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NIO Scientists Discover Cold Seeps In K-G BasinRead More
‘मित्र खगोलशास्त्र संघटने’चं स्नेहसंमेलन उत्साहात पणजीतील जुन्ता हाऊसमध्ये ‘राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान दिना’चं औचित्य साधून ‘मित्र खगोलशास्त्र संघटने’चं वार्षिक संमेलन साजरं करण्यात आलं. मंगळवारी सायंकाळी ७ वाजता या कार्यक्रमाची सुरुवात झाली. या कार्यक्रमास विद्यार्थ्यांचा चांगला प्रतिसाद लाभला. कार्यक्रमास गोवा राज्याचे मुख्य सचिव प्रमुख पाहुणे म्हणून उपस्थित होते, तर उत्तर गोव्याच्या जिल्हाधिकारी नीला मोहनन, डॉ. एन. पी. एस. वर्दे विशेष अतिथी म्हणून उपस्थित होते.Read More
पृथ्वीच्या आकाराचे सात ग्रह आढळले! पाणी आणि जीवसृष्टी असण्याची शक्यता नव्या ग्रहांच्या समूहाचे अंतर ४० प्रकाशवर्षे दूर सूर्यमालेबाहेर पृथ्वीच्या आकाराचे एक, दोन नव्हे, तर तब्बल सात ग्रहांचा समूह असण्याचा दावा अमेरिकेतील खगोलशास्त्रज्ञांनी पत्रकार परिषदेत केला. विशेष म्हणजे या ग्रहांवर पाणी आणि त्यामुळे जीवसृष्टी असण्याची शक्यता वर्तविण्यात येते आहे. या दाव्यामुळे खगोल शास्त्रातील संशोधनाला नवी दिशा मिळण्याची शक्यता आहे. सौरमालेबाहेरील संशोधनालाही यामुळे गती मिळू शकते. या संदर्भातील एक व्हिडिओही प्रसिद्ध करण्यात आला आहे. सौरमालेबाहेर अशा पद्धतीने एकाचवेळी इतक्या ग्रहांचा समूह असण्याचा दावा पहिल्यांदाच करण्यात आला आहे. संशोधनातून पहिल्यांदाच ही घटना पुढेRead More
As per the new experiment, newly developed graphene-based biofoam sheets are laid on contaminated water, and with use on sun-rays the bacteria-produced cellulose and graphene oxide to form a bi-layered biofoam to convert filthy water into drinkable.In a bid to make dirty water fit for drinking, a team of scientists have come up with a device made up of “Veritable wonder material” graphene oxide sheets. The team of researchers developed the new device at Washington University in St. Louis. The graphene oxide sheets have been used in the device dueRead More
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has begun to orbit Jupiter to probe the origin of the solar system, the US space agency has said. The $1.1bn mission launched five years ago successfully entered the orbit of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, after a 35-minute manoeuvre, NASA said on Tuesday. “Success! Engine burn complete. Juno is now orbiting Jupiter, poised to unlock the planet’s secrets,” NASA said on its Twitter account. The unmanned solar-powered observatory has traveled 2.7 billion kilometres since it was launched five years ago from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Once inRead More
A unique two-month-long film festival focusing on the relationship among animals, humans and nature begins here next month with over 150 films from more than 40 countries lined up for screening. Animal-Human-Nature Continuum, billed as the first international film, arts and animal welfare festival, will run from July 1 till August 28 at Liberty in Mumbai. Issues pertaining to stray, migration, animal welfare and rights, environment and climate change will dominate the curatorial ideas and philosophies of the festival. The films are curated across eight cinematic categories – Primordial MetamorphosisRead More
If you thought eating vegetables harvested on Mars as pictured in ‘The Martian’ blockbuster was fiction, you were wrong. A team of Dutch scientists has not only grown crops in soil matching that of the Red Planet, but proven it safe for human consumption. Researchers at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands announced that out of 10 crops grown and harvested in Mars-simulating conditions, at least four – radishes, peas, rye and tomatoes – showed “no dangerous” levels of toxic elements found in the Mars soil, and are totally edible.Read More
“Success has become a way of life for Isro. But we never get carried away by success.” This remark by a senior scientist of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) summed up the mood in the control room at India’s spaceport in Sriharikota after the hugely successful PSLV- C34 mission on Wednesday morning. This was the 36th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the 34th successful launch in a row. The rocket has launched over 110 satellites, including 57 from international customers and space agencies. Wednesday’s wasRead More
Astronomers have discovered the largest planet outside our solar system orbiting two stars, at a distance that would make it potentially habitable for people, scientists announced today. A team of NASA astronomers that made the discovery using the Kepler space telescope revealed the findings at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in San Diego, California. The gaseous planet — dubbed Kepler-1647 b — is the size of Jupiter and has a wide orbit, revolving around its two stars in 1,107 days, or around three years. The discovery is theRead More
If you suspect that a black hole has consumed all of those stray items that you just can’t find, don’t give up: Stephen Hawking thinks he knows how to retrieve them. He says black holes’ “soft hair” captures data about all that has disappeared into them. When the black hole evaporates – a possibility Hawking first mentioned in 1975 – this “soft hair” would release the information that had been stored inside, according to a paper cowritten by Hawking, Malcolm Perry of the University of Cambridge and Andrew Strominger ofRead More