Every home will have a drone soon: Indian-origin scientist

The current craze of grabbing the latest mobile phone may soon be replaced by a desire to own a drone, according to Indian-origin scientist Parimal Kopadekar from NASA.

10-year-old Australia boy invents blood test strip disposal unit

 A 10-year-old diabetic boy in Australia has used a 3D printer to develop a blood test strip disposal unit and his invention may even win him a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in the US.

NASA deploys new system to avoid traffic jams at Mars
NASA deploys new system to avoid traffic jams at Mars

 Five active spacecrafts are now orbiting the Red Planet, including one from India, leaving NASA with no option but to beef up traffic monitoring, communication and manoeuvre planning to ensure that Mars orbiters do not collide with one another.

NASA captures Earth flyby of 'space peanut'
NASA captures Earth flyby of 'space peanut'

 NASA scientists have captured a peanut-shaped asteroid that approached close to Earth last weekend. The next time an asteroid will approach Earth this close will be in 2054.

NASA crashes plane for test
NASA crashes plane for test

 The sight of a plane crashing might hardly be inspiring for others, but NASA researchers get excited every time they whack a Cessna 172 aircraft down on the ground while conducting tests at the Langley Research Centre in Hampton,Virginia.

Are aliens listening? NASA sends Hindi greetings from Earth
Are aliens listening? NASA sends Hindi greetings from Earth

Now, we can easily listen to sounds which are meant to hear by aliens, as NASA has posted the 'Golden Record' on online audio distribution platform 'Soundcloud'.

Distant Uranus-sized exoplanet discovered
Distant Uranus-sized exoplanet discovered

 With a technique called gravitational microlensing, scientists have discovered a Uranus-sized exoplanet orbiting far from its central star.

Rocky exoplanet found is gold mine for astronomers
Rocky exoplanet found is gold mine for astronomers

 Astronomers using a NASA telescope have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system which is larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data.

NASA probe spots unusual red arcs on icy Saturn moon
NASA probe spots unusual red arcs on icy Saturn moon

 Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys.

NASA lets you listen to sounds meant for aliens
NASA lets you listen to sounds meant for aliens

 Now you can listen to sounds which are meant for aliens to hear as NASA has posted the 'Golden Record' on online audio distribution platform Soundcloud.

Mysterious white balls seen flying over Japan- Watch
Mysterious white balls seen flying over Japan- Watch

A video showing ten white circular balls flying across the sky in Osaka, Japan is being circulated online.

NASA orbiter ready for Mars lander's arrival in 2016
NASA orbiter ready for Mars lander's arrival in 2016

 With its biggest orbit manoeuvre since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is preparing for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander called InSight next year.

NASA wi-fi chip to extend your smartphone's battery life

 A NASA researcher has developed a wi-fi chip for wireless phones, computers and wearable devices that uses 100 times less power than traditional receivers.

Soon you can watch high definition videos from ISS
Soon you can watch high definition videos from ISS

 NASA scientists have delivered a new camera, called Red Epic Dragon, which is capable of shooting at resolutions ranging from conventional high-definition television (HDTV) up to 6K, specifically 6,144 x 3,160 pixels.

Windbots to explore skies of Jupiter

 NASA is studying concepts for robots that might stay aloft for long periods in atmospheres of planets like Jupiter without wings or hot-air balloons.

Destructive electrons streaking into Earth's atmosphere

 A unique study has been done of potentially destructive high-energy electrons streaking into Earth's atmosphere from space, employing two different and distant vantage points high above the Earth.

Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope
Search for Alien life: China rushes to finish world's largest radio telescope

China is hurriedly giving finishing touches to what is being hailed as the world's largest radio telescope designed to find signs of alien life!

NASA windbots could explore gas giant Jupiter
NASA windbots could explore gas giant Jupiter

NASA is investigating the feasibility of creating a windbot, a robotic probe designed to stay aloft in a planet's atmosphere for a long time, to explore gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn.

NASA space camps to find astronauts for Mars journey
NASA space camps to find astronauts for Mars journey

 NASA is organising space camps for the young would-be astronauts this summer and the best ones may join the US space missions, including Mars.

NASA wants you to decode earthquakes
NASA wants you to decode earthquakes

A new NASA challenge is looking for evidence to support a theory that electromagnetic pulses (EMP) may precede an earthquake, potentially offering a warning to those in a temblor`s path.