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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
Novel drug may offer treatment for tuberculosis

Novel drug may offer treatment for tuberculosis

The findings showed that the compound does not kill the bacteria directly, but results in a significant reduction in the bacterial burden. 

Sep 11, 2018, 17:26 PM IST
Rice farming twice as bad for climate as thought: Study

Rice farming twice as bad for climate as thought: Study

The researchers found that carefully chosen farming techniques at individual farms reduced net greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation by as much as 90 percent by integrating shallow flooding

Sep 11, 2018, 14:56 PM IST
'AI helps track down mysterious cosmic signals'

'AI helps track down mysterious cosmic signals'

Scientists say they have used artificial intelligence (AI) to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source about three billion light-years away from Earth.

Sep 11, 2018, 13:10 PM IST
NaVIC, a home-grown GPS system to alert fishermen about natural disasters, maritime boundary

NaVIC, a home-grown GPS system to alert fishermen about natural disasters, maritime boundary

The gadget that is to be mounted to the device will have a Bluetooth connectivity and through our NaVIC messaging feature, we will give more information on prospective storms," Nilesh Desai, Deputy

Sep 07, 2018, 17:48 PM IST
'Robat' uses sound to map, navigate surroundings

'Robat' uses sound to map, navigate surroundings

 Scientists developed the first fully autonomous bat-like robot that uses sound to move through a novel environment while mapping it.

Sep 07, 2018, 15:41 PM IST
First known omnivorous shark species identified: Scientists

First known omnivorous shark species identified: Scientists

Researchers found that bonnethead sharks happily graze upon seagrass, in addition to eating bony fish, crabs, snails and shrimp.ers.

Sep 07, 2018, 15:05 PM IST
China launches new marine satellite

China launches new marine satellite

The satellite will help monitor ocean colour and water temperatures, providing basic data for research on the global oceanic environment, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology

Sep 07, 2018, 12:49 PM IST
'New algorithm may help improve taste of beer'

'New algorithm may help improve taste of beer'

Scientists have created a machine learning algorithm that may help brewers to have greater control over the flavor of the beer, and also yield personalized treatments for metabolic disorders in

Sep 06, 2018, 17:04 PM IST
Routine testing for prostate cancer may be harmful

Routine testing for prostate cancer may be harmful

The research found that if screening reduces prostate cancer deaths at all, the effect is very small.

Sep 06, 2018, 15:08 PM IST
Planet hunting Kepler telescope wakes up again: NASA

Planet hunting Kepler telescope wakes up again: NASA

After the Kepler space telescope, Tess is the second spacecraft which will search for planets outside our solar system, including those that could support life.

Sep 06, 2018, 14:37 PM IST
Towering hexagonal vortex spotted on Saturn: Scientists

Towering hexagonal vortex spotted on Saturn: Scientists

The presence of a hexagon way up in Saturn's northern stratosphere, hundreds of kilometers above the clouds, suggests that there is much more to learn about the dynamics at play in the gas giant's

Sep 06, 2018, 13:49 PM IST
Poor grades? Blame your genes: Scientists

Poor grades? Blame your genes: Scientists

Around two-thirds of individual differences in academic achievement can be explained by comparing genes, scientists said.

Sep 06, 2018, 12:30 PM IST
AI camera may help robotic vehicles detect obstacles faster: Scientists

AI camera may help robotic vehicles detect obstacles faster: Scientists

In both simulations and real-world experiments, the team used the system to successfully identify airplanes, automobiles, cats, dogs and more within natural image settings.

Sep 04, 2018, 17:53 PM IST