Author Archives: Narsing Rao Sridhar

UNSW Scientists Find New Ultrathin Material for Splitting Water to Produce Hydrogen Cheaper

This is a water drop falling into water. CREDIT Sarp Saydam/UNSW

University of New South Wales, Sydney chemists have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce clean hydrogen fuel, supposed to run future cars and bring the world relief from Arab politics over oil extraction. The technology is based on the creation of ultrathin slices of porous metal-organic complex materials coated onto a ...

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JMK Women Scholarships Offered for MBA, Including 12 International Students

The Zonta Club of Milwaukee is now offering college scholarships named as the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district/region level and 12 international scholarships in the amount of US$7,000 each. In ...

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Prabhas to Endorse Gionee Smartphone Now

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Prabhas, who has refused endorsements worth Rs.18 crore during his five-year stint with ‘Bahubali’ franchises, finally agreed to be smartphone Gionee brand ambassador and join the co-stars such as Virat Kohli, Alia Bhatt, Shruti Haasan, Dulquer Salmaan and Diljit Dosanjh. “We are extremely proud to announce our association with the mighty Prabhas. We are positive that our association with Prabhas ...

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NDTV-BJP Row: Bangalore Journalists Stage Protest

More than 80 journalists from media protested at Press Club of Bangalore against CBI raids on NDTV founder Prannoy Roy’s home in Delhi and Dehradun on Monday. Organised by the Journalist Study Centre, the said it is the beginning of muzzling the press by BJP the way LK Advani predicted an emergency’s return soon. Advani is facing the Ayodhya temple ...

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Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Kajal to Shoot for ‘MLA’ from June 9th

Kalyan Ram latest fillm MLA begins shooting with Kajal as female lead

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram’s new film “MLA” (Manchi Lakshanaalu Unna Abbay) was formally launched recently in Hyderabad. The film is being directed by debutant Upendra Madhav. The very glamorous Kajal Aggarwal will be playing the lead role in the movie along with Kalyan Ram.  T.G. Vishwa Prasad is presenting this film while C. Bharat Chowdhary and M.V. Kiran Reddy are jointly producing ...

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L’Oréal India Offers 50 Scholarships for Class 12 Students

L’Oréal India invites women students who have completed class XII in India to apply for the 14th edition of its ‘For Young Women in Science Scholarship (FYWIS) Programme’. As a part of the programme, L’Oréal India will award scholarships worth Rs. 250,000 each to 50 promising but economically disadvantaged young women to help them complete their graduation in any scientific ...

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After ‘Bahubali’, Arka Media Plans for Sherwanand’s Fantasy ‘Mahanubhavudu’

As ‘Bahuabli 2’ director SS Rajamouli is pondering about wise investment of his proceeds from his magnum opus, his producers Arka Mediaworks have already focused their attention on their next movie titled “Mahanubhavudu” in Telugu with Sharwanand in the lead role. So, ‘Bahubali 3’ is not on the cards right now and may take time until Rajamouli decides on it. ...

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Curiosity Finds Lake Rock Layers; What Happened on Mars to Turn So Dry Now?

NASA’s Curiosity rover exploring Mars surface has uncovered in detail about an ancient lake environment on Mars that offered favorable conditions for microbial life or alien life as it is being regarded now. The lake in Mars’ Gale Crater was seen stratified, with oxidant-rich shallows and oxidant-poor depths and it offered offered multiple types of microbe-friendly environments, said NASA. Previous ...

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Complex Cocktail of Chemicals Found in Great Barrier Reef Turtles of Australia

Chemicals including heart and gout medications, herbicides, pesticides, metals and industrial chemicals have been found in the blood of Great Barrier Reef turtles.(Univ of Queensland Photo)

Chemicals including heart and gout medications, herbicides, pesticides, metals and industrial chemicals have been found in the blood of Great Barrier Reef turtles, stunning a research team in Australia. The team, led by Associate Professor Caroline Gaus, Dr Amy Heffernan and Dr Maria Jose Gomez-Ramos from the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) – a partnership between the University of ...

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Wiping out T-Cells’ Memory Key to Treat Asthma, Allergies: Study

University of Queensland Associate Professor Ray Steptoe (Univ of Queensland Photo)

Researchers form the University pf Queensland, Australia have found the T-Cells which are prime reason behind developing asthma or food allergies can be turned off in a single treatment providing life-long protection. The immune response in the body causes allergic reaction such as asthma or lethal food allergies and the root cause of it was in T-Cells which have been ...

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President, PM Shower Praise on ISRO for its Heaviest-Ever GSLV-MK III Launch

  President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful launch of the indigenous Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) carrying GSAT-19 satellite to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). In a message to ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar, the President said, “My heartiest congratulations to you and the ...

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NASA Posstpones ‘Colorful’ Rocket Launch to June 11

TheTerrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket launch, scheduled for 5/31 is delayed to 6/1. The launch window is 4:27 – 4:42 a.m. EDT. pic.twitter.com/ESej9W4ukN — NASA Wallops (@NASA_Wallops) May 30, 2017 For the fourth time, NASA on Sunday postponed the launch of a sounding rocket which was to release blue, green and red artificial clouds in view of their impact on testing ...

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CBI Raids NDTV Founder Prannoy Roy’s Home, Why?

NDTV Founders Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy are “facing the music” for what they have stood for. This morning , CBI has knocked at their door with search warrants in an apparent case involving NDTV and ICICI Bank over Rs.48 Crore loan. While ICICI remained silent on the case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said the raids ...

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Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Pakistan Disrupted by Rain

India’s batting was disrupted by heavy rain at 46 for 9.5 overs on Edgbaston pitch today in UK with Pakistan bowlers displaying their utmost intent to throttle runs by openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit. Indians and Pakistanis make up nearly 20 per cent of Birmingham’s population, where the Edgbaston stadium is seen overwhelmingly occupied by Pakistan fans and Indian fans ...

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Back from US Sojourn, Bahubali Star Prabhas Sports New Look, Sheds Tresses

Prabhas wears a new look with shortened hair but the glow is missing (Phot grab from Instagram of Aaalim Hakim's)

Prabhas, Baahubali, has returned to India from his month-long sojourn in United States vacationing with friends and erstwhile class mates, remaining mostly incognito for the general public. Far away from the brouhaha back home over the startling success of Baahubali 2 that went on to earn Rs.1,650 crore, with Hindi version alone raking in Rs.502 crore nett, Prabhas has returned ...

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Walking Fish on Bali Beach Surprises French Diver (Video)

A French cook who went for a dive at the beach of Bali found a fish walking around the seafloor on its legs, filmed it and put it on the Internet suspecting that it was a stingfish that is poisonous. Soon the video has gone viral as National geographic picked the story. Emeric Benhalassa told National Geographic  in an email:”The ...

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From Driverless Cars to Flying Cars, Future Perfect for Toyota?

Toyota Skydrive project may revolutionize the way future travel is defined (Video Grab, Youtube)

Google’s Driverless car has ignited curiosity and led to more than a dozen companies take up the driver-less car concept further though it is still far from reality but so is the Flying Car concept that keeps cropping in headlines. The latest to catch attention was Massachusetts-based Terrafugia which is readying its flying car that can travel for 500 miles. ...

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Baahubali 2 Set for China Release in July after Dangal Success, Total Collections at Rs.1600 Crore

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‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ or ‘Baahubali 2’ has surpassed all the existing collection records to reach a total of Rs.1,345 crore (nett. Rs.1,043 crore) in India with the revenues from Hindi version alone standing at Rs.502 crore nett. Including overseas collections of Rs307 crore and Telugu and Tamil versions, the global earnings are around Rs.1,600 crore. With the success of Aamir ...

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