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What Chandrayaan-1 aims to accomplish
Why ISRO changed the orbit-transfer strategy
The revised strategy will have five earth-bound orbits
Moon mission may herald lunar land grab
It will be a small step for mankind, but a giant leap forward for India. If all goes to plan, the satellite, weighing half a tonne, will enter a lunar orbit some 100 km above the moon’s surface on November 8.
Novel experiment to create human organs
Japan’s Toyama University professor Makoto Nakamura displays an inkjet printer-like experimental machine. The scientist is on a mission to see if it can also produce human organs. ...
Lasers used to restore polluted monuments
Laser beams being used to remove the black crust, caused by pollution, from monuments. Greek restorers are using an innovative laser technology, uncovering colours and ornamentation hidden for decades. ...
First research ship to circle the North Pole
Scientists of different disciplines have used the German ice-breaker Polarstern for almost 25 years for their research, among others, on the climate. The vessel is the first research ship to circle the North Pole. ...
Sophisticated robots do multifarious tasks
A robot named Rich demonstrates giving a tour. Innovative firms in Asia, Europe and the U.S. are rolling out sophisticated robots which do everything from patrolling shopping malls, cutting grass to even mimicking pets. ...
Ancient burial site uncovered in Rome
Bones recently discovered in the St Peter and St.Marcellin catacombs beneath the ancient Via Labicana in Rome. 20,000 to 25,000 bodies were buried in the catacombs during the third and fourth ...
150-million years-old egg-robbing dinosaur
An artist’s rendition provided by Nature magazine shows a tiny, egg-robbing dinosaur that lived more than 150 million years ago. The fossil find could help explain a key phase in the evolution of birds. ...
Adopting appropriate techniques for a bumper yield
The farmer is able to get a gross income of nearly Rs. 30 lakhs in a year
Management of downy mildew in grape
Downy mildew is a highly destructive fungal disease of grapevines in all grape-growing areas of the world. Economic losses are associated with cluster destruction and loss of vine foliage resulting in the loss of photosynthetic area. ...
Native plantain variety
Is Njalipuvan (Malayalam name) plantain variety available in Andhra Pradesh? Prasanna Krishnaraj Visakhapatnam, Andhra PradeshNjalipoovan is a popular banana cultivar of Kerala. It is also ...
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