Category: Science

Japan aims for 24% renewable energy but keeps nuclear central

Tokyo: Japan's government on Tuesday pledged to modestly boost the amount of energy coming from renewable sources to around a…

NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights

Washington: NASA has announced of testing "quiet" supersonic flights over Texas that could revolutionise air travel. The space agency said…

Help NASA track mosquitoes, reduce disease outbreaks

Washington: NASA has invited citizen scientists to help them track mosquitos known to carry and spread diseases like Zika, West…

Earth’s first animals caused global warming: Study

London: While global warming is deemed as the direct result of man-made activities, a new research has claimed that the…

SpaceX spacecraft carrying AI robot Cimon reaches space station

Washington: A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft loaded with about 2,600 kg of research materials and supplies, including an Artificial Intelligence (AI)…

Gabon’s unique ‘orange crocodiles’ intrigue scientists

Gabon: The West African state of Gabon is famous for its biodiversity but in a galaxy of spectacular finds, one…

NASA scientists to use submarines to hunt for meteorite remains

Washington: Scientists from several organisations in the US, including NASA, are planning to use remote-operated submarines to hunt for the…

Gujarat: Forest department’s remarkable way to dispose waste coconut shells

Gujarat: With increasing air pollution and its adverse effects on health, more and more people are now willing to work…

UAE to tow Antarctic icebergs for water need by early 2020

Dubai: A local firm has launched an official website on United Arab Emirates (UAE)-Iceberg Project to highlight the upcoming stages…

High seas fishing would go broke without ‘massive’ subsidies: study

Tampa: Fishing on the high seas would be an unprofitable business, but for the billions of dollars in government subsidies…

Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels

Paris: Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published Wednesday…

Fiji moves to replant, increase forest land

Suva: Fiji has launched a replanting programme for the Nadarivatu Forest Reserve in the interior of Viti Levu, the country's…

Climate change sinking Arctic archeological treasures

Canada:A mad rush is needed to preserve or catalogue thousands of Arctic archeological sites before they are washed away by…

NASA’s Hubble spots massive cluster of 10 billion-years-old stars

Washington: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a stunning image of a huge collection of ageing stars, believed to be…

New algorithm that may predict your intelligence

New York: Be careful if you lie about your IQ as researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that may tell…

Silk reeling, spinning unit launched in Manipur to promote sericulture

Imphal: With an aim to encourage the local farmers to take up mulberry farming and silkworm rearing, Manipur Sericulture department…

SpaceX rocket carrying AI research blasts off for space station

Washington: A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft loaded with about 2,600 kgs of research and supplies, including experiments investigating cellular biology, Earth…

‘Flying brain’ blasts off on cargo ship toward space station

Tampa: A ball-shaped artificial intelligence robot nicknamed the "flying brain" because it is trained to follow and interact with a…

Cassini finds complex organic molecules from Saturn’s moon

Washington: NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected complex organic much larger and heavier molecules originating from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, strengthening…

Interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua behaves like comet: Scientists

Washington: The mysterious interstellar rock 'Oumuamua could actually be a comet, not an asteroid as earlier believed, suggests new research.…