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Indian students win global aerospace competition (17:36)
Dehradun, June 28 (IANS) Students from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) here have left behind 39 teams from across the world by winning the first position at the global aerospace competition CanSat held in Texas, US, this year.

Israeli Nobel laureates laud Modi (17:12)
By Sahana Ghosh IANS Photo Service
Lindau (Germany), June 28 (IANS) Excited over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Israel, Israeli Nobel laureates have called him "courageous" and "honest" and expressed confidence in his abilities to "fix" India.

Astronomers discover orbiting supermassive black holes (15:16)
San Francisco, June 28 (IANS) In what is being hailed as a "groundbreaking discovery", astronomers have for the first time observed two supermassive black holes orbiting around each other in a distant galaxy.

Research warns against liberal consumption of good fat (15:10)
San Francisco, June 28 (IANS) Liberal consumption of so-called good fats like those found in olive oil and avocados may lead to fatty liver disease, a risk factor for metabolic disorders like Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, a new research has said.

GSAT-17 launch to augment India's communication satellites fleet (14:54) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) India on Thursday will augment its fleet of communication satellites with the launch of GSAT-17 through Ariane 5 rocket, said the European Space Agency Arianespace.

NASA a step closer to building quieter supersonic X-plane (12:16) IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 28 (IANS) In a major step towards building an actual X-plane, NASA has completed the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design.

Water exists in two different forms, shows a study (18:18) IANS Photo Service
London, June 27 (IANS) Water comes in two different forms -- low density and high density, new research has found.

'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts (16:42)
New York, June 27 (IANS) Using machine learning algorithm, US researchers have developed a novel brain imaging technology that can "read minds" and identify complex thoughts with 87 per cent accuracy.

Uranus' unusual rotation creates light switch effect: Study (15:46)
New York, June 27 (IANS) Uranus' magnetosphere -- the region defined by the icy planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it -- gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet, scientists have discovered.

'India rejigging bilateral science schemes to fit in with national plans' (12:52)
By Sahana Ghosh IANS Photo Service
Lindau (Germany), June 27 (IANS) India is reorienting some of its bilateral science and technology schemes with partnering nations to fit in with its national priorities such as Make in India and Smart City project, according to a top Indian official.

2nd n-plant at Kudankulam to restart generation soon (10:48) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will restart generation soon, said a senior official of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

NASA says no pending announcement on alien life (10:22)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) US space agency NASA said that it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life, following a wave of media reports that it was about to announce the evidence of alien life.

India should aim to get 40% electricity from n-power by 2050: Former AEC chief (Interview) (15:34)
By Sirshendu Panth IANS Photo Service
Moscow, June 26 (IANS) Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, says former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief M R Srinivasan.

Breakthrough made in drought-resistant crops development (14:12)
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) A team of Australian researchers believes that they have made a breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops after being able to "close the pores" on leaves.

SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches (09:32) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) SpaceX has completed two back-to-back successful missions this weekend, the company's quickest launch turnaround yet, the media reported.

Hacking group believes NASA will announce discovery of aliens (16:42)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Anonymous -- the loose collective of hackers and online activists -- claims that the US space agency NASA is all set to announce the discovery of alien life, the media reported.

New design improves flexible wearable electronics' performance (12:18)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that can rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.

Mysterious Mars-sized object lurking at edge of solar system (11:06)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found evidence of an unknown, Mars-sized "planetary mass object" lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.

Bioengineers create durable device for diabetes monitoring (10:58)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, at The University of Texas have developed a durable and versatile wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration.

Researchers create insulators for long lasting electronics (16:36)
San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) At a time when the quest is for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, researchers from the University of California-Riverside have built topological insulators (TI) for quicker and longer-lasting electronics.

New camera design to make smartphones slimmer (16:34)
New York, June 24 (IANS) To make smartphones more slimmer, a group of engineers has developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA).

Having smartphone within reach reduces brain power: Study (13:54) IANS Photo Service
New York, June 24 (IANS) Having a smartphone within sight or within easy reach - even if it is switched off - can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone, shows an interesting research.

NASA CHESS mission to probe interstellar cloud (11:18)
Washington, June 24 (IANS) The third flight for the NASA-funded CHESS mission to probe how the interstellar cloud is structured is scheduled to take place on June 27.

SpaceX launches Bulgarian satellite on reused first stage (07:36)
Washington, June 24 (IANS) A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Bulgarian communications satellite, a mission that marked the second time the company reused the rockets first stage.

Proud of Indian scientists working on world's largest telescope: Minister (21:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday praised Indian scientists for their contribution toward the world's biggest telescope -- Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which is under development.

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