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Elon Musk 'choked' with emotion after SpaceX launch
Florida, May 31 (IANS) SpaceX Founder Elon Musk was almost in tears after Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center carrying a Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board to the International Space Station (ISS).
2020-05-31
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Science/Tech
New tech can map cholesterol metabolism in brain
London, May 30 (IANS) A team of researchers led by Swansea University in the UK has developed new technology to monitor cholesterol in brain tissue which could uncover its relation to neurodegenerative disease and pave the way for the development of new treatments.
2020-05-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
Corona patients facing higher rates of ICU admission in US: Study
New York, May 27 (IANS) Hospitalised COVID-19 patients in the US are enduring longer hospital stays and facing higher rates of intensive care unit (ICU) admission than patients in China, a new study reveals.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
China's top virologist warns Covid-19 is just tip of the iceberg
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) A top virologist from China, famous for her work on researching coronavirus in bats, has warned that new viruses being discovered are "actually just the tip of the iceberg". In an interview on Chinese state television, Shi Zhengli, known as the 'Bat Woman' for her research about bats and the viruses associated with them, also called for greater international cooperation in the fight against epidemics such as Covid-19.
2020-05-26
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Glenmark to start trial combining 2 anti-viral drugs on India Covid patients
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday that it will commence another new Phase 3 clinical trial on a combination of two anti-viral drugs Favipiravir and Umifenovir in hospitalized patients of moderate COVID-19 in India.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Faulty dementia gene may up Covid-19 risk: Study
London, May 26 (IANS) A faulty gene that raises people's risk of dementia may also make them twice as likely to suffer from severe coronavirus infection (Covid-19), warn researchers.
2020-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
WHO temporarily suspends trial of HCQ for Covid-19
Geneva, May 25 (IANS) After a large scale study flagged that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) offers no benefit to patients affected by coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it has "temporarily" suspended clinical trials of the anti-malarial drug for Covid-19.
2020-05-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
How drones can better monitor explosive volcanoes
London, May 25 (IANS) Drones can be a great help in providing needed information in a crisis situation, as well as in the study of explosive volcanoes, say researchers.
2020-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
NASA, SpaceX get ready for historic crewed mission to ISS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Preparations are in full swing as NASA is to launch two of its astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in collaboration with its commercial partner SpaceX on May 27 from Launch Complex 39A in Florida.
2020-05-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
HCQ ups death risk, warns Indian-origin researcher in Lancet study
New York, May 23 (IANS) A significant observational study led by Professor Mandeep R. Mehra, executive director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Advanced Heart Disease in Boston, has claimed that treatment with antimalarial drug chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine (taken with or without antibiotics azithromycin or clarithromycin) offers no benefit for patients with Covid-19.
2020-05-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Training of four Indian astronauts resumes in Russia
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Space travel training for four Indian astronauts has resumed at Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Russia, Glavkosmos said on Thursday.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA's head of human spaceflight steps down citing 'mistake'
New York, May 21 (IANS) NASA's head of human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, has stepped down from his position at the agency this week ahead of the upcoming SpaceX crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27.
2020-05-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Concerted, innovative effort': How India ramped up its Covid-19 testing capacity
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) On May 18, India reached a landmark in its fight against Covid-19 by performing 100,000 tests in one day. Starting from less than 100 tests per day just two months ago, a 1,000-fold increase in just 60 days was made possible by dedicated teams from research institutions, medical colleges, testing laboratories, ministries, airlines and postal services working together.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Apple's $500 mn deal over iPhone throttling gets preliminary nod
San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) Apples up to $500 million deal to end several lawsuits accusing the company of slowing down certain older iPhone models with software updates has received preliminary nod, but the deadline for final approval got extended by a few weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-05-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Scientists discover new species of fungus, on Twitter
London, May 16 (IANS) People often use social media platforms to keep themselves entertained but in a bizarre incident, scientists have discovered a new species of parasitic fungus on the micro-blogging platform Twitter.
2020-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
Pvt sector to be allowed in India's space exploration missions
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that private companies will be allowed to take part in planetary exploration, outer space travel among other space activities, and the government will take steps to encourage private participation in the Indian space sector.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
Novel approach to make Solid Rocket Propellant gets patent for UoH faculty
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) The Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM) -- a DRDO Centre of Excellence in University of Hyderabad -- has been granted a patent for a process that finds major application in aerospace engineering and other areas.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Passive immunisation may slow down COVID-19 infection: Study
Dubai, May 13 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that passive vaccine or passive immunisation (PI) can provide instant, short-term fortification against infectious agents and slow down coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-05-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Sea levels can rise more than 1 metre by 2100: Study
Singapore, May 8 (IANS) An international team of researchers has revealed that the global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1 metre by 2100 and 5 metres by 2300 if global targets on emissions are not achieved.
2020-05-08
Category: International, Singapore,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Middle-age people may be much more stressful now than in 1990s
New York, May 8 (IANS) If life feels more stressful now than it did a few decades ago, or even before the COVID-19 started, you're not alone, a new study has found that life may be more stressful now than it was in the 1990s.
2020-05-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Scientists probe Jupiter's violent storms, lightning strikes
New York, May 8 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the ground-based Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have teamed up with the Juno spacecraft to probe the mightiest storms on the giant planet Jupiter.
2020-05-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Indian-American researcher identifies 4 possible treatments for COVID-19
New York, May 5 (IANS) An Indian-American scientist-led team from the University of Missouri has found that four antiviral drugs, including remdesivir, a drug originally developed to treat Ebola, are effective in inhibiting the replication of the coronavirus causing COVID-19.
2020-05-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Hydroxychloroquine linked to increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias: Study
New York, May 2 (IANS) At a time when the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is being touted as a 'wonder drug' to treat critical COVID-19 patients, a new US study has found evidence suggesting that patients who received hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 were at an increased risk of electrical changes to the heart and cardiac arrhythmias.
2020-05-02
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
US must prepare for 2-year-long battle with corona: Report
Washington, May 1 (IANS) As the US battles the unabated rise of coronavirus cases as well as deaths, a new study from Minnesota-based Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) has said that ACOVID-19 virus may well last 18 to 24 months, especially given that only 5 per cent to 15 per cent of the US population is likely infected at this point.
2020-05-01
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA selects SpaceX, Blue Origin to land humans on Moon in 2024
Washington, April 30 (IANS) The US space agency on Thursday announced it has selected Elon Musk-run SpaceX, Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin and Dynetics (a Leidos company) to design and develop human landing systems (HLS) for the agency's Artemis programme, one of which will land the first woman and next man on the surface of the Moon by 2024.
2020-04-30
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Men are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Men and women are equally likely to contract the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), but men are more than twice as likely to die from the disease as compared to women, warn researchers.
2020-04-29
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Cosmic shock: 2-km-wide asteroid to fly past Earth on Wednesday
Washington, April 29 (IANS) A two-kilometre-wide "potentially hazardous" asteroid is set to pass by Earth on Wednesday, NASA said, adding that the space rock will pose no danger to our home planet in this fly by.
2020-04-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Hubble Space Telescope yields 1.4 mn observations in 3 decades
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The Hubble Space Telescope, which is now celebrating 30 years of stunning discoveries, has yielded 1.4 million observations and provided data that astronomers around the world have used to write more than 17,000 peer-reviewed scientific publications, making it the most prolific space observatory in history, NASA said.
2020-04-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
B'luru-based US researcher studying anosmia, Covid-19 link
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) A city-based American researcher and a string of Indian institutes have joined forces with a team of 600 global researchers to poll a survey to determine the relationship between loss of smell (anosmia) and taste and the Covid-19 infection.
2020-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Exercise during pregnancy may reduce obesity among offspring
Washington, April 19 (IANS) When physically fit women exercise during pregnancy they could be setting their children up for better fitness too, say researchers, adding that regular workout during pregnancy may reduce obesity among offspring.
2020-04-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
NASA targets May 27 for historic SpaceX crew mission
Washington, April 17 (IANS) NASA is set to send its astronauts on American rocket from American soil for the first time in almost a decade as the US space agency on Friday said the SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft aboard the Falcon 9 rocket will leave for the International Space Station (ISS) at 4.32 pm EDT on May 27.
2020-04-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Genetics linked to childhood emotional, psychiatric problems
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Emotional, social and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents have been linked to higher levels of genetic vulnerability for adult depression, researchers have found.
2020-04-17
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline join hands to speed up COVID-19 vaccine
London, April 14 (IANS) Pharmaceutical giants Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Tuesday joined hands to speed up and develop an adjuvanted vaccine for COVID-19 disease.
2020-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Universe may not be expanding same way in every direction
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A new study using data from NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory and European Space Agency's XMM-Newton challenges one of the fundamental ideas of cosmology that everything looks the same in all directions if you look over large enough distances.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Training of Indian astronauts put on hold temporarily in Russia
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) The training of four Indian astronauts in Russia has been put on hold for some time as a preventive measure against the spread of coronovirus, said a senior official of the Indian space agency.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Surgical masks good to be used for COVID-19 treatment
Toronto, April 7 (IANS) Common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatments, say researchers, adding that the use of surgical masks did not increase viral respiratory infection or clinical respiratory illness.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
University of Pittsburgh reports successful COVID-19 vaccine trial
New York, April 3 (IANS) As governments the world over frantically look for a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, after successful animal tests.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech
First images of Covid-19 virus in India released
Pune, March 27 (IANS) The first images from India of what the coronavirus looks like are out. The images of the coronavirus have been caught by a team of ICMR-NIV scientists in Pune.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
New symptom tracking app to slow spread of COVID-19
London, March 25 (IANS) In order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, British researchers have launched a new app that tracks symptoms related to the virus, allowing anyone to self-report daily.
2020-03-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Himachal varsity develops herbal hand sanitiser
Solan (Himachal Pradesh), March 22 (IANS) To provide good quality sanitisers, the Nauni-based Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, near here, has come out with a herbal moisturising hand sanitiser.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Science/Tech
Curiosity Mars rover takes stunning selfie during record climb
Washington, March 21 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recently set a record for the steepest terrain it's ever climbed and in the process, took a selfie, capturing the scene just below 'Greenheugh pediment which is a broad sheet of rock that sits atop a hill.
2020-03-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Key dementia test now available in 7 Indian languages (Ld)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Researchers from premiere institutes like NIMHANS and AIIMS have adapted a standardised test for dementia screening that can now be used in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu and Tamil -- apart from English.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Details of Kirin 820 chipset for mid-range leaked
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is expected to unveil its Kirin 820 chipset soon, which will be the successor to last year's Kirin 810 processor. It will be the first 5G-connected chipset from the handset maker aimed at mid-range devices.
2020-03-19
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA encourages telework after 2 employees test positive
Washington, March 16 (IANS) After two of its employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus, NASA has made telework mandatory in two centres, while encouraging other employees to work remotely if they can.
2020-03-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Enzyme that helps bind father's DNA with mother's found
New York, March 14 (IANS) In pioneering research that can help explain infertility cases of unknown cause, researchers at the University of California-San Diego's School of Medicine have discovered that an enzyme called 'SPRK1' leads the first step in untangling a sperm's genome, kicking out special packing proteins, which opens up the paternal DNA and allows for merging with mother's DNA -- all in a matter of hours.
2020-03-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Apple iPhone 11 series hit with supply issues: Report
San Francisco, March 12 (IANS) New Apple iPhones like iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Max are disappearing from retail stores -- this time due to supply issues appearing after the coronavirus pandemic amid less footfall.
2020-03-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Apple iPhone 11 series hit with supply issues: Report
San Francisco, March 12 (IANS) New Apple iPhones like iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Max are disappearing from retail stores -- this time due to supply issues appearing after the coronavirus pandemic amid less footfall.
2020-03-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Tips for perfect Holi snaps on iPhone 11 series
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) When it comes to photography while celebrating Holi, Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max can deliver perfect snaps even without any protective casing in real-life situations.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Rolls-Royce to collaborate with IIT Madras for research
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) Global industrial technology company Rolls-Royce on Monday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) for joint research programmes.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
This fruit can charge your phone's battery: Study
Syndey, March 7 (IANS) Imagine if we could use plants and fruit, to store electricity that charges commonly used electronics like mobile phones or even electric cars? Researchers have done just that and developed a method that uses durian and jackfruit waste to create energy stores for rapid electricity charging.
2020-03-07
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology