SCIENCE / TECH

Coming ‘Li-fi’ to be 100 times faster than Wi-fi’

AMN / A new method of transferring data, which uses the visible spectrum rather than radio waves, has been tested successfully. Li-fi can deliver internet access 100 times faster than traditional wi-fi, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second). It requires a light source, such as a standard LED bulb, an internet connection … Continue reading Coming ‘Li-fi’ to be 100 times faster than Wi-fi’

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-I missile

India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-I from Dr Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast at 10.02 am today. Agni-I is the first missile of the Agni series powered by both solid and liquid propellants can travel at a speed of 2.5 km per second and destroy … Continue reading India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-I missile

India’s top marine scientist, Prof. Zahoor Qasim is no more

Our Correspondent / India’s renowned scientist and leader of India’s first expedition to the Antarctica, Padma Bhushan Prof. Syed Zahoor Qasim, passed away in New Delhi on Tuesday Oct 20. He was 92. He was born on December 31, 1926 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh,  Prof. Qasim, who first made way to the frozen continent Antarctica in … Continue reading India’s top marine scientist, Prof. Zahoor Qasim is no more

FirstHandle Mobile App to be launched in Bengaluru; Mumbai next

By TN Ashok / New Delhi: Following its unprecedented Delhi/NCR launch two months before, FirstHandle, a mobile application connecting neighborhood consumers with retailers/store owners/mall shops informing the former about lucrative deals has planned to call into Mumbai and Bengaluru in November. This is part of its ambitious plan to establish itself in the top eight … Continue reading FirstHandle Mobile App to be launched in Bengaluru; Mumbai next

Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald win Nobel Prize in Physics

Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the two researchers had made key contributions to experiments showing that neutrinos change identities. The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter … Continue reading Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald win Nobel Prize in Physics

DRDO sets up world’s highest terrestrial research centre

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has established the world’s highest terrestrial centre at Changla near Pengong lake in Ladakh. The centre will serve as a natural cold storage for preserving rare and endangered medical plants for generations to come. The centre was inaugurated by Director General, DRDO Dr S Christopher. Defence Institute of High … Continue reading DRDO sets up world’s highest terrestrial research centre

President confers Gandhi Peace Prize on ISRO

AMN / President Pranab Mukherjee today conferred the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014 on Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The prize was received by ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mukherjee said, Science and Technology is a key driver for shaping the … Continue reading President confers Gandhi Peace Prize on ISRO

Govt ropes in ISRO for electric transportation system

The Union Transport Ministry in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO will work on developing cost-effective battery technologies to make electric buses economically viable. A transport ministry official said in Delhi that it will also help in cutting down on the carbon emissions especially in the urban areas. He said, it has been … Continue reading Govt ropes in ISRO for electric transportation system

PM meets 30 eminent scientists from various top institutions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met 30 eminent scientists from various top institutions across the country. Mr Modi appreciated the work done by the scientists and called upon the scientific community to work towards solving the problems faced by India, including in the emerging critical areas of energy and water. An official release said, … Continue reading PM meets 30 eminent scientists from various top institutions

ISRO successfully test-fires GSLV-Mark III

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-Mark III project aimed at carrying four-tonne payloads, including future manned missions, has got a boost with ISRO successfully test-firing the first indigenous high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine for more than its full duration. ISRO yesterday confirmed that the test was conducted at its Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in southern Tamil … Continue reading ISRO successfully test-fires GSLV-Mark III

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