PTI | January 4, 2018 1:57 AM
The Indian Space Research Organisation is working on the design of a Small Satellite Launch Vehicle, which would be a compact launcher exclusively for smaller satellites, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
PTI | January 2, 2018 1:04 PM
Inspired by NASA’s experiments to grow wheat in space, Australian scientists have developed the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique that can boost the production of the crop by up to three times.
PTI | January 1, 2018 3:27 PM
NASA has teamed up with the US defence research agency to build robots that can not only refuel and repair satellites, but also sabotage enemy spacecraft in the event of space war.
PTI | January 1, 2018 2:45 PM
Scientists have identified a gene that improves the heat tolerance of the algae that live symbiotically with coral species, and could potentially help the corals adapt to some warming.
PTI | January 1, 2018 2:20 PM
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have for the first time identified microbes in space without having to samples back to Earth for tests.
PTI | January 1, 2018 5:34 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for using vernacular languages in promoting science communication in a “big way” to develop “love of science” among the youth, saying language should not be a barrier but a facilitator.
PTI | January 1, 2018 1:37 PM
Scientists have discovered four new ‘hot Jupiter’ extrasolar planets orbiting dwarf stars. Using telescopes of the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) Exoplanet Survey, the team observed four G-type dwarf stars known as HATS-50, HATS-51, HATS-52 and HATS-53.
IANS | December 31, 2017 4:43 PM
NASA is turning 60 in 2018 and the agency is looking forward to launching a slew of important missions in the coming year, including one to “touch” the Sun.
PTI | December 30, 2017 2:24 PM
NASA’s flying observatory is preparing its 2018 observing campaign, which will include observations of celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions, comets and Saturn’s giant moon Titan.
PTI | December 29, 2017 7:03 PM
ISRO today announced that it would launch 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft, in a single mission onboard its Polar rocket on January 10.
PTI | December 29, 2017 5:51 PM
NASA is collaborating with a well-known doll and book company, American Girl, to inspire children to dream big and reach for the stars.
IANS | December 29, 2017 4:28 PM
NASA said it is collaborating with American Girl, a doll and book company, to inspire children to dream big and reach for the stars.
IANS | December 29, 2017 2:06 PM
As the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) orbit Earth once every 90 minutes, they will experience New Year’s Eve 16 times, NASA pointed out.
PTI | December 27, 2017 1:09 PM
NASA is planning to launch a next-generation space telescope that will provide the largest picture of the universe ever seen, with the same depth and clarity as the Hubble Space Telescope.
PTI | December 26, 2017 1:30 PM
Scientists are combining Twitter, citizen science and cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to develop an early-warning system for flood-prone communities.
PTI | December 26, 2017 1:11 PM
Scientists have found how our solar solar system formed in the wind-blown bubbles around a giant, long-dead star. Despite the many impressive discoveries humans have made about the universe, scientists are still unsure about the birth story of our solar system.
PTI | December 25, 2017 12:37 PM
Scientists have created the world’s smallest Christmas card – measuring just 15 micrometres wide – that could fit over 200 million cards in a single postage stamp.
PTI | December 25, 2017 12:31 PM
Scientists at NASA using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a what looks like a colourful holiday ornament in space – a planetary nebula with glowing wisps of outpouring gas that are lit up by a central star nearing the end of its life.
IANS | December 24, 2017 4:08 PM
In a bid a to teach robots how to respect personal space, scientists are now giving mobile robots a crash course in avoiding collisions with humans.
PTI | December 24, 2017 2:04 PM
The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a study which found that the basis for photosynthesis in today’s plants was set in place 1.25 billion years ago.
PTI | December 24, 2017 12:28 PM
The Martian surface may have reacted with and absorbed the water that once flowed on the red planet, making it uninhabitable, scientists suggest.
FE Online | December 23, 2017 4:58 PM
Everyone who witnessed the scene — a sudden flash of bright light in the skies– was dumbstruck. People in California, United States panicked imagining if it was an alien attack.
PTI | December 23, 2017 12:24 PM
Plants can integrate complex information about their environment and respond to it in an optimal way, a study has found.
PTI | December 22, 2017 4:31 PM
Feeding eggs to infants could provide them with key nutrients for better brains, according to a study.
PTI | December 22, 2017 3:58 PM
Astronomers have discovered that a Sun-like star 550 light years from Earth is slowly consuming its “offspring” – crushing one or more planets in its orbit into vast clouds of gas and dust.
PTI | December 21, 2017 1:26 PM
NASA has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid- 2020s – a sample return mission to a comet and a drone-like rotorcraft that would explore potential landing sites on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
PTI | December 20, 2017 3:53 PM
Brain lesions can make people prone to committing crimes if they occur within the network responsible for morality and value-based decision-making, a study has found.
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