Water ice found below Mar’s surface to help astronauts

BEYOND Pink App | Dec 12 2019

A study shows a map of water ice that could be just an inch beneath the dusty surface of Mars. Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Odyssey Orbiter have also been able to detect the signature of water ice beneath the surface. Knowing the location of accessible water on Mars could help determine a landing site for a manned mission.

Elon Musk explains why Cybertruck’s windows cracked

BEYOND Pink App | Nov 26 2019

Elon Musk tweeted on why the supposedly unbreakable windows on Tesla's new Cybertruck cracked during a demonstration. Shortly before Tesla designer Franz von Holzhausen threw the steel ball at the windows, he hit the truck's door with a big sledgehammer to demonstrate the strength of the truck's body panels. The impact of the blow damaged the glass.

Scientists successfully perform IVF on buffaloes in Pune

BEYOND Pink App | Nov 22 2019

In a first, scientists have successfully performed In-Vitro Fertilisation procedure on 9 buffa-loes in Pune. The scientists hope that IVF will help in the production of a superior breed of buffaloes at a fast pace. They said the procedure will benefit farmers. All the nine buffaloes have been kept in a farm and are expected to be deliver next year.

Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-2 hard-landed, admits ISRO

BEYOND Pink App | Nov 21 2019

ISRO has admitted that the Vikram lander on Chandrayaan-2 mission made a hard-landing on the moon within 500m of the designated landing site on 7 September. The descent had proceeded smoothly till Vikram was about 2.1 km from the surface, after which it was unable to slow down. It was hurtling towards the moon at 200 kph when communication was lost.

Facebook rolls out meme-making app named ‘Whale’

BEYOND Pink App | Nov 20 2019

Social media giant Facebook has rolled out a meme-making app called ‘Whale’ on the Cana-dian App Store. The new app is expected to arrive at other markets, including in India, later. The app has been developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation team. The team’s aim is to help the company discover new features and services that people like.

ICMR develops world’s first injectable male contraceptive

BEYOND Pink App | Nov 19 2019

The Indian Council of Medical Research is said to have successfully experimented with the world’s first injectable male contraceptive. The contraceptive, developed as a replacement for surgical vasectomy, is reportedly effective for 13 years. With the claim of 97.3% success rate and no reported side-effects, the drug is waiting for regulatory approvals.