Current Affairs

NASA launches NuSTAR Telescope

Sun 13 May 2012

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) launched into the morning skies on Wednesday, beginning its mission to unveil secrets of buried black holes and other exotic objects.

The safest way for plutonium disposal

Thu 10 May 2012

There are 500 tonnes of separated plutonium (Pu) worldwide that can be used for making one lakh nuclear weapons

Two meteorological equators

Thu 10 May 2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, have investigated the ocean-atmospheric phenomenon called Double Intertropical Convergence Zone (DITCZ)

Supreme Court stays Cheetah reintroduction project

Tue 08 May 2012

reintroduction of Cheetah was also against the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) guidelines on translocation of wildlife species.

Solar storms threaten high-tech civilisation

Thu 03 May 2012

This solar storm heated up the upper atmosphere with a huge blast of energy of 26 billion kilowatt hours, according to NASA. This was sufficient energy to power the homes of a city like New York for two years.

Bird flu viruses have potential to cause a ‘human pandemic'

Thu 03 May 2012

One of the two controversial papers on bird flu, put on hold for a few months, gets published

U.S. Telecom Towers Kill Seven Million Birds a Year

Thu 03 May 2012

Telecom towers are killing nearly seven million birds every year as they migrate from the US and Canada to Central and South America, says a new study

India Successfully launched Its First Radar Imaging Satellite

Tue 01 May 2012

The satellite, whose images will facilitate agriculture and disaster management, was launched successfully on board the PSLV-C19 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Impact of Climate Change on Rainfall Cycle and Food Security

Tue 01 May 2012

A way to improve climate predictions

Tue 17 Apr 2012

A study into how the Pacific Ocean leaks into the Indian Ocean has revealed details which researchers say could improve climate predictions.