Mangalyaan. File Photo
Special Arrangement Mangalyaan. File Photo

ISRO realigns orbit of Mars mission spacecraft Mangalyaan


The correction was required to keep the power supply strong during the long-duration eclipse »

Grand Challenge invites ideas in life sciences

M Somasekhar

selected ideas will be eligible for ₹50-lakh award »

NRDC pays Rs 6.5 cr in royalty for 2015-16

M Somasekhar

National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) has paid Rs 6.46 crore in royalty payments for the... »

Over 1,600 killed due to extreme weather patterns in 2016

The IMD said 2016 was the warmest year ever recorded. File Photo


January and February were the warmest winter months ever »

Our Moon is at least 4.51 billion years old: study


The Moon is at least 4.51 billion years old — up to 140 million years older than previously thought... »

NRDC pays ₹6 crore royalty

Our Bureau

The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) has paid ₹6.46 crore royalty payments for the year 2015-16 for the technologies it licensed. The Chairman and Managing Director H Purushotham h... »

Biodegradable bullets to sprout plants

Press Trust of India

The US Army is planning to use biodegradable bullets loaded with special seeds that sprout into plants which can eliminate ammunition debris and contaminants, reducing soil pollution in training grou... »

Mysterious alien signals came from distant dwarf galaxy: study


Rare, short bursts of ‘alien’ cosmic radio waves that puzzled astronomers since there detection nearly 10 years ago may have originated from a dwarf galaxy more than three billion light years from Ea... »

New drug may reduce skin cancer spread by 90%: study


Scientists have developed a new compound that reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 per cent, an advance that may pave the way for a potential new drug to fight the deadly skin cancer. T... »

After Mars, ISRO targeting missions to Venus and Jupiter


After its successful Mars Orbiter Mission (MoM), ISRO is eyeing inter-planetary missions to Jupiter and Venus and is studying their feasibility. “We are looking at other planets that we can explore... »

India leading in some aspects of atomic, molecular physics: Mason

Press Trust of India

India is leading the world in some of the latest aspects of research and application in the field of atomic and molecular physics and is being seen as a collaborative partner in USA, European, and Ch... »

Agni-IV test fire successful

M Somasekhar

This is the missile’s 6th test flight since November 2011 »

NASA missions to add leap second to master clock


NASA missions, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) which watches the Sun, will join timekeepers around the world to add a leap second to its clocks, just before midnight on New Year’s Eve.C... »

Dark matter pioneer dead

Vera Rubin


Vera Rubin, a US astronomer who pioneered work on invisible dark matter in the universe has died at 88, her son said on Monday. Rubin used galaxies’ rotations to discover the first direct evidence... »

Agni V missile launched successfully

The Agni-V missile displayed during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

M Somasekhar

Nuclear enabled missile can hit targets beyond 5,000 km »

New gene technique reverses aging signs in human cell

First boron detection on Mars points to habitability

‘Super sponge’ to clean up oil spills in Arctic

Turbines may boost crop growth

India needs to invest more in public healthcare: WHO

On-board cameras help monitor Resourcesat satellite closely

Remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2A launched successfully

Density of bones could be a biomarker of Alzheimer’s

Pinaka test fired in new avatar

Soma Sekhar

Defence scientists have transformed the multi-barrel Pinaka rocket into a short-range guided missile, and successfully tested it on Thursday.The rocket, now called Guided Pinaka, was test fired from ... »

Jeanette Epps set to become first African-American astronaut to fly to ISS

Jeanette Epps


NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to become the first African-American crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) when she flies to the orbital post in May next year, the US space age... »

Artificial synthetic spider silk maybe used in wound healing


Scientists have developed an synthetic spider silk infused with antibiotic that can be used in drug delivery, regenerative medicine and wound healing. Researchers for the first time showed how ’cli... »

Scientists link higher dementia risk to living near heavy traffic


People who live near roads laden with heavy traffic face a higher risk of developing dementia than those living further away, possibly because pollutants get into their brains via the blood stream, a... »

ISRO to launch record 103 satellites in one go in Feb

Last year, ISRO launched 22 satellites at a go. File Photo


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet South Asian satellite project will take off in March. »

PM to inaugurate Indian Science Congress at Tirupati on Tuesday


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the five-day annual Indian Science Congress at the Sri Venkateswara University here tomorrow.‘Science and Technology for National Development’ would be th... »

‘Leap second’ added to IST


A ‘leap second’ was added to the Indian clock at 5:29.59 hours on Sunday to synchronise with the Earth’s rotational clock. As the atomic clock at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) here struck 23... »

NASA satellite spots stunning view of northern lights

File photo of the wildfires glow underneath The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis.


Just hours after the winter solstice, a mass of energetic particles from the Sun smashed into the magnetic field around Earth stirring up a stunning display of northern lights, which was captured by ... »
space mission

China eyes landing on the ‘dark side’ of moon

Press Trust of India

China on Tuesday said it will launch a lunar probe in 2018 to achieve the world’s first soft landing on the far side of the moon to showcase its ambitious space programme. China will continue its l... »

Arctic heatwave may break records this Christmas

Temperatures throughout November and December this year were five degree Celsius higher than average. File Photo


Temperatures will peak on Christmas Eve around the North Pole — at near-freezing »

Pilot project for hydrogen-powered 3-wheelers to be run in Varanasi

Synthetic diamond to aid mining

Alpha Design inks pact with ISRO for satellites

Soon, charge your phone with a finger swipe

Hardy Tequila plant, a potential drought-resistant crop

Nano Crush stenting technique shows promise for narrow coronary arteries

Groundwater helium level can signal quakes

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