How the periodic table pushed scientific discovery
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:02 PM IST
The periodic table is not just the story of discoveries aided by better technological innovations, it’s also the story of sheer genius
Chandrayaan-3 launch window opens from July 12: Isro chief
HT on May 22 reported that the launch of the much-awaited mission is likely to happen on July 12 and the lunar touchdown is expected on August 23.
Published on Jun 04, 2023 02:13 AM IST
Want your name on Jupiter's moon? Check out this NASA campaign
Europa Clipper’s main science goal is to determine whether there are places below the surface of Europa that could support life, said NASA.
Published on Jun 02, 2023 09:28 PM IST
NASA's GUARDIAN can detect tsunami from far reaches of atmosphere. Check how
GUARDIAN utilises the signals from global navigational satellite systems (GNSS) to detect the occurrence of tsunamis worldwide.
Published on Jun 02, 2023 02:21 PM IST
Leak at Pacific ocean floor, may lead to earthquake of magnitude 9.0: Report
The leak is on top of the Cascadia Subduction Zone fault which is around 80 km off the coast of Oregon in the United States.
Published on May 31, 2023 11:08 PM IST
NASA's Kepler discovers trio of exoplanets in final days of decade-long mission
Kepler's renewed mission, K2, studied how citizen scientists hunted for signals of transiting worlds or planets crossing in front of their stars.
Published on May 31, 2023 03:21 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
How NavIC aims to become a global navigation tool
In its present status, NavIC is competing with QZSS from Japan, which also targets only the Japanese and neighbouring regions.
Updated on May 31, 2023 06:24 PM IST
What is Foucault’s Pendulum installed in new Parliament buidling? Explained
Foucault’s Pendulum is the largest of its kind in India, standing at a towering height of 22 meters and weighing a substantial 36 kilograms.
Published on May 30, 2023 09:12 PM IST
With first civilian astronaut, China launches new crew for its space station
The crew will stay aboard the station for around five months, during which they will conduct scientific experiments and regular maintenance.
Published on May 30, 2023 08:11 AM IST
Revealed! Why are killer whales attacking sailing boats?
In the reported attacks on sailing boats, smaller orcas in the vicinity appeared to be imitating the larger ones.
Published on May 29, 2023 11:20 PM IST
Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao | Edited by Aryan Prakash
‘Alien’ mock signal sent to Earth from Mars for the 1st time: Report
Amid the search for another life beyond Earth, an alien signal was beamed to the planet from Mars for the first time.
Published on May 29, 2023 09:22 PM IST
NASA to spice up astronaut menu with deep space food production
A New York company that makes carbon-negative aviation fuel is taking the menu for interplanetary cuisine in a very different direction.
Published on May 29, 2023 03:46 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B
A year on Red Planet: Meet the scientist set to step into Martian habitat
Participants will face equipment failures and water limitations, the space agency has warned -- as well as some "surprises," according to Haston.
Published on May 27, 2023 10:36 AM IST
World’s oldest Homo sapiens footprint identified on in South Africa
A key challenge when studying the palaeo-record – trackways, fossils, or any other kind of ancient sediment – is determining how old the materials are.
Published on May 24, 2023 11:19 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
‘Enhanced rock weathering’ can help combat climate change: Report
Enhance rock weathering increases the contact area between rainwater and rock, consequently facilitating greater carbon removal.
Published on May 22, 2023 10:43 PM IST
Global warming threatens species with deadly temperatures, study shows
The study examined data from over 35,000 species of animals and seagrasses (including mammals, amphibians, birds, etc) from every continent and ocean basin.
Published on May 22, 2023 08:16 PM IST
Placenta plays an important role in genetic risk of schizophrenia, study finds
A new study has discovered that the placenta plays a considerably larger role in the development of sickness than previously thought.
Published on May 21, 2023 03:37 PM IST
SpaceX's Axiom mission-2 set for launch with 1st Saudi woman
Rayyanah Barnawi, a breast cancer researcher, is the first-ever Saudi woman to voyage into space along with another Saudi national, Ali AlQarni.
Published on May 21, 2023 01:48 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
Heat-temperature marine bacteria help detoxify asbestos, says study
Removal of silicon and magnesium from asbestos has been shown to disrupt its fibrous structure.
Published on May 20, 2023 10:39 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
Earth-sized alien planet gripped by widespread volcanism: Report
An Earth-sized planet orbiting a dim star in our galactic neighborhood is offering some of the best evidence to date of volcanism beyond our solar system.
Published on May 18, 2023 06:36 AM IST
‘Celestial monsters’: James Webb Space Telescope on detecting supermassive stars
The largest stars observed until now have a mass of around 300 times that of our Sun. The star described in a study has an estimated mass of 5,000-10,000 Suns.
Published on May 17, 2023 05:07 PM IST
Saturn outshines Jupiter in ‘moon race’; total count at 145
A new study have unveiled 62 new moons orbiting the ringed planet, bringing Saturn's official count of natural satellites to a grand total of 145.
Published on May 15, 2023 09:13 PM IST
NASA may now predict killer solar storms ‘30 minutes’ before they hit Earth
Solar storms occur when the Sun emits huge bursts of energy in the form of solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
Published on May 15, 2023 05:52 PM IST
Human eye 'tricks' the brain into incorrect assumptions, study reveals
This new study, however, shows that we can be fooled in our estimates of object size.
Published on May 15, 2023 11:31 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B
Human genome reboot better reflects global population
The new genome rundown may help clarify the contribution of genetic variation to health and disease, improve genetic testing, and guide drug discovery.
Published on May 11, 2023 03:47 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
Webb telescope spots three debris belts around luminous star Fomalhaut
Fomalhaut, one of the brightest stars in our night sky and the brightest in the southern constellation Piscis Austrinus, is located 25 light years from Earth.
Published on May 09, 2023 12:16 PM IST
‘Not a victim’: Rosalind Franklin’s role in solving the mystery of DNA structure
Popular narrative sees her as a scientist whose data was stolen. But she must be remembered as an equal contributor, write researchers revisiting her story
Updated on May 08, 2023 05:06 PM IST
China's ‘mystery’ spacecraft returns to Earth after 276 days: Report
The uncrewed spacecraft returned to the Jiuquan launch centre in northwest China on Monday.
Published on May 08, 2023 11:59 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
'Remarkable' Alzheimer's drug reduces cognitive decline
The outcome was measured by cognition and their ability to carry out daily tasks like managing finances, driving and engaging in hobbies.
Published on May 03, 2023 10:55 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
Neurotoxicity suspected in Ludhiana gas leak; here's how it's fatal for the body
Ludhiana gas leak have claimed 11 lives. Authorities hint the death is due to inhalation of neurotoxic gas. Here we explain why neurotoxicants are so fatal.
Published on Apr 30, 2023 06:38 PM IST