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Navigation satellite clocks ticking; system to be expanded: ISRO

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 13:44

Chennai, June 10 (IANS) "The clocks are ticking." Every morning this announcement brings relief and not tension to the Indian space agency team that is managing the navigation satellite system NavIC with only one rubidium atomic clock switched on instead of two in the six satellites.

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NASA unveils 'out of this world' Mars rover

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 17:52

Washington, June 9 (IANS) NASA has unveiled an "out of this world" futuristic Mars rover concept vehicle to inspire young people to want to learn more about its plans to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.

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Marine reserves can help mitigate climate change effects

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:44

San Francisco, June 9 (IANS) An international research team has evaluated 145 peer-reviewed studies and concluded that "highly protected" marine reserves can help mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Complete crocodile fossil unearthed in China

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:44

Beijing, June 9 (IANS) Fossils of a complete crocodile and bones belonging to at least six different dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period, 145 to 66 million years ago, have been excavated in China's Jilin province.

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Big data supercomputing simplified by 800 lines of code

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:48

San Francisco, June 8 (IANS) Scientists have developed "Charliecloud" - a crisp 800-line code - that can help supercomputer users to operate in the high-performance world of Big Data without burdening computer centre staff with the peculiarities of their particular software needs.

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Scientists discover two-dimensional magnet

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:10

New York, June 8 (IANS) In a first, scientists have discovered that magnetic properties can exist even in the two dimensional (2-D) realm of mono-layers, or materials that are formed by a single atomic layer.

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Star weighed using Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:00

Washington, June 8 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has used the Hubble space telescope to measure the mass of a star by employing Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

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Merging galaxy clusters cause biggest bang in universe

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:24

New York, June 8 (IANS) Two galaxy clusters are banging into each other at supersonic speeds and merging together to create a larger galaxy cluster and in the process have created a turbulent cloud of gas that is ten times hotter than the Sun.

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Indian-American Raja Chari among 12 NASA astronaut candidates

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:02

Washington, June 8 (IANS) After screening a record 18,000 applications, the US space agency has finally picked 12 astronaut candidates -- its largest astronaut class since 2000 -- and Indian-American Raja Chari, a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force, has bagged a most sought-after seat.

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Indian-American Raja Chari among 12 NASA astronaut candidates

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:16

Washington, June 8 (IANS) After screening a record 18,000 applications, the US space agency has finally picked 12 astronaut candidates -- its largest astronaut class since 2000 -- and Indian-American Raja Chari, a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force, has bagged a most sought-after seat.

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Indian American selected among 12 NASA astronaut candidates

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:22

Washington, June 8 (IANS) Indian American Raja Chari, a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force, has been selected by space agency NASA among 12 astronaut candidates who will conduct research off the Earth for deep space missions.

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World's oldest human species' fossils found in Morocco

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 06:00

Rabat, June 8 (IANS) A team of international scientists has found the world's oldest human species' fossil near the southern Moroccan city of Youssoufia, the Moroccan national Institute of Sciences of Archaeology and Heritage announced in a statement on Wednesday.

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