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February 25, 2018

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PSLV-C40 successfully launches Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites

Newsroom24x7 Staff Sriharikota: PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission was launched today, [12 January, 2018 at 09:29 Hrs (IST)] from SDSC SHAR. Cartosat-2 Series Satellite is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C40. This remote sensing satellite is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series and is intended to augment data services to the users. The

Virtual psychiatrist is effective in diagnosing mental disorders: study

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi, December 26 (India Science Wire): India has severe shortage of psychiatrists, as a result of which mental illness in rural areas either remains undiagnosed or does not get proper treatment. A ‘virtual psychiatrist’ tool developed by Indian researchers can help address this problem. It has been found that it can

Space Application Centre Ahmedebad is developing hi-tech Remote Sensor Camera

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: India’s Space Application Centre (SAC) at Ahmedabad is all set to develop a new advanced hi-tech Remote Sensor camera with a capacity to capture images and pictures from a height of over 300 kms. The new Remote Sensor Camera will be fully indigenous and may be available by early next year.

Marine fungi : a source of cosmeceuticals

Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: Scientists world over have established that marine fungi is an effective and safe way to improve various skin-related issues. Marine fungi are slowly and steadily becoming popular for their health benefits, their use in agriculture and most recently in the field of cosmeceuticals. Coined by Abbert Kligman in 1984, the term ‘cosmeceutical’ was

Scientists re-confirm possibility of large earthquakes in the Himalayas

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: A new study has reconfirmed possibility that large earthquakes are imminent in the Himalayas. While high levels of strain are getting constantly accumulated along the Main Himalayan Thrust region, only a fraction of it is getting released through small earthquakes of magnitudes less than 5 on the Richter scale. The study

DNA barcoding helps in checking illicit trade in endangered plants

Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: Indian scientists have developed a reference library to provide molecular identity to a threatened plant species, Decalepis, found in peninsular India – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Decalepis is a medicinal plant species which is in the Red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

One solution for different problems

Dr TV Venkateswaran and Jyoti Singh New Delhi: Can there be one solution for preventing heart attacks, measuring soil moisture and detecting explosives? All these may sound disjointed, random problems, but scientists say it is possible to address them using the same concept or technology platform. Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, have achieved

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