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March 2010 Science&technology current affairs
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Laser Guided Bombs (LGB) were successfully tested from integrated test range, Chandipur, Orissa.           
The $10-billion Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, made high-energy collisions with proton beams crashing into each other at 7 trillion electron volts (TeV) to reveal about the unanswered questions of particle physics, such as the existence of antimatter and the search for the Higgs boson, a hypothetical particle that scientists theorise gives mass to other particles and thus to other objects and creatures in the universe.         
Agni-I ballistic missile, with range of 700-km, was successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast.        
The 11-metre long Dhanush, a ship-to-surface and ship-to-ship system and the 8.5-metre-tall Prithvi-II, a surface-to-surface missile were successfully flight-tested. While Dhanush, a naval variant of Prithvi, was launched first from INS Subhadhra, anchored near Balasore, off the coast of Orissa, Prithvi-II was fired a few minutes later from Launch Complex-III at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a diagnostic kit that can detect A(H1N1) virus in an hour. The kit does not need sophisticated instruments and can be used in villages where electricity is not available. It uses a simple technique called real-time loop amplification methodology (RT LAMP) to detect the A(H1N1) virus.           
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a $75 million project to help clean-up four polluted sites in preparation to developing a National Plan for Rehabilitation of Pollution Sites. The ‘Capacity Building for Industrial Pollution Management` project, which is being sponsored by the World Bank, will work on four sites in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal over the next five years.      

The vertical launch of Brahmos missile was successful with the super sonic cruise missile, while lifted off vertically from naval destroyer INS Ranvir, punched a hole in a decommissioned vessel 290 km away in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast. This is the 22nd launch of Brahmos, which has already been inducted into the Army and the Navy.
The state - of - the - art new generation Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) - ICGS `Vishwast` was inducted into the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). `Vishwast` is an OPV indigenously designed in - house and built by the Goa shipyard limited (GSL).

Iran launched Nasr 1 missiles capable of evading radar and destroying targets up to 1,000 tons in size.
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem began exhibiting the 46-page hand written document of Albert Einstein`s ground breaking theory of relativity for the first time.
For the first time anywhere in the world, biotech agriculture giant Monsanto has admitted that insects like pink bollworm pest have developed resistance to its Bt cotton crop.    

The Indian Space Research organisation (ISRO) successfully flight - tested new – generation The Advanced Technology Vehicle (ATV - DO1) at the spaceport in Srihari Kota. The ATV - DO1, weighing three tonnes at lift - off, is the heaviest sounding rocket developed by the ISRO.          
The demonstration named "Vayu Shakti-2010" by the striker aircraft and helicopter gunships against mock terrorist camps and other support structures was mounted by the IAF at the Pokhran ranges in the Thar Desert, barely 100 km from Pakistan. President Pratibha Patil, the three services chief and the top brass of the IAF witnessed the first everday-and-night fire power demonstration of its kind.