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InSight spacecraft to study interior of Mars

InSight spacecraft to study interior of Mars

In news NASA’s robotic Mars lander, InSight, will study the interior structure of the Red Planet to answer questions about the early formation of the inner planets – Mercury, ...

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World’s first quantum satellite launched

World’s first quantum satellite launched

In newsChina has demonstrated a world first by sending data over long distances using satellites which is potentially unhackable, laying the basis for next generation ...

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ISRO launches navigation satellite IRNSS-1L from Sriharikota

ISRO launches navigation satellite IRNSS-1L from Sriharikota

In news The Indian Space Research Organisation today launched the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1L, the eighth such satellite to be a part of a constellation.It ...

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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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