Category: Science

NASA’s Spitzer telescope completes 15 yrs in space

Washington: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the youngest member of the "Great Observatory" programme, has completed 15 years in space. The…

European wind survey satellite launched from French Guyana

Kourou: A new satellite that will use advanced laser technology to track global winds and improve weather forecasts has been…

Nepal restaurant uses robots as waiters

Kathmandu: A newly-launched restaurant in the Nepalese capital is using robots as waiters under the slogan, "where food meets technology".…

NASA probe captures first images of asteroid Bennu

Washington: NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has captured the first glimpse of its distant target…

How did bird-like meat-eating dinosaurs lose their fingers?

Johannesburg: An international team of paleontologists have found how a meat-eating species of dinosaurs, that share many similarities with birds,…

Mizoram women striving towards eco-friendly plastic alternatives

Mizoram: Mizoram is known for its efforts to preserve and protect the green cover from the hazardous use of plastics…

NASA launching laser satellite to study Earth’s changing ice

Washington: NASA is launching a laser-armed satellite next month that will measure -- in unprecedented detail -- changes in the…

New NASA app clicks selfies in ‘out of the world’ locations

Washington: NASA has rolled out a new app that allows you to take a picture of yourself in a virtual…

Birds that blush: scientists document an animal mystery

Washington: Have you ever heard of macaws that blush, much like humans do at an emotional moment? Researchers still don't…

European satellite launched to improve weather forecasting

Berlin: A European satellite was launched into a polar orbit, marking the beginning of a coordinated mission to improve weather…

Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists confirm water ice on Moon

Washington: Using data from a NASA instrument aboard the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, a team of scientists has confirmed there is water…

‘Earth Anthem’ penned by Indian diplomat garners global support

Brasilia: With growing global support towards an anthem for the planet, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has also…

Can brain suppress the act of revenge?

Washington: Humans are sensitive beings and revenge comes as a byproduct of that sensitivity. Provoked by the feeling of anger,…

NASA’s InSight spacecraft crosses halfway mark to Mars

Washington: NASA's InSight spacecraft that is en route to Mars, has passed the halfway mark to its destination and all…

First satellite to measure global winds set for launch

Paris: A satellite designed to measure Earth's global wind patterns is set to be hoisted into orbit Tuesday from the…

Study finds link between modern-man hands, stone tools

Washington: When talking about early stone tools, researchers rarely mention about the involvement of human hands in actually developing those…

Contact lenses not environment-friendly

Washington: Turns out, if disposed off carelessly, the same contact lenses that help improve your vision could also end up…

Optimistic about Mars Opportunity rover, says NASA

Washington: There's reason to be optimistic about Mars Opportunity rover that has been silent since June 10, after getting caught…

This wireless system can track tumours, help dispense drugs

New York: A team of researchers including a scientist of Indian origin has developed an "in-body GPS" system that can…

Permafrost carbon leak could peak within a few decades: Study

Washington: Arctic permafrost's expected gradual thawing due to climate change and the associated influx of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere…