Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Temperature

India’s early heatwave sign of climate change, could be more dangerous to health, say experts

Intense heatwaves like the ones in March and April are unusual but they could become more frequent due to climate change unless net emissions are reduced, experts say.

How we feel temperature and touch: Research that won US scientists Nobel Prize in medicine

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2021 Monday for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.

The ‘normal’ body temperature for humans is dropping. This is why

The 98.6 F standard for ‘normal body temperature’ was first established by German physician Carl Wunderlich in 1867. It is changing.

The kilogram is being redefined – a physicist explains

Since 1889, we have agreed to use a standard block of metal – kept near Paris – to define the kilogram.

Curiosity finds mysterious methane, organic building blocks of life on Mars

Though not a confirmation of alien life, the results do take us a step closer to deducing that Mars is a tad more hospitable to life than previously thought.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.