How do oxygen levels affect cell metabolism?

This year, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists, William G. Kaelin Jr. from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Maryland, U.S., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe from Francis Crick Institute, London, and Gregg L. Semenza from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering for their discovery of how cells sense and adapt

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2019 Nobel prize in Chemistry

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognises the work that led to the development of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power most of the portable devices that we use, such as mobile phones. The prize has been given jointly to Stanley Whittingham, now with Binghamton University, State University of New York; John B Goodenough, now with

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Apple asked to hand over location data of Kuldeep Sengar in Unnao rape case: What it means (Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology)

The Delhi district court wants the exact location data from the iPhone in order to determine Sengar’s location. This could help determine whether the alibi is correct or not. A Delhi district court has asked Apple to hand over location data from the iPhone of expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is an accused

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What have researchers at Google achieved? How are quantum computers different from regular personal computers? How will it impact the technology world? (Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology)

Tech websites and theoretical computer-science outlets were aflame earlier this week after a story in the U.K.-based Financial Times said Google had claimed to have achieved ‘quantum supremacy’. In a line, it means that researchers at Google had solved a really difficult problem in seconds with the help of quantum computers which a supercomputer could

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