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International Space Station gets its 1st robot with artificial intelligence, along with some berries and ice cream

The International Space Station got its first robot with artificial intelligence today, along with some berries, ice cream and identical brown mice.

NASA scientists to use submarines to hunt for meteorite remains

Scientists from several organisations in the US, including NASA, are planning to use remote-operated submarines to hunt for the remains of an outer space object -- believed to be a meteorite.

Scientists identify gene that helps to treat cancer, diabetes

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) identified the gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body's immune response to infection including cancer and diabe

Mars valleys were created by run-off rainwater, says study

Contours seen on Mars today may have been created by run-off rainwater, say scientists who found that branching angles of the valleys on the red planet were very similar to those found in arid landsca

NASA’s Hubble spots massive cluster of 10 billion-years-old stars

This rich and dense smattering of stars is a massive globular cluster, a gravitationally bound collection of stars that orbits the Milky Way, the US space agency said in a statement.

Scientists develop “deep learning” robots to empower autistic children

MIT scientists have developed a new type of "deep learning" network that can aid robots gauge the quality of their interactions with children having autism spectrum conditions by using data unique to

HAL-like robot to help astronaut in space odyssey

A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts will launch from Florida early Friday morning to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space.

Interstellar nomad Oumuamua found to be a comet

'Oumuamua' - the first interstellar object found within the solar system - has been reclassified as a comet, after scientists undertook intense scrutiny since its discovery last year.

NASA postpones James Webb Space Telescope launch to 2021

NASA has postponed the launch of its flagship James Webb Space Telescope to early 2021 owing to a range of factors influencing its schedule and performance, including the technical challenges and task

Organic molecules on Saturn’s moon indicate possibility of life

Researchers, who used data from the NASA's Cassini spacecraft, think chemical reactions between the moon's rocky core and warm water from its subsurface ocean are linked to these complex molecules.

Artificial intelligence recreates periodic table of elements within hours

Called Atom2Vec, the program successfully learned to distinguish between different atoms after analysing a list of chemical compound names from an online database.

Lunar eclipse 2018 in India timings, dates, live streaming: All you need to know

Lunar eclipse 2018 in India: On July 27th, the moon will be turning red. The longest Lunar Eclipse of this century will occur on July 27-28, 2018.

This ‘cheap’ Indian project can power the world for 250 years, return trillions!

India’s space program wants to go where no nation has gone before -– to the south side of the moon. And once it gets there, it will study the potential for mining a source of waste-free nuclear en

Japan space probe reaches asteroid in search for origin of life

A Japanese probe has reached an asteroid 300 million kilometres away to collect information about the birth of the solar system and the origin of life after a more than three-year voyage through deep

Scientists developing ‘guidebook’ to find life beyond Earth

Scientists have reviewed existing research on exoplanets that may serve as a 'guide book' to search for alien life in the universe.

NASA significantly reduces aircraft noise

The flights successfully combined several technologies to achieve a greater than 70 per cent reduction in airframe noise.

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to study Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope - the most ambitious and complex space observatory ever built - will be used to study Jupiter's Great Red Spot, shedding new light on the enigmatic storm that has bee

Blood moon 2018: Earth to witness century’s longest lunar eclipse on July 27-28

Blood moon 2018: Come July 2018 and people across the world will stand witness to a rare astronomical event. Called the Blood Moon, this lunar event will appear on the intermediary night of July 27-28

NASA seeks partnership with US industry to develop first Gateway Element

In line with US President Donald Trump's "Space Policy Directive 1", NASA has sought partnership with the US industry to develop the first element of the Gateway, which will become the orbital outpos

Space tourists may not be prepared for trip beyond Earth, says NASA astronaut

People who sign up with space tourism companies for a trip beyond the Earth may be unprepared for the rigours of spaceflight, according to a NASA astronaut.

Last of universe’s missing ordinary matter found

The last reservoir of ordinary matter that had so far evaded detection has been located in the space between galaxies - existing as extremely hot filaments of oxygen gas, scientists say.

Indian origin scientists, others develop coating that repels water, oil and alcohol

The chemical coating, developed by Anish Tuteja, an associate professor at the University of Michigan in the US, is clear, durable, can be applied to numerous surfaces and sheds just about any liquid.

Want to monitor your illness? ‘Drink’ these electronic sensors! Know about revolutionary research

Patients may soon be able to track their illness simply by drinking a solution containing millions of tiny electronic sensors disguised as bacteria, thanks to scientists who are designing circuits as

Mr India’s weakness solved! This ‘stealth sheet’ can make anything hide from infrared cameras

Infrared cameras are the heat-sensing eyes that help drones find their targets even in the dead of night or through heavy fog.

First satellite to collect space junk set deployed from International Space Station 

The first-ever satellite to test possible solutions in cleaning up space junk has been deployed by the International Space Station (ISS) and would soon begin experiments in orbit.

SpaceX set to launch 15th re-supply mission to International Space Station

NASA's commercial cargo provider SpaceX is set to launch its 15th re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 29, the US space agency said.

150 million year old turtle fossil discovered in China

A turtle fossil dating back 150 million years to the Jurassic Period has been found in southwest China's Chongqing municipality.

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