British man given 3D printed eye in world first, hospital saysBy TRN Online
A British man has become the first patient in the world to be fitted with a 3D printed eye, according to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
Plane collides with a jackal on runway in Nepalgunj airport; crew, passengers safeBy TRN Online
Subhash Jha, chief of the office, informed that all the crew members and the passengers of the plane are safe and that the Buddha Air aircraft hit the jackal on the runway while the plane was on a low speed after landing.
Mission to smack a space rock is set for launchBy BBC
A spacecraft is set to launch and test technology that may one day be needed to tip a dangerous asteroid off course. Nasa's Dart mission will evaluate a longstanding proposal for neutralising a sizeable space rock headed for Earth.
Four companies shortlisted for Nepal's satellite installationBy RSS
Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) shortlisted the four out of eight international companies that had presented technical and financial proposal last month.
The climate crisis is messing with birds' body shapesBy TRN Online
Birds' bodies are shrinking in response to climate change, even in places like the Amazon rainforest that are relatively untouched by human hands. Researchers have studied information on more than 15,000 non-migratory birds spanning 77 species over a 40-year period that were captured in the Amazon rainforest, tagged and then released.
China launches remote-sensing satellite groupBy TRN Online
The second group of the Yaogan-32 satellite family was launched by a Long March-2C rocket with an attached upper stage at 3:43 p.m. (Beijing Time) and entered the planned orbit.
A fully solar-powered campervan has just driven through EuropeBy TRN Online
Traveling along the highways of Europe, a campervan named "Stella Vita" has driven almost 2,000 kilometres (1,242 miles) without stopping for fuel or plugging in to charge. Described as a "self-sustaining house on wheels," the campervan has solar panels fitted to its roof and is powered by the energy of the sun alone.
Huawei launches Seeds for the Future in NepalBy RSS
Huawei has launched Seeds for the Future– its global flagship CSR program for undergraduate level students from all ICT-related disciplines in Nepal. The initiative was started as part of its Digital Talent Development Ecosystem. This is the first time that Huawei is introducing the program in Nepal.
Nobel in chemistry honors pair for new way to make moleculesBy TRN Online
Two scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry Wednesday for finding an “ingenious” new way to build molecules that can be used to make everything from medicines to food flavourings. The work of Benjamin List of Germany and Scotland-born David W.C. MacMillan has already had a significant impact on pharmaceutical research and made chemistry “greener,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram back after outageBy BBC
Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back up and running after an outage that lasted almost six hours, Facebook says. It blamed an internal technical issue, which not only affected Facebook's services but reportedly also employees' work passes and email.
Rare plant species rediscovered in southwest China after 83 yearsBy The Rising Nepal
A rare species of Berbris of Berberidaceae (barberry family), has been rediscovered in a new distribution area in southwest China's Yunnan Province 83 years after it was first spotted.
Smoke alarms go off on International Space StationBy BBC
Alarms were triggered onboard the International Space Station after the crew reported smoke and the smell of burning plastic. The incident centred on the Russian-built Zvezda module which provides living quarters, Russian media report.
Nasa confirms Mars rover has its first rock sampleBy BBC
The US space agency has confirmed that its Perseverance rover has retrieved its first rock sample on Mars. There were an anxious few days after the robot drilled into a thick slab dubbed "Rochette" that the core might have been dropped. But new images of the drill head show the sample safely inside the mechanism.
Global warming linked to colder winters in the USBy BBC
A new study shows that increases in extreme winter weather in parts of the US are linked to accelerated warming of the Arctic. The scientists found that heating in the region ultimately disturbed the circular pattern of winds known as the polar vortex. This allowed colder winter weather to flow down to the US, notably in the Texas cold wave in February.
Twelve-year-old boy makes £290,000 from whale NFTsBy BBC
A 12-year-old boy from London has made about £290,000 during the school holidays, after creating a series of pixelated artworks called Weird Whales and selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Mars rover prepares to drill first rock sampleBy BBC
The US space agency's Perseverance rover is getting ready to take its first sample of Mars rock.
Science, technology to resolve problems: NAST VC ShresthaBy RSS
Vice-Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology Dr Sunil Babu Shrestha has expressed the hope that science and technology would become a medium to resolve problems facing society.
Quest to retrieve 50-year-old UK space debrisBy BBC
Edinburgh-based rocket company Skyrora is issuing a challenge to find a way to retrieve the Prospero satellite.
NAST developing second nano satelliteBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is now developing the second nano-satellite, after the success of its first mission.