Technology

Shape of bird egg related to flight ability

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:02

New York, June 23 (IANS) In what could perhaps crack the long-term mystery behind the astonishing variety of bird egg shapes, an international team of researchers has found that the egg shape is related to flight ability, with good fliers tending to lay pointy or elliptical eggs.

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Decade-old wait ends as NIUSAT put into orbit

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:32

Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) It was a proud moment for Noorul Islam University on Friday as the Indian rocket PSLV lifted off successfully with the varsity-made nano satellite NIUSAT along with ISRO's Cartosat and 29 co-passenger foreign satellites.

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NASA to support ESA's gravitational wave space mission

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:36

Washington, June 23 (IANS) The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) to study gravitational waves in space - a mission in which NASA will partner with ESA in design, development, operations and data analysis.

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India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:08

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.

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India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:12

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another successful multiple satellite launch mission, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.

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ISRO rocket lifts off with Cartosat, 30 other satellites

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:32

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) An Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign and one Indian).

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Google Maps not fit for high-end applications: Surveyor General

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:56

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's mapping and survey organisation Survey of India (SoI) on Thursday said that Google Maps is "not authenticated" and "un-approved" by the government, and hence not fit for high-end applications.

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Government launches VAJRA scheme to attract Indian scientists abroad

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:06

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a bid to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on Thursday launched a scheme named "Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty (VAJRA)".

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Scientists pave way for breakthrough in 'carbon neutral' cars

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:36

Canberra, June 22 (IANS) Carbon neutral cars have moved a step closer to reality after Australian scientists developed a new way to successfully use solar energy to turn naturally-occurring carbon dioxide (CO2) into a "clean" synthetic form of natural gas.

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Government approach to GM tech is emotion-based, says Mahyco

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:06

Jalna (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) With a decision to allow commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard pending, a top executive of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), that has developed several GM crops, said its concern was that the government's approach towards GM technology was "more emotion-based" than fact-based.

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Astronomers find massive disk-shaped dead galaxy

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:14

Washington, June 22 (IANS) Astronomers have detected a first-of-its kind compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the Big Bang.

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Countdown for India's Cartosat satellite launch begins

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:04

Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The 28-hour countdown for the Friday launch of India's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites with Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) began on Thursday, ISRO said.

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