Elon Musk, SpaceX launch, Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX CEO, Indian Express
June 24, 2017 12:42 pm

The year’s not half over, and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is about to launch more missions than it completed in all of 2016. SpaceX successfully fired up a Falcon 9 rocket for the eighth time this year on Friday, matching its flight total for all of last year.

June 24, 2017 9:58 am

The first stage landed on a SpaceX drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean after what SpaceX cautioned would be a "super challenging" landing attempt due to the high reentry loads for this particular flight profile.

June 23, 2017 10:40 am

India, on Thursday, created history after NASA launched the world's smallest satellite, built by 18-year old Tamil Nadu student Rifath Sharook and his team. Named as Kalamsat, after former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the tiny satellite weighs around 64 grams.

Nasa, new galaxy, disk galaxy, Big Bang, Hubble telescope
June 22, 2017 7:07 pm

The remote galaxy is three times as massive as the Milky Way but only half the size. Rotational velocity measurements made with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) showed that the disk galaxy is spinning more than twice as fast as the Milky Way.

PSLV-C38, PSLV-C38 launch, Cartosat-2 series, Cartosat-2 series satellite, satellite launch, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, science news, indian express news
June 22, 2017 1:12 pm

PSLV-C38 will be launched from First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. This will be the 40th flight of PSLV, 17th flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration. The space agency said 29 international customer Nano satellites are being launched.

Earth, asteroid, Asteroid Day, asteroid explosions, near Earth asteroids
June 22, 2017 12:35 pm

The world must be prepared for an asteroid strike, which is just a matter of time, warns a leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland. It is a case of when an asteroid collision will happen, rather than if it will happen.

NASA, ROSA, Technology, science, science news, tech news, Air Force Research Laboratory. Jeremy Banik,
June 22, 2017 11:56 am

NASA will test a new flexible solar panel called Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) on the International Space Station, that rolls up to form a compact cylinder and may offer substantial cost savings as well as an increase in power for satellites in the future.

NASA, Italian Space Agency, Robert Lightfoot, agreement, NASA agreement with ISA,
June 22, 2017 11:09 am

NASA has signed an agreement with Italian Space Agency for the launch of a probe that will provide important clues about the origins of cosmic X-rays, their interactions with matter and gravity as they travel through space. NASA will supply the X-ray telescopes.

GSLV, GSLV III launch, ISRO, indian satellite, india-heaviest satellite space, GSLV mark-III, space technology, ISRO news, indian express
June 21, 2017 9:08 pm

The co-passenger satellites, comprise 29 Nano satellites from 14 countries - Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America besides a Nano satellite from India.

June 21, 2017 5:55 am

6 months before scheduled launch of rover on ISRO rocket, firm with Antrix contract waits and hopes

NASA, NASA telescope, Kepler space telescope, Kepler catalogue, planets, Mario Perez, Kepler programme scientist, NASA scientist, science news, tech news, indian express
June 20, 2017 6:58 pm

NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted 219 new potential planets, of which at least 10 are near-Earth size with conditions suitable to host life. This brings the total number of planet candidates identified by Kepler to 4,034, of which 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets.

June 20, 2017 2:38 am

Ten of the new discoveries were orbiting their suns at a distance similar to Earth's orbit around the sun, the so-called habitable zone that could potentially have liquid water and sustain life. The 10 new Earth-size planets bring the total to 50 that exist in habitable zones around the galaxy.

Sun, stars, Alpha Centauri, twin star, milky way galaxy
June 19, 2017 7:04 pm

Our Sun likely had a twin when it came into existence 4.5 billion years ago, say scientists who found that every star in the universe is born with a companion. Many stars have companions, including our nearest neighbour, Alpha Centauri, a triplet system.

Apple, smartphones, LG, mobile news, mobile technology
June 19, 2017 11:02 am

With the app installed in a smartphone, a driver just has to put it near the steering wheel with the front camera facing him in his normal driving position.

artificial intelligence, music robot, robot music, robot music AI, indian express, technology news, science
June 19, 2017 10:55 am

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US fed the robot nearly 5,000 complete songs - from Beethoven to the Beatles to Lady Gaga to Miles Davis.

moon, china moon, moon ecosystem, moon life, life on moon, silkworm eggs moon, indian express news, technolgy, science, china moon experiment
June 19, 2017 12:00 pm

An 18-centimetre-tall cylinder will carry potato seeds and silkworm eggs to be incubated.

NASA, NASA Orion, NASA orion spacecraft, NASA orion spacecraft safety, moon spacecraft, mars life, indian express, science, technology news
June 19, 2017 10:41 am

"The launch abort system is an important part of making sure our crew members stay safe on the launch pad and on their way to space," said manager for Orion's launch abort system.

Dinosaur extinction
June 18, 2017 11:47 am

The industrialised human race is on the verge of entering the geological record. What would that mean for the world we know?

NASA James Webb Telescope, signs of extraterrestrial life, Earth sized planets, NASA missions, first galaxies after Big bang, Enceladus, Europa,exoplaneets, Trappist exoplanets,science, Science news
June 16, 2017 5:07 pm

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.

Research, University of Bradford, face recognition, age progression tool, face prediction tool, biometric tool, Ben Needham, Journal of Forensic Sciences. tech science news, indian express
June 15, 2017 5:03 pm

Researchers from University of Bradford in the UK evolved a method that maps out the key features, such as the shape of the cheek, mouth and forehead, of a face at a certain age. The technique uses a method of predictive modelling and applies it to age progression.

Pac-Man, arcade game Ms Pac-Man, Pac-Man video games, Pac-Man scores, Maluuba, Microsoft, AI, AI system, AI researchers, tech news, indian express
June 15, 2017 4:51 pm

Figuring out how to win these types of video games is actually quite complex, because of the huge variety of situations you can encounter while playing the game, said Rahul Mehrotra, a program manager at Maluuba, which was aqcuired by Microsoft earlier this year.

tool to detect bots, publishing false information ,Twitter bots, curbing fake news, real activity,  high end AI,
June 13, 2017 8:45 pm

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.

Soletair plant, produce renewable fuels, y Lappeenranta University,  VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, hydrocarbon for research
June 13, 2017 7:56 pm

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.

Alien life, Extraterrestrial life, James Web Telescope, biomarker, Life on Mars
June 13, 2017 6:58 pm

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.

NASA, Curiosity rover, Mars, Mount Sharp Mars,  NASA Johnson Space Centre, Gale crater, silica rich minerals telegraph peak sample, science, Science news
June 13, 2017 5:17 pm

NASA's Curiosity rover has found a wide diversity of minerals in rock samples from Mars, which suggests that conditions changed in the water environments on the red planet over time. Layers of rocks accumulated as sediment within ancient lakes around 3.5 billion years ago

NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Earth energy budget,global warming, NASA space borne clouds,
June 13, 2017 4:43 pm

The amount of rainfall in the Earth's tropical regions will significantly increase as our planet continues to warm, a new NASA study warns. Most global climate models underestimate decreases in high clouds over the tropics seen in recent NASA observations.

PSLV-C38, PSLV-C38 launch, Cartosat-2 series, Cartosat-2 series satellite, satellite launch, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, science news, indian express news
June 13, 2017 2:30 pm

"Three atomic clocks of IRNSS-1A have stopped working. But the rest of satellite components are functioning perfectly," officials said.

planets, new planets discovered, milky way galaxy, Saturn, jupiter, science news, latest scientific discovery, indian express news
June 12, 2017 5:41 pm

The two planets orbit a star HD 27894, which was first detected in 2005 and is about 20 per cent less massive than the Sun.

ISS, International Space Station. ISS, regenerative science, bioengineering science. Microgravity, planarian flatworms, double-headed worm,impactk, Science, Science news
June 12, 2017 5:51 pm

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.

two dimensional magnets, Magnetic materials, hard disk data storage, 2D world of monolayers, magnetism, 2d realm, monolayer materials, Science, Science news 
June 12, 2017 6:24 pm

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

June 12, 2017 1:03 am

The research: Use of a catalyst of special molecular design, so that hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of a liquid is possible at manageable pressure and temperature

June 12, 2017 12:35 am

The report cited 16 instances of whale mortality along the west coast in 2015, followed by 20 in 2016. This was hugely more than in any year between 2001 and 2014, when the number of whale deaths never exceeded four

Brain study, Brain Research, Brain, Science News, Indian Express, Indian Express News
June 12, 2017 1:27 am

In illiterate Indian women taught to read, brain’s ancient and new regions change in 6 months and coordinate, study finds

Crocodile fossil, Paleontologists, completely preserved crocodile,  Chinese Academy of Sciences, dinosaur fossils,
June 12, 2017 10:14 am

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.

glassy carbon, strong elastic carbon, short range spatial organisation, nanometre scale, synthesis method, short range spatial organisation, extraordinary forms of carbon, Science, Science news
June 11, 2017 5:45 pm

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.

Indian Space Agency, ISRO, NaVIC, IRNSS-1A, Satellite clocks, operational life of satellites,
June 10, 2017 5:24 pm

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.