Scientists crack tur dal code to enhance varieties, yields

Our Bureau

The scientists may have just zeroed in on the origin of domesticated pigeon pea or arhar or tur dal... »

‘Styrofoam’ planet found 320 light years from Earth

Press Trust of India

Researchers have discovered a new giant planet orbiting an extremely bright star, 320 light years f... »

World’s ‘hottest’ chilli could kill you: scientists

Press Trust of India

Scientists have accidentally grown the world’s hottest chili pepper which is so spicy that eating e... »

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni wins the Dan David Prize

Kulkarni is a pioneer and leading figure in time-domain astrophysics and planetary science. File Photo


Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his contribution in... »

NASA awards USD 100,000 for 3D-printed space habitat challenge

File Photo of a model created using a 3D printer.


Two teams in the US have won awards worth USD 100,000 for completing the first stage of NASA’s 3D-Pr... »

IIT Delhi researchers develop cheapest respiratory filter

Two children wearing face masks to protect themselves from the air pollution in Delhi. Photo Courtesy: Shanker Chakravarty


Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi have developed a respiratory filter which not only restricts entry of up to 95 percent dust and air pollutants, but is also the cheapest naso filte... »

Scientists debunk ‘happy drunk’ myth

Press Trust of India

There may be no such thing as ’happy drunk’, say scientists who have found that alcohol does not radically change personality. People typically report substantive changes to their personality when... »

Earth 2.0 may support alien life

The planet Proxima B orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the
closest star to our Solar System (file photo)

Press Trust of India

The planet Proxima B has the right amount of light to sustain liquid water, say researchers »

NRDC pays Rs 9 cr royalty to Dept of Scientific and Industrial Research

Our Bureau

The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) has paid Rs 8.9 crore to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) towards royalty share for commercialising their technologies ... »

Now, turn any surface into touchscreen with a spray paint

Press Trust of India

Scientists have developed a new technology that can turn any surface — including walls, furniture and steering wheels — into a touchscreen using tools as simple as a can of spray paint. The “trick”... »

Working at night may harm your liver: study


Frequent international travels or working at night may harm your liver by disrupting the natural sleep-wake cycle of the body, a new study suggests. Researchers, including those from University of ... »

CSIR, CII to collaborate on technology development

CSIR complex in Chennai

Our Bureau

In a move that would give strong indigenous technology development, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today signed a memorandum o... »

Historic moment, says PM on launch of South Asian Satellite

Prime Minister Narendra Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described the launch of the South Asian Satellite by India as a “historic moment” and said it opens up new horizons of engagement among the countries of the region. »

Humans must leave Earth in 100 years to survive: Hawking


Humans will need to colonise another planet within the next 100 years to survive climate change, asteroid strikes and overpopulation, according to renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking. In a d... »

New wireless device to measure walking speed accurately

WiGait measures walking speed without requiring that the person wear or carry a sensor.


MIT scientists have developed a novel device that can measure the walking speed of multiple people with up to 99 per cent accuracy using wireless signals. The device called “WiGait” measures walkin... »

Sanjay Pratihar chosen for INSA medal for Young Scientist

Now, robot drill for 50 times faster skull surgery

South Asia Satellite launch will be invaluable gift to region: PM

Finally, NASA’s super balloon lifts off to collect near space data

CMFRI succeeds in seed production of food fish

Now, a device to monitor drivers

ISRO, DKZP to map assets of gram panchayats

ISRO readying for test flight of heavyweight rockets

Google Doodle marks discovery of world’s first computer

Antikythera Mechanism is believed to be the world’s first computer.


The doodle depicts a stone like wheel predicting the Olympics, lunar and solar eclipse and tracking planetary positions. »

Software can edit human voice too


Scientists have developed a new software that allows people to edit audio recording of a human voice with the ease of changing words on a computer screen. The technology developed by researchers at P... »

Mars rover captures images of ancient fluid-carved valley


NASA’s Mars rover has beamed back images of an ancient valley that may have been carved by flowing water on the inner slope of a vast crater’s rim. As NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity appr... »

’NASA will not fly astronauts on first SLS rocket launch’


NASA will not fly astronauts on the first integrated flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, a part of exploration missions that will take humans to deep space, and event... »

Excess salt intake may increase stroke risk in teens: study


Teenagers who consume too much salt may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study warns. Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s H... »

Three Indian-origin scientists elected fellows of UK Royal Society


Three Indian-origin scientists have been elected fellows of the Royal Society, Britain’s independent fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists, for their “outstanding contributions to... »

India successfully launches South Asia Communication Satellite

ISRO’s GSAT-9 communication satellite, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi called India’s gift to its South Asian neighbours, was successfully deployed by a GSLV-F09 rocket, launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, on Friday.


India today successfully launched the South Asia Communication Satellite, fully funded by it and touted as an “invaluable gift” to its South Asian neighbours, that would provide communication and dis... »

Blooming problem for jasmine — it smells bad

TV Jayan

A chemical change makes the flowers pungent, find scientists at CIMAP »

Now, world’s fastest camera can ‘capture’ light

Press Trust of India

Scientists have developed a super-fast camera that can film at a rate of five trillion images per second, fast enough to visualise the movement of light. The camera will be able to capture rapid pr... »

3D printed cartilage to treat osteoarthritis

Press Trust of India

Researchers have successfully generated cartilage tissue using a 3D bioprinter, an advance that could lead to new treatments for osteoarthritis. The advance represents a giant step forward in the a... »

An alternative to lithium-ion batteries

IIT scientists create low-cost solar cells using Jamun

Simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks from Martian soil found

Cassini completes first dive between Saturn’s rings

Sunflower seeds source of potent liver carcinogen: study

New solution to harness bio-ethanol

Giant asteroid to zoom past Earth, says NASA

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