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Despite blast, Spacex has time to show readiness for missions: USAF

A Falcon 9 rocket accident last month should not eliminate SpaceX from the competition to launch a new GPS satellite, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Wednesday, since there would be "pl

Despite blast, Spacex has time to show readiness for missions: USAF

Torrential rains increasing in warming world: Study

Torrential rains have become more frequent worldwide since 1980, with Southeast Asia getting the biggest increase in downpours, a scientific study said on Tuesday.

Torrential rains increasing in warming world: Study

New sensor chip to detect prostate cancer early

Researchers have developed a smart sensor chip that can detect prostate cancer more accurately and efficiently than current tests which rely heavily on antibodies.

New sensor chip to detect prostate cancer early

New slimmer invisibility cloak designed

Researchers have designed a new cloaking device for hiding objects that overcomes some of the limitations of existing 'invisibility cloaks.'

New slimmer invisibility cloak designed

Global warming increases heavy rainfall trends over 30 years

Seems like this year's heavy rainfalls are breaking the records of past 30 years and as per the scientists global warming is to be blamed for it.

Global warming increases heavy rainfall trends over 30 years

SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch

SpaceX still is trying to figure out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but is getting close to an answer, the company's chief executive said Tuesday.

SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch

Giant Telescope: Trial alternative considered for Hawaii telescope protesters

Instead of a trial, most of the people arrested in April for blocking construction of a giant mountaintop telescope will likely participate in a Hawaiian culture-based form of mediation.

Giant Telescope: Trial alternative considered for Hawaii telescope protesters

ISRO set to launch five British satellites on July 10

Indian space agency on Wednesday morning began the countdown for the July 10 rocket launch that would carry five British satellites.

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New laser device to sniff out several diseases

Researchers are developing a new laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis that may be used to screen people for a range of diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancer

New laser device to sniff out several diseases

Dolphin brains have two areas linked to hearing

Scientists have for the first time mapped the sensory and motor systems in the brains of dolphins and found that at least two areas of the dolphin brain are associated with the auditory system, unlike

Dolphin brains have two areas linked to hearing

How new memories are formed in brain decoded

Neurons in a specific brain region play a key role in rapidly forming memories about every day events, a new study has found, paving the way for new methods to fight Alzheimer's and other neurological

How new memories are formed in brain decoded

Cause of Falcon rocket accident still eludes SpaceX, CEO says

SpaceX is still homing in on why its Falcon 9 rocket exploded after liftoff last week, unable to resolve conflicting data radioed back to the ground before the explosion, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday

Cause of Falcon rocket accident still eludes SpaceX, CEO says

New way to make biodegradable plastic cheaper, greener

Scientists have developed a novel technique to make production of biodegradable plastic cheaper and greener.

New way to make biodegradable plastic cheaper, greener

Philae comet may harbour alien life: Scientists

The comet landed on by the European spacecraft Philae could be teeming with alien microbial life, according to two leading UK astronomers.

Philae comet may harbour alien life: Scientists

Breakthrough: Gems on Mars could point to evidence of life on red planet

For the first time, researchers have discovered direct physical evidence of opals on Mars, a breakthrough that could help learn more about the red planet's past and whether it once held life.

Breakthrough: Gems on Mars could point to evidence of life on red planet

Seafaring spiders depend on their ‘sails’ and ‘anchors’

Spiders can travel large distances across water like ships, using their legs as sails and their silk as an anchor, a new study has found.

Seafaring spiders depend on their ‘sails’ and ‘anchors’

Climate change turning male dragon lizards into females

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that sex change in reptiles can occur naturally due to exposure to increased temperatures resulting from climate change.

Climate change turning male dragon lizards into females

“HEAT”Heat-related deaths will double in urban India by 2080: IIM, Ahmedabad

Heat-related mortalities will witness a two-fold increase in urban areas of India by 2080, a study done by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) predicts.

“HEAT”Heat-related deaths will double in urban India by 2080: IIM, Ahmedabad

Five ‘supermassive’ black holes discovered

Five supermassive black holes that were previously hidden by clouds of dust and gas have been discovered by astronomers who suggest that millions of concealed monster black holes exist in the universe

Five ‘supermassive’ black holes discovered

French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe

A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar panels into the grid has shown that battery storage of renewable energy is not yet economically v

French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe

Viaducts with wind turbines claimed as new source of energy generation

Trying out new ways to generate electricity, scientists now claim that wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity.

Viaducts with wind turbines claimed as new source of energy generation

Universe may have fewer galaxies than expected

A new study has shown that Universe may contain fewer galaxies than what was expected. According to Michigan State University associate professor Brian O'Shea, earlier estimates had placed the number

Universe may have fewer galaxies than expected

Bees’ DNA ‘soup’ may shed light into species’ decline

Scientists have found that directly looking into the extracted "soup" of bees' DNA could help conservationists understand and even reverse their decline.

Bees’ DNA ‘soup’ may shed light into species’ decline

Early exposure to cat urine makes mice less likely to escape

Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not avoid the same odour, and therefore they are less likely to escape from their feline predators, later in life, a new study

Early exposure to cat urine makes mice less likely to escape

NASA’s New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

NASA scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons spacecraft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto.

NASA’s New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

Sahara desert once contained the world’s largest lake; it died in ‘few hundred years’!

The Sahara desert contained the world's largest freshwater lake until it evaporated in just a few hundred years, a new study has found.

Sahara desert once contained the world’s largest lake; it died in ‘few hundred years’!

Nobel laureates call for action on climate change

Comparing the threat of climate change to that of a nuclear war, a group of 30 Nobel laureates including India's Kailash Satyarthi have called upon the nations of the world to take decisive action to

Nobel laureates call for action on climate change
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