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Ages of sun-like stars revealed via gyrochronology

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:15

A new technique called gyrochronology has helped the scientists to determine the accurate ages of the Sun-like stars from its rotation period.

`Smart` fan that rotates as you move

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 14:15

This Japanese fan follows you around the room and turns itself off when you leave.

Saturn`s rotation period revealed?

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:47

In a thrilling revelation, scientists have ascertained the rotation period of the enigmatic hexagon-shaped structure in Saturn`s uppermost clouds surrounding its north pole.

Milky Way galaxy `wobbles`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 13:01

An international team of astronomers have discovered that Milky Way galaxy "wobbles."

Earth`s rotation affects hurricanes, ocean currents: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11:55

French researchers have developed a mathematical model to study the behaviour of earthly vortices, like hurricanes and ocean currents.

Fluctuation in Earth`s spin changes length of day

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 10:55

Thrice in the past 10 years, Earth`s spin has missed a beat, which caused the planet`s days to stretch and shrink temporarily.

Mystery of owl`s rotating head unravelled

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 19:15

Medical illustrators and neurological imaging experts have figured out how night-hunting owls can almost fully rotate their heads without damaging the delicate blood vessels in their necks and heads.

Now, South Africa takes potshot at CA’s controversial rotation policy

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 13:21

Australia’s rotation policy has received another rebuke after South Africa announced that they would not contemplate it in Tests.

Clarke concedes rotation policy hurting Oz

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 12:54

Captain Michael Clarke has admitted Cricket Australia’s (CA) dubious rotation policy is hurting them as in-form players are not getting a proper run in the team.

Young neutron star experienced tremendous hiccup during fastest rotation

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 16:18

Max Planck scientists have discovered a young and energetic neutron star with an unusually irregular rotation.

Extra sec on June 30 brings down websites globally

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 14:27

Sites like as Reddit, Gawker, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Yelp crashed after a “leap second” was added to the universal clock on June 30 in order to keep up with the Earth’s rotation.

Govt to rotate 22 bureaucrats

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 14:45

The government has decided to transfer 22 all-India service officials, working in one ministry for over seven years, by the end of this month.