Indian researchers discover new way to solve food crisis by mangroves

A team of Indian researchers have reported a reference-grade genome of a highly salt tolerant mangrove species that can be used to meet the ...
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Pineapple agroforestry can tackle climate change and biodiversity loss: Study

Pineapple-based agroforestry, traditionally practiced by ethnic 'Hmar' tribe in southern Assam, can be a sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation (jhum) in North East India, according to a recent study. According to a study by the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, this traditional practice can provide twin...

Cryo stage failure jinxed GSLV-F10 mission: ISRO

GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission could not be accomplished due to performance anomaly in cryogenic stage: Indian Space Research Organisation

When two geniuses meet: Ramanujan, Mahalanobis, and a Sunday puzzle

Srinivasa Ramanujan, the self-made mathematical genius of Kumbakonam, went to Cambridge at the invitation of Professor G.H. Hardy for his research. Ramanujan’s contemporary there was none other than P.C. Mahalanobis, a member of the first Planning Commission of India and founder of the Indian Statistical Institute. When they met both men were in t...

Indian researchers find new way to fight infections with protein

A new way of handling diseases could soon be in the offing with a team of researchers gaining new insights into the molecular mechanism of living organisms. Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) is a protein that plays a significant role in DNA replication, repair, and recombination processes of all organisms. Recruitment of DNA polymerases ...

ISS faces momentary chaos after Russian module misfires

Jet thrusters of Russia's new research module accidentally fired throwing the International Space Station (ISS) in ephemeral jeopardy.

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Scientists get new insights into molecular mechanism of TB bacterium

Researchers at the Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) got new insight into the molecular mechanism of the TB bacterium.

Coronavirus piggybacks only black carbon emission, says study

A new study conducted by Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology suggests that COVID-19 virus piggybacks only black carbon emitted during biomass burning and not all PM2.5 particles.

What’s a lunar wobble and does the Earth rock too?

Just like the moon, the Earth also wobbles as it rotates on its own axis because of its oblate spheroidal shape and uneven distribution of mass.

‘Wobble’ in Moon’s orbit will cause devastating floods in the 2030s...

A 'wobble' in Moon's orbit will cause devastating floods in areas along coastlines in the 2030s, says a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) study, adding that US coastline will be the worst affected.

Researchers discover a new body clock-based method for cancer treatment

A study by a team of researchers at the Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology’s Manesar-based National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) has helped gain new insights into molecular mechanisms involved in the proliferation of cancer cells, which may aid in the treatment of cancers based on the body clock. The human biological clock is comp...

‘X’-class solar flare to hit Earth’s atmosphere; can impact GPS, mo...

NASA informed that a high-speed solar flare is set to the Earth's magnetic field today, which could disrupt GPS services and mobile signals.

Mars, Venus, and Moon to come together on July 12 in triple conjunction

Mars and Venus will come close to each other on July 12-13, in a unique phenomenon called planetary conjunction, which would be visible to the naked eye from the earth. Planetary conjunction takes place when two planets appear to have come closer, while in reality they remain far away. On July 12 and 13, Mars and Venus will appear to be just ...

Sirisha Bandla to be the third Indian-origin woman to go to space

Sirisha Bandla will be the third Indian-origin woman to go to space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, on Virgin Galactic's July 11th flight.

Race to space is hotting up; Branson plans to travel out before Bezos

Billionaire businessmen, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Virgin’s Richard Branson, are taking competition to space by launching their own space tourism ventures and trying to outpace each other in travelling to the outer space first. After Bezos announced that he would go to space on July 20, Branson said on Thursday (July 1) that he would make it way ahead i.e. on July 11.

Scientists employ low-cost method to extract hydrogen from water

A group of researchers from IIT Bombay has used a new catalyst for extracting hydrogen from water, which can then be used as a fuel. The method is economical and feasible.

The Edge of All We Know: A quest to understand black holes

This documentary follows scientists as they try to understand the nature of a black hole and in the process, click its photograph.

Peter Galison: Researching black holes is a task for generations

Peter Galison in his film 'Black Holes: The Edge of All We Know' talks about humanity's quest for unearthing the secrets of these astronomical entities.

New precision Iodine Value Analyzer gets recognition by FSSAI

In one of its initiatives to encourage the manufacturing industry in India, CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) had developed and transferred the technology of “Precision Iodine Value Analyzer (PIVA)”, an instrument for the measurement of the degree of unsaturation (Iodine Value) in vegetable oils. This indigenous food testing e...

Older adults at higher risk of social isolation during COVID pandemic: Study

The risk of severe illness increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Over 95% of fatalities due to COVID-19 in Europe and 80% in China have included people older than 60 years old. In the USA, 80% of deaths were among adults 65 and above. Decreasing social interactions due to 'social distancing' has had a negative impact on mental and ...

Researchers reveal how excess sugar causes fatty liver

In a new study conducted by the researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi has conclusively shown that excessive sugar intake leads to a fatty liver. This could offer an incentive for reducing sugar intake to stop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in its early stages. The unravelling of the molecular link between sugar and f...

This year’s only solar eclipse tomorrow: Where and how you can watch

The year 2021’s first solar eclipse, called ring of fire eclipse, will happen on Thursday (June 10). A few days back the world witnessed super blood moon and total lunar eclipse.

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World’s food and nutrition security can be met by eating insects

Entomophagy or eating insects is gradually gaining traction as insects are a sustainable source of protein and micronutrients.

South Indian variant of COVID 15 times more lethal, highly infectious: Scientists

The N440K was discovered by scientists at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology; the new mutant is said to be even more potent than the earlier Indian variants B1.617 and B1.618

Zeroing in on nanoscale manufacturing variations to boost circuit performance

Silicon-based electronic circuits are getting smaller. The process of manufacturing such ultra-dense circuits is complex. Despite world-class control, there are tiny fluctuations in the nanoscale dimensions. Thus, each transistor is slightly different from another across chips and even on the same chip. A circuit designer must account for such variations to ensure that each of the billions of chips produced works as expected. Thus, a model to account for such nanoscale variations in manufacturing is essential.
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