August 09, 2020 02:01 (IST)
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Covid-19: West Bengal registers 2,949 new cases, toll crosses 2,000-mark | Manohar Lal Khattar meets late Sushant Singh Rajput's father, sister, assure them of 'justice' | Rajasthan: 6 BSP MLAs merged with Congress reach SC seeking transfer of disqualification case | Kashmir: Army soldier slipped to death near LoC in Kupwara | BJP MP Chikhalikar tests positive for Covid-19

South Korea launches first military satellite

Seoul/UNI: A Space X rocket on Tuesday launched South Korea's first military communications satellite into space as Seoul tries to build up its defence capabilities against a nuclear-armed, North Korea.

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy launches rocket carrying UAE's Mars orbiter

Tokyo/Xinhua: Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. on Monday launched a rocket carrying a Mars orbiter developed by the United Arab Emirates.

'Potentially hazardous' asteroid set to fly past Earth on Jul 24 : B M Birla Science Centre

Hyderabad, Jul 18 (UNI) Travelling at a staggering speed of 13.5 kilometres per second or 48,000 kilometres per hour, an asteroid will come within just 0.034 astronomical units (Astronomical unit is the distance between the Earth and Sun) of the earth on July 24, B M Birla Science Centre Director Dr B G Sidharth said.

IIT Guwahati researchers produce biofuel from non-edible waste seeds

Guwahati/IBNS: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati researchers have developed methods to produce biofuels from non-edible seeds.

A non-caloric natural sweetener that can make cancer therapy using magnetic nano particles more efficient: Experts

New Delhi/IBNS: Stevioside (STE), isolated from the leaves of Honey yerba and widely used as the non-caloric natural sweeteners, can sweeten our lives in more ways than one, say scientists.

Digital tools being used to track people as never before, warns UN rights chief

New York/IBNS: The internet and new digital tools are being manipulated as never before to infringe on people’s right to free assembly, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology during peaceful demonstrations.

European and Chinese variants of coronavirus most found in India

Kolkata/ IBNS: A Zoological Survey of India study has revealed  mainly two variants of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) virus from China and Europe are most active in India among the 198 variants of the pathogen identified in the country, said a Hindustan Times report.

ISRO congratulates NASA and SpaceX over their manned mission

Bengaluru/UNI:  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday congratulated NASA and SpaceX for their manned mission and termed it as ''historic''.

SpaceX-Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station

Washington/UNI: US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on Monday docked with, and entered, the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA, SpaceX create history with launch of two astronauts from US soil into Earth's orbit in a decade

Florida/IBNS: Ushering in a new era in space travel, a SpaceX spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts headed into outer space, the first in nearly a decade, from Florida's Kennedy Space Center in the United States on Saturday.

Top Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli says new discovered viruses are 'just tip of iceberg' 

Beijing/IBNS: A noted Chinese virologist, who is famous for her work on researching coronavirus in bats, said the new discovered viruses are  'just the tip of the iceberg'.

IIT Guwahati develops low-cost UVC light-based disinfectant box

Guwahati/IBNS: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati research team has developed a low-cost UVC light-based disinfectant box for disinfecting disposable medical accessories like gloves, masks etc. along with disinfecting the household wastes before going to the community bins.

Scientists find hot gas bridge between two galaxy clusters

Washinton/IBNS: Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. This mighty event released a flood of hot gas from each galaxy cluster that formed an unusual bridge between the two objects. This bridge is now being pummeled by particles driven away from a supermassive black hole.

Chinese scientists discover natural supercritical carbon dioxide

Qingdao/Xinhua/UNI: Chinese scientists identified bubbles from some hydrothermal vents in the western Pacific Ocean as supercritical carbon dioxide, and this is the first time that natural supercritical carbon dioxide has been discovered on Earth.

Theaflavin in black tea inhibits COVID-19, increases immunity: Studies

Kolkata/UNI: As the International Tea Day is nearing, it is now widely discussed whether Tea, the Wellness Drink, as many researchers claim, is potential enough to keep COVID-19 at bay.