Bengaluru, Aug 10 (IANS) Engineers at Purdue University in the US have designed and tested a micropropulsion system that uses liquid water as the propellant for orbital maneuvering of tiny satellites called CubeSats.
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) In a major step towards building a hack-proof global quantum communication network, China has sent an unbreakable code from its quantum satellite to the Earth, marking realization of quantum key distribution technology for the first time.
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.
Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) Australian researchers have discovered a dietary supplement which can prevent miscarriages, and many different types of birth defects for pregnant women.
Brasilia, Aug 10 (IANS) The common Culex mosquito is able to transmit the harmful Zika virus, Brazilian scientists have discovered.
Jakarta, Aug 10 (IANS) A team of researchers announced on Thursday that early humans were living in the rainforests of Indonesia over 70,000 years ago, 20,000 years before what was previously believed.
New York, Aug 9 (IANS) After conducting a cosmic inventory of sorts to calculate and categorise stellar-remnant black holes, astronomers have determined that the Milky Way is home to about 100 million of the enigmatic, dark objects -- far more than expected.
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Challenging previous research that suggested two domestication processes led to the modern dog, a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist says that all contemporary dogs have a common origin and emerged through a single domestication process of wolves 20,000 to 40,000 years ago.
Canberra, Aug 8 (IANS) Endangered Australian fish have taken to seek refuge in discarded bottles in river beds, a research said on Tuesday.
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China will establish its first Mars simulation base in Qinghai province, an official said on Tuesday.
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) There is no clear evidence that probiotics, the "friendly" bacteria strain of lactobacillus, prevent eczema -- a frequent precursor to asthma, a study has said.
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) A partial lunar eclipse is set to occur on Monday night and, if skies clear up of the monsoon clouds, it will be visible across the country.
Bengaluru, Aug 7 (IANS) While India reaped the benefits of the Green Revolution in the 1960s, her neighbour China is now taking the lead in another area of sustainable agriculture -- developing crops that meet the challenges posed by global warming.
Novovoronezh (Russia), Aug 7 (IANS) Imagine "shutting down" a nuclear power plant by pressing a button with your thumb, or having access to no-go zones for the public in a nuclear site -- all accompanied by experts lucidly explaining the core operations.
Cairo, Aug 7 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Sunday the significance of science as the main pillar for comprehensive development and production, noting that his government increased spending on scientific research by 47 per cent over the past three years.