Quantum technology gets a big boost in India

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:04

Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) Thanks to government funding, Indian physicists are preparing for a deep dive into the quantum world that holds the secrets for developing exciting technologies for computing, communication, cryptography and many more.


Brain cholesterol may increase Alzheimer's disease risk

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:02

London, May 8 (IANS) Cholesterol -- a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases -- may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found.


Will take up ZSI's space constraint issue on its request: Harsh Vardhan

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 18:08

Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said the Central government would request the West Bengal government to provide land to the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) to overcome its "space constraint" issue, only if it requests him.


Astronomers find exoplanet with cloud-free atmosphere

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:26

London, May 8 (IANS) Astronomers have found that a planet outside our solar system, which is similar to Saturn in mass and exceeds the size of Jupiter by 20 per cent, has an atmosphere free of clouds.


China develops battery to store renewable energy

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:02

Beijing, May 8 (IANS) Chinese scientists have developed a lead carbon battery for storing power generated from solar panels and windmills and claimed that with such devices, the electricity supply is stable for use.


Sun to turn into planetary nebula when it dies: Astronomers

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:46

London, May 8 (IANS) While scientists agree that the Sun will die in approximately 10 billion years, they were not sure what would happen next, until now. A new study now says that it will turn into a massive ring of bright, interstellar gas and dust, known as a planetary nebula.


2 NASA astronauts to take spacewalk next week

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:56

Washington, May 8 (IANS) Two NASA astronauts are set to go out for a spacewalk on May 16 to swap out thermal control gear that circulates ammonia to keep the International Space Station systems cool.


Doctors raise alarm over ancient virus in Australia

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 09:26

Canberra, May 8 (IANS) Doctors have called for greater efforts to stop the spread of an ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory, the media reported on Tuesday.


NITI Aayog, Google join hands to foster AI ecosystem in India

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 20:30

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) NITI Aayog on Monday joined hands with Google to foster growth in India's nascent artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning ecosystem by working together on several initiatives in the two areas.


Smart patch for flexible monitoring of marine life

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 18:02

Riyadh, May 6 (IANS) Engineers have developed a thin smart patch called Marine Skin that could make the study of the behaviour of marine animals easier and more informative.


Smart microchip can help develop affordable IoT devices

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 14:48

Singapore, May 6 (IANS) A group of engineers has developed a smart microchip that can self-start and continue to operate even when the battery runs out of energy. This could help in manufacturing smaller and cheaper Internet of Things (IoT) devices.


NASA's InSight spacecraft blasts off to Mars

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 16:54

Washington, May 5 (IANS) NASA's InSight mission to study the deep interior of Mars blasted off to the Red Planet on Saturday aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.