Science & Tech

Big Data may help get new clues to Alzheimer's

A group of Indian researchers has sought to apply Big Data analytics to hunt for early signatures of the Alzheimer’s..

Non-obese and lean Indians also prone to type 2 diabetes: Study

A recent study has found that while most diabetics in the West are also overweight and obese, in India nearly 20 to 30 percent suffering from diabetes are non-obese and even some are lean..

More fruits and veggies, less red meat: This is planet-friendly diet

If we want to live healthy and also keep the planet healthy, the only way is to align our diets with what is good for us as well as the planet, a new study published in medical journal The Lancet on Thursday has concluded..

Garbage dumps leading to shift in food habits of wild animals: Study

The study concludes that there should be segregation of waste generated from domestic and other activities at the source only in order to prevent harm to animal feeding on it and also to address the problem of ecological impact of non-biodegradable waste accumulation..

Rise in salinity threatens Gangetic River Dolphin habitats

A five-year study conducted in the Sundarbans region has found that raising water salinity level is threatening the habitat of Gangetic river dolphins..

DRDO develops quick response mobile facility for nuclear incidents

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a mobile facility to help provide immediate relief in case of any attack involving radioactive material..

#ISRO’s #Gaganyaan: Cabinet Approves Rs 10,000 Cr for Human Spaceflight Initiative

A human-rated GSLV Mk-III will be used to carry the orbital module; Two unmanned & one manned flight planned; 3-member crew will spend a minimum of 7 days in space..

Here is what Indian scientists achieved in 2018, beyond rocket launches and nuclear capable missiles

The year 2018 is ending with spectacular success of Indian scientists and technologists in space and defence sectors, with a series of high impact missions..

ISRO's ‘Angry Bird’ GSAT-7A placed in orbit, will boost Air Force's communication capabilities

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully placed in orbit a communications satellite GSAT-7A, also known as "Indian Angry Bird", this evening..

India successfully test fires indigenously developed 5000-km-range nuclear capable ballistic Missile Agni 5

Today, December 10, India successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable long-range missile Agni V from a canister on a road-mobile launcher at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha..

Boost to India's Internet Connectivity: ISRO’s 'Big Bird' GSAT-11 launched successfully

The GSAT-11, a game changer for providing internet access and data communications for India, will aid the digital India program, and help in giving internet connectivity in flights in India..

New analysis says Puga has highest geothermal potential

Several locations in India are known to have potential for production of geothermal energy. A new analysis of available data on all such sites has shown that Puga geothermal field in Ladakh could be a good site for further exploration..

#WorldAIDSDay: First time in India, Bravo HIV-Self-Test kit for Early Detection of HIV

Bravo HIV-Self-Test detects both viral antibodies that the immune system starts to produce when a person has been infected with HIV as well as HIV viral antigen..

I am Jagdish Chandra Basu, I want to tell you the story of 'The Lady with the Lamp'

Today, November 30 marks the 160th birth anniversary of Jagdish Chandra Basu, and on this day he 'tells' the story of Sister Nivedita who influenced and inspired the great Indian scientist ..

PSLV-C43 successfully launches earth observation satellite HysIS and 30 foreign satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) successfully launched 31 satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) today in Sriharikota..

AstroSat unravels how hot stars evolve in Globular Clusters in the Milky Way

AstroSat is India's first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in 2015..

Mobile Obsession: What’s Up! Making of a Disorder

Nomophobia is a proposed name for the phobia of being out of cellular phone contact. The growing dependence on mobile phones is making most of us nomophobic, and recently published WHO Report has identified it as a ‘disorder’..

Indian scientists make surprise discovery: Nanosheets can be chemical reagents too

Experimenting with extremely tiny materials – a millionth of a human hair – is allowing scientists to create new materials and think of innovative applications for them..

ISRO successfully launches India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-29 from Sriharikota: Prime Minister congratulates scientists

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully launched the country’s heaviest rocket GSLV-MkIII-D2 carrying communication satellite GSAT-29 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh..

Pune scientists tweak anti-cancer drug to make it more effective

A group of Indian researchers have now redesigned a drug to get new chemicals which themselves may be potential anti-cancer and anti-bacterial drugs..

Use your phone camera for real-time pollution check

The app has been developed by a team from the Delhi-based Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering. “It is a real-time air quality analytics application..

CSIR labs develop ‘green’ crackers

Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan today announced development of a set of new firecrackers that promise to be less polluting without compromising on the sound or light effect..

Behrupiyas who Transmitted Knowledge Traditions

The impressionists known as Behrupiyas were more than artists in the past. They assisted in circulating, transmitting and publicising the various knowledge forms in the popular domain of Samaj, the people. The vibrant tradition of Ramlila can also be seen as an extension of this practice which continues even today. Taking a cue from the National Behrupiya Festival (IGNCA, New Delhi), Organiser brings forth a collage of this age-old Lok Parampara (tradition) and its various implications while celebrating ..

Here is why improved forecasts are not helping prevent floods and droughts

Here is why improved forecasts are not helping prevent floods and droughts..

Our Advanced Naval Science

From Harappa to Mauryas, Pandayas, Cholas, Cheras and beyond, the excellence of maritime technology and naval sciences are thoroughly demonstrated..

Impetus to Indigeneity

First NDA Government under the leadership of Shri Vajpayee drafted a great plan to promote indigenous industrial research. However, successive Governments failed to make any headway..

Visualising Scientific Headway

Atal Behari Vajpayee was a great votary of science and society tie-up, he was keen to formulate the nomenclature of development by making strides in Science & Technology   A week after the Pokhran nuclear tests were carried out in May 1998, Bharat’s former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee improvised on the slogan given by Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1965, “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” by adding a crucial dimension of “Jai Vigyan” to it. Vajpayee always believed in ..

Restoring Soul of the Soil

We have inherited healthy soil from our ancestors for thousands of years. But the modern farm techniques, borrowed from the West, have turned a major part of our soil infertile. Farmers, agriculture scientists and policymakers came together in Hyderabad to devise a strategy for promoting sustainable farming..

Kargil Fossil Unravels Climatic Conditions of Early Himalayas

A new study by researchers from BirbalSahni Institute of Palaeosciences and the Geological Survey of India, Lucknow, has indicated that the climate may have been warm and humid when the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates began to collide leading to the formation of the Himalayas..

Antibiotic-resistant Genes found in Kerala Mangrove Ecosystem

A new study by Indian researchers has revealed that antibiotic resistant genes are present in micro-organisms of mangrove regions in Kerala..

What's Up WhatsApp

Freedom comes with a price. We all must be happy to pay that small price to trade peace and welfare for our nation..

A solar water purifier, with a difference

The solar water purifier, developed by scientists at the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute at Phaltan in Maharashtra, does not require electricity and does not waste water..

Indigenous radar to track monsoon winds is now functional

A fully indigenously built radar to scan high skies over the Indian ocean for movement of air and monsoon winds has started functioning at the Cochin University of Science and Technology in Cochin..

#NationalStatisticsDay: Here is how P C Mahalanobis dabbled with computing in early 20th century

June 29 marks the 125th birth anniversary of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, the father of Indian statistics..

Scientists improvise models to better predict storm surges

Researchers at India Institute of Technology, Delhi, have come up with an improvised prediction model that promises to help make more accurate forecast of storm surges due to cyclone and other storms arising on the eastern flank of the country, in Bay of Bengal..

IIT Tech Can Help People Turn Waste into Bricks and Tiles

Researchers at the IIT, Roorkee, have developed a technology that can convert waste into tiles and bricks..

Education/Engineering: Diverse Options

The institutions and students must focus on diversified career prospects in the field of Engineering. With many choices within this career, decision must be made after a lot of planning..

Mango Database Developed for Plant Breeders

Scientists at the Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, have prepared anew database which will be of great help to mango breeders. The mango database lists 40 mango varieties based on a standard set of features..

New weather prediction systems to help IMD fine tune forecasts

Weather forecasts from India Meteorological Department (IMD) are all set to undergo major improvement with the commissioning of two very high resolution weather prediction systems..

Indian Scientists Find New Clues to Parkinson’s

Researchers at the CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (CSIR-IICB) in Kolkata have now proposed that alpha synucleinoligomers could be responsible for development of Parkinson’s..

NASA Studies Reveal Freshwater Decline In India

After collecting more than a decade worth of data from Earth observation satellites, NASA has discovered that freshwater levels have changed significantly across the globe..

Science and Technology : Tiding The Data

A new fear has come up among crores of people in the country about sharing their data. While the Centre has served a timely warning to the Facebook, it must ensure that people’s confidence is not lost in some other way either..