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.

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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.


Pandemic helps Amazon retain top position in global brand list

For the second year in a row, Amazon has been rated the world’s most valuable brand. Apple, Google and Microsoft follow with Facebook at number 6. Chinese tech conglomerate, Tencent, is at no. 5.

ED summons top three fashion designers in ‘IT fraud’ case

Prominent names in the fashion world are now in trouble with the country’s Enforcement Directorate. Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi and Ritu Kumar, have reportedly been summoned to explain why they took cash payments running into lakhs of rupees from a Punjab political leader for designer wedding wear.

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily forced to shut down

Apply Daily, a Hong Kong-based tabloid, that was regarded as a symbol of the pro-democracy movement is ordered to be shut down by their government.

Three countries totally banked on Chinese vaccine, and cases are spiking

China banked on vaccine diplomacy for global pre-eminence, but doubts on the efficacy of the COVID shots may prove a blackmark

Centre’s call for dialogue: J&K parties tread with hope, and caution

Top unionist parties in Jammu and Kashmir are all set to attend the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, scheduled to be held in New Delhi on Thursday (June 24), but they refuse to abandon their demand for restoration of special status while keeping their expectations low from the “ice-breaking” interface.



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Sweat-based non-invasive health diagnosis technology developed

Indian researchers have developed a new device that can generate sweat at resting and detect markers and transmit through a mobile phone. This sweat-based non-invasive health diagnosis technology would be an alternative to blood-based invasive diagnosis.

Cutting-edge technique developed to boost EV battery performance

A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, has developed an advanced technique that can precisely estimate one of the most important battery internal states, known as the SOC (state of charge). SOC reflects the remaining capacity of the battery, i.e., how much more charge can be drawn from the battery before it gets fully discharged.

Who ordered muon? Physicists awaiting a Higgs boson-like discovery

Muon is the sibling of electron. Discovered by Carl Anderson and Seth Neddermeyer in 1936 while studying cosmic rays, it looks and behaves exactly like electron but heavier. It has the charge of electron and spin is also half.

Properly fitted multilayer masks can cut particle transmission by 96%: Study

Washington: Properly fitted multilayer masks block 84 per cent of particles expelled by a person wearing it, while two people donning these types of masks can reduce transmission by close to 96 per cent, according to a new study. While wearing a face mask can protect people from COVID-19, scientists, including those from Georgia Institute of Technology in t...

Salt substitution can lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients in rural India

Replacing regular common salt consumed by hypertensive patients in rural areas with a salt substitute can have a significant impact in terms of lowering their blood pressure, a new study by The George Institute for Global Health (GIGH) has revealed.

Treatment of mitochondrial disorders gets major boost with new findings

Efforts to find a treatment for mitochondrial disorders is all set to get a major boost with a team of researchers at the Department of Biotechnology’s National Institute of Immunology (DBT-NII) figuring out a way to tackle autosomal dominant progressive external ophthalmoplegia (adPEO), which is a widely prevalent mitochondrial disorder.

Eco-friendly, easy to use electric scooter is answer to Delhi’s growing pollution

A startup initiated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, has launched an electric scooter which has a running cost of around 20 paisa per kilometer and is found to be best suited for the last mile delivery and personal commute.

ISRO-NIT to support space startups, researchers

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is giving startups an opportunity to build applications and products that could be used in future space missions.

Largest asteroid to pass by Earth on March 21: Know all about it

2001 FO32, the largest asteroid predicted to pass by Earth will be at its closest on March 21. The interplanetary interloper which will zip past our planet at a distance of 2 million km with no threat of collision, will provide astronomers a rare opportunity to study the rock which according to NASA may be as ancient as the Milky Way. Here is...

Particular E-coli strain can cause colorectal cancer, finds study

Certain strains of E-coli, a bacteria which could cause diarrhea in humans, could pose threats of progression of colorectal cancer. The Indian Express quoted a study done by the researchers at the University of Hyderabad to conclude that 12% of such E-coli variants, mainly of extra-intestinal origin, could be harmful.

Scientists develop new molecule that could halt, cure Alzheimer’s

A small molecule that disrupts the mechanism through which neurons become dysfunctional with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been developed by a team of scientists led by Prof T. Govindaraju from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

Watch: NASA’s first video of rover landing, audio from Mars

Days after its Mars rover - Perseverance - landed on Red Planet's surface, US space agency NASA on Monday released the first video of its landing. It also released the first audio from the planet's surface, which sounded like a faint crackling of the wind, captured by the rover.

Scientists get proof of 17th century quake that flattened large Assam region

In a dramatic discovery, scientists have found the first geological evidence of a huge earthquake in the North Eastern region that had wreaked massive devastation in 1697. The evidence has been found at Himebasti Village, on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry of Science & Technology said on Monday (February 8).

Heat to take ‘wind’ out of coastal India; huge job loss anticipated

In a recently published study in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, it is estimated that there would be a decline of 35% in work performance in the east coast region of India by 2100 due to heat stress caused by extreme heat and humidity

Researchers devise new method to arm electronic gadgets against power fluctuations

Indian researchers have developed the performance analysis of miniaturized circuitry used in modern devices such as mobile phones and tablets so that the devices may be designed for better performance even under erratic DC power supply

Researchers discover universal phenomenon that may help connect dissimilar fields

Ever observed the flock of pigeons taking off in a jiffy? Suddenly they take-off helter-skelter but within a flash, they are in a formation. The sudden emergence of spontaneous order is called self-organisation. While the random flight is periodic, the emergence of formation is harmonic

Apple targets production of self-driven vehicles by 2024: Report

Apple Inc, which makes iPhones and MacBook's, is planning to produce a self-driven vehicle by 2024, about 10 years after it first took up the project to design its own vehicle, Reuters has reported.

Rogers-Ramanujan identities are an eternal golden braid

Srinivasa Ramanujan's story is unconventional. A self-taught mathematical genius, in a short but prolific life of just 32 years, he published about 4,000 theorems on many areas in mathematics.

Oxygen leak on ISS, Russians say ‘no reason to panic’

Depleting level of oxygen on the International Space Station (ISS) has alerted Russia's space agency, which has now asked cosmonauts aboard to find out the possible leak at the earliest.

Chinese capsule returns to Earth carrying moon rocks

Beijing: A Chinese lunar capsule has returned to Earth with the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years. The capsule of the Change 5 probe landed in the Siziwang district of the Inner Mongolia region on Thursday, state media reported shortly after 2:00 am (1800 GMT). The capsule earlier separated from its orbiter module...
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