Earth is flat, said YouTube

San Francisco : In a major goof-up, popular video-sharing platform YouTube projected it upon impressionable minds that — the Earth is flat — raising the number of people who now seriously believe the planet to be a flat unending stretch of land, a study said. The fact which is to the contrary was proved almost […]

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‘Lab-grown liver’ raises hopes for acute liver failure patients

Bengaluru :  Researchers in Hyderabad claim to have developed a promising technology for creating in the lab “implantable bioengineered humanized” livers for the management of acute liver failure (ALF), one of the most devastating fatal conditions. The technology, successfully demonstrated in animal experiments, “has enormous potential for clinical translation” in managing ALF patients desperately waiting […]

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India unveils human space flight centre in Bengaluru

Bengaluru | The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday that it has launched a Human Space Flight Centre here. “Human Space Flight Centre is operational now… The facility is next to ISRO headquarters,” the city-based space agency tweeted. The Centre is dedicated to developing critical technologies for human space missions. The facility, unveiled […]

PSLVC44 successfully places Microsat R into its intended orbit (Photo : ISRO/Twitter)

India puts into orbit satellite ‘Microsat R’ for DRDO and ‘Kalamsat’

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | India on Thursday night opened the year’s space campaign by putting into orbit defence imaging satellite “Microsat R” for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in a copy book style. The notable aspects of this space mission are flying of a new variant of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), switching […]

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India’s PSLV rocket lifts off with defence and student satellites

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | A new variant of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket on Thursday night lifted off with the country’s defence imaging satellite “Microsat R” and student satellite “Kalamsat”. About 14 minutes into the flight, the rocket would eject Microsat R at an altitude of about 277 km. “There is an increased […]