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Enjoy science & maths just as music & arts: Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan (12:10)
By Saket Suman
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Science and mathematics are as much a triumph of human achievement and part of our culture as history, literature, art and music, and therefore all of us should enjoy them, Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan said here on Thursday.

President confers Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards (18:48)IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Jan 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards on 28 eminent personalities and two organisations of the Indian diaspora for their contributions and achievements in various fields, here on Wednesday.

Books on science should be humane: Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (14:32)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan said books on science should deal with human aspects of the scientists for better communication rather than the highly sanitised versions that are usually seen in science writings.

Countdown for launch of DRDO satellite to start on Wednesday (14:02)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) The countdown for the flight Thursday night of an Indian rocket carrying the Microsat R imaging satellite of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Kalamsat student satellite will begin later on Wednesday, an Indian space agency official said.

NASA replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS (09:42)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) The US space agency has replaced one of the astronauts assigned to fly on the first crewed test launch of a first-time Boeing capsule to take passengers to the International Space Station (ISS).

Space Kidz India plans to build satellite to do biological experiment in space (16:03)
By Venkatachari JagannathanIANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Chennai-based Space Kidz India plans to build a satellite - Vikramsat - to do some biological experiment in space, said a top official.

Fungus infestation of high-yielding sugarcane variety leads to hunt for new strain (12:12)
By Saurabh KatkurwarIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The famed Co-0238 high-yielding sugarcane variety that has placed India on the verge of becoming the world's largest sugar producer has run into trouble due to a 'Red Rot' infestation, forcing the government to hunt for a new strain to check a possible slump in output in the coming years.

Google Doodle honours Noble Laureate Lev Landau (08:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Google Doodle on Tuesday honoured Soviet theoretical physicist and Noble Laureate Lev Davidovich Landau, who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research into liquid helium's behaviour at extremely low temperatures.

'Super blood moon' thrills onlookers with vibrant shade of red (22:04)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Stargazers were in for a treat as they enjoyed a rare "super blood moon" as it turned a stunning shade of red.

IIST co-building satellite with California, Surrey institutes (15:34)
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) After launching several satellites built by students of different universities, the ISRO will launch one built by the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) in collaboration with California Institute of Technology, an Indian space agency official said.

Protein enabling other drugs to increase body's HDL levels identified (17:34)IANS Photo Service
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a protein, known as ORP2, responsible for transporting cholesterol inside cells that opens the way for new drugs to increase the body's 'good cholesterol' levels.

Novel technology cleans water using bacteria (15:52)IANS Photo Service
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a new technology that can clean water twice as fast as commercially available ultrafiltration membranes, an advance that brings hope for countries like India where clean drinking water is a big issue.

These tiny swimming robots may deliver drugs in blood vessels (14:36)
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings and can swim through fluids, an advance which may help deliver drugs to diseased tissue one day.

First robotic surgical procedure performed in Pakistan (12:46)
Karachi, Jan 20 (IANS) A "successful" robotic surgical procedure was carried out for the first time in Pakistan on a female patient at a hospital in Karachi, the media reported on Sunday.

Get ready for total lunar eclipse, Supermoon on Sunday evening (11:48)
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Stargazers are in for a treat as skies are set for a series of celestial events on Sunday evening, including total lunar eclipse, super blood Moon and a "Wolf Moon" or Super Blood Wolf Moon.

Researchers turn carbon emissions into usable energy (10:42)
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a system that produces electricity and hydrogen while eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the main contributor of global warming.

Scientists finally know how long a day is on Saturn: 10:23:38 (17:50)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed that a day on Saturn is just over 10 and-a-half-hours-long, a finding that solved a long-standing mystery of solar system science.

First UAE research prize for scientist CNR Rao (23:32)
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Eminent Indian scientist C.N.R. Rao has been conferred with the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said an official on Friday.

Young scientist programme, Chandrayaan-2 among top priorities this year: ISRO (Lead) (23:26)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced a 'young scientists programme' under which three school students will be selected from each state and Union Territory and will be given hands-on experience in building small satellites.

Purdue University celebrates its 150th anniversary with astronaut Jerry Ross (23:08)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The Purdue University on Friday celebrated its 150th Anniversary in Mumbai with Astronaut and its alumnus Jerry Ross in a festival inspired by the accomplishments and contributions of its alumni.

ISRO launches Young Scientists programme (17:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced a Young Scientists programme under which three school students will be selected from each state and union territory and will be given lectures on space and hands-on experience in building small satellites.

90 Argentine satellites to be launched by China (17:24)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China will launch 90 satellites into space for Argentinian company Satellogic, which plans to build an Earth observation network.

NASA's Cassini reveals new details on Saturn's rings (14:26)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The rings of Saturn may may have formed much later than the planet itself, according to a new analysis of gravity science data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Asteroids pummelled Earth, Moon beginning 290 mn years ago: Study (13:18)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The number of asteroids colliding with the Moon and the Earth was about two to three times higher in the last 290 million years than in the previous 700 million years, finds a study that challenges previous understanding of Earth's history.

Gaganyaan: Crew module, crew service module design to be finalised soon (11:38)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) The design for the crew module and crew service module for India's Gaganyaan first manned space mission, slated for launch in 2022, are in the finalisation process, a top official of the Indian space agency said.

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