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Zinc in Space…

When NASA scientists needed a coating that could withstand the extreme temperatures of space travel, they turned to Zinc Oxide. Researchers were able to develop a Zinc-based coating capable of withstanding thermal cycling between 180˚C and -180˚C, and the bombardment of ultraviolet exposure equivalent to 19,000 sun hours. The Zinc-Oxide coating is now routinely used to protect components of spacecraft, which ... Read More »

MDS STUDENTS SHINES IN KVPY

Keeping the school flag high 13 students of MDS Public School got selected in KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna) Stage-1 ​An advanced academic program at MDS and has proved its strength yet again as students were groomed and motivated well in their classes. Of the 13 students, 9 of Class XI SA stream NAMAN PORWAL NIKUL JAIN RIYA ACHARYA HARDIK MAHUR ... Read More »

Reasons to Study Microbiology After 12th: Job Prospects & Scope

The microbiology field in India is rapidly changing; as there is more awareness about its potential application in agriculture, health care, the environment, and industry. A large number of R&D initiatives, technology-transfer activities, and the creation of sophisticated infrastructure facilities have motivated Indian industries to form new partnerships with the international scientific community. As Microbiology comprises of many sub-disciplines like ... Read More »

Kaspersky Software Used By 15 Percent of U.S. Federal Agencies

Computer systems at 15 percent of U.S. government agencies were running Kaspersky Lab software that’s been banned because of concerns about the company’s ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations, a top Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Tuesday. In July, the General Services Administration removed Kaspersky from its list of approved federal vendors. In September, the Homeland ... Read More »

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 »