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Science News Current Affairs July 2014

Date:31-07-2014 Artist develops first ever man-made leaf that could provide oxygen during space travel Washington: In a path-breaking innovation, Royal College of Art graduate Julian Melchiorri developed the first man-made, biologically functional leaf that takes in carbon dioxide, water, and light and releases oxygen. The new material, also called first man-made breathing leaf, could act…

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Science News Current Affairs June 2014

Date:30-06-2014 ISRO’s PSLV-C23 set to be launched shortly in presence of PM Narendra Modi Chennai: India’s national space agency ISRO is set to launch five satellites from four countries from the spaceport of Sriharikota on Monday in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The launch of rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C23) is scheduled to…

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Science News Current Affairs May 2014

Dated: 29-5-2014 Antarctic ice sheet was unstable at end of last ice age Researchers have found that the Antarctic ice sheet started melting about 5,000 years earlier than previously believed while coming out of the last ice age and it’s shrinkage accelerated during eight distinct episodes, causing rapid sea level rise. Dated: 28-5-2014 Martian volcano…

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Science News Current Affairs April 2014

Dated: 2-4-2014 Madurai girls bag third prize in NASA Space Settlement Contest Five girls from the city of Madurai have won the third prize in the Space Settlement Design Contest 2014, co-sponsored by NASA Ames and the National Space Society (NSS), under the Literary Merit category. Dated: 3-4-2014 Scientists date Moon at 4.470 billion years…

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