Countdown for Indian rocket launch with 31 satellites to begin Thursday

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:22

Chennai, June 21 (IANS) The 28-hour countdown for the Friday morning launch of India's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 other satellites (29 foreign and one Indian) with Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will begin on Thursday morning, the Indian space agency said.


NASA, Italian Space Agency to probe cosmic X-ray mysteries

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:44

Washington, June 21 (IANS) NASA has signed an agreement with Italian Space Agency for the launch of a probe that will provide important clues about the origins of cosmic X-rays, their interactions with matter and gravity as they travel through space.


NASA tests flexible solar array on space station

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:12

Washington, June 21 (IANS) NASA is testing for the first time the effectiveness of a flexible solar array on space station that could one day power satellites and spacecraft.


India to launch 31 satellites on Friday

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:54

Chennai, June 20 (IANS) India on Friday will launch its earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series weighing 712 kg and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign, one Indian) with its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), the Indian space agency said on Tuesday.


Equipment for Kudankulam fully safe, says Russian equipment manufacturer

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:32

Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Vouching for the full safety of the equipment that it was supplying for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), Atomenergomash - the machine building arm of Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM - on Tuesday said it always followed the strictest Russian quality control norms as also the national regulatory authority of the customer country.


Australia mulls chest scans to detect lung cancer

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:28

Melbourne, June 20 (IANS) Thousands of Australian smokers will be subjected to regular chest scans in an attempt to uncover cancer at the earliest possible stage, it was announced on Tuesday.


NASA announces over 200 new planet candidates

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:10

Washington, June 20 (IANS) US space agency NASA announced that its Kepler space telescope has discovered 219 new planet candidates outside our Solar System.


New Chinese satellite fails to enter orbit

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:32

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China's new communications satellite Zhongxing-9A, which was launched aboard the Long March-3B carrier rocket on Monday, has failed to enter the preset orbit.


New technology makes electricity from urine, kills bacteria

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:30

London, June 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a system which can generate electricity from urine -- enough to charge a mobile phone -- and also kill bacteria harmful to humans, an advance that could be harnessed to treat wastewater.


US researchers grow organoids to tackle facial deformities

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:56

Washington, June 19 (IANS) US researchers are growing tiny functioning segments of organs, called organoids, in a bid to find ways to treat deformities of the craniofacial complex, namely the skull and face.


This robot uses AI to write and play own music

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 15:36

New York, June 18 (IANS) In a first, researchers have developed a robot that can write and play its own music compositions using artificial intelligence and deep learning.