 Mar 2018

Male contraceptive pill to soon be a reality?

In a major breakthrough, scientists have developed a safe, effective male contraceptive pill that doesn't kill libido.

Stephen Hawking to rest in Westminster Abbey near Newton, Darwin

21 Mar 2018

Stephen Hawking to rest in Westminster Abbey near Newton, Darwin

The ashes of renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking will be interred in Westminster Abbey near the graves of celebrated scientists Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Indian Scientists to send weather balloon into the atmosphere

18 Mar 2018

Indian Scientists to send weather balloon into the atmosphere

In a first, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Balloon Facility (TIFR-BF), Hyderabad will send an indigenously designed and manufactured hybrid weather balloon into the coldest region of the atmosphere.

56-year-old scientist ISRO's first woman to spend a-year in Antarctica

18 Mar 2018

56-year-old scientist ISRO's first woman to spend a-year in Antarctica

Fifty-six-year-old ISRO scientist Mangala Mani had never visited a place with snow. And temperatures in Antarctica can fall to a chilling -90 degrees Celsius.

What did Stephen Hawking think of India and Indians?

14 Mar 2018

What did Stephen Hawking think of India and Indians?

Stephen Hawking, the celebrated British physicist-cosmologist, who died today (14 March) aged 76, visited India twice: for the first time in 1959 and then again in January 2001.

6 things you probably didn't know about Stephen Hawking

14 Mar 2018

6 things you probably didn't know about Stephen Hawking

Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking died today at his Cambridge home. He was 76.

You can send your name to the sun!

08 Mar 2018

You can send your name to the sun!

NASA is inviting the general public all over the globe to send in their names if they want to be featured on the US space agency's first solar probe this summer.

Scientists recreate human intestine environment inside organ-chip

19 Feb 2018

Scientists recreate human intestine environment inside organ-chip

Researchers have been able to successfully replicate a human intestinal lining inside an organ-chip to carry out personalized treatments for gastrointestinal diseases.

Scientists discover cancer-fighting properties in regional varieties of rice

19 Feb 2018

Scientists discover cancer-fighting properties in regional varieties of rice

Indian scientists have reportedly detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice, namely Gathwan, Maharaji, and Laicha, which are found in the state of Chhattisgarh.

How much money is enough for happiness? Scientists find out

15 Feb 2018

How much money is enough for happiness? Scientists find out

Scientists have finally found out how much money a year it takes to keep an individual happy.

Aliens can destroy Earth without even setting foot here: Researchers

15 Feb 2018

Aliens can destroy Earth without even setting foot here: Researchers

After all these years, what if our first alien contact isn't via spaceships, but through messages?

Technology developed to read brains and identify songs you're listening

05 Feb 2018

Technology developed to read brains and identify songs you're listening

In a study carried out by researchers from Brazil, India, Germany, and Finland, a Magnetic Resonance (MR) machine was used to read participants' minds and figure out what song they are listening to.

Stents releasing wine antioxidants to be used for heart surgeries

05 Feb 2018

Stents releasing wine antioxidants to be used for heart surgeries

US scientists are developing stents, typically used in heart surgeries, which will help prevent blood clotting and inflammation in blood vessels by releasing red wine antioxidants.

This Indian techie can make fuel from plastic-waste

30 Jan 2018

This Indian techie can make fuel from plastic-waste

The planet is suffocating under the millions of tons of plastic-waste we create daily. The non-recyclable plastic-waste dumped on land also pollutes oceans and air.

Monkeys successfully cloned for first time: Are humans next?

25 Jan 2018

Monkeys successfully cloned for first time: Are humans next?

In a historical breakthrough, Chinese scientists successfully cloned monkeys using the same technique as Dolly the sheep -first mammal cloned from an adult cell- in 1996.

The curious case of scientist Nambi Narayanan and ISRO espionage

19 Jan 2018

The curious case of scientist Nambi Narayanan and ISRO espionage

It has taken ex-ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan over two decades to come out with his story.

When NASA engineers thought women astronauts needed makeup in space

19 Jan 2018

When NASA engineers thought women astronauts needed makeup in space

When women joined NASA astronaut corps in 1978, male engineers designed them a thoughtful gift: a makeup kit. They figured females couldn't do without it, even in space.

Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

16 Jan 2018

Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

Scientists in India are developing electronic or e-crackers that will neither emit smoke nor be a fire hazard, in order to promote a smokeless and pollution-free Diwali.