Now, sunglasses that can generate solar power

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:10

London, Aug 3 (IANS) Researchers have designed new "smart" solar sunglasses incorporating semi-transparent organic solar cells that can generate electric power enough to operate devices such as hearing aids.


Hot exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere found

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:10

Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) In a first, scientists have detected glowing water molecules in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system, implying that the exoplanet has a strong stratosphere.


Indian scientists to protest unscientific ideas, budget cuts

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 21:06

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) In a follow-up to the mammoth 'March for Science' in April this year, a section of Indian scientists is gearing up to supplement the global effort with pan-India rallies on August 9, to press for higher funds allocation for basic research.


Israel launches first environmental research satellite

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:04

Jerusalem, Aug 2 (IANS) Israel has successfully launched its first spatial environmental research vehicle designed for orbital monitoring of Earth's vegetation, the Israel Space Agency (ISA) said on Wednesday.


Proxima b unlikely to be habitable: NASA

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:56

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Dampening hopes of finding alien life on the closest exoplanet ever discovered, a new NASA study says that the atmosphere of Proxima b -- an Earth-sized planet right outside our solar system in the habitable zone of its star -- might have been destroyed by harmful stellar radiation, reducing its potential for habitability.


Academia-industry interface body needed: AEC chief Sekhar Basu (IANS Interview)

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:52

Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) With Indian scientific institutions facing flak for failing to translate and commercialise technology from labs to the market, the government has been urged to set up a separate organisation at the academia-industry interface to enable this, says Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Sekhar Basu.


Asteroid flyby to help NASA test global tracking network

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 13:52

New York, July 30 (IANS) A small asteroid that is expected to fly close to the Earth in October will help NASA to test its network of observatories, a group of NASA researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has said.


Smartphone-based device to transmit ECG in US

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 13:44

New York, July 30 (IANS) A US-based company has created a medical device that can monitor heart rhythm of cardiovascular patients and transmit electrocardiogram (ECG) to doctors through their smartphone.