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Exercise in space keeps astronauts from fainting on Earth

The first study to demonstrate that astronauts do not experience dizziness or fainting during routine activity after landing, as long as they participate in certain types of exercise training while in flight and receive IV fluids when they return to earth.

Jul 22, 2019, 17:36 PM IST

Red wine can help astronauts stay strong on Mars trip

 Astronauts who wish to undertake the nine-month journey from Earth to Mars in the future would be better off sipping red wine during the trip.

Jul 18, 2019, 15:48 PM IST

NASA is creating 'coolest spot' in Universe – Know how, where

The suite of instruments, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the US, is called the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL).

Mar 07, 2017, 14:04 PM IST

Plants sense gravity, Space cucumbers reveal how!

In an interesting research conducted by experts in Japan, it has been discovered that plants can sense gravity. The study published in Nature Microgravity journal states that using samples grown on board the International Space Station, the research team highlighted the valuable contribution of the gravity-sensitive CsPIN1 protein to this process.

Dec 27, 2016, 01:43 AM IST

'Gravity' helmer Alfonso Cuaron wants to make film in Chinese

Alfonso Cuaron is fascinated with the culture of China and wishes to make a movie in Chinese.

Mar 26, 2016, 13:36 PM IST

Clooney jokes long-time pal Sandra acts 'bossy'

Actor George Clooney says that friend Sandra Bullock is bossy 

Oct 18, 2015, 17:08 PM IST

Astronauts aboard space station watch 'The Martian'

The astronauts were able to watch the movie using the space station's HD projector which they use for conferences, tech software, etc.

Sep 21, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

Dark matter may not be as dark as previously believed

First signs of self-interacting dark matter have suggested that it may not be as dark as previously believed.

Apr 16, 2015, 00:44 AM IST

Dark matter 'interacting' with force other than gravity: Study

Dark matter may not be completely "dark" after all as an international team of scientists has discovered the first potential signs of dark matter interacting with a force other than gravity.

Apr 15, 2015, 11:46 AM IST

How magnetic field influences star formation

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how the magnetic field influences star formation on a variety of scales, from hundreds of light-years down to a fraction of a light-year.

Mar 31, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

Aryabhatta knew about gravity before Newton: Former ISRO chief

One of the country's leading scientists and former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair on Saturday propounded the theory that some shlokas in the Vedas mentioned about presence of water on the moon and astronomy experts like Aryabhatta knew about gravitational force much before Issac Newton.

Feb 25, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Searching for Susy: Collider to push physics frontier

Excitement is mounting at the world`s largest proton smasher, where scientists are close to launching a superpowered hunt for particles that may change our understanding of the Universe.

Feb 18, 2015, 10:23 AM IST

First detailed analysis of quails' gait sheds light on dinosaur's locomotion

A team of motion scientists has analyzed the gait of birds to know how horizontally forward-facing posture affects the movement of their legs and on their stability when they walk.

Dec 10, 2014, 15:36 PM IST

Pulsars with black holes are authentic 'holy grail' for examining gravity

A new research has revealed that pulsars' intermittent light allows scientists to verify Einstein's theory of relativity, especially when these objects are paired up with another neutron star or white dwarf that interferes with their gravity.

Dec 05, 2014, 12:44 PM IST

Gravity may have saved universe from collapsing after Big Bang

 A new study has revealed that gravity may have saved the universe from collapsing immediately after the Big Bang.

Nov 19, 2014, 12:13 PM IST

Researchers investigate plants sent to space

 To understand what happens to plants when there is no gravity, researchers are now set to study 1,000 plant seedlings grown in space.

Nov 14, 2014, 15:24 PM IST

Alfonso Cuaron to release silent space version of 'Gravity'

Director Alfonso Cuaron's nail-biting outer space disaster movie 'Gravity' is getting a silent space version.

Nov 13, 2014, 09:24 AM IST

Antarctica's ice loss changed Earth's gravity: Study

Antarctica has lost so much ice that it has caused a shift in Earth's gravity, according to a new study.

Oct 12, 2014, 19:12 PM IST

Smart space suits to help astronauts run on the moon

Were you intrigued by Neil Armstrong's unusual walking style on the moon as he took a 'giant leap' for mankind? Well, that was not because of low gravity but space suits that restricted movement.

Sep 18, 2014, 19:02 PM IST

Astronauts can run faster on moon surface than previously thought

Scientists have found that astronauts can actually walk faster on the moon than what was previously thought.

Sep 18, 2014, 13:02 PM IST