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Pak Choi on ISS

Astronauts on the International Space Station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of Expedition 64 crew member Michael Hopkins. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission commander took the lead on conducting four Vegetable Production System (Veggie) experiments, with the last two wrapping up after an April 13 harvest. […]

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Google, BMW, Volvo, and Samsung SDI sign up to WWF call for temporary ban on deep-sea mining

Google, BMW, Volvo and Samsung SDI are the first global companies to have signed up to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining, the WWF said on Wednesday. In backing the call, the companies commit not to source any minerals from the seabed, to exclude such minerals from their supply […]

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Knowledge Station: A lunar ark to save life on earth!

The world may not be coming to an end right away but that hasn’t stopped our scientists from finding ways to save humanity. Be it on earth, or the moon. Researchers have decided to send samples of 6.7 million species from earth to the moon and preserve it there in case we lose all hope […]

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World cheers Mars Rover, Indians salute Swati Mohan

While NASA’s Mars Rover Perseverance successfully landed on the Red Planet, there was one more reason for Indians to cheer in the history of space exploration. Among the scientists who are part of this historic mission, Indian-American Dr Swati Mohan spearheaded the development of attitude control and the landing system for the rover.  She was […]

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The first biofuel rocket to work as ‘Uber in space’

While the astronauts and scientists are struggling to contain space debris and junk, a small company in the US has developed a rocket which could be operated on biofuel. Biofuel is made from plants and roots and is nontoxic for the environment as opposed to traditionally used rocket fuels. The rocket, Stardust 1.0, was launched […]

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Your palak paneer is capable of sending you an email!

Popeye the sailor man was not wrong for his love for the leafy vegetable. Spinach not only made him strong and powerful, but also motivated all the children of that generation to eat their greens. Now it seems spinach is not only packed with superfood ingredients but also has superpowers. Literally! Spinach plants can detect […]

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Japan to build wooden satellites to fight space junk

Humans are known to create trash wherever they go… be it Earth, Moon and even Space! Space junk is becoming an increasing problem as more satellites are launched into the atmosphere every year.  But as over the years scientists are becoming wary of space junk, researchers are also trying to cut on it.  Researchers and […]

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Adidas to make vegan shoes!

You must have come across many people who have turned vegan — eating only plant-based food. But now a shoe company is all ready to manufacture vegan shoes too. Adidas has announced it’s launching a line of sneakers made from mushroom-based leather. As part of a 2021 sustainability initiative, the new Stan Smiths will be […]

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Like eating a pineapple? What about flying it?

Researchers in Malaysia have developed a method to transform the fibre found in normally discarded pineapple leaves to make a strong material that can be used to build the frames for unmanned aircraft, e.g. drones. The drones made out of the bio-composite material had a higher strength-to-weight ratio than those made from synthetic fibres and […]

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Year Ahead: 5 Space missions to look forward in 2021

The gone year may not have been that good for humans, but it definitely was a landmark year for space explorations. And a lot of exciting programmes are lined up for the New Year too. Let’s have a look… Chandrayaan 3 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been growing by leaps and bounds. After […]