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White-nose syndrome can decimate little brown bats: Studies
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) Two recent scientific studies under a project led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have revealed new insights on where and when bats hibernate across their range, and subsequently predict continued extreme levels of mortality from white-nose syndrome.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
US FCC hawk wants Chinese drone firm DJI on covered list for being 'Huawei on Wings'
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) US FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has warned that Chinese drone maker DJI "is collecting vast troves of sensitive data on Americans and US critical infrastructure, potentially operating as Huawei on wings".
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Politics
NASA selects telescope to study Milky Way evolution
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NASA-Boeing Starliner delayed till mid-2022, probe into faulty valves continues
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) NASA and Boeing's Starliner cargo spacecraft's orbital flight test has been postponed until the middle of next year as investigation into its faulty valves continues.
2021-10-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
DSS for air quality management in Delhi-NCR launched
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, a Decision Support System (DSS) that extends the ability of the existing air quality early warning system (AQEWS) to have decision-making capability for air quality management in Delhi-NCR was launched on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Science/Tech
'Space sector will turn into trillion-dollar industry, role of start-ups key'
Dubai, Oct 19 (IANS) The space sector will turn into a trillion-dollar industry and start-ups will play a key role, Dr Somanath S, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO said on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech
NASA's Perseverance rover captures sounds on Mars
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled Perseverance rover have captured nearly five hours of Martian wind gusts, rover wheels crunching over gravel, and motors whirring as the spacecraft moves its arm.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NASA telescopes spot remains of a supernova in colourful bubble
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) NASA telescopes have captured the colourful blast of a stellar explosion thousands of years ago, shedding new light on the evolution of such cosmic remains.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NASA's new Lucy asteroid spacecraft faces solar panel glitch
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) NASA's newly launched Lucy spacecraft, the US space agency's first-ever mission to explore distant asteroids and seek out the origin of our solar system, has faced some issues with one of it solar panels, the agency has said.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
China's inhalable Covid vax may boost antibodies 300-fold
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) An inhalable Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's CanSino Biologics has shown an increase of 250- to 300-fold in neutralising antibody levels as a booster shot, the media reported.
2021-10-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA's Perseverance captures panoramic view of Martian ridges
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) NASA's Perseverance rover has clicked a panorama view of the "South Seitah" region of Mars' Jezero Crater, offering clues to the area's mysterious past.
2021-10-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bill, Melinda Gates walk daughter down the aisle
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Mega-billionaire Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda Gates walked their oldest daughter Jennifer Gates down the aisle ahead of her nuptials with fellow equestrian Nayel Nassar.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Early solar system harboured gap between inner & outer regions: MIT
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) In the early solar system, a "protoplanetary disk" of dust and gas rotated around the sun and eventually coalesced into the planets we know today, according to a new analysis of ancient meteorites by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
2021-10-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Venus never had oceans, couldn't support life: Study
London, Oct 17 (IANS) While previous studies have suggested that Venus may have its own liquid water oceans, a new study suggested that this is not the case.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
NASA sends Lucy mission to seek out solar system's 'fossils'
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) In a novel bid to seek out the origin of our solar system, the US space agency on Saturday launched the Lucy mission, the agency's first to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids.
2021-10-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Devotees immerse Durga idols in Yamuna despite ban (Ld)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Despite ban on idol immersion in Yamuna river and other natural water bodies in the national capital, several people flouted the rules issued by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), a day before the 'visarjan' (immersion) ritual.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
One coronavirus vaccine can protect against other coronaviruses
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) A team of US researchers, including a scientist of Indian-origin, has shown for the first time that Covid-19 vaccines and prior Covid infections can provide broad immunity against other similar coronaviruses.
2021-10-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Are Chinese Covid jabs waning in immunity?
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) China's CoronaVac and Sinopharm Covid vaccines may be waning in immunity levels, several studies have shown.
2021-10-15
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Hubble finds persistent water vapour in Jupiter's moon
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The Hubble Space Telescope observations of Jupiter's icy moon Europa have revealed the presence of persistent water vapour, suggesting potential conditions hospitable for life, according to NASA.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
China agrees to cooperate in WHO's fresh Covid origin probe
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) China has agreed to support and participate in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) fresh probe to trace the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic that has globally infected 21.9 crore people while claiming 45.5 lakh lives.
2021-10-15
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Scientists targeted with abuse, death threats during pandemic
London, Oct 15 (IANS) More than 60 per cent researchers faced negative experiences as a result of their media appearances or their social media comments about Covid-19 pandemic, revealed a survey conducted by science journal Nature.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Centre claims less farm fire incidents since Sep 15
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Central government on Friday claimed that paddy residue burning events have been reduced by 69.49 per cent in Punjab, by 18.28 per cent in Haryana and by 47.61 per cent in the eight NCR districts of Uttar Pradesh during the one-month period since September 15 compared to the same period last year.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
New disease in millet crop in Haryana identified
Chandigarh, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in Haryana's Hisar have, for the first time, identified a disease in millet crop caused due to Klebsiella Aerogenes bacterium, a statement said on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Punjab,Science/Tech
Himachal to collaborate with CSIR-IMTech for natural farming
Shimla, Oct 14 (IANS) A collaboration between the state project implementing unit of Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan Yojana and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh is on the cards for microbial study of dung and urine of indigenous cows being used for Subhash Palekar Natural Farming (SPNF) in Himachal Pradesh.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Science/Tech
'India-EU collaboration represents aspiration of 2 billion people'
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Stating that India and European Union's collaboration represents aspiration of two billion people, India's Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday called for reinforcing their strategic partnership and developing a shared approach at the multilateral level to address global challenges.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Isolated populations in India vulnerable to Covid-19, says study
Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Isolated populations in India are vulnerable to Covid-19, says a joint study by researchers from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), the Banaras Hindu University and some other universities.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Tea and banana waste used to develop non-toxic activated carbon
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A team of scientists have used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon, which, without any toxic agent, is useful for several purposes such as industrial pollution control, water purification, food and beverage processing, and odour removal.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
India may need Covid booster by mid-2022: Prof Padmanabhan (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India may require the third dose of Covid vaccine by the middle of next year, said eminent scientist and biochemist Prof G. Padmanaban, as breakthrough cases even after full vaccination have been prevalent, even though mostly mild.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Indian scientists develop models to help improve hip, knee implants
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian scientists have developed analytical models that can predict topography of electrical discharge textured (EDT) surfaces, aiding their customisation for improving hip and knee implants, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Stiffness of arteries could indicate severe Covid risk: Study
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Assessing the stiffness of the arteries could help identify patients most at risk of dying from Covid-19, new research has revealed.
2021-10-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Strange radio waves from galactic centre indicate hidden planet
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) An international team of astronomers have for the first time ever discovered unusual signals coming from the direction of the Milky Way's centre.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Researchers flag lack of gender diversity in science Nobels
London, Oct 11 (IANS) The lack of gender equality in science at the Nobel Prize 2021 has set off frustration and disappointment in the scientific community, particularly among women researchers, Nature reported.
2021-10-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
NASA's Perseverance rover reveals history of water on Mars
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) NASA's Perseverance rover, currently exploring Jezero Crater on Mars, has shared new insights which reveal that the Red planet had sustained interactions with water, according to a new study by the mission scientists.
2021-10-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Psychiatric disorders in teens linked to social exclusion in later life
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Adolescents who had received a mental health disorder diagnosis were often excluded from the labour market and education as young adults, finds a new study.
2021-10-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Severe Covid infection in mothers linked to preterm births
London, Oct 10 (IANS) A team of researchers has discovered that the more severely a mother is infected with Covid-19, the more likely she is to experience preterm birth.
2021-10-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
China's Chang'e-5 probe reveals volcanic activity
Beijing, Oct 8 (IANS) The first lunar sample in more than 40 years, brought by China's Chang'e-5 probe also includes lava dated at two billion years old, giving an insight into volcanic activity on the Moon.
2021-10-08
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Alzheimer's and Covid share genetic risk factor
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Researchers have identified an anti-viral gene that impacts the risk of both Alzheimer's disease and severe Covid-19.
2021-10-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Indian-American astronaut part of SpaceX Crew-3 mission
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) An Indian-American astronaut is part of NASA-SpaceX's third mission to the International Space Station.
2021-10-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Diaspora
UAE to launch asteroid mission in 2028
Abu Dhabi, Oct 7 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to launch an asteriod mission, which will visit seven different asteroids in 2028.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Togo,Science/Tech
Official national emissions inventory needed, existing ones show 37% variation: CEEW
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) India needs to develop and maintain a comprehensive inventory of baseline emissions to ascertain whether its policy and technological interventions are able to reduce air pollution, according to an independent study released on Wednesday by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).
2021-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Researchers trace reason behind sudden increase in flux of blazar
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Scientists tracking a blazar 3.5 billion light years from Earth that stands out with its quasi-periodic optical outbursts over trillion times the Sun's luminosity, going back nearly 120 years, have traced the reason behind the sudden increase in its flux states.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Chemistry Nobel awarded for developing new category of 'green' catalysts
Stockholm, Oct 6 (IANS) Scientists at a German and US institutes were on Wednesday awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 for developing an ingenious tool that revolutionised construction of molecules.
2021-10-06
Category: International, Sweden,Science/Tech
China's Chang'e 4 lunar mission completes 1,000 days on Moon
Beijing, Oct 6 (IANS) China's historic lunar mission Chang'e 4 has completed 1,000 Earth days on the far side of the moon, the media reported.
2021-10-06
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Madhavan lends voice for new sci-docu 'India's Space Odyssey'
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan lends his voice for the upcoming science documentary titled 'India's Space Odyssey' that captures the landmark endeavours achieved during India's space programme which helps understand the tough circumstances under which ISRO succeeded, a victory considered impossible by some around the world.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Science/Tech
Explained: What causes Covid toe condition
London, Oct 6 (IANS) While dry cough, fever and shortness of breath are the classic symptoms of Covid-19 infections, some people also experienced redness and swelling of the hands and toes known as chilblain-like lesions.
2021-10-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
70% patients missed cancer surgery globally during Covid lockdowns
London, Oct 6 (IANS) One in seven cancer patients around the world have missed out on potentially life-saving operations during Covid-19 lockdowns, a new study reveals.
2021-10-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Heli-borne survey technology to help in groundwater management in arid regions: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) In a step toward providing groundwater solutions in arid regions of the country, Union Minister of State for Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh on Tuesday launched state-of-the-art Heli-borne survey technology for groundwater management.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
CO2 monitors can track indoor Covid risk
New York, Oct 5 (IANS) Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way of using carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors to help estimate the risk of catching Covid-19 and other airborne diseases in near real time.
2021-10-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
JNCASR scientists win Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (Ld)
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Kanishka Biswas, an associate professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), has received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Science for his discoveries in the field of solid-state inorganic chemistry and thermoelectric energy conversion.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
JNCASR scientist wins Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in chemical science
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Kanishka Biswas, an associate professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), has received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in chemical science for his discoveries in the field of solid-state inorganic chemistry and thermoelectric energy conversion.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology