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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.

"Not An Asteroid...": NASA Gives Details Of Object Orbiting Earth

"Not An Asteroid...": NASA Gives Details Of Object Orbiting Earth

ANI | Friday December 04, 2020, Washington DC

Scientists at the US space agency NASA have said that the Near-Earth object orbiting the planet since the month of September is a 1960's-Era Centaur rocket booster.

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.