Category Archives: Current Affairs

Science & Technology Current Affairs March-2014

Virus

1. 30,000 year-old giant virus found in Siberia A new type of giant virus called “Pithovirus” has been discovered in the frozen ground of extreme north-eastern Siberia. Buried underground, this giant virus, which is harmless to humans and animals, has survived being frozen for more than 30,000 years. Although its size and amphora shape are

Science & Technology Current Affairs Feb-2014

Paper Test

Science & Technology Current Affairs Feb-2014 1. Low-cost paper test to diagnose cancer MIT engineer Sangeeta Bhatia and co- workers have developed a simple, cheap, paper test that could improve diagnosis rates and help people get treated earlier. The diagnostic, which works much like a pregnancy test, could reveal within minutes, based on a urine

Science & Technology Current Affairs Jan- 2014

1 Computer

Science & Technology Current Affairs Jan- 2014 1.Indian Researchers turn plastic waste into liquid fuel Researchers in India have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products. They report full details next month in the International Journal

Science & Technology Current Affairs Dec- 2013

Science & Technology Current Affairs Dec- 2013 1. Oxford Scientists Developed Malaria Vaccine A novel new malaria vaccine has been developed by Oxford scientists and has shown promising results in the first clinical trial. This trial was carried out by researchers led by Professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, along with

Science & Technology Current Affairs Nov- 2013

World's first green helicopter  (Credit: dailyfresher.com)

Science & Technology Current Affairs Nov- 2013 1. Columbia Engineers Make World’s Smallest FM Radio Transmitter Radio A team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Mechanical Engineering ProfessorJames Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, has taken advantage of graphene’s special properties—its mechanical strength and electrical conduction—and created a nano-mechanical system that can create FM

Science & Technology Current Affairs Oct.- 2013

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Science & Technology Current Affairs Oct.- 2013 1. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 has been awarded to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof, for their work on how vesicles fuse with cell membranes, releasing their contents. 2. The Nobel Prize

Science & Technology Current Affairs Sept.- 2013

Scientists have unraveled the first whole genome of a Amur tiger and compared it with the genomes of other big cats including the white Bengal tiger, lions, and snow leopards.

1. Phase I clinical trials of SAV001 The first and only preventative HIV vaccine have been successfully completed with no adverse effects in all patients. Antibody production was greatly boosted after vaccination. 2. Nano Medicine for Blood Cancer Developed by Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine has

Science & Technology Current Affairs Aug- 2013

1. World’s first lab-grown burger is eaten in London The world’s first lab-grown burger has been cooked and eaten at a news conference in London. Scientists took cells from a cow and, at an institute in the Netherlands, turned them into strips of muscle that they combined to make a patty. Source: BBC 2. A

Science & Technology Current Affairs July- 2013

Science & Technology Current Affairs July- 2013 1. Bone marrow transplants are found to remove all traces of HIV from two test patients Two patients have been taken off their HIV medicine after bone-marrow transplants seemed to clear the virus from their bodies, doctors report. Source: BBC News 2. Italian scientists successfully treat the symptoms

Science & Technology Current Affairs June- 2013

1.  Intel has formally launched its Haswell family of processors The firm says the chips offer improved battery life and a leap in graphics power over the previous generation. Haswell would allow laptops and two-in-one devices – offering both a laptop and tablet experience – to become thinner and last longer between charges, increasing their