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National Technology Day 2018 observed

May 11, 2018
National Technology Day is observed every year on May 11 to mark the anniversary of the successful test-firing of Shakti nuclear missile in Pokhran. The scientific achievements of the day prompted the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to declare India as a nuclear state.

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ISRO develops atomic clock for indigenous navigation satellites

May 8, 2018
With the development of the atomic clock, ISRO has become one of the few space organisations in the world that are capable to develop this highly sophisticated technology.

Lunar rock indicates hidden water ice reserves on Moon: Study

May 7, 2018
A team of scientists from the Tohoku University in Japan found the mineral called Moganite in a lunar meteorite discovered in a desert in northwest Africa.

NASA launches InSight Spacecraft to study the Mars' deep interior

May 7, 2018
It will enable the scientists to understand the temperature on the Mars, which is crucial for sending people there and will help them know that how much a human environment need to be heated under frigid conditions.

NITI Aayog, IBM sign SoI to develop crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence

May 5, 2018
NITI Aayog and IBM have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to develop a crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real-time advisory to farmers in aspirational districts. The main aim of the agreement is to enable cooperation in the use of technology to provide insights to farmers to improve crop productivity.

Fasting can boost stem cells' regenerative capacity: Study

May 4, 2018
In a new study, US biologists discovered that 24-hour fasting can dramatically improve stem cells' ability to regenerate, in both aged and young mice. The findings may help cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy and older people suffering from intestinal infections or other gastrointestinal disorders that can damage the lining of the intestine.

Fourth regional conference on futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure begins

May 4, 2018
The 4th regional conference on futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure began in Bengaluru on May 3, 2018. The 2-day event is a lead-up to the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which will be hosted by the Union Government from June 25-26 in Mumbai.

NASA’s Kilopower Reactor could power missions to Mars

May 3, 2018
The demonstration of Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology could pave the way for future systems that could power human outposts on the Moon and Mars.

NASA set to launch 'InSight' mission to study Mars’ deep interior

May 2, 2018
The InSight Mission will give hints of how rocky bodies form including Earth, its moon and also about planets of other solar systems.

NASA’s lunar orbital platform ‘Gateway’ to begin construction

Apr 25, 2018
NASA will start work on its Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by early 2019 when it will award the first contract for the program. The lunar platform will be NASA's planned ‘staging’ area for studies of the moon and the deep-space environment.

Deep Italian cave may help detect life on Mars

Apr 20, 2018
Scientists have discovered signs of life in a massive cave in Italy that is located about 1300 feet below the ground. The discovery may help detect life on other planets. The scientists found variations in the isotopic content of atoms in the mineral gypsum, which is a weathering product of the cave's formation.

NASA launches planet-hunting mission 'TESS'

Apr 19, 2018
The exoplanets discovered by TESS will help future researchers to conduct more comprehensive follow-up studies and to assess the capacity of these planets to harbour life.

NASA launches CHESS mission to study matter between stars

Apr 18, 2018
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has successfully launched CHESS mission to study the interstellar medium, the matter between stars. The space between distant stars is not empty. It contains drifts of vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules.

Cyber-security Tech Accord: 34 global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks

Apr 18, 2018
The "Cyber-security Tech Accord" is a public commitment among 34 global companies to protect and empower civilians online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace.

Scientists develop plastic-eating enzyme

Apr 17, 2018
Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that can be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems. The discovery could provide a recycling solution for the tonnes of plastic bottles made of PET that currently persist in the environment for hundreds of years.

China develops 3D conic device to increase solar-thermal conversion

Apr 16, 2018
Scientists applied this device to solar waste-water treatment and the test showed that the device could not only recover clean water but could also recycle heavy metals such as copper and cadmium.

NASA to build quiet supersonic manned plane

Apr 4, 2018
NASA would be building a manned supersonic aircraft, which would be quieter and may not cause an ear-shattering sonic boom. The jet will test design principles that are intended to soften the sonic boom.

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures the most distant star ever seen

Apr 4, 2018
Astronomers were able to view this faraway star and set a new distance record through a phenomenon called 'Gravitational Lensing'.

India replaces Vietnam to become world’s second largest mobile phone producer

Apr 2, 2018
India has replaced Vietnam to become the second-largest producer of mobile phones in the world, only after China. According to data shared by ICA, India accounted for 11 per cent of global mobile production in 2017 compared to 3 per cent in 2014.

India's antibiotic usage touching alarming levels: Study

Apr 1, 2018
A recent study suggests that India has witnessed the highest increase in antibiotic consumption among Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) between 2000 and 2015. According to medical experts, if this continues to progress, no antibiotics will be left even for the most simple infections by 2030.

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