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India adds GSAT-17 to its communication satellite fleet
Chennai | Thursday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
India on Thursday added GSAT-17 to its fleet of communication satellites after it was launched into orbit by heavy lift rocket Ariane 5 from Kourou in French Guiana, said European Space Agency Arianespace. ... read..


Indian students win global aerospace competition
Dehradun | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Students from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) here have left behind 39 teams from across the world by winning the first position at the global aerospace competition CanSat held in Texas, US, this year. ... read..


Israeli Nobel laureates laud Modi
Lindau (Germany) | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Excited over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Israel, Israeli Nobel laureates have called him "courageous" and "honest" and expressed confidence in his abilities to "fix" India. ... read..


Astronomers discover orbiting supermassive black holes
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
In what is being hailed as a "groundbreaking discovery", astronomers have for the first time observed two supermassive black holes orbiting around each other in a distant galaxy. ... read..


GSAT-17 launch to augment India's communication satellites fleet
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:06 PM IST
India on Thursday will augment its fleet of communication satellites with the launch of GSAT-17 through Ariane 5 rocket, said the European Space Agency Arianespace. ... read..


NASA a step closer to building quieter supersonic X-plane
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
In a major step towards building an actual X-plane, NASA has completed the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. ... read..


Water exists in two different forms, shows a study
London | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Water comes in two different forms -- low density and high density, new research has found. ... read..


'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
New York | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Using machine learning algorithm, US researchers have developed a novel brain imaging technology that can "read minds" and identify complex thoughts with 87 per cent accuracy. ... read..


Uranus' unusual rotation creates light switch effect: Study
New York | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Uranus' magnetosphere -- the region defined by the icy planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it -- gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet, scientists have discovered. ... read..


'India rejigging bilateral science schemes to fit in with national plans'
Lindau (Germany) | Tuesday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
India is reorienting some of its bilateral science and technology schemes with partnering nations to fit in with its national priorities such as Make in India and Smart City project, according to a top Indian official. ... read..


2nd n-plant at Kudankulam to restart generation soon
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will restart generation soon, said a senior official of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). ... read..


NASA says no pending announcement on alien life
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
US space agency NASA said that it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life, following a wave of media reports that it was about to announce the evidence of alien life. ... read..


India should aim to get 40% electricity from n-power by 2050: Former AEC chief (Interview)
Moscow | Monday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, says former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief M R Srinivasan. ... read..


Breakthrough made in drought-resistant crops development
Canberra | Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
A team of Australian researchers believes that they have made a breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops after being able to "close the pores" on leaves. ... read..


SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches
Los Angeles | Monday, 2017 10:16:05 AM IST
SpaceX has completed two back-to-back successful missions this weekend, the company's quickest launch turnaround yet, the media reported. ... read..


New design improves flexible wearable electronics' performance
New York | Sunday, 2017 2:15:47 PM IST
Engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that can rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy. ... read..


Mysterious Mars-sized object lurking at edge of solar system
New York | Sunday, 2017 2:15:37 PM IST
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found evidence of an unknown, Mars-sized "planetary mass object" lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system. ... read..


SpaceX launches Bulgarian satellite on reused first stage
Washington | Saturday, 2017 12:45:19 PM IST
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Bulgarian communications satellite, a mission that marked the second time the company reused the rockets first stage. ... read..


Proud of Indian scientists working on world's largest telescope: Minister
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday praised Indian scientists for their contribution toward the world's biggest telescope -- Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which is under development. ... read..


Team that built world's lightest satellite 'KalamSat' felicitated
Chennai | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
A young team that built the world's lightest and first 3D printed satellite "KalamSat", launched by the US space agency NASA on Thursday, was felicitated by a social group here on Friday. ... read..


Shape of bird egg related to flight ability
New York | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
In what could perhaps crack the long-term mystery behind the astonishing variety of bird egg shapes, an international team of researchers has found that the egg shape is related to flight ability, with good fliers tending to lay pointy or elliptical eggs. ... read..


Congratulations pour in for ISRO on new milestone
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
Congratulations poured in for ISRO on Friday after it successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries, with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra ... read..


Decade-old wait ends as NIUSAT put into orbit
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
It was a proud moment for Noorul Islam University on Friday as the Indian rocket PSLV lifted off successfully with the varsity-made nano satellite NIUSAT along with ISRO's Cartosat and 29 co-passenger foreign satellites. ... read..


India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit (Roundup)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries. ... read..


NASA to support ESA's gravitational wave space mission
Washington | Friday, 2017 1:15:06 PM IST
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) to study gravitational waves in space - a mission in which NASA will partner with ESA in design, development, operations and data analysis. ... read..


ISRO crosses double century mark in launching foreign satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
The Indian space agency on Friday crossed the double century mark in launching foreign satellites by putting into orbit 29 satellites belonging to overseas customers. ... read..


Scientists understand the formation of sun's spicules
Washington D.C. [USA | June 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
To understand the formation of abundant jets of plasma in the Sun's atmosphere (called spicules), researchers have, for the first time, built a model. ... read..


India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit (Second Lead)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Friday, 2017 11:45:06 AM IST
In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries. ... read..


India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit (Lead)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Friday, 2017 10:45:05 AM IST
In yet another successful multiple satellite launch mission, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries. ... read..


ISRO rocket lifts off with Cartosat, 30 other satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
An Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign and one Indian). ... read..


Government launches VAJRA scheme to attract Indian scientists abroad
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on Thursday launched a scheme named "Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty (VAJ ... read..


Scientists pave way for breakthrough in 'carbon neutral' cars
Canberra | Thursday, 2017 3:15:06 PM IST
Carbon neutral cars have moved a step closer to reality after Australian scientists developed a new way to successfully use solar energy to turn naturally-occurring carbon dioxide (CO2) into a "clean" synthetic form of natural gas. ... read..


Government approach to GM tech is emotion-based, says Mahyco
Jalna (Maharashtra) | Thursday, 2017 1:45:07 PM IST
With a decision to allow commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard pending, a top executive of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), that has developed several GM crops, said its concern was that the government's approach towards GM ... read..


Astronomers find massive disk-shaped dead galaxy
Washington | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Astronomers have detected a first-of-its kind compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the Big Bang. ... read..


Countdown for India's Cartosat satellite launch begins
Chennai | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
The 28-hour countdown for the Friday launch of India's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites with Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) began on Thursday, ISRO said. ... read..


Warming temperatures could result in extinction of sea turtles
Washington D.C. [USA] | June 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Warmer temperatures mean sea turtles could be driven to extinction, suggests a new study. ... read..


Whizzing marshmallows, kangaroos: Oz experts' Science Circus enthrals, educates kids
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Wonder what a 'Science Circus' show looks like ? Well, try launching toy kangaroos with liquid nitrogen and imagine marshmallows whizzing past air straight from a vacuum cleaner. ... read..


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