Science and Technology

Sagittarius A* | The Milky Way’s dark centre

The Hindu:Science - 15/05/2022
With an Earth-sized eye, researchers imaged the compact object in the galaxy 

The blood groups of humans and primates

The Hindu:Science - 14/05/2022
The distribution of A, B, O and AB blood groups in India to be 23%, 34%, 35% and 8%, respectively

Biomaterial from fungal extract helps heal wounds

The Hindu:Science - 14/05/2022
The material is derived from pullulan, which is already widely used in food and cosmetics industry

First step in treating some neurodegenerative disorders

The Hindu:Science - 14/05/2022
Finding a way to dissolve the aggregates in the neurons is a vital step to treat these diseases

Blood marker identified for babies at risk of SIDS

The Hindu:Science - 14/05/2022
It can indicate vulnerability before death.

CSIR-CCMB announces potential mRNA vaccine against COVID

The Hindu:Science - 13/05/2022
The institution says it has completed experiments in lab and on mice

ISRO successfully tests solid rocket booster for Gaganyaan programme

The Hindu:Science - 13/05/2022
HS200 booster designed and developed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

Scientists successfully grow plants in moon soil for first time

The Hindu:Science - 13/05/2022
Lunar regolith, with its sharp particles and lack of organic material, differs greatly from Earth soil, so it was unknown whether seeds would germinate

JNCASR may have a cure for dementia

The Hindu:Science - 13/05/2022
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) signs IP transfer agreement on molecule that can be potential drug candidate for dementia

JNCASR signs IP transfer agreement on molecule that can be potential drug candidate for dementia

The Hindu:Science - 12/05/2022
The other one is related to a robust, mobile group oxygen concentrator that can be used in remote settings and deployed in emergencies

Explained | The science behind twin cyclones

The Hindu:Science - 12/05/2022
Cyclone Asani, active now in the Bay of Bengal, has a twin — cyclone Karim — in the southern hemisphere. How do we explain this phenomenon?

Astronomers reveal first image of black hole at the heart of our galaxy

The Hindu:Science - 12/05/2022
The image is a long-anticipated look at the massive object that sits at the very centre of our galaxy.

Science for All | What is the vaquita porpoise?

The Hindu:Science - 12/05/2022
The Hindu’s weekly Science for All newsletter explains all things Science, without the jargon.

Daily Quiz | On scientists and their contributions

The Hindu:Science - 12/05/2022
India observes National Technology Day on May 11 to mark the anniversary of the Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998. Every year, the day is observed to recognise the achievements and contributions of scientists and engineers in the field of science and technology. Here is a quiz on scientists and their contributions.

NIT-K alumni, students set up solar powered charging station for electric vehicles in campus

The Hindu:Science - 11/05/2022
As many as 36 candidates including Ph.D., B.Tech. And M.Tech students are involved in developing this project for the alumni batch

Chagas disease: Hybrid strains make insidious parasite more dangerous

Science Daily - 10/05/2022
Researchers have mapped how the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi forms new variants that are more effective at evading the immune system and causing disease. Their findings can give rise to new methods for diagnosing, preventing and treating Chagas disease, which affects millions of people in Central and South America, causing thousands of deaths every year.

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