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Now track Tesla Roadster in space (12:00) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) An electrical engineer working in the aerospace industry has created a website to track Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Roadster -- the car tied to Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX -- which is zooming through space.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch now on Feb 21 (10:04) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Elon Musk-run SpaceX will now launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink broadband satellites and the Paz radar-imaging satellite for Spain on Wednesday.

Make Pluto a planet again, 6-year-old girl urges NASA (17:02)
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Six-year-old Cara O'Connor of Ireland, who dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut one day, wrote a letter to the space agency urging it to reclassify Pluto as a planet, The Washington Post reported this week.

'Rock stripes' on Mars could suggest actions of water (15:34) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, which reached its 5,000th Martian day, or sol, this week has observed possible "rock stripes" that could suggest actions of water, wind or other processes on the Red Planet.

Humans would be 'pretty upbeat' to news of alien life: Study (12:06)
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Have you wondered how would people react if scientists ever detect alien life in the universe? Humans would be "pretty upbeat" and welcome the news, finds a study.

Scientists uncover hidden details in Picasso's painting (07:02)
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) An international team of scientists has used multiple modes of light to uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso's masterpiece "La Misereuse accroupie" or "The Crouching Woman."

NASA's Kepler discovers nearly 100 new exoplanets (14:26) IANS Photo Service
London, Feb 17 (IANS) An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets -- planets located outside our solar system.

Hubble captures Neptune's foul-smelling storm as it dies (13:42) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) NASA's Hubble space telescope has captured Neptune's mysterious dark storm, that probably smells like rotten eggs, shrinking out of existence.

Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy is of same size, not bigger (15:36) IANS Photo Service
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) In what could put a galactic arms race to rest, astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way.

Extreme weather risk high despite Paris Agreement: Study (14:14)
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Meeting the Paris Agreement's goal of keeping the global-scale warming this century to less than 2 degrees Celsius could still lead to extreme weather events compared to the present, claims a study.

Two astronauts to take long spacewalk on Friday (11:16) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday for a planned six-and-a-half hour spacewalk, NASA has said.

Convergence of talents: Modi must join hands with Musk for a shot at Mars (Comment: Special to IANS) (11:16)
By Rajendra Shende IANS Photo Service
"A one-km auto rickshaw ride in Ahmedabad takes Rs 10 and India reached Mars at Rs 7 per km, which is really amazing," Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the achievement in his speech in New York in September 2014.

Drones monitor wildlife better than humans: Study (09:38)
Canberra, Feb 14 (IANS) Australian researchers say wildlife is better monitored by drones which can detect small changes important to notice decline in numbers leading to superior conservation of threatened species.

New rabies prophylaxis for humans can treat cattle too: Research (Lead) (19:28)
By Vishal Gulati
Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) New research by experts based in Himachal Pradesh has shown that the new human protocol for rabies prophylaxis, also approved by the WHO, could also be effective in treating cattle bitten by rabid dogs.

Scientists set to explore newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem (17:20)
London, Feb 13 (IANS) An international team of scientists is all set to start an "urgent mission" to investigate a mysterious underwater world that had been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.

How this all-female fish species continues to thrive (15:22)
New York, Feb 13 (IANS) Bucking the prediction of imminent extinction, a small fish species which does not produce any male offspring, continues to thrive and researchers have now found why it does not share the fate of many other species that reproduce asexually.

New rabies treatment for humans can treat cattle too: Research (15:08)
By Vishal Gulati
Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) New research by experts based in Himachal Pradesh has shown that the new human protocol to treat rabies, also approved by the WHO, could be effective in treating cattle with rabies.

Trump's NASA budget focuses on Moon with an eye towards Mars (14:00) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) The 2019 budget estimate for NASA announced by the Donald Trump administration on Monday puts the agency on a path to lead the return of Americans to the Moon with a goal to send humans to Mars.

New cancer-fighting nanorobots to shrink tumours (13:38)
New York, Feb 13 (IANS) In a major advancement in nanomedicine, an international team of scientists has successfully programmed nanorobots for the first time in mammals, that potentially shrinks tumours by cutting off their blood supply.

Lightning storms to drop as climate warms (13:34)
London, Feb 13 (IANS) New research forecasts a 15 per cent drop in the average number of lightning flashes worldwide by the turn of this century, if global temperatures are in the top range of forecasts.

From supersonic travel to robotic legs, SOLIDWORKS is giving ideas wings (Tech Trend) (11:06)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Although supersonic travel bade goodbye over a decade ago with Concorde, a US-based start-up, Boom, is now developing a jetliner that will fly nearly 75 people -- at the cost of a business class ticket -- from New York to London in a little over three hours in 2023.

US telescope to help scientists solve mystery of dark energy (06:32)
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) A 45-year-old telescope in the US will create the largest three-dimensional map of the universe, which could help scientists to solve the mystery of dark energy that is believed to drive the accelerating expansion of the universe.

Message of Dr. Abdus Salam docu: 'Intolerance is damaging to human spirit, soul', says director (IANS Interview) (Lead, Correcting various paras) (19:14)
By Mayank Chhaya
Chicago, Feb 12 (IANS) The baffling and paradoxical life of Dr. Abdus Salam, the first Pakistani and Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Physics, is a subject of a compelling documentary by New York-based Indian American filmmaker Anand Kamalakar.

Web-based learning may help students struggling in science (16:48)
New York, Feb 12 (IANS) Here's is a lesson for schools. Researchers have found that web-based learning tools can help deepen science knowledge among school students, especially those who dread the subject.

New system allows drones to fly through forests, cities (16:00)
New York, Feb 12 (IANS) Companies like Amazon have big ideas for drones that can deliver packages right to your door and a new mapping system developed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) can help achieve that.

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