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Ultima Thule: Farthest World ever going captured by NASA’s Horizon spacecraft

NASA’s new Horizon spacecraft is on track to perform the furthest flyby in history when it goes past a Kuiper Belt object, named as “Ultima Thule”, more than four billion miles from Earth at 12:33 am EST on January,1...

Hope everyone enjoyed 2016, because this year is going to last one second longer than usual

If you’re counting the seconds until you can kick 2016 on high note, you’ll have to count a little higher to do so. According to our clocks, 2016 will be exactly one second longer this year because scientists are adding a leap second to it. This is done to keep our clocks in sync with the rotating Earth...

Govt launches NOC Application System version 2.0, says flight safety cannot be compromised

Gajapathi launches NOC Application System version 2.0, says flight safety cannot be compromised..

Soaring high with time: ISRO nails it in 2014

There is a lot to laud about the achievements that Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has gained in the year 2014. With the new government taking form in India, achievements of ISRO too starting marking significance in the entire world, drawing the greater world close to India...

ISRO chief Radhakrishnan retires, Shailesh Nayak new Ad-hoc chief

As we are entering into the new year 2015, ISRO bids farewell to its ambitious chief K Radhakrishnan at the end of 2014. Shailesh Nayak, secretary, ministry of earth sciences is new Ad-Hoc chairman of ISRO. He takes over from Dr K Radhakrishnan..

ISRO to launch 30 satellites in December

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will be launching 30 satellites in one single mission on board its PSLV in December this year. This was told to reporters by ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar here...

To empower Indonesia with internet Alphabet to bring net in balloons for 100 million people

Technology has got no boundries proves the top three mobile network operators in Indonesia whol will begin testing Project Loon balloon-powered Internet from next year. "Over the next few years, we’re hoping that Loon will help put high-speed LTE Internet connections within reach of more than 100 million Indonesians, giving them access to the limitless educational, cultural, and economic opportunities of the Internet", said Ririek Adriansyah, CEO of Telkomsel..

NASA reveals large space rock dead comet fly by earth on Halloween

NASA on Saturday revealed that the large space rock that will zip past Earth this Halloween is most likely a dead comet that, fittingly, bears an eerie resemblance to a skull...

Hubble captures 'ghost light' from dead galaxies

NASA's Hubble telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago...

NSA scoops data from Yahoo, Google data centres: Report

The US National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links connecting Yahoo and Google data centres around the world, a US daily reported Wednesday...

Countdown for Mars Orbiter Mission starts Sunday

The final countdown for India's ambitious Rs.430-crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will begin Sunday morning, while the full launch rehearsal will be on Thursday, a top official of the Indian space agency said Wednesday...

Earth-like planet found beyond the solar system

For the first time, scientists have found a planet beyond the solar system that not only is the same size as Earth, but has the same proportions of iron and rock, a key step in an ongoing quest to find potentially habitable sister worlds...

BARC scientists named in first Higgs Boson paper

In an effort to allay fears of radiation in light of nationwide protests against nuclear power plants, the atomic energy establishment will further strengthen their public outreach programmes across the country. ..

New technologies aid archaeological work in Mexico

New technologies are helping archaeologists to learn more about and protect sites in Mexico's Mayan zone, a popular area for national and international researchers, experts said at a seminar in the Mexican capital. ..

China's successful launch of spacecraft Shenzhou-8

China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 is successfully launched at 5:58 a.m. Beijing Time on Tuesday from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest desert area...

This robot spider could one day be used in medical procedures

Roboticists are envisioning a future in which soft, animal-inspired robots can be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as inside the human body or in spaces that are too dangerous for humans to work, in which rigid robots cannot currently be used...

Countdown begins! ISRO set to launch 1st private sector built navigation satellite IRNSS-1H today

Countdown begins! Today ISRO will launch its first private sector satellite from Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) at 6.59 pm. This private sector satellite will replace one of NAVIC's seven satellites, which is malfunctioning. The NAVIC is a system of seven home-made navigational satellites which is currently powering the Swadeshi Global Positioning System...

Hackers target celebrities on Instagram, contact details of public personalities revealed

Instagram has revealed a flaw in its systems revealed "a number of" stars' phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers. ..

ISRO to build new class of powerful communication satellites

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to build a new class of powerful communication satellites that packs more capacity and new technologies, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan said here today. ..

Edit, save scanned documents in 7 Indian languages with this software ‘e-Aksharayan’

A desktop software e-Aksharayan to enable editing of text printed on scanned documents and it can be downloaded for free from its website has been launched on Monday by IT ministry...

Get outside TONIGHT to see Mars as it approaches Earth closer than it has been in 15 years!

Skygazers! Good news for you our solar system’s red planet, Mars will make the closest approach to Earth in the last fifteen years, today. One can catch Mars in the night sky when the two planets will be just 57.6 million kilometers apart...

ISRO and NASA collaborate for NISA Radar mission

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and United States space agency NASA have joint hands for NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission to co-develop and launch a dual frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite..

NASA to reveal Mars 2020 rover instruments

The US space agency is set to announce Thursday the instruments that will be carried aboard the agency's Mars 2020 mission rover. ..

Vintage NASA spacecraft set for interplanetary probe

A team of scientists is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft named International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 spacecraft, ISEE-3, to enter new science frontiers...

ISRO’s new rocket capable of manned missions, this June 1ST Indian to go into the space will be ‘Woman’

As space giants like NASA, SpaceX are already into the missions sending humans to Moon, Mars; Now Indian Space Research Organization ISRO is all set to launch a new rocket capable of carrying two times more weight into space than its predecessors which in future could be used for India’s first human space mission. ..

Enough of ‘SmartPhones’! Now just plug this new device and convert your home into ‘SmartHome’!

The Internet today has turned our lives upside down. Without Internet our life is just incomplete.The promise of the Internet of Things is to embed sensors and connectivity capabilities in everyday household objects, allowing for automation, remote control and granular information. However, replacing all the things people already own with smart objects can be an expensive proposition. Additionally, there are a wide range of standards and protocols used in different IoT ecosystems. What if you could ..

Telecom network for Naxal-hit areas awaits cabinet nod

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the setting up of mobile towers in the Naxal-affected areas and the cabinet would take a final call on it, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said here Friday. ..

Smart India Hackathon aims to harness techonological creativity of youth

“Smart India Hackathon” will be having their Grand Finale on 1-2 April 2017 at Kochi, Kerala. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Tourism. In this event, 53 teams covering 230 students from technology institution/engineering colleges across the country. ..

Age is just the number for Peggy Whitson; the eldest woman to carry spacewalk

Age is just the number, someone well said as an NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson proved it right by becoming oldest woman to spacewalk. After Sunita Williams, a 57-year old Peggy Whitson breaks the record to become the next woman to carry an experienced spacewalk...

SpaceX creates history by launching Falcon 9 rocket into space for second time

After more than two years of landing its rockets after launch, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX has finally sent one of its used ‘Falcon 9’ back into space...

Ultimately it's going to be man with machines that would offer an experience in day-to-day learning

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Department of Space and AAI to sign MoU to provide scientific parameters for building airports’

While addressing the press on use of space technology in various Ministries, today, Union Minister of State of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Department of Space will soon sign a MoU with Airports Authority of India (AAI) which will help in providing scientific parameters for airports’ construction and will also provide data on the landscape around the airports. The space technology will help in making the flights safer and provide the optimum ..

India deploys wave rider buoy off Seychelles to improve ocean forecasts for Indian Ocean islands

As a part of the 'Integrated Ocean Information System' for the Indian Ocean Countries, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, successfully deployed a Wave Rider Buoy off the Frigate Island, Seychelles. Ocean state forecasts are imperative for safe navigation and operations at sea...

India's own satellite navigation system by 2014 end: ISRO chief

India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system with the launch of three more satellites before the end of this year, said the Indian space agency's chief Monday. ..

India's own satellite navigation system by 2014 end: ISRO chief

India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system with the launch of three more satellites before the end of this year, said the Indian space agency's chief Monday. ..

India's own satellite navigation system by 2014 end: ISRO chief

India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system with the launch of three more satellites before the end of this year, said the Indian space agency's chief Monday. ..

Bees self-medicate when infected with pathogens

Honey bees are clever than you thought. They "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen. ..

Time to say farewell to Google+ for consumers

Google has proclaimed that consumer version of the service will shut down on April 2, 2019. Tech giant now announced the support pages for Google + revealing the last day when Google+ users can post on the service...

‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ to wake you up: Don’t miss this once-in-a lifetime opportunity peeps!

While the world has been gearing up to watch ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ live which will be broadcasted by NASA today. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity peeps! Only for the people who live in North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands our Moon is set to rock with another avatar! Set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a “Super Blue Blood Moon.”..

No sunlight, no soil! Plants grown aboard Space Station imprints ‘Roots in Space’

Nature just needs to breathe! Space is the new bed as Scientists living on International Space Station are growing plants out there. Study revolving around how plants adapt to microgravity, team of Scientists have revealed the science behind adapting nature of plants in space...

NASA broadcasts super blue moon

NASA broadcasts super blue moon..

NASA’s new space-based radio will keep track on location of all aircrafts to ensure safety

Thousands have lost their life in airplane crashes. To make their travel safer and to track the flight NASA has come up with new radio which will help traffic controllers see the location of every plane. NASA's new space-based radio system can track aircraft even if it is crossing oceans which would make air travel safer and ensure that flights can be quickly located in case of mishaps...

Humans evolved from Apes? No… Humans evolved from bag-like 540 million year old creature

Evolution of a man has always been a mystery to many. Since 2.8 billion years ago cavemen to homo apes always made a massive contribution to the history of human evolution. We have been evolved from apes to chimpanzees, then monkeys and now a human. Let’s go 540 million years back and guess what humans are actually evolved from a creepy-balloon like sea creature known as ‘Saccaorhytus’...

NASA rover Curiosity feels heat on Mars

All is not well with NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity. The wear and tear in its wheels owing to rough Martian landscape has been a cause of concern for mission managers. ..

Coming, aerial robots modelled after flying snakes

A flying snake is not a fairytale creature. Some snakes really do sail through the air and look like unidentified flying objects (UFOs). ..

New year bonanza: ISRO to launch 31 satellites in single mission

The mission will be a combination of 28 nanosatellites from foreign countries, including Finland, and the United States, and one micro and nanosatellite from India along with one Cartosat satellite...

NASA to get $55 million funds for the project of sending humans to Mars

NASA will receive fund for the project of sending humans on deep space exploration missions, including Mars. ..

NASA spacecraft Dawn starts approach phase toward dwarf planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres, a Texas-sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft. Dawn launched in 2007 and is scheduled to enter Ceres orbit in March 2015...

Microsoft to replace Internet Explorer with new, streamlined browser

The new app could also help Microsoft distance itself from users’ bad memories of old versions of IE. In the past the company has considered changing the name to separate the current browser from “negative perceptions that no long reflect reality”, according to developers...

Aakash 3 may come with SIM slot, with more apps

The third version of low cost tablet ‘Aakash’ will be a delight for its users as developers are likely to equip it with a SIM slot and more exciting apps, all within the existing price band...

China tests 500 km/h super high speed train

China launched a super-rapid test train over the weekend which is capable of travelling 500 kilometers per hour, state media said...

US companies and NASA come together for next Moon Landing Project

Nine U.S. companies now are eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface through Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts, as one of the first steps toward long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventually Mars...

1st 'Made in India' robot

During the opening ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017, held in Hyderabad, PM Modi and Ivanka Trump pressed the button on the first Indian made robot- Mitra. It is a humanoid robot which interacts, helps you and learns on the move. It was developed by a Bangalore-based startup, Invento Robotics founded by Balaji Vishwanathan who hopes that the robot will be employed at banks, hotels and corporates...

Namaste from India’s first Robot Mitra

Developing unique technologies with a combination of pristine intellect inherited with India’s significant ‘ingredient’ called ‘Culture’: Global Entrepreneurship Summit had ‘Made-In-India’ Robot named ‘Mitra’ that welcomed Ivanka Trump by greeting with ‘Namaste’. Overwhelmed by India’s royal culture Ivanka thanked India for her visit...

MSME Technology Centre to be set up to focus on technological and skilled manpower

Union Minister Kalraj Mishra laid the foundation stone for an MSME Technology Centre here with focus on technological and skilled manpower support for electronics systems design and manufacturing ESDM and automotive electronics sector of the region, on Tuesday...

Facebook’s Wi-Fi Express to reach in rural areas; aims to provide access to internet

Facebook is testing WiFi hotspots across villages and small towns in India to provide free internet access, under their project “Wi-Fi Express” which is implemented in over a 100 villages across India, and users have to come to a community area to access the Internet. Facebook has created the commercially available Wi-Fi access point technology with their software. A local entrepreneur can help users electronically buy Internet usage for as low as Rs 10...

World's oldest computer is even older thought

Antikythera Mechanism, the world's oldest computer, is even 100 years older than scientists previously thought, say Argentinian researchers...

BSNL launches Rs.1,799 'Bharat Phone' with Pantel

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in association with Pantel Technologies Private Limited (PTPL), Friday launched an entry-level feature phone 'Bharat Phone' for Rs.1,799. ..

Call for developing DNA identification cards

DNA identification cards can be developed for Indian citizens to serve as a single comprehensive identity cards, said speakers at a conference on DNA here Saturday. ..

NASA for the first time reveals two decades of rain, snowfall from precipitation missions

For the first time, NASA has combined and remastered the satellite measurements from two of our precipitation spacecraft to create our most detailed picture of our planet’s rain and snowfall. This new record will help scientists better understand normal and extreme rain and snowfall around the world and how these weather events may change in a warming climate...

Halloween Playlist! This time NASA records spooky sounds in our solar system

Remember the NASA earlier gave us the different playlist of sounds around Earth! This time the playlist features the theme of ‘Halloween’- NASA has debuted a playlist of sounds from space. And even though we know none of it is aliens, those noises are creepy as hell. ..

India to launch heavy satellite from Kourou on Dec 4

India will launch Dec 4 a heavier and advanced communication satellite (GSAT-16) with 48 transponders on board an European rocket from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, South America, a senior space agency official said on Wednesday...

NASA seeks new technology for space exploration

In an effort to stimulate deep space capability development across the aerospace industry, NASA has sought proposals for technology development projects...

Cinematic environment can transform smartphone into theatre

Even a smartphone with a small screen is enough to generate an intense cinematic experience if the surroundings are stimulating enough, found a research...

NASA Launches Multi-Talented Earth-Observing Satellite

NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite soared into space early on Friday aboard a Delta II rocket after liftoff at 5:48 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. ..

NASA to build Ocean monitoring spacecraft at Goddard space centre at Maryland

NASA designed a spacecraft for a new satellite mission to monitor microscopic ocean life and its outsized impact on Earth’s climate will be built at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) mission is scheduled to launch in 2022 or 2023 and will expand upon the NASA Goddard legacy of measuring ocean color from space. “This is a huge opportunity for the PACE mission and the Goddard Space Flight Center,” PACE project manager ..

MOM gets set on clicking: Sends picture of dust storm on Mars

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on Monday sent a picture of regional dust storm activities over the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said...

Early Samsung Note 4 Models Showing Production Defects

We all know that Samsung GALAXY Note 4 has already begun retailing in South Korea and China. While fans in India were a bit disappointed that the device has not reached the country, it seems that everything does indeed happen for the good. Reports from the Korean media now point to gaps between the metal frame and the display in the early batch of Samsung GALAXY Note 4 devices...

World's fourth largest lake dried up completely: NASA

Aral Sea - the giant lake between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south - has dried up completely, says NASA. In the early 1900s, the Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world...

‘Tech for Seva’ should become a permanent platform : Dr. Bhatkar

‘Tech for Seva’ has shown a very innovative way to find answers to many of the problems bothering our country. Hence, this should become a permanent platform, said noted scientist Dr. Vijay Bhatkar at the valedictory function of the two day socio-technical conferenceon inclusive and sustainable social development...