- 49-day lockdown necessary to stop COVID-19 resurgence in India: Study(14:23)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Two Indian-origin researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have come up with a new mathematical model that predicts a flat 49-day nationwide lockdown -- or sustained lockdown with periodic relaxation extending over two months -- may be necessary to prevent COVID-19 resurgence in India.
- US varsity starts decontamination of N95 masks for reuse(13:14)
New York, March 28 (IANS) In the wake of a critical shortage of N95 face masks that block the novel coronavirus, researchers at Duke University in the US have confirmed a way to use existing vapourised hydrogen peroxide methods to clean the masks so they can be reused.
- NASA readies Orion spacecraft for Moon mission preparations(12:37)
Washington, March 27 (IANS) NASA's Orion spacecraft has come a step closer to integrating with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will take it to the Moon under the Artemis programme designed to land the first woman and the next man on lunar surface by 2024.
- CCMB likely to come up with cost-effective diagnostic kits(13:28)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) While people in India are locked down inside their homes and are busy keeping themselves away from coronavirus infection, there is good news as the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is likely to come up with "cost-effective and accurate diagnostic kits for wide distribution."
- Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt predicts COVID-19 to soon go away(19:19)
New York, March 24 (IANS) A prediction by Stanford University biophysicist and Nobel laureate Michael Levitt that new coronavirus is set to disappear soon as the world observes social distancing has given a booster shot to the world that is currently reeling under the pandemic.
- Scientists in 2007 warned China was a 'time bomb' for COVID-19(16:08)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) As the world battles growing new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has killed over 14,500 people, a study that appeared 12 years back then claimed that the situation in China was a "time bomb" for a dangerous virus outbreak.
- Loss of smell could be Covid-19 symptom, say French scientists(22:26)
Paris, March 22 (IANS) The loss of the sense of smell, especially among the youth, could be a possible new symptom of Covid-19, according to French scientists who said they have been observing the phenomenon in recent days, and a section of British doctors are also of the same opinion, reports said on Sunday.
- Himachal varsity develops herbal hand sanitiser(21:34)
Solan (Himachal Pradesh), March 22 (IANS) To provide good quality sanitisers, the Nauni-based Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, near here, has come out with a herbal moisturising hand sanitiser.
- Curiosity Mars rover takes stunning selfie during record climb(17:41)
Washington, March 21 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recently set a record for the steepest terrain it's ever climbed and in the process, took a selfie, capturing the scene just below âGreenheugh pediment which is a broad sheet of rock that sits atop a hill.
- Key dementia test now available in 7 Indian languages (Ld)(11:30)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Researchers from premiere institutes like NIMHANS and AIIMS have adapted a standardised test for dementia screening that can now be used in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu and Tamil -- apart from English.
- Portable device detects cough, can predict pandemic in making(10:54)
New York, March 20 (IANS) A team of US researchers has invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning called 'FluSense' that can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, analyse the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends and predict the next pandemic in the making.