Science news 05 Mar, 2021
ARIES Nainital Develops Optical Spectrograph to Locate Faint Light from Distant Celestial Objects | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com - The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel
The spectroscope, the largest of its kind among the existing astronomical spectrographs in the country, has been successfully commissioned on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT), the largest in the country and Asia, near Nainital, Uttarakhand. - Artic…
Path to NASA started way back watching Star Trek as a child, Indian-American Swati Mohan tells Biden - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
Mohan, who emigrated from India to the US when she was only a year old, said her path actually started way back when she was a child, watching popular TV show Star Trek.
China's Mars Probe Tianwen-1 Captures High-Resolution Photos of Red Planet - News18News18
China's national space agency published two panchromatic view and one colour images of Mars captured by the country's Tianwen-1 probe, which is currently orbiting the Red planet.
Newly discovered millipede, Nannaria hokie, lives at Virginia Tech - Science DailyScience Daily
Hearing the words "new species discovered" may conjure images of deep caves, uncharted rainforests, or hidden oases in the desert. But the reality is that thousands of new species are discovered each year by enterprising scientists all over the world. Many of…
Physics World: Supervenus near us - Nintendo-PowerNintendo-power.com
Meanwhile, astronomers have discovered many solar rocks - similar to the inner planets of our solar system - in distant stars. However, little is known
Eyeless roundworms sense color - MIT NewsMit.edu
MIT researchers have discovered that roundworms sense color in order to assess the risk of feasting on potentially dangerous bacteria that secrete blue toxins.
Scientists observe ‘space hurricane’ over North Pole that spanned 1,000 km, swirled for 8 hrs - ThePrintThePrint
Hurricane in Earth's upper atmospheric layers caused by same phenomenon that results in the colourful aurorae, popularly known as Northern Lights when it occurs at North Pole.
NASA’s 'Giant Space Sunflower' Hubble Successor Telescope is Ready for Big Launch - News18News18
The new space telescope called the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) or simply ‘Webb,’ is designed and funded by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
Mantis Shrimp-Inspired Optical Sensor for Hyperspectral, Polarimetric Imaging - AZoSensorsAzosensors.com
Scientists have taken cues from the eyes of mantis shrimp to design a new type of optical sensor that is quite small to fit on a smartphone but can also perform polarimetric and hyperspectral imaging.
Researchers Succeed in Injecting Nanodiamonds Directly to the Cell Interior - AZoNanoAZoNano
Several researchers have strangely tried to place very small diamonds within living cells. This is because nanodiamonds are constantly bright and can offer a better understanding of the inner life of cells over a long period.
Protein discovery could help enable eco-friendly fungicides - EurekAlertEurekAlert
New research reveals an essential step in scientists' quest to create targeted, RNA-based, more eco-friendly fungicides that protect food crops.
Scientists find organic material and water on asteroid for the first time - Republic TVRepublic World
Scientists discovered organic material and water on tiny ‘grain’ of Itokava collected by the JAXA mission with ESA's participation in JAXA’s Hayabusa mission.
A COSMIC Approach to Nanoscale Science: World-Leading Resolution of Nanomaterials - BrinkwireBrinkwire.com
Starlink internet to reach India in 2022: Here's what the Rs 7,200 pre-order deposit gets you - FirstpostFirstpost
The service will be launched in most, if not all regions of India, in 2022, and now open to preorders for a refundable USD 99 deposit.
Air pollution fell sharply during lockdown - Phys.orgPhys.Org
The far-reaching mobility restrictions at the beginning of the COVID pandemic in March 2020 created a unique situation for atmospheric sciences: "During the 2020 lockdown, we were able to directly investigate the actual effects of drastic traffic restrictions…
Indian scientists develop low-cost spectrograph that can locate faint light from distant celestial objects - Jagran JoshJagran Josh
The spectrograph can detect faint light from distant quasars and galaxies, regions around supermassive black-holes and cosmic explosions.
Scientists confirmed the existence of the Earth’s innermost inner core - Tech ExploristTech Explorist
Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have confirmed the existence of the Earth's "innermost inner core". They found evidence that may indicate a change in the structure of iron, which suggests perhaps two separate cooling events in Earth's…
Photon-photon polaritons: Binding two photons of different colours together - Tech ExploristTech Explorist
Scientists exploring the interactions between light particles, photons, and matter find that optical microresonators host quasiparticles made by two photons.
Scientists discover origin of suns solar storms; can disrupt satellites on Earth: Study - Republic TVRepublic World
In groundbreaking discovery, scientists have determined origin of dangerous solar storms that could even help them forecast devastating eruptions from the Sun.
Long March-8 rocket likely to try out vertical landing in 2021: Chinese developer - Global TimesGlobal Times
Development for a fusion version of China’s potentially reusable medium-sized launch vehicle, the Long March-8, has been initiated, and it is hoped that the new rocket will carry out key technology demonstration tests for vertical take-off and vertical landin…
Chinese Scientists Unveil Fish-Like Robot for Deep-Sea Exploration - Sixth ToneSixthtone.com
The robot was successfully tested under extreme temperature and pressure in the Mariana Trench.
Nasa's Mars rover Perseverance runs on chip first used in 1998 Apple iMac - India TodayIndia Today
Nasa's Mars rover Perseverance is using the same processor that was first used in Apple's iMac computers in 1998. The processor is capable of withstanding intense radiation and temperatures.
DJ finds out baby Zebrafish `groove` to MC Hammer hit song - WIONWION
Being a 90s baby or 90s kid and wearing this fact on the sleeve is all in vogue. Well yeah, the decade was unique. Although the majority of millennials cant get enough of 90s music, 90s life and whatnot, something that happened bang at the start of the decade…
New microcomb could help discover exoplanets and detect diseases - EurekAlertEurekAlert
Tiny photonic devices could be used to find new exoplanets, monitor our health, and make the internet more energy efficient. Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, now present a game changing microcomb that could bring advanced applicatio…
Wikipedia maintained high-quality COVID-19 coverage during first pandemic wave - News-Medical.NetNews-Medical.Net
Researchers in Israel have demonstrated that Wikipedia's coverage of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continued to be based on respected media and academic sources, despite a surge in coverage as the pandemic grew during the first wave.
Researchers achieve inhibition of ice for cryopreservation - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
As we experience in our daily life, jiaozi frozen in a home refrigerator tastes less delicious than instant frozen sold at the supermarket. The formation
A flyby this week of infamous asteroid Apophis - EarthSkyEarthSky
Near-Earth asteroid Apophis will have its closest sweep past Earth prior to its exceedingly close 2029 pass, on March 5-6, 2021. Why astronomers are watching, plus info here on how to view the asteroid online.
NASA: Hubble telescope discovers amazing "animals" in space ... Video - The Press StoriesPresstories.com
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SpaceX Starship SN10 launch: How to watch rocket prototype fly today - CNETCNET
Elon Musk's Mars rocket lit up for a second on Wednesday but didn't get off the ground. A second launch attempt is coming.
NASA scientists complete 1st global survey of freshwater fluctuation - EurekAlertEurekAlert
To investigate humans' impact on freshwater resources, scientists have now conducted the first global accounting of fluctuating water levels in Earth's lakes and reservoirs -- including ones previously too small to measure from space.
Golf is better than tai chi for improving balance and mobility in people with Parkinson's disease - Daily MailDaily Mail
Volunteers with Parkinson's in the US were asked to either practice their golf swing or take Tai Chi lessons for ten weeks and have their mobility tested before and after the session.
Liquid Metals provide Effective Transport System Labmate Online - Labmate OnlineLabmate Online
A new method for creating hollow nanoparticles using liquid metals has been devised by chemists from ITMO University (St Petersburg). Hollow nanocapsules are widely used for various purposes, from...
Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings - SatelliteProME.comSatelliteProME.com
Rubins and Glover tackled the struts for the first two solar panels, set to launch in June.
Earth has life span of nearly 1bn years more: Study - DTNextDtnext.in
The future life span of Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere is approximately one billion years, a new study reveals.
UM today | In fact, they sweat the little things - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
March 3, 2021 - A newly funded particle physics experiment may be able to examine the structure of individual electrons - particles that have so far been
As NASA finishes final tests of James Webb Space Telescope, here`s a look at its supreme capabilities - WIONWION
NASAs James Webb Space Telescope, set to be the largest of its kind concluded its final functional tests at Redondo Beach in California on March 1.The James Webb Space Telescope is part of an international programme led by the National Aeronautics and Space A…
Elon Musk-led SpaceX set to launch Starship SN10 on March 3 - Moneycontrol.comMoneycontrol
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed the news on Twitter.
Cuttlefish passed a version of the marshmallow test, a cognitive study for humans designed to test self-contro - Business Insider IndiaBusiness Insider India
Cuttlefish can show the same amount of self-control as bigger-brained animals, a test found.The cephalopods resisted taking food immediately to get a better
Indigenously developed spectrograph commissioned on Devasthal Optical Telescope - Yahoo India NewsYahoo Entertainment
<p>New Delhi, Mar 3 (PTI) Indian scientists have indigenously designed and developed a low-cost optical spectrograph that can locate sources of faint light...
NASA's Earth Observatory Captures Transition of Central Siberian Plateau Through Seasons, Stunning Photo ... - News18News18
Our planet houses several unique landscapes, some of which change colour with every season.
To Make Science More Inclusive, Eradicate Terms With Racial Connotations - The Wire ScienceThewire.in
'Blacklist' and 'Whitelist' are commonly used terms in science and technology — with blacklists being the problematic entities.
Diets of early lizards and snakes were more varied and advanced, study - Tech ExploristTech Explorist
New research has revealed that the diets of early lizards and snakes, which lived alongside dinosaurs around 100 million years ago, were more varied and advanced than previously thought.
Fossil of Australopithecus 'Little Foot' Sheds Light on Human Origins - The Wire ScienceThewire.in
Using synchrotron X-ray imaging for fossils, scientists examined the the upper part of Little Foot's brain case and her lower jaw.
Arab world basks in the glory of UAE Mars mission triumph - Arab NewsArab News
DUBAI: For months, the Hope probe’s journey to Mars had been tracked eagerly by the Arab news media. In the UAE, hoardings depicting the unmanned spacecraft (known in Arabic as Al-Amal) have been positioned along highways as part of the country’s 50th anniver…
What We Are Reading Today: Extraterrestrial by Avi Loeb - Arab NewsArab News
Extraterrestrial is a provocative and fascinating book written by American theoretical physicist and Harvard University astronomer Avi Loeb. In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in …
New smartphone-based Covid-19 test gives results in less than 30 minutes - ETHealthworld.comThe Times of India
Scientists have developed a novel technology for a CRISPR-based Covid-19 diagnostic test that uses a smartphone camera to provide accurate results in under 30 minutes
Google-owned DeepMind AI solves 50-year-old 'protein folding problem' - ETCIO.comThe Times of India
Researchers at Google-owned Artificial Intelligence company DeepMind have solved a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology known as the "protein folding problem," revealing what shapes proteins fold into.
China launches its first unmanned mission to Mars - Arab NewsArab News
WENCHANG, China: China successfully launched an unmanned probe to Mars on Thursday in its first independent mission to another planet, in a display of its technological prowess and ambition to join an elite club of space-faring nations. China’s largest carrie…
Isro’s MOM captures image of the Mars’ biggest moon Phobos - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
According to ISRO, “the violent phase that Phobos has encountered is seen in the large section gouged out from a past collision (Stickney crater) and bouncing ejecta.”
NASA develops high-pressure ventilator to fight COVID-19 - ETHealthworld.comThe Times of India
The device, called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), passed a critical test this week at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York, an epicentre of COVID-19 in the US, NASA said.
Novel CO2 capturing tech may cut vehicle emissions by 90% - ETAuto.comThe Times of India
The whole process takes place within a capsule placed above the driver's cabin.
Mysterious circular DNA linked to pediatric cancer: Study - ETHealthworld.comThe Times of India
Chromosomes are threadlike structures of DNA and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells, and carry genetic information in the form of genes.
INNOVATION: Novel artificial leaf produces clean gas from sunlight - ETEnergyworld.comThe Times of India
The carbon-neutral device can directly produce the gas -- called syngas -- in a sustainable and simple way from carbon dioxide and water, setting a new benchmark in the field of solar fuels.
Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s - Arab NewsArab News
WASHINGTON: Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows.Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 i…
Stephen Hawking: Extraordinary life of the man who explained the universe - Arab NewsArab News
PARIS: In his final years, the only thing connecting the brilliant physicist to the outside world was a couple of inches of frayed nerve in his cheek. As slowly as a word per minute, Stephen Hawking used the twitching of the muscle under his right eye to grin…
Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island - Arab NewsArab News
NEW ZEALAND: When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches. Almost all of the garbage they found on Henderson Island wa…
Rectangular Iceberg Goes Viral - The Maritime ExecutiveThe Maritime Executive
A scientist with NASAs Operation IceBridge survey program recently spotted a rectangular iceberg flo...
NASA names gamma constellations after The Hulk and Godzilla - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The constellations, constructed with sources visible through its gamma-ray telescope, were devised to celebrate the completion of 10 years of operations of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
‘Indians are so good at mathematics and physics’: When Stephen Hawking came to India - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Scientist Stephen Hawking made a 16-day trip to India in 2001, visiting Mumbai and New Delhi. During the visit, he met then president KR Narayanan.
Nasa’s Curiosity finds purple rocks on Mars, could be hint to watery past - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Nasa officials have called this a suggestion to a greater degree of diversity in the geological composition of the region, and a hint as to what caused Mars to lose most of its water, Sputnik news agency reported on Friday.