NASA'S OSIRIS-REX mission to flyby Earth on Friday

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:36

Washington, Sep 22, NASA's asteriod hunting OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is all set to make a close flyby of Earth on Friday, before reaching asteroid Bennu, media has reported.


Cigarette butts to eliminate mosquitoes?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:32

Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) Cigarette butts (CBs) thrown into garbage as trash can be turned into a valuable resource for killing mosquitoes that cause malaria, a new study by an international team, including from India, has revealed.


Australian brewer to launch 'fossil beer'

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:32

Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) An Australian brewer has announced of launching a "fossil beer" to commemorate 10 years of regional fossil research.


How Milky Way differs from other galaxies

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:48

New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Our galaxy, which is home to Earth and its solar system, might not be as "typical" as previously thought, and therefore Milky Way-based models to understand other galaxies of the universe could be misleading, new research suggests.


Hubble spots strange binary asteroid with comet-like features

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:08

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has found that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features.


Floating labs to boost innovation in North-East

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:20

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday announced three initiatives to boost innovation, awareness and science in the north-eastern states, with a floating laboratory on the Brahmaputra being one of them.


Hot Mercury could harbour more ice than previously thought

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:36

New York, Sep 20 (IANS) There could be much more ice on Mercury's surface than previously thought, suggests new research adding to previous findings that some of its craters permanently shadowed from the Sun's blistering rays could have frozen water.


Arctic Sea ice extent hits another low in 2017

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:26

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) At 4.64 million square kilometeres, Arctic Sea ice minimum extent in 2017 is the eighth lowest in the consistent long-term satellite record, which began in 1978, analysis of satellite data shows.


Design lightweight aerosol sensor to win $100,000 NASA prize

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:04

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) You stand a chance to win a grand $100,000 prize for designing a lightweight and easy-to-use aerosol sensor that could be used to monitor air quality in space and on Earth, NASA has announced.


Smart roads could power street lamps, electric cars

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:40

London, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers in Britain are working on smart materials that when embedded in road surfaces would be able to harvest and convert vehicle vibration into electrical energy to power street lamps or electric vehicle charging points.


Researchers see rapidly spinning star emitting polarised light

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:20

Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) More than 70 years after Indian astrophysicist and Nobel laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar first predicted the emission of polarised light from the edges of stars, a team of scientists have for the first time observed rapidly rotating stars emitting polarised light.