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In tribute to Kalam, NASA names new species after him

Scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the late president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, the foremost lab of NASA for work on inter-planetary travel, discovered the new bacteria on the filters of the International Space Station, ISS, and named it Solibacillus … Continue reading In tribute to Kalam, NASA names new species after him

Amnesty International launches new global campaign ‘Brave’

Amnesty International today launched a new global campaign ‘Brave’ to fight against a growing wave of attacks against those defending human rights. Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, it warned. In India, the human rights group said that activists face … Continue reading Amnesty International launches new global campaign ‘Brave’

Cyber should be wake-up call for govts: Microsoft

The ‘ransomware’ cyberattack that has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake- up call”, IT giant Microsoft has said. The virus exploits a flaw in a version of Microsoft Windows first identified by US intelligence. The attacks exploited the computers because … Continue reading Cyber should be wake-up call for govts: Microsoft

Capsule Robot performs intricate manoeuvres inside large intestine

Scientists have used a tiny ‘Capsule Robot’ to successfully perform intricate manoeuvres inside the large intestine. The capsule is guided by an external magnet attached to an 18-millimetre robotic arm. Researchers hope the capsule robot could be used safely and effectively in the future on humans to identify and remove pre-cancerous lesions and tumours detected … Continue reading Capsule Robot performs intricate manoeuvres inside large intestine

ISRO to open research centre in Hyderabad

AMN The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to open an exclusive research centre in Hyderabad for start-ups, academicians and entrepreneurs, this was stated by ISRO Chairman A.S.Kiran Kumar in Hyderabad today. He said this is for the first time that ISRO is setting up such an exclusive research facility at Jeedimetla in … Continue reading ISRO to open research centre in Hyderabad

People across world March for Science

People across the world expressed their support for science and facts at March of Science events on Saturday. The main march was in Washington D.C., but more than 600 satellite marches took place elsewhere. The March was first thought up in the US as a response to President Donald Trump’s critical attitude toward science. He … Continue reading People across world March for Science

Govt brings Nuclear programme to North India: Dr Jitendra Singh

AMN/PIB Union Minister for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that Government has brought the country’s nuclear programme to North India in the recent years. He said that the programme was hitherto confined mostly to the southern and western parts of the country or to some extent in the central parts. During … Continue reading Govt brings Nuclear programme to North India: Dr Jitendra Singh

Internet users in India to cross 450 mn by June

AMN Internet users in the country are expected to be in the range of 450 to 465 million by June this year. This was stated in a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and Indian Market Research Bureau. The report said that there were 432 million users in December last year. Of … Continue reading Internet users in India to cross 450 mn by June

India successfully test fires supersonic Interceptor Missile

AMN India today successfully test-fired the supersonic interceptor missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at 10.15 AM. After receiving commands from the radars on the incoming missile, the interceptor missile Prithvi detected and tracked the enemy’s ballistic missile, which was fired from Interim Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha at 10.10 AM. … Continue reading India successfully test fires supersonic Interceptor Missile

NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun next year

NASA plans to send its first robotic spacecraft to the Sun next year, to probe its atmosphere. Eric Christian, a NASA research scientist at Goddard Space Flight Centre said in Washington that NASA’s Solar Probe Plus mission to the Sun, which is about 149 million kilometres from the Earth, will unveil why the surface of … Continue reading NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun next year

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...