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August 30, 2016 9:47 pm

The space agency had earlier sent 10 satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.

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August 29, 2016 8:08 pm

Smartphone speech recognition software can compose text messages up to three times faster and more accurately than humans can type

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August 29, 2016 7:57 pm

A vulnerability of brain implants to cyber-security attacks could make "brainjacking" a reality, say researchers

A labourer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of Agartala, India has asserted that the WTO trade pact could not be a done deal till it saw progress on the food security issue.  (Reuters)
August 29, 2016 2:09 pm

Local farmers have always depended on imported hybrid rice varieties, particularly from Asia, which sometimes do not adapt well to conditions in sub-Saharan Africa.

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August 29, 2016 9:50 am

Apart from global warming, another factor that aggravates the melting of glaciers in the Third Pole is air pollution. China and India are among the worst-ranked countries in air pollution.

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August 29, 2016 8:40 am

NASA Mars simulation: Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

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August 29, 2016 3:36 pm

ISRO's scramjet technology will allow the space agency to eventually cut its launch costs by half with its Avatar program

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August 28, 2016 3:18 pm

This technology made it possible for smartphones to quickly (in five seconds) detect toxic gases at a low concentration (10 parts per million).

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August 28, 2016 12:06 pm

NASA has unveiled plans to send a submarine into the depths of the largest ocean of Saturn's biggest moon, Titan

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August 28, 2016 11:46 am

Juno's close-pass was at a height of 4,200 kilometers above the gas planet's surface, traveling at 208,000 kilometers per hour

August 28, 2016 10:29 am

For some structures, the researchers were able to print micron-scale features as small as the diameter of a human hair.

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August 28, 2016 10:10 am

Astronomers have found a massive galaxy about the size of the Milky Way, consisting almost entirely of dark matter

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August 28, 2016 8:47 pm

ISRO scramjet engine test launch: The scramjet engine will help in bringing down the launch cost by reducing the amount of oxidiser to be carried along with the fuel.

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August 27, 2016 2:01 pm

Orion is meant to expand human exploration in space, principally Mars. It will blast off atop a mega rocket still under development by NASA

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August 27, 2016 12:57 pm

SpaceX Dragon capsule is loaded with 3,000 pounds of research and equipment, including 12 mice that flew up on the Dragon as part of a genetic study

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August 25, 2016 5:22 pm

The expectation of more snowfall is something of a silver lining as temperatures rise. Global warming is already increasing sea level through melting ice and thermal expansion.

This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.  (European Southern Observatory via AP)
August 25, 2016 12:03 am

Astronomers got their first hint of a planet circling the sun's small dim neighbor star in 2013. The discovery announced on Wednesday is expected to bolster a $100 million project.

A total solar eclipse is seen from the beach of Ternate island, Indonesia, March 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Beawiharta      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
August 24, 2016 3:18 pm

The research showed the eclipse on March 20, 2015 resulted in a drop in land surface temperatures in parts of Britain and Europe.

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August 24, 2016 3:06 pm

The team from the University College London identified over 17,000 km of former river channels on a northern plain called Arabia Terra, providing further evidence of water once flowing on Mars.

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August 24, 2016 1:56 pm

NASA has announced that it successfully managed to re-establish contact with its spacecraft STEREO-B.

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August 24, 2016 1:56 pm

Researchers explored the interactions between sociology and hydrology and represented them using mathematical models.

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August 24, 2016 1:13 pm

China's Mars rover is expected to reach the red planet in mid-2020 and will explore the planet surface for three months

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August 23, 2016 6:35 pm

The scientists are housed in a dome on Mauna Loa and can go outside only in spacesuits.

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August 23, 2016 6:30 pm

The $1 billion mission, known as OSIRIS-REx, is scheduled for launch on September 8, 2016 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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August 23, 2016 6:21 pm

The timing fits with the end of the US government's current funding of the ISS programme, which was extended by Obama administration from its original deorbiting date of 2016 through 2020.

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August 22, 2016 4:30 pm

Researchers are working on ways to use naturally-occurring fungi for an environment-friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from waste batteries

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August 22, 2016 2:39 pm

Astronomers have identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light years away, which is still gathering material and increasing its size

August 21, 2016 6:42 pm

These lasers have the potential to be far more efficient and compact than conventional ones and could open up research avenues in quantum physics.

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August 21, 2016 4:54 pm

Two NASA astronauts left the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk to install a parking spot for upcoming commercial space taxis

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August 21, 2016 12:29 pm

NASA's Curiosity rover has captured a 360-degree view of eroded mesas and buttes on Mars. The mission is also monitoring the modern environment of Mars.

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August 21, 2016 12:00 am

Studying the impact of low-energy radiation on DNA. May pave the way for effective targeting of tumour cells in cancer treatment.

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August 21, 2016 12:04 am

Emily Lakdawalla, one of the chief scientists heading NASA’s Curiosity rover team, has been trying to battle such an issue with the Martian rover’s wheels.

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August 20, 2016 2:22 pm

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and bring a sample back to Earth for intensive study

August 20, 2016 2:08 pm

The image was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on as the rover neared on lower Mount Sharp on Mars

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August 20, 2016 1:48 pm

Using sea surface height rather than sea surface temperatures provides a more accurate reflection of the heat stored in the entire water column

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August 20, 2016 1:37 pm

SpaceX is shooting for a test flight of its souped-up Dragon with two astronauts as early as a year from now