FE Online | September 19, 2017 4:00 PM
Carbon dating of ancient Bakhshali Manuscript has recorded the first use of zero, i.e 500 years earlier than previously thought. The manuscript which dates back to the third century, was found in 1881.
PTI | September 19, 2017 1:30 PM
Animals in the Goldilocks zone – neither too big, nor too small, but just the right size – face a lower risk of extinction than those on both ends of the scale, according to an extensive global analysis.
PTI | September 19, 2017 12:36 PM
Mars had a surface environment that supported liquid water about 3.5 billion years ago, according to a study of river deposits spread across the red planet.
Associated Press | September 18, 2017 2:50 AM
Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from isolation today.
PTI | September 16, 2017 5:32 PM
‘Planet 9’ – an unseen planet on the edge of our solar system – probably formed closer to home around the Sun than previously thought, astronomers say.
IANS | September 15, 2017 11:23 PM
India would resume launching satellites in November or December, unfazed by the failure of its rocket in deploying a spare navigation satellite in the earth’s lower orbit on August 31, space agency chief A.S. Kiran Kumar said on Friday.
PTI | September 15, 2017 6:23 PM
NASA’s $3.9 billion Cassini spacecraft today ended its 20-year-long groundbreaking journey with a fiery plunge into the Saturn’s crushing atmosphere, beaming back never-before-seen images of the ringed planet and its mysterious moons until the last moment.
PTI | September 15, 2017 1:37 PM
The well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black, astronomers, using the Hubble space telescope, have found.
PTI | September 15, 2017 1:36 PM
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a nanorobot using a single DNA strand that can pick up certain molecules and drop them off in designated locations, paving the way for synthesising novel therapeutic chemicals and drug delivery systems.
FE Online | September 15, 2017 1:17 PM
Cassini Huygens, a NASA flagship mission in collaboration with the European Space Agency, is headed to Saturn to study the planet and its moons.
Reuters | September 15, 2017 12:32 PM
U.S. space agency NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will end its groundbreaking 13-year mission to Saturn on Friday with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere, transmitting data until the final fiery moment.
Bakhshali manuscript: How old is zero? Big revelation shows at least 500 years older than scholars previously believedFE Online | September 16, 2017 11:18 AM
Scientists have traced the origins to zero which is considered as one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of mathematics to an ancient Indian text, known as the Bakhshali manuscript.
PTI | September 14, 2017 4:28 PM
Scientists are developing a new system to help predict malaria outbreaks at the household level months in advance, using data from NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, that may help prevent the deadly disease from spreading.
PTI | September 14, 2017 1:39 PM
Scientists have created the first map of water trapped in the uppermost layer of the Moon’s soil – which may prove useful to future lunar explorers – using data from an instrument aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft.
PTI | September 14, 2017 12:47 PM
Scientists have developed a fast, paper-based test to diagnose tuberculosis that can be read with a smartphone, a technology that is increasingly available in emerging economies.
PTI | September 14, 2017 12:27 PM
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on course to its final approach to Saturn, hurling towards the ringed planet at the speed of 113,000 kilometres per hour, to meet the fateful end of its 20-year-long epic journey, the US space agency said today.
Associated Press | September 14, 2017 4:41 AM
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is getting a grand but hilarious opera send-off before it plunges through Saturn’s atmosphere and vaporizes Friday.
PTI | September 13, 2017 4:44 PM
Skeletons of a family of four mammoths, including a well preserved one-year-old baby, that were discovered buried together in Russia may fetch up to 400,000 pounds at an auction in the UK.
PTI | September 13, 2017 1:24 PM
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed an aluminium nano-powder that turns urine into hydrogen instantly, which can power fuel cells and provide clean energy.
PTI | September 13, 2017 12:31 PM
Scientists have developed a miniature medical chip that can be used in ingestible “smart pills” to diagnose and treat diseases from within the body.
PTI | September 12, 2017 1:55 PM
The Sun’s largest solar flare in more than 12 years – and the eighth largest since modern records began in 1996 – has been captured in high detail by scientists.
PTI | September 11, 2017 2:17 PM
Scientists have developed a new electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere.
IANS | September 11, 2017 1:24 PM
Nasa’s robotic spacecraft Cassini that has been orbiting Saturn for 13 years is set for a final dive towards the planet and burn up in its atmosphere in a “grand finale” after it flies ast Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, on September 15.
PTI | September 10, 2017 3:15 PM
In a bid to find how alien observers might be able to detect Earth, scientists have found that at least nine exoplanets are ideally placed to observe the transits of our world.
PTI | September 10, 2017 2:59 PM
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has beamed back a stunning close-up image revealing the wave structure of Saturn’s rings. The image was taken on June 4 with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera.
PTI | September 9, 2017 6:27 PM
Continuous efforts such as genetic improvements, integrated farming approach and use of balanced natural resources were required to tackle the effects of climate change on crop, animal and fish productivity, agriculture scientist C D Mayee said today.
IANS | September 9, 2017 2:36 PM
As NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx approaches Earth for its September 22 gravity assist, a ground-based telescope has captured images of the spacecraft.
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