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NASA probe spots Martian night sky pulsing in UV light
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) New data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has showen vast areas of the Martian night sky pulsing in ultraviolet light.
2020-08-10
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Dry shielding in place for Kudankulam plant 3 reactor vessel
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) The third 1,000 MW nuclear power plant coming up in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu reached another milestone with the installation of reactor pressure vessel dry shielding, said Russia's integrated nuclear power company, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation.
2020-08-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Human sperm swims in entirely different way than earlier thought
London, Aug 9 (IANS) In a breakthrough for fertility science, scientists have shattered the universally accepted view of how sperm 'swim'.
2020-08-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Musk gives a day off to SpaceX staff after successful missions
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) SpaceX employees were given a day off on Friday as a reward after the company's Crew Dragon capsule completed the historic NASA Demo-2 mission.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA maps Beirut blast damage in high-precision image
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) NASA in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore on Saturday released a detailed high-res image that maps the devastating explosion in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, that killed over 150 people and is estimated to have caused billions of dollars' worth of damage.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Our solar system looks like a deflated croissant, reveals NASA
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Our solar system looks like a deflated croissant, NASA has revealed after developing a new prediction of the shape of the magnetic bubble surrounding our solar system.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
27 human genes renamed to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading
San Francisco, Aug 7 (IANS) Scientists have renamed some 27 human gene symbols over the past year or so to prevent Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates, said a media report.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
High dementia risk to those who feel dizzy on standing
New York, Aug 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who feel dizzy or lightheaded when they stand up may have an increased risk of developing dementia.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Scientists use Earth as proxy for detecting signs of life on exoplanets
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) As scientists search for signs of life on planets outside our solar system, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have detected Earth's own brand of sunscreen, ozone, in our atmosphere by taking advantage of a total lunar eclipse.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away
Seoul, Aug 7 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again - a sudden internal or external spinning sensation, often triggered by moving your head too quickly.
2020-08-07
Category: International, South Korea,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
WHO warns 'vaccine nationalism' not good for world
Geneva, Aug 7 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against vaccine nationalism, cautioning rich nations that if they keep treatments to themselves they cannot expect to remain safe if poor countries remain exposed.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Ex-Google engineer sentenced to 18 months in prison for theft
San Francisco, Aug 5 (IANS) Anthony Levandowski, a self-driving car engineer who worked for Google before joining Uber, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets.
2020-08-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
SpaceX's Mars Starship prototype soars on test flight
San Francisco, Aug 5 (IANS) A prototype of SpaceX's Mars Starship spacecraft got off the ground in a test flight, marking a small step that could one day prove to be a giant leap towards the human exploration of the Red Planet.
2020-08-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
EU opens investigation into Google's acquisition of Fitbit
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The European Commission on Tuesday said it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google under the EU Merger Regulation.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
Cooling of Earth caused by eruptions, not meteors: Study
New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Analysis of sediment found in a central Texas cave in the US shows volcanic eruptions responsible for the cooling of the Earth around 13,000 years ago, say researchers.
2020-08-03
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
New 'unfixable vulnerability' revealed in Apple's Secure Enclave chip
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) A new exploit has allegedly been found in Apple's Secure Enclave chip putting the data of iPhone, iPad, Mac users at risk.
2020-08-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
SpaceX Crew Dragon returns with 2 NASA astronauts (Ld)
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Two NASA astronauts have safely returned to Earth from the International Space Station onboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, marking the completion of a historic flight called demonstration (Demo-2) mission.
2020-08-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Nasa SpaceX crew return: Dragon capsule splashes down
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have returned to Earth after a two-month stay on the space station.
2020-08-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Decoded: How coronavirus attacks passengers on trains
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Next time you are travelling via train, make sure your seat location, travel time and social distancing is just right to minimise infection if a Covid-19 patient is present in the coach.
2020-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
NASA, SpaceX target Gulf of Mexico for splashdown site
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) NASA and SpaceX are targeting Pensacola in Florida as the primary return location for Crew Dragon with two American astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS), said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
2020-08-02
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
ISRO checking space enthusiast's claim of moon rover rolling on lunar surface
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian, who found the debris of India's moonlander Vikram, said on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2's rover Pragyan seems to be intact on the moon's surface and had rolled out a few metres from the lander.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
NASA's SDO probe helps build model to predict big solar flares
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) With the help of data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun's biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine.
2020-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
SpaceX capsule set to return 2 NASA astronauts from space station
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that carried two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station two months ago was set to depart the orbiting laboratory on Saturday.
2020-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NASA Perseverance Mars rover healthy, exits 'safe mode'
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Flight controllers for NASAs Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission have returned the spacecraft to nominal flight operations, the US space agency has said.
2020-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Covid-19 vaccine will be 'reality' by year-end: Fauci
New York, July 31 (IANS) A safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine will be a "reality" by the end of the year, Anthony Fauci, America's leading authority on the pandemic, said on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA Perseverance Mars rover in standby mode, but healthy
Washington, July 31 (IANS) NASA has confirmed that its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is healthy and on its way to the Red Planet even after entering into a standby mode due to a temporary issue that involved temperature on the spacecraft.
2020-07-31
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Tech glitch helps Bezos from intense grilling as he snacked
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Don't just blame your internet service provider for the patchy network during video calls at home as even Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced technical glitches during the US Congress panel hearing into their companies' anti-competition practices, along with Apple and Google.
2020-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA Perseverance rover on way to Mars to find signs of life (Ld)
Washington, July 30 (IANS) NASA on Thursday launched the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover that will seek, as a primary goal, to answer one of the key questions of astrobiology: Are there potential signs of past microbial life, or biosignatures on the Red Planet?
2020-07-30
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Pichai, Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook take heat during US Congress grilling (Ld)
New York, July 30 (IANS) Four big tech CEOs -- Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple -- pushed back against accusations during a US Congress panel hearing capping a yearlong investigation into these companies' market domination online.
2020-07-30
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Pichai, Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook take heat during US Congress grilling of big tech CEOs
New York, July 30 (IANS) Four big tech CEOs -- Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple -- pushed back against accusations during a US Congress panel hearing capping a yearlong investigation into big tech's market domination online.
2020-07-30
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
TikTok CEO slams Zuckerberg, says Facebook a 'copycat'
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer on Wednesday slammed Facebook for launching a copycat product known as Reels.
2020-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Depression, stress higher during peak of Covid-19 pandemic
Sydney, July 29 (IANS) Australian researchers have found that rates of elevated psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms, were found among adults during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak.
2020-07-29
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Iron deficiency during infancy reduces vaccine efficacy: Study
London, July 29 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the researchers have found that iron deficiency during infancy may reduce the protection that vaccinations provide.
2020-07-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Vitamin D deficiency lead to higher osteoporosis risk: Study
New York, July 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that calcium and vitamin D deficiencies lead to a higher risk of osteoporosis and poor bone health.
2020-07-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 tracking app may not be good predictor: Study
London, July 29 (IANS) Researchers have now indicated that tracking symptoms affiliated with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) through an app may not be a good predictor of the spread of the disease.
2020-07-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
SpaceX Crew-2 mission to fly 4 astronauts to space station
Washington, July 29 (IANS) The second operational SpaceX Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station, Crew-2, will have four astronauts on board, NASA has said.
2020-07-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Covid-19 virus has been circulating in bats for decades: Study
New York, July 29 (IANS) An international team of researchers has discovered that the lineage that gave rise to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, has been circulating in bats for decades and likely includes other viruses with the ability to infect humans.
2020-07-29
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Flu vaccine may reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease: Study
New York, July 28 (IANS) People who received at least one flu vaccination were 17 per cent less likely to get Alzheimer's disease over the course of a lifetime, researchers said.
2020-07-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Lithium in drinking water may have anti-suicidal effect
London, July 28 (IANS) It looks like we have now one more reason to drink plenty of water as scientists, including one of Indian-origin, found that naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effect and linked with lower suicide rates.
2020-07-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Fertility may decline globally post-Covid pandemic: Study
London, July 27 (IANS) Post-Covid-19, fertility will plausibly decline due to economic uncertainty and increased childcare burdens worldwide, especially in the high-income countries, say researchers.
2020-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA camera spots China's Mars spacecraft speeding away from Earth
Washington, July 26 (IANS) During routine survey operations for hazardous asteroids, NASA's asteroid camera has spotted China's Tianwen-1 Mars spacecraft speeding away from the Earth.
2020-07-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
How Fitbit devices can help detect the spread of Covid-19
London, July 26 (IANS) In a fight against novel coronavirus, the researchers have developed a free mobile app which will allow scientists to investigate the use of wearable devices and smartphones for digital detection of Covid-19.
2020-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Hormone reveals why Covid is dangerous for people with obesity
New York, July 26 (IANS) Joining the growing list of studies on obesity and its link with coronavirus, researchers have stumbled upon a hormone that connects the body's metabolism and immune response system and can explain why Covid-19 is so dangerous for people with obesity.
2020-07-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Vegan diets may lower BP even with limited meat, dairy
London, July 26 (IANS) This is for the one who finds it difficult to stick to a strict vegetarian diet, read on. Researchers have revealed that consuming a plant-based diet can lower blood pressure even if small amounts of meat and dairy are consumed too.
2020-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
NASA's Roman Space Telescope ground system clears major review
Washington, July 25 (IANS) NASAs Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope's ground system, which will make data from the spacecraft available to scientists and the public, has just successfully completed its preliminary design review.
2020-07-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Rosatom ships steam generator for Kudankulam nuclear power plant
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Russia's integrated nuclear power company, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, on Friday said it has shipped a steam generator for the upcoming 1,000 MW atomic power plant in Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA to use stadium-sized balloon to study the cosmos
Washington, July 24 (IANS) NASA engineers are working on an ambitious new mission that will carry a cutting-edge, 2.5-metre telescope high into the stratosphere on a football stadium-sized balloon.
2020-07-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
India's SaaS revenue hit $3.5bn in FY2020: Nasscom
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 30 per cent, the revenue of India's Software-as-a-Service (Saas) industry reached $3.5 billion as of FY2020, with 75 per cent of it coming from global sales, said a report by IT industry body Nasscom on Thursday.
2020-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
New SpaceX Mars Starship rocket prototype to fly soon: Elon Musk
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) SpaceX will attempt to fly a prototype of its Mars Starship rocket this week, said CEO Elon Musk.
2020-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Massive study shows sharks are 'functionally extinct'
Sydney, July 23 (IANS) In a massive global study of the world's reefs, scientists have found that ocean's top predator sharks are 'functionally extinct' on nearly one in five of the reefs surveyed.
2020-07-23
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech