500,000-year-old stone tools discovered in Israel

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:54

Jerusalem, Jan 8 (IANS) Israeli archaeologists have announced the discovery of half-million-year-old stone tools that suggest that the cognitive capabilities of the hominids who crafted them were much more similar to our own than previously thought.


India to launch 31 satellites on January 12

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:10

Bengaluru, Jan 8 (IANS) India will launch 31 satellites, including earth observation spacecraft Cartosat, on January 12 instead of its earlier tentative schedule on January 10, a space official said on Monday.


SpaceX launches secretive Zuma spacecraft

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:02

New York, Jan 8 (IANS) SpaceX began the new year with a mystery-shrouded mission to deliver a government spacecraft, called Zuma, into orbit, the media reported.


E-Cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes: Study

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 20:10

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) As the government continues to caution people against tobacco and e-cigarettes, a study by the North East Hills University (NEHU) has stated that Electronics Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) or vaping has minimum health and safety concerns compared to high risk associated with conventional cigarettes.


Spend next New Year's Eve with new spacecraft: NASA

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:00

New York, Jan 7 (IANS) NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, will encounter the most primitive and most distant object in the history of space exploration, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in 2019.


America's 'most experienced astronaut' dies: NASA

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 05:42

Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) John Young, America's "most experienced astronaut" who walked on the Moon during the Apollo programme and commanded the first space shuttle mission, has passed away, NASA said on Saturday.


CISF takes over security of Uttarakhand's ISRO unit

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:38

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The CISF has taken over the security of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun, an arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), an official said on Saturday.


Chemical ban helped closing up of ozone layer hole: NASA

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:26

New York, Jan 6 (IANS) An international ban on ozone-destroying chlorine that contains manmade chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons(CFCs) has led to less ozone depletion, NASA scientists have reported.