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New device to prevent drunk driving
Dehradun | Friday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
If you are drunk and trying to drive, your vehicle will not start. Uttarakhand researchers have developed a new technology from waste that will prevent vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk. ... read..


US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief
Washington | Friday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency. ... read..


Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond
Washington | Friday, 2018 6:15:04 AM IST
An international team of researchers has found that diamond, the strongest of all natural materials, can bend and stretch much like rubber and snap back to its original shape. ... read..


NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched on SpaceX rocket (Lead)
Washington | Thursday, 2018 11:15:07 AM IST
NASA's next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. ... read..


NASA's new planet-hunting mission begins
Washington | Thursday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
The US space agency NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft has lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida successfully. ... read..


Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost Rs 800 crore
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 9:45:06 PM IST
India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' which is expected to be launched around October-November this year, is likely to cost Rs 800 crore, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday. ... read..


Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet
London | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST
An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study. ... read..


Stars' 'DNA' could help scientists find Sun's lost siblings
Sydney | Wednesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
With the aim to find the lost siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the sky, a team of astronomers has collected the "DNA" of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way. ... read..


Can dogs predict earthquakes? Probably not
London | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
The long-held belief that strange behaviour by cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake is not backed by evidence, according to a new study. ... read..


Artificial muscles that can lift 12,600 times their own weight
New York | Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Using carbon fiber, a very strong light-weight material which is readily commercially available, researchers have designed artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight. ... read..


India, Nordic nations agree to deepen cooperation in innovation, climate change
Stockholm | Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
India and the five Nordic nations of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation in innovation and climate change in the first India-Nordic Summit held here during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi' ... read..


Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM
Agartala | Wednesday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata. ... read..


India, Sweden ink joint action plan, innovation partnership (Roundup)
Stockholm | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:08 PM IST
With the aim to build a win-win partnership with Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovation Partnership following a bilateral summit between I ... read..


Google, CyArk to build VR models of world's endangered heritage sites
San Franciscio | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:07 PM IST
Google has joined hands with CyArk, a California-based 3D laser scanning non-profit, to build virtual reality (VR) representations of historical sites around the world that are at risk of destruction due to human conflict or natural disasters, media repor ... read..


India, Sweden sign joint action plan, innovation partnership (Lead)
Stockholm | Tuesday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST
Aiming to build a win-win partnership through Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovation Partnership following a bilateral summit between Indi ... read..


Japanese island's mud could alter global economy: Study
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:05 AM IST
An estimated 16 million tonnes of mud containing massive, "semi-infinite" stores of valuable rare earth minerals, found in a small Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean could alter global economy, a new study has revealed. ... read..


Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:05 AM IST
Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems, a media report said. ... read..


Huge asteroid gives Earth surprise flyby
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
If you are not aware that a giant asteroid the size of a football field flew past Earth over the weekend, you are not alone as even NASA scientists got to know about the flyby only a few hours before it happened, media reported. ... read..


Launch of NASA's next planet-hunting mission postponed
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
NASA is now targeting Wednesday for the launch of its next planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or Tess. ... read..


Indian-led scientists' team develops electronic device that mimics human brain
New Delhi [India] | April 16, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of scientists at Northwestern University, USA, led by an Indian, has developed an electronic device that can mimic the human brain. ... read..


China to launch new weather satellite
Beijing | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
China will launch a new meteorological satellite later this year to further boost its weather forecasting capabilities, authorities announced on Monday. ... read..


ISRO completes final orbit raising operations of navigation satellite
Chennai | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully carried out the fourth and final orbit raising operations of navigation satellite, IRNSS-1I, the space agency has said. ... read..


Bizarre award explores fun side of science
Hangzhou | Sunday, 2018 9:45:08 PM IST
When researchers receive arguably the most bizarre science award in China, they often find the trophy more useful than the research findings. ... read..


Social media most effective in helping scientists get higher citations
Toronto | Sunday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
A good research pushed through social media -- primarily Twitter -- gets more citations, a team of researchers has found. ... read..


NASA's positive on next planet-hunting mission launch
Washington | Sunday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Meteorologists with the US Air Force 45th Space Wing have predicted an 80 per cent chance of favourable weather for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's launch with NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite aimed at detecting planets outside our solar system. ... read..


Chinese scientists find ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics
Beijing | Sunday, 2018 12:15:44 PM IST
Chinese scientists have found a kind of inorganic semiconductor, which has good ductility and flexibility at room temperature and may be used in flexible electronics. ... read..


Innovation, technology, education to top Modi's agenda in Sweden, England
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 12:15:39 PM IST
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Sweden and England from April 16 to 20, during the course of which he will participate in the first ever India-Nordic Summit and this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), cooperation in the area ... read..


Pakistan conducts test-fire of enhanced cruise missile
Islamabad | Sunday, 2018 12:15:10 PM IST
Pakistan successfully test-fired a cruise missile with enhanced range, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said. ... read..


Turns out, know-alls exaggerate their intellect
Washington D.C [USA] | April 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
A new study indicates what you probably knew already: People with a superiority complex are especially prone to overestimating what they actually know. ... read..


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