Technology

New device to prevent drunk driving

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:48

Dehradun, April 20 (IANS) If you are drunk and trying to drive, your vehicle will not start. Uttarakhand researchers have developed a new technology from waste that will prevent vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk.

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Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:50

Washington, April 20 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found that diamond, the strongest of all natural materials, can bend and stretch much like rubber and snap back to its original shape.

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Spectacular Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:12

Washington, April 19 (IANS) Keep your heads up at night this weekend to witness a spectacular celestial show as scientists expect the Lyrid meteor shower to peak shortly before dawn on April 22.

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NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched on SpaceX rocket

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:50

Washington, April 19 (IANS) NASA's next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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NASA's new planet-hunting mission begins

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:56

Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US space agency NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft has lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida successfully.

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Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost Rs 800 crore

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:22

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' which is expected to be launched around October-November this year, is likely to cost Rs 800 crore, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.

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Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:36

London, April 18 (IANS) An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

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Can dogs predict earthquakes? Probably not

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:08

London, April 18 (IANS) The long-held belief that strange behaviour by cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake is not backed by evidence, according to a new study.

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Artificial muscles that can lift 12,600 times their own weight

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:58

New York, April 18 (IANS) Using carbon fiber, a very strong light-weight material which is readily commercially available, researchers have designed artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight.

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India, Nordic nations agree to deepen cooperation in innovation, climate change

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:00

Stockholm, April 18 (IANS) India and the five Nordic nations of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation in innovation and climate change in the first India-Nordic Summit held here during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here.

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India, Sweden ink joint action plan, innovation partnership (Roundup)

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:14

Stockholm, April 17 (IANS) With the aim to build a win-win partnership with Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovation Partnership following a bilateral summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven here.

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Google, CyArk to build VR models of world's endangered heritage sites

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:10

San Franciscio, April 17 (IANS) Google has joined hands with CyArk, a California-based 3D laser scanning non-profit, to build virtual reality (VR) representations of historical sites around the world that are at risk of destruction due to human conflict or natural disasters, media reports said.

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India, Sweden sign joint action plan, innovation partnership

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:40

Stockholm, April 17 (IANS) Aiming to build a win-win partnership through Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovation Partnership following a bilateral summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven here.

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