A view of Mars Orbiter spacecraft control room during Trans Mars Injection Operation
ISRO A view of Mars Orbiter spacecraft control room during Trans Mars Injection Operation

ISRO’s Mars Orbiter completes 80% of journey

Inching closer to the red planet, India’s ambitious Mars Orbiter spacecraft has covered more tha... »

Biosimilars set for growth in India: BioAsia-KPMG study

India is expected to account for 20-25 per cent of global biosimilars in next five years, ac... »

Shuttle astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Retired US astronaut Henry “Hank” Hartsfield Jr, who flew on three shuttle missions including as... »

New video game calms down angry kids

British developers of a new video game claim it can help stressed and angry children learn how t... »

NASA's rover discovers huge meteorite on Mars

Mars rover Curiosity finds iron meteorite on Mars. Photo: Special Arrangement
Heavy metal! NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has discovered its first meteorite on the Red Planet —... »

Curiosity’s images show Earth-like soils on Mars

Images and data captured by the Mars rover Curiosity suggest that the red planet would have been warmer and wetter some 3.7 billion years ago, scientists say. Soil deep in a crater datin... »

Indo-Russian joint venture working on BrahMos-Mini missile

Indo-Russian joint venture firm BrahMos Aerospace today said it is developing a smaller version of the 290-km supersonic cruise missile for enabling its deployment on submarines and smaller fighte... »

India’s Mars orbiter to reach its destination in 75 days

India's Mars Orbiter spacecraft Exactly 75 days from today, India’s Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target. Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has travelled 5... »

Seven new dwarf galaxies discovered

Astronomers have used a new type of telescope to discover seven new dwarf galaxies. Yale University astronomers used a new type of telescope made by stitching together telephoto lenses and discove... »

Want to lose weight? Try high-protein diet

Instead of counting calories for weight loss, it is better to boost the protein content of your diet, a new study has found.Researchers at the University of Sydney say that high-protein diets may... »

NASA to launch carbon dioxide monitoring satellite today

This black-and-white infrared view shows the launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard. American space agency NASA is all set to launch a satellite designed to study atmospheric carbon dioxide today, after it cancelled the lift-off in the final minute of the countdown yesterday. »

Air safety: Germany develops wake turbulence warning system

A new warning system is being developed in Germany to protect aircraft during takeoffs and landings from dangerous wake turbulence from aircraft ahead of them. Wake turbulence has variou... »

SIPRA Labs institute cash awards for scientific research

In efforts to promote research among young science students, SIPRA Labs Hyderabad has instituted cash awards to students undertaking research at reputed academic institutes in the country. »

France ‘happy with progress’ on Rafale fighter aircraft deal

Joining hands Laurent Fabius, Foreign Minister of France, with
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at Hyderabad House in New
Delhi on Monday. KAMAL NARANG

France has said it is “pretty optimistic” about the progress of the Rafale fighter aircraft deal.Addressing a press conference here on Monday, visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent F... »

IICT scientist bags UP govt award

Surya Prakash Singh, a scientist at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), here has received the young scientist award from the government of Uttar Pradesh below 35 years of age. »

PSLV-C23 lifts off with five foreign satellites

Rosaiah congratulates ISRO scientists

NASA launches flight to test new Mars-landing technology

Govt panel working on nuclear insurance pool

Gamma ray telescope ready to be shifted to Hanle in Ladakh

New type of dust discovered on Mars

New evidence shows particle found in 2012 is the Higgs boson

Akash missile test fired at low altitude

Baboons groom more powerful mates for favours

Baboons groom other more powerful members early in the morning so that they will be favoured through the rest of the day, a new study has found.Social animals often develop relationships wi... »

US launches Cygnus space freighter to ISS

The private spacecraft Cygnus launched on Sunday from a space pad in the US state of Virginia, carrying provisions for the orbiting space station crew and other freight. NASA said Cygnus... »

Portable, inexpensive radiation detector developed

Researchers have developed an inexpensive and portable device which is smaller than a golf ball and can detect radiation, its type and intensity, and whether or not it poses a health risk.N... »

Bihar to ban illegal sale of Oxytocin

Bihar Government on Friday announced that it would launch a special drive against illegal sale of the Oxytocin used to extract milk from cattle and in vegetables.Besides banning the open sa... »

Yeti, Bigfoot debunked

Image: Wikimedia Commons For those who believe in the yeti, the news can only be described as, well, abominable. Science has cast its methodical eye on samples of hair reputed to have been left by the Himalayan s... »

Laser therapy offers a glimmer of hope for many

Laser-powered medical treatments are increasingly finding takers as patients are beginning to opt for alternatives to pain medicines. Doctor Johar's Dental Clinic in Bangalore sees an ave... »

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution

This black-and-white infrared view shows the launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard. The US space agency is to launch today a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. The launch of the Orbiting Carbon... »

Scientist at BITS Pilani develops device to test antibiotic sensitivity

A new low-cost portable device to test antibiotic sensitivity has been developed by Suman Kapur, a scientist at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus. The technology is being transferred to an i... »

Develop a SAARC satellite as gift to neighbours: Modi to scientists

Global edge Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the scientists after the successful launch of PSLV-C23
from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Monday. Also seen are Union Minister Venkiah Naidu and
ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged space scientists to develop a SAARC satellite that offers a range of applications and services to help neighbouring countries. “We can dedicate this sate... »

Space debris: It’s a big clutter up there

The launch of the PSLV-C-23 rocket on Monday had to be held back by three minutes to avoid the possibility of collision with space debris. In October 2011 PSLV-C-18 was delayed by one minute for t... »

Cost of Mars mission cheaper than making Hollywood film Gravity: Modi

Modi congratulates scientists for PSLV-C23 launch

PM to witness PSLV C-23 rocket launch

India set to open a new window to universe in two years

DNA protects itself from UV light

NASA Curiosity rover completes a year on Mars in Martian time

Time travel simulated using light particle

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