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Pfizer starts study of mRNA Flu vaccine

On September 28, 2021, Pfizer Inc. announced that the first batch of participants have been dosed with the single dose quadrivalent mRNA vaccine in a Phase 1 clinical trial. Highlights Under the phase 1 trial, safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of the single dose quadrivalent mRNA vaccine will be studied against influenza in healthy adults. mRNA ..

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What is a METAVERSE?

Facebook Inc is set to invest $50 million to partner with organizations in order to build metaverse, which is a digital world where people can use different devices to communicate and move in a virtual environment. Highlights Facebook is the world’s largest social network that has invested heavily in virtual reality and augmented reality. It ..

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Akash Prime: New version of Akash missile flight-tested

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has tested a new version of Akash Missile called ‘Akash Prime’ on September 27, 2021. Highlights It was launched from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) of Chandipur, Odisha, Missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target mimicking an enemy aircraft during its maiden flight test after improvements. Akash Prime missile ..

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What is Dark Energy?

Recently, an international team of researchers directly detected the dark energy with the help of advanced technologies and new experiments. Highlights Dark energy is a mysterious form of energy, making up about 68% of the universe. This energy has intrigued physicists as well as astronomers for decades. Researchers noticed some unexpected results in an underground ..

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IIT-D launches Centre on Quantum Technologies

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has set up a ‘Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Quantum Technologies’ in a bid to conduct research activities in the related field. Key Points This CoE will bring synergy and coherence in the activities that are being carried out at IIT Delhi, It will also support the principal ..

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