Telangana Muslim students selected for NASA conference

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:42

Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Six students of Telangana Minorities Residential Educational Institutions Society (TMREIS) have been selected to attend the 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) International Space Development Conference to be held in the US.


New coating could make phones, homes childproof

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:22

New York, April 12 (IANS) A smooth, durable, clear coating that swiftly sheds just about every known liquid including water, oils, alcohols and peanut butter could make phone screens, camera lenses and other everyday items grime-proof and safer for children who might bring these items to their mouth, says a study by an Indian-origin researcher.


NASA's next planet-hunting mission starts next week

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:54

Washington, April 12 (IANS) NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or Tess aimed at detecting planets outside our solar system, is set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on April 16.


ISRO not facing funds crunch, says Chairman

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:44

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is not facing any funds crunch for its ongoing activities, the agency Chairman said on Thursday.


FDA approves marketing of first AI device to detect diabetic eye disease

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:44

Washington, April 12 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted on Wednesday the marketing of the first medical device to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes.


NASA set for historic first Mars-bound mission

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:04

Washington, April 10, NASA is all set for its first interplanetary launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5 with the Mars-bound InSight lander.


Seaweed solution to plastic bottle crisis

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 17:28

London, April 9 (IANS) Pointing at a solution to plastic packaging, Narayana Peesapaty from Hyderabad has designed an edible spoon made of millet flour that can be a proxy dessert after one's lunch or dinner, a media report said.


NASA tells Boeing to fly three people for six months to ISS

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:08

Washington, April 7 (IANS) NASA has updated its commercial crew contract with Boeing to let the US-based aerospace company fly three people to the International Space Station (ISS) who will stay there for up to six months from an earlier planned two-week trip.


Why NASA sent human sperm to space

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:34

Washington, April 6 (IANS) With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.