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India’s communications satellite GSAT-17 successfully launches through the Arian 5 rocket from the French Guiana

India's communications satellite GSAT-17

Describing this campaign as a special mission for ISRO, Sivan said, “GSAT-17 is needed for ISRO and India as it provides continuity in the service of two old satellites. Apart from this, it enhances our transponder capacity and extends our reach to mobile satellite services as well as to the Antarctic areas. HALSAT SAT (Member …

Mysterious alien signals came from distant dwarf galaxy

mysterious alien signals

Rare, short bursts of ‘alien’ cosmic radio waves that puzzled astronomers since there detection nearly 10 years ago may have originated from a dwarf galaxy more than three billion light years from Earth, scientists including one of Indian origin have found. Fast radio bursts, which flash for just a few milliseconds, created a stir among …

Virtual reality may help restore movement in damaged limbs

virtual reality to repair damaged limbs

Scientists have developed a novel training regime that combines virtual reality and traditional physical therapy to help rehabilitate damaged limbs by allowing the healthy ones to ‘lead by example.’ Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel said that the research might be applied to patients in physical therapy programs who have lost the strength …

World’s oldest water found, may hold clues to alien life

world oldest water

Scientists have discovered the oldest water samples on Earth that date back to about two billion years and may hold clues to life forms living far beneath the surface of Mars or other alien planets. Researchers have known that water exists far below the ground-water that has been isolated from the water table – unseen …

These tips can boost your creative thinking and ideas

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Parents, take note! Encouraging children to use gestures as they think can help them come up with more creative thinking and creative ideas, according to new research. “Our findings show that children naturally gesture when they think of novel ways to use everyday items, and the more they gesture the more ideas they come up …

Early humans began cooking food over 800k yrs ago

earlyhumancooking

Early humans may have started cooking their food at some point between 800,000 and 1.2 million years ago, according to scientists who have found the earliest evidence of raw food eaten by our prehistoric ancestors. Archaeologists extracted microfossils from dental plaque dating back to 1.2 million years. These microfossils included traces of raw animal tissue, …

PM Modi hails successful launch of RESOURCESAT-2A satellite

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the successful launch of RESOURCESAT-2A satellite, saying it was a remarkable feat. “Successful launch of PSLV-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A is an accomplishment we all are very proud of. Congratulations @isro on the remarkable feat,” he tweeted. RESOURCESAT-2A, the latest remote sensing satellite which would be useful for agricultural applications …