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India's first multi-wavelength space telescope Astrosat completes 5 years observing stars, galaxies
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India's first multi-wavelength space telescope Astrosat completes 5 years observing stars, galaxies

Astrosat has documented stars, star clusters, mapping of large and small satellite galaxies of the Milky Way.

Year in review: India’s biggest achievements in the fields of science and medicine
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Year in review: India’s biggest achievements in the fields of science and medicine

India made headlines in fields ranging from nanotechnology to space weather during the year.

Fourth edition of India International Science Festival begins in Lucknow
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Fourth edition of India International Science Festival begins in Lucknow

The aim of Young Scientists’ Conference is to provide a platform to young scientists, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

Pakistan General Election: 48 Dalit aspirants hold future of marginalised Hindu minority in their hands
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Pakistan General Election: 48 Dalit aspirants hold future of marginalised Hindu minority in their hands

At least 48 members belonging to Pakistan's Hindu community have announced their candidature from various seats, most of them from Sindh, the province where most of the country's Hindu population is concentrated in

India’s first robotic telescope in Ladakh begins observing the deep skies
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India’s first robotic telescope in Ladakh begins observing the deep skies

Located at Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) in Ladakh it ‘s country’s first robotic telescope.

Indian researchers develop new strategy to synthesise bioplastics that will help expand the scope of its production
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Indian researchers develop new strategy to synthesise bioplastics that will help expand the scope of its production

In recent years, scientists and industry have focused on developing bioplastics as a replacement for synthetic ones to help protect the environment.

Indian scientists could have just developed the building block of optical computing
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Indian scientists could have just developed the building block of optical computing

Optical computing works on switches that get activated with light or beams of photons instead of using electronic circuits consisting of transistors.

Fish scales inspire scientists to create an oil-repelling artificial membrane which may help in cleaning oil spills
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Fish scales inspire scientists to create an oil-repelling artificial membrane which may help in cleaning oil spills

It is able to separate oil repetitively from water even after 1,000 cycles of physical deformations.

Scientists at BITS develop a microneedle-based system that can take away the pain from vaccinations
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Scientists at BITS develop a microneedle-based system that can take away the pain from vaccinations

Researchers expect their work could result in the development of new mechanisms to address significant problems associated with drug delivery including cancer targeting.

Study indicates that change in temperature and rainfall patterns is adversely affecting Darjeeling tea production
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Study indicates that change in temperature and rainfall patterns is adversely affecting Darjeeling tea production

The plant growth is adversely affected when the temperature goes above 32 degrees or drops below 13 degrees.

Metal-organic nanosheets may help in the development of novel lens material: Report
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Metal-organic nanosheets may help in the development of novel lens material: Report

Ratneshwar Thakur tells us the new findings with respect to Metal-organic nanosheets and the way it can be applied to make novel lens material.

School students display innovative and eco-friendly ideas and models at Child Innovators Exhibition 2018
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School students display innovative and eco-friendly ideas and models at Child Innovators Exhibition 2018

The exhibition has been put together by the Ahmedabad-based National Innovation Foundation (NIF) which works with children and grassroots innovators.

Scientists show synthetic molecules can grow and be controlled on biological systems
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Scientists show synthetic molecules can grow and be controlled on biological systems

Research has shown that synthetic molecules can grow and be controlled on similar stimuli such as biological systems.

Indian researchers develop nanomaterial that helps in the treatment of wastewater without using any chemical
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Indian researchers develop nanomaterial that helps in the treatment of wastewater without using any chemical

Membrane-based filtration processes are generally used to treat industrial wastewater but they can’t fully filter out heavy metal contaminants.

Pride of India Expo organised as part of the India Science Congress saw a huge turnout
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Pride of India Expo organised as part of the India Science Congress saw a huge turnout

This year’s Expo was“Vigyan Jyot” or Flame of Knowledge to popularise science among youth and motivate them to take up science as their career.

Technological innovations in various sectors in India are changing lives: Report
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Technological innovations in various sectors in India are changing lives: Report

Technological innovations in agriculture sector include a novel technique to replenish micronutrients in soil using iron-capped nanomaterials.

DST has introduced a new scheme to promote participation of women in the fields of science and technology
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DST has introduced a new scheme to promote participation of women in the fields of science and technology

DST and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) have jointly announced the Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM.

Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship opens at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 19 March
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Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship opens at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 19 March

The festival is being organised by the President's Secretariat in association with Department of Science and Technology and National Innovation Foundation.

'Indian Scientists: The Saga of Inspired Minds' is a book that seeks to bring out the moments of inspiration of scientists
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'Indian Scientists: The Saga of Inspired Minds' is a book that seeks to bring out the moments of inspiration of scientists

The book, published by Vigyan Prasar, was formally released by Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan.

Indian scientists find asthma drug to be useful against tuberculosis as well
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Indian scientists find asthma drug to be useful against tuberculosis as well

Traditionally, drugs are used to preventability of bacteria to replicate in their host – human body – but this has adverse effects on host cells.