India decides to open civilian nuclear programme to greater scrutiny
New Delhi, June 23 (IBNS):India on Monday said the Central government has decided to ratify an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in order to expand oversight of the country's civilian nuclear programme.
CERN announces LHC restart schedule
Geneva, June 23 (IBNS) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, has started to get ready for its second three-year run.
CERN experiments report new Higgs boson measurements
Geneva, June 23 (IBNS). In a paper published in the journal Nature Physics on Monday, the CMS experiment at CERN reports new results on an important property of the Higgs particle, whose discovery was announced by the ATLAS and CMS experiments on 4 July 2012.
PSLV-C23 launch scheduled on June 30: ISRO
New Delhi, June 20 (IBNS): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday said the launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23, is scheduled on June 30 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR at Sriharikota.
Spain to host international event on particle physics
Valencia, June 10 (IBNS): From July 3-9, around one thousand particle physicists will fly in from around the world to Valencia to take part in the 37th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP), organized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), CERN informed.
Kudankulam unit 1 attains full power
Chennai, June 7 (IBNS): In a significant development, the unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant reached full capacity generation of 1,000MW on Saturday.
CERN announces winners of its first beam line for schools competition
Geneva, June 6 (IBNS): CERN on Friday announced the winners of its first beam line for schools competition.
Agricultural Science Congress to be held in 2015
New Delhi, June 5 (IBNS): The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) will be organizing the 12th Agricultural Science Congress at National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) in Karnal in February 3 to Feb 6 next year.
Astronomers find the 'Mega-Earth'
Cambridge, June 3 (IBNS): Astronomers have announced that they have discovered a new type of planet - a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth.
CERN's ALPHA experiment measures charge of antihydrogen
Geneva, June 3 (IBNS): In a paper published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday, the ALPHA experiment at CERN's Antiproton Decelerator (AD) reported a measurement of the electric charge of antihydrogen atoms, finding it to be compatible with zero to eight decimal places.
NASA poke hole in Black Hole 'Doughnut' theory
Washington, May 23 (IBNS) A survey of more than 170,000 supermassive black holes, using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), has astronomers reexamining a decades-old theory about the varying appearances of these interstellar objects.
CERN openlab publishes a whitepaper on future IT challenges
Geneva, May 22 (IBNS): CERN openlab, the public-private partnership between CERN, leading IT companies and research institutes, on Thurday released a whitepaper on future IT challenges in scientific research to shape its upcoming three-year phase starting in 2015.
CERN sheds new light on cloud formation
Geneva, May 16 (IBNS): CERN, the European organization for nuclear research on Friday in a study on 'Cloud' noted that biogenic vapours emitted by trees and oxidised in the atmosphere have a significant impact on the formation of clouds, thus helping to cool the planet.
Turkey to become Associate Member State of CERN
Geneva, May 12 (IBNS): CERN Director General Rolf Heuer and Taner Yildiz, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey on Monday signed an agreement admitting Turkey to CERN Associate Membership, subject to ratification by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Meclis.
Team India heads for ISEF contention
New Delhi, May 10 (IBNS): Former Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam recently wished luck to the 18 young innovators with their exceptional inventions, set to prove their mantle at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the only global science competition for students from grades 8-12.