Astronomers stumble upon a 'Frankenstein' galaxy

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:34

Washington, July 12 (IANS) Scientists have discovered an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies about 718,000 light-years away in an otherwise quiet neighbourhood.


NASA camera captures moon 'photobombing' Earth again

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:18

Washington, July 12 (IANS) For the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a stunning view of the moon as it moved in front of the sun-lit side of Earth.


Short trajectory correction maneuver awaits Juno

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 15:06

Washington, July 11 (IANS) The NASA team has scheduled a short trajectory correction maneuver for Juno spacecraft on July 13 to refine the orbit around Jupiter.


Solar plane takes off from Spain for Egypt

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 14:56

Madrid, July 11 (IANS) The world's largest solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, on Monday took off from Seville in Spain to Egypt.


Australia to use underwater robot to explore Antarctic

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:44

Melbourne, July 11 (IANS) Australia's Tasmania state will soon take delivery of a new, world-class underwater robot which will help scientists explore new parts of the Antarctic environment.


Kudankulam nuclear plant II to generate 1,000 MW in 3 months

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:58

Chennai, July 11 (IANS) The second unit of Kudankulam atomic power project in Tamil Nadu that went critical or started nuclear fission on Sunday is expected to touch its rated capacity in three months time, said a senior official on Monday.


Life could exist on Saturn's biggest moon Titan: Study

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:04

Los Angeles, July 11 (IANS) Liquid water is a requirement for life on Earth. But on Saturn' s largest moon Titan, life might exist beyond the bounds of water-based chemistry, according to a new study by scientists at Cornell University.


Finnish scientists set new record in microwave detection

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 15:58

L0ondon, July 10 (IANS) Scientists at Finland's Aalto University have set a new world record in microwave detection, breaking the old record by fourteen-fold -- a feat that may lead to manufacturing of ultrasensitive cameras and accessories for the emerging quantum computer.


Like humans, cockroaches use GPS to move around

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 15:30

New York, July 10 (IANS) Rats, humans and cockroaches have a system similar to the Global Positioning System (GPS) in their heads that allows them to navigate new surroundings, researchers have discovered.


Mars orbiter finds carbon dioxide ice on Red Planet

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 13:24

New York, July 10 (IANS) NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found that carbon dioxide ice more often covers the ground at night in some mid-latitude regions than in polar regions of the Red Planet, where it is generally absent for much of summer and fall.


Three new crew members join ISS astronauts

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 10:32

Washington, July 10 (IANS) The strength of the astronauts increased to six on the International Space Station (ISS) as three Expedition 48 crew members on Sunday joined the orbital laboratory to facilitate key research.


This tidal turbine could do wonders for India's energy sector

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 17:58

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A tidal turbine designed to harness the kinetic energy found in moving bodies of water could be ideal for India to generate clean energy from a renewable resource with less cost and a smaller carbon footprint, says Canadian entrepreneur Nofel Izz who invented the device.