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New type of washable solar cell developed

Tokyo: Scientists have developed a new type of water-proof solar cell which can provide electricity even after being soaked in water or stretched and compressed. The finding could open the way for wearable solar cells, which will provide power to devices such as health monitors incorporated into clothing, researchers said. ... Read More »

Real-time satellite info to help border forces check intruders

NEW DELHI: With tensions rising on India’s borders in recent years, first with Pakistan in 2016 following the attack on an Army camp in Uri and now with China in Doklam, the government is mulling a dedicated satellite bandwidth for the Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) for better ... Read More »

Avoid crash dieting to shed extra kilos

In an order to keep a check on health and fitness in today’s busy world, people tend to undertake crash diet course which at times adversely affect their health. It may also cause nutritional deficiencies in the body, especially, women body deteriorates during heavy dieting. Crash dieting for losing weight ... Read More »

ISRO all set to launch IRNSS-1H

The stage is set for the launch of PSLV-C39, carrying IRNSS-1H, the eighth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) into a sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO) at 1900 hrs from ISRO’s Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, on Thursday. Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board ... Read More »

Brazilian scientists release immunized mosquitoes to combat dengue

Scientists in Brazil released a batch of specially modified mosquitoes into the wild on Tuesday to help combat the spread of dengue in humans. Scientists from the government-backed Oswaldo Cruz foundation infected the mosquitoes with a bacteria that blocks Dengue fever virus from infecting them. The bacteria that’s being introduced ... Read More »

It rains solid diamonds on Uranus and Neptune

Consider this your daily reminder that the solar system is even more awesomely bonkers than you realized: On Uranus and Neptune, scientists forecast rain storms of solid diamonds. The gems form in the hydrocarbon-rich oceans of slush that swath the gas giants’ solid cores. Scientists have long speculated that the extreme pressures in ... Read More »