Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Even as "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" continues its run in theatres across the world, it also got an audience at a place away from our home planet - the International Space Station (ISS).
Moscow, Dec 25 (IANS) With global energy demand expected to grow 30 per cent by 2040 as per International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates, a sustainable energy balance needs to be achieved to meet this requirement while also ensuring reduction in hazardous emissions, experts said.
London, Dec 25 (IANS) The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of a planetary nebula that looks like a colourful holiday ornament in space, according to the European Space Agency (ESA).
Toronto, Dec 24 (IANS) The process of photosynthesis in plants first took place 1.25 billion years ago, finds a study that identified an algae fossil, believed to be the world's oldest known direct ancestor of modern plants and animals.
London, Dec 24 (IANS) In a bid a to teach robots how to respect personal space, scientists are now giving mobile robots a crash course in avoiding collisions with humans.
New York, Dec 23 (IANS) The combined effects of rising heat and humidity will affect India's northeast the most in the world close to the end of of the century, a global study says.
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Classified as "potentially hazardous", the near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon has a diameter of about six kilometres -- roughly one kilometre larger than previous estimates, new radar images obtained by the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico suggest.
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) NASA scientists have found that a wet winter corresponds to more small wildfires in the following fire season, not fewer, as is commonly assumed.
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) Ditching their neutral white laboratory coats, Indian scientists this year hit the streets in large numbers deploring budget cuts and the Centres backing of "unscientific ideas" and "pseudo-science" amid global attention over a peacock-celibacy controversy.
Gandhinagar, Dec 22 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said there was immense wealth of ideas and innovation in children and it should be encouraged by institutes like the IITs and NIDs.
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) The first observations of a merger between two faraway neutron stars, a violent celestial event that generated tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, was the "breakthrough of the year", according to the journal Science.
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Researchers have found evidence to show that a Sun-like star 550 light years from Earth is slowly consuming its "offspring" -- crushing one or more planets in its orbit into vast clouds of gas and dust - like the ancient Greek god Cronus who devoured his children.
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) AS NASA builds its most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), the US space agency is testing engines with 3D printed parts to cut costs of powering the heavy-lift rocket.
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) To push its search for life in alien terrains, NASA has developed a new spectroscopy instrument designed to detect compounds and minerals associated with biological activity more quickly and with greater sensitivity than previous instruments.
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Advances in medical sciences this year have brought good news for humanity at large because of the progress made in gene editing technology to treat inherited diseases, and particularly to cancer patients with the approval of a gene therapy by US regulators.