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Google executive makes record 135,000 feet skydive from edge of space, breaks sound barrier

Google executive Alan Eustace is shown before a test flight for his leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records. (AP)

Record dive by 57-year-old Google executive Alan Eustace was part of Stratospheric Explorer project.

Google Inc puts Sunder Pichai in charge of major products, servicesGoogle, Oxford University team up on artificial intelligence
Smog over Barapullah flyover on Friday, a day after Diwali. (Express photo)
Delhi air is 16 times worse than normal
When Diwali celebrations ended, the air in Delhi was left poorer for it.

Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn: NASA

In a potentially 'groundbreaking discovery', scientists led by NASA have found large patches...

China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back

China today launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth...

Maine man's ashes launched into space

A Maine mother who's using social media to have her son's ashes scattered all over...

First protein microfibre engineered

Researchers have engineered the first protein microfibre which is capable of...
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India's Mars Orbiter Mission: The frugal innovation
India's Mars mission is a marvel not only in space science but also in project management
Giant black holes can block new stars
Massive black holes spewing out radio-frequency-emitting particles at near-light speed can block for...
Cosmic rays threaten manned missions to Mars
Radiation hazards in space caused by cosmic rays could threaten future deep-space astronaut missions...
NASA creates fire-fighting drone
NASA has developed a low-cost drone that can detect rising smoke plumes and help extinguish fires...
Scientists cure hearing loss in mice
Scientists have restored hearing in mice partly deafened by noise...
Insects have more efficient social networks!
Insects like honeybees and ants live in groups that constantly communicate with each other and scien...
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.
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...
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