60 million-year-old meteorite impact discovered in Scotland

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:48

London, Dec 15 (IANS) While exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye, geologists have found something out-of-this-world instead - materials from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact.


Google AI helps NASA discover two exoplanets

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:58

Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms from Google that decoded massive sets of data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, scientists have discovered two exoplanets, including one that has the first known eight-planet system like ours.


This is how Google AI helped NASA discover two exoplanets

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:40

Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) approach from Google researchers helped NASA discover two exoplanets, including an eighth planet around the star Kepler-90.


NASA spots eighth planet in solar system

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:56

Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) NASA has announced the discovery of an eight planet orbiting Kepler-90, a star comparable to the Sun located 2,545 light-years from the Earth.


Wine glasses seven times larger now: Study

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:10

London, Dec 14 (IANS) Scientists have found that the capacity of wine glasses has ballooned nearly seven-fold over the past 300 years, rising most sharply in the last two decades in line with a surge in wine consumption, a study has revealed.


MIT engineers induce plants to give off light

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:38

New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a way to induce plants to give off dim light, a major step towards realising their vision of using plants to illuminate the workspace.


NASA to screen 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' for crew

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:32

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) The "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is set to release this week around the world but astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will also be able to watch it in the coming days, NASA said.


India developing small rocket to cash in on small-satellite boom

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:32

Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) With the size of earth observation satellites reducing and the future trend moving towards a constellation of small satellites rather than a large one, India's space agency is developing a smaller rocket that can carry satellites weighing up to 500 kg, a senior official said.


Fossils of pre-historic human-sized penguins found

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:28

Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A giant species of penguins, which had the size of an adult human, inhabited New Zealand between 55 and 60 million years ago, scientific researchers revealed on Wednesday.