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US team led by Indian-origin scientist develop new system that extracts oxygen from Mars' salty water

The team, led by Vijay Ramani, a professor at the Washington University in the US, examined the new system in a simulated Martian atmosphere at minus 36 degrees Celsius

Published on 1st December 2020
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Novel coronavirus may enter a person's brain through the nose, finds study

Although recent research has described the presence of viral RNA in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid, it remains unclear where the virus enters and how it is distributed within the brain

Published on 30th November 2020
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Cyclone Nivar to make landfall on Nov 25: Here's what we know about the cyclone so far

According to the IMD, Nivar is quite likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours and into a severe cyclonic storm in the subsequent 12 hours

Published on 24th November 2020
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Floods of unimaginable magnitude washed through Mars, say NASA scientists after analysing Curiosity rover data

The finding, published in the journal Scientific Reports, hints at the possibility that life may have existed on the Red Planet

Published on 22nd November 2020
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E-cigarette users may have increased susceptibility to COVID-19

The main reason to avoid smoking is the risk of cancer, heart disease, emphysema, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and other lung diseases

Published on 18th November 2020
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SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches four astronauts into orbit, becomes first commercial human spacecraft system

The SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7.27 pm EST on Sunday (5.57 am on Monday India time) from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Published on 16th November 2020
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COVID face masks can trigger skin allergies, reveals new study

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that face masks worn to stop the spread of Covid-19 can trigger bouts of eczema in people with sensitive skin and allergies

Published on 13th November 2020
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Kalaignar Karunanidhi Breakfast Scheme for school students launched in Pondicherry

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said that the scheme was an apt tribute to Karunanidhi who championed the cause of downtrodden and poor people 

Published on 12th November 2020
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DMK submits petition seeking 10 per cent quota for government school students in Puducherry

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday submitted a petition to Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi seeking her nod to allot 10 per cent quota for government school students

Published on 5th November 2020
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Attention space buffs: NASA is all set to unveil an 'exciting' Moon discovery today

The US space agency said the discovery from Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will be unveiled at a media teleconference at 12 pm EDT (9.30 pm India time) on Monday

Published on 26th October 2020
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Why more Indians have turned to seeing their therapists online in the middle of the pandemic

COVID has forced many services to go online. This includes therapy too. We asked a few youngsters what they felt about it

Published on 10th October 2020
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Suffocating to write JEE with mask: JEE 2020 topper Chirag Falor on going to MIT, topping a 'pandemic' exam and ISRO dreams

Chirag says he hardly had any trouble preparing. But the exams were suffocating under a mask. When the results came on October 5, it was business as usual

Published on 5th October 2020
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Researchers zero in on 24 super habitable planets outside of our solar system for alien life

Among the 24 top planet candidates, none of them meets all the criteria for super habitable planets, but one has four of the critical characteristics

Published on 5th October 2020
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NASA's resupply mission honouring Kalpana Chawla on way to ISS

The International Space Station Experience (ISS Experience) is also creating an immersive virtual reality series documenting life and research aboard the space station

Published on 3rd October 2020
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Ramakrishna Kongalla's photographs will take you behind India’s rich, timeless temple architecture and iconography

And when you do, you'll notice how varied Indian temples truly are and how they are much more than just religious structures, they are truly cultural hotspots. This is how he breaks down his work

Published on 24th September 2020

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