Himalayas wettest, warmest on record: Researchers

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:32

Shimla, March 29 (IANS) Recent decades have been the wettest and warmest on record in the Himalayas, say researchers who are alarmed that a "warming signature" has led to an overall rise in mercury levels and the retreat of glaciers.


NASA's next planet-hunting probe to launch on April 16

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:54

Washington, March 29 (IANS) NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, which aims to find alien worlds with capacity to harbour life is scheduled to launch on April 16 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


Use smart technologies to boost farm output: Official

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 01:58

Bengaluru, March 29 (IANS) Use of smart technologies like IoT, drones and digital devices would boost farm production, with higher yields and better quality for more remuneration to farmers, said a top official on Wednesday.


Gene therapy may boost stroke recovery

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 16:52

New York, March 28 (IANS) Researchers have found that a genetic trigger may improve the brain's ability to heal from a range of debilitating conditions, from strokes to concussions and spinal cord injuries.


HSI, CCMB join hands to develop laboratory grown meat

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 16:46

Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) The Humane Society International/India on Wednesdasy said it has joined hands with the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology to develop and promote laboratory grown meat in India.


This prosthetic system could restore memory loss

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:22

Washington, March 28 (IANS) Scientists have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person's own memory patterns to facilitate the brain's ability to encode and recall memory, an important step towards finding a way to restore memory loss.


Why India is still nowhere near securing its citizens' data

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:28

New Delhi, March 28, It was the perfect photo-op when Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a town-hall meeting at the social media giant's sprawling headquarters at Menlo Park, California, in September 2015.


Astronomers spot hot Earth-sized exoplanet

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:08

London, March 28 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has detected a hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which has a density similar to Mercury.


NASA to intensify focus on Earth's frozen regions

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:16

Washington, March 27 (IANS) To enhance understanding of Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost, NASA will launch two new satellite missions and conduct an array of field research in 2018, the US space agency said on Tuesday.


Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads from Tuesday

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:22

San Francisco, March 27 Twitter has confirmed that it will begin blocking cryptocurrency-related ads on the platfrom from Tuesday even as the micro-blogging site updated its policy relating to such advertisements.