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1.3 lakh Indians submit names to NASA to be carried to Mars

AMN More than 1.3 lakh Indian space enthusiasts have submitted their names to NASA to be carried to Mars onboard the US space agency’s mission to the red planet next year. Last month, NASA invited members of the public to send their names which will be carried on the InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, … Continue reading 1.3 lakh Indians submit names to NASA to be carried to Mars

New Guiness Record at IISF Chennai 2017

The largest Biology Lesson in the world, Verified by Guiness World Records at the IISF 2017 AMN / Chennai The 2nd Day of India International Science Festival (IISF) in Anna University campus at Chennai saw the making of a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Biology Lesson. One thousand forty nine (1049) students participated … Continue reading New Guiness Record at IISF Chennai 2017

Nobel Prize for Physics, 2017 has Indian Connection too

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics has been conferred to three scientists namely Rainer Weiss, Barry C Barish & Kip S Thorne under the LIGO Project for their discovery of gravitational waves, 100 years after Einstein’s General Relativity predicted it. The Nobel Prize for Physics 2017 celebrates the direct detection … Continue reading Nobel Prize for Physics, 2017 has Indian Connection too

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win Nobel Prize for chemistry

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson have won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for the development of cryo-electron microscopy. It’s a method of simplifying and improving the imaging of biomolecules. Commenting on the discovery by the winners Nobel committee said in a statement that the researchers can now routinely produce three-dimensional structures … Continue reading Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win Nobel Prize for chemistry

Nobel in Physics goes to 3 US scientists for detection of gravitational waves

AMN The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves. Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish will share the nine million kronor prize. The ripples were predicted by Albert Einstein and are a fundamental consequence of his General Theory of Relativity. The winners are … Continue reading Nobel in Physics goes to 3 US scientists for detection of gravitational waves

US biology trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize

AMN This year’s Nobel Medicine Prize went to US geneticists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young for their discoveries on how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronised with the Earth’s revolutions. The award was announced today by the Nobel Assembly. For many years, scientists have … Continue reading US biology trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize

Centre to make North East, a hub of Biotechnology

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) government of India has launched three major programmes with a view to making the North East region a hub of biotechnology, and will invest around Rs 200 crore this year to achieve its goal, Science and Technology Minister Dr Harshvardhan has said. DBT has … Continue reading Centre to make North East, a hub of Biotechnology

IRNSS-1H fails due to failure in separation of heat shield: ISRO chief

Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh The Mission of India’s eighth Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1H has failed as heat shield failed to open up, ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said today. He said the launch was a success till the third stage and it was expected to be a good success. “The heat shield did not get separated … Continue reading IRNSS-1H fails due to failure in separation of heat shield: ISRO chief

ISRO all set to launch IRNSS-1H

AMN Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its navigation satellite IRNSS-1H this evening. The satellite will lift off at 7 PM from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhavan Space Centre at Sriharikotta, on board the rocket PSLV C39. The 29-hour countdown for the mission that began at 2 PM … Continue reading ISRO all set to launch IRNSS-1H

Jutice Krishna to head expert group on Data Protaction

  AMN / New Delhi Recognising the importance of data protection and keeping personal data of citizens secure and protected, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has constituted a 9 member Committee of Experts to identify key data protection concerns. The Committee will be headed by Justice B N Srikrishna, … Continue reading Jutice Krishna to head expert group on Data Protaction

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