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Lakes on Mars dried up 3.5bn years ago: Study (13:38)IANS Photo Service
New York, April 23 (IANS) The discovery of cracks on the surface of Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover in early 2017 are evidence of lakes that likely dried up 3.5 billion years ago, confirmed a study, revealing details about the red planet's ancient climate.

Students helping NASA decide which plants to grow in space (21:06)
New York, April 22 (IANS) Not only scientists with advanced degrees but students are also helping NASA decide what crops to grow in space to expand food options and increase plant diversity.

Decision-making may predict future drug addiction (20:22)
New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that activity in decision-making brain regions of people who use recreational stimulants can predict who will discontinue thier use and who will develop a drug use disorder.

SpaceX to build Mars rockets in Los Angeles (13:46)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which will be used to explore Mars -- a goal that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hopes to accomplish by 2022 -- will be built in the Port of Los Angeles, media reports said.

UAE participates in 34th Space Symposium in Colorado (21:36)
Washington, April 21 (IANS/WAM) A high level delegation representing the UAE Space Agency participated in the 34th Space Symposium this week in Colorado.

Skull surgery performed on Stone Age cow: Study (11:34)
Paris, April 21 (IANS) For the first time, a definite example of cranial surgery has been found in a cow from Stone age that suggests that animal trials were held before graduating to humans, a study said.

New device to prevent drunk driving (19:48)
Dehradun, April 20 (IANS) If you are drunk and trying to drive, your vehicle will not start. Uttarakhand researchers have developed a new technology from waste that will prevent vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk.

US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief (10:16)IANS Photo Service
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency.

Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond (05:50)
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found that diamond, the strongest of all natural materials, can bend and stretch much like rubber and snap back to its original shape.

Spectacular Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend (14:12)
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Keep your heads up at night this weekend to witness a spectacular celestial show as scientists expect the Lyrid meteor shower to peak shortly before dawn on April 22.

NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched on SpaceX rocket (Lead) (10:50)IANS Photo Service
Washington, April 19 (IANS) NASA's next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA's new planet-hunting mission begins (08:56)IANS Photo Service
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US space agency NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft has lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida successfully.

Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost Rs 800 crore (21:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' which is expected to be launched around October-November this year, is likely to cost Rs 800 crore, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.

Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet (18:36)
London, April 18 (IANS) An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

Stars' 'DNA' could help scientists find Sun's lost siblings (17:26)
Sydney, April 18 (IANS) With the aim to find the lost siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the sky, a team of astronomers has collected the "DNA" of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way.

Can dogs predict earthquakes? Probably not (14:08)IANS Photo Service
London, April 18 (IANS) The long-held belief that strange behaviour by cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake is not backed by evidence, according to a new study.

Artificial muscles that can lift 12,600 times their own weight (13:58)
New York, April 18 (IANS) Using carbon fiber, a very strong light-weight material which is readily commercially available, researchers have designed artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight.

India, Nordic nations agree to deepen cooperation in innovation, climate change (02:00)IANS Photo Service
Stockholm, April 18 (IANS) India and the five Nordic nations of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation in innovation and climate change in the first India-Nordic Summit held here during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here.

Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM (00:42)IANS Photo Service
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.

India, Sweden ink joint action plan, innovation partnership (Roundup) (20:14)IANS Photo Service
Stockholm, April 17 (IANS) With the aim to build a win-win partnership with Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovation Partnership following a bilateral summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven here.

Google, CyArk to build VR models of world's endangered heritage sites (19:10)IANS Photo Service
San Franciscio, April 17 (IANS) Google has joined hands with CyArk, a California-based 3D laser scanning non-profit, to build virtual reality (VR) representations of historical sites around the world that are at risk of destruction due to human conflict or natural disasters, media reports said.

India, Sweden sign joint action plan, innovation partnership (Lead) (18:40)IANS Photo Service
Stockholm, April 17 (IANS) Aiming to build a win-win partnership through Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovation Partnership following a bilateral summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven here.

Japanese island's mud could alter global economy: Study (11:14)
Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) An estimated 16 million tonnes of mud containing massive, "semi-infinite" stores of valuable rare earth minerals, found in a small Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean could alter global economy, a new study has revealed.

Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme (11:06)
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems, a media report said.

Huge asteroid gives Earth surprise flyby (11:04)IANS Photo Service
Washington, April 17 (IANS) If you are not aware that a giant asteroid the size of a football field flew past Earth over the weekend, you are not alone as even NASA scientists got to know about the flyby only a few hours before it happened, media reported.

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