Both the kilometre-long billow clouds in Earth’s atmosphere and a surprising structure in the Perseus galaxy cluster are the result of a common feature of fluid dynamics.
ISRO’s PSLV-38 was launched carrying the Cartosat-2 series satellite – a dedicated satellite for the defence forces – along with 30 nano satellites.
NASA’s Kepler Mission has identified thousands of exoplanets but there are a lot of unanswered questions about these distant alien worlds how earth-like their environments are, if at all.
The planets are rocky and 1.75 times the size of Earth, and are being referred to as ‘super-Earths’ or ‘mini-Neptunes’.
Learning languages rewires the brain and changes how we experience time.
A study found that the ATP concentration within cells is almost 1,000-times higher than that required for its role as an energy source. It must be up to something else…
Two physicists have obtained theoretical evidence of the existence of amorphous topological insulators, which are easier to make than crystalline ones while offering the same utility.
The criticism Kosambi faced over his papers on the Riemann hypothesis could have coloured his view of science’s practice and his impression of how much class politics might have been to blame.
New findings at a site in Morocco suggest that ‘pre-modern’ humans came to be at least 100,000 years earlier than thought, and evolved into modern humans after dispersing across all of Africa.
The essentiality of communication when it comes to epidemics and life threatening diseases cannot be undermined. It is not only moral but vital to the curative measures that need to be taken.
As FARC abandons its jungle strongholds, farmers push deeper into forests, cutting down trees to make way for grazing land for cattle and agriculture.
The use of this alternate energy has made it possible for a larger, healthier variety of fruits and vegetables to be grown, and has proven to be an opportunity to empower women.
At the awards, organised by the Mumbai Press Club, the investigative feature by Nithyanand Rao and Virat Markandeya won in the ‘Science & Innovation’ category.
Scientists used the Hubble Space Telescope to plot minute changes in the path of light coming from a distant background star as it passed by the relatively close star Stein 2051B.
On the Tibetan plateau, the village of Yunta shows that animals and humans can live peacefully and care for each other.
After performing the first-ever range-wide genetic survey of snow leopards, researchers determined that there are three primary subspecies of the big cat.
Unexpected diversity of a family of lizards in India implies that tropical grasslands are not human-made ecosystems as often argued.
‘When the countdown sequence hit T-minus-zero and the vehicle lifted off, it was as though the Sun had bounded over the horizon and stopped right in front of our eyes.’
Condensed-matter physicists are increasingly relying on machine learning and neural networks to help understand exotic materials called topological insulators.
We all had richly imagined ‘space’ phases as children – but only through Western toys, films and the chronology of NASA’s success, and the occasional book from the Soviet Union.
The chairman of ISRO said that they had successfully tested the electric propulsion system and would continue to use it to send large satellites into space.
While astronomers are not going to bother including it in our continuing search for alien life, the planet itself will not be able to look forward to a charmed existence.
The D1 mission has injected the GSAT-19 communications satellite into a geostationary orbit. It carries Ka-/Ku-band transponders, an indigenous lithium-ion battery and the GRASP instrument.
Protecting and conserving the environment is a dirty and difficult job.
The coveted and unusual aphrodisiac found only at very high altitudes can fetch up to US$100,000 a kilo.
Of its Rs 4,063-crore budgetary allocation for 2017, the balance available for laboratory allocations and research projects after salaries and other commitments is only Rs 202 crore.
An investigation into the people, and the institutional failures, responsible for the abandoned coal mine pits scattered across Indonesian Borneo.
Due to congressional budget cuts, the 38-year continuous U.S. Arctic satellite monitoring programme is about to end, leaving researchers blind to ongoing Arctic sea ice losses.
The reef is facing a number of threats, including poor water quality due to agricultural runoff, climate change, illegal fishing and coastal development.
The full impact of Trump’s decision still depends on whether other countries follow the US lead and decide to withdraw from the pact.
Science does not have answers to every question we’ve had. And answers that science can’t validate are not false.
In a surprise move, the environment ministry asked for bids to privatise federal deforestation satellite monitoring. Protests by experts stalled the measure for now.
Reported sightings of the long-thought-extinct marsupial predator in remote northern Australia have drawn attention to a survey of the region.
It is not often that a single rocket inspires conversations across history, politics, astronomy, engineering, communications and business at once.
A dutch Nobel laureate and his colleagues have built a motor with synchronous rotor motion – using two molecules. The breakthrough allows us to build more complex nanoscale devices to mimic biological systems.
Indian physicists verified a century-old prediction and then used ASTROSAT to firm up another. The country’s own gravitational-wave detector is expected to be ready in seven years.
If it works, the Dubai police plans on making robots a fourth of their workforce, citing advantages such as no sickness or maternity leaves.
A Global Water Partnership-led forum in December 2016 found a dangerous nexus between water insecurity, enduring unemployment and increasing migration in the Mediterranean. Rome: Water – everybody talks about it, warns against its growing scarcity, excessive waste, the impact of climate change, the frequent severe droughts and so on. […]
When you embed insensitive ‘leaders’ within organisational structures that already struggle to recognise discrimination, you heighten the risk of further dispiriting those being discriminated against.
The urban heat island effect makes cities several degrees warmer than nearby rural areas, adds to air and water pollution and makes workers less productive.