Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicGravitational waves

Topic: gravitational waves

Fossils found in Antarctica in 1980s belong to ‘giant, bony-toothed’ birds from 2.5m yrs ago

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Astrophysicists spot biggest black hole collision so far, and a mystery begins to unfurl

The black hole collision was observed by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations, which involve nearly 1,000 scientists working around the globe.

Unique gravitational waves detected from collision between blackhole & mystery space object

A network of three gravitational wave detectors had picked up signals from a collision that scientists say occurred about 800 million years ago.

Meet Bala Iyer, theoretical physicist leading advanced gravitational-wave project for India

Bala Iyer, among the project leads for LIGO-India, says India could be a world leader in astrophysics 20 years from now.

2 possible gravitational waves spotted, scientists suspect black hole mergers caused both

Gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space and time caused by cosmic events — were first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916.

This alumnus of a Baroda govt school was part of a team that unlocked a space secret

Karan Jani was part of the team that discovered the universe's gravitational waves in 2015, a century after Albert Einstein predicted them.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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