NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will search for signs of extraterrestrial life on Earth-sized planets of the recently discovered TRAPPIST planetary system, its designed to complement and extend the scientific capabilities of other missions such as the Hubble Telescope.
Scientists are developing a new computer tool that can detect Twitter bots which create and spread false information, an advance that may help counter the growing menace of fake news. However on Twitter accounts are run by bots which conduct seemingly real activity.
Scientists have developed a plant that uses carbon dioxide in the air to produce renewable fuels and chemicals, an advance that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels. The Soletair plant aims to produce 200 litres of fuel for research.
Humans may be able to detect alien life within the next two decades, according to experts who believe that the hunt for life beyond our planet may soon yield results. Researchers will be able to use the James Web Space Telescope to look for biomarkers in earth like planets.
An amputated worm regenerated into a double-head creature after spending five weeks aboard the International Space Station. Flatworms help researchers to study how absence of gravity can alter their anatomical, behavioural, and bacteriological structure.
Scientists have for the first time discovered two-dimmensional magnets that are formed by a single layer of atoms and may pave the way for more compact and efficient devices
Fossils of a completely preserved crocodile and bones belonging to at least six different dinosaurs, dating back 145 to 66 million years, have been unearthed in northeast China. Paleontologists found a A 1.5-meter-long crocodile fossil on June 1.
Scientists have developed a new form of ultra strong, lightweight carbon that is elastic and electrically conductive, and may serve a wide variety of applications from aerospace engineering to military armour. Researchers create a material known as called glassy carbon.
NASA is sending a team of four crew members to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, which will spend 10 days simulating a deep space mission with similar objectives to exploration on Mars.
ISRO is facing serious trouble as atomic clocks on the first first navigation satellite IRNSS-1A have already failed. The atomic clocks that provide location data in the six navigation satellites are functioning normally.
Scientists are developing a new 3D printer that can create copies of itself from lunar material, an advance that could enable humans to build an outpost on the Moon in future.The 3D printer if delivered to the Moon, could make its copies from surrounding lunar material.
NASA has unveiled a futuristic Mars rover concept that may help the US space agency develop plans for its mission to the red planet scheduled for 2020. NASA’s next robotic Mars rover is set to land on the red planet in 2020.
Astronomers have detected a life enabling organic compound, methyl isocyanate around an infant star system some 400 light-years away. The IRAS is a multiple protostar system, in a large star-forming region located in the Serpent Bearer constellation.
Astronauts travelling to Mars or other deep space missions may be at a two-fold higher risk of developing cancer than previously assumed, due to exposure to cosmic rays outside the protection of Earth’s magnetic field, a new study warns.
The risk of a sizeable asteroid hitting the Earth is significantly growing every few years, warn Czech scientists who analysed 144 fireballs from a recent meteor shower. The Taurid meteor shower showed significantly enhanced activity in 2015.