Google Doodle Of Anna Mani

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Google Doodle Commemorates 104th Birthday Of Late Indian Physicist & Meteorologist Anna Mani

The 104th birthday of Indian physicist and meteorologist Anna Mani, one of the nation's first female scientists, is being commemorated via a Google Doodle on August 23. Anna Mani's life's work made it possible for India to provide precise weather forecasts. The doodle stated, "She excelled so much in this male-dominated field that by 1953, she became head of the division." She perished in Kerala on August 16, 2001. 

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 - 01:08 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Google, Doodle, Birth Anniversary, Scientist, Indian physicist and meteorologist Anna Mani

Courtesy: DNA INDIA


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‘Monkeypox Does Not Lead To HIV,’ Says Top ICMR Scientist

The global monkeypox epidemic has alarmed senior medical authorities. Because of the taboos surrounding monkeypox, many have linked it to the spread of HIV in India. Dr. Pragya Yadav, a prominent scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology, clarified the growing myths… read-more

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 - 12:55 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Monkeypox, HIV Spread, ICMR, Scientist, ICMR-NIV

Courtesy: DNA INDIA


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Scientists Discover Another Coronavirus Omicron Mutant That Is Spreading Rapidly

Coronavirus has produced yet another hyper contagious omicron mutant, and scientists believe the version known as BA.2.75 may be able to spread quickly and prevent protection from vaccinations and prior infection. It is unknown if it causes more severe illness than other omicron variations. The most recent mutant has been discovered in various remote Indian states and ten additional nations. It appears to be spreading quicker in India. 

Mon, 11 Jul 2022 - 08:50 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: corornavirus, NEW VARIANT, contagious, India, Scientist

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Scientists Discover Large, All-Season Ozone Hole Over Tropics, 7 Times Larger Than Antarctic Hole

Scientists discovered an all-season ozone hole in lower stratosphere above tropics that is equivalent in-depth to well-known springtime Antarctic hole but nearly seven times larger in size. The measured findings accord well with cosmic-ray-driven electron reaction (CRE) hypothesis and strongly suggest that both Antarctic and tropical ozone holes are caused by the same physical process. An all-season ozone hole is described as a region of… read-more

Wed, 06 Jul 2022 - 10:26 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Scientist, ozone layer, Antarctic Hole, cosmic ray driven, ozone hole

Courtesy: ANI

World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan.

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WHO Top Scientist: India To Become World's Biggest Pharmacy

World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan has praised India for becoming the pharmacy of the world in the last 75 years. She enumerated India's four major successes that are eradication of polio, a few other vaccine-preventable diseases, the reduction of maternal and child mortality, and universal health coverage. However, she said, "The Covid-19 pandemic has also increased the poverty'll need to...take… read-more

Sun, 03 Oct 2021 - 02:46 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: India, Pharmacy, World Health Organisation, Scientist

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Fossil free steel

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HYBRIT Develops World's First 'Fossil-Free Steel'

HYBRIT, a Swedish steel company, developed the world's first fossil-free steel. As part of a test run, steel was sold to Volvo. If the project is successful, the company intends to begin mass manufacturing cars built of material by 2026. HYBRIT's goal is to replace coking coal with hydrogen and renewable electricity. It hopes to “significantly reduce the global carbon footprint of the steel industry,” said Martin Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB.


Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 04:34 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: carbon, Steel, Scientist, fossil-free, Science

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Tiny Iron Nanoparticles Found On Moon; Here's Reason

Everywhere on the moon, innumerable tiny iron nanoparticles are being found and scientists are delving into the matter to understand the reason behind it. According to the Northern Arizona University’s Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science discovered solar radiation can be the principal source of lunar iron nanoparticles. Scientifically, asteroids and solar radiation break down lunar rock and soil forming nanoparticles, especially on… read-more

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 - 06:39 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: moon, Scientist, Science, solar-driven change

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Tollund Man

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Scientists Discover Food Traces From 2,400-Year-Old Mummy

A 2,400-year-old body preserved in a bog was re-analyzed by scientists that revealed the traces of the last meal eaten by man before his death. Reportedly, the meal contained porridge and fish. In the early Iron Age ‘bog body,’ the scientists found that the man has eaten his meal before 12-24 hours of his death. The body was accidentally discovered in 1950 and was taken to forensic report the same year.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 09:12 PM / by Bornika Das

Tags: Mummy, food, Scientist, analysis

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Device Taps Brain Waves

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Scientists To Decode Brain Waves Of Paralysed People

Researchers have developed a “speech neuroprosthetic” that enables the brain waves of a paralysed individual to be decoded to appear on the computer screen. The device transfer the thoughts that the individual intends to speak. This is done with the help of implanting electrodes on the brain’s surface, over the area that controls speech. Scientists term it as a major step towards developing communication of paralysed people.

Sat, 17 Jul 2021 - 10:06 AM / by Bornika Das

Tags: Paralyzed people, computer, Researchers, Scientist

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Third wave in India will likely hit the peak during October-November

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COVID-19 Third Wave May Hit Its Peak Btw Oct-Nov: Govt Panel

According to a scientist from the COVID-19 government panel, an alleged third wave of Covid-19 may strike between October-November. However, India is likely to witness half of the cases recorded daily during the second surge. The infection can spread rapidly if a new mutant of SARS-CoV-2 is found. Earlier, last year the Department of Science and Technology had formed the panel to tackle coronavirus cases surge using mathematical models.

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 - 02:26 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Covid-19, Scientist, Manindra Agarwal, SARs-CoV-2 virus, COVID-19 government panel

Courtesy: The Indian Express