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Cotton Seed Planted By Chinese Lunar Lander Germinates On Moon

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said on Tuesday.

15 January 2019

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Science Body Slams ‘Kauravas Were Test Tube Babies’ Claim At ISC

Andhra University Vice Chancellor G Nageshwar Rao had on Friday said at the Indian Science Congress that Kauravas were born due to stem cell and test tube technologies and that India possessed knowledge about guided missiles...


SpaceX To Lay Off 10% Of Workforce Due To 'Difficult Challenges'

SpaceX would lay off 10 per cent of its roughly 6,000-person workforce as the US-based private spaceflight company attempts to get two expensive projects off the ground.

12 January 2019

From Herbal Sanitary Pads To Edible Cutlery: Children Lead The Way At Science Congress

Recycling, waste management, alternatives for traditional fuels were some of the common themes, reflecting a consciousness among the students of the challenges of life in the twenty-first century and their grit for finding...


Noble Laureates Bury Time-Capsule At ISC, To Be Opened 100 Years Later

At the ongoing 106th Indian Science Congress at LPU, Jalandhar, Nobel Laureates- biochemist Avram Hershko and physicist F. Duncan M. Haldane on Friday buried a time-capsule containing 100 different items.

04 January 2019

Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Signals From Deep Space

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short bursts of radio waves coming from far outside our Milky Way galaxy and scientists believe FRBs emanate from powerful astrophysical phenomena billions of light years away.

10 January 2019

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Chandrayaan-2: India's Second Moon Mission Delayed Again

This is the second time the space agency deferred the Moon mission launch after it was put off the first time in October for unspecified reasons.

03 January 2019

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01 January 2019
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Breaks Record For Smallest Cosmic Object Ever Orbited

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Breaks Record For Smallest Cosmic Object Ever Orbited

NASA broke a record after its smallest cosmic object ever, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully entered into orbit around the asteroid Bennu.


22 December 2018
China Launches First Satellite To Provide Space-Based Broadband Service Worldwide

China Launches First Satellite To Provide Space-Based Broadband Service Worldwide

China in an apparent bid to rival Google and other international firms launched its first communication satellite on Saturday to provide broadband internet...


20 December 2018
Elon Musk Unveils High-Speed Underground Tunnel Prototype

Elon Musk Unveils High-Speed Underground Tunnel Prototype

Elon Musk's vision is to develop a tunnel system that can be expanded and improved like an underground three-dimensional freeway system.


16 December 2018
Need Advanced Equipment As Cyber Technology New Weapon Of Anti-Nationalists: M Venkaiah Naidu

Need Advanced Equipment As Cyber Technology New Weapon Of Anti-Nationalists: M Venkaiah Naidu

Cyber technology is a big and new weapon of anti-nationalists, hence the security forces need new equipment and advanced technologies to deal with the threats,...


11 December 2018
NASA's Voyager 2 Becomes Second Human-Made Object To Reach Interstellar Space

NASA's Voyager 2 Becomes Second Human-Made Object To Reach Interstellar Space

Voyager 2, launched 41 years ago carries a working instrument that will provide first-of-its-kind observations of the nature of this gateway into interstellar...


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05 December 2018
ISRO Successfully Launches Communication Satellite GSAT-11 From French Guinea

ISRO Successfully Launches Communication Satellite GSAT-11 From French Guinea

Blasting off from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou, a French territory located along the northeastern coast of South America at 02:07 am (IST), the Ariane-5...


01 December 2018
No Runways, No Landing Pads, NASA's Martian Quake Sensor 'Insight' Lands At Slight Angle

No Runways, No Landing Pads, NASA's Martian Quake Sensor 'Insight' Lands At Slight Angle

InSight has been engineered to operate on a surface with an inclination up to 15 degrees, the Martian quake sensor sits at about 4-degree angle.


26 November 2018
Scientists Prepare To Sail For 'Blue Whale Faeces Expedition' To Examine Impact On Climate Change

Scientists Prepare To Sail For 'Blue Whale Faeces Expedition' To Examine Impact On Climate Change

Scientists want to show how much the Blue Whales contribute to the functions of the ocean which will help save them.


26 November 2018
Elon Musk Talks About Moving To Mars Despite High Death Risks

Elon Musk Talks About Moving To Mars Despite High Death Risks

There are lots of people who climb mountains and people die on Mount Everest all the time. They still like doing it for the challenge, says Musk.


11 November 2018
World's Largest Brain-Like Supercomputer SpiNNaker Switched On For First Time

World's Largest Brain-Like Supercomputer SpiNNaker Switched On For First Time

SpiNNaker, the supercomputer completely re-thinks the way conventional computers work and will help neuroscientists unlock some of the secrets of how the human...


01 November 2018
Technology Tie-Ups Dominate Italian Prime Minister Conte’s Visit To India

Technology Tie-Ups Dominate Italian Prime Minister Conte’s Visit To India

Conte held a one to one meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a call on by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and addressed the valedictory...


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29 October 2018
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Returns To Science Operations

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Returns To Science Operations

NASA's famed Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal operations and completed its first science observations.


24 October 2018
Driverless Hover-taxi 'Volocopter' To Take Off In Singapore

Driverless Hover-taxi 'Volocopter' To Take Off In Singapore

Volocopter, the driverless hover-taxi is the latest innovation to offer an escape from Asia's monster traffic jams.


09 October 2018
Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 Mistaken For UFO – WATCH Captivating Videos

Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 Mistaken For UFO – WATCH Captivating Videos

With its splendid but perplexing light show after the blast-off, Falcon 9 managed to hog the limelight.


06 October 2018
After 41 Years, NASA's Voyager 2 May Be Near Interstellar Space

After 41 Years, NASA's Voyager 2 May Be Near Interstellar Space

Voyager 2 is little less than 17.7 billion km away from Earth -- or more than 118 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.


21 September 2018
My Dream Was To Become An Astronaut: Ivanka Trump

My Dream Was To Become An Astronaut: Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump said that it has always been her dream to become an astronaut and travel to the space as she toured the Johnson Space Center here.


20 September 2018
Science Has A New Creation: Robotic Skins That Can Activate Stuffed Toys, Shirts And Everything In Between

Science Has A New Creation: Robotic Skins That Can Activate Stuffed Toys, Shirts And Everything In Between

The robotic skin produces makeshift robots that can perform different tasks depending on the properties of the object.


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