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Nightjars: A team of scientists recently described a new species of nightjar, named Caprimulgus ritae, living in the tropical forests Timor and Wetar, Lesser Sunda Islands. Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal insectivorous birds in the family Caprimulgidae and the order Caprimulgiformes. These birds are found all around the world, with the exception of Antarctica and certain […]

Rudram-1 Missile

Rudram-1 Missile: India has successfully test-fired its first indigenous anti-radiation missile, the Rudram-1, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Rudram-1 Missile is an air–to–surface missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is integrated with the IAF’s Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets, serving as the […]

Metal-Organic Frameworks

Metal-Organic Frameworks: Researchers have carried out an in-depth analysis of the mechanisms underlying the flexibility of crystals of Metal-Organic frameworks (MOFs) and introduced a novel quantitative measure of mechanical flexibility for crystals. Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a class of porous, crystalline materials with a broad range of applications. They are composed of metal ions or […]