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Air waves may produce optical cables

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:51

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fibre to any point on earth or even into space.

NASA probe to reveal Pluto in historic fly-by

NASA probe to reveal Pluto in historic fly-by

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:27

Pluto is almost largely unknown to us and it is so far away that even the powerful Hubble Space Telescope strains itself to see it.

NASA astronauts test free-flying smartphone robots in space

NASA astronauts test free-flying smartphone robots in space

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:57

Yes, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been working with the small free-flying robots since 2011. Now, they believe that these small spherical robots, which are being upgraded with the smartphones, will be able to perform the housekeeping jobs for them.

From Moon to Mars, Armstrong will always be there

From Moon to Mars, Armstrong will always be there

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:37

Honouring the first moonwalker Neil Armstrong, NASA has renamed the historic "operations and checkout building" at the Florida-based John F Kennedy Space Centre as the "Neil Armstrong operations and checkout building".

Salary doesn''t decide car usage

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 17:07

Not just income, but taxes that keep fuel costs high and good roads with ample parking space determine the amount of personal car use for people in developing nations including India, a new study shows.

Giant holes in Moon could shelter future astronauts

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:13

According to the new observations from NASA`s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft, there are over 200 lunar pits that could provide shelter to the future astronauts.

Antrix has earned Rs 4,408 crore since 1992: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:31

Antrix, the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has generated Rs 4,408 crore since 1992 by rendering different services, government told the Rajya Sabha today.

Brazilian earth station to get data from Indian satellites

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 23:37

India and Brazil Wednesday signed an agreement in Brasilia on cooperation in augmentation of a Brazilian earth station for receiving and processing data from Indian Remote Sensing satellites (IRS), the Prime Minister`s Office said.

City's office space leasing to pick up in 2015: CBRE

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 20:51

Office space leasing activity in the city is not expected to move significantly before next year although the sentiment in the real estate sector is witnessing some improvement, says property consultant CBRE.

UAE plans to send first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:42

At a time when space exploration has become a competition between world powers, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021, which will be the Arab world’s first mission to another planet.

NASA sends odour-resistant dress for astronauts

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:20

NASA has sent an Antares rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a Cygnus spacecraft stuffed with supplies for astronauts, including odour-resistant exercise clothing.

ISRO to launch two satellites in current financial year

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:04

Indian space agency, ISRO, will launch GSAT-15 satellite in the current financial year and GSAT-16 by mid-2015, the government said on Wednesday.