Lurking in the shadows cast by COVID, TB is poised for a deadly return

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, causing untold miseries to us in several aspects. Amidst the rising concerns, prompt medical serv...

Is COVID-19 airborne? CSIR to conduct study

After the World Health Or...

Bacterial study gives fresh insights on diabetes and fibrosis

The bacterium Thermus the...

China to launch Mars Mission today using its largest rocket

China and the US seem to be taking their rivalry up to the Mars with both countries capitalizing on the red planet's proximity with Earth to launch their probes. China is all set to launch Tianwen-1 on Thursday (July 23), its most ambitious, first interplanetary mission to Mars which has three spacecrafts including an orbiter, lander and a rover...

Blooming Phytoplankton in Antarctic ocean may positively impact climate change: Study...

New Delhi: Scientists who had earlier observed a reduction in carbon dioxide levels through an increase in phytoplankton photosynthesis and growth have estimated the current phytoplankton bloom in the Antarctic Ocean to have a similar positive environmental effect on the marine ecosystem.

India to face more extreme weather events by end of 2100

New Delhi: Based on mathematical modelling, it is understood that India it is expected a temperature change of 2° C by the end of year 2100, said Dr Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences. He was delivering a lecture under eminent scientist category of CSIR-Summer Research Training Programme (CSIR-SRTP), 2020 on the topic “Science of Cl...

UAE makes history by launching its first mission to Mars

The United Arab Emirates made history by launching its first mission to Mars, with a blast off in Japan early on Monday. It is the Arab world's first interplanetary mission. The launch of the spacecraft named Amal, or Hope, marks the start of the seven-month journey to the red planet which will study the upper atmosphere and monitor climate chan...

Cryo-electron microscopy: The game-changer for structural biology

It is said, a picture is worth a thousand words. What better if that picture is a ringside view of minute particles like viruses or functional proteins, along with changes they undergo? Such intricate, three-dimensional blueprints of biological samples are worth a library of information to scientists. Insights into the molecular structures are not ...


Who is Manoj Sinha — the new Lieutenant Governor of J&K

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Sushant Singh Rajput case: CBI files FIR against Rhea Chakraborty, 5 others

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday (August 6) named actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others in the case of the death of Sushant Singh Rajput after a probe by the Bihar Police was transferred to the CBI.

Chennai sits on tonnes of ‘Beirut blast chemical’

Chennai: Ammonium nitrate, the chemical behind the deadly blast in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, is present in huge quantities near Chennai. Customs officials claimed 740 tonnes of the chemical is stored safely at Manali, a Chennai suburb, since it was seized in 2015.

Several old structures damaged in Mumbai rain, PM assures help

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Researchers develops battery-operated portable ventilator

New Delhi: Researchers from the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) have developed an Emergency Breathing Assist System (EBAS) called ‘Air Bridge’.

Researchers develop ‘Hyperelastic Model’ to understand brain injuries

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed an analysis-driven ‘hyperelastic’ model in calculating the stress and strain experienced by the brain due to blunt force injury and lesion (tumour) growth. The new model will help neurosurgeons and researchers to understand how the damage due to injuries in the brain progress...

IIT Hyderabad researchers use AI to study supply chain network of biofuels

New Delhi: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) have started using computational methods to understand the factors and impediments in incorporating biofuels into the fuel sector in India, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions from the use of fossil fuels.

June 21 annular solar eclipse: All you need to know

The solar eclipse occurring on June 21, 2020, is not only the last one this year, but is also going to very special. During the eclipse, the Sun will appear as a 'ring of fire' for a brief moment, dazzling all those who are fortunate to view this cosmic show.

Space startups in India want special policies, autonomy to take off

In May, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the opening of the space segment for private players and startups and the Elon Musk-owned SpaceX launched the Demo-2 mission. In view of these key developments, The Federal spoke to space tech startups on the future outlook and viability of being in the space sector.

Why trek Amazon for biodiversity? Look at your neighbourhood dog

On June 5 this year, we celebrated World Environment Day on the theme ‘Biodiversity’ and the tagline “Time for Nature”. While the word biodiversity has become a household term in today’s world, the scope of this word is often understated.

Human’s mindless plunder can accelerate ‘sixth extinction’

Most of us know that the Earth shows a great diversity of living organisms — from the microscopic to the gigantic, found in a range of habitats — from the hot deserts of the Sahara to the cold mountain tops of the Tibetan plateau. What do we know of this biodiversity? What threatens it?

Virus culture: A step forward in development of cure for COVID-19

New Delhi: Even as researchers across the world are racing against time to launch a vaccine to halt the spread of COVID-19, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has established stable cultures of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from patients’ samples.

Scientific temper: A Nehruvian thought that is much relevant today

It was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who first used the term 'scientific temper' in India in 1946. After he became the first Prime Minister of Independent India in 1947, Nehru relentlessly expanded the notion of scientific temper and strove to impress the leadership of the country to inculcate scientific temper among its citizens. After Nehru, the succe...

Tech support: Smart rings and airbag gowns help fight COVID-19

A user of a smart ring recently found his score drop below 50, which was not normal. The same night, he caught a mild fever and went for a check-up, in which he tested positive for COVID-19. The person continued to remain asymptomatic. This has prompted doctors at the University of California to study if the ring could detect the disease, even befo...

India’s paradox: Rapid tech strides but poor record on infectious diseases

Besides exposing the rickety healthcare system and abysmally low public spending on the sector over the decades, the coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp focus the country’s skewed priorities when it comes to addressing the challenges from infectious diseases. India carries a disproportionate burden of global infectious diseases, particul...