Images of Antares, a red supergiant, more than 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Scorpio, have been captured, reported Nature magazine.
The IRNSS-1H, which will replace the IRNSS-1A, will be launched on board ISRO's work horse rocket the PSLV-C39 and the new satellite "will augment the existing seven satellites of NavIC constellation", ISRO said on Wednesday.
The Moon's interior is likely very dry, revealed an analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock, while contradicting a study that showed evidence of water on the Moon. The results suggest that when the Moon formed it was "very, very, hot... Essentially an ocean of magma."
Photosynthesis provides energy for the vast majority of life on Earth. However, chlorophyll, the green pigment that plants use to harvest sunlight, is relatively inefficient.
Mars is buffeted by turbulent snowstorms that occur only at night, according to a study released that revises our understanding of Red Planet weather. The new findings suggest that ice-water particles swirling in a storm hit the ground within minutes, rather than descending gently for hours.
Researchers at Rice University in the US discovered that freeze-drying hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) turned it into a macro-scale foam that disintegrates in liquids. Scientists have created a reusable boron nitride foam that soaks up carbon dioxide, and may be used in air filters and as gas absorption material
Known for its low-cost satellite launches, India's space agency ISRO is looking at a consortium for building launch vehicles to enhance its capacity and capture a larger slice of the global space industry, its chief A S Kiran Kumar said today.
The new technique replaces garment simulation with garment capture. Capturing and transferring existing garments to new people greatly simplifies the process of virtual try-on.
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat, and could power a range of wearable devices such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios.
Say goodbye to spilt milk, as scientists have developed dissolvable milk capsules that can be added to your tea or coffee just like sugar cubes. The capsules not only reduce the consumption of packaging material, they are also easier to use than conventional plastic containers, researchers said.
The researchers developed the hypoglycemia risk stratification tool by identifying 156 possible risk factors for hypoglycemia and collecting data from more than 200,000 patients with type 2 diabetes.
The team focused on copper-exchanged zeolites, a particular class of catalysts used to promote the conversion of NOx into environmentally benign nitrogen gas. They discovered the key chemical step that limits the performance of these catalysts at low temperature.
Researchers at Clarkson University in the US built a versatile sensing platform that incorporates all the needed reagents for detection in a piece of paper. The paper is adaptable to different targets that indicate spoilage.
The massive asteroid strike that wiped out dinosaurs some 66 million years ago would have plunged the Earth into darkness for nearly two years, a study has found. The asteroid triggered global wildfires that lofted into the air tremendous amounts of soot.
The zoo project was one of many science experiments planned for the eclipse. Citizen-scientists and their more professional counterparts loaded up on pictures, video, data and just weird experiences as the eclipse's shadow crossed the United States, especially paying attention to the edges flaring out of the darkened sun.
Monday’s total solar eclipse occurred 35 years after the US mainland experienced its last one.
Solar Eclipse 2017: Scientists warned people not to look into the sun without protection, except when the sun is 100 percent covered. To avoid eye damage, people were reminded to use special protective eyeglasses or pinhole projectors that can cast an image of the eclipse into a box.
Solar Eclipse 2017 LIVE UPDATES: A solar eclipse happens when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, blocking out the Sun's rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth.
As part of an open letter to the UN, the scientists and business leaders, including world-renowned AI expert Toby Walsh, Elon Musk of Tesla and James Chow of China's UBTECH, called for the use of lethal autonomous weapons, or killer robots, to be outlawed.
Solar eclipses happen every couple of years somewhere in the world, yet scientists never run out of new ways to learn from them. Every one is a unique natural experiment, and each time around, new technologies allow things that weren’t possible before.
Scientists have used supercomputers to predict how solar corona - the aura of plasma that surrounds the Sun and extends millions of kilometres into space - will look during the eclipse on August 21. The solar eclipse will be visible across much of the US, tracing a 112-kilometre-wide band across 14 states, researchers said.
Scientists have discovered a potential new state of matter that may help explain phenomena like superconductivity. Superconductivity is extensively used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), particle accelerators, magnetic fusion devices, and microwave filters. Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US showed that among superconducting materials in high magnetic fields, the phenomenon of electronic symmetry breaking is common.
Scientists in the UK have developed the world's smallest surgical robot with low-cost technology used in mobile phones and space industries. The robot, called Versius, mimics the human arm and can be used to carry out a wide range of procedures in which a series of small incisions are made to circumvent the need for traditional open surgery.
Solar Eclipse 2017: There should be absolutely no peeking without eclipse glasses or other certified filters except during the two minutes or so when the moon completely blots out the sun, called totality. That's the only time it's safe to view the eclipse without protection.
According to NASA, Florence is expected to be an excellent target for ground-based radar observations. This in-turn would help in revealing the real size of Florence and could also provide insights on surface details as small as about 10 meters.
Even if you are unable to catch the total solar eclipse on location, there are many broadcast options to choose from. Here is a low down on some of the best alternate viewing platforms and shows to choose from.
A total solar eclipse will take place today, August 2017, over all of North America. The solar eclipse will start around 1 p.m EDT (which is around 10.30 pm IST), and US Space agency NASA will have a live video stream from locations across the United States.
Five ways how scientists have learnt from eclipses in the past or can learn from Monday’s newest one, the first total solar eclipse in 99 years that will traverse from coast to coast of the United States.
According to an article written and tweeted by astronomer Katie Mack, the latest data seems to hint that black holes may form an essential part of the formation of galaxies.
Scientists have for long been trying to look for alternative strategies to keep a lid on rising temperatures in a more immediate time-frame.
The flights reflect the solar show’s bonanza for private-plane operators, which is on a par with major holidays and sporting events.
Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday's eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States.
Getting ready to watch the solar eclipse? Bring a sweater along with those special glasses because the mercury could dip as the moon’s shadow crosses the land. Millions of Americans across a 70-mile-wide (113-kilometer) corridor from Oregon to South Carolina will see the sky darken on August 21.
Scientists have developed a candy cane-shaped supercapacitor that may enable fast charging of mobile phones, smart clothes and implantable devices. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge in the UK developed a way to interweave nanostructures within a bulk material, achieving the benefits of conventional nanostructuring without using complex synthesis methods or sacrificing material toughness.
Genes that carry information to produce VLPs are infiltrated into the plant tissues. The host plant then reproduces large quantities of them using its own protein expression mechanisms, researchers said.
Climate change: With a four degree rise in temperature, or even two, what will be the impact along India's coast? Here's a detailed comparison.