Science

How Virtual Reality Helps US Space Force Stay In Shape To Tackle Crises

How Virtual Reality Helps US Space Force Stay In Shape To Tackle Crises

Dalvin Brown, The Washington Post | Monday March 15, 2021

The U.S. Space Force is using virtual reality headsets to launch satellite mission operators into places they've never been before.

China Eventually Wants Astronauts To Stay On Moon For Long

China Eventually Wants Astronauts To Stay On Moon For Long

Reuters | Sunday March 14, 2021

Once China establishes a lunar research station, its astronauts will stay on the moon for long periods of time as they conduct scientific studies, state media reported on Sunday, citing the architect of China's lunar programme.

Researchers Shed Light On Factors That Help Avoid Covid Surge

Researchers Shed Light On Factors That Help Avoid Covid Surge

Press Trust of India | Monday February 22, 2021, Beijing

A combination of robust vaccination programmes and strict physical distancing rules may be enough to prevent recurring peaks of COVID-19 without greatly restricting the mobility of people, according to a modelling study.

"As They Roared Into Life....": Astrophysicist On Early Stars' Formation

"As They Roared Into Life....": Astrophysicist On Early Stars' Formation

Erin Blakemore, The Washington Post | Sunday February 21, 2021

For more than 100 million years after the big bang, the universe was dark.

India's Next Mars Mission Likely To Be An Orbiter

India's Next Mars Mission Likely To Be An Orbiter

Press Trust of India | Friday February 19, 2021, New Delhi

As NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars in the early hours of Friday to look for signs of past life, ISRO's next mission to the Red Planet is likely to be an orbiter.

NASA's Pursuit Of Flying A Helicopter On Mars For First Time

NASA's Pursuit Of Flying A Helicopter On Mars For First Time

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 16, 2021, Washington, United States

More than a century after the first powered flight on Earth, NASA intends to prove it's possible to replicate the feat on another world.

India Is 3rd Globally In Scientific Publications After China, US: Centre

India Is 3rd Globally In Scientific Publications After China, US: Centre

Press Trust of India | Saturday January 23, 2021, New Delhi

India has seen an exponential increase in the number of scientific publications over the last 10 years and is in the third position globally after China and the US, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said.

New Bat Discovered In Africa - And It's Orange, Black Like Halloween

New Bat Discovered In Africa - And It's Orange, Black Like Halloween

Darryl Fears, The Washington Post | Thursday January 14, 2021

Nancy Simmons was sitting in her office at the American Museum of Natural History two years ago when she got a startling text from a research expedition in Africa.

New Population of Blue Whale Found In Western Indian Ocean, Say Experts

New Population of Blue Whale Found In Western Indian Ocean, Say Experts

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 22, 2020, New Delhi

Scientists have found evidence of a previously undiscovered population of blue whales living in the western Indian ocean based on an analysis of sound recordings from the region, an advance which sheds light on the global distribution of the largest animals to have ever lived on the Earth.

First Potential Radio Signal From Exoplanet Detected By Scientists

First Potential Radio Signal From Exoplanet Detected By Scientists

Press Trust of India | Saturday December 19, 2020, Washington

An international team of scientists has collected the first possible radio signal from a planet beyond our solar system, emanating from an exoplanet system about 51 light-years away.

PSLV-C50 Mission: ISRO To Launch Communication Satellite CMS-01 Today

PSLV-C50 Mission: ISRO To Launch Communication Satellite CMS-01 Today

Press Trust of India | Thursday December 17, 2020, Chennai

The Indian Space Research Organisation will today launch communication satellite CMS-01 on board the launch vehicle PSLV-C50. A 25-hour countdown for the launch began yesterday afternoon at 14:41 hours, ISRO said.

Ultra Violet-Emitting LED Lights Can Kill Novel Coronavirus, Say Scientists

Ultra Violet-Emitting LED Lights Can Kill Novel Coronavirus, Say Scientists

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 15, 2020, New York

Ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) can kill the novel coronavirus efficiently, quickly, and cheaply, according to a study which says the new innovation could be installed in air conditioning and water systems.

NASA Selects Indian-American Astronaut Raja Chari For Manned Mission To Moon

NASA Selects Indian-American Astronaut Raja Chari For Manned Mission To Moon

Press Trust of India | Friday December 11, 2020, Washington

Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel, is among 18 astronauts, half of them women, who have been selected by NASA for its ambitious manned mission to the Moon and beyond.

IIT-Guwahati Researchers Develop Technology To Harvest Water From Air

IIT-Guwahati Researchers Develop Technology To Harvest Water From Air

Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 09, 2020, Guwahati

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati claimed to have developed a new technology to harvest water from the air by using the concept of hydrophobicity.

World's Smallest Atom-Memory Unit Is Faster And More Energy-Efficient

World's Smallest Atom-Memory Unit Is Faster And More Energy-Efficient

Press Trust of India | Sunday November 29, 2020, Houston

Researchers have created the smallest memory device yet, an advance that may lead to faster, smaller, and more energy-efficient electronic chips for consumer electronics and brain-inspired computing.