Gravitational waves from black hole collision detected
Scientists have yet again detected gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space and time — produced by the merger of two light black holes about a billion light-years away from the Earth.

The waves were produced by the merger o More..

NASA launches Joint Polar Satellite System-1
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a next-generation satellite called the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) into space. JPSS-1 is a joint venture between NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio More..

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2017 observed globally
10 November: World Science Day for Peace and Development

The World Science Day for Peace and Development was observed across the world on 10 November 2017 with the theme  More..

Heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet, reports NASA study
A new study by NASA reveals that a geothermal heat source called a ‘mantle plume’ lies deep below West Antarctica, which explains some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet.

According to the study, the heat s More..

Morocco launches earth observation satellite
Morocco on 7 November 2017 successfully launched an earth observation satellite called “Mohammed VI-A”.

The satellite was launched by European consortium Arianespace's Vega rocket from French Guyana Space Centre.


Fossils of oldest mammal ancestor discovered in UK
Scientists have discovered the fossils of humankind’s oldest mammal ancestor that lived 145 million years ago. The study was published on 7 November 2017 in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.

These fossils were two teeth of a t More..

NASA: Ozone hole over Antarctica smallest in 30 years
The ozone hole that forms over Antarctica every year in September was found to be the smallest this year since 1988.

This was revealed by the NASA satellite measurements from 2017. According to NASA scientists, the hole in the ozone la More..

DRDO conducts successful flight trial of 'NIRBHAY' Cruise Missile
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 7 November 2017 conducted the successful test flight of ‘NIRBHAY’, India’s first indigenously designed and developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile. 

The missile cru More..

Indian telescope AstroSat measures X-ray polarisation of Crab pulsar star in Taurus constellation
India’s multi-wavelength space telescope AstroSat has been successful in measuring the X-ray polarisation of the Crab pulsar star in the Taurus constellation. The findings were published in the journal Nature Astronomy on 6 November 2017.


Scientists develop earthquake-proof concrete
Researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada have developed earthquake-proof fibre-reinforced concrete that can dramatically enhance the earthquake resistance of seismically vulnerable structures.


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