iLife introduces gene test for breast cancer risk

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Genetics and genomics company iLife Discoveries has introduced a new gene test in India t... »

India to have 70 super computers for high-level research

The computer would have a capacity (speed) of half petaflop to 20 petaflop, but by the time the project reaches its full peak, the speed of the super computers can go up to 50 petaflop.


The government has begun the process of having 70 super computers in the country, which will ena... »

2-day workshop on satellite launch vehicle design


The Systems Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram chapter, will organise a workshop on electromag... »

NASA Curiosity rover adjusts route due to slippery slopes

The Martian outcrop where pale rock meets darker overlying rock near the middle of this May 21, 2015, view is an example of a geological contact. Such contacts can reveal clues about how environmental conditions that produced one type of rock were related to conditions that produced the other.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found a new route to some interesting rocks after its original p... »

Scientists capture 360 degree panoramic view of Moon


Scientists have successfully captured 360 degree panoramic views of the Moon by using a rugged c... »

New robot learns things similar to humans


Scientists have developed new algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error — much like humans learn new tasks, marking a major milestone in artificial intelligence. <... »

ISRO set to replace foreign-leased transponders in two years


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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to replace the 96 foreign-leased transponders with indigenous built ones within a couple of years.“ISRO is planning three GSAT... »

New technique may help detect life on Mars

Visits to Mars by unmanned probes from NASA and the European Space Agency have found evidence that a prime condition for life once may have existed: water.


Humans have always fantasised of “little green men” from Mars, and scientists have now come up with a new way to search for traces of alien life on the red planet. Visits to Mars by unma... »

Tech incubator for medical devices ready for launch in Thiruvananthapuram

Vinson Kurian

The Union Minister for Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan, will launch here tomorrow what is billed as the country’s first technology business incubator exclusively for medical devices and biom... »

Indian wins NASA contest to name Mercury crater

This colorful view of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map imaging campaign during MESSENGER's primary mission.


Enheduanna, the name suggested by an Indian space enthusiast, is one of the winners of a NASA contest to name five new craters on Mercury. The five winning names for the craters are: Enhe... »

Failed Russian spacecraft falls from orbit, burns up

A still from a video camera aboard Russia's Progress 59 cargo ship that showed the vehicle clearly spinning in orbit shortly after its launch. Russian engineers are working to regain control of the unmanned spacecraft. - Photo Copyright: NASA TV


An unmanned Russian spaceship loitering in orbit after a failed cargo run to the International Space Station plunged into Earth's atmosphere on Thursday, the Russian space agency reported. »

Saturn’s moon Enceledus may harbour life: study


Scientists have unveiled the pH of water spewing from a geyser-like plume on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, a discovery that suggests it is a promising candidate to harbour life. The finding fr... »

Mars’ surface may hold briny water: study

The Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes temperature and humidity sensors mounted on the rover's mast. One of the REMS booms extends to the left from the mast in this view.


Briny water may exist under certain conditions on the surface of Mars but it may not support life, data collected on the red planet by NASA’s Curiosity rover indicates. The finding is bas... »

ISRO in transition phase to optimising costs: Chairman

ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar inaugurating the conference on Recent Trends in Aerospace System Integration and Testing held at ISRO propulsion complex at Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli District on Friday. Photo: A Shaikmohideen

Vinson Kurian

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has entered a transition phase where it is optimising costs without compromising demand, says AS Kiran Kumar, Chairman. This is essential to ach... »

NASA spacecraft spots possible ice cap on Pluto

An artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft and Pluto


NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted surface features on the icy world, including a possible polar cap, images released on Wednesday show. With 60 million miles (97 mill... »

ISRO to launch PSLV, GSLV this year

Aftershocks can continue for a few weeks, say seismologists

Moon formed 4.47 billion years ago: Study

Chandrayaan-2 launch slated to take place in 2017-18: ISRO Chief

Mars may hold liquid water: NASA

Scientists warming up to ‘cold fusion’, see potential in ‘other nuclear’ energy

Annadurai takes over as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre

NASA-funded engine may take humans to Mars in 39 days!

World’s largest particle collider busts record: CERN

Protons collide at 13 TeV sending showers of particles through the ALICE detector (Image: ALICE)


The world’s largest particle smasher broke the record for energy levels late Wednesday in a test run after a two-year upgrade, CERN announced today.“Last night, protons collided in the Larg... »

NASA offers $2.25 mn prize for building 3D-printed space habitat


NASA is offering $2.25 million in prize for designing and building a 3D-printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the journey to Mars. The multi-phase 3-D Printed Habitat Chal... »

ISRO’s new multipurpose radar can track space debris

M. Ramesh

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is close to commissioning its new, home-made radar system that is capable of tracking several objects at the same time. The radar will give I... »

Innovators set their sights on the big pitch

Vikas Karade, Creator, TabPlan 3D being feted at the IIGP meet

Preeti Mehra

A record 1,300 applications were received in response to a call this year for innovators under the Department of Science & Technology and Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growt... »

Space tech can zero in on heartbeat 30 feet under rubble

A man walks along damaged houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Press Trust of India

A new heartbeat-detecting device developed by NASA has helped rescue four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris in Nepal after a killer earthquake devastated the cou... »

Data science, the future of digitisation

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Large corporations such as Amazon, Ebay, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn are as much data science companies as they are leaders of specific domains. Global data science market is projected... »

Scientists find first proof of planetary system under formation


Scientists have for the first time observed a planetary system under formation around a young star 450 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. The researchers found that circu... »

NASA’s 10-engine electric plane completes flight test

A team at NASA's Langley Research Center is developing a concept of a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft.


NASA has developed and successfully flight tested a battery-powered plane with 10 engines that can take off and land like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The Greased L... »

NASA’s Messenger crashes into Mercury

The final image provided by NASA's MESSENGER on April 30, 2015 before it crashed on Mercury. Photo credit: NASA


NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has crashed into the surface of Mercury, ending its historic 11-year mission that provided valuable data and thousands of images of the planet.Mission controller... »

Unmanned Russian spacecraft ‘plunging to Earth’

A still from a video camera aboard Russia's Progress 59 cargo ship that showed the vehicle clearly spinning in orbit shortly after its launch. Russian engineers are working to regain control of the unmanned spacecraft. - Photo Copyright: NASA TV


An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station is plunging back to Earth and apparently out of control, an official said today. “It has started... »

Two-way manned trip to Mars possible with electric solar sail

NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in two weeks

NASA spacecraft beams back its first colour image of Pluto

Paracetamol may blunt positive emotions: study

NASA offers $18,000 to people to stay in bed

Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes

Harsh Vardhan lauds NAL’s spinoff products

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