Biodegradable fibre from tea by-product developed

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 13:54

New York, May 1 (IANS) To cut down the waste that fashion industry generates, a team of US researchers has developed a new fibre from a green tea by-product that is 100 percent biodegradable.


NASA knows about every eclipse in next 1,000 years

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:36

New York, April 30 (IANS) The US space agency has kept a five millennium catalogue of all the eclipses (both solar and lunar) that have occurred or will occur from 1999 BC to the year AD 3000.


Earth-forming ancient rock back after deep space sojourn

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:08

London, April 30 (IANS) It may give you goosebumps but researchers now report that an ancient rocky body from Earth's formation has returned after billions of years in cold storage somewhere in deep space.


Revealed: How the moon got its tattoos

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:32

Washington, April 30 (IANS) New NASA research has given new clues to how the moon got its mysterious "tattoos" -- swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locations across the lunar surface.


IIT-Kgp ex-students develop driverless shuttles

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:24

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Self-driving shuttles for in-campus travel, designed by a team of ex-students from IIT-Kharagpur's Robotics Research Group, would reduce operating costs by 40 to 60 percent, a statement from the institute said on Friday.


Can self-driving cars behave like humans do?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:42

London, April 29 (IANS) The image-recognition technology in a self-driving car can learn to respond to unfamiliar objects on the road akin to the responses of a human driver, say researchers.


British astronaut to control machine on Earth from ISS

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:12

London, April 29 (IANS) British astronaut Tim Peake, currently on the International Space Station, will command a robot to roll around a giant sandpit in Stevenage town that simulates the surface of Mars.


Hello! We are not alone in space

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:02

London, April 29 (IANS) Recent discoveries of exoplanets have rekindled hope for other advanced technological civilisations that may have ever existed near us, researchers have found.


Japan abandons efforts to retrieve $270 million satellite

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:48

Tokyo, April 29 (IANS) Japan's national aerospace agency on Thursday announced it will abandon efforts to retrieve a satellite worth more than $270 million that the agency lost contact with last month.


Why gamers avoid touchscreens for better experience

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:28

London, April 29 (IANS) Serious gamers generally avoid touchscreens because these devices lack physical buttons due to which the key press timing in touchscreen input is unpredictable, a team of Finnish researchers has found.


'Russian Doll' galaxy cluster to decode dark energy

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:02

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other optical telescopes, astronomers have developed a powerful new method for investigating dark energy - the mysterious energy that is currently driving the accelerating expansion of the universe.


Operational of 'Indian GPS' will take some more time

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:36

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) The common man in India has to wait for some more time to use the "Indian GPS' as the Indian navigation system has to be formally declared operational after checking and cross-checking, industry officials said.


Pranab, Ansari hail ISRO on satellite launch

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:04

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on the launch of India's seventh and final satellite in the series of navigation satellites.


Storm in science body saddens top scientists

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:12

Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), headquartered in Kolkata, has dragged itself into a fresh controversy that may further ruin the image of this 103-year-old organization, say top scientists upset about the new development.