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India to launch mission to explore moon's south pole
February 17, 2018 8:23 am

The lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, under which the ISRO will for the first time attempt to land a rover on the moon's south pole, will be launched in April. Chandrayaan-2 will be ISRO's first inter-planetary mission to land a rover on any celestial body.

NASA discovers 100 new planets beyond our solar system
February 16, 2018 11:30 pm

Mayo, doctoral student at the Technical University of Denmark and his colleagues analysed hundreds of signals of potential exoplanets to determine which signals were created by exoplanets and which were caused by other sources.

Copper nanoparticles, bacterial infections, University of Manchester, hospitals, composite materials, antimicrobial properties, polyester coated-copper fabrics, medical risks
February 16, 2018 9:45 pm

Researchers believe copper nanoparticles could reduce the risk of catching infections from hospitals.

February 16, 2018 9:42 pm

The spacecraft launch, on board GSLV-Mk II, is planned for March and many new technologies have been developed indigenously to achieve the mission requirements.

NASA Hubble Space telescope, Neptune storm, Jupiter's Giant Red Spot, ice giant planet, University of California Berkeley, planet-watchers, cloud activity, Neptune dark spot, anticyclones
February 16, 2018 9:15 pm

NASA's Hubble Space telescope has detected a receding storm on Neptune, similar to Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS).

International Space Statoin, NASA astronaut, ISS spacewalk, Japanese astronaut, ISS robotic arm, space observatory, Russian supply ship ISS, tune-up operations
February 16, 2018 8:17 pm

Astronauts at the International Space Station are currently completing work on a robotic arm, which has been under repairs since September last year.

NASA K2 mission, 100 exoplanets discovery, Technical University of Denmark, potential exoplanets, Kepler spacecraft, Earth-sized planets, gas giants, multiple star systems, observatories
February 16, 2018 7:21 pm

Scientists have recently discovered 100 exoplanets, 95 of which have been newly found.

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February 15, 2018 10:08 pm

NASA has announced that two astronauts, one American and one Japanese, are set for a spacewalk on the International Space Station, scheduled for Friday.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, US Air Force, Falcon Heavy classified mission, Elon Musk SpaceX, Space Test Program 2 mission, national security launches, commercial satellite operators
February 15, 2018 10:08 pm

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket could be commissioned by the US Air Force in June, in another classified missions between the organisations.

Andromeda galaxy, neighbouring galaxies, Milky Way, dark matter, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, spiral galaxies, gravitational pull, galaxy simulations
February 15, 2018 9:24 pm

A study has disproved theories that showed that the Andromeda galaxy was about three times the size of the Milky Way.

Silicon quantum processor, quantum computing, Delft Institute of Technology, microwave energy, binary coding, qubits, electron particles, multiple energy states, photons
February 15, 2018 8:51 pm

A research team has created a silicon processor chip capable of operating for quantum computers.

NASA Mars manned mission, nuclear-powered rocket, Space Race, Mars flight, hydrogen fuel, global nuclear industry, Elon Musk Mars, renewable energy sources, atomic-powered shuttles, SpaceX, radioactive material, thermoelectric generators
February 15, 2018 6:58 pm

The race to reach a manned probe to Mars has heightened, as NASA might launch a nuclear-powered rocket to send astronauts to Mars.

Tissue paper sensors, wearable technology, Band-Aid, University of Washington, nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, vertical fibres, robotics, brain functions
February 15, 2018 6:35 pm

Researchers have created a sensor out of wearable sensors the size of a Band-Aid, that could be used over a variety of applications.

Solar Eclipse 2018, Total solar eclipse, Partial Solar eclipse 2018, Solar eclipse 2018 livestream, Solar eclipse livestream, Solar eclipse, what is partial solar eclipse, Solar eclipse timings
February 15, 2018 4:13 pm

Solar Eclipse 2018: A partial Solar Eclipse is taking place today, February 15, 2018. However 2018 will not see any total solar eclipse events and this solar event will not be visible in India.

UN Paris Agreement, climate change. Stanford University, greenhouse gas emissions, Paris Climate Agreement, temperature cap levels, Columbia University, extreme weather events, climate commitments, global warming
February 14, 2018 8:54 pm

Researchers claim that many countries will not be able to meet their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, which could lead to more extreme weather patterns.

Tumour cells, nanorobots, Arizona State University, cancer treatment, DNA Origami, thrombin blood flow, robotic systems, nanomedicine, atomic-state manufacturing
February 14, 2018 8:15 pm

Researchers have created nanobots that are able to shrink tumour cells, an approach that could help as cancer therapy.

NASA 2020 Mars mission, rock features, Mars rover, rugged surface, high-precision laser, Martian meteorite, Natural History Museum London, calibration targets, Raman spectroscopy
February 14, 2018 7:20 pm

NASA's 2020 mission to Mars may be the first to return a piece of rock from the Red Planet.

Cigar-shaped asteroid, asteroid fly-by, Queen's University Belfast, interstellar space, telescope, other stars, asteroid composition, solar system
February 13, 2018 9:27 pm

A study suggests that the cigar-shaped asteroid, Oumuamua, has been travelling through the Universe for billions of years.

February 13, 2018 8:28 pm

Climate change could be set to impact lightning strikes, say researchers, which could affect atmospheric changes in temperature.

recylced telescope, Universe 3D map, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, Harvard University, neutrinos, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, theory of gravity, fiber optic cable, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
February 13, 2018 7:59 pm

A research group will use a 45-year-old telescope to create a 3D map of the Universe.

Solar Eclipse 2018, Solar Eclipse, Partial Solar Eclipse 2018, When is next Solar Eclipse, When is Solar Eclipse, Solar Eclipse timings, Solar Eclipse visible in India, Solar Eclipse India
February 15, 2018 8:08 am

Solar Eclipse 2018: A partial solar eclipse is set to occur on February 15, which will be visible in certain paths of the Southern Hemisphere. Here are the details, date and timings about the Solar eclipse.

Electronic skin, wearable technology, unioversity fo Colorado boulder, prosthetics, polyimine, robotics, excessive stretches, pressure, temperature, bioogical skin, air flow
February 12, 2018 8:32 pm

Reserahcers have cretaed an electonic skin, that will be capable of improving prosthetics, as well as the development of human-based robotics.

DNA sequencing, US startup buys DNA, genetic data, Nebula Genomics, cryptocurrencies, pharmaceutical companies, genetic sequestration, DNA data, Bitcoin
February 12, 2018 8:03 pm

A start-up founded by a Harvard University professor is offering cash to those who wish to provide their genetic data.

Resting astronauts, NASA, zero gravity, ESA, weightlessness, University of Nottingham, type 2 diabetes, prolonged bed rest, muscle mass, insulin resistance, Mars missions
February 12, 2018 7:14 pm

Space agencies across the world are in an attempt to study the effect of weightlessness on astronauts, especially when they rest in zero gravity.

Autonomous navigation, real-time processing, MIT drone, NanoMap drone technology, depth-sensing system, drone crashes, dense environments, drone impact, self-driving drones
February 12, 2018 6:53 pm

Ressearchers at MIT have created a drone system that can run on the basis of estimating obstacles over intricate maps.

February 11, 2018 5:08 pm

The Russian spacecraft carry fuel, food and other supplies to the ISS. This one was to have attempted a new fast route to the station, docking 3.5 hours after launch after just two Earth orbits.

NASA project, Omics, Internatoinal Space Station, 3D printing tools, microgravity, blood samples, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, microbial samples, DNA mixing, MinION
February 9, 2018 9:30 pm

Aboard the International Space Station, astronauts are checking out 3D printed tools being sent by NASA, as the space agency tries to understand human microbiology in space.

Wood strong as steel, steel strength, University of Maryland, titanium alloys, strong wood, carbon fibre, mechanical properties, projectiles, moulds
February 9, 2018 9:14 pm

Researchers have been able to create a type of wood that is as strong as than steel. This is expected to make it replace the metal across its every application.

Jupiter, NASA Juno spacecraft, Juno Jupiter fly-by, Great Red Spot, Jupiter storms, Jupiter's atmosphere, auroras, magnetosphere, Jupiter's southern hemisphere
February 9, 2018 9:03 pm

NASA's Juno probe has completed another fly-by past Jupiter's atmosphere, thereby completing its tenth revolution around the gas giant.

Worm nervous system, C elegans, TU Wein, computer program, OpenWorm, artificial C elegans, circuit diagram, computer software, neural circuit, artificial reflew network
February 9, 2018 7:46 pm

Scientists have devised a host of systems from a worm's nervous system, that they successfully updated onto a computer.

4D goggles, immersive video experiences, University of California San Diego, neural mechanisms, multisensory integration, virtual reality, brain mapping, fMRI, operatoinal sync
February 9, 2018 5:30 pm

Researchers have created 4D goggles, which have the ability to make entertainment content more immersive, through multi-sensory experiences.

NASA farthest images from Earth, New Horizons probe, Kuiper Belt images, Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, NASA Voyager 1, solar system, Kuiper Belt objects
February 9, 2018 5:02 pm

NASA's New Horizon's probe has set the record for capturing images from the furthest distance, by shooting an image of the Kuiper Belt, located 6.12 billion kms away.

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February 8, 2018 9:18 pm

NASA has detected another asteroid, that will safely fly past the Earth on February 10.

Dinosaur killing asteroid, underwater volcanoes, University of Minnesota, dust plumes, asteroid collisions, dinosaur extinction, Deccan traps, deadly reverberations, Chicxulub crater, mass extinction, Yucantan peninsula
February 8, 2018 8:46 pm

A new study claims that the asteroid that led to the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago also created underwater volcanoes.

Robot fish, fish movements, New York University, marine life, biomimetric robots, zebrafish, pre-set patterns, closed-loop control systems, real-time maneuvers, tracking software
February 8, 2018 8:02 pm

A study has developed robots that imitate the movements of fish, in an attempt by scientists to better understand marine life.

Brain signals, electric impulses, University of Pennsylvania, brain activity tracking, computer monitoring, neurosurgical patients, machine-learning models
February 8, 2018 7:23 pm

A study has shown that electrical impulses passing through the brain can improve information retention and memory by upto 15 percent.