Technology

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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