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GPS to track endangered turtles eggs poachers

How to save an endangered species from poachers? Let them steal the fake ones and track them down with GPS.  While poachers are getting smarter by the day, our scientists too are not far behind. They have come up with a high-tech method to help protect endangered sea turtles. They use fake eggs fitted with […]

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Astounding! You can now ‘hear’ the Milky Way!

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) has unveiled a new ‘sonification’ project that transforms data from astronomical images into audio. Yes, you read right. Now you can listen to the sounds of the Universe! Users can now ‘listen’ to images of the Galactic Centre, the remains of a supernova called Cassiopeia A, as well as the […]

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Who’s Arati Saha, and why Google dedicated a doodle to her?

We all love Google doodles, but while they are fun they are also informative. This week Google dedicated its doodle to swimmer Arati Saha on her 80th birth anniversary. Saha was the first woman to be awarded the Padma Shri in 1960, but this is not the only thing she was first in. Born on […]

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We have officially entered a new solar cycle!

The sun has entered a new cycle. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re a stargazer and haven’t noticed anything. There were no flashes of light, no cosmic trumpets. Just an appearance of low-temperature shadows called sunspots at high latitudes. There have been 24 of these cycles since observations were first recorded in the mid-18th century. […]

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ISRO plans Chandrayaan 3 even as 1 shows the Moon is rusting

India’s ambitious Moon mission Chandrayaan was supposed to go into grid phase this year. But due to the pandemic the launch has been postponed to the first half of 2021. The Indian Scientific and Research Organisation (ISRO) revealed that the mission to the Moon will not include an orbiter like the Chandrayaan-2. But, it will […]

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IIT designs surfaces to prevent coronavirus

It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and Covid 19 has forced us to invent novel ways to adapt to the virus.  Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati have developed methods to detect and prevent the novel coronavirus. They use bio-interface interactions between the virus and the surface spike protein. […]

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AI helps find 50 new planets

Artificial intelligence has been coming to human aid now and then, be it health services, education or even hospitality. But now for the first time AI has done wonders in the field of astronomy.  Scientists have identified 50 potential planets with the help of Artificial Intelligence. These planets range from worlds as large as Neptune […]

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Look out for those crackers in the sky

Come next week and you may as well enjoy a beautiful natural phenomenon. The Perseids meteor shower is going to be active from August 17-26. The annual celestial event is considered the best meteor shower, as many bright meteors and fireballs shoot through the sky making it easy for people to watch it from Earth. […]

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At the bottom of the Blue Holes

The life undersea is as secretive and intriguing as the undiscovered mysteries of the space. While many explorations are manned to space, very few researchers are brave enough to dive deep into the sea.  Off the coast of Florida, deep at the bottom of the ocean, are massive blue holes that formed thousands of years […]

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A space station which is UNDER water!

Ever wondered why there are more humans who have ventured into space than those who have explored the deep trenches on earth? The answer is simple. It’s much more complicated. And much more difficult to stay alive under water. Now a duo have come up with an ambitious plan to create an underwater research station […]