sulabh swatchh bharat

Thursday, 22-November-2018

protein-may-improve-survival-during-flu

PROTEIN MAY IMPROVE SURVIVAL DURING FLU

41 weeks ago
New York: The results -- published in the journal Respiratory Research -- suggest that the protein, GM-CSF, could be a potential therapeutic strategy for treating the flu, said E Scott Halstead, Assistant Professor at Penn State College of Medicine in Pennsylvania, US. The researchers studied the survival and lung function of mice with influenza in the lab. 
scientists-solve-mystery-of-when-flowers-originated

SCIENTISTS SOLVE MYSTERY OF WHEN FLOWERS ORIGINATED

41 weeks ago
London: Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago, said the study published in the journal New Phytologist. The study shows that flowering plants are neither as old as suggested by previous molecular studies, nor as young as a literal interpretation of their fossil record. "The discrepancy between estimates of flowering plant evolution from molecular data and fossil records has caused much debate. Even Darwin described the origin of this group ...
nasa-launches-new-anti-harassment-policy-for-employees

NASA LAUNCHES NEW ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES

41 weeks ago
Washington:   Harassment, including sexual harassment, has no place here at NASA and will not be tolerated. It's not consistent with our values, our employee engagement, and our high-performance culture. It's wrong and it's not acceptable," Robert Lightfoot, Acting NASA Administrator, was quoted as saying in a video message released at the space agency's YouTube channel this week. Lightfoot outlined the procedures for a...
bengal-business-summit

BENGAL BUSINESS SUMMIT

44 weeks ago
Highlighting the need for good relations between India and China to strengthen economic ties, a Chinese diplomat on Tuesday said about 30 Chinese companies will be participating in the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS). “Good political relations between China and India, certainly, contribute to further growth of business ties between the two countries. Actually, China and India relations are at important juncture and we look forward for new age of fast growth of political and economic ties between two countries,” said Ma Zhanwu, Consul General of China in Kolkata.A “This year, about 30 Chinese compani...
its-poop-heat-in-kenyan-slums-and-business-too

ITS POOP HEAT IN KENYAN SLUMS – AND BUSINESS TOO

44 weeks ago
Language plays only a part in how hult’s really not a dirty business. They have adopted a simple, clean technology that turns human waste into an odourless renewable alternative to charcoal, which locals use to ignite their hearths and to keep themselves warm.In Kenya, with over 32 million of its 48.46 million people without access to adequate sanitation -- which means open defecation is either common, or the use of unhygienic shared pits in the ground -- the urban poor are using briquettes made from fecal waste collected from nearby homes. “We are enjoying poop heat, and it doesn’t smell at all,” ...
space-travel-in-two-thousand-eighteen-looking-for-aliens

SPACE TRAVEL IN 2018: LOOKING FOR ALIENS

45 weeks ago
One year passes in the blink of an eye in terms of the age of our universe, but 2017 has made significant contributions towards unravelling the deep mysteries hidden in its vast expanse, giving the search for alien life a big boost. From the first observations of a merger between two faraway neutron stars to stunning discoveries of a number of exoplanets in the habitable zone of a nearby star and the continued march of China as a serious space player, 2017 has had plenty of memorable developments to excite scientists and the public at large. Marked as the “breakthrough of the year” by the journal Scienc...
nasa-eyes-three-d-printing-tech-to-cut-costs

NASA EYES 3-D PRINTING TECH TO CUT COSTS

45 weeks ago
AS NASA builds its most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), the US space agency is testing engines with 3D printed parts to cut costs of powering the heavy-lift rocket. A major milestone towards that end was achieved this month when engineers successfully hot-fire tested an RS-25 rocket engine with a large 3-D printed part, the US space agency said on Friday. The 3-D printed part, called the pogo accumulator, is a beachball-sized piece of hardware that acts as a shock absorber by regulating liquid oxygen movement in the engine to prevent the vibrations that can destabilise a rocket’s flight, NASA ...
global-headliners-of-two-thousand-seventeen

GLOBAL HEADLINERS OF 2017

47 weeks ago
Winds of change in Saudi Arabia One of the most important news stories on the world scene emerged from the most unlikely place. It was from the conservative Saudi Arabia, which is seen as home to rigid Islamic orthodoxy that seemed to have broken the mould when it was announced that Saudi women will be allowed to drive their cars and there is no need for male companions in order to do so. For the rest of the world, this might seem a curious development, almost laughable because this is a personal right of women which is taken for granted in most of the countries, including the Islamic ones. But it had not been the case in Saudi Arabia, which is home to two of Ho...
worlds-oldest-eye-discovered

WORLD’S OLDEST EYE DISCOVERED

48 weeks ago
researchers have unearthed what they believe to be the “oldest eye” in a 530-million-year-old fossil of an extinct sea creature.The fossil of Schmidtiellus Reetae, which includes an early form of the eye seen in many of modern animals, including crabs, bees and dragonflies, was discovered in Estonia, while the researchers were examining the remains of a fossil called as Trilobite. Trilobite -- the hard-shelled ancestors of spiders and crabs -- lived in coastal waters during the Palaeozoic era, between 541-251 million years ago. Its eye consisted of approximately 100 ommatidia, and did not have a lens, like the modern...
asias-first-scientific-gallery

ASIA’S FIRST SCIENTIFIC GALLERY

48 weeks ago
The science and technology hub of India,  Bengaluru   is going to have a special science gallery where the arts meet the sciences. The gallery is the product of partnership between Dublin-based Global Science Gallery Network and Karnataka along with scientific institutions. The gallery is called Science Gallery Bengaluru. (SGB) King’s College London, Trinity College Dublin, and University of Melbourne are some of the members of the global network. The SGB will be the first of its kind in the Asian continent. The SGB has the National Centre for Biological Sciences, the Indian Institute of Science, and ...
russians-find--proof-of-alien-life

RUSSIANS FIND PROOF OF ALIEN LIFE

49 weeks ago
Snacks in Gariahat are mouth-watering; variety of fish in Ballugunj is indeed, awesome; the red lentil( mosur dal) in Tollygunj is too inviting to be ignored; chopped chicken in Garden Reach is jaw-dropping; eateries around the Sealdah station are dirt cheap....the food fest for the Bongs and wanderers in Kolkata is simply irresistible. So is the level of poison in them. Living bacteria have been found on the outside of the International Space Station, and they may be extraterrestrial, according to one cosmonaut. Anton Shkaplerov, a flight engineer who is currently planning his third trip to outer-space said that s...
beijing-airport-green-journey

BEIJING AIRPORT’S ‘GREEN’ JOURNEY

49 weeks ago
Beijing Capital International Airport, China’s largest with 94.39 million passengers passing through last year, is making steady progress towards greening its operations, but can do more to minimise its environmental impact, a new UN research said on Wednesday. According to the Assessment Report on Beijing Capital Airport, use of gasoline and diesel by airport vehicles declined 45 per cent and 49 per cent, respectively, between 2010 and 2016, while overall carbon dioxide emissions were cut by almost 16 per cent between 2014 and 2016. This is despite the airport adding roughly 10 million annual passengers sinc...