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China plans to launch new lunar probe in November
Beijing | Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
China plans to launch the Chang'e-5 lunar probe at the end of November this year aboard the heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-5. ... read..


First signs of NASA overhaul under Trump administration
Washington | Monday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
With Donald Trump promising to "unlock the mysteries of space" in his time as US President during his inaugural address, NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot has taken over as its acting administrator. ... read..


Ants use sun, memories for 'backward' walk home
London | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Ants, which are famed for their highly developed work ethic, use the sun and memories of their surroundings to find the way home when they walk backward dragging a heavy load, scientists have found. ... read..


India headed for a green energy revolution: Harvard scientist
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Harvard chemist and energy innovator Daniel G. Nocera is a man on a "renewable" mission. The inventor of the artificial leaf and co-creator of its bionic version plans to launch a pilot of the advanced technology in India with the assertion that a "renewa ... read..


India, US must collaborate more on space research: NASA scientist
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
India and the US should collaborate more on space research programmes, a prominent scientist from the US space agency NASA stressed here on Saturday as he felicitated two young Indian astronomers who created history by discovering asteroids in 2010 that a ... read..


Humans wiped out megafauna in Australia
New York | Saturday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
The poop of some of the ancient huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia has indicated that the primary cause of their extinction was humans, not climate change. ... read..


New AI system can understand, see like humans
New York | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A new computational model performs at human levels when subjected to standard intelligence test, making artificial intelligence (AI) system at par with human understanding capabilities. ... read..


Is Wolf 1061c exoplanet next Earth?
New York | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
In an attempt to search for life outside Earth, an astronomer has studied an exoplanet called Wolf 1061 and found the celestial body could be habitable in the future. ... read..


Studying ant relocation amid environmental challenges to help humans adapt
Mohanpur (West Bengal) | Thursday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Researchers at IISER-Kolkata's Ant Lab here are exploring why ants take the risk and bear the cost of relocation, particularly in the face of environmental challenges such as rising temperatures and monsoon. ... read..


Decoded: Why male baboons commit domestic violence
New York | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Scarcity of food or other resources may drive some baboon males to attack and kill infants of their own kind, a study has found. ... read..


'Solar storm-induced blackouts can cost $40 bn daily'
New York | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could cost more than $40 billion to the US economy daily, a new study has found. ... read..


Intolerance, extremism major security threats: US Naval Commander
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Intolerance and religious extremism are major threats to global security, Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of the US Naval Forces Europe and Africa, said on Thursday. ... read..


New insight may lead to faster recharging batteries
London | Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Lithium batteries can be charged faster in the near future as scientists have got new insights into why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improve their performance. ... read..


Abolish old brick kilns to fight fog: Atmospheric scientist
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
In the wake of 15 schoolchildren dying in a tragic bus accident in Uttar Pradesh, reportedly due to foggy conditions, a renowned atmospheric scientist has called for an immediate end to practices that include the operation of traditional brick kilns in t ... read..


NASA aims to send spacecraft to giant 'metal' asteroid
New York | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
NASA is preparing to send a spacecraft to a giant "metal" asteroid that may tell scientists the secret of how our solar system was formed. ... read..


Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a moth specie! (With Images)
New York | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Scientists have named a species of moth after President-elect Donald Trump, days before he is to assume the office as the 45th President of the US. ... read..


NASA eyes Russian Soyuz trips to send crew to ISS
New York | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:06 PM IST
NASA is considering to acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported. ... read..


Diamonds in Nagaland? Very likely, say scientists
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:06 PM IST
The northeastern border state of Nagaland, recently projected by a geologist as a promising place to prospect for gold, may be springing another glittering surprise. ... read..


Decoded: What causes vision deterioration in astronauts
New York | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Vision deterioration in astronauts is likely owing to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure, say scientists, adding that using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem. ... read..


Bengaluru's hi-tech planetarium reopens for viewing cosmos
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium reopened here on Tuesday with a hybrid projector system for a breath-taking view of the universe. ... read..


'Black hole man of India' C.V. Vishveshwara dead
Kolkata/Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Veteran scientist C.V. Vishveshwara, known as a pioneer in black hole research in India, has died, researchers associated with LIGO said on Tuesday. ... read..


China to launch satellite for predicting earthquakes
Beijing | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
China will launch a satellite this year to gather electromagnetic data which may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes. ... read..


LIGO India likely to be commissioned in 2024
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:06 PM IST
The LIGO India project is likely to be commissioned in 2024 and its activities would require Indian universities churning out young researchers trained in the science to take up the mantle of exploration of the universe, an official of the international c ... read..


Researchers develop low-cost, efficient LED lighting
New York | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
At a time when existing LEDs are helping to keep electricity bills low, a group of scientists has developed a more efficient and low-cost alternative to the materials used in traditional LEDs. ... read..


Tigers may roam again in central Asia: Scientists
New York | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Caspian tigers who met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century may roam again in Central Asia thanks to a subspecies that is nearly identical, genetically, to the extinct big cats, say researchers. ... read..


Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Eugene A. Cernan, the commander of the Apollo 17 lunar-landing mission in 1972 and the last man to walk on the moon, died in Houston. He was 82. ... read..


Mobile game that allows you to grow plants on ISS
New York | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
US space agency NASA has launched a mobile game that allows gamers to grow virtual plants aboard the International Space Station (ISS). ... read..


Researchers find dark matter 'killing galaxies'
Sydney | Tuesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Australian astrophysicists have come a step closer to solving a galactic murder mystery on Tuesday when they studied the effects of dark matter in 11,000 galaxies, a media report said. ... read..


World's lightest watch unveiled in Geneva
London | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
The world's lightest mechanical watch revealed is a key step forward into the development of more widespread applications of graphene, officials at the University of Manchester said. ... read..


Scientists challenge fruit flies' alcohol tolerance theory
New York | Monday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Refuting a two-decade-old theory, US scientists have claimed that the common fruit fly's impressive tolerance for beer or wine may have nothing to do with the alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) protein in their body. ... read..


Don't miss Jupiter's Great Red Spot (With Image)
Washington | Monday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Scientists have released incredible new images of Jupiter megastorm from the data sent by its Juno probe that reveal a crescent Jupiter and the iconic Great Red Spot. ... read..


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