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NASA's new planet-hunting mission begins

Washington |Thursday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST

The US space agency NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft has lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida successfully.

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NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched on SpaceX rocket (Lead)

Washington |Thursday, 2018 11:15:07 AM IST

NASA's next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Can dogs predict earthquakes? Probably not

London |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

The long-held belief that strange behaviour by cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake is not backed by evidence, according to a new study.

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Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

London |Wednesday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST

An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

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Stars' 'DNA' could help scientists find Sun's lost siblings

Sydney |Wednesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

With the aim to find the lost siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the sky, a team of astronomers has collected the "DNA" of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way.

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Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost Rs 800 crore

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 9:45:06 PM IST

India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' which is expected to be launched around October-November this year, is likely to cost Rs 800 crore, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Si

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Artificial muscles that can lift 12,600 times their own weight

New York |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST

Using carbon fiber, a very strong light-weight material which is readily commercially available, researchers have designed artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight.

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India, Nordic nations agree to deepen cooperation in innovation, climate change

Stockholm |Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST

India and the five Nordic nations of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation in innovation and climate change in the first India-Nordic Summit held here du

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Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM

Agartala |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.

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India, Sweden ink joint action plan, innovation partnership (Roundup)

Stockholm |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:08 PM IST

With the aim to build a win-win partnership with Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innova

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Launch of NASA's next planet-hunting mission postponed

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST

NASA is now targeting Wednesday for the launch of its next planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or Tess.

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India, Sweden sign joint action plan, innovation partnership (Lead)

Stockholm |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST

Aiming to build a win-win partnership through Sweden making use of the opportunities offered by India's development programmes, the two countries on Tuesday signed a Joint Action Plan and an Innovatio

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