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NCBS gets $440,000 grant to collect, preserve 200 yrs of Indian Science history | India News

BENGALURU: The National Centre for Biological Sciences’ (NCBS) Archies, a space dedicated to the history of science in contemporary India, has received a grant from a charitable fund for a project titled ‘Documenting the Contemporary History of Science in India’.The three-year $440,000 project, which started in December 2022, aims to collect, preserve and make available […]

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With new launches every alternate day, space traffic to become as bad as cities like New York, experts fear | India News

With the government opening the space sector to private players two years ago, experts have been stressing the need for stakeholders to participate in creating situational awareness to avoid accidents, especially when a new satellite launch is happening every alternate day now. Not just that, experts are looking for specific investments in this domain.Situational awareness, […]

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Virgin Orbit reports ‘anomaly’ in satellite launch from UK

LONDON: Britain’s attempt to become the first European nation to launch satellites into space ended in bitter disappointment early on Tuesday when Virgin Orbit said its rocket had suffered an anomaly that prevented it from reaching orbit.The “horizontal launch” mission had left from the coastal town of Newquay in southwest England, with Virgin’s LauncherOne rocket […]

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Critical of govt, seed mother Rahibai Popere’s speech cut short at Women’s Science Congress

NAGPUR: Padmashri awardee Rahibai Popere – Seed Mother of India – was abruptly asked to end her speech at the inaugural session of Women’s Science Congress as she hit out at political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. She recalled that the Prime Minister, on hearing about the poor condition in her village […]

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Turning cancer cells into anti-cancer agents: Study

WASHINGTON: Scientists are harnessing a new way to turn cancer cells into potent, anti-cancer agents, according to a study. According to the study, investigators have developed a new cell therapy approach to eliminate established tumours and induce long-term immunity, training the immune system so that it can prevent cancer from recurring. In the latest work […]

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Semen quality of Covid patients takes a hit: Study

NEW DELHI: A study conducted by researchers of AIIMS Patna, Delhi and Andhra’s Mangalagari suggests Covid-19 affects semen quality.The study is based on semen analysis, also known as sperm count test, of 30 men between 19 and 43 years admitted for Covid-19 treatment at AIIMS Patna between October 2020 and April 2021. The first analysis […]

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Japanese research reveals physical strain helps bone growth

OSAKA: We are frequently told to “take a load off” when things get too much, but when it comes to bone maintenance, doing the opposite can be beneficial. Some important processes for how physical strain induces bone formation have been uncovered by Japanese researchers.Researchers from the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute have shown […]