'Sensory skin' to detect damage outside spacecraft (15:52)
Washington, March 26 (IANS) Scientists at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are developing a system that acts like a sensory skin to help astronauts to know exactly when the outside of their spacecraft has been damaged.

NASA mission to study cosmic material between stars (13:02)
Washington, March 26 (IANS) NASA has announced plans to launch a balloon-borne observatory to study the emissions from the cosmic material found between stars, known as the interstellar medium.

Humans, smartphones often fail to detect morph photos (12:46)
London, March 26 (IANS) A group of researchers has demonstrated that both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards.

'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer (12:38)
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Tapping into the trend of repurposing old approved drugs to treat totally different diseases -- a strategy that led to the development of Viagra, researchers at IIT-Kanpur have shown how a malaria drug can be used to tackle drug resistance in metastatic prostate cancer.

Quadruped robot can change steps with speed (11:48)
Tokyo, March 26 (IANS) In a first, a research group has found that by changing only its parameter related to speed, a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its steps.

NASA's Juno probe set for fifth close flyby of Jupiter (11:26)
Washington, March 26 (IANS) NASA said its Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday.

This algorithm can predict users' affinity towards mobile game (11:22)
London, March 26 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game.

Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize (With Images) (08:38)
By Arul Louis
New York, March 26 (IANS) A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students.

Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plants (17:30)
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce, an official said on Saturday.

Brtish teenager points out error in NASA data (13:34)
London, March 25 (IANS) A 17-year-old Brtish teenager pointed out a major error in a set of data that NASA collects from the International Space Station (ISS), the media reported.

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk (12:50)
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.

Purest, most massive brown dwarf identified (10:36)
London, March 25 (IANS) A record breaking brown dwarf -- a star too small for nuclear fusion -- with the purest composition and the highest mass yet known has been identified by an international team of astronomers.

Flexible glass for tiny medical devices developed (16:30)
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex, adding a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

New vitamin may help DNA repair, reverse ageing process (15:40)
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Scientists have identified a vitamin that plays a key role in repairing damaged DNA and may lead to the development of a drug that can reverse ageing, fight cancer as well as help in space travel.

Facial recognition tech helps diagnose rare genetic disease (15:30)
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that mainly affects children of African, Asian and Latin American descent, paving the way for physicians to diagnose the disease by snapping a photo.

Astronauts to spacewalk for orbiting lab's upgrade (12:02)
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Starting Friday, Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) to prepare for the future arrival of commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware, NASA said.

Gravitational waves boot monster black hole from galactic core (11:04)
Washington, March 24 (IANS) NASA's Hubble space telescope has detected a supermassive black hole that has been kicked out of the centre of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves.

Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative (21:52)
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to formally join New Delhi's 'South Asia Satellite' initiative, through which the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite for serving the South Asia region.

India urged to intensify research for multi-drug resistant TB (18:18)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) As India continues to have 24 per cent of the world's total Tuberculosis (TB) burden, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) on Thursday called for a comprehensive research in multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis, citing that resistance to antimicrobials is growing at a faster rate than discovery of newer and more potent drugs.

NASA to use laser communication for high-speed space 'internet' (13:00)
Washington, March 23 (IANS) In a step towards verifying the efficacy of laser communications for speedier data rates for connections between spacecraft and the Earth, NASA said it is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration mission.

Sea ice sinks to record lows at both poles this year (12:52)
Washington, March 23 (IANS) While Arctic Sea ice reached this year a record low wintertime maximum extent, sea ice around Antarctica also hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, scientists have said.

34 Indian scientists to meet Nobel laureates in Germany (16:02)
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) As many as 34 young Indian scientists have been invited for the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany from June 25 to 30, it was announced on Wednesday.

Gel-like coating can boost lithium-sulfur battery performance (14:14)
New York, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have developed an ultra-thin gel-like coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries.

Rosetta probe records growing crack on comet (13:56)
New York, March 22 (IANS) A large and growing crack on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko recorded by European Space Agency's Rosetta mission suggests that the comet might split up one day, says a new study.

Seoul says Pyongyang failed in missile test (Lead) (11:40)
Seoul, March 22 (IANS) South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that North Korea failed in its test-firing of a missile that was believed to have exploded in the air, a media report said.

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