How drones can better monitor explosive volcanoes
3 live coronaviruses in Wuhan lab don't match COVID-19: Report
  • Redmi Smart TV X series to feature new MEMC tech(17:13)
    Beijing, May 23 (IANS) Lu Weibing, Xiaomi Group Vice-President and Redmi General Manager, has said the upcoming Redmi Smart TV X series will feature new technologies, like Motion Estimation Motion Compensation (MEMC) as well as smart 60Hz intelligent compensation algorithm.
Pregnant women with Covid-19 show placenta injury: Study
  • Pregnant women with Covid-19 show placenta injury: Study(16:16)
    New York, May 23 (IANS) The placentas from 16 women who tested positive for Covid-19 while pregnant showed evidence of injury, the organ that acts as the gut, kidneys, liver and lungs for a fetus during pregnancy, say researchers.
Moon mission: NASA seeks candidates for 8-month isolation
Social isolation may up heart attack and death risk
  • Social isolation may up heart attack and death risk(13:01)
    London, May 22 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that people who are socially isolated are over 40 per cent more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, than those who were socially integrated.
NASA's head of human spaceflight steps down citing 'mistake'
NASA renames WFIRST telescope after Nancy Grace Roman
  • NASA renames WFIRST telescope after Nancy Grace Roman(15:46)
    Washington, May 21 (IANS) NASA has renamed its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), a next-generation space telescope set to launch in 2025, in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, the US space agency's first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe.
Not just sins, 'Ganga water can end corona'
  • Not just sins, 'Ganga water can end corona'(12:42)
    Varanasi, May 21 (IANS) Eminent river engineer and former professor of civil engineering at IIT in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Prof. U.K. Choudhary has said that the judicious use of river technology can help resolve the Coronavirus crisis as well as the plight of Ganga river.
'Concerted, innovative effort': How India ramped up its Covid-19 testing capacity
  • 'Concerted, innovative effort': How India ramped up its Covid-19 testing capacity(23:30)
    New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) On May 18, India reached a landmark in its fight against Covid-19 by performing 100,000 tests in one day. Starting from less than 100 tests per day just two months ago, a 1,000-fold increase in just 60 days was made possible by dedicated teams from research institutions, medical colleges, testing laboratories, ministries, airlines and postal services working together.
Indian space sector reforms: Will it be a big bang approach?
'Reforms will bring space tech from labs to commercial arena'
  • 'Reforms will bring space tech from labs to commercial arena'(16:41)
    Chennai, May 18 (IANS) The reforms in the Indian space sector announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will bring space technology from research and development labs to the commercial arena, said a senior space industry official on Monday.
SpaceX to test 'sunshade' on Starlink satellites to cut brightness
370mn indigenous people in 90 countries lack Covid-19 health efforts
  • 370mn indigenous people in 90 countries lack Covid-19 health efforts(14:27)
    New York, May 17 (IANS) As the world scrambles to fight coronavirus pandemic that has affected more than 4.6 million people, little attention has been paid to indigenous populations worldwide who may be especially vulnerable to Covid-19 but are largely excluded from most national or regional efforts to curb the spread of the disease, according to new research.
Apple's $500 mn deal over iPhone throttling gets preliminary nod
  • Apple's $500 mn deal over iPhone throttling gets preliminary nod(22:30)
    San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) Apples up to $500 million deal to end several lawsuits accusing the company of slowing down certain older iPhone models with software updates has received preliminary nod, but the deadline for final approval got extended by a few weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Scientists discover new species of fungus, on Twitter
  • Scientists discover new species of fungus, on Twitter(18:00)
    London, May 16 (IANS) People often use social media platforms to keep themselves entertained but in a bizarre incident, scientists have discovered a new species of parasitic fungus on the micro-blogging platform Twitter.
Reform boost: Coal monopoly gone, space sector opened up (Ld)
Pvt sector to be allowed in India's space exploration missions
  • Pvt sector to be allowed in India's space exploration missions(17:54)
    New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that private companies will be allowed to take part in planetary exploration, outer space travel among other space activities, and the government will take steps to encourage private participation in the Indian space sector.
Researchers develop AI algorithm to spot brain injuries
NASA unveils 'Artemis Accords' for responsible space exploration
Dogs go through puberty just like young humans: Study
  • Dogs go through puberty just like young humans: Study(15:56)
    London, May 16 (IANS) A typical teenage behaviour doesn't just occur in young humans, it happens in dogs too, say researchers, adding that adolescent dogs can have changes in their mood just like teenagers can be moody or unpredictable.
Rise in severe weather threatens grid operations: Accenture study
  • Rise in severe weather threatens grid operations: Accenture study(12:50)
    Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) More than nine in 10 executives at electric utilities believe that climate change has contributed to increased extreme weather events that their electricity networks have experienced over the past 10 years, said a study by Accenture.
Human activities responsible for rising sea levels: Study
  • Human activities responsible for rising sea levels: Study(12:50)
    New York, May 16 (IANS) Sea-level rise, which has accelerated in recent decades, threatens to permanently inundate densely populated coastal cities and communities. According to researchers, modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth's orbit.