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Philae comet lander falls silent, scientists fear it has moved

The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, European scientists said on Monday, raising fears that it has moved again on its new home millions of miles from Earth.

Philae comet lander falls silent, scientists fear it has moved

Indigenous high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine ground tested: ISRO

India's first indigenously designed and developed high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine generating a nominal thrust of 19 tonnes has been successfully endurance hot-tested for 800 seconds, ISRO said tod

Indigenous high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine ground tested: ISRO

Jurassic period saw fastest mammal evolution

Mammals underwent a rapid 'burst' of evolutionary change that reached its peak around the middle of the Jurassic period around 145-200 million years ago, a new Oxford-led study has found.

Jurassic period saw fastest mammal evolution

Dead galaxies may be packed with dark matter

Galaxies in a cluster roughly 300 million light years from Earth could contain 100 times more dark matter than visible matter, a new study has found.

Dead galaxies News

Rare Enigma machine fetches 149,000 pounds at auction

An Enigma machine, used by Germany to send encrypted communications during World War II, has fetched a whopping 149,000 pounds - more than twice its presale estimate - at an auction here.

Rare Enigma machine fetches 149,000 pounds at auction

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft discovers frozen plains in Pluto’s ‘heart’

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has discovered a vast, craterless plain in Pluto's 'heart' that appears to be no more than 100 million years old

Pluto News

Coma Cluster’s dead galaxies packed with 100 times more dark matter

An Australian study has demonstrated that Galaxies in a cluster roughly 300 million light years from Earth could contain as much as 100 times more dark matter than visible matter.

Coma Cluster’s dead galaxies packed with 100 times more dark matter

High-tech aerospace exhibit starts world tour at Smithsonian

With space shuttles now housed in history museums, innovators in aerospace are thinking of newer, better ways humans could reach space.

High-tech aerospace exhibit News

Team falls short of building largest chain reaction machine

A team at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit has fallen short of building the world's largest chain reaction machine.

Largest chain reaction machine News

Strong metal foam to protect from harmful radiation

Scientists have developed a new strong, lightweight composite metal foam that can block X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation...

Metal foam to protect from harmful radiations News

Lucky UK student clicks ‘sneaky’ selfie with Stephen Hawking

A 21-year-old university student in the UK got a very special gift at his graduation ceremony when he managed to sneakily snap a selfie with the world's most famous physicist Stephen Hawking.

Stephen Hawking News

China begins assembling of world’s largest sea plane

China has started assembling the world's largest amphibious aircraft which it plans to deploy in the disputed South China Sea besides aggressively marketing it abroad.

China begins assembling of world’s largest sea plane

‘Beautiful eye candy’: Frozen plains in Pluto’s heart

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‘Beautiful eye candy’: Frozen plains in Pluto’s heart

Mysterious icy plains glimpsed on Pluto’s surface

Smooth, icy plains have been spotted on the surface of Pluto, in the latest images released today from a NASA spacecraft that flew by the dwarf planet this week.

Mysterious icy plains glimpsed on Pluto’s surface

NASA scientist Claudia Alexander, last Galileo project manager, dies at 56

NASA scientist Claudia Alexander, who was a project manager for the Galileo spacecraft mission to Jupiter and worked on the European Space Agency's Rosetta comet chaser, has died at age 56.

NASA scientist Claudia Alexander, last Galileo project manager, dies at 56

Scientists puzzle over Pluto’s polygons

New pictures relayed by the first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto show odd polygon-shaped features and smooth hills in an crater-free plain, indications that the icy world is geologically active, Ne

Scientists puzzle over Pluto’s polygons

China develops nonlethal weapon that uses microwave energy

China has developed a nonlethal, microwave-directed energy weapon that causes a unbearable burning sensation to its targets and can be used in crowd control, anti-pirate and anti-terrorism operations.

China develops nonlethal weapon that uses microwave energy

Soon, solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity

A team of researchers has taken an important step towards a solar cell that generates hydrogen. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and FOM Foundation presented a very promising prototyp

Soon, solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity

Frozen plains covering Pluto`s big `heart` discovered

The new close-up image of Pluto's surface by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows a vast, craterless frozen plain, no more than 100 million years old and possibly still changing.

Frozen plains covering Pluto`s big `heart` discovered

Massless particle for gen-next electronics found

A massless particle that eluded scientists for 85 years has been discovered and it could pave the way for faster and more efficient electronics and new types of quantum computing.

Massless particle for gen-next electronics found

3D printed skull implanted in 3-year-old Chinese girl

Chinese doctors have successfully implanted a 3D printed skull on a three-year-old girl with a 20 kg head after a 17-hour-long ground-breaking surgery.

3D printed skull implanted in 3-year-old Chinese girl

Is ‘icy’ winter age really coming by 2030?

Soak up that sun as much as you can as scientists have warned that we may face "Little Ice Age" by the year 2030.

Is ‘icy’ winter age really coming by 2030?

Polar bears end up ‘starving’ in summers at Arctic

Polar bears across the Arctic region are unable to cope up with food crisis during summers due to increased melting of ice, and end up starving.

Polar bears end up ‘starving’ in summers at Arctic

New species of bird-like dinosaur discovered in China

A newly identified species of feathered dinosaur in China is a close cousin of Velociraptor made famous by the Jurassic Park films and is the largest ever discovered to have a well-preserved set of bi

Dinosaur News

Climate checkup: Annual checkup of Earth’s climate says we’re in hotter water

In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water.

Climate checkup: Annual checkup of Earth’s climate says we’re in hotter water

Could bacteria control future robots?

Scientists have used a mathematical model to demonstrate that bacteria can control the behaviour of an inanimate device like a robot.

Could bacteria control future robots?

New device ‘Brinco’ predicts earthquake, tsunami

A new device that you can keep in your house can warn you when an earthquake or tsunami is detected in the local area.

New device ‘Brinco’ predicts earthquake, tsunami
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