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IISc Team Proposes Efficient Design For Quantum Circuits

IISc Team Proposes Efficient Design For Quantum Circuits

Edited by Shihabudeen Kunju S | Thursday March 26, 2020, Bengaluru

The IISC team devised an algorithm to explicitly count the number of computing resources necessary, and optimized it to obtain maximum efficiency.

Indian-origin Scientist Developing Robots With Human-like Ability In US

Indian-origin Scientist Developing Robots With Human-like Ability In US

Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday March 07, 2020, New York

Humanoids or robots are in news for taking up certain chores like in restaurants or as cleaners but researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are now working on robots that can learn new tasks solely by observing humans.

Whole Genome Sequencing Under GenomeIndia Project Started: Harsh Vardhan

Whole Genome Sequencing Under GenomeIndia Project Started: Harsh Vardhan

Edited by Maitree Baral | Friday March 06, 2020, New Delhi

Whole Genome Sequencing (WSG) under the 'GenomeIndia: Cataloguing the Genetic Variation in Indians' project has started. The proposed target of WSG is to do it for 10,000 individuals representing the country's diverse population.

Coronavirus Lingers In Rooms And Toilets But Disinfectants Kill It

Coronavirus Lingers In Rooms And Toilets But Disinfectants Kill It

Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 05, 2020, Washington, United States

New research from Singapore published Wednesday showed that patients with the novel coronavirus extensively contaminate their bedrooms and bathrooms, underscoring the need to routinely clean high-touch surfaces, basins and toilet bowls.

17 New Planets Including Habitable Earth-Sized World Discovered

17 New Planets Including Habitable Earth-Sized World Discovered

ANI | Saturday February 29, 2020, Washington D.C.

University of British Columbia (UBC) Astronomy Student Michelle Kunimoto has discovered 17 new planets, including a potentially habitable, Earth-sized world, by combing through data gathered by NASA's Kepler mission.

This Large Exoplanet Could Have Right Conditions For Life

This Large Exoplanet Could Have Right Conditions For Life

Indo-Asian News Service | Friday February 28, 2020, London

Research led by an Indian-origin astronomer has found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth that could have the right conditions to sustain alien life.

Astronomers Detect Biggest Explosion After Big Bang

Astronomers Detect Biggest Explosion After Big Bang

ANI | Friday February 28, 2020, Perth

The biggest explosion in the universe after the Big Bang has been discovered by scientists studying a distant galaxy cluster.

Sub-Neptune Sized Planet Validated Using Habitable-Zone Planet Finder

Sub-Neptune Sized Planet Validated Using Habitable-Zone Planet Finder

ANI | Friday February 21, 2020, Washington DC

The Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF), an astronomical instrument has confirmed an object initially observed by the Kepler spacecraft is an exoplanet.

First Findings Of NASA's Juno Mission To Unravel Jupiter Water Mystery

First Findings Of NASA's Juno Mission To Unravel Jupiter Water Mystery

ANI | Wednesday February 19, 2020

NASA's Juno mission has provided its first science results on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere. Published recently in the journal Nature Astronomy, the Juno results estimate that at the equator, water makes up about 0.25 per cent of the molecules in Jupiter's atmosphere - almost three times that of the Sun.

79% Indian Birds On Decline, 101 Species Classified "High Concern": Report

79% Indian Birds On Decline, 101 Species Classified "High Concern": Report

Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 18, 2020, Gandhinagar

There has been a decline in population of 79 per cent of Indian species of birds as per the assessment of current trends, but there is also some good news as the number of Indian peafowls (national bird peacock) has shown a dramatic rise, says a report.

One-Third Of Plant, Animal Species Could Be Extinct By 2070: Study

One-Third Of Plant, Animal Species Could Be Extinct By 2070: Study

Indo-Asian News Service | Friday February 14, 2020, New York

Researchers have said that one in three plant and animal species could face extinction by 2070 because of climate change. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, estimated broad-scale extinction patterns from climate change by incorporating data from recent climate-related extinctions and from rates of species movements.

A Dying Star One Thousand Times Bigger Than The Sun Could Soon Explode

A Dying Star One Thousand Times Bigger Than The Sun Could Soon Explode

Written by Sanya Jain | Friday February 14, 2020

Betelgeuse, a reddish star that is part of the Orion constellation, may be entering a pre-supernova phase - where it gets fainter before collapsing in a fiery explosion.

Car-Sized Prehistoric Turtle, Largest Ever, Was Built For Battle

Car-Sized Prehistoric Turtle, Largest Ever, Was Built For Battle

Reuters | Thursday February 13, 2020, Washington

One of the largest turtles that ever lived prowled the lakes and rivers of northern South America from about 13 million years ago to 7 million years ago - and this car-sized freshwater beast was built for battle.

Half-A-Million Insect Species Face Extinction: Scientists

Half-A-Million Insect Species Face Extinction: Scientists

Agne France Presse | Tuesday February 11, 2020, Paris, France

Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have said in a "warning to humanity".

This Spacecraft Will Take First Images Of Sun's Unexplored Polar Regions

This Spacecraft Will Take First Images Of Sun's Unexplored Polar Regions

Agence France-Presse | Monday February 10, 2020, Miami

The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launches Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space weather that impacts technology back on Earth.