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February 24, 2017 1:40 pm

The US space agency's Spitzer Space Telescope found the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star.

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February 23, 2017 6:21 pm

"This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life"

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February 23, 2017 4:29 pm

Steve Lee, a biomedical optics engineer at the ANU, said the microscope used technology similar to retail barcode scanners and office laser printers.

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February 23, 2017 2:49 pm

SpaceX launched the Dragon capsule Sunday from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, out of action since NASA's space shuttle program ended in 2011.

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February 23, 2017 1:02 pm

NASA announced a new system of Exoplanets, which are Earth-size, and could potentially hold life.

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February 23, 2017 11:30 am

The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter.

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February 22, 2017 8:51 pm

Encounter with a planet beyond Pluto — the so-called Planet Nine — millions of years ago might have separated and pushed a binary asteroid to their current orbits, says a study. These two distant objects starting as a pair orbiting one another, became gradually separated in their orbits because they made an approach to a […]

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February 22, 2017 8:10 pm

A signal detected from the neighboring Andromeda galaxy may indicate presence of the mysterious dark matter, NASA said.

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February 22, 2017 6:42 pm

Scientists are developing a new way of extracting uranium from seawater, which may help countries that lack resources to harness nuclear power on their own.

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February 22, 2017 4:31 pm

Scientists have discovered a new species of an extinct primordial giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws that lived about 400 million years ago.

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February 22, 2017 4:05 pm

The Apple app known as EpiWatch conducted a study which showed stress, lack of proper sleep are the major reasons for seizures in people with epilepsy.

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February 22, 2017 1:17 pm

Four out of seven of the new species are just sized 12.2–15.4 millimetres.

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February 22, 2017 8:42 am

Scientists have used green tea compounds to develop a new flexible, compact rechargeable energy storage device which may power wearable electronics.

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February 21, 2017 4:34 pm

A NASA-led experiment called SnowEx is using five aircraft to test 10 sensors that might one day be used to monitor snow from satellites.

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February 21, 2017 6:45 pm

China's Zhejiang province may have been a real life Jurassic Park about 65 to 145 million years ago say scientists who found an assortment of dinosaur fossils.

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February 23, 2017 12:16 pm

Exoplanets, discovered regularly, renew hope among scientists of life elsewhere in the universe as many are found to resemble Earth.

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February 20, 2017 8:28 pm

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft, which has been probing Jupiter since July last year will remain around the gas giant for the remainder of its mission.

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February 20, 2017 6:53 pm

Stanford scientists have successfully developed glow-in-the-dark mice using compounds that create proteins responsible for lighting up fireflies.

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February 20, 2017 4:42 pm

A lithium-sulphur battery would be ideal for saving space in mobile phones and computers, as well as allowing for weight reduction in future electric vehicles.

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February 20, 2017 2:57 pm

China is aiming for breakthroughs in high-performance processors to build the world's first prototype exascale supercomputer, the Tianhe-3.

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February 20, 2017 2:18 pm

NASA: The winners have designed new human waste management systems that would let astronauts urinate and defecate inside their spacesuit for up to six days.

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February 20, 2017 2:09 pm

China may fast-track the commercialisation of its rocket launches after India's success, Chinese-state run media quoted Chinese officials as saying.

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February 20, 2017 12:11 pm

To make insect-inspired robots run faster, Swiss researchers have found a new way by which six-legged insects increase their walking speed.

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February 19, 2017 8:44 pm

Scientists have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement officials from gunfire.

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February 19, 2017 7:57 pm

Researchers at University of Illinois in the US made a soft 3D printed scaffold measuring a centimetre or two in length and seeded it with muscle cells.

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February 19, 2017 8:07 pm

Scientists have developed a low-cost smartphone app that allows people with ALS and other motor impairments to easily communicate with eye gestures in real time.

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February 19, 2017 6:29 pm

The method makes it possible to power several cellphones, fans and lights simultaneously.

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February 19, 2017 5:49 pm

This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.

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February 19, 2017 4:05 pm

An antibiotic-resistant superbug, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) will be launched on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the historical moon pad.

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February 19, 2017 2:54 pm

A 'laugh star', a 3D-printed representation of sound waves generated from human laughter was created aboard the ISS was made using a 3D printer facility.

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February 19, 2017 1:54 pm

Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices say scientists.

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February 19, 2017 1:28 pm

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have harvested the first crop of Chinese cabbage after spending nearly a month tending to the leafy greens.

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February 18, 2017 2:13 pm

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will carry about 2,500 kgs of experiments and supplies as part of the mission.

February 18, 2017 1:01 pm

"This new innovative method will make it possible for electrical power to become as ubiquitous as WiFi."

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February 18, 2017 10:23 am

NASA is investing in the development of technologies that will allow long-duration mission crews to manufacture the products they need.

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February 17, 2017 5:44 pm

ISRO and SpaceX are competitors in the business of satellite launches but that didn't stop Elon Musk from congratulating India.