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Odisha To Set Up Science Parks In All District Headquarters

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today made a number of announcements including the state government's decision of setting up a Science Park in all the district headquarters. Patnaik made the announcements at the Collectors Conference here. He said all fluoride affected villages in Nuapada district will be provided with filters. About 300 villages will be benefited, Patnaik said. The chief minister also...

Brain Dead Man’s Organs Save Four Lives

Thane (PTI):  A 38-year-old brain dead man's organs have saved four lives after his family decided to donate them, a hospital has said. The man had suffered injuries due to a fall while he was going about his daily routine. He was rushed to the Jupiter Hospital in Thane where he was declared brain dead at 7.30 PM on Tuesday,...

Air quality in Delhi on Dec 31 crossed limits: TERI

New Delhi: An analysis carried out by a policy research organisation today said that air pollution levels violated the prescribed limits on the last day of the year and air quality was very "poor" exposing people to high risks of respiratory and cardiovascular problems. A trend analysis carried out by the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) at four locations of...

New species of bird found in northeastern India

Kolkata: A new species of bird has been discovered in northeast India and adjacent parts of China by a team scientists from India, Sweden, China, US, and Russia. The bird Himalayan Forest Thrush has been distinguished as a separate species by researchers and the discovery has been published in the international Avian Research journal. This is only the fourth new bird species...

30 Nobel Laureates To Attend Indian Science Congress: Telengana Minister

Hyderabad(PTI): The 105th Indian Science Congress, to be held here in January next year, will be attended by about 30 Nobel laureates, Telangana Forests Minister Jogu Ramanna has said. The Congress will be hosted by Osmania University from January 3 to 7, a state government release yesterday quoted the minister as saying. The state government will set up nine science centres...

Indian Navy To Carry Out Barak-8 Test From Kolkata

The Indian Navy was thought to carry out the maiden test of the long-range Barak-8 surface-to-air missile from INS Kolkata tonight. Navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma said the test would take place after 12 AM. The Barak-8 missile is being developed in joint collaboration by India and Israel. While two tests have been successfully conducted onboard Israeli ships, this is the...

Google Celebrates Birthday Of Himalayan Explorer Nain Singh Rawat

New Delhi(PTI): Search engine giant Google today celebrated the 187th birth anniversary of intrepid Himalayan explorer Nain Singh Rawat, the first man to survey Tibet, with a special doodle. Born in 1830, Rawat hailed from the Johar Valley of Kumaon in present-day Uttarakhand and was one of the first Indians who explored the Himalayas for the British. He was part of...

For First Time Ever: Galaxy Merging captured by Hubble Telescope

The Hubble space telescope has captured a picture of two galaxies merging into a single structure about 230 million light-years away in the Hercules constellation. The image was captured by the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the galaxy NGC 6052 was originally classified as a single abnormal galaxy. According to the researchers the...

Scientists Grow Human Eggs To Full Maturity In A Laboratory

London(Reuters): Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity, a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice. Publishing their result in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction on Friday, scientists from Britain and the United States said it could one...

Two Primitive Earthworm Species Discovered In Western Ghats Ranges In Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (PTI): Scientists have discovered two new primitive species of earthworm in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala. Researchers at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala and Shoolini University in Himachal Pradesh named the new earthworm species Drawida polydiverticulata and Drawida thomasi. For Drawida polydiverticulata, its multiple lobes, also called diverticulums - an organ located in the front of its body -...

‘Zoothera Salimali’ a new member in the avian family

An international group of ornithologists named a newly discovered species after Salim Ali, the birdman of India thus paying tribute to the man who shaped generations of ornithologists. Himalayan Forest Thrush (scientific name Zoothera salimali) which has been discovered from northeastern India and adjacent parts by a team of researchers from Sweden, India, China, the U.S., and Russia. Previously, a bat species...

Indian Born Academician Named Dean Of MIT’s Engg School

New York (PTI):  An India-born academician at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been named as the dean of its engineering school. Anantha Chandrakasan, the Vannevar Bush Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) was last month named the dean of the MIT's School of Engineering. He assumed his new role effective July...

NASA Extends Dawn Mission At Dwarf Planet Ceres

Washington(PTI): NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, allowing the spacecraft to get a closer look at the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015. The spacecraft will...

Discovery Of India: Astrolabe That Guided Portuguese Explorers To India Found!

London(PTI): The world's earliest known marine navigation tool that may have helped legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama find his way to India has been discovered in a 14th-century shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, according to British researchers. Researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK accurately scanned the item to within 0.1 millimetres and reproduce a high-resolution 3D...