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How To Define COVID-19 Re-Infection: Indian Scientists Explain In Study

How To Define COVID-19 Re-Infection: Indian Scientists Explain In Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 01, 2021, New Delhi

Two positive tests at an interval of at least 102 days with one interim negative test have been defined as SARS-CoV-2 re-infection or relapse of COVID-19 by Indian scientists for establishing surveillance systems, according to a study by ICMR.

Comet 'Most Pristine' Object From Outer Space Seen In Solar System

Comet 'Most Pristine' Object From Outer Space Seen In Solar System

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 30, 2021, Paris

A newly observed interstellar comet is the most pristine visitor from outer space ever seen in our Solar System, according to a pair of studies released Tuesday detailing its unique characteristics.

SpaceX Starship Rocket Fails To Land After Test Launch

SpaceX Starship Rocket Fails To Land After Test Launch

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 30, 2021, Washington

SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter Tuesday that the latest prototype of the company's Starship rocket series had crashed, after the video feed of its test flight cut out.

Vaccines May Need Regular Updates As Coronavirus Evolves, Say Scientists

Vaccines May Need Regular Updates As Coronavirus Evolves, Say Scientists

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 27, 2021, Berlin

Scientists have assessed the course of evolution of the novel coronavirus and predicted that COVID-19 vaccines currently in use across the world may need regular updates to counter new variants of the virus which are capable of escaping the body's protective antibodies.

COVID-19 Antibodies May Last From Days To Years: Study Shows What It Depends On

COVID-19 Antibodies May Last From Days To Years: Study Shows What It Depends On

Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 24, 2021, Singapore

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus wane at different rates, lasting for mere days in some individuals, while persisting in others for decades, according to a new study which says COVID-19 severity could be a deciding factor in having longer-lasting protection against reinfection.

Video: Success In Giant Rocket Test For NASA Preparing Return To Moon

Video: Success In Giant Rocket Test For NASA Preparing Return To Moon

Agence France-Presse | Friday March 19, 2021, Washington

NASA successfully carried out a key static test of its troubled Space Launch System rocket on Thursday, a win for the agency as it prepares to return to the Moon.

Mars May Be Hiding Most Of Its "Missing" Water Underground: NASA-Funded Study

Mars May Be Hiding Most Of Its "Missing" Water Underground: NASA-Funded Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 17, 2021, Washington

Vast amounts of ancient water may have been trapped beneath the surface of Mars, according to a NASA-funded study which challenges the current theory that the Red Planet's water escaped into space.

Water On Mars Buried Beneath Surface, Says Study

Water On Mars Buried Beneath Surface, Says Study

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 17, 2021, Washington

Billions of years ago, Mars was home to lakes and oceans -- but where all the water went to transform the planet into the desolate rock we know today has been something of a mystery.

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.