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NASA sets world record with its “supersonic parachute” for the Mars 2020 mission

NASA has created a world record with its "supersonic parachute" for the Mars 2020 mission that survived 37,000 kg load and was deployed in just four-tenths of a second -- twice the speed of sound.

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To check pollution, scientists produce ‘environment friendly’ crackers

Scientists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed "environment friendly" firecrackers which produce 30-35 per cent less particulate matter, Science and Technology

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Hubble space telescope returns to science operations, says NASA

NASA's famed Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal operations, and completed its first science observations after a failed orienting tool forced engineers to put it in safe mode earlier this m

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Rocket carrying 1st UAE-made satellite Ibuki-2 launched from Japan

A Japanese rocket carrying the United Arab Emirates' first locally made satellite has lifted off from a space center in southern Japan.

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Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko pitches for private players in space tourism

Kornienko served as a flight engineer on the International Space Station during Expedition 23/24 and was selected along with Scott Kelly for a year-long mission aboard the ISS.

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Signs of supermassive black holes mergers found, say scientists

Scientists have found evidence for a large number of double supermassive black holes, likely precursors of gigantic black hole merging events.

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Scientists develop world’s smallest optical gyroscope – device that helps vehicles, drones in 3D space

Originally, gyroscopes were sets of nested wheels, each spinning on a different axis, said researchers from the California Institute of Technology in the US.

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Robots run hotpot kitchen in what companies say is a world first

At the new Haidilao restaurant, robots will take orders, prepare and deliver raw meat and fresh vegetables to customers to plop into soups prepared at their tables.

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ISRO to send human in space by 2022, Chandrayan 2 to be completed in 2019, says Kailasavadivoo Sivan

The ISRO will send human for the first time in space by 2022 while its ambitious project Chandrayan 2 will be completed in 2019 with landing of an indigenous spacecraft, the space agency's chairman Ka

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Pakistan to match India’s manned mission in space? Plans to send 1st Pakistani with China’s help in 2022

Pakistan will send a human to space for the first time in 2022 with China's help, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced Thursday, the same year India plans to launch its manned space mission.

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Whopping $1.5 million XPrize for making water from air – Here’s how this couple won

It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and b

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These wasp-inspired flying robots can haul heavy loads up to 40 times their weight, claim scientists

Scientists have developed small flying robots that can carry objects up to 40 times their weight, and even heave open closed doors, making them useful for search and rescue operations.

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Cell-sized robots to help detect diseases

MIT scientists have developed a method to mass produce robots no bigger than a cell that could be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to search out disease while floating thro

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NASA’s hobbled Hubble telescope is near normal again

NASA's famed Hubble Space Telescope is nearly back to normal after a failed orienting tool forced engineers to put it in safe mode earlier this month, the US space agency said.

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Parents, take note! Study says kids spend more time with screens than outdoors, even in rural areas

Children are spending more time in front of the screens and less time outdoors, even in rural areas, according to a study of middle-school students in the US.

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Hubble Space Telescope to soon return to normal science operations, says NASA

Hubble's backup gyro, which had been off for more than 7.5 years, was incorrectly returning extremely high rotation rates, NASA said in a statement.

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World’s oldest intact shipwreck, over 2,400 years old, found in Black Sea

An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, researchers said on Tuesday.

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Big discovery! Liquid water on Mars may hold enough oxygen to support life, says study

In recent months, data from a European spacecraft have suggested that liquid water may lie beneath a layer of ice at Mars's south pole.

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NASA CubeSat beams back image of Mars – tiny red dot against dark sky

The twin, low-cost MarCO CubeSats, which are sharing a ride with InSight Mars lander, were designed to find out if they could survive the journey to deep space.

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Science Says: Sex and gender aren’t the same

The Trump administration purportedly is considering defining gender as determined by sex organs at birth, which if adopted could deny certain civil rights protections to an estimated 1.4 million trans

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Earth’s inner core is solid, softer than thought; says study

Inner core shear waves are so tiny and feeble they can't be observed directly, according to the study published in the journal Science.

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NASA names gamma-ray constellations after fictional Godzilla, Hulk

The new constellations include a few characters from modern myths.

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China to launch ‘artificial moon’ to illuminate streets after dark

The moon will be launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan and will be placed above Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

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Can genes decide which university you attend? This study says it partly may

Scientists have for the first time shown that DNA plays a significant role in whether young adults choose to go to university, which varsity they choose to attend and how well they do.

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Superflares from young stars may imperil planets, says NASA

Violent flares from the host star may make planets orbiting it uninhabitable by affecting their atmospheres, scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found.

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3D-printed lithium-ion batteries for smartphones, laptops developed

Researchers have developed a new method to 3D print lithium-ion batteries, which are used in smartphones and laptops, in virtually any shape.

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Years after Big Bang, largest galaxy cluster in early universe found – Check details here

Astronomers have discovered the largest and most massive galaxy super cluster yet found in the early universe, just over two billion years after the Big Bang.

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