Students identify two 'densest' galaxies
Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Two undergraduates have discovered two galaxies that are known to be densest.

Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every US home within a decade after she takes office.

New design to boost ability of low cost solar panels

A new design can make low cost solar panels more efficient by enhancing their ability to collect the sun`s energy and release it as electricity, shows research.

Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot 'tired'
Solar Impulse beats new record, but pilot 'tired'

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said on Thursday.

Why June 30 will be a bit longer

Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. On June 30, the day will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or "leap" second will be added and NASA has an explanation for this.

Solar-powered internet drone completes first test flight
Solar-powered internet drone completes first test flight

A Portuguese startup that aims to use solar-powered drones to provide wireless internet access to offline areas of the world claims to have successfully completed its maiden test flight.

Solar Impulse lands in China after 22-hour flight from Myanmar

Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world`s biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.

Solar-powered unmanned aircraft to be develope

Elated by the successful completion of the first leg of 'round-the-world' trip in a solar-powered aircraft, CEO of the Solar Impulse Project Andre Borschberg Wednesday said he and his partners wanted to develop its unmanned version.

Solar, wind power to become cheapest in Asia: Scientists
Solar, wind power to become cheapest in Asia: Scientists

Finnish scientists believe that renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, will become the cheapest energy for consumers in Asia in next 10 years.

Lifespan of children born in years with more sun is 5.2 years shorter than other kids

A new study has revealed that kids born in years with a lot of sunshine have a higher probability of dying compared to children who were born in the years with less solar activity, and that means fewer grandchildren.

Africa needs India's cooking stove, solar know-how: Think tank

Africa, which is on a "slow, uphill battle" to improve its bio-energy sector, needs India's expertise in improved cooking stove (ICS) and durable solar products technology, a member of a leading think tank said here Wednesday.

Perception of gravity plays major role in guiding pigeons home
Perception of gravity plays major role in guiding pigeons home

A new study has provided a deeper insight how perception of gravity plays a major role for homing pigeons to navigate the way back home.

Largest sunspot produces 10 significant flares in 10 days
Largest sunspot produces 10 significant flares in 10 days

The largest sunspot AR2192, since November 1990, produced 10 significant solar flare while traversing the Earth-side of the sun in ten days beginning from October 19, 2014.

Super solar material for uninterrupted power generation

Generating power without interruption may become a lot easier as researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures.

NASA captures largest sunspot in two decades
NASA captures largest sunspot in two decades

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has spotted an image of a gigantic sunspot - the largest in last 24 years.

Scientists observe third significant Solar flare in 2 days
Scientists observe third significant Solar flare in 2 days

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has recently captured images of the third substantial Solar flare, which occurred on Oct. 22 in the lower half of the sun, in two days.

Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth
Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth

The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported.

Earth missed solar catastrophe two years ago: NASA

In a sensational revelation, NASA has said that the Earth had a near miss July 23,2012 with a giant solar flare or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years.

Govt plans to install 1 lakh solar pumps

The government plans to install one lakh solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water purposes in the country, Parliament was informed today.

`Renewable energy could address India`s energy needs`

Harnessing of renewable energy like wind, solar and biomass could address India`s energy needs, a senior Indian official averred here Monday.