SCIENCE / TECH

US Astronaut Edgar Mitchell dies

US Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon, has died at the age of 85. He passed away at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida. As part of the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, he spent more than nine hours on the Moon’s surface. He said he had … Continue reading US Astronaut Edgar Mitchell dies

Scientists find new method to deliver anaesthesia

Scientists have found a new method to deliver anaesthesia using a tiny electric current instead of a needle. This process called iontophoresis, is a good news for people who fear painful injections by the dentist. Researchers say the advance could help improve dental procedures, save money and avoid contamination. The technology can improve drug delivery … Continue reading Scientists find new method to deliver anaesthesia

ISRO successfully launches fifth navigation satellite IRNSS-1E

AMN / The Indian Space Research Organization ISRO has successfully launched the fifth satellite of its regional navigation system, the IRNSS 1E, this morning. The highly versatile launch vehicle PSLV-C31 lifted off from the second launch pad of the nation’s spaceport at Sriharikotta, at 9-hours, 31 minutes. It inserted the 1425 kg satellite in its … Continue reading ISRO successfully launches fifth navigation satellite IRNSS-1E

NASA’s spacecraft finds 100 new alien planets orbiting other stars

NASA’s revamped planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered more than 100 confirmed planets orbiting other stars.The information was shared by University of Arizona’s Ian Crossfield at a conference of the American Astronomical Society.He added that each confirmed planet has just a 1 percent chance of being a false positive. Kepler, which recently got crippled by a … Continue reading NASA’s spacecraft finds 100 new alien planets orbiting other stars

ISRO to launch Navigation satellite on January 20

AMN // The Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO will launch a regional navigation satellite IRNSS-1E on January 20 to provide terrestrial and aerial services. This is the fifth navigational satellite and forms part of a constellation of seven satellites meant for setting up the regional navigation satellite system in the country. ISRO’s Satellite Centre Director … Continue reading ISRO to launch Navigation satellite on January 20

M. Nair Rajeevan appointed Earth sciences secretary

Distinguished Scientist M Nair Rajeevan was today appointed as Secretary of Union Ministry of Earth Sciences. 54-year-old Rajeevan has earlier served in renowned institutions like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Indian Meteorological Department. Prior to appointment as Earth Sciences Secretary, he was working as Director of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.

China’s 1st manned electric aircraft gets license for production

China’s first manned electric aircraft, a two seater plane powered by rechargeable lithium batteries, has been granted a license for production. The RX1E is designed by Shenyang Aerospace University and Liaoning General Aviation Academy in northeastern Liaoning province, the People’s Daily Online reports. One 90-minute charge equals around 45-60 minutes of flight time. The plane … Continue reading China’s 1st manned electric aircraft gets license for production

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

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Punjab, Goa in the Semi finals of Boys U-21 Football at KIYG

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Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

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US school students discuss ways to gun control

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Noted Film actor Kader Khan passes away in Canada

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Mortal remains of Mrinal Sen cremated in Kolkata

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