Category: Science

Google doodle marks engineer M Visvesvaraya’s 157th birth anniversary

Google’s doodle for Saturday, September 15, features a man wearing a Mysuru peta with a wall in the background. He is none other than Sir M. Visvesvaraya, and the wall represents the iconic Krishna Raja Sagar dam built across the Cauvery river in Mandya, Karnataka. Today is the 158th birth anniversary of M. Visvesvaraya, according […]

India’s first missile tracking ship is readying for sea trials

Once ready, it will be India’s first, a force multiplier and cruise the country into a global elite club. Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) is gearing up to undertake sea trials of India’s first missile tracking ship by the first week of October. The keel of the ship, which was laid on June 30, 2014, is […]

Greenhouse gas emissions from Indian paddy fields very high

Rice farming across the world could be responsible for up to twice the level of climate impact relative to what was previously estimated, according to a study conducted in India. The study, published in PNAS, found that intermittently flooded rice farms can emit 45 times more nitrous oxide as compared to the maximum from continuously […]

Supermassive Black Hole Discovered in a Tiny Galaxy

Scientists have found a supermassive black hole (SBH) at the center of a tiny galaxy, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The galaxy, called Fornax UCD3, belongs to a recently discovered, rare and unusual class of stellar systems known as ultracompact dwarfs (UCDs), which are populated by older stars. […]

The Woman Who Leads India’s “Manned Mission” To Space

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s first human space flights mission on a rocket built by ISRO on Independence Day, a widely-appreciated clause was his promise that it could be a “son or a daughter” who would take the Indian flag to outer space. At the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO, a part […]

Turmeric powder is able to fight cancer; says studies

Bengaluru: A group of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City has used a clever process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin persist as the major ingredient of turmeric, the common component which adds flavour and colour to Indian […]

Blue light from digital gadgets cause severe damage to eye sight; says researchers

Washington: Researches say, the blue light from digital gadgets including smart phones would trigger blindness. The exposure to blue light on a constant basis might lead to the entering of poisonous molecules into eye’s light-sensitive cells which later pave the way for macular degeneration according to the research carried out at University of Toledo in […]