The second and final qualification motor (QM-2) test for the Space Launch System’s booster is seen, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems test facilities in Promontory, Utah. During the Space Launch System flight the boosters will provide more than 75 percent of the thrust needed to escape the gravitational pull of the Earth.
NASA/Bill Ingalls The second and final qualification motor (QM-2) test for the Space Launch System’s booster is seen, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems test facilities in Promontory, Utah. During the Space Launch System flight the boosters will provide more than 75 percent of the thrust needed to escape the gravitational pull of the Earth.

NASA tests rocket booster for space mission


A booster for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, has been su... »

Google Lunar XPrize: TeamIndus to crowd source ideas

As part of the Google Lunar XPrize, TeamIndus will have to successfully place a robot on the moon’s surface that will move around for at least 500 metres and send back high-definition video and images back to Earth.


In a unique opportunity, youngsters from across the country are being invited to design an experim... »

ISRO launches 20 satellites in one go

Smoke left behind by the PSLV C-34 rocket launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation from Sriharikota, visible above the Chepauk stadium in Chennai on Wednesday. - TE Raja Simhan


Setting a record in its space programme, India today successfully launched 20 satellites, including... »

ISRO chief: Want to raise satellite launches to 12-18 a year

A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO (file photo)


ISRO today said it is looking at increasing the number of satellite launches to 12-18 per year whil... »

With Swayam in orbit, Pune engg college takes a giant leap in space


It was a euphoric moment for students of the College of Engineering here as the academic satellite ... »

Capsule carrying space station crew lands in Kazakhstan

The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Timothy Peake of Britain, Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Timothy Kopra of the U.S., surrounded by ground personnel, rest shortly after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan, on Saturday.


A Soyuz capsule carrying a Russian, an American and a Briton from the International Space Station made a parachute landing on the steppe near the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan on Saturday, NASA television... »

China bets on navigation system


China today said its homegrown navigation system, deemed as rival to the US’ Global Positioning System (GPS), is expected to serve global users by 2020 and will provide open satellite navigation serv... »

Robot Betty starts work as trainee office manager in UK

Press Trust of India

It runs on Artificial Intelligence-driven software developed by University of Birmingham »

The Raman Effect and the scattering of Wi-Fi!

Beautiful mind Sir CV Raman

Chitra Narayanan

On World Wi-Fi Day, the villages from which two of India’s Nobel Laureates hail will get connected »

Turning atmospheric CO2 into rock in just two years

Press Trust of India

In a breakthrough towards mitigating climate change, scientists have discovered a quick and permanent method to remove human-produced carbon dioxide from the atmosphere — by turning it into harmless ... »

It’s raining high-tech at colonial-era monsoon forecast centre

The South-West monsoon hit Kochi on Wednesday, marking the
start of the life-sustaining rainy season


India's forecasting of the monsoon — the crop-nourishing seasonal rains that are the lifeblood for farmers in the country of 1.3 billion people — is getting a high-tech makeover. Jettisoning a stat... »

Scientists unravel X-Files DNA mystery


Scientists have unlocked a crucial part of the mystery as to how our DNA can replicate and repair itself, something which is essential for all life forms. The new research, conducted by leading sci... »

NASA probe captures Pluto in twilight

In this highest-resolution image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, great blocks of Pluto’s water-ice crust appear jammed together in the informally named al-Idrisi mountains.

Press Trust of India

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back a stunning image of Pluto, showing sunlight filtering through and illuminating the icy dwarf planet’s complex atmospheric haze layers. The image was... »

Icrisat scientists decode groundnut DNA sequencing

K V Kurmanath

A global team of 51 scientists from four countries have decoded the complete DNA sequencing of the ancestor of the groundnut, or peanut. This could help develop improved groundnut varieties, with b... »

ISRO to launch record 22 satellites in single mission in June


ISRO today said it will launch a record 22 satellites in a single mission next month. “After the current reusable launch vehicle, the next experiment what we have to do we have to worry about that.... »

Are carcinogens lurking in your bread?

India successfully launches its own ‘space shuttle’

UN Report: 40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels

A vaccine, a few lifestyle changes can prevent liver diseases

Compound found in wine may counteract effects of high fat diet

‘Smart’ paper responds to gestures

Canadian researchers develop world’s first holographic flexible smartphone

Found! A black hole 660 m times bigger than Sun

Gravitational waves detected again from black hole collision

Press Trust of India

For the second time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves created by the collision of two black holes 1.4 billion light years away, which once again confirms Einstein’s theory of ge... »

Gene editing alters butterfly wing designs


Scientists have succeeded in altering the patterns on a butterfly’s wings by tweaking just one or two genes, an advance that may help understand how colour patterns and shapes evolved in the insects. »

May 2016 hottest on record: NASA


On May 20 Barrow, Alaska recorded the earliest snowmelt in 78 years of recorded climate history. »

New powerful tool to bring personalised medicine closer


Scientists have developed a powerful tool for determining the inherent biological differences between individuals, an advance that may lead to personalised medicine for treating disorders such as dia... »

Scientists trying to tweak photosynthesis to boost rice yields

LN Revathy

How does one get a better yield of the paddy? By supercharging its photosynthesis, hope researchers at the International C4 Rice Consortium. The researchers are trying to make rice plants switch... »

New method to make glass ‘smart’ developed

Press Trust of India

In a major step towards ‘smart glass’ applications such as 3-D display screens or remote radiation sensors, scientists have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nano particles into glass, ... »

Compliance is the watchword

Allies Interactive/

Aesha Datta

In the wake of what is being called a “historic” pact — the Paris Agreement reached in December 2015 — World Environment Day 2016 hopefully heralds an age of environmental optimism. In the ensuing ... »

New 3D printer that allows design changes on the fly

Press Trust of India

Scientists have developed a new interactive 3D printing system that can allow designers to make changes to their model while it is still in the printer. Three-dimensional printing has become a powe... »
Space Science

International Space Station astronauts inflate first space ‘habitat’

A combination of images provided by NASA shows the inflation of the
new experimental room at the International Space Station


An initial attempt to inflate the experimental fabric module on Thursday had failed »

With its shuttle, ISRO on low-cost Space Odyssey

This photograph, released by the Indian Space Research Organisation, shows a scale version of a Reusable Launch Vehicle as it blasts off from Sriharikota

M Somasekhar

Successful test flight of Reusable Launch Vehicle can cut satellite placement cost »

May take 10 years for India to have reusable rocket: Scientist

Nearly half of all heart attacks are ‘silent’

NASA super pressure balloon begins around-the-world journey

ISRO all set for a big leap into space

Geospatial Bill: DST policy paper at odds with Home Ministry’s draft legislation

Virtual heart tool to predict sudden cardiac death risk

Mercury gets a place in the sun

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