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Astronomers find massive disk-shaped dead galaxy

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Astronomers find massive disk-shaped dead galaxy

Washington, June 22 (IANS): Astronomers have detected a first-of-its kind compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the Big Bang. Finding such a galaxy early in the history of the universe challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, the researchers said. The […]

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Asteroid hitting Earth very much possible, warns scientist

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Asteroid hitting Earth very much possible, warns scientist

London, June 22 (IANS): The world must be prepared for an asteroid strike, which is just a matter of time, warns a leading astrophysicist from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. It is a case of when an asteroid collision will happen, rather than if it will happen, said Alan Fitzsimmons. Fitzsimmons was highlighting the […]

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NASA, Italian Space Agency to probe cosmic X-ray mysteries

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on NASA, Italian Space Agency to probe cosmic X-ray mysteries

Washington, June 22 (IANS): NASA has signed an agreement with Italian Space Agency for the launch of a probe that will provide important clues about the origins of cosmic X-rays, their interactions with matter and gravity as they travel through space.

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Scientists pave way for breakthrough in ‘carbon neutral’ cars

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists pave way for breakthrough in ‘carbon neutral’ cars

Canberra, June 22 (IANS): Carbon neutral cars have moved a step closer to reality after Australian scientists developed a new way to successfully use solar energy to turn naturally-occurring carbon dioxide (CO2) into a “clean” synthetic form of natural gas.

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This robot uses AI to write and play own music

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on This robot uses AI to write and play own music

New York, June 18 (IANS): In a first, researchers have developed a robot that can write and play its own music compositions using artificial intelligence and deep learning. The robot — named Shimon — with four arms and eight sticks can play harmonies and chords on marimba. It also thinks much more like a human […]

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MAVEN reveals how Sun stripped Mars’ atmosphere

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on MAVEN reveals how Sun stripped Mars’ atmosphere

New York, June 18 (IANS): NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) that completed 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the Red Planet on Saturday has come up with multiple discoveries, revealing how the Sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to understanding Mars’ upper atmosphere and […]

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft passes key safety test

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on NASA’s Orion spacecraft passes key safety test

Washington, June 18 (IANS): NASA said its Orion spacecraft, which will take astronauts to deep space destinations, did well in a key safety test. At the Promontory, Utah, facility of Orion subcontractor Orbital ATK, engineers tested the abort motor for Orion’s launch abort system (LAS) this week, firing the 17-foot tall motor for five seconds, […]

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IIT-Kharagpur team develops wearable technology from silk

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on IIT-Kharagpur team develops wearable technology from silk

Kolkata, June 15 (IANS): Just imagine India-made smart textiles that can sense what goes on around you, store data and communicate for necessary action! Well, scientists have inched closer to indigenously built wearable electronic devices, thanks to unique properties of silk. A team of experts at the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur has fashioned […]

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Dust around active black holes more compact than thought

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Dust around active black holes more compact than thought

Washington, June 15 (IANS): Using observations from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, researchers have found that the dust surrounding active, ravenous black holes is much more compact than previously thought. Most, if not all, large galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at their centres. Many of these black holes are relatively quiet and […]

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NASA unveils ‘out of this world’ Mars rover

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on NASA unveils ‘out of this world’ Mars rover

Washington, June 12 (IANS): NASA has unveiled an “out of this world” futuristic Mars rover concept vehicle to inspire young people to want to learn more about its plans to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s. While this exact rover is not expected to operate on Mars, one or more of its […]

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