NASA eyes 'growable habitats' to get humans to Mars

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:28

Washington, May 16 (IANS) In a bid to develop "magnetoshells" to "growable interplanetary habitats to take humans to Mars", the US space agency has selected eight technology proposals that can transform future aerospace missions by building efficient aerospace systems.


Hologram for better fraud protection developed

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 16:10

New York, May 15 (IANS) A team of US researchers has developed a compact, more efficient, complex and secure hologram for better fraud protection.


Biometric system that uses human skull to give access

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 16:08

London, May 15 (IANS) At a time when privacy has become a major issue, scientists from Germany have developed a Google Glass-based biometric system that uses the skull to provide access to devices.


Humans lived in southern Arabia during Ice Age

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 13:56

London, May 15 (IANS) Researchers have found new evidence that humans were living in southern Arabia 10,000 years earlier than initially perceived.


New bio-glass can help regrow cartilage

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 13:50

London, May 15 (IANS) An international team of scientists has developed a new bio-glass material that can mimic and potentially encourage cartilage to repair or regrow.


Dig into aero modelling at Kolkata exhibition

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 16:42

Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) To motivate and encourage children to take up aero-modelling as a hobby and sport, the Bengal Aero Modellers Association (BAMA) will organise an exhibition on model aviation beginning here on Sunday.


Research reveals genetic history of camels

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 15:46

London, May 14 (IANS) Use by human societies in primordial trade routes has shaped the genetic diversity of the camel, famously known as the 'ship of the desert,' finds a interesting study of its ancient and modern DNA.


International award for eminent Indian space scientist Rao

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 20:54

Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) will honour eminent Indian space scientist U.R. Rao with its 2016 'Hall of Fame' award for his outstanding contribution to astronautics, the Indian space agency said on Friday.


Sixth sense can't protect drivers when they text

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:06

New York, May 13 (IANS) A sixth sense can keep a driver safe even when he or she is absent-minded or emotionally-charged but not when they text while on the wheels, a team of US researchers has found.


Rare blue galaxy to reveal birth of universe

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 13:03

New York, May 13 (IANS) A faint blue galaxy situated about 30 million light years from the Earth and located in the constellation "Leo Minor" can shed new light on birth of the universe.


Novel technology gives robots human-like precision

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:14

New York, May 13 (IANS) A team of US researchers has developed a new technology that can safely and precisely drive robot arms, giving them the delicacy necessary to pick up an egg without breaking it.


Decoded: The secret behind magnetic reconnection in space

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 09:54

Washington, May 13 (IANS) In a first, the US space agency has directly observed fundamental process of nature after sending four spacecraft through an invisible whirlpool in space called magnetic reconnection, like sending sensors up into a hurricane.