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Saturday, March 1, 2014
Tucked away in a suburban part of this hill station, the normally silent Radio Astronomy Centre (RAC), a part of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), came alive on Friday with thousa...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Chinese scientists plan to build a faster electron-positron collider to speed up the exploration of the Higgs boson, a particle that explains the existence of mass and holds the key to understandi...
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Saturday, January 11, 2014
It will serve as R&D centre for India-based Neutrino Observatory »
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November 13, 2013
Interview with Professor Shiraz Naval Minwalla
October 8, 2013
The Nobel Prize for physics in 2013 has been awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, a Briton and a Belgian, "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our underst...
September 25, 2013
The Van Allen radiation belts were discovered in 1958. They are gigantic donut-shaped belts of accelerated particles strung along the Earth’s magnetic field at 1,000-50,000 km above the surface. T...
August 4, 2013
“Some science theorists believe that the end of science is nearing. However, I personally feel that such fears are unfounded as physics is alive and kicking on all the frontiers — the large, the s...
July 29, 2013
Karuppiah lives in a village called Kilakudiiruppu in Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu. He is a student of Selva Vinayagar High School in Kothamangalam and is in Std IX. Every day he cycles to school...
June 27, 2013
A century after, scientists have revealed that the 1908 Tunguska devastation was caused by a meteorite by identifying its microscopic remains. Why it took them so many years makes for a fascinating tale about the limits of science and how we are pushing them. »
December 11, 2012
British theoretical physicist says he will spend world’s most lucrative science prize, set up by a Russian billionaire, on a holiday home and his autistic grandson »
October 9, 2012
A French-American duo shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing methods to observe the bizarre properties of the quantum world — research that has led to the construction of...
May 24, 2012
A powerful solar telescope billed as the largest in Europe opened recently on Spain's Canary Islands. Scientists say it will allow them to study the sun in unprecedented detail. With a mirror diam...
December 7, 2011
Rumours abound that Cern scientists have finally glimpsed the long-sought Higgs boson. Physicists were asked to share their thoughts on the elusive entity. »
October 12, 2013
At a conference in Kolkata in September 2012, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), said, “I always spell boson with a capital letter.” He w...
September 30, 2013
Léon Foucault was born on September 18, 1819. His 194th birth anniversary is a good time to take a look at his discovery, the Foucault pendulum used to determine Earth’s rotation.
August 8, 2013
Astronomers have been searching for a mysterious substance called “dark matter” since the 1930s. Most scientists still believe it exists, despite many fruitless decades. Now we propose a n...
July 30, 2013
Einstein was right! Physicist Albert Einstein’s assertion that there’s an ultimate speed limit, the speed of light, has passed another test.
The theory has withstood countless tests over...
July 4, 2013
Air in bus
In a moving bus air enters inside through its windows, but from where does this moving air go outside?
JYAN PRAKASH ARYA
New Delhi Yes...
February 28, 2013
DNA bases and amino acids are essential for life
October 9, 2012
Recent winners of the Nobel Prize in physics, and their research, according to the Nobel Foundation: 2012: Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the U.S. for “for ground-breaking...
June 21, 2012
Access to space is becoming more strategic than ever and the key to low-cost access is to have reusable launch vehicles, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) here P.S. Veeraraghavan has...
December 22, 2011
In October 1994, following announcement of the Nobel Prize in physics, there was celebration at the Babha Atomic Research Centre at Trombay.
The scientists had gathered to cherish their l...
December 2, 2011
A specialised institute for nanotechnology research will be set by the Central in the city, the chairman of the Karnataka Vision Group on Nanotechnology C.N.R. Rao said on Friday.
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