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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

Renowned scientist Professor Yash Pal passes away

AMN Renowned scientist and educationist Professor Yash Pal passed away last night at his residence in Noida in Uttar Pradesh. He was 90. The globally acclimed renowned physicist and higher education reformer began his career at Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Professor Pal was born in 1926 in Jhang district of British India that … Continue reading Renowned scientist Professor Yash Pal passes away

India to host World Largest Conference on Cyber Space

–Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 – Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India will host World’s Largest Conference on Cyber Space at the end of this year. Themed on Cyber4All: An Inclusive, Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace, the GCCS 2017 will take place on the 23rd and 24th of November, 2017 in Aero City, … Continue reading India to host World Largest Conference on Cyber Space

DRDO has developed nutritious foods for personnel deployed at high altitudes

AMN Defence Minister Arun Jaitley informed the Lok Sabha on Friday that the Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO, has developed nutritious foods for personnel deployed at high altitudes and in snow-bound areas. These include chicken biscuits, protein-rich mutton bar, composite cereals bar, egg protein biscuits, protein-based chocolates and anti-fatigue Tulsi Bar. DRDO has transferred … Continue reading DRDO has developed nutritious foods for personnel deployed at high altitudes

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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 ...