Google honoured Belgian scientist Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau with a doodle on his 218th birth anniversary yesterday. Plateau described how a rotating disc with slits around the edge appears motionless if you look through the slits at the disc’s reflection in a mirror. This resulted in the invention of phenakistiscope, the foundation for film.
A lunar rover operated by the US will fly over the landing site of the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram on Monday. Communication with Vikram was lost during the Chandrayaan-2 lander's attempt to land on the Moon on September 7. Vikram is believed to have died now after a cold lunar night during which its instruments were frozen out of operation.
Three scientists, John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University have won the Nobel prize in Chemistry for 2019 for their work in developing lithium-ion batteries. At 97 years old, Goodenough is the oldest laureate to receive Nobel prize in any discipline.
ElaWoman, a startup in the field of reproduction launched by NST alumnus Ritu Singh, builds a transparent data-driven community where users can get independent and trusted advice from specialized experienced doctors specific to their fertility needs. There are more than 5000 fertility doctors and clinics listed across over thirty-two cities in India.
A study at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society says that menopausal women discuss their vaginal health rarely during medical appointments. Medical personnel themselves seem even less at ease with the subject. 45% of women reported experiencing vaginal itching, dryness or abnormal odour and only 39% of them talked about it.
ISRO confirmed the presence of charged particles on Moon. This was detected by Chandrayaan2’s Orbiter payload, CLASS when it 1st passed through the geotail during Sept. The charged particles also display intensity variation. Solar flare rich in x-rays illuminates the lunar surface and CLASS detected the secondary X-ray emission resulting from this.