Sci-Tech

Ritam’s new version is here with better user experience.

RITAM, an Indian news aggregator app has now come up with the latest version named KRITIKA 3.0. This update focuses on fixing some bugs and improving the stability of the app. This will enable users to use the app more easily and will allow them to navigate easily...

Medic 20 Robots to soon lower risk against COVID-19; Read more :

In the fight against the novel coronavirus, humans who are in close contact with infected patients are at high risk. Though researchers are busy doing trials of medicines, scientists are trying their best part to lower the risk of this pandemic. This is after trial of Medic 20 Robot was undertaken on Monday at the K A P Viswanathan Medical College Hospital in Trichy, TamilNadu. ..

Ahead in surge of mobile internet consumption, digital industry defaults HD content streaming to SD

After PM Modi's 21 days India lock-down announcement, all the companies from the digital industry have decided upon temporarily defaulting HD and ultra-HD streaming to SD content or offering only SD content, at bitrates no higher than 480p on cellular networks until 14th April...

National Science Day; 10 Indian women & their invaluable contribution in the field of Science

Gender equality has been one of the most debated topic in the past decade. Though most of us agree that women deserves equal rights and opportunities as men, yet there are many challenges that a woman has to face regularly. Celebrating National Science Day 2020 this year which highlights the theme of 'Women in Science', ..

National Science Day 2020; Celebrating organised knowledge!

National Science Day 2020: 'Science for all and all for science' is what the world believes and it is true to all possible extents of life. No one living on this planet today can imagine its being without science. To add a paradox here, the good thing about science is that its true whether or not you believe in it!..

Bodo Agreement to usher in a new dawn for Assam; PM Modi appeals extremists to Join the Mainstream

Prime Minister praised the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Shri Hagrama Mahilare, the Chief of BTC and the Government of Assam for playing a very positive role in the Bodo agreement...

ISRO announces launch of Qualcomm Chipsets compatible with NavIC

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) informed today that it has provided consultation for Qualcomm towards enabling NavIC capability in their Snapdragon mobile chipset platforms...

Adding to many achievements, ISRO’s high power communication satellite GSAT-30 successfully launched

Adding another feather to the ISRO achievements, India's 'high power' communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched onboard Ariane 5 rocket in the early hours of Friday. The satellite blasted off from the French territory in South America. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the 'flawless flight' lasted about 38 minutes. With a mission life of 15 years, GSAT-30 is an operational communication satellite for DTH, television uplink and VSAT services...

Be ready with your binoculars, telescopes to witness beauty of Lunar Eclipse on January 10

2020 will we the feast year for stargazers and star lovers. The first penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 is about to fall on January 10 i.e., later this week. NASA has coined the term ‘Wolf Moon Eclipse' for this celestial event, and it will be visible in India this time. In fact, countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe will be able to see the lunar eclipse, and the total duration is set to be 4 hours and 5 minutes. This is the first of the four penumbral lunar eclipses that are set to occur this ..

Scientists should discover long term solutions to current problems: VP Naidu graces valedictory ceremony of 107th ISC

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu yesterday called upon the scientific community to find long-term solutions to the problems faced by farmers and improve crop productivity and farmers’ income...

Impetus to innovation! 14 Indian scientists receive Swarna Jayanti Fellowships

Swarna Jayanti Fellowships have been awarded to 14 Scientists associated with projects containing innovative research idea and with potential of making impact on R&D in the respective disciplines...

Retrospecting 2019: Here is a record of commendable achievements by India in space technology

Year 2019 was worthwhile for India's space technology. In the year, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully accomplished 13 missions including 6 launch vehicle missions and 7 satellite missions...

NASA astronaut Christina Koch sets record for the longest spaceflight by a woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch made history today, setting the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. Koch arrived at the International Space Station on March 14 for her spaceflight mission. As of December 28, she has been in space for 289 days, surpassing the record of Peggy Whitson, who spent 288 consecutive days in space...

Salute to this Bengaluru surgeon who develops cost effective indigenous video laryngoscope

Bengaluru-based ENT surgeon, Dr Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy, embarked on a mission to bring down the cost of medical equipment to make healthcare easily affordable for all. One of his first developments is a video laryngoscope that costs just Rs 22,000 (including GST)...

Moon wears golden ring! Despite clouds, PM participates in the enjoyment of rare astronomical event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also had a joy of watching the rare event from Kozhikode today morning...

Expanding its innovative service, Airtel launches ‘Wi-Fi Calling’ in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Telecom company Bharti Airtel yesterday launched its Voice Over Wi-Fi service, ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’ in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Airtel Wi-Fi Calling leverages cutting edge technology to enhance the indoor voice calling experience for Airtel smartphone customers...

Be ready with your binoculars, telescopes to witness beauty of Annular Eclipse of the Sun on 26th December

One of the beauties of nature, an annular eclipse of the Sun will occur on December 26. From India, the annular phase will be visible in the morning after sunrise from some places within a narrow corridor of southern part of the country (parts of Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu) and it will be seen as partial solar eclipse from the rest part of the country. ..

After successfully launching RISAT-2BR1, ISRO shares video of its fruitful deployment of Radial Rib Antenna

After successfully launching India's latest spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 along with nine foreign satellites, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today shared the video successful deployment of RISAT-2BR1. The radar imaging earth observation satellite, RISAT-2BR1 has been launched through Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This is the 50th mission of PSLV...

Kerala will produce 20,000 blockchain professionals: M Sivasankar addresses BlockHash Live 2019

Kerala IT secretary M Sivasankar, while inaugurating ‘BlockHash Live 2019’, announced that Kerala will produce 20,000 blockchain professionals in the next two years, in what could be a major revolution in this emerging technology in India. ..

Spot the tiny lamp! NASA’s Hubble space telescope captures stunning galaxy image

Some of the most dramatic events in the universe occur when certain stars die and explode catastrophically in the process. NASA’s Hubble space telescope has captured a stunning image of a galaxy’s spiral pattern. A joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency, the Hubble telescope has captured a host of beautiful images since its launch in 1990...

Heading towards its next launch, ISRO prepares for RISAT-2BR1 enhancing surveillance capabilities

Rising from the dark, Indians have always made a thrilling comeback, be it in any field. After successfully launching the CARTOSAT 3 and nano satellites, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is heading towards its next launch as it prepares to launch earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 that would enhance the country's surveillance capabilities. ISRO is looking to launch the satellite with the help of PSLV-C48 rocket from Sriharikota on December 11...

Pleasant earthquake in software world! Sundar Pichai to become Alphabet CEO; Larry-Sergey step down

Google CEO Indian-American Sundar Pichai will be assuming the role of Alphabet CEO, making him one of the most powerful corporate leaders of the world. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced that they are stepping down from the leadership role of the parent company Alphabet...

ISRO’s ‘eye in the sky’; Successfully launches CARTOSAT-3, next gen Earth observation satellite

India’s third generation satellite having high-resolution imaging capability, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its CartoSAT 3 satellite on Wednesday at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The satellite was launched at 9.28 am on PSLV-C47 rocket along 13 other commercial nanosatellites from the US into Sun Synchronous orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota...

Countdown begins for ISRO’s ‘eye in the sky’; Know interesting facts about CartoSAT-3

All set to launch its third generation ‘eye in the sky’, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has locked a date and time for CartoSAT-3 Earth observation satellite from India along with thirteen commercial nanosatellites from the United States. The PSLV-C47 will lift off carrying fourteen satellites on Wednesday at 9.28 am from ISRO's launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh...

Chandrayaan 2 mission extends its life span to 7 years providing useful findings

Accomplishing a dream with all its efforts and hard work paying off well, India’s ambitious Chandrayaan 2 mission slated ISRO vision of inscribing its name on the Moon. Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft was successfully launched on July 22, but unfortunately, the Vikram lander made a hard landing at the lunar surface on September 7, said the Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh, in the parliament, confirming that with precise launch and orbital maneuvers, the mission life of the Orbiter is increased ..

Clicking a 3D image, Chandryaan 2 captures stunning view of one of Moon’s crater

Although the Vikram Lander had a rough landing at the lunar surface, there’s no setback for ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2. In a latest, Chandrayaan-2 is imaging some never seen before pictures of the lunar surface and gathering vital information. The latest in the series is a 3D image of one of the Moon’s craters. The crater, located near Lindbergh, has -6.07 latitude and 53.40 longitude...

Stupendous achievement! India wins first prize of BRICS Young Scientist Conclave

It’s a big moment of pride for India! India has won the first prize of BRICS Young scientist forum's conclave held during November 6 to 8 in Brazil. It’s a true testimony of the power of Indian brain. ..

Mercury crosses in front of the sun on Monday for last time until 2032

The tiny planet Mercury scooted across the sun's face on Monday for the last time until 2032, and skywatchers across the Americas, Africa, and Europe had the chance to witness the rare celestial event...

Touching the history: NASA opens untouched Apollo moon rock sample sealed for more than 40 years

NASA scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth on Apollo 17, marking the first time in more than 40 years a pristine sample of rock and regolith from the Apollo era has been opened. It sets the stage for scientists to practice techniques to study future samples collected on Artemis missions...

Picture abhi baaki hai! Refusing to give up, ISRO chief shares plan to soft land Vikram Lander in south pole

Replying to media’s query if ISRO would attempt another landing on Moon’s south pole, Sivan replied, “Definitely”. Attending the IIT-Delhi 50th Convocation ceremony, he said, “We want to demonstrate the technology for Vikram Lander landing, We are working on a plan of action about how to go ahead for Vikram Lander landing.” ..

Another proof of well-functioning! Chandrayaan 2 orbiter detects Argon-40 on lunar surface

In a further remarkable achievement, the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has detected Argon-40 on lunar exosphere. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) informed yesterday. ISRO tweeted that the CHACE-2 payload aboard the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has detected Argon-40 from an altitude of approximately 100 kilometres. ..

NASA for the first time reveals two decades of rain, snowfall from precipitation missions

For the first time, NASA has combined and remastered the satellite measurements from two of our precipitation spacecraft to create our most detailed picture of our planet’s rain and snowfall. This new record will help scientists better understand normal and extreme rain and snowfall around the world and how these weather events may change in a warming climate...

This simple process can turn water into an environmentally friendly disinfectant

Hydrogen peroxide, water's short-tempered sibling, has helped humans to fight infection since we discovered its antiseptic properties nearly two centuries ago. Unfortunately, it's pretty unstable, making it tricky to transport where needed...

Testimony of a worthwhile mission! ISRO unveils images of ‘impact craters’ obtained by #Chandrayaan2

In yet another release, ISRO has unveiled the pictures of the ‘impact craters’ on the south polar region of the moon clicked by the orbiter of Chandrayaan 2. These pictures show the observations made by the Synthetic Aperture Radar on the lunar surface...

Science writes innovative chapter: Researchers develop renewable energy storage device

Researchers have developed a new dielectric capacitor- a device that stores energy like a battery, taking inspiration from a French pastry. The croissant is made by folding multiple layers of dough...

Chandrayaan 2 back with its charm! ISRO shares first illuminated images and data from orbiter's infrared instruments

Charm of Chandrayaan 2 is back as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has published the first image of the illuminated lunar surface. Captured by the Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS) payload, ISRO said that it has started spectroscopic studies on the surface of the Moon...

Motivating talented students to realize their full potential, Pradhan Mantri Innovation Learning Programme ‘DHRUV’ to kick start at ISRO

To motivate talented students to realize their full potential and contribute to society, ambitious Pradhan Mantri Innovation Learning Programme - DHRUV - will kick start at ISRO in Bengaluru today. Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will launch Programme...

It’s spectacular! See these sharpest lunar surface images captured by Chandrayaan-2

Images of moon just released by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) prove that Chandrayaan-2 has achieved a big success in spite of communication loss with Vikram lander. ISRO yesterday released some images of the moon surface captured by Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC). ..

Unraveling ‘dance of electrons’! CLASS instrument of #Chandrayaan2 to detect charged particles in geotail

ISRO revealed few days ago that all orbiter Payloads are showing satisfactory performance and the orbiter continues to perform scheduled science experiments to complete satisfaction. One of the orbiter Payloads named CLASS is expected to detect charged particles and it’s intensity variations during its first passage through the geotail during September...

Having faith, not giving up efforts; ISRO tries its level best to spring Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander back to life

Believing in miracle, hopes and beliefs, India revived lost hopes by finding the Vikram Lander on lunar surface. Not giving up efforts, ISRO is trying its level best to spring Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram lying on the lunar surface back to life after a hard-landing more than three weeks ago. ..

Do we really understand basic river ecosystem before pushing up development project?

This article is an attempt to throw some light on the basics of river ecosystem so that, to some extent, we will get an idea why flood-like disasters are getting so much intense day by day! ..

Releasing high resolution images of Chandrayaan 2 landing, NASA states Vikram Lander may be hidden in the shadows

Associating with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), NASA attempted to help the space agency find the Vikram Lander. NASA in a latest, released high-resolution images captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) during its flyby of the lunar region where the Vikram Lander was scheduled for a soft landing. Informing about the condition of the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter, ISRO Chief K Sivan said that the orbiter is continuing to perform scheduled science experiments. ..

Lateritic plateaus: Beauty that makes us look ‘down to earth’…!

Ecosystem doesn’t mean only 'forest’. The land, which superficially looks ‘barren’ can be a differently characterized ecosystem. India is a beautiful camouflage of various ecosystems such as forests, rivers, wetlands, coasts, grasslands, etc. One such unique ecosystem is ‘lateritic plateaus’. ..

‘Highway of Hundred Unicorns’: Microsoft’s initiative to empower India’s startup ecosystem

Now, Reinforcing its commitment to foster the Indian startup ecosystem, Microsoft for Startups today announced the launch of “Highway to a Hundred Unicorns”...

Substantial solution for tomorrow! IIT-Madras discovers eco-friendly way for plastic degradation

The entire world is struggling to find the solution to this everyday increasing problem. Succeeding in this effort with a breakthrough, IIT-Madras has found an eco-friendly method to degrade the physically stable and chemically inert plastic fluoropolymer — polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)...

Pivotal moment for # Chandrayaan2! NASA’s LRO probe to fly over Vikram’s landing site

As per the latest update of ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has spotted Vikram from above, and mission controllers continue to try establishing communications with the craft. To take another step in these continued efforts, NASA's LRO will fly over the site for more information. ..

Rekindling hope, NASA’s Lunar Orbiter to capture #Chandrayaan2 landing site next week

Now, taking another step in this regards, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will try to locate India’s Vikram lander on the moon during a flyover of the landing site Tuesday. ..

Don't lose hope! All possible efforts being made to establish communication with Vikram Lander, ISRO confirms

As per the latest tweet, Chandrayaan 2's lander Vikram has been located on the moon's surface by the lunar orbiter. Giving new hope in this manner, today, ISRO stated, "all possible efforts were being made to re-establish contact"...

Amidst Indo-Pak war of words, Pakistan’s first woman astronaut congratulates ISRO for #Chandrayaan2

While congratulating ISRO, Namira Salim said, “the attempt to make a landing on the moon was itself a ‘giant leap’ for South Asia and as well as for the entire global space industry”...

Moon's past is our future! NASA creates CGI Moon Kit as form of visual storytelling

data and imagery from LRO, Ernie Wright brings the Moon to life in unprecedented detail. Wright is a science visualizer who works at the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He created the online CGI Moon kit...

A friend in need…! ISRO and Israel’s SpaceIL to exchange notes on respective successful moon landings

Now, further in this crucial situation, ISRO, and Israel’s SpaceIL to team up for the next expedition of Lander Vikram who lost communication in lower lunar orbit. ISRO and SpaceIL are planning to exchange notes; because SpaceIL also lost her robotic lunar lander on April 2019...

India creates history; Watch Landing of Chandrayaan 2 on Moon's Lunar Surface Live

India awaits landing of Chandrayaan 2 Live ..

With accomplishing final Lunar Orbit Manoeuvre, ISRO all set for separation of Lander ‘Vikram’ today

Moving steps ahead to achieve its goal, Chandrayaan 2 was gearing up for the separation of the lander ‘Vikram’ from the orbiter on September 2. After a successful performance of the fifth and the final orbit manoeuvre to refine its circular path around the moon on Sunday. The next operation that is the separation of the lander Vikram' from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter, the powered descent of the lander will be initiated early on September 7, resulting in its much-awaited soft-landing on the near-South Pole ..

Just a few steps to Moon! #Chandrayaan2 successfully performed fourth Lunar Orbit Maneuver

As per ISRO’s official statement, Fourth Lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today (August 30, 2019) beginning at 1818 hrs IST as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was 1155 seconds. The orbit achieved is 124 km x 164 km...

#Chandrayaan2: Spacecraft is all set to achieve ‘most crucial maneuver of mission’ today

Entering this circular orbit is the mission's final milestone before the Vikram lander separates from the orbiter to make its planned soft-landing on the moon's surface on 7 September...

Lithium is not only option for EVs! Indian Oil to build 1GW electric vehicle battery plant

ingh said, "the new entity which is still to come up will not be manufacturing lithium-ion-based battery products, but those based on raw material which is indigenously available in India"...

Helping ‘hand’! ICICI Bank installs ‘Robotic-arm’ to count currency notes

India's ICICI Bank has declared to be the first bank in the country to deploy industrial robotic arms to count currency notes...

Accelerating pace of ‘Digital India’! Microsoft announces governance tech tour to train government officials

The initiative comprises a series of physical and virtual workshops and aims to train 5,000 personnel over a period of 12 months. This announcement reaffirms Microsoft’s commitment to empowering government organizations to leverage AI and secure cloud technology for efficient, transparent and productive governance...

Just 11 days for D-Day! #Chandrayaan2 successfully performed Third Lunar Orbit Maneuver

Now, taking another victorious step to fulfill the Moon dream of India, Chandrayaan 2 successfully performed 3rd Lunar orbit maneuver today which began at 09.04 hrs IST...

#Chandrayaan2: ISRO comes up with feast of new Lunar Surface images

ISRO Tweeted, "Lunar surface imaged by Terrain Mapping Camera-2(TMC-2) of #Chandrayaan2 on August 23 at an altitude of about 4375 km showing craters such as Jackson, Mach, Korolev and Mitra. ..

Wide-ranging space partnership! ISRO and France’s CNES signs pact to develop constellation of satellites

These satellites will carry telecommunications (Automation Identification System), radar, and optical remote-sensing instruments, which are supposed to be the world’s first space-based system that can track ships continuously. ..

Size of single Calcium ion, Physicists create World’s smallest engine

As per the report, this machine is approximately ten billion times smaller than a car engine. This discovery is a byproduct of an international collaboration. ..

Russian Spacesuits for #Gaganyaan’s space crew?

The statement released by the Russian space agency Roscosmos stated, “Russia and India are expecting to negotiate the contracts to supply windows, crew seats and spacesuits for the Indian crewed mission”...

Loud applauds for Indian scientists! Team of Indian scientists develops tech for early cancer detection

Liquid biopsy is a test done on a sample of blood to look for cancer cells form a tumor that is circulating in the blood or for pieces of DNA from tumor cells that are in the blood. It can be used to help find cancer at an early stage. It can also help plan treatment or to find out how well treatment is working or if cancer has come back...

And here is first image of Moon captured by #Chandrayaan2!

Today, giving us another Moon feast, Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram Lander captured first-ever Moon image...

New light on Maharashtra’s Iron Age! ASI’s new excavation indicates towards Iron Age settlement in Vidarbha

The team of ASI took up an intensive survey in the region between Chandur Bazar to Dariyapur of Purna basin at Phupgaon (N 21° 24’ 00.6” E 77° 54’ 11.6”), Amravati district of Maharashtra. The site is situated in the vast meander of the river Purna, a major tributary of Tapi, which used to be a perennial river, but at present is completely dried-up due to the dam construction in the upper stream...

Edging closer to Moon! Chandrayaan 2 successfully performs second Lunar Orbit Maneuver

With successful injection in Lunar Orbit, India’s pride, India’s 2nd moon mission Chandrayaan 2 is furthering with perfect precise measures towards the Moon. Now, making another successful maneuver, Chandrayaan 2 successfully completed its 2nd Lunar Orbit maneuver...

Now just one step to touch the moon! #Chandrayaan2 successfully enters lunar orbit

After successful departure from earth, revolution around earth and successful heading towards moon, India’s Chandrayan 2 has been successfully inserted into the lunar orbit today. ..

Soon to ‘Moon’! Chandrayaan 2 to enter Moon’s Orbit on 20 August

ISRO Chairman K Sivan said, “Chandrayaan 2 is going to enter a crucial phase of lunar orbit insertion around 9.30 am on Tuesday. Upon entering Moon’s sphere of influence, the onboard propulsion system of the craft will be fired to slow down the spacecraft to help it captured by the Moon's gravity”...

Spreading wings with private sector! ISRO invites private firms to build 5 PSLVs

ISRO is achieving many milestones with commitment and hard work. Now, going to the next level with ‘Make-in-India’ initiative, ISRO now, invited Indian companies to build five Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLVs)...