Attendees take picture with their smarphones during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain.

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Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, talks about the new Toyota Supra at the Toyota news conference at CES International in Las Vegas.

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Gujarat Chief Miister Vijay Rupani at the inauguration of 25th National Children's Science Congress in Ahmedabad.

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The Royal Academy of Sciences members, from left to right, Professor Sara Snogerup Linse, Professor Goran K Hansson and Professor Olof Ramstrom present the 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm, Sweden.

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An aerial view shows the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in the remote Pingtang county in southwest China's Guizhou province. China has begun operating the world's largest radio telescope to help search for extraterrestrial life.

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ISRO's PSLV-C34 lifts off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

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ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar with other scientists during a press conference after the successful launch of ISRO's CARTOSAT-2 and the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C34) at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

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In this file photo, a man walks inside what the United Arab Emirates says is the world’s first functional office building made using three-dimensional printer technology, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai’s ruler quietly inaugurated the whitewashed buildings last week, not far from the site of a planned "Museum of the Future" that’s due to open in 2018. Dubai hopes the project will kick-start its plans to transform the sheikhdom into an incubator for emerging technologies.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses with a group of Scientists including some of Indian origin from Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) after their bilateral meeting in Washington.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitating the awardees at the inauguration of 103rd Indian Science Congress programme at University of Mysore. Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala is also seen.

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-19M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries British astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra.

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A Model of Tejas aircraft being installed at minsk sqaure.

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Chennai-born scientist Arvind Thiruvengadam

This Tuesday, July 14, 2015 image provided by NASA shows a region near Pluto's equator with a range of mountains captured by the New Horizons spacecraft.


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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi visiting the Indian Institute of Science, in Bengaluru.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi visiting the Institute for Stem Cell Research, at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, in Bengaluru.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi visiting the Indian Institute of Science, in Bengaluru.

A young scientist demonstrates her project to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam during an exhibition in 102nd Indian Science Congress in Mumbai.

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Scientific Temper In which PM Modi says Ganesha’s head is evidence of plastic surgery and Karna’s birth of genetic science in ancient India

Combo image: From left, Americans Eric Betzig, William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell who are the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry .


Combo image: From left, Meijo University Prof. Isamu Akasaki, 85, Nagoya University Prof. Hiroshi Amano, 54, Meijo and Shuji Nakamura, 60, of the University of California at Santa Barbara, U.S.A. The three Japanese scientists won Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.


Indian-origin mathematician Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal -- known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics." Bhargava, a professor of mathematics at Princeton University, was among the four winners who have been awarded the Fields Medal, given out every four years.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Vibhushan award to eminent scientist Raghunath Anant Mashelkar during Padma Awards 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-12M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev.

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PSLV C24, scheduled to carry India's navigational satellite IRNSS - 1B, being integrated at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The launch is scheduled at 5.14 pm on April 04,2014.

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ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan with former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly during 16th annual Convocation of Bengal Engineering & Science University (BESU) in Shivpur University campus, Howrah near Kolkata.

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The 2013 Nobel Physics Prizewinner Peter W. Higgs with relatives after the Nobel Prize awards in Stockholm, Sweden. The winners of the Nobel Prize 2013 in the categories of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and economics receive their awards from the hands of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal ceremony, followed by a gala banquet.

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Bharat Ratna C.N.R. Rao wearing a mysore peta presented by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, with wife at his residence in Bengaluru.

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Scientist CNR Rao being congratulated by his students after the announcement of Bharat Ratna award in Bengaluru.

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In this image from video made available by NASA, crew members aboard the International Space Station release Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft from the station's robotic arm.


FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2012 file photo Belgian physicist Francois Englert, left, and British physicist Peter Higgs right talk about the scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland. Francois Englert and Peter Higgs have been awarded the Nobel prize for Physics.

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The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon in Roswell, New Mexico. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.

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ASHOKE SEN, 56, theoretical physicist with the Harish-Chandra Research Inst, is one of nine winners of the first YURI MILNER FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS PRIZE (worth $3 mn) for his work in string theory.

A woman and a child walk past the the house where Indian scientist Satyendranath Bose lived in Kolkata. Media covering the story gave lots of credit to British physicist Peter Higgs for theorizing the elusive subatomic "God particle," but little was said about Satyendranath Bose, the Indian after whom the boson is named.

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Rolf Heuer, CERN Director General (second right), Fabiola Gianotti, ATLAS experiment spokesperson (left) and Joe Incandela, CMS experiment, look at a screen during a scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland. The head of the world's biggest atom smasher is claiming discovery of a new particle that he says is consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson known popularly as the "God particle" which is believed to give all matter in the universe size and shape.

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School students visit the compartment of a Special Train named 'Science Express'-Biodiversity Special' at Howrah Station in Kolkata.

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A Russian Soyuz TMA-03M space capsule lands about 150 kms south-east of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule, which carried U.S. astronaut Donald Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, and Netherlands' astronaut Andre Kuipers safely returned to Earth after a half-year stint on the international space station, with a landing on the Kazakh steppe.

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Professor Fabiola Gianotti, left, Atlas Collaboration Spokesperson, German Rolf-Dieter Heuer, centre, Director General of CERN (the European particle physics laboratory), and Professor Guido Tonelli, right, CMS Collaboration Spokesperson, inform the media about the Higgs search, during a press conference at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. The research team searching for the sub-atomic particle, believed to be a basic building block of the universe, announced that new data appears to show the likely place where the Higgs boson will be found.

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India-born Har Gobind Khorana, winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, died of natural causes in Concord, Massachusetts, USA on Wednesday, November 10 morning. He was 89

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Japanese Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., one of this year's Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, reacts during a press conference at Japan national Press Club in Tokyo. Negishi won the Nobel Prize for his work in the 1960s and '70s of one of the most sophisticated tools available to chemists today, called palladium-catalyzed cross coupling.

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Former President APJ Abdul Kalam being welcomed during the inauguration of a state-level science exhibition in Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also seen.

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