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Umesh Prasad

Science journalist | Founder editor, Scientific European magazine
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Ultra-High Fields (UHF) Human MRI: Living Brain imaged with 11.7 Tesla MRI of Iseult Project  

Iseult Project’s 11.7 Tesla MRI machine has taken remarkable anatomical images of the live human brain from participants. This is the first study of live...

The History of Home Galaxy: Two earliest building blocks discovered and named Shiva and Shakti  

The formation of our home galaxy Milky Way began 12 billion years ago. Since then, it has undergone a sequence of mergers with other...

Earliest Fossil Forest on the Earth discovered in England  

A fossilised forest comprising of fossil trees (known as Calamophyton), and vegetation-induced sedimentary structures has been discovered in the high sandstone cliffs along the...

Prospect of Life in Europa’s Ocean: Juno Mission finds low Oxygen Production  

Europa, one of the largest satellites of Jupiter has a thick water-ice crust and a vast subsurface saltwater ocean beneath its icy surface hence...

Alfred Nobel to Leonard Blavatnik: How Awards founded by the philanthropists Impact Scientists and Science  

Alfred Nobel, the entrepreneur better known for inventing dynamite who made fortunes from explosives and arms business and bequeathed his wealth to institute and endow...

Towards Soil-based solution for Climate change 

A new study examined interactions between biomolecules and clay minerals in the soil and shed light on factors that influence trapping of plant-based carbon...

First Direct Detection of Neutron Star Formed in Supernova SN 1987A  

In a study reported recently, astronomers observed the SN 1987A remnant using James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The results showed emission lines of ionized...

Treasure of Villena: Two artefacts made of Extra-terrestrial Meteoritic Iron

A new study indicates that the two iron artefacts (a hollow hemisphere and a bracelet) in the Treasure of Villena were made using extra-terrestrial...

Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC): NASA tests Laser  

Radio frequency based deep space communication faces constraints due to low bandwidth and increasing need of high data transmission rates. Laser or optical based...

Homo sapiens spread into cold steppes in northern Europe 45,000 years ago 

Homo sapiens or the modern human evolved around 200,000 years ago in East Africa near modern-day Ethiopia. They lived in Africa for a long...

LISA Mission: Space-based Gravitational Wave detector gets ESA’s go ahead 

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission has received the go ahead of European Space Agency (ESA). This paves the way for developing the...

3D Bioprinting Assembles Functional Human Brain Tissue for The First Time  

Scientists have developed a 3D bioprinting platform that assembles functional human neural tissues. The progenitor cells in the printed tissues grow to form neural...

New Colours of ‘Blue Cheese’  

The fungus Penicillium roqueforti is used in the production of blue-veined cheese. The exact mechanism behind the unique blue-green colour of the cheese was...

The First Website in the world  

The first website in the world was/is http://info.cern.ch/  This was conceived and developed at European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva by Timothy Berners-Lee, (better...

CERN celebrates 70 years of Scientific Journey in Physics  

CERN’s seven decades of scientific journey has been marked by milestones like "discovery of fundamental particles W boson and Z boson responsible for weak...

Lithium Battery for Electric Vehicles (EVs): Separators with coatings of Silica Nanoparticles enhance Safety  

Lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) face safety and stability issues due to overheating of separators, short circuits and reduced efficiency. With an aim...

Have Astronomers discovered the first “Pulsar – Black hole” binary system? 

Astronomers have recently reported detection of such a compact object of about 2.35 solar masses in the globular cluster NGC 1851 in our home...

Soil Microbial Fuel Cells (SMFCs): The New Design Could Benefit Environment and Farmers 

The Soil Microbial Fuel Cells (SMFCs) use naturally occurring bacteria in the soil to generate electricity. As a long-term, decentralised source of renewable power,...

The Oldest Black hole from the Early Universe Challenges the Model of Black hole Formation  

Astronomers have detected the oldest (and the most distant) black hole from the early universe which dates from 400 million years after the big...

Paride: A novel Virus (Bacteriophage) that fights Antibiotic-tolerant Dormant bacteria  

Bacterial dormancy is survival strategy in response to stressful exposure to antibiotics taken by a patient for treatment. The dormant cells become tolerant to...

Bottled water contains about 250k Plastic particles per litre, 90% are Nanoplastics

A recent study on plastic pollution beyond the micron level has unambiguously detected and identified nanoplastics in real-life samples of bottled water. It was...

Is ‘Nuclear Battery’ coming of age?

Betavolt Technology, a Beijing based company has announced miniaturization of nuclear battery using Ni-63 radioisotope and diamond semiconductor (fourth generation semiconductor) module.   Nuclear battery...

Why It Is Important to Be Tenacious?  

Tenacity is an important success factor. Anterior mid-cingulate cortex (aMCC) of the brain contributes in being tenacious and has a role in successful aging....

The Fast Radio Burst, FRB 20220610A originated from a novel source  

Fast Radio Burst FRB 20220610A, the most powerful radio burst ever observed was detected on 10 June 2022. It had originated from a source...

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): a novel antibiotic Zosurabalpin (RG6006) shows promise in pre-clinical trials

Antibiotic resistance particularly by Gram-negative bacteria has nearly created a crisis like situation. The novel antibiotic Zosurabalpin (RG6006) shows promises. It has been found to...
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Ultra-High Fields (UHF) Human MRI: Living Brain imaged with 11.7 Tesla MRI of Iseult Project  

Iseult Project’s 11.7 Tesla MRI machine has taken remarkable...

Earliest Fossil Forest on the Earth discovered in England  

A fossilised forest comprising of fossil trees (known as...

Prospect of Life in Europa’s Ocean: Juno Mission finds low Oxygen Production  

Europa, one of the largest satellites of Jupiter has...

Alfred Nobel to Leonard Blavatnik: How Awards founded by the philanthropists Impact Scientists and Science  

Alfred Nobel, the entrepreneur better known for inventing dynamite...

Towards Soil-based solution for Climate change 

A new study examined interactions between biomolecules and clay...

First Direct Detection of Neutron Star Formed in Supernova SN 1987A  

In a study reported recently, astronomers observed the SN...

Treasure of Villena: Two artefacts made of Extra-terrestrial Meteoritic Iron

A new study indicates that the two iron artefacts...

Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC): NASA tests Laser  

Radio frequency based deep space communication faces constraints due...