China launches new communication satellite

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 04:24

Beijing, May 4 (IANS) China launched a new communication satellite "APSTAR-6C" late on Thursday at the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center.


Jupiter moon Ganymede's environment unique: NASA probe

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:14

Washington, May 1 (IANS) The magnetic field around Jupiter's moon Ganymede makes it unlike any other in the solar system, shows newly analysed data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft's first flyby of the moon two decades ago.


NASA mission to study heart of Mars set for launch

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:18

Washington, April 30 (IANS) NASA is set to launch Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) on May 5, the first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars.


Artificial Intelligence needs responsible approach: Google Co-founder

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 13:06

San Francisco, April 29 (IANS) The boom in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has to be dealt with utmost care as such powerful tools also bring with them new questions and responsibilities, Alphabet's President and Google's Co-founder Sergey Brin has warned.


World's first floating nuclear plant put to sea by Russia

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 22:02

St. Petersburg, April 28 (IANS) Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first "floating" nuclear power plant (FNPP) for installation in remote areas, has headed out on its first sea voyage from this Baltic shipyard here, Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom said on Saturday.


Researchers edit gene to reduce blood cholesterol levels

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 19:04

New York, April 28 (IANS) Using the cutting-edge CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering technique, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have successfully turned off a gene that regulates cholesterol levels in adult mice.


Bill Gates urges US to lead fight against lethal pandemic

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 18:14

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates has said that the US government is falling short in preparing itself and the world for the "significant probability of a large and lethal modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes".


New module could give prosthetic arms delicate sense of touch

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 17:04

New York, April 28 (IANS) Losing an arm need not mean losing all sense of touch as researchers have developed a new sensory control module that may enable users of prosthetic arms to to be able to reliably feel and hold things as delicate as a child's hand.


Scientists in shock as NASA junks first-ever robotic mission to Moon

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 15:48

Washington, April 28 (IANS) In a major disappointment to the lunar scientists' community, the US space agency has cancelled the first-ever robotic mission to Moon that was supposed to excavate material such as hydrogen, oxygen and water from the lunar poles.


Scientists find new way to produce hydrogen fuel from sunlight

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 15:16

Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) The energy provided by sunlight in an hour is equivalent to mankind's total energy consumption for one year, but the development of devices to turn this abundant natural gift into a feasible energy source for mankind had remained a challenge.