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Chinese airline completes cooking oil fuel flight

Chinese airline today completed the country's first commercial flight using biofuel, made from waste cooking oil...

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Solar eclipse sweeps across Atlantic, visible only from remote islands

A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon set to block out the sun for a few thousand sky gazers...

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Moon’s most unusual volcano more massive than thought

Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption 3.5 billion years ago...

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Over million young stars found in nearby galaxy

Astronomers have discovered more than a million young stars forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near Milky Way.

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NASA spacecraft finds mysterious dust cloud on Mars

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere...

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Saturn-like ring system detected around minor planet Chiron

There are only 5 bodies in our solar system that are known to bear rings - Saturn and to a lesser extent, rings of gas and dust encircling Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.

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Star leaving Milky Way at record speeds detected

Astronomers have identified the fastest ever star on an escape trajectory from the Milky Way - travelling at a record breaking speed of 1,200 km per second.

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Nvidia GPUs help unravel “Origami-like” behavior of human genome

Using Nvidia GPUs, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, MIT and Harvard University have for the first time mapped how the human genome...

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NASA to test new augmented reality glasses for astronauts

NASA is developing augmented reality glasses that could help ISS astronauts carry out difficult repairs in space...

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Jupiter’s largest moon definitely has an ocean: NASA

Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, definitely has an underground ocean, researchers said...

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NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take...

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Human-dominated epoch started in 1610: Study

The human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610...

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Rocky grains stir theories of life on Saturn moon

Grains of rock spewed into deep space suggest a small moon of Saturn has hydrothermal vents, boosting theories it may harbour microbial life, scientists said today.

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Milky Way much larger than thought: Study

The Milky Way galaxy is at least 50 per cent larger than commonly estimated, according to a new study which found that the galactic disk is contoured into several concentric ripples.

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Solar Impulse 2 plane aiming for first round-the-world flight lands in India; to fly for 6 months

The Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Ahmedabad. The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in India on Wednesday...

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Solar powered aircraft SI-2 lands in Ahmedabad

Solar Impulse 2, claimed to be the world’s only solar-powered aircraft, which is on an around-the-world journey, landed here tonight. It hovered in the sky over the city for more than 30 minutes

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Curiosity to resume use of robotic arm: NASA

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is expected to resume movements of its robotic arm this week while analysis...

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New energy device may power life on Mars

A new type of engine that harvests energy from carbon dioxide could power life on Mars, scientists say.

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Next breakthrough to come from micro venture innovation finance: President Pranab Mukherjee

Citing India's long tradition of grassroot innovations, President Pranab Mukherjee has said the next major breakthrough in the country will come via micro venture innovation finance.

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Mud may have preserved ‘oldest human brain’ for 2500 years

A human brain in the UK, believed to be the oldest ever discovered, may have been preserved for over 2,500 years by mud, archaeologists say.

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Mars had ocean with more water than Arctic

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean but the Red Planet lost 87 per cent of that water to space, a new study has found.

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IIT developing bio-hydrogen fuel from waste

Aiming to generate clean fuel from waste, a large-scale bio-reactor plant for producing hydrogen on a pilot level would be ready at IIT Kharagpur...

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Hubble sees supernova split into four images

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images by cosmic lens.

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft creates history, reaches dwarf planet Ceres’ orbit

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has created history by becoming the first mission to achieve orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres...

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Ceres, the mysterious dwarf planet, in spotlight: 5 things to know

After a nearly eight-year journey, which included a stopover at the asteroid Vesta, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now circling the dwarf planet Ceres on a 16-month mission.

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Astronomers view four images of a supernova, in a first

Astronomers observed four versions of a supernova thanks to the gravity of a cluster of galaxies...

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Massive planet with four stars found

Astronomers using a telescope, fitted with an optics system developed by Indian researchers and colleagues, have discovered a massive planet...

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