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Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket all set for 100th launch on Sep 25
Chennai | Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Arianespace SA's heavy lift rocket Ariane 5's 100th launch slated for September 25 has been cleared for liftoff from the spaceport in French Guiana, the company said. ... read..


Platforms to avoid last-minute hassles while bidding goodbye to Bappa
New Delhi [India] | September 22, 2018 1:41:31 PM IST
As we come close to the day when we say goodbye to Ganpati Bappa, the excitement and the tension increases to manage the last day celebrations. ... read..


NASA to conduct contest to name next Mars rover in 2019
Washington | Saturday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
NASA is on the look out for a partner to conduct a contest among students to name the agency's next rover to the Red Planet -- the Mars 2020 mission -- in the 2019 academic year. ... read..


NASA balloon mission may help improve weather forecasting
Washington | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
The images of a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds on the cusp of our atmosphere captured by a new NASA balloon mission may lead to improved weather forecasting, the US space agency has said. ... read..


Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago
Canberra | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
A new study has revealed that the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record lived 558 million years ago. ... read..


New nano-filter cleans water 100 times faster: Scientists
Canberra | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST
Australian scientists said on Friday that they have developed a nano-filter that can clean contaminated water 100 times faster than the current technology, pointing to better access to the crucial resource worldwide. ... read..


MHA to set up emergency control room with ISRO help
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
The Union Home Ministry (MHA) on Thursday roped in Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for setting up a state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in the MHA. ... read..


New multifunctional robotic 'skins' can assist in Mars exploration
New York | Thursday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have developed a new "robotic skins" technology that allows users to turn everyday objects into robots as well as help astronauts for Mars exploration where the environment is unpredictable. ... read..


ESA's Gaia detects unexpected disruption in Milky Way
Barcelona | Thursday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
The Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that likely took place sometime in the past 300-900 million years and set millions of stars moving like ripples in a pond, the European Space Agency (ESA) has said. ... read..


NASA's Parker Solar Probe sends back first images
Washington | Thursday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Just over a month into its seven-year mission to touch the Sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has beamed back the first-light data from each of its four instrument suites, the US space agency said. ... read..


Globalisation a prehistoric practice?
Washington DC, [USA] | September 19, 2018 10:41:29 PM IST
A recent study has found that ancient civilizations engaged in globalisation more than previously believed, suggesting that an integrated global economy is nothing new and may have benefited societies for ages. ... read..


Alibaba developing quantum chips to power diverse industries (LEAD)
Hangzhou (China) | Wednesday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
China's e-tailer giant Alibaba group is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Australian students use robotics to design room that changes shape
Sydney | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:29 PM IST
Combining machine learning and kinetic architecture, a team of computational design students in Australia have developed a unique origami-style meeting room that can learn human behaviour and change shape in response to the behaviour of people. ... read..


I underwent untold misery, suffering: Nambi Narayanan
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:19 PM IST
Days after the Supreme Court cleared his name in a so-called spy scandal, former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan alleged on Wednesday that he had to undergo "untold misery" and "suffering" when he was jailed. ... read..


NASA's newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
NASA's newest planet hunter telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has now shared the first science image that it captured as part of its initial round of data collection. ... read..


Refurbished KAPS-2 nuclear plant in Gujarat attains 'criticality'
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
Two years after the shut down of the Kakrapur Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1&2) due to a leak at Surat in south Gujarat, it's Unit 2 attained 'criticality' early on Monday after undergoing a renovation and modernization programme, a top official said here. ... read..


Do you know eyes have natural version for night vision?
Washington D.C. [USA] | September 17, 2018 6:11:37 AM IST
Turns out, eyes have a natural version for night vision. According to a recent study, to see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing cells to create a kind of night vision. ... read..


India's PSLV rocket successfully puts into orbit two UK satellites (Second Lead)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Sunday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
India on Sunday night successfully put into orbit two British earth observation satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, in copy book style. ... read..


Indian rocket lifts off with two earth observation satellites from UK (Lead)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Sunday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully with two British satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, from the rocket port here on Sunday night. ... read..


Indian rocket lifts off with two earth observation satellites from UK
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Sunday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully with two British satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 from the rocket port here on Sunday night. ... read..


Carbon from polluted air is reaching placenta: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | September 16, 2018 10:41:27 PM IST
Turns out, soot from polluted air can affect the placenta. ... read..


Here's how air pollution affects foetal development
Washington D.C. [USA] | September 16, 2018 5:11:33 PM IST
For the first time, researchers have found evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, in placentas. ... read..


Hubble's new campaign to observe early galaxy formations
Washington | Sunday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Hubble Space Telescope has embarked on a new campaign to help astronomers better understand the distribution of galaxies in the early universe and the conditions that led to their formation, the US space agency has said. ... read..


India will fly its first small rocket next year: ISRO Chairman
Chennai | Saturday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
The Indian space agency expects to fly its first small rocket with a carrying capacity of about 500-700 kg sometime next year, according to a top official. ... read..


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