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Indian Scientists Make Space Bricks With Urea For Buildings On Moon

Indian Scientists Make Space Bricks With Urea For Buildings On Moon

Press Trust of India | Friday August 14, 2020, Bengaluru

A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a sustainable process for making brick-like structures on the moon, according to IISc.

"Baby" Milky Way Discovered 12 Billion Light Years Away

"Baby" Milky Way Discovered 12 Billion Light Years Away

Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 13, 2020, Paris

A golden halo glinting 12 billion light years away is the farthest galaxy resembling our Milky Way yet spotted, astronomers said Wednesday, adding the "surprisingly unchaotic" infant star system challenges our understanding of the early years of the Universe.

Scientists Identify Immune System Variation Linked To Severe COVID-19 Cases

Scientists Identify Immune System Variation Linked To Severe COVID-19 Cases

Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 28, 2020, New York

Scientists have found how misfiring of the immune system in some patients infected with the novel coronavirus can lead to severe consequences of COVID-19, an advance which may help identify those at high risk of dying from the disease, and suggest drugs to treat them.

IISc Designs Eye Gaze-Controlled Robotic Arm For Speech, Motor Impaired

IISc Designs Eye Gaze-Controlled Robotic Arm For Speech, Motor Impaired

Press Trust of India | Friday July 10, 2020, Bengaluru

An Indian Institute of Science (IISc) research team has designed a robotic arm that can be manipulated by eye movement using a computer interface, to help people with Severe Speech and Motor Impairment (SSMI).

Mysterious Pink Glacial Ice Seen In Italy, Scientists Start Investigation

Mysterious Pink Glacial Ice Seen In Italy, Scientists Start Investigation

Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 05, 2020, Passo Gavia

Scientists in Italy are investigating the mysterious appearance of pink glacial ice in the Alps, caused by algae that accelerate the effects of climate change.

ISRO's Mangalyaan Captures Image Of Phobos, Biggest Moon Of Mars

ISRO's Mangalyaan Captures Image Of Phobos, Biggest Moon Of Mars

Press Trust of India | Saturday July 04, 2020, Bengaluru

The Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission has captured the image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars.

COVID-19: IIT Roorkee Develops Disinfection Box For Personal Things

COVID-19: IIT Roorkee Develops Disinfection Box For Personal Things

ANI | Friday July 03, 2020, Roorkee

Researchers at IIT Roorkee have developed a disinfection box that can be used to sterilize personal belongings, medical equipment, PPE, apparels among others, against coronavirus.

Why Canadian Sparrows Have Changed Their Tune

Why Canadian Sparrows Have Changed Their Tune

Agence France-Presse | Friday July 03, 2020, Washington

Members of a Canadian sparrow species famous for their jaunty signature song are changing their tune, a curious example of a "viral phenomenon" in the animal kingdom, a study showed Thursday.

Ancient Australian Aboriginal Sites Discovered Underwater

Ancient Australian Aboriginal Sites Discovered Underwater

Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 02, 2020, Sydney

Archaeologists have for the first time found Aboriginal artefacts on the seabed off Australia, opening a door to the discovery of ancient settlements flooded since the last ice age, they reported Thursday.

Key Device Made In India For Global Project To Study Nuclear Fusion

Key Device Made In India For Global Project To Study Nuclear Fusion

Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 01, 2020, New Delhi

Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro said it has achieved a major milestone under 'Make in India' initiative by building a cryostat for the USD 20 billion global fusion project.

Coronavirus Mutation Has Taken Over The World. Scientists Explore Why

Coronavirus Mutation Has Taken Over The World. Scientists Explore Why

Sarah Kaplan, Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post | Tuesday June 30, 2020

When the first coronavirus cases in Chicago appeared in January, they bore the same genetic signatures as a germ that emerged in China weeks before.

New Record Set For Earth's Longest Lightning, Both Distance And Duration

New Record Set For Earth's Longest Lightning, Both Distance And Duration

Press Trust of India | Friday June 26, 2020, United Nations

A single lightning flash stretched more than 700 kilometres across Brazil last year - equivalent to the distance between Boston and Washington DC - has created a new world record for the longest reported distance of lightning, the UN's weather agency has announced.

Ocean On Jupiter's Moon Europa "Could Be Habitable": Study

Ocean On Jupiter's Moon Europa "Could Be Habitable": Study

Reuters | Thursday June 25, 2020

Scientists have figured out how the subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may have formed and determined that this vast expanse of water may have been able to support microbial life in the past.Europa, with an ocean hidden beneath a thick shell of ice, long has been viewed as a potential habitat for extraterrestrial life in our solar system, alongside other candidates such as Mars and Saturn's moon Enceladus.

"Mystery Object" In Space May Be Smallest Black Hole, Say Scientists

"Mystery Object" In Space May Be Smallest Black Hole, Say Scientists

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 25, 2020, Paris

A mysterious object roughly 800 light years from Earth detected using gravitational wave sensors is either one of the smallest black holes or one of the largest neutron stars so far discovered, scientists said on Wednesday.

"Ingenuity", NASA Craft Headed For Mars, Is Unlike Any Other Helicopter

"Ingenuity", NASA Craft Headed For Mars, Is Unlike Any Other Helicopter

ANI | Wednesday June 24, 2020, California

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will travel with the Perseverance rover through 314 million miles (505 million kilometres) of interplanetary space to get to Mars.