Archive For The “Technology” Category

NASA launches world’s smallest satellite designed by 18-year old Tamil Nadu student

India, created history after NASA launched the world’s smallest satellite, built by 18-year old Tamil Nadu student Mr Rifath Sharook and his team. Named as Kalamsat, after former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the tiny satellite weighs around 64 grams. According to news agency ANI, the satellite was flown into the space in a NASA sounding rocket […]

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Drones bring new dimension to archaeology

These days, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can be spotted above the historic Amer Fort, located on a hill about 11 km from Jaipur. A similar activity can be seen between 11 am and 1 pm over the Kumbalgarh Fort on the westerly range of the Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan. The UAVs or drones, as they […]

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Drones can reach heart attack patients faster than ambulances

Drones equipped with a portable medical device can help save lives of heart attack victims by reaching the spot four times faster than an ambulance, a new study has found. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden compared the time taken to deliver an automated external defibrillator (AED) using fully autonomous drones for simulated out-of- hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with emergency medical […]

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ISRO to flight-test kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021

If things go as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will flight-test the semi cryogenic engine, which uses refined kerosene as propellant, by 2021. With the success of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV Mk-III), ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) here at Valiyamala is now focusing on the next level – the […]

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THIS AIRSHIP CAN TAKE YOU PLACES, LITERALLY

A city-based aviation firm is developing an Zeppelin like airship which can be deployed for search, rescue and surveillance purposes. The helium-based airship which can fly at an altitude of up to 10,000 feet and at a speed of 40 to 50 knots will have a seating capacity of eight to ten passengers including the […]

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ISRO launches GSLV-MK III: Scientists call India’s heaviest rocket ‘Bahubali’

Jubilant ISRO scientists hailed the successful launch of India’s heaviest rocket GSLV MKIII-D1 and called it “Bahubali” and “obedient boy”. ISRO launched the country’s heaviest satellite — GSAT-19 — on its first developmental flight. “Proud to say ISRO has given birth to a Bahubali,” said Mr Tapan Misra, director of Space Applications Centre (SAC) of […]

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NASA to launch world’s first mission to Sun in 2018

NASA is set to launch the world’s first mission to the Sun next year, that will explore our star’s atmosphere and answer questions about solar physics that have puzzled scientists for over six decades. The Parker Solar Probe has been named in honour of pioneering astrophysicist Eugene Parker, who predicted the existence of the solar […]

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NAL’s airboat could help de-weed Bengaluru’s lakes

The National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) has developed an airboat that can be deployed for the cleaning up of polluted water bodies, including the Bellandur Lake. The city-based laboratory involved in the research and development of civilian aerospace sector has developed the boat as part of its societal applications mission. “The airboat will have an air propulsion system which will […]

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ISRO demonstrates solar hybrid electric car made of in-house resources

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently demonstrated a solar hybrid electric car at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram. ISRO said this car was developed using in-house expertise and resources within the organization. The demonstration of the car including the uphill drive was held during the last week of March 2017. VSSC is ISRO’s lead […]

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Bengaluru chops for South Asia Satellite

The GSAT-9 satellite, projected as India’s gift to South Asian countries, was developed and integrated to the launcher in cityThirty-one years after it played host to the first South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit to be held in India in 1986, Bengaluru will now contribute to India’s space diplomacy for the region with the launch […]

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