It is the “second-biggest scientific adventure ever” and India is one of the few countries that have lead role in it.

From the safety of a computer screen in the control room, I can see a robot scoop up a chunk of asbestos from the reactor floor. I am at Sellafield, the nuclear complex on the coast of Cumbria in north-west England, watching remotely controlled machinery crawl through the defunct Windscale Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor, gradually stripping out the last of its guts. The mammoth task of dismantling the reactor started in the early 1990s but is only now finally nearing completion.

NEW DELHI: Six Delhi University professors were summoned by a court on Monday to explain their alleged criminal culpability in the death of one person and critical injuries caused to seven others i

At the Indian Science Congress last month, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged to hike R&D expenditures from around $3 billion last year to $8 billion in 2017. The windfall is meant to turbocharge initiatives to create elite research institutions, bring expatriate Indian scientists home, enrich science education, and equip smart new laboratories. Included in this push is South Asia's first biosafety level–4 lab for handling the most dangerous pathogens, slated to be up and running this spring.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh plans to increase the government's R&D spending and create incentives for the private sector to increase spending on science and technology as well.

The country’s nuclear research programme could get a major fillip with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre proposing to build two new research reactors under the 12th Five Year Plan.

Chi-b(3), A Boson Like the ‘God Particle’, Sighted By Large Hadron Collider

Mumbai: India’s top nuke scientist, P K Iyengar, 80, who designed the first atomic bomb which was detonated at Pokhran in 1974, and a staunch opponent of the Indo-US nuclear deal, passed away at th

Few scientists are betting against Einstein yet, but the phantom neutrinos of Opera are still eluding explanation.

New Delhi: Indian engineers will fabricate the world’s largest high-vacuum cold storage vessel for an ambitious international project to generate energy from a process that powers the sun.