Science

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.

China To Launch Mission, Seeking First Lunar Rock Retrieval Since 1970s

China To Launch Mission, Seeking First Lunar Rock Retrieval Since 1970s

Reuters | Sunday November 22, 2020, Beijing

China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth's natural satellite since the 1970s.

Scientists Discover Oldest Known Nano-Structures In Ancient Artifacts In Tamil Nadu

Scientists Discover Oldest Known Nano-Structures In Ancient Artifacts In Tamil Nadu

Press Trust of India | Saturday November 21, 2020, New Delhi

Scientists have discovered the oldest known human-made nanomaterials in the "unique black coatings" of ancient pottery shards - dated to 600 BC - unearthed from an archeological site in Keeladi, Tamil Nadu.

Indian Tech Start-Up Bags UK-US Space Contract

Indian Tech Start-Up Bags UK-US Space Contract

Press Trust of India | Thursday November 19, 2020, London

An Indian tech start-up is among 10 winners to bag same-day contracts worth up to 53,000 pounds to fast-track the development of their innovations after directly pitching to the UK, US and NATO military leaders their solutions to key challenges within the aerospace and defence industry.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks With International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks With International Space Station

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 17, 2020, Washington

A SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying four astronauts docked with the International Space Station on Monday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions.

Steroid Treatment Should Be Reserved For Sickest Covid Patients: Experts

Steroid Treatment Should Be Reserved For Sickest Covid Patients: Experts

Press Trust of India | Sunday November 15, 2020, Washington

Most adults with moderate-to-severe COVID-19 have a suppressed immune response against the novel coronavirus rather than life-threatening hyper-inflammation, according to a study which suggests steroids such as dexamethasone should be reserved for the sickest patients.

Stanford University Names World's Top 2% Scientists, 36 Are From 2 IITs

Stanford University Names World's Top 2% Scientists, 36 Are From 2 IITs

Press Trust of India | Saturday November 14, 2020, New Delhi

At least 14 scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Banaras Hindu University have figured among the top two per cent scientists in a global list compiled by the prestigious Standford University. The list also includes 22 faculty members or researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati.

Common Mutation May Make COVID-19 More Vulnerable To Vaccine, Says Study

Common Mutation May Make COVID-19 More Vulnerable To Vaccine, Says Study

Press Trust of India | Friday November 13, 2020, Washington

A common mutation in the novel coronavirus that has enabled it to spread quickly around the world may also make it more susceptible to a vaccine, according to a study that proves some of the first concrete findings about how SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is evolving.

Scientists Discover "Hidden" Gene In COVID-19, May Add To Unique Biology: Report

Scientists Discover "Hidden" Gene In COVID-19, May Add To Unique Biology: Report

Press Trust of India | Thursday November 12, 2020, New York

Researchers have discovered a new "hidden" gene in the novel coronavirus which may contribute to its unique biology and pandemic potential, an advance that may lead to the development of new therapeutics against the deadly virus.

Radio Burst From Within Milky Way May Help Solve Cosmic Mystery

Radio Burst From Within Milky Way May Help Solve Cosmic Mystery

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 04, 2020, Paris

Astrophysicists have detected a burst of cosmic radio waves within our solar system for the first time and identified its source, according to research published Wednesday that sheds new light on one of the mysteries of the Universe.

Scientists Have Developed "Ultrapotent" COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate: Study

Scientists Have Developed "Ultrapotent" COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 04, 2020, Washington

Scientists have developed a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 that produces "extremely high levels" of protective antibodies in animal models, an advance that may lead to a novel therapeutic to curb the pandemic.

NASA Spacecraft Successfully Gets Sample From Asteroid Bennu

NASA Spacecraft Successfully Gets Sample From Asteroid Bennu

Agence France-Presse | Friday October 30, 2020, Washington, United States

NASA said Thursday its robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex was able to stow a rock and dust sample scooped up from the asteroid Bennu, after a flap that had wedged open put the mission at risk.

NASA Spacecraft Touches Asteroid 200 Million Miles From Earth

NASA Spacecraft Touches Asteroid 200 Million Miles From Earth

Christian Davenport, The Washington Post | Wednesday October 21, 2020

NASA high-fived an asteroid for the first time Tuesday evening in a daring mission to better understand the origins of the universe.

3-Person Crew Blasts Off For International Space Station In Russian Capsule

3-Person Crew Blasts Off For International Space Station In Russian Capsule

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 14, 2020, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut blasted off to the International Space Station Wednesday aboard a Russian capsule, in the first such launch since SpaceX's game-changing debut manned flight from US soil.