Physical sciences: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Rydberg Polarons

An international team of physicists have successfully created a “giant atom” and filled it with ordinary atoms, creating a new state of matter termed “Rydberg polarons”. These atoms are held together by a weak bond ..

HAMMER Spacecraft

HAMMER stands for Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response. It is a nuclear spacecraft made by a joint venture between NASA, the US National Security Administration and a weapons lab from the US Energy ..


The Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), an Indore-based unit of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has developed an instrument called Fluorimeter, to measure traces of uranium in water. The device is capable of ..

India Meteorological Department (IMD) issues its first official forecast for 2018 southwest monsoon rains

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued its first official forecast for 2018 southwest monsoon rains in New Delhi on April 16, 2018. The second stage forecast will be issued in June 2018. These forecasts ..

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission. It is planned for launch in April 2018. ..