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'Sensory skin' to detect damage outside spacecraft
Washington | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Scientists at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are developing a system that acts like a sensory skin to help astronauts to know exactly when the outside of their spacecraft has been damaged. ... read..


NASA mission to study cosmic material between stars
Washington | Sunday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
NASA has announced plans to launch a balloon-borne observatory to study the emissions from the cosmic material found between stars, known as the interstellar medium. ... read..


Humans, smartphones often fail to detect morph photos
London | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
A group of researchers has demonstrated that both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards. ... read..


Quadruped robot can change steps with speed
Tokyo | Sunday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
In a first, a research group has found that by changing only its parameter related to speed, a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its steps. ... read..


NASA's Juno probe set for fifth close flyby of Jupiter
Washington | Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
NASA said its Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday. ... read..


This algorithm can predict users' affinity towards mobile game
London | Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Researchers have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. ... read..


Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plants
Shimla | Saturday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce, an official said on Saturday. ... read..


Brtish teenager points out error in NASA data
London | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
A 17-year-old Brtish teenager pointed out a major error in a set of data that NASA collects from the International Space Station (ISS), the media reported. ... read..


A simple route to developing new sensors
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, there's more to a material used for decades to colour food items than meets the eye. ... read..


Purest, most massive brown dwarf identified
London | Saturday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
A record breaking brown dwarf -- a star too small for nuclear fusion -- with the purest composition and the highest mass yet known has been identified by an international team of astronomers. ... read..


Experiencing Aurora Australis 'alters' passengers' lives!
London [UK] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Following a huge explosion of magnetic field and plasma from the Sun's corona, Tasmania's skyline has been aglow in recent days - with vivid purple and green lights illuminating the horizon. ... read..


Astronauts to spacewalk for orbiting lab's upgrade
Washington | Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Starting Friday, Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) to prepare for the future arrival of commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware, NASA said. ... read..


Gravitational waves boot monster black hole from galactic core
Washington | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
NASA's Hubble space telescope has detected a supermassive black hole that has been kicked out of the centre of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves. ... read..


Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative
Dhaka | Thursday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to formally join New Delhi's 'South Asia Satellite' initiative, through which the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite for serving the South Asia region. ... read..


Weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce likelihood of measles outbreak: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
According to a new study, places which have weaker non-medical exemption policies for vaccinations can reduce the likelihood of a measles outbreak 140 to 190 percent by strengthening them. ... read..


A new species of terrestrial crab found in Hong Kong
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
What the CRAB! ... read..


Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Higher level of blood sugar and insulin resistance, accompanied by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance, says a new study. ... read..


ISRO working on systems to forecast natural disasters
New Delhi [India] | March 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on systems to forecast the natural disasters that could be used as input by States/disaster management agencies. ... read..


34 Indian scientists to meet Nobel laureates in Germany
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
As many as 34 young Indian scientists have been invited for the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany from June 25 to 30, it was announced on Wednesday. ... read..


Despite global warming, these underwater species still serve as source of food
Washington D.C.[USA] | March 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A recent research suggests that essential microscopic creatures which produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere can rapidly adapt to global warming. ... read..


Does universe have a time frame?
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Has anybody ever wondered whether our universe has a resting time frame? A researcher is conducting an experiment to find this out. ... read..


Gel-like coating can boost lithium-sulfur battery performance
New York | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Scientists have developed an ultra-thin gel-like coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries. ... read..


Rosetta probe records growing crack on comet
New York | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
A large and growing crack on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko recorded by European Space Agency's Rosetta mission suggests that the comet might split up one day, says a new study. ... read..


Seoul says Pyongyang failed in missile test (Lead)
Seoul | Wednesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that North Korea failed in its test-firing of a missile that was believed to have exploded in the air, a media report said. ... read..


NASA prepares 'futuristic' clock for space
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
In a key advance for safely navigating future human exploration of the solar system, NASA said it is set to send its next-generation atomic clock to space in late 2017. ... read..


Seoul confirms Pyongyang missile test failure
Seoul | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
North Korea test-fired missiles on Wednesday but apparently ended in failure, South Korea's military said. ... read..


David Attenborough has 430m-yr-old shrimp ancestor named after him
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
He already had a research ship, dinosaur and flightless weevil named after him and now, Sir David Attenborough's hat has got another feather in the form of a 430 million-year-old shrimp ancestor. ... read..


Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of scientists has brought fresh hope to alcoholics as they are trying to find out whether or not treating the addiction is as simple as popping over-the-counter pills. ... read..


Women scientists focus of three Indian science journals
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Three Indian scientific journals have featured, for the first time since their inception, special sections on women scientists to highlight their work and encourage younger counterparts to take up active scientific careers. ... read..


'Tree-on-a-chip' can passively pump water for days
New York | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their collaborators have designed a microfluidic device they call a "tree-on-a-chip" which mimics the pumping mechanism of trees and plants. ... read..


SpaceX studying landing spots on Mars with NASA
New York | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
US-based aerospace company SpaceX is working with NASA to identify landing spots on Mars for its spacecraft. ... read..


Wild chimps 'surprisingly' live longer!
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Our close primate relatives, chimpanzees, have longer life span, if kept under the right ecological conditions. ... read..


Mars' volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct same time
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
The last volcanic activity on the Red Planet ceased about 50 million years ago -- around the time when our planet's plant and animal species, including dinosaurs, went extinct, reveals new research. ... read..


Need to strengthen ties with US academics: Expert
Toronto | Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
In the face of a travel ban issued by US President Donald Trump, academics must strengthen, rather than sever, ties to the country, an expert has suggested. ... read..


NASA adds four teams to study solar system
New York | Sunday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
NASA has added four new teams to study the Moon, near-Earth asteroids and other components of the solar system. ... read..


Why jokes are funny? Ask quantum theory
Toronto | Sunday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 789. Whether this pun makes you giggle or groan in pain, your reaction is a consequence of the ambiguity of the joke. ... read..


Human skull hole evolved with walking on two legs (With Image)
New York | Sunday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
The evolution of human skull took place along with two-legged walking, researchers have confirmed. ... read..


Reviving Assam's ancient herbal ink
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Unravelling the science behind Assam's ancient herbal ink Mahi, researchers are now planning to recreate the lost techniques of manuscript writing, a work they say is linked to the marketing of heritage tourism and the development of eco-friendly technolo ... read..


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