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.
IANS | December 20, 2017 3:09 PM
To look for signs of life beyond our solar system, the US space agency could send a spacecraft to the nearby Alpha Centauri system by 2069, according to a mission concept presented by a NASA scientist.
PTI | December 20, 2017 2:07 PM
NASA is calling for research proposals that can help understand the health effects of long term space travel on astronauts, in order to prepare humans for a three-year long journey to Mars.
AFP | December 19, 2017 4:31 PM
A three-man space crew made up of American and Japanese rookie astronauts and an experienced Russian cosmonaut successfully docked at the International Space Station to begin a six-month mission today.
PTI | December 19, 2017 3:31 PM
cAlpha Centauri, the closest star system to the Earth, may be home to some small, Earth-like planets which have been overlooked so far, astronomers say.
PTI | December 19, 2017 2:04 PM
Alien life in the universe may be much more common than thought, say scientists who analysed the oldest known fossil microorganisms which indicate that life on Earth began as far back as 3.5 million years ago.
IANS | December 19, 2017 12:45 PM
A NASA-led team has found that gravity waves force an east-west jet stream speeding through the atmosphere high above Jupiter’s equator to change direction on a schedule almost as predictable as a Tokyo train’s.
IANS | December 19, 2017 12:00 PM
NASA on Tuesday said it would announce final concepts for a future robotic mission to explore the solar system during a media teleconference on Wednesday.
PTI | December 19, 2017 11:46 AM
‘Oumuamua – first interstellar visitor to be observed in the solar system – has a dry, organic layer protecting its icy interior from vapourising, and is very similar to the minor planets in our system, scientists say.
PTI | December 18, 2017 3:05 PM
Scientists at IIT Kharagpur have used waste onion skins to develop an inexpensive device that can generate ‘green’ electricity from body movements, and may power pacemakers, smart pills and wearable electronics.
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