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Tidal friction could facilitate `habitable situations` on distant `Earth-sized planets`: NASA

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:30

A new computer model by NASA has found that friction from tides could help some distant Earth-sized planets, traveling in dangerous orbits, to create habitable situations.

Friction and fractures inter-related, may explain earthquakes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:33

In a major breakthrough that has implications for describing the mechanics that drive earthquakes, researchers have discovered that how things break (fracture) and how things slide (friction) are closely inter-related.

Slow temblors may foretell larger earthquakes

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 15:26

Monitoring slow earthquakes may provide a basis for reliable prediction of larger quakes, geoscientists say.

China says won’t back down on territorial disputes

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 19:03

China kicked off its annual legislative sessions with a stern warning to Japan and neighbouring countries.

`Bird hunting creates friction between India, Pak`

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 14:09

The hunting of endangered houbara bustards by members of Arab royal families in Pak has led to the BSF complaining about the firing.

Hillary at NATO talks amid Libya friction

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:42

The Berlin meeting is among a series of international consultations on Libya.

No friction in coalition government in JK: Soz

Last Updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 22:00

Denying any friction between Congress and its coalition partner National Conference in the state, J&K Pradesh Congress chief Saif-ud-Din Soz on Thursday said that ties between the two parties will be strengthened further.

No divorce on isolated incidents of friction: SC

Last Updated: Friday, October 08, 2010, 20:47

The Supreme Court has ruled that divorce cannot be granted on isolated incidents of friction or statements made on the spur of the moment by either spouse as they do not constitute an act of "cruelty."