DRDO Unveils Advanced Microwave Chaff Technology for Indian Navy New Era in Naval Defence

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) introduced a cutting-edge defensive asset to the Indian Navy—the Medium Range-Microwave Obscurant Chaff Rocket (MR-MOCR). This advanced technology, developed by DRDO’s Defence Laboratory in Jodhpur, creates a microwave shield that significantly reduces radar detection, enhancing the stealth capabilities of naval platforms. Microwave Shielding for Enhanced Stealth The MR-MOCR is designed to obscure radar signals by deploying specialized fibers, a few microns in diameter, that possess unique microwave obscuration properties. When launched, the rocket disperses these fibers into space, forming a persistent microwave obscurant…

From Rural Nagaland to ISRO’s Elite: The Extraordinary Journey of Dr. Belenso T. Yimchunger

Rising from Remote Roots In the secluded town of Pungro, nestled in Nagaland’s Kiphire district, a remarkable story of determination and innovation unfolds. Dr. Belenso T. Yimchunger, a 22-year-old son of a retired electrician, has made a significant impact on India’s space exploration endeavors. This narrative traces his extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to becoming a key figure in ISRO’s ambitious Pushpak project. Building Dreams from Scratch As a child, Dr. Yimchunger’s curiosity was sparked by a passion for building and creating. Growing up in a remote area, he demonstrated…

Indian Army to Induct 25 High-Tech Robotic MULE Dogs for Surveillance and Transport in Challenging Terrains

The Indian Army is on the brink of a technological leap with the planned induction of its first batch of robotic MULES (Multi-Utility Legged Equipment), designed to resemble dogs. According to a report the Indian Army had placed an order for 100 MULE robotic dogs in September of the previous year. The MULE robotic dogs are equipped with advanced thermal cameras and various sensors, making them adept at conducting surveillance in diverse environments, especially those that are steep and uneven. In addition to their surveillance capabilities, the MULES can carry…

Apple Rejects Meta’s Initiative For AI Partnership, Prefers OpenAI and Alphabet: Bloomberg Report

In a recent development, Apple Inc. has reportedly declined an offer from Meta Platforms Inc. to collaborate on artificial intelligence initiatives, Bloomberg News disclosed on Monday. Sources familiar with the matter revealed that Apple rebuffed Meta’s proposal several months ago to integrate its AI-powered chatbot, Llama, into iPhones. According to Bloomberg’s report, discussions between the tech giants did occur briefly in March, but they did not progress beyond initial talks. Apple, known for its stringent privacy standards, purportedly found Meta’s privacy practices inadequate, thus halting any further negotiations on the…

Elon Musk’s New baby with Neuralink Executive Sparks Public Interest

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of companies such as Tesla and SpaceX, welcomed his 12th child earlier this year with Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis. The baby is Musk’s third with Zilis, who holds the position of director of operations and special projects at Neuralink. Musk has been vocal about his concerns regarding declining birth rates, and has consistently advocated for larger families. He has five children with his first wife, Justine Musk: twins Griffin and Vivian, and triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian. Additionally, he shares three children with…

Florida Family Seeks Compensation from NASA After Space Debris Damages Home

A family in Naples is seeking $80,000 in compensation from NASA after a piece of space debris struck their home, causing significant damage. The incident, which occurred on March 8, 2024, involved a metallic cylinder from a cargo pallet released by the International Space Station in 2021. The debris, weighing 1.6 pounds and measuring about 4 by 1.6 inches, punched a hole through the roof and floor of the Otero family’s home. The Incident and Immediate Aftermath Alejandro Otero, the homeowner, was on vacation when his son, Daniel, called to…

India to Establish Robust National Research Foundation for Scientific Advancement

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh announced today that India is set to have a robust National Research Foundation (Anusandhan NRF), which promises to be a significant transformation in research and development. This foundation aims to integrate the public and private sectors, including industry and academia. Dr. Singh made these remarks during a meeting with Dr. Sethuraman Panchnathan, Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, who is currently visiting India. Dr. Jitendra Singh, who holds multiple portfolios including Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences,…

India’s Space Startup Revolution: Minister Predicts Quadruple Global Share by 2030

India’s Space Startups Surge 200-Fold in 2 Years, Global Share Set to Quadruple by 2030. He attributed this exponential growth to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visionary decision to liberalize the space sector, promoting strong public-private participation and innovation. Dr. Singh highlighted a dramatic increase in Space Start-ups, from just 1 in 2022 to nearly 200 by 2024, driven by around Rs 1,000 crore invested in 2023 alone. The Minister also projected India’s share in the global space economy to rise significantly, from 2 percent in 2021 to an anticipated 8…

Nvidia Surpasses Apple and Microsoft to Claim World’s Most Valuable Company Title

In a historic achievement driven by an unprecedented surge in its stock price, Nvidia has surpassed tech giants Apple and Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable company. The climb, fueled by soaring demand for its AI-optimized chips, marks a significant milestone in the realm of technology and finance. Nvidia’s shares surged approximately 3.5% on Tuesday, propelling its market capitalization to around $3.34 trillion. Nvidia’s market value has surged over 170% this year and an astounding 1,100% since October 2022, underscoring its dominance in AI technology and distinguishing it among…

Telangana Government Launches Project to Upgrade ITIs into Advanced Technology Centers

The Telangana State Government has embarked on an ambitious project to transform Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) into Advanced Technology Centers (ATCs), aiming to enhance skill development and ensure students are job-ready. Chief Minister Revanth Reddy laid the foundation stone for the first of these centers at the ITI Mallepally campus in Hyderabad yesterday. This initiative targets the modernization of 65 ITIs across the state, equipping them with advanced technological capabilities to meet the evolving demands of the industry. The project is a collaborative effort between the state government and Tata…