- What makes Saturn's upper atmosphere so hot(20 minutes ago)
Washington, April 7 (IANS) New analysis of data from NASA's Cassini mission may finally explain why the upper layers in the atmospheres of gas giants -- Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune -- are hot, just like Earth's.
- Surgical masks good to be used for COVID-19 treatment(11:28)
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.
- Uranus' unusual properties due to ancient giant icy impact(13:29)
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) Early in the history of our solar system, Uranus was struck by a small icy planet -- roughly 1-3 times the mass of the Earth -- which tipped the young planet over, and left behind unusual properties in its moons and ring system, says a study.
- Earth's crust is shaking less as people stay home(18:31)
London, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 lockdowns globally have not only made air breathable or rivers clean but have also resulted in the way our Earth moves, as researchers now report a drop in seismic noise (the hum of vibrations in the planets crust) because transport networks, real estate and other human activities have been shut down.
- Anti-parasitic drug killed coronavirus within 48 hours in lab(13:15)
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) Amid a barrage of research on finding treatment for new coronavirus, Australian scientists have found that a common anti-parasitic drug killed SARS-CoV-2 virus, growing in cell culture, within 48 hours in lab settings.
- World's largest radio telescope shut down(15:46)
Santiago, April 3 (IANS) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world's largest radio telescope, has temporarily closed operations due to the spread of COVID-19 in Chile, the observatory said in an announced.
- Light physical activity good for stroke survivors(15:34)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that stroke survivors who engaged in a lot of light physical activity such as taking leisurely walks or attending to non-strenuous household chores reported fewer physical limitations than their more sedentary peers.
- When 3 species of our human ancestor roamed the Earth(14:11)
New York, April 3 (IANS) In a fascinating discovery that will force scientists to rewrite our species' evolutionary history, an international team has unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus -- the first of our ancestors to be nearly human-like Ã¯Â¿Â½ which is dated to be two million years old.
- University of Pittsburgh reports successful COVID-19 vaccine trial(11:43)
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.
- Over 12,000 apply for NASA's next class of astronauts(12:49)
Washington, April 2 (IANS) NASA has received over 12,000 applications from people showing willingness to join its next class of Artemis Generation astronauts who will help the US space agency explore the Moon and Mars like never before.
- NASA astronauts rehearse upcoming crew mission to ISS(14:54)
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Amid rapid spread of COVID-19, joint teams from NASA and SpaceX executed in March a full simulation of launch and docking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft which will take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
- MIT researchers 3D print rubbery brain implants(20:17)
New York, March 30 (IANS) In what could pave the way for softer alternatives to existing metal-based electrodes designed to monitor brain activity, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now developed a way to 3D print neural probes and other electronic devices that are as soft and flexible as rubber.
- 49-day lockdown necessary to stop COVID-19 resurgence in India: Study(14:23)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Two Indian-origin researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have come up with a new mathematical model that predicts a flat 49-day nationwide lockdown -- or sustained lockdown with periodic relaxation extending over two months -- may be necessary to prevent COVID-19 resurgence in India.
- US varsity starts decontamination of N95 masks for reuse(13:14)
New York, March 28 (IANS) In the wake of a critical shortage of N95 face masks that block the novel coronavirus, researchers at Duke University in the US have confirmed a way to use existing vapourised hydrogen peroxide methods to clean the masks so they can be reused.