9-member panel to prepare final draft of National Education Policy

New Delhi, After virtually dumping the report of an earlier committee, the Human Resource Development Ministry on Monday constituted a nine-member panel headed by eminent space scientist K. Kasturirangan to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy.

New technology makes electricity from urine, kills bacteria

London,  Researchers have developed a system which can generate electricity from urine -- enough to charge a mobile phone -- and also kill bacteria harmful to humans, an advance that could be harnessed to treat wastewater.

US students mine for water at NASA's 'Mars Ice Challenge'

Washington, As part of plans for long-term human survival on Mars, NASA this week held a competition in which students from seven US universities demonstrated various drilling technologies to extract water from simulated Martian subsurface ice.

Researchers discover 2-D magnet for first time

San Francisco, A team of researchers has for the first time discovered magnetism in the 2-D world of monolayers, or materials that are formed by a single atomic layer.

Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, It was a pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.5 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.

Lost temple discovered after 1,000 years in China

Beijing,  Archaeologists have excavated a temple in China's Chengdu city, around 1,000 years after it was deemed to have been lost, officials said on Sunday.

India's heaviest rocket with GSAT-19 all set for maiden flight

Chennai, India's heaviest rocket -- Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) -- is all set for its maiden flight into space along with a communications satellite on Monday evening as its countdown of 25 hours and 30 minutes began at 3.58 p.m. on Sunday, an official of the Indian space agency said.

Himalayan hand in December 2004 tsunami that killed 250,000

Bengaluru,  Scientists have found that Himalayas played a role in the generation of magnitude-9.2 Sumatran earthquake on December 26, 2004, which, together with the massive tsunami that followed, killed more than 250,000 people -- making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.

Anger is good and other lessons from Mahatma Gandhi to his grandson

Title: The Gift of Anger; Author: Arun Gandhi; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 292.

Q1 2017 saw fall in DDoS attacks, says cyber security firm

Bengaluru, , the first quarter of 2017 saw a 23 per cent decrease in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the average peak attack size increased 26 per cent compared to the previous quarter, a new report revealed on Wednesday.

Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus

Melbourne, Australian scientists have developed a "super oyster" that is resistant to the deadly Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS), it was announced on Monday.

Rainy morning in Delhi

New Delhi,  It was drizzling on Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.

Australian magnate donates $298mn to charities

Canberra, An Australian business magnate and his wife announced on Monday that they will donate $298 million to fund various charities and for cancer research.

NASA astronauts gear up for emergency spacewalk on Tuesday

Washington, Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct an emergency spacewalk on Tuesday to replace a failed data relay box which is part of a system to control key station hardware, NASA has said.

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