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NASA funds programme to produce videos to teach Hindi through Indian scientific innovations

Each video, designed for learners from middle school through college, employs a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) perspective "to provide an interesting and incredibly rich context to create learning experiences that can push learners to the advanced level of Hindi."

MIT’s AI system can see objects using touch

To better bridge this sensory gap, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have come up with a predictive AI that can learn to see by touching and learn to feel by seeing.

Virtual biopsy device can non-invasively detect skin tumours

The first-of-its-kind experimental procedure, called vibrational optical coherence tomography (VOCT), creates a 3D map of the legion's width and depth under the skin with a tiny laser diode.

Strawberry Moon 2019: What is it and how is it formed?

Strawberry Moon June 2019: This year, the Strawberry Moon can be witnessed on Monday, June 17. The full Moon will appear 'opposite' the Sun. On this day, the moon will appear smaller than it is and be visible through a shorter arc.

Novel algorithm can help robots prevent colliding with humans

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US created an algorithm. A scientist has developed an algorithm that helps the robot avoid collisions by accurately calculating what path a human is going to take.

Two women steer moon mission: a ‘simple girl’ and an award winner

Chandrayaan 2 will attempt a first-ever soft landing for India on the lunar surface. And the two senior women space scientists, both in their 40s, will be in charge of the mission’s main components: Project oversight and the crucial final phase of landing.

India to have its own space station: ISRO

Sivan said ISRO is in the process of drawing up plans for the space station, which is likely to be ready in the next five to seven years. The space station will be placed in an orbit of 400 km above the earth — low-earth orbit — where astronauts can stay for 15-20 days.

Mysterious mass beneath lunar surface altering Moon’s gravity

The mass was found under the Moon's South Pole - Aitken basin, and may contain metal from the asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to the researchers from Baylor University in the US.

Chandrayaan-2 will attempt moon landing on September 5 or 6: ISRO chief

The mission, which costs Rs 978 crore, will be ISRO’s third science mission in space following the Chandrayaan-1 mission in 2008 and the Mangalyaan Mars mission of 2014.

Chandrayaan 2, India’s 1000 cr Moon mission, to take off on July 15

Chandrayaan-2 will carry 13 scientific satellites with it. The satellite will take off on July 15, ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan announced at a press conference Wednesday.

NASA to launch twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

NASA is set to launch a pair of mini-satellites that will study how military and airline communications, as well as GPS signals, get distorted when they pass through the Earth's upper atmosphere.

Hybrid microbes can convert CO2 to plastics, fuels

Scientists have developed hybrid organisms that use ambient carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels.