Category: SciTech

IIT Kanpur scientists use inkjet printers to ‘print’ organic solar cells

Namrata Dave Mumbai: In a significant development, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur have used technique of inkjet printing to print thin nickel oxide films to make organic solar cells. Organic solar cells contain carbon-based and light-absorbing materials that can convert solar energy to electricity. When a photon of light falls on an

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Scientists decipher why epilepsy drugs don’t work for some women

Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: Effective treatment is available for epilepsy. Yet doctors find that epilepsy drugs don’t work in some women. Now scientists have figured out why some women suffer from recurrent seizures despite medication. Scientists at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), both in

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Even small rise in temperature increases chances of heat wave deaths, says new study

Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: A new study has found that the mean temperature in India has risen by half a degree Celsius over a period of 60 years. This rise corresponds to 146% increase in the probability of deaths due to heat wave. This means that even moderate increases in mean temperatures may lead to

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Indian scientists isolate vitamin B12 in friendly bacteria

Umashankar Mishra The vitamin B12 producer bacteria isolated from human milk sample highlights the positive role of breastfeeding for healthy gut of infants. – Dr Bharat Bhushan New Delhi: It is well known that human gut is home to hundreds of bacteria. Now a group of Indian scientists have isolated an edible bacterium that promises to

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Scientists in India estimate movement of Antarctic plate

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: Even as the Indian tectonic plate is constantly crawling northwards at about 2 to 3 centimetres per year, the Antarctic tectonic plate is spinning like a pinwheel. A group of Indian scientists have assessed the velocity of motion of the Antarctic tectonic plate. The Antarctic plate is the only one that

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Indian scientists close to a new drug for blood cancer

Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: A group Indian scientists has a found a new compound that effectively kills leukemic cancer cells. Codenamed5g, the new drug can kill over 70 percent blood cancer cells in petri dish in 48 hours at an extremely low concentration. It did not affect healthy blood cells, which signifies that is toxic

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Celiac disease and juvenile diabetes co-exist in Indian kids: study

Dr. Shikha T Malik New Delhi: A new study has indicated that celiac disease and Type I diabetes may co-exist in Indian children due to similar genetic factors underlying the two disorders. Based on this observation, scientists have suggested screening of children for diabetes and for sensitivity to gluten-containing food like wheat to prevent long-term

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Combine TB vaccination with deworming, suggest scientists

By Bhavya Khullar, Twitter- BhavyaSc New Delhi: Combining deworming and tuberculosis (TB) could help provide better protection against TB, a new study has suggested. Scientists in Chennai studied people with latent TB patients– those who are infected with the disease-causing bacterium but cannot spread it to others because the infection is kept under control by

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Block level weather forecasts all over India by 2019

T.V.Venkateswaran and Jyoti Singh New Delhi: The much expected south west monsoon has arrived ahead of its scheduled arrival date and is begun its four-month long over the Indian landmass. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is tasked with keeping a track of the annual phenomenon and issue regular

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India’s monster rocket lifts off with GSAT-19

Newsroom24x7 Staff Srikarikota: India created history with the successful launch of GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 from the Second Launch Pad at SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota today, June 05, 2017 at 17:28 Hrs (IST). GSLV-Mk III is capable launching 4 ton class of satellites to Geosynchronous Transfer orbit (GTO). It is a three-stage vehicle with two solid motor

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Big leap for Virgin SpaceShip: Feather system tested for the first time

Newsroom24x7 Network Mojave: This week Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company crossed a major milestone by testing for the first time the feather system- so crucial for the return of SpaceShip Two from the rarer medium to the dense atmosphere. During a full space mission, the feather system of the SpaceShip will get raised after

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Historic day for South Asia: India’s GSLV-F09 launches South Asia Satellite

Newsroom24x7 Staff Sriharikota: India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) today, May 05, 2017. Following the successful launch, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addressed along with the South Asian leaders. He congratulated ISRO and remarked that today was a

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In Defence of Internal Combustion Engine

Newsroom24x7 Network Kelly Senecal, one of the original developers of the CONVERGE computational fluid dynamics software package has a case in point when he says that in order to go green we must keep improving the Internal Combustion engine. The other day, Senecal made a presentation at TEDx Madison to counter “over-simplified statements” by those who were

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ISRO sets world record: PSLV-C37 launched with 104 satellites

Newsroom24x7 Staff Sriharikota: A world record was set by ISRO today when India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 103 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 664 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C37 was launched from the First Launch

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