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.


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.


Japanese island's mud could alter global economy: Study

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:14

Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) An estimated 16 million tonnes of mud containing massive, "semi-infinite" stores of valuable rare earth minerals, found in a small Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean could alter global economy, a new study has revealed.


Huge asteroid gives Earth surprise flyby

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:04

Washington, April 17 (IANS) If you are not aware that a giant asteroid the size of a football field flew past Earth over the weekend, you are not alone as even NASA scientists got to know about the flyby only a few hours before it happened, media reported.


China to launch new weather satellite

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:56

Beijing, April 16 (IANS) China will launch a new meteorological satellite later this year to further boost its weather forecasting capabilities, authorities announced on Monday.


Bizarre award explores fun side of science

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:20

Hangzhou, April 15 (IANS) When researchers receive arguably the most bizarre science award in China, they often find the trophy more useful than the research findings.


NASA's positive on next planet-hunting mission launch

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 13:58

Washington, April 15 (IANS) Meteorologists with the US Air Force 45th Space Wing have predicted an 80 per cent chance of favourable weather for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's launch with NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite aimed at detecting planets outside our solar system.


Innovation, technology, education to top Modi's agenda in Sweden, England

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 11:10

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Sweden and England from April 16 to 20, during the course of which he will participate in the first ever India-Nordic Summit and this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), cooperation in the areas of innovation, technology and education will top his agenda.


Indian navigation satellite's orbit raised further

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:36

Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully carried out the second orbit raising operations of navigation satellite, IRNSS-1I, the space agency said on Saturday.