China aims for manned moon landing by 2036

The country also plans to land the first probe ever on the dark side of the moon in 2018, another milestone.

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NASA-inspired ‘miracle suit’ saving new mothers from death, including in India

Inspired by NASA research on inflated anti-gravity suit or G-suit, "miracle suits" are helping new mothers survive blood loss after birth in developing countries, including in India.

IRNSS-1G launch: PM Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee & other leaders congratulate ISRO for India’s own GPS

"Congratulations to ISRO team on successful launch of PSLV-C33 carrying IRNSS-1G," the President wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

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ISRO’s IRNSS-1G: PM Narendra Modi terms India’s own GPS ‘Navic’; calls it an example of ‘Make in India’

PM Modi termed ISRO's IRNSS as 'Navic', inviting SAARC nations to "navigate with Indian constellation" of satellites.

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Sunita Williams trains with gen-next spaceflight simulators

Indian-American Sunita Williams and other NASA commercial crew astronauts have tested a new generation of training simulators to prepare for launch, flight and returns aboard a Boeing spacecraft that

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Isro’s IRNSS-1G navigation satellite launched from Sriharikota: Top 7 things to know about India’s own GPS

Isro's IRNSS-1G navigation satellite launched on Thursday from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh carrying India's seventh and last navigation satellite.

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ISRO successfully launches IRNSS-1G satellite from Sriharikota; India gets its own GPS

ISRO's IRNSS-1G: The flawless launch from Sriharikota, the seventh satellite in the navigation system, marks a big milestone for India as it gets its own GPS.


Dinosaur die-off not a result of volcanoes in India: Study

Volcanic eruptions in what is now India did not lead to the extinction of the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago, a new study suggests.


IRNSS: India closer to its own GPS; ISRO’s IRNSS-1G satellite to launch on April 28

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System comprising seven satellites would be able to provide navigation system with much better accuracy and targeted position.


Countdown for ISRO’s navigation satellite IRNSS-IG begins in Sriharikota

The 51:30 hour countdown for the April 28 launch of the country's seventh and final navigation satellite, IRNSS-1G, on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle- C33 from the spaceport of Sriharikota, abou

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ISRO: 51.30 hour PSLV-XL countdown starts for launch of India’s IRNSS-1G navigation satellite

"The countdown started at 9.20 a.m. The rocket PSLV-XL (polar satellite launch vehicle) will blast off from the first launch pad at 12.50 p.m. on April 28," P.Kunhikrishnan, director, Satish Dhawan Sp

Make your own auto fuel with used cooking oil

Do not throw away leftover cooking oil. You can convert it into biodiesel in a microwave and use that to run your car. Turning cooking oil into auto fuel in an economical way is now possible with a ne

Ashes from ‘nearby’ supernova explosion 2.3 mn years ago, still raining on Earth

It's still raining ashes on Earth. A team of scientists has found that majority of cosmic rays raining on earth today were sent by a nearby supernova about 2.3 million years ago.

Microscopic ‘timers’ reveal likely source of cosmic rays: NASA

Microscopic "timers" have revealed the likely source of galactic radiation that we detect at Earth. Most of the cosmic rays originated relatively recently in the nearby clusters of massive stars, acco

Dark matter isn’t made of certain axion-like particles

A team of researchers has ruled some axion-like particles out as the dark matter's content. Physicists are still struggling with the conundrum of identifying more than 80 percent of the matter in the

Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ reveal how Zika virus takes its toll

A team of researchers has discovered how the Zika virus stunts head and brain development, thanks to 'mini-brains'.

NASA set to build an array of new X-planes

NASA scientists are preparing to put in the sky an array of new X-planes or experimental aircraft - including a quiet supersonic jet - to demonstrate advanced technologies that will push back the fron

Wives become less stressed after husband’s death: Study

Marriage has long been thought to be beneficial, but a new study suggests that widows suffer less stress and frailty than women whose husbands are still alive.

ISRO’s rocket technology to power human hearts

Rocket science may not be able to fix broken hearts, but very soon technology mastered at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) may be able to help patients who are in need for a heart transpl

Blocking a molecule may help better treat asthma

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that blocking a certain signalling molecule may alleviate the symptoms of asthma, a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for sufferers

Flight test of RLV-TD next month end: ISRO Chief A S Kiran Kumar

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will flight test RLV-TD, a new generation reusable launch vehicle that can re-enter the atmosphere, next month end, the agency Chairman A S Kiran Kumar sa


NASA: Hubble Space Telescope spots super-hot star ‘inflating’ giant bubble, 7,100 light-years from Earth

To mark the 26th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have unveiled an image captured by it of an enormous bubble being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star

Monkey mariners made monumental migration 21 million years ago

Monkeys resembling today's capuchins accomplished the astonishing feat of crossing at least 100 miles (160 km) of open ocean 21 million years ago to get from South America to North America eons before

US space industry opposes use of ISRO launch vehicles; says tough to compete

Corporate leaders and officials of the fast-emerging American private space industry said it would be tough for them to compete against low-cost ISRO launch vehicles.


Dinosaurs struggled to survive long before asteroid hit

Dinosaurs struggled to survive for tens of millions of years before they finally went extinct, an event widely blamed on the environmental fallout from an asteroid strike, researchers have said.

Chinese scientists successfully develop embryos in space

Chinese scientists said that they have successfully developed early-stage mouse embryos in space for the first time on a retrievable microgravity satellite set to return to Earth next week.


‘Param Kanchenjunga’ fastest supercomputer among NITs

The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim has recently established a supercomputer 'Param Kanchenjunga', which is said to be fastest among all 31 NITs, an official said.

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