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Study suggests faint galaxies illuminated early universe

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:33

A new study has found that the light from tiny galaxies more than 13 billion years ago played a larger role than previously thought in creating the conditions in the universe as we know it today.

DRDO claim on LCA export premature: Former top IAF officers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:59

DRDO`s claim about being in a position to export Light Combat Aircraft Tejas has been dismissed as premature and unrealistic by former top IAF officers who want it to focus on getting the indigenous fighter plane inducted into own air force first.

Indonesia raids huge red-light district before Ramadan

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:48

Hundreds of police and soldiers raided a huge red-light district in Indonesia`s second-biggest city Friday to close down brothels before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

`Mysterious` X-ray signal could be dark matter candidate

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:14

Researchers are mystified by a mysterious X-ray signal which has been found in a detailed study of galaxy clusters using NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA`s XMM-Newton.

Time travel simulated using light particle

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:57

Australian researchers have used photons - single particles of light - to simulate quantum particles travelling through time.

Material that can bear 160,000 times its own weight developed

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:25

Out of polymers, metals and ceramics, scientists have successfully developed and printed an ultra light material that can withstand 160,000 times its own weight.

NCDEX launches international crude oil futures

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 17:20

Commodities and derivatives exchange NCDEX Friday introduced the country's first International Brent Crude Oil and Light Sweet Crude Oil futures contracts.

Space ship that travels faster than light!

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 17:27

Imagine a space ship travelling faster than the speed of light. NASA scientists are working on a space ship that, if completed, will travel faster than speed of light - a concept inspired straight from Hollywood sci-fi movie "Star Trek".

Light from star explosion 12 bn years ago detected

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 21:58

In what could provide new insight into the structure of the early universe, light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago - shortly after the Big Bang - was recently seen reaching earth.

Massive burst of light from huge explosion soon after Big Bang reaches Earth

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 14:03

Researchers have said that intense light from an enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago - shortly after the Big Bang - recently reached Earth and was visible in the sky.

Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 06:10

The Spanish government on Thursday gave oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as "unjustifiable".

Universe reached peak heat 11 billion years ago

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 16:51

Astronomers have identified the point where the Universe moved from heating to cooling - 11 billion years ago, when the temperature was an astonishing 13,000 degrees Celsius, hotter than the surface of the Sun.