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India’s CDAC, France’ Atos sign contract on supercomputers

India's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing and France's IT services company Atos Saturday signed a three-year industrial contract for designing, building and installing the BullSequana, its

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MIT scientists invent new method to shrink 3D objects to nanoscale

The scientists at MIT have invented a way to develop nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape, which could be used in many fields -- from optics to medicine to robotics.

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NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space

NASA has pinpointed the exact landing location of its newly launched InSight lander, using a powerful camera onboard another of the agency's spacecraft, hovering around the Red Planet.

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NASA seeks US partners to develop reusable systems for Moon mission

NASA is set to work with American companies to design and develop new reusable systems, in a major step to land astronauts on the surface of the Moon.

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Organic food worse for climate, says study

Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden developed a new method for assessing the climate impact from land-use, and used this, along with other methods, to compare organic and

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Hubble Space Telescope discovers planet vanishing at record speed

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a planet roughly the size of Neptune, evaporating at a rate 100 times faster than a previously identified exoplanet of similar size.

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Australia to provide support for European Space Agency’s tracking station

In a first an Australian body has been chosen to take over day-to-day operations at the European Space Agency's (ESA) deep space tracking centre, it was announced on Friday.

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Indian Ocean may play bigger role in driving climate change

The Indian Ocean played a far greater role in driving climate change during the last ice age than previously believed, and may disrupt tropical climate again in the future, a study has found.

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New foldable drone can squeeze through narrow gaps

Scientists have created a drone that can fold its wings mid-flight to squeeze through narrow gaps -- such as a crack in a wall or a partially open window.

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NASA’s Juno set to reach halfway mark of Jupiter mission

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft will soon reach the halfway point in data collection of Jupiter when it makes its 16th science pass of the gas giant, the US space agency said

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ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-7A on December 19

India will launch its latest communication satellite, GSAT-7A from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 on December 19, Indian Space R

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InSight lander takes its first selfie on Mars, says NASA

NASA's InSight spacecraft has used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images, the US space agency said.

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Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station

Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official

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NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu

NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has found water locked inside the asteroid Bennu -- a remnant from early in the format

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NASA’s Voyager 2 probe travels beyond solar wind bubble on longest running mission

The US-based space agency NASA's probe Voyager 2 has exited the heliosphere, the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun, enveloping its planets.

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Country’s heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 in designated orbit, says ISRO

The country's heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 has been placed in its designated geostationary orbit at an altitude of about 36,000 km after four orbit-raising manoeuvres, the Indian Space Res

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Large Hadron Collider, world’s largest particle smasher takes 2-year break: CERN

Civil engineering works for the HL-LHC that started in June this year will continue, new galleries will be connected to the LHC tunnel, and new powerful magnet and superconducting technologies will be

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Trove of new planets could be hiding in cosmic dust, says study

"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming in the cosmic dust around young stars in much greater numbers than previously estimated, a study has found.

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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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