Month: October 2018

Three scientists, laser pioneers, won Nobel Physics prize

Three scientists, laser pioneers, won Nobel Physics prize Three scientists, Arthur Ashkin of the U.S., Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada, won the Nobel Physics Prize for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery. Arthur Ashkin won one half of the 9 million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million) prize, while Gerard Mourou […]

Researchers developed spacesuits for microbes

Researchers developed spacesuits for microbes Researchers from the University of California (UC) Berkeley developed spacesuits, a patchwork of mesh-like pieces called a Metal-Organic Framework (MOF), for bacteria which might allow the microbes to survive space environments that would otherwise kill them. The protective suits pair up with a living bacteria with light-absorbing semiconductors in order to capture carbon dioxide […]

Manipur won the 24th Senior Womens National football championships

Manipur won the 24th Senior Womens National football championships Manipur won the 24th Senior Women’s National football championships for the 19th time in Cuttack, Odisha. Manipur beat Odisha by securing 2-1 in the final. In the semifinals, Manipur had beaten Railways 4-3 in a penalty shootout, while Odisha dethroned Tamil Nadu 4-3.

Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus, a new species of hummingbird found

Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus, a new species of hummingbird found A team of Ornithologists in Ecuador has found a new species of hummingbird, a blue-green creature that lives in a cold, barren highland area. It is in danger of extinction. The bird has been named as Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus or blue-throated star. It is about 11 cm long and has a stunning, deep blue […]

New edition of Tirukkural is to be released on 5th October

New edition of Tirukkural is to be released on 5th October The new edition of Tirukkural will be released on October 5, 2018. Vedagiri Mudaliar, who taught Tamil in Madurai Tamil Sangam, set up a printing press exclusively for the purpose. In the 19th century, 1850 to be precise, Tamil scholars turned their attention to Kalathur as Vedagiri Mudaliar […]