Sunday, April 18, 2021

Science

On 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight, President Vladimir Putin vows Russia will remain space power

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin`s historic space flight on Monday with a pledge that Moscow would...

NASA shares an astonishing image of blue dunes on the Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently published an amazing image of the Martian surface covered with blue coloured dunes. It...

NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter to make first flight attempt on April 14

New Delhi: US Space agency NASA delayed the first flight attempt of the Ingenuity Mars helicopter which was scheduled for April 11. This...

Greta Thunberg to skip COP26 over unfair vaccine rollouts – Times of India

STOCKHOLM: Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg said Friday she plans to skip the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November, saying the uneven...

Third of Antarctic ice shelf area at collapse risk due to global warming – Times of India

New Delhi: Over a third of the Antarctic's ice shelf area may be at risk of collapsing into the sea if global temperatures...

Mars Perseverance rover takes first ever selfie with Ingenuity helicopter

Mars rover took first ever bot selfie with Ingenuity on Tuesday (April 6, 2021) on 46th Martian day. The Mars helicopter is seen...

From the sea to a liquid bath: Why Microsoft is drowning its servers – Latest News | Gadgets Now

Tech behemoth Microsoft has begun to submerge its servers in liquid to make them more energy-efficient and enhance their performance, as per a...

Covid-19 patients at greater risk of mental disorders, finds Oxford University study – Times of India

LONDON: Patients are at an estimated 44 per cent greater risk of neurological and mental health diagnoses after Covid-19 than after flu, and...

Football-field sized asteroid ‘2021 AF8’ nears Earth, likely to pass by May 4

An Asteroid named 2021 AF8 is heading towards earth with a velocity of approximately 9 Km per second. This asteroid is an Apollo-class...

NASA detects new Asteroid 2021 AF8 moving towards Earth at speed of 9 km per second

After the God of destruction, asteroid Apophis, and the largest asteroid in the year 2021, NASA has detected another asteroid heading towards the...

Here’s the interplanetary news you need to know: Earthquakes on planet Mars!

New Delhi: Earthquakes are a common phenomenon on the Earth's surface. Do you know that Mars too observes disturbance on its crust layer on...

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter touches down on Red Planet ahead of historic first flight scheduled for April 11

Ahead of its historic first flight scheduled for April 11, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has achieved yet another milestone after...

Deadlines for coal-based power plants to meet new emission norms extended, environmentalists fume – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre has extended deadlines for coal-based power plants to adopt new emission standards by up to three years and even...

Climate change top challenge over the next decade, UNESCO global survey finds

More than 15,000 people worldwide contributed to the survey, which was held online between May and September 2020, and made available in 25...

More climate action needed during ‘make-or-break year’ for people and planet 

With countries across the world having agreed through the Paris Agreement to a goal of limiting temperature increases to 1.5 degree Celsius above...

Which animals could have passed Covid-19 to humans? – Times of India

PARIS: First it was snakes, and then the endangered pangolin before badgers were put in the dock. Scientists have been scrutinising a Noah's...

Plastic pollution disproportionately hitting marginalized groups, UN environment report finds

The report, entitled, Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution, was produced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) together with the grassroots environmental group,...

Japan’s famous cherry blossoms bloom early amid warming – Times of India

TOKYO: Japan's famous cherry blossoms have reached their flowery peak in many places earlier this year than at any time since formal records...

IMD issues orange alert for seven states, predicts intense wet spell between March 30-April 1

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted an intense wet spell over seven states between March 30 and April 1. It...

Survey paints dry picture of govt’s waterbodies in Ganga – Times of India

NEW DELHI: More than one-fourth of government-owned waterbodies in the Ganga basin across five states are dried up, show preliminary findings of the...

Microplastics in sewage, ‘hubs’ for drug-resistant bacteria: Study – Times of India

NEW YORK: Microplastic particles can become 'hubs' for antibiotic-resistant bacteria and pathogens to grow once they wash down household drains and enter wastewater...

Curious case of ‘Spiders on Mars’, NASA working on this weird mystery

Mars has been grabbing human curiosity for a great period of time. Recently NASA has sent images from the red planet which has...

Black Hole’s magnetic field mapped for the first time, see spectacular images

New York: A new view of a supermassive black hole marks the first time astronomers have captured and mapped polarisation, a sign of...

South Asia to face more heatwaves due to climate change – Times of India

DHAKA: Deadly heatwaves in South Asia is likely to experience more deadly heatwaves in the future, with the region's exposure to lethal heat...

Bacteria found on International Space Station gets named after Indian scientist Ajmal Khan

The entire world is suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has completely shattered the world and it will take some time to...

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter prepares for its first flight

NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at the powered, controlled flight...

Tigress Sundari returns to MP’s Kanha reserve after being tranquilised – Times of India

BHUBANESHWAR: The tigress Sundari on Tuesday evening headed for Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh in a special vehicle that has a cage inside...

NASA set to fly a mini helicopter on Mars – Times of India

WASHINGTON: In a first, the Perseverance rover on Mars is set to deploy a mini-helicopter named Ingenuity that will fly and explore the...

Whale sightings aid quest to protect wildlife in Indian Ocean oasis – Times of India

ASCARENE PLATEAU: Over two weeks at sea, the scientists spotted pilot whales and spinner dolphins, orcas and more, but not a single sperm...

Study suggests hearing loss strongly associated with Covid-19 – Times of India

WASHINGTON: According to a new study, hearing loss and other auditory problems are strongly associated with Covid-19. The findings of the study were...