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NASA airborne telescope spots universe's 1st molecule
Skeleton DNA reveals Crusader soldiers' backgrounds
  • Skeleton DNA reveals Crusader soldiers' backgrounds(08:42)
    London, April 19 (IANS) DNA from 13th century remains buried in a pit in Lebanon is shedding light on the lives of Crusader soldiers and how they mixed with the local population, a new study shows.
  • How steady supply of beer kept empires afloat(17:30)
    New York, April 18 (IANS) A steady supply of locally-brewed beer kept empires afloat in the past when people came together during festivities in order to recreate and reaffirm their affiliation with their leaders, an interesting study has found.
  • Harvard grad uses data for grassroots governance(16:22)
    By Sumit Saxena
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Harvard postgraduate has launched a social enterprise, on a data-driven approach, to strengthen governance in rural areas by involving policymakers and elected representatives.
Blue Origin, NASA join hands for rocket engine test
  • Blue Origin, NASA join hands for rocket engine test(15:46)
    Washington, April 18 (IANS) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has entered into an agreement with Blue Origin to let the Jeff Bezos-owned private space company use a historic test stand for rocket engine test.
  • Nepal's first ever satellite launched into space(14:12)
    Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Nepals first satellite has been launched into space, which will soon start rotating around the Earths orbit to collect information about the countrys topography and Earths magnetic field, officials said here on Thursday.
US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to ISS
  • US rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to ISS(08:00)
    Washington, April 18 (IANS) A US rocket has been launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency's re-supply mission for the International Space Station (ISS).
Pig brains partially revived hours after death
  • New way to develop fast-charging batteries found(16:40)
    New York, April 16 (IANS) As technology firms scramble to develop long-lasting powering devices, a team of researchers, including one of the Indian-origin, has discovered a new method to build better performing Lithium-ion batteries, which can be charged in matter of minutes.
  • This drone can fly in windy conditions(16:22)
    New York, April 16 (IANS) A Purdue University researcher has developed a patented design for drones that works in windy conditions, is more energy efficient and can handle a larger payload.
NASA exoplanet hunter TESS finds Earth-size planet
Meteor showers depriving Moon of precious water: NASA
  • Meteor showers depriving Moon of precious water: NASA(10:18)
    Washington, April 16 (IANS) As billions of people on Earth stare at an imminent water shortage, precious, ancient water is being released into the lunar atmosphere by meteor showers from the Moon that can hamper future long-term exploration on the lunar surface.
AI can accurately track neurons faster than humans
  • AI can accurately track neurons faster than humans(16:20)
    New York, April 15 (IANS) Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based automated process that can trace the shapes of active neurons as accurately as human researchers, that too in a fraction of the time.
Cabinet approves continuation of Phase-4 of GSLV
  • Cabinet approves continuation of Phase-4 of GSLV(14:24)
    New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the ongoing Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) continuation programme's phase-4 that consists of five GSLV flights during 2021-2024.
3 Indian teams win awards at NASA rover challenge
Karnataka bans smart-phones inside polling booths
  • Karnataka bans smart-phones inside polling booths(18:52)
    Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) Electorate in Karnataka will not be allowed to carry smart-phones or mobile phones inside the polling booth while going to vote to prevent them from taking selfies or recording videos, an official said on Sunday.
Life on Earth may have begun in ponds, not oceans
  • Life on Earth may have begun in ponds, not oceans(15:06)
    New York, April 13 (IANS) Challenging a common perception, a new study suggests primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for creating Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans.
NASA invites people to share picture on Earth Day
  • NASA invites people to share picture on Earth Day(14:06)
    Washington, April 13 (IANS) Sharing your best photo showing a detail of Earth on social media with #PictureEarth on Earth Day on April 22, can win you a chance to get that photo featured in NASA videos or composite images.
  • China suspends website for black hole copyright(20:04)
    Beijing, April 12 (IANS) Chinese authorities have suspended the website of the country's largest stock images provider after it was found to have put its copyright mark on the first ever photo taken of a black hole, state-owned China Daily newspaper reported on Friday.
3 in 4 phones to have dedicated AI chips by 2022
  • 3 in 4 phones to have dedicated AI chips by 2022(18:28)
    New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Three out of four smartphones are forecast to have dedicated Artificial Intelligence (AI) processors by the end of 2022, a Counterpoint Research report said on Friday.
CMFRI, ISRO join hands to protect coastal wetlands
  • CMFRI, ISRO join hands to protect coastal wetlands(17:00)
    Kochi, April 12 (IANS) In an effort to build resilience against the impact of climate change on wetlands, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have teamed up to map, validate and protect smaller wetlands in the coastal region and restore them through coastal livelihood programmes.
NASA 'Twins Study' decodes space impact on human body
  • NASA 'Twins Study' decodes space impact on human body(14:04)
    Washington, April 12 (IANS) NASA's landmark "Twins Study", which gave us the first integrated molecular view into genetic changes, has demonstrated that a human body adapts and remains robust and resilient even after spending nearly a year aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
China's Chang'e-4 probe switches to dormant mode
  • China's Chang'e-4 probe switches to dormant mode(13:00)
    Beijing, April 12 (IANS) China's Chang'e-4 probe's lander and the rover switched to dormant mode for the lunar night on Friday, with the rover travelling an accumulated 178.9 metres on the far side of the Moon.