An interplanetary transportation system dubbed the 'Hexatrack', which maintains a gravity of 1G during long-distance travel to mitigate the effects of prolonged exposure to low gravity, has been proposed by #Japanese researchers.
Jul 14, 2022 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
A new species of #dinosaur has just dropped and word on the street is that it’s pretty similar to the #TRex
In fact, researchers think this discovery could explain why these beasts evolved to have tiny arms!
Whales first marked their presence on Earth around 50 million years ago. In fact, last year, palaeontologists unearthed a 43-million-year-old fossil of a four-legged whale that walked on land and swam in oceans.
📸: Robert B
Feb 19, 2022 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
Rekambo chimps in #Gabon’s forests are applying insects to each other’s wounds! 🐵🪰
Whether it's merely a gesture of goodwill or a medication practice, we don't know for sure yet.
Six years ago, an Australian man named David Hole set out on a journey of finding gold.
Armed with a metal detector, he scoured to the Maryborough Regional Park in Melbourne—a famous Australian gold rush site of the 19th Century.
Nov 29, 2021 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
While #Omicron has sparked global fears due to the possibility of higher transmissibility & resistance to certain vaccines, here's a quick look at the situation & actions that countries are taking to control the number of cases:
The first discovery of new exoplanet TOI 1789b was made by Prof A Chakraborty and team using the PARAS optical fibre-fed spectrograph—the first of its kind in India—on the 1.2-metre Telescope of PRL at its Mt Abu Observatory.
Nov 24, 2021 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
Before Neil Armstrong set his foot on the Moon in 1969, NASA's Apollo 10 module named Snoopy was sent to snoop around the landing site.
Now, Peanuts’ iconic character Snoopy will again travel to the Moon—only this time, for real!
📸: Lauren Dauphin/NASA Earth Obsv. #StubbleBurning is the process whereby farmers get rid of crop residues by torching them up, so as to create space for a fresh batch of crops. This annual activity leads to the exacerbation of recurring seasonal pollution.
📸: Piyal Bhattacharjee/TOI, BCCL, Delhi
Nov 23, 2021 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
Increasing pollution, #ClimateChange & dam construction on River Ganga have modified its flow, causing frequent landslides & floods.