How Sunita Williams is continuing her career in space

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 19:54

Washington, March 26 (IANS) Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is now helping privately-held companies like Space X and Boeing to develop their new spacecraft systems, which will eventually provide round-trip crew transportation services to the International Space Station (ISS).


Terahertz microchips to make computers 100 times faster

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 17:28

New York, March 26 (IANS) Researchers have developed a technology that could enable our computers -- and all optic communication devices -- to run 100 times faster through terahertz microchips.


IIT-Hyderabad to research on how aging conceptualised in IVF

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 14:42

Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) will undertake a study on the ways in which aging is conceptualised within in-vitro fertilization (IVF) by researching on elderly couples conceiving and birthing children through the method, it was announced here on Monday.


BITS Pilani-Hyderabad team to compete in RBPC

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 14:06

Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) on Monday announced that the TiE Grad finalist WCB of BITS Pilani-Hyderabad has won the spot to compete in Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) in the United States.


AI models can help unravel mystery of human brain

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 01:24

Boston, March 26 (IANS) Cognitive neuroscientists are using the newly-developed artificial intelligence (AI) networks to enhance the understanding of one of the most elusive intelligence systems from which they learned: the human brain.


Scientists discover link between PCOS and anxiety

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:04

London, March 25 (IANS) Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at an increased risk of developing anxiety later in life, researchers have discovered.


'Driver' mutations may promote survival of cancer cells

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 19:10

New York, March 25 (IANS) Researchers have discovered new genetic mutations that may promote the survival of cancer cells, and a clearer understanding of how some cancer cells are able to resist treatment, researchers said.


Chemicals linked to brain disorders in children

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 19:08

London, March 25 (IANS) Exposure of pregnant women to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of childs brain development disorders, researchers have found.


Mount Etna sliding towards sea: Report

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 15:04

London, March 24 (IANS) Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily, was sliding towards the Mediterranean sea at a rate of 14mm per year, according to a report.


NASA budget jumps $1.6 bn above White House request

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 13:06

Washington, March 24 (IANS) NASA's will get $20.7 billion -- $1.1 billion more than 2017 funding and $1.6 billion above the White House request -- under a spending bill that cleared Congress this week and was signed by President Trump on Friday.


6-inch skeleton found in Chile not of alien: Study

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:54

New York, March 23 (IANS) Ruling out the possibility of the extra-terrestrial origin of a mysterious six-inch skeleton discovered in Chile, scientists have found that it was of a female, likely a foetus, who had a rare, bone-ageing disorder.


BHEL to make space grade cells for ISRO

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:36

Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) would make space grade lithium-ion (Li-Ion) cells for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under technology transfer, the space agency said on Friday.


India to launch communication satellite GSAT-6A on March 29

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:42

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) In the field of space technology, India will close this fiscal with the launch of the GSAT-6A, a high power S-band communication satellite, on March 29, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Friday.