Rockets: ours and theirs

M Ramesh

While countries like US spend billions of dollars, ISRO has to make do with limited funds & public sector cramps »

ISRO launches 630-tonne GSLV Mk III

The 630-tonne GSLV Mk III lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

TE Raja Simhan

The Indian Space Research Organisation ended the year 2014 on a high note with the successful la... »  

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finds methane, organic chemicals

The first definitive detection of Martian organic chemicals in material on the surface of Mars came from analysis by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover of sample powder from this mudstone target,


Methane in the Martian atmosphere and organic chemicals in the red planet's soil are the latest... »  

Jail term for nuclear safety rules violation


Contravention of any rule under Section 17 of the Atomic Energy Act, which pertains to safety pr... »

Today’s GSLV launch, a critical test for the Indian space agency

M Ramesh

The Indian space agency’s launch of its GSLV (geostationary launch vehicle) on Thursday will mar... »

ISRO commences countdown for GSLV Mark III launch

GSLV Mk-III integrated with CARE at Second Launch Pad


The 24-and-a-half hour countdown for India’s maiden experimental launch of latest generation vehicle GSLV Mark III, also carrying the ‘Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE), began... »

Corneal blindness: stem cells may provide alternative cure

Sayan Basu, corneal surgeon and scientist at LV Prasad Eye Institute with James L Funderburgh (on screen), Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Pittsburg School of Medicine. PV SIVAKUMAR

G Naga Sridhar

There could be an alternative to corneal transplantation to cure blindness, thanks to collaborative research findings by a research team from India and the US. The animal studies conducte... »

Giant asteroid poses no threat to Earth: NASA


A newly spotted mountain-sized asteroid is heading for Earth but it poses no threat to the planet, according to NASA. NASA researchers said the 400-metre sized asteroid discovered by Rus... »

NASA Mars rover finds key evidence for lake at landing site

This evenly layered rock photographed by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover on Aug. 7, 2014, shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit not far from where flowing water entered a lake.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS


Billions of years ago, a lake once filled the 96-mile- (154-km) wide crater being explored by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, bolstering evidence that the planet most like Earth in the solar system w... »  

First orbit raising manoeuvre on GSAT-16 completed


A day after the successful launch of GSAT-16, the Liquid Apogee Motor of the communication satellite was fired today, in the first orbit raising manoeuvre. “First Apogee Manoeuvre Firing... »

New compound rapidly eliminates malaria parasite


A promising new anti-malarial compound tricks the immune system to rapidly destroy red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite without damaging healthy cells, a new study has found. »

PM lauds scientists for successful launch of GSAT-16


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed scientists for the successful launch of GSAT-16 communication satellite, saying it will become a major asset for the country’s space programme.“Kud... »

Orion spacecraft marks dawn of new chapter in space exploration: US


The successful test flight of the Orion spacecraft is the dawn of a new chapter in space exploration, the White House today said after NASA’s unmanned spacecraft completed its first test flight. <... »  

GSAT-16 rescheduled for launch on Saturday


India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-16 will be launched early tomorrow from Kourou in French Guiana after it was deferred due to inclement weather at the launch base, ISRO said today.<... »

Checking emails too often can cause stress

The research found that people find it difficult to resist the temptation of checking their emails.


Feeling stressed? You may be suffering from inbox burnout! People feel less stressed when they check their emails less often, a new study has found.The research also found that peopl... »

Sons’ intelligence linked to dads’ criminal history

ISRO rushes to clarify on GSLV Mark III launch

Turning sawdust into petrol

New terahertz devices could strengthen security

Mangalyaan named among best inventions of 2014

Just one gram of turmeric a day could boost memory!

ISRO chosen for Indira Gandhi prize for peace, disarmament

Indian diabetics consume high amount of carbohydrates: study

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider to restart by March 2015


The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN here will restart for its second three-year run in March 2015 that will see the world’s most powerful particle accelerator double its collisional energy. »

No one really knows how long Ebola can live: Study


No one really knows whether the deadly Ebola virus can survive on glass surfaces or counter-tops or how long it remains active in water, wastewater, or sludge, new research has found. “Th... »

Pluto-bound spacecraft ends hibernation to start mission

An artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, currently en route to Pluto, is shown in this handout image provided by Science@NASA. After nine years and a journey of 3 billion miles (4.8 billion km), NASA's New Horizons robotic probe has woken from hibernation to begin its unprecedented mission: the study of the icy dwarf planet Pluto and its home, the Kuiper Belt. A pre-set alarm clock roused New Horizons from its electronic slumber at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) on December 6, 2014.


After nine years and a journey of 3 billion miles (4.8 billion km), NASA's New Horizons robotic probe awoke from hibernation on Saturday to begin an unprecedented mission to study the icy dwarf pl... »

Global warming threat cut slightly: Study


Projected global warming this century has slowed but is still at a severe rate after promises by China, the United States and the European Union to limit greenhouse gas emissions, a scientific stu... »

Curiosity rover clicks selfie on Mars


NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has clicked a new selfie near a sandstone outcrop in Gale Crater’s Kimberley region of the Red Planet. The laser-armed, one-tonne rover used the camera at the... »

Australian researchers set world record in solar energy efficiency


In a world first, Australian researchers have converted over 40 per cent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. The record efficien... »

India’s communication satellite GSAT-16 launched successfully


Augmenting India’s space capacity to boost communication services, its latest satellite GSAT-16 was successfully launched on board Arianespace rocket from the space port of Kourou in French Guiana... »

GSAT-16 launch deferred for second time due to bad weather


Hit by inclement weather, the launch of India’s latest communication satellite GSAT—16 was deferred for the second time after it was rescheduled to be put into space in the early hours tomorrow by... »

NASA counts down to Orion’s 1st step to Mars

The final polls have been conducted and all the launch and flight teams report the spacecraft and rocket are go for liftoff at 7:17 a.m. EST.


The Orion spacecraft, designed to carry humans farther in deep space than ever before, is poised to blast off today in what NASA hailed as a first step in mankind’s journey to Mars. No as... »

NASA gets new countdown clock ahead of Orion lift-off

A new countdown display has been constructed in the place of the former analog countdown clock at the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The display is a modern, digital LED display akin to stadium monitors. It allows television images to be shown along with numbers.
Image Credit: NASA


NASA has a new space capsule on the launch pad and a new high—tech countdown clock to go with it. The multimedia display was lit up on Tuesday and counting down the hours, minutes and sec... »  

Genetic mutation allowed humans to digest alcohol

Earthlings to send 90,000 hellos to Mars

Obesity to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO agency

New synthetic platelets for better bleeding control

New artificial intelligence software boosts web searches

New method to make Ebola diagnoses quicker, cheaper

Hyderabad to host national meet on soil science

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