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Countdown begins for launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite

File photo AMN / Sriharikota (AP) The 28-hour countdown for the launch of the PSLV C40 rocket is progressing smoothly in the national space station at Sriharikota. The countdown process started this morning at 5.29 hours at its first launch pad. The Indian Space Research Organization will launch “Cartosat-2 Series” satellite meant for earth observation … Continue reading Countdown begins for launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite

ISRO to launch 31 satellites in a single mission on Jan 12

WEB DESK India will achieve yet another historic milestone with the launch of its 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission from Sriharikota on Friday. The Indian Space Research Organisation said it was back in the game with the launch. This will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle mission after the … Continue reading ISRO to launch 31 satellites in a single mission on Jan 12

Indian scientists among world’s best: Minister

AMN Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan says India’s scientific research institutions and its scientists and researchers are among the best in the world. The minister made the remarks while addressing the curtain raiser ceremony of Prof S N Bose’s 125th Birthday celebrations at the S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences … Continue reading Indian scientists among world’s best: Minister

ISRO to launch 31 satellites in single mission on Jan 10

AMN Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO has announced to launch 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft, in a single mission onboard its Polar rocket on January 10. An official said this mission will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in … Continue reading ISRO to launch 31 satellites in single mission on Jan 10

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

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