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Navigational satellite IRNSS 1-B launch set for March 31

March 7, 2014 7:14:23 pm

This is the second of the seven satellites planned for Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS), whose applications include terrestrial and marine navigation, disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management.

Lasers to clean up space junk

March 7, 2014 3:39:11 pm

The Australian Government's Industry Department has announced a new USD 20 million CRC to help scientists track tiny pieces of debris orbiting the Earth.

How deep can a fish go? Scientists may have answer

March 5, 2014 4:18:19 pm

The snailfish have little pigmentation due to the lack of light in their environment, hence their translucent appearance.

Apollo asteroid to hurtle between moon and Earth today

March 5, 2014 2:09:35 pm

Asteroid will be passing by Earth on March 5 at around 21:06 Universal Time.

Usain Bolt’s lightning speed could allow him to fly on Titan

March 4, 2014 3:31:09 pm

Bolt's top speed would be enough for him to take off on Titan while wearing a regular wingsuit.

Spin speed determines size of spiral galaxies

March 1, 2014 12:15:50 pm

Some galaxies are very flat discs of stars and others are more bulging or even spherical, says Danail Oberschkow.

Sharks-eye-view: Underwater world captured by new camera footage

February 28, 2014 1:52:04 pm

Scientists are also piloting a project using instruments ingested by sharks and other top ocean predators

NASA makes ‘windfall’ discovery of 715 new planets

February 27, 2014 2:45:50 pm

The research team used a technique called verification by multiplicity, which relies in part on the logic of probability.

Future computer can be termed on and off using light

February 26, 2014 6:05:27 pm

Kar and Jung's devices - which are the first to integrate electronic and optical properties on a single electronic chip represent a critical breakthrough in making this dream computer a reality.

Water vapour found on Jupiter-like planet

February 25, 2014 3:24:00 pm

The new technique could help researchers learn about how many planets with water - like Earth - exist within our galaxy, researchers said.

Earth’s crust is actually 4.4 billion years old

February 24, 2014 3:35:59 pm

The study was conducted using a new technique called atom-probe tomography that permitted scientists to accurately establish earth's age.

Under the skin

February 23, 2014 12:58:30 am

Science is now not just scratching the surface to understand why we itch

You could soon be running cars on the power of thought. Let the expert tell you how

February 21, 2014 4:50:57 pm

Dean Aslam explains his project with mind-controlled robots that have applications for operating drones, prosthetics, smart homes

World’s most powerful terahertz laser chip developed

February 19, 2014 4:06:26 pm

British researchers have built the world's most powerful terahertz laser chip that may enable improved security scanning.

Aus scientists discover new marsupial known for ‘marathon’ mating sessions

February 19, 2014 10:04:14 am

Scientists in Australia have discovered a new marsupial species known for its over-enthusiastic mating sessions.

New smartphone can send scents via SMS, Tweets or email, say scientists

February 12, 2014 4:38:41 pm

Scientists have developed a new smartphone called oPhone that can send scents through SMS, email or tweets.

Teenager’s novel innovation to minimise two-wheeler injuries

February 4, 2014 8:52:04 pm

Nerkar's innovation was mentioned by former President APJ Abdul Kalam in his inaugural speech Tuesday.

Alien life may have evolved just after Big Bang

February 2, 2014 1:36:53 pm

Scientists say that exoplanet may have been able to support life in distant past, warmed by relic radiation left over from Big Bang.

Soon, glass that bends but doesn’t break

January 30, 2014 4:44:59 pm

Previous attempts to recreate the structures of nacre have proved to be challenging, according to Barthelat.

NASA to make water on Moon and oxygen on Mars

January 30, 2014 4:14:43 pm

The Moon mission will be the US space agency's first attempt to demonstrate in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU) beyond Earth.

Find of the century: A new river dolphin in Brazil

January 28, 2014 3:24:44 pm

The discovery of the dolphin species "Inia araguaiaensis" was announced earlier this week

NASA rover finds Mars had life-friendly fresh water

January 24, 2014 12:50:41 pm

Opportunity is examining the rim of the Endeavour Crater and has driven 38.7 kilometres from where it landed on January 24, 2004.

Internet may help predict disease outbreak

January 19, 2014 4:10:05 pm

The study found that social media and micoblogs including Twitter and Facebook could also be effective in detecting disease outbreaks.

EXPRESS READING: Nest, Google’s Smart Contact Lenses and Apple in China

January 19, 2014 10:05:55 am

The best tech reads from around the web. This week’s readings are focused on John Legere, Nest, Google's Smart Contact Lenses,

Brain can ‘see’ in the blink of an eye

January 17, 2014 4:58:54 pm

The study was published in the journal Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.