The US space agency's Spitzer Space Telescope found the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star.
"This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life"
Steve Lee, a biomedical optics engineer at the ANU, said the microscope used technology similar to retail barcode scanners and office laser printers.
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.
NASA announced a new system of Exoplanets, which are Earth-size, and could potentially hold life.
The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter.
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 […]
A signal detected from the neighboring Andromeda galaxy may indicate presence of the mysterious dark matter, NASA said.
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.
Scientists have discovered a new species of an extinct primordial giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws that lived about 400 million years ago.
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.
Four out of seven of the new species are just sized 12.2–15.4 millimetres.
Scientists have used green tea compounds to develop a new flexible, compact rechargeable energy storage device which may power wearable electronics.
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.
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.
Exoplanets, discovered regularly, renew hope among scientists of life elsewhere in the universe as many are found to resemble Earth.
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.
Stanford scientists have successfully developed glow-in-the-dark mice using compounds that create proteins responsible for lighting up fireflies.
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.
China is aiming for breakthroughs in high-performance processors to build the world's first prototype exascale supercomputer, the Tianhe-3.
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.
China may fast-track the commercialisation of its rocket launches after India's success, Chinese-state run media quoted Chinese officials as saying.
To make insect-inspired robots run faster, Swiss researchers have found a new way by which six-legged insects increase their walking speed.
Scientists have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement officials from gunfire.
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.
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.
The method makes it possible to power several cellphones, fans and lights simultaneously.
This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.
An antibiotic-resistant superbug, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) will be launched on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the historical moon pad.
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.
Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices say scientists.
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.
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will carry about 2,500 kgs of experiments and supplies as part of the mission.
"This new innovative method will make it possible for electrical power to become as ubiquitous as WiFi."
NASA is investing in the development of technologies that will allow long-duration mission crews to manufacture the products they need.
ISRO and SpaceX are competitors in the business of satellite launches but that didn't stop Elon Musk from congratulating India.