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Discovery of DNA double helix

Discovery of DNA double helix

In news The discovery in 1953 of the double helix, the twisted-ladder structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), by James Watson and Francis Crick marked a milestone in the ...

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Solar alliance biggest achievement since Paris accord: PM

Solar alliance biggest achievement since Paris accord: PM

Why in news? The biggest development on tackling climate change since the Paris Accord of 2015 has been the International Solar Alliance, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the ...

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A huge, dying storm on Neptune

A huge, dying storm on Neptune

In news A dark storm on Neptune, once big enough to cover more distance than Kashmir to Kanyakumari, is dwindling to nothing. Observation When NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew ...

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India should aim for 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030

India should aim for 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030

In news India should strive for 50 percent of its power generation capacity from renewable sources by 2030 on the back of technological advancements in solar and wind energy. ...

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Super blue blood moon to colour the skies

Super blue blood moon to colour the skies

In news A cosmic event not seen in 36 years — a rare “super blood blue moon” — may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and ...

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NASA expresses interest in made in India tech for spacecrafts

NASA expresses interest in made in India tech for spacecrafts

In news A new thermal spray coating technology used for gas turbine engine in spacecrafts developed by a Rajasthan-based researcher has caught the attention of a NASA scientist. ...

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An electronic ‘nose’ model from IIT Bombay

An electronic ‘nose’ model from IIT Bombay

In news Electrical Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, research is on to develop an “electronic nose”, the “nose” can differentiate between ...

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Toothpaste ingredient triclosan could fight  malaria

Toothpaste ingredient triclosan could fight malaria

In news Scientists say a common ingredient of toothpaste, triclosan, could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria as it has potential to interrupt infections at ...

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Pulsars the new satellites

Pulsars the new satellites

A new NASA experiment shows how pulsars like LGM-1 could be used to navigate future missions to deep space with the right sensors and navigational algorithms.Last November, ...

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World’s most powerful rocket debut flight

World’s most powerful rocket debut flight

In news SpaceX is planning to attempt the first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket around the end of this month. With 27 engines generating five million pounds of thrust at ...

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The ‘Sanskrit effect’:Improving memory

The ‘Sanskrit effect’:Improving memory

Research Memorising Sanskrit mantras may help increase the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function, including memory and thinking skills, says a report in the ...

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A novel compound to kill cancer cells

A novel compound to kill cancer cells

In news Researchers at Kolkata’s Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) have synthesised a novel compound that shows potent anticancer activity. How does the ...

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LG reveals world’s first 65-inch rollable OLED TV

LG reveals world’s first 65-inch rollable OLED TV

In news LG has unveiled a prototype of the world’s first rollable 65-inch 4K display, offering a useful purpose for flexible OLED technology. Types of TV CRT (Cathode ray tube) ...

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Design flaws in new computer chips

Design flaws in new computer chips

In news Computer security experts have discovered two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside nearly all of the world’s computers. The two problems, called Meltdown ...

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