The Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, acronymised to NISAR, will use a dual-frequency radar for the first time to monitor resource-use and environmental hazards on the ground.
If dark energy is just a grand illusion – as some suggest – then rethinking our interpretation of the basic principles of general relativity in a complex universe is crucial.
Of the 31 communication satellites produced by ISRO, 19 have been launched on Ariane rockets, 10 on the GSLV, one on the PSLV and, earlier this month, one on the GSLV Mk III.
It seems what everyone has been wishing for all along will also be the only thing that will be able to settle this back-and-forth – but that’s not going to happen soon.
Researchers are looking at whether devastating asteroid strikes are predictable or random.
GRASP will be important to design better electronics, to understand the tradeoffs of electric propulsion and to ensure the GSAT 20 satellite mission goes off as planned.
What holds the egg together and gives it shape? One might think it’s the shell, but even after removing it, the egg continues to maintain its shape.
An excavation at Shanidar Cave in Iraq has led to the unfolding of many Neandrathal debris and provides an insight into their lives.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
Evolution will be introduced to 18 and 19 year olds in university, as the administration believes the students do not have the background to understand it.
A human being who can don the role of a divine creator of worlds in a laboratory has to carry a heavy burden theological implications and moral responsibilities.
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.