New module could give prosthetic arms delicate sense of touch

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 17:04

New York, April 28 (IANS) Losing an arm need not mean losing all sense of touch as researchers have developed a new sensory control module that may enable users of prosthetic arms to to be able to reliably feel and hold things as delicate as a child's hand.


Scientists in shock as NASA junks first-ever robotic mission to Moon

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 15:48

Washington, April 28 (IANS) In a major disappointment to the lunar scientists' community, the US space agency has cancelled the first-ever robotic mission to Moon that was supposed to excavate material such as hydrogen, oxygen and water from the lunar poles.


Scientists find new way to produce hydrogen fuel from sunlight

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 15:16

Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) The energy provided by sunlight in an hour is equivalent to mankind's total energy consumption for one year, but the development of devices to turn this abundant natural gift into a feasible energy source for mankind had remained a challenge.


Scientists confirm growing oxygen-less 'dead zone' in Gulf of Oman

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 20:46

London, April 27 (IANS) Researchers of a British university have brought to light the existence of a fast-growing "dead zone" devoid of oxygen in the Gulf of Oman, spelling environmental disater for fish and marine plants in the area, as well as for people reliant on the ocean for food and employment.


Elon Musk now wants to build a 'cyborg dragon'

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:00

San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) It appears that SpaceXs "Dragon capsule" is set to be powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and may offer a human-brain interface via Neuralink, a tweet by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has suggested.


Twitter updates privacy policy ahead of EU data law

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:18

San Francisco, April 25, As the deadline for European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) inches closer, Twitter has updated its "Terms and Privacy Policy" to give its users more transparency over their data.


Lakes on Mars dried up 3.5bn years ago: Study

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:38

New York, April 23 (IANS) The discovery of cracks on the surface of Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover in early 2017 are evidence of lakes that likely dried up 3.5 billion years ago, confirmed a study, revealing details about the red planet's ancient climate.


SpaceX to build Mars rockets in Los Angeles

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:46

San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which will be used to explore Mars -- a goal that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hopes to accomplish by 2022 -- will be built in the Port of Los Angeles, media reports said.