Saturday, October 24, 2020

Is Earth on quake mode again?

Beijing April 17 The recent two months have witnessed some unusually active seismic activities across the globe as a string of powerful earthquakes have jolted Ecuador Japan Myanmar Afghanistan and Indonesia killing dozens of people and triggering several tsunami alerts.

It was meteorite that killed a person in Vellore Study

Chennai Feb 15 It was indeed a meteorite that killed a driver in an engineering college in Vellore and shattered the window panes of buildings and buses the Tiruchirapalli-based National College categorically said on Monday.

Kerala amateur scientists escape shute impresses BARC

Alappuzha (Kerala) Jan 19 A escape system developed by 60-year-old amateur Kerala scientist M.C.David has impressed a team of the Mumbai-headquartered Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

Google Doodle honours discoverer of blood groups Karl Landsteiner

New York, June 14 On what would be his 148th birthday, Google has honoured Nobel Laureate Karl Landsteiner, the discoverer of blood groups -- key to successful blood transfusion -- with a Doodle.

Drones helping scientists collect high-resolution data

New York Feb 13 Earth and environmental scientists are relying on affordable advanced technological drones to conduct long-term high-resolution experiments at a much lower cost than using aircrafts or satellites.

India’s first ‘Harlequin Baby’ born in Nagpur

Nagpur (Maharashtra), June 11 In what is described as the country's first, a female infant with a severe genetic disorder and near-total missing external body skin, was born here early on Saturday, a doctor said.

Param Kanchenjunga fastest supercomputer among NITs

Kolkata April 17 The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim has recently established a supercomputer Param Kanchenjunga which is said to be fastest among all 31 NITs an official said.

Family planning with a difference Scientists asked to breed more female calves

New Delhi, June 30 Move over controversies and rhetoric over ban on cow slaughter and beef eating. The Narendra Modi government has now engaged a group of scientists to dedicate themselves to work on a new technology model to facilitate birth of more female calves and discourage bulls.

President confers B.C. Roy awards

New Delhi, July 1 President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday presented the B.C. Roy national awards for 2008, 2009 and 2010 at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on the occasion of Doctors' Day.

Regulators must act as Nobel laureates tell Greenpeace to stop opposing GM crops (Comment...

Indian regulators must seize the opportunity now that 107 Nobel laureates have signed a letter calling on Greenpeace, a multinational environmental NGO and its supporters to cease and desist in its campaign against genetically-modified (GM) crops.