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NASA creates fire-fighting drone

NASA has developed a low-cost drone that can detect rising smoke plumes and help extinguish fires (Reuters)

NASA has developed a low-cost drone that can detect rising smoke plumes and help extinguish fires...

NASA's Mars orbiters survive comet flybyNASA tool to help airlines minimise weather delays
The new species is part of the tarantula family Theraphosidae which comprises the largest spider species in the world. (Reuters)
New tarantula species named after John Lennon
A newly discovered tarantula species from South America has been named after John Lennon...

Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

Laser physicists in Australia have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects across di...

NASA's Mars orbiters survive comet flyby

All three NASA orbiters around Mars are safe after each took shelter behind the Red Planet...

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars today, wowing space enthusiasts with the once...

First burger and chips sent to space

A London-based start-up has successfully launched the first ever burger and chips into space.
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India lagging behind in field of medical research: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Noting that India is way behind in the field of medical research...
Computer simulation to shape future antibiotics
The new findings show that it's possible to test how enzymes react to certain antibiotics.
Why Sun's corona is hotter than its surface decoded
Scientists have finally decoded why the Sun's million-degree corona or outermost atmosphere...
Heavily polluted India launches national air quality index
A WHO study of 1,600 cities released in May found New Delhi had the world's dirtiest air.
New catalyst could improve biofuels production
Researchers have developed a new catalyst that could lead to inexpensive and more efficient biofuels...
The mystery spy plane
IT HAS been on an ultra-secret spy mission in space that has taken...
Transporting us to the future
WE HAVE seen them in sci-fi movies—little personal podcars transporting one...
World's thinnest electric generator developed
Researchers claim to have developed the world's thinnest electric generator that is optically transp...
India developing air-launched version of Nirbhay missile
DRDO is developing an air-launched version of the 1,500-km-range Nirbhay sub-sonic...
Surgical robot takes a cheeky approach to brain surgery
In a new non-invasive method to treat severe epilepsy...
Cigarette ash can help remove arsenic from water
Discarded cigarette ash can provide a simple, low-cost method to remove arsenic, a well-known poison...
Narendra Modi lauds ISRO for launch of navigation satellite IRNSS 1C
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization...
NASA tool to help airlines minimise weather delays
NASA has developed a new tool that would help airlines minimise weather delays
Cracked! New insights into how glass breaks
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore have identified mechanisms for both ductile and brittle glasse...
Another ISRO triumph, launches IRNSS 1C satellite on PSLV rocket successfully
ISRO today launched its third navigation satellite IRNSS 1C on board its PSLV rocket.
Dinosaur noses enhanced smelling, cooled brain
Dinosaurs used their noses to not only breathe but also to enhance the sense of smell...
Earth's magnetic flip could lead to surge in cancer rates
Researchers demonstrated that the last magnetic reversal 786,000 years ago actually happened in less...
Fruit fly could help sniff out drugs and bombs
A fly's sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect illicit drugs and bombs...
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