NASA mission to study interior of Mars set for Saturday launch

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 12:42

Washington, May 5 (IANS) NASA is all set to launch on Saturday the first mission designed to study the deep interior of Mars called the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight).


Bug found, Twitter asks 336mn users to change password

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:32

San Francisco/New Delhi, May 4, It is time to change your Twitter password now as the micro-blogging platform has asked its 336 million users to do so across its services after it discovered a bug that stored passwords in plain text in an internal system.


China launches new communication satellite

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 04:24

Beijing, May 4 (IANS) China launched a new communication satellite "APSTAR-6C" late on Thursday at the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center.


Jupiter moon Ganymede's environment unique: NASA probe

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:14

Washington, May 1 (IANS) The magnetic field around Jupiter's moon Ganymede makes it unlike any other in the solar system, shows newly analysed data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft's first flyby of the moon two decades ago.


NASA mission to study heart of Mars set for launch

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:18

Washington, April 30 (IANS) NASA is set to launch Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) on May 5, the first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars.


Artificial Intelligence needs responsible approach: Google Co-founder

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 13:06

San Francisco, April 29 (IANS) The boom in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has to be dealt with utmost care as such powerful tools also bring with them new questions and responsibilities, Alphabet's President and Google's Co-founder Sergey Brin has warned.


World's first floating nuclear plant put to sea by Russia

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 22:02

St. Petersburg, April 28 (IANS) Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first "floating" nuclear power plant (FNPP) for installation in remote areas, has headed out on its first sea voyage from this Baltic shipyard here, Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom said on Saturday.


Researchers edit gene to reduce blood cholesterol levels

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 19:04

New York, April 28 (IANS) Using the cutting-edge CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering technique, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have successfully turned off a gene that regulates cholesterol levels in adult mice.


Bill Gates urges US to lead fight against lethal pandemic

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 18:14

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates has said that the US government is falling short in preparing itself and the world for the "significant probability of a large and lethal modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes".