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China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon

China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space programme, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

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NASA’s InSight lander ‘hears’ Martian wind

InSight sensors captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind, estimated to be blowing between 10 to 15 mph (5 to 7 metres a second) on December 1, from northwest to southeast, NAS

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NASA’s Mars InSight flexes robotic arm, captures new views

Latest images from NASA's Mars InSight lander -- which successfully touched down on the Red Planet last week -- show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting, the US space agency said.

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SpaceX with 6,000 pound of re-supply mission launched to ISS, says NASA

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying nearly 6,000 pound of research equipment, cargo and supplies has successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on Thursday.

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India’s wind power potential declining due to global warming change, says study

India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the US, is investing billions in wind power and has set the ambitious goal to double its capacity in the next five years, said res

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China aims at detailed 3D map of human brain

Chinese scientists are planning to draw the clearest yet three-dimensional map of the intricate neurons and blood vessels in the human brain.

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Now, get 14 GBPS internet speed! GSAT-11 to provide high bandwidth connectivity in India

GSAT-11 was shot to space at 2.07 am (IST). This was ISRO's second attempt after its first attempt resulted in a heartbreak in May in year. 

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PM Narendra Modi hails ISRO for GSAT-11 launch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of GSAT-11, saying the remarkable work of scientists inspired every Indian.

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India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 launched successfully

India's heaviest satellite GSAT-11, that would boost broadband services in the country, was successfully launched by an Arianespace rocket from the French Guiana in the early hours of Wednesday, the I

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SpaceX launches 64 small satellites in single mission

US-based private spaceflight company SpaceX launched Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in the state of California on Monday.

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Have trouble sleeping? Blame your phone! Here’s what scientists decode about migraine, insomnia, jet lag

Scientists have uncovered how artificial light from smartphones and computers can disrupt sleep, a finding which may lead to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disord

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Novel device can capture drinking water from air

Scientists have developed a simple device that can capture water from thin air, and release it when warmed by sunlight.

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First manned space mission to International Space Station launches since Soyuz failure

The first manned space mission to the International Space Station since an unprecedented accident in October, which raised concerns about Moscow's Soviet-designed spacecraft, will launch on Monday.

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NASA set to launch rocket to get a closer look at Earth’s leaky atmosphere

NASA is set to launch a sounding rocket to get a closer look at the how the Earth's atmosphere is slowly leaking into space.

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Himalayan earthquake to strike soon? Study warns of an impending mega disaster

The researchers followed the local geology and structural map published by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), besides using Google Earth and imagery from Indian space agency ISRO's Cartosat-1 satel

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What are the ethics of baby gene-editing?

A Chinese scientist's stunning claim he has pioneered the world's first genetically modified baby has suddenly made the eternal debate over ethics and emerging scientific capabilities pressing and rea

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NASA’s Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle

NASA's unmanned Martian quake sensor, InSight, has landed at a slight angle on the Red Planet, and experts are hopeful the spacecraft will work as planned, the US space agency said Friday.

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Team led by Indian-origin doctor generates 6 new antibodies to combat Zika

An antibody is a Y-shaped protein made by the immune system.

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The Great Blue Hole: Unknown life forms to stories of Mayans, explorers aim to uncover many secrets from thousands of years ago

Located 74 kilometres off the coast of Belize, the sinkhole is known for its crystal-clear water and its abundance of sharks and sea life.

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IIT Kharagpur study claims Antarctic Ozone hole on healing path

A research team of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur have come up with new data "confirming" that the Antarctic Ozone hole is on a "healing" path.

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NASA selects 9 US companies to make lunar robotic payloads

US-based space agency NASA on Thursday announced nine commercial American companies in a partnership to develop lunar robotic landers in the coming decade.

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Safely on Mars, InSight unfolds its arrays and snaps some pictures

After safely landing on Mars following its nearly seven month journey, NASA has released the first pictures taken by its InSight spacecraft, which has opened it solar arrays to charge batteries.

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Scientists develop ‘mini human placenta’ that may help prevent miscarriage, other reproductive disorders

Scientists have successfully created 'mini-placentas' that can provide a window into early pregnancy and help transform our understanding of reproductive disorders such as still-birth and miscarriage.

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World still isn’t ready for gene-edited babies, claim scientists

A group of leading scientists has declared that it's still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations, as a Chinese researcher claims to have done.

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ISRO successfully launches HysIS and 30 foreign satellites with PSLV C-43 rocket: All you need to know

The ISRO on Thursday launched the PSLV-C43/HysIS mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

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MIT scientists including one of Indian-origin develop cooling device that works without power

MIT scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a cooling device that can preserve food and medications in hot, remote locations without electricity or fossil fuel-generated power. The

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Countdown begins for launch of PSLV-C43

The 28-hour countdown for the launch of earth observation satellite HysISalong with 30 satellites from eight countries on board ISRO's trusted workhorse PSLV-C43 began at 5.58 AM on Wednesday.

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