Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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Topic: Mars

ISRO-IISc team develops prototype of bacteria-infused bricks for Martian, lunar soil

New method is proof of concept for sustainable way to make bricks for construction on Mars & Moon using soil found on surface. Study published in PLOS One on 14 April.

Why human speech will sound garbled on Mars & lettuce to help astronauts retain bone mass

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

NASA launches DART mission to crash into asteroid, results could help defend Earth some day

The DART mission will crash a space probe into the asteroid Dimorphos to test human capability to protect the planet against near earth objects.

The Earth’s getting dimmer and a bacteria that could help farming on Mars

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Scientists create ‘concrete’ using blood, sweat, tears of astronauts for construction on Mars

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Water lakes were found at Martian South Pole in 2018. New findings say it was frozen clay instead

In 3 papers published over a month, different teams reanalysed the 2018 Mars Express orbiter data to state that frozen clay, not salt water lakes, produced radar signals.

Gene-editing experiment conducted in space for first time, paves way for crucial research

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

To reach Mars, the human body may need some updates

Human bodies are adapted to life on Earth, and aren’t likely to hold up well during journeys required to settle on the moon & Mars.

Discovery of ‘Dragon Man’ skull in China could add new species to human family tree

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

China’s first rover on Mars sends back dramatic images, including a selfie

Four images were released by China, including its national flag on Mars, a panorama of the landing site, the planet's dusty landscape and a selfie of the rover with the landing platform.

On Camera

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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