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Irregularities in Earth's atmosphere can distort GPS signals
Irregularities in Earth's atmosphere can distort GPS signals

Scientists are studying the irregularities in Earth's upper atmosphere, that can distort GPS signals, to help overcome their effects on communications.

'Sun has maximum impact when the Earth is cooler'

Giving fresh insight into the role of the Sun in climate change, a new study shows its impact is not constant over time but has greater significance when the Earth is cooler.

How Earth's atmosphere distorts GPS communications
How Earth's atmosphere distorts GPS communications

Signals travelling between GPS (global positioning system) satellites and your communication device can get distorted in Earth's upper atmosphere especially at high latitudes, reveals a study.

Protein helps birds to navigate via magnetic field: Study

Researchers have found that a magnetically sensitive protein called Cryptochrome that mediates circadian rhythms in plants and animals helps birds to sense the earth's magnetic field and use it to navigate over long distances. 

A 'different' life possible on Saturn''s moon Titan
A 'different' life possible on Saturn''s moon Titan

Awash with seas of liquid methane, Saturn`s moon Titan could harbour methane-based, oxygen-free life, guess scientists.

India to have superior earth observation satellites: ISRO chief
India to have superior earth observation satellites: ISRO chief

India will soon have satellites with superior earth observation capability, said space agency chief A.S.Kiran Kumar here on Thursday.

When seven crocodile species lived together
When seven crocodile species lived together

How many species of crocodiles can co-exist in close proximity? Well, some 13 million years ago, as many as seven different species lived and hunted in the swampy waters of Peru, says a research.

New NASA spacecraft to study Earth's magnetic fields
New NASA spacecraft to study Earth's magnetic fields

The US space agency is set for the launch of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft March 12, the first space mission dedicated to the study of magnetic reconnection.

Astronaut `mechanics` grease gear at space station
Astronaut `mechanics` grease gear at space station

Two US astronauts transformed into spacewalking mechanics on Wednesday as they floated outside the International Space Station to grease a robotic arm and help prepare parking docks for commercial crew capsules.

US astronauts step out on spacewalk
US astronauts step out on spacewalk

Two American astronauts on Wednesday stepped out on the second of three spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station for the arrival of commercial capsules ferrying astronauts in the coming years.

Saharan dust feeding Amazon's plants, reveals NASA
Saharan dust feeding Amazon's plants, reveals NASA

What connects Earth's largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rainforest? The answer is 22,000 tonnes of dust per year.

New technique to hunt for Earth-like planets
New technique to hunt for Earth-like planets

German researchers have developed a new technique that will help astronomers hunt for Earth-like planets around distant stars with ease.

Look west in twilight on February 20-21 as Mars will `snuggle` with Venus
Look west in twilight on February 20-21 as Mars will `snuggle` with Venus

Brilliant Venus and faint Mars will be paired remarkably close in the sky on February 20th and 21st, 2015.

Life first flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago
Life first flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago, suggests a new study that pushes back the origin of life on our planet a further billion years.

Earth's oldest rocks reveal life may have thrived on planet 3.2bln years ago

 A new research looking at some of the planet's oldest rocks has revealed that life may have thrived on planet 3.2 billion years ago.

Astronauts' exercise regime reveals how to stay fit

 Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are not only working out to keep their hearts healthy but also to generate data to advance knowledge of health and fitness on Earth, a NASA research indicates

Russian Chelyabinsk meteor's origin remains a mystery even after 2 years

The origin of Russian Chelyabinsk meteor remains elusive even after two years of the incident that injured hundreds of people.

Supernova remnant spotted blooming like beautiful cosmic flower
Supernova remnant spotted blooming like beautiful cosmic flower

Astronomers have captured supernova remnant, called G299.2-2.9, which looked like a blooming comic flower from Earth.

Talking Japanese space robot back on Earth
Talking Japanese space robot back on Earth

A pint-sized Japanese robot that became the first android to converse with an astronaut in space has returned to Earth after 18 months in orbit, project organisers said Thursday.

No Big Bang? New theory suggests Universe always existed
No Big Bang? New theory suggests Universe always existed

Even as the debate about the origins of life and the Universe continues creating puzzles among humankind, a new theory now suggests that Big Bang never happened and our cosmos may have no beginning and no end.