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Health care workers collect swab sample of a resident at Goregoan in Mumbai for a Covid-19 test.(HT PHOTO)

Second Covid-19 peak in Mumbai to be less severe comparatively, says TIFR

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2020 09:23 AM IST
The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research said in a report that by mid-January 2021, Mumbai would have almost reached the “herd immunity” stage against Covid-19.
The low-cost testing equipment developed by TIFR to assess the efficacy of masks.(PHOTO/TIFR)
The low-cost testing equipment developed by TIFR to assess the efficacy of masks.(PHOTO/TIFR)

TIFR develops country’s first low-cost mask testing equipment

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:45 PM IST
The equipment could cost between Rs. 30,000-50,000 ranging from the most basic one to a slightly advanced unit within the country while imported machines cost about Rs 10 lakh.
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research , Mumbai.(Wikimedia Commons)
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research , Mumbai.(Wikimedia Commons)

TIFR team creates nano-sized black gold to fight CO2 emissions

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:08 AM IST
The black gold, the scientists said, could possibly be used to reduce the CO2 concentration, formed by industrial and vehicular emissions, in our atmosphere that leads to global warming.
Solar fares are eruptions of high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface and can cause radio and magnetic disturbances on the earth.(AP)
Solar fares are eruptions of high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface and can cause radio and magnetic disturbances on the earth.(AP)

TIFR scientists find increase in electric current in sun’s magnetic regions

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 07:23 PM IST
Findings to help protect satellites based in earth’s outer environment
TIFR is a national centre of the Government of India under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy, and a deemed university since 2002, awarding degrees for master’s and doctoral programmes.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
TIFR is a national centre of the Government of India under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy, and a deemed university since 2002, awarding degrees for master’s and doctoral programmes.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

TIFR gives half salary to staff citing fund crunch, pays remaining amount after news goes viral

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 10:16 PM IST
After the news that a premier research institute in the country was facing fund shortage spread, the authorities, in an apparent fire-fighting exercise, deposited the remaining salary component of the staff in their bank accounts.
It was the indigenously built SXT and Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC) instruments on-board the Astrosat that first observed the black hole in a favourable state so as to be able to interpret the X-ray at the end of 2016.
It was the indigenously built SXT and Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC) instruments on-board the Astrosat that first observed the black hole in a favourable state so as to be able to interpret the X-ray at the end of 2016.

Isro-Nasa project finds black hole that spins near max possible rate

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2018 06:20 PM IST
The findings are significant, said researchers, because so far, high spin rates of only about five black holes have been quantified accurately
Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha in 1948.(TIFR-BF)
Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha in 1948.(TIFR-BF)

‘Poor man’s satellite’ launched for 500th time since its first from Mumbai in 1948

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 04:38 PM IST
On April 13, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Balloon Facility (TIFR-BF), Hyderabad, sent an indigenously designed plastic balloon
Pradeepta Mohanty, 30, an engineer from Madhya Pradesh, scans footage of space on his laptop and marks objects that could indicate unique galaxies.(Mujeeb Faruqui / HT Photo)
Pradeepta Mohanty, 30, an engineer from Madhya Pradesh, scans footage of space on his laptop and marks objects that could indicate unique galaxies.(Mujeeb Faruqui / HT Photo)

They study galaxies, help predict landslides: Meet India’s citizen scientists

Hindustan Times | By Krutika Behrawala
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 11:44 AM IST
Average people — school students, engineers, retired bankers — are helping gather data across the country, in fields as varied as astronomy and archaeology.
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