22 May 2017
In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism — a form of bacteria — has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on earth.
China has successfully mined ‘flammable ice’ from under the South China Sea, describing the advance as a major breakthrough and the key to future global energy supply. The ice-like compounds, called Methane hydrates, hold vast reserves of natural gas trapped in water molecules.