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Scientists develop stealth sheet to escape infrared cameras
Washington | Sunday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
American researchers have developed a stealth sheet that can help objects and people to hide from infrared cameras, a media report said. ... read..


SpaceX set to launch 15th re-supply mission to ISS
Washington | Saturday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
NASA's commercial cargo provider SpaceX is set to launch its 15th re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 29, the US space agency said. ... read..


First satellite to collect space junk set deployed from ISS
London | Saturday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The first-ever satellite to test possible solutions in cleaning up space junk has been deployed by the International Space Station (ISS) and would soon begin experiments in orbit. ... read..


Desire to protect fans lead to football hooliganism
Washington D.C., [USA] | June 23, 2018 4:11:28 PM IST
The desire to protect and defend other fans is one of the main reasons behind the consistency of football hooliganism. ... read..


Astronomers identify nearly 80 exoplanets in record time
Washington | Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Scientists have discovered nearly 80 new planetary candidates, amid some 50,000 stars, in a record two weeks after the data from the K2 mission's -- the follow-up mission to NASA's Kepler Space Telescope -- was available. ... read..


Hiding from infrared cameras is now possible
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | June 22, 2018 11:41:34 PM IST
A team of researchers has come up with a technology that can hide hot objects from infrared scanners. ... read..


Water quality testing brings Kentucky and eastern Indian students together
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
Students from ten schools of east India and twelve from US' Kentucky state collaborated in a project culminating on Friday that explored water quality in the two far-off parts of the globe. ... read..


Long-extinct gibbon skeleton found in ancient Chinese tomb
London | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have identified a new genus and species of now extinct gibbon in the tomb of an ancient Chinese noble woman. ... read..


Gorilla Koko who mastered sign language dies
New York | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Koko the gorilla, who appeared on National Geographic magazine cover, could chat, tease and even argue with scientists using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46. ... read..


Scientists discover 27 new viruses in bees
Washington D.C. [USA] | June 22, 2018 6:41:36 AM IST
An evidence of 27 new, previously unknown viruses in bees has been found by a team of international researchers. ... read..


India discovers sub-Saturn size planet
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
The Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) has discovered a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet (with mass equivalent to 27 Earths and size six times of Earth's radius) around a Sun-like star, an official statement said on Thursday. ... read..


How do dogs understand human emotions?
London | Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Ever wondered how your canine is able to read your facial expressions, understand the tone of your voice? It is because they use different parts of their brains to process negative and positive human emotions, a study says. ... read..


Why humans transitioned from claws to nails
New York | Thursday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Ever imagined why humans transitioned from having claws to nails? It is because we humans developed complex social structures and can rely on others for grooming, finds a study. ... read..


Now, see what Himalayas have in store
Colorado, [USA] | June 21, 2018 5:11:29 PM IST
Turns out, people know more about Mars than about the young Himalayan ranges. ... read..


NASA releases national strategy to defend Earth from asteroid attack
Washington | Thursday, 2018 2:15:44 PM IST
In a key step to defend Earth from potentially devastating risks of near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets -- whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth, NASA has released a federal planning document. ... read..


NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm
Washington | Thursday, 2018 2:15:39 PM IST
With NASA engineers yet to make contact with the Opportunity Mars rover due to a massive storm on the Red Planet, scientists are pinning their hopes on learning more about Martian dust storms from images captured by the Curiosity probe. ... read..


Indian tree seed to bring water to millions
Washington D.C. [USA] | June 21, 2018 1:41:46 PM IST
Researchers have claimed that a seed from an Indian tree could bring water to millions of people around the world. ... read..


Here's how dryness is aiding disease transmission
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | June 20, 2018 10:41:35 PM IST
Turns out, dryness in the zone can be a potent adversary to healthy individuals. ... read..


New NASA instrument to monitor plant water use from space
Washington | Wednesday, 2018 5:15:08 PM IST
NASA plans to install on the International Space Station (ISS) an instrument that will measure the temperature of plants from space, enabling researchers to determine plant water use and to study how drought conditions affect plant health. ... read..


Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work
Washington | Wednesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets. ... read..


A solution to limit Asia's growing water shortage
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | June 19, 2018 11:11:33 PM IST
Experts have found a way to reduce the risk of severe water-access problems in Asia, a new study has claimed. ... read..


Mammals turning nocturnal to avoid human contact
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | June 19, 2018 7:11:40 PM IST
Turns out, mammals are going to lengths to avoid human contact. ... read..


Current targets to protect environment not enough
Queensland, [Australia] | June 19, 2018 3:11:47 PM IST
According to a recent study, the current targets set to protect the environment are really not enough. ... read..


Trump orders creation of 'Space Force'
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:08 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of a "Space Force", saying it would be "separate but equal" from the Air Force, the media reported. ... read..


Potential disease-fighting 'warheads' may be hidden in bacteria
Washington D.C. [USA] | June 19, 2018 6:41:43 AM IST
The bacteria found in soil may harbor a potential game-changer for drug design, a study has found. ... read..


Mystery unfolds about Martian rock formation
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | June 18, 2018 10:41:49 PM IST
Scientists have found the answer to the mystery behind a rock formation on Mars, a new research has claimed. ... read..


E-textiles to control home appliances
Bengaluru | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Too lazy to get up from the bed to switch off your TV or the oven in the kitchen? ... read..


Rise in sea temperature affect Albatross survival
Washington DC, [USA] | June 18, 2018 3:11:32 PM IST
According to a recent study, sudden change in sea surface temperature affects the survival of black-browed albatross of Kerguelen Island. ... read..


Volcanic eruptions behind mysterious Martian rock formation: Study
Washington | Monday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the probable source of a mysterious Martian rock formation near the planet's equator, says a new study. ... read..


Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month
Washington | Monday, 2018 1:45:06 PM IST
Star gazers could have a good view of the Red Planet next month as Mars is set to come to the closest point to Earth since 2003 when it reaches opposition with the Sun in late July. ... read..


Dispersal ability may be linked to plants' life cycles
Washington D.C. [U.S.A] | June 18, 2018 9:41:32 AM IST
Plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on with the business of propagation, finds a study. ... read..


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