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India-built cryostat base ready for installation in France

India-built cryostat base ready for installation in France

The biggest fusion machine in history, counting at least one million pieces of equipment, aims to complete through first plasma in 2025 -- the first stage of operation for ITER as a functional

Jul 22, 2019, 17:16 PM IST
Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020

Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020

Idea is to understand and treat brain disorders, preserve and enhance your own brain and create a well-aligned future.

Jul 18, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
India among top respondents to Airbus quantum computing challenge

India among top respondents to Airbus quantum computing challenge

The Airbus quantum computing challenge is designed to seek answers to five distinct flight physics problems of aircraft climb optimisation, computational fluid dynamics, wingbox design optimisation,

Jul 18, 2019, 16:09 PM IST
NASA engineers install legs, wheels on Mars 2020 rover

NASA engineers install legs, wheels on Mars 2020 rover

Every wheel has its own motor. The two front and two rear wheels also have individual steering motors that enable the vehicle to turn a full 360 degrees in place.

Jul 14, 2019, 13:03 PM IST
Google to mark the 50th year of Apollo 11 mission with AR

Google to mark the 50th year of Apollo 11 mission with AR

Ahead of the upcoming 50th anniversary of mankind's first successful trip to the moon, Google has recreated the Apollo 11 rocket's command module with Augmented Reality (AR).

Jul 11, 2019, 15:31 PM IST
India's heavy rocket 'Bahubali' gearing up for Moon

India's heavy rocket 'Bahubali' gearing up for Moon

India's heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle - Mark III (GSLV Mk III), nicknamed as 'Bahubali', and its passenger Chandrayaan-2 are being readied up for their historic flight to

Jul 11, 2019, 15:18 PM IST
Earth's largest radio telescope to search for 'new worlds'

Earth's largest radio telescope to search for 'new worlds'

Radio detection of exoplanets aims at the physical characterization of exoplanets and comparative studies with solar system planets.

Jul 11, 2019, 15:03 PM IST
NASA funds programme to produce videos to teach Hindi through Indian scientific innovations

NASA funds programme to produce videos to teach Hindi through Indian scientific innovations

The videos focus on scientific innovations at various sites like Amer Fort Palace and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, the rust-resistant Iron Pillar of Delhi, UNESCO Heritage site Qutub Minar, the Chand Bawri

Jun 18, 2019, 11:50 AM IST
China first country in launching rocket from sea

China first country in launching rocket from sea

It is China's first space launch from a sea-based platform and the 306th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series, the state-owned news outlet said.

Jun 06, 2019, 11:30 AM IST
Developing nations need focus on water research: UN

Developing nations need focus on water research: UN

Two new papers from the university's Canada-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health on Wednesday called for reducing this 'alarming' imbalance between resources and need, which impedes the

May 30, 2019, 10:42 AM IST
IAF ties up with ISRO for manned mission crew selection

IAF ties up with ISRO for manned mission crew selection

The Rs 9,023-crore ambitious project involves sending a 3-member crew on board a heavy rocket to an altitude of 350-400 km and orbit around the planet for conducting experiments in space during a

May 30, 2019, 10:34 AM IST
Pakistan launches first official 'moonsighting' website

Pakistan launches first official 'moonsighting' website

The website, pakmoonsighting.pk, was launched on Sunday in an effort "to halt the moonsighting controversy" that rears its head in the country every year prior to religious festivals, reports Dawn

May 28, 2019, 10:33 AM IST
Plasma-spewing black hole dragging spacetime

Plasma-spewing black hole dragging spacetime

The jets appear to be rapidly rotating with high-speed clouds of plasma -- potentially just minutes apart -- shooting out of the black hole in different directions.

May 02, 2019, 19:01 PM IST
First-ever picture of a black hole captured in historic space breakthrough

First-ever picture of a black hole captured in historic space breakthrough

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole.

Apr 10, 2019, 19:02 PM IST
Earth may not appear as blue in another 80 years: Study

Earth may not appear as blue in another 80 years: Study

The findings showed that climate change has been significantly affecting phytoplankton -- the tiny sea creatures -- in the world`s oceans, which will lead to the change in colour -- intensifying its

Feb 07, 2019, 14:25 PM IST
Nation remembers Kalpana Chawla on her death anniversary, pays tribute to the first woman astronaut from India

Nation remembers Kalpana Chawla on her death anniversary, pays tribute to the first woman astronaut from India

Kalpana Chawla was born on March 17, 1962, Haryana's Karnal. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.

Feb 01, 2019, 12:56 PM IST
Russian cosmonauts undertake spacewalk to solve mystery of small hole in craft

Russian cosmonauts undertake spacewalk to solve mystery of small hole in craft

The spacewalk was live broadcast by Russian space agency Roscosmos.

Dec 12, 2018, 13:42 PM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more likely to occur in Himalayas: Study

Earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more likely to occur in Himalayas: Study

The researchers followed the local geology and structural map published by the Geological Survey of India, besides using Google Earth and imagery from Indian space agency ISRO`s Cartosat-1 satellite.

Nov 30, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
Chinese scientist claims to have created world's first genetically-edited babies

Chinese scientist claims to have created world's first genetically-edited babies

Chinese scientist He Jiankui of Shenzhen has claimed that he has created the world's first genetically-edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first.

Nov 26, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
'NASA satellite to measure Earth's melting ice'

'NASA satellite to measure Earth's melting ice'

NASA is set to launch a satellite equipped with the most advanced laser instrument of its kind into space, to provide critical observations of how the Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice are

Sep 12, 2018, 16:49 PM IST