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Researchers develop new antifungal drug for life threatening fungal infections

Washington: Invasive fungal infections are known to be really lethal. These infections mostly occur in the context of leukemia and bone marrow transplantation and often in young patients with otherwise curable disease. The researchers have now found a new drug which may help in the treatment of life threatening fungal infections such as aspergillosis. The scientists have characterised the biochemical and physiologic effects(pharmacodynamics) ... Read More »

New type of washable solar cell developed

Tokyo: Scientists have developed a new type of water-proof solar cell which can provide electricity even after being soaked in water or stretched and compressed. The finding could open the way for wearable solar cells, which will provide power to devices such as health monitors incorporated into clothing, researchers said. These could include sensors that record heartbeats and body temperature, ... Read More »

It rains solid diamonds on Uranus and Neptune

Consider this your daily reminder that the solar system is even more awesomely bonkers than you realized: On Uranus and Neptune, scientists forecast rain storms of solid diamonds. The gems form in the hydrocarbon-rich oceans of slush that swath the gas giants’ solid cores. Scientists have long speculated that the extreme pressures in this region might split those molecules into atoms of hydrogen ... Read More »

NASA launches ‘TDRS-M’ satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

Miami: The US space agency NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites to ensure the astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) can communicate with Earth. The USD 408 million Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) was launched into the space aboard United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:29 ... Read More »

Indian scientists claim discovery of galaxy ‘Saraswati’ in universe

PUNE: For the first time in the country, a team of Indian scientists has claimed to have discovered an “extremely large supercluster of galaxies”, Saraswati, in the universe. “Since the light from this galaxy has just reached us, we will be able to study how it (galaxy) was in the past,” is what the scientists have to claim. This ultra large structure is on ... Read More »

Nasa rocket releases artificial colourful clouds

WASHINGTON: After several unsuccessful attempts, Nasa has finally launched a sounding rocket that created artificial colourful clouds that were visible from New York to North Carolina. The Nasa Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket was successfully launched on Thursday from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. During the eight-minute flight, 10 canisters about the size of a soft drink can were ... Read More »

Nasa releases stunning image of Saturn’s sunlit atmosphere

WASHINGTON: Nasa‘s Cassini spacecraft has beamed back a stunning image that shows a sliver of Saturn‘s sunlit atmosphere with its icy rings stretched across the foreground as a dark band. The Cassini mission is currently executing a series of daring ring-grazing dives as the mission comes closer to the culmination of its epic 20-year-long journey in space. The new image ... Read More »

Military using 13 satellites to keep eye on foes

NEW DELHI: With the successful launch of “eye in the sky” Cartosat-2E satellite with surveillance capabilities last Friday, the total number of satellites being used for military purpose has gone up to 13, an Isro source said. These satellites, which can be used for surveillance and mapping border areas, are primarily used for keeping an eye on enemies both on land ... Read More »

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

LOS ANGELES: A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket+ blasted off on Sunday through low- lying fog at 1.25 pm pacific daylight time (PDT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles. It carried a second batch of new satellites ... Read More »