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total number of infections crossed the 2.7 lakh-mark to reach 2,76,583 on Wednesday

August 12, 2020 10:34:43 am

With India reporting 9,985 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections crossed the 2.7 lakh-mark to reach 2,76,583 on Wednesday, including 7,745 deaths and 1,35,205 people who have been treated and discharged so far. According to the data on the health ministry website, the number of recoveries crossed the number of active cases in the country by 1,573 on Wednesday.

NASA is sending plant system to ISS that could help grow food in space

September 22, 2017 11:00:27 am

NASA is sending a nearly self-sufficient plant growth system to the ISS that will help prepare astronauts to grow their own food during deep-space exploration missions.

NASA Mars orbiter narrowly escaped a collision with Mars’s moon of Phobos

March 3, 2017 2:22:03 pm

In a rare event, NASA’s Mars-orbiting MAVEN spacecraft was forced to perform a previously unplanned manoeuvre this week to avoid a head on collision with red planet’s lumpy, crater-filled moon Phobos. The Mars Atmosphere and VolatileEvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft has been orbiting Mars for just over two years, studying the red planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and […]

China to launch core module of its space station in 2018 

March 3, 2017 12:18:51 pm

The core module of the space station, named 'Tianhe-1', will be launched on board a new-generation Long March-5 heavyweight carrier rocket said CASC.

Egyptian researchers create biodegradable plastic using shrimp shells

March 2, 2017 7:39:57 pm

esearchers at Egypt's Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells that would otherwise be thrown away into thin films of biodegradable plastic.

Scientists can soon thaw cryopreserved human organs using nanotechnology

March 2, 2017 6:42:33 pm

Deep-freezing donated organs might one day help improve the transplant supply so now researchers are using nanotechnology to create super heaters for preserved tissue.

Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator gets a heart ‘transplant’

March 2, 2017 5:46:54 pm

Scientists today carried out a "heart transplant" on the Large Hadron Collider by replacing a key component inside one of its experiments.

NASA made a range of key software programmes publicly available

March 2, 2017 4:32:51 pm

NASA has made a range of software products publicly available which people can use for a wide variety of technical applications without copyright fees.

Soon, ‘magic’ DNA computer that grows itself

March 2, 2017 4:16:43 pm

"But our new computer doesn't need to choose, for it can replicate itself and follow both paths at the same time, thus finding the answer faster"

A model prototype of China’s first Mars probe is under development

March 2, 2017 3:13:29 pm

The probe will be launched at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern Hainan Province.

Highest-resolution 3D maps of dark matter created

April 15, 2020 3:42:06 pm

Scientists believe dark matter - theorised, unseen particles may comprise 80 per cent of the matter in the universe.

Ancient Earth was once a giant shell, claims a new study

March 1, 2017 9:34:35 pm

Ancient Earth's first outer layer was a single, solid shell that later folded and cracked to give rise to continents and other land features we see today, a new study has found.

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