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NASA launches CHESS to study birthplace of stars

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:49

NASA has successfully launched the Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph, or CHESS, payload aboard a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket to peer at a place where new stars are born.

`Dimwitted` Neanderthals were not inferior to modern humans

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 10:12

Researchers have suggested that the widely held opinion that Neanderthals were dimwitted may not hold true.

Ground-breaking solar-powered toilet set for launch in India

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 14:21

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have designed a toilet that will be fuelled by the Sun.

Arctic temperature recorded as warmest in 44,000 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:29

New research has suggested that the temperatures in the Arctic now must be warmer than during any sustained period.

Saturn`s rings revealed to be 4.4 bn years old

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 12:46

Saturn`s iconic rings likely formed about 4.4 billion years ago, shortly after the planet itself took shape, researchers say.

2012`s solar storm highlights need for policymakers to prep up for future

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 15:48

A researcher has said that a massive ejection of material from the Sun initially traveling at over 7 million miles per hour that narrowly missed Earth in 2012.

US study warns of sudden climate change woes

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 22:10

Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth`s environment are more worrisome than climate change`s bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the US government concluded.

Now, 4D printing method to enable shape-changing objects

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 17:44

Scientists have developed a new method for 4D printing which enables production of objects fixed in one shape that can later be changed to take on a new shape.

New breakthrough in photonics to usher era of `faster` electronics

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 16:04

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the field of silicon photonics which could help in the development of faster electronics.

Animals cry like human babies!

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 23:50

Some animals weep out of sorrow or stress, similar to human baby cries, according to animal behaviour experts.

Earth was warm enough to host life 3 bn years ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 19:01

Earth may have been warm enough to support life more than 3 billion years ago, even though the Sun was 20 per cent dimmer than today, a new study has found.

Spiral galaxies like Milky Way much bigger than earlier thought

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:05

A new study has revealed that spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way appear to be much larger and more massive than previously believed.