NASA's Mars probe spots evidence of ancient lake

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is examining the edge of a crater on the red planet that may once have been a lake of liquid water.

Updated on : 26-06-2017 12:32 PM
NASA's CHESS rocket to study interstellar clouds

NASA is launching a new CHESS sounding rocket on June 27 which will study vast interstellar clouds to understand more about the earliest stages of star formation.

Updated on : 25-06-2017 10:58 AM
Hawking urges Moon landing by 2020 to 'elevate humanity'

Stephen Hawking has urged countries to send astronauts to the Moon by 2020 and Mars by 2025 to 'elevate humanity', as the British physicist is convinced that humans need to le...

Updated on : 21-06-2017 08:35 PM
India's Mars mission completes 1,000 earth days in ...

The country's low-cost Mars mission spacecraft that is on a rendezvous with the Red planet for an extended period completed 1,000 earthdays in its orbit on Monday.

Updated on : 21-06-2017 04:29 PM
China is developing world's fastest amphibious fighting...

The world's fastest armoured is being developed by China, which can acquire the speed of 50 kms per hour when travelling in calm waters.

Updated on : 12-06-2017 01:20 PM
Himalayan sediments made 2004 tsunami more severe: study

Sediments from the Himalayas may have aggravated the severity of the catastrophic 2004 Sumatra earthquake that caused a massive tsunami to claim over 250,000 lives in the Indi...

Updated on : 31-05-2017 11:45 AM
New species of 'see-through' frog discovered

A new glass frog species with transparent skin through which its beating heart is visible has been discovered by scientists who warn that the amphibian may already be at threa...

Updated on : 28-05-2017 06:53 PM
WannaCry virus spread through networks too: Experts

Experts believe that the ransomware virus that caused chaos across many countries and organizations such as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) recently spread quickly as i...

Updated on : 25-05-2017 03:52 PM
Earth 2.0 may have water, support alien life: study

An 'Earth-like' planet orbiting our closest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri, about 4.2 light years away may have liquid water and the potential to support alien life, a ne...

Updated on : 16-05-2017 07:35 PM
No serious impact on India from a global ransomware cyb...

Many banks did not operate ATMs running on old software in view of the threat from ransomware 'WannaCry'. This is a malware that encrypts all data on your computer.

Updated on : 15-05-2017 11:44 PM
India top country for video calling via WhatsApp

With over 50 million video calling minutes per day, India has become the top country for video calling via WhatsApp - a feature that was launched from India in November last y...

Updated on : 11-05-2017 10:49 AM
Technique to turn Mars or Moon rocks into concrete developed

A new form of concrete made using Martian or lunar soil and animal proteins may allow future astronauts to build colonies on Mars and the Moon, according to Stanford and NASA ...

Updated on : 09-05-2017 12:20 PM
Driverless cars to go on test drive in UK in 2019

A consortium of British companies on Monday unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019, the media reported.

Updated on : 26-04-2017 10:05 AM
400-metre wide asteroid passes Earth

An asteroid, more than a quarter mile (400 meters) wide, passed by Earth on Wednesday (April 19), zooming by at a distance of just over a million miles (1.8 million km), but w...

Updated on : 21-04-2017 08:52 AM
People adopt different personas for social media sites

People adopt unique personas for different social networking sites such as Facbook or LinkedIn, researchers including one of Indian origin have found.

Updated on : 16-04-2017 07:06 PM
Make way for Mastodon – an open source alternative to T...

Eugen Rochko was annoyed with Twitter and so he decided to set about rebuilding Twitter from scratch. He started Mastodon, a distributed, open-source version of Twitter.

Updated on : 15-04-2017 10:44 AM
No YouTube revenue before 10,000 views

Google’s massive video site YouTube is now cracking down heavily on those who post extremist and pirated videos on the streaming portal. To do this, they are implementing a ne...

Updated on : 15-04-2017 10:44 AM
Facebook friend requests from dead people hint at 'prof...

What if you received a friend request from a friend who passed away long back? You'll obviously be shocked and this is what is happening to a lot of Facebook users who can't u...

Updated on : 15-04-2017 10:44 AM
Indian scientist leads breakthrough research on black holes

The last meal that the supermassive black hole of the Milky Way had was six million years ago, when it consumed a large clump of infalling gas before burping out a colossal bu...

Updated on : 13-04-2017 11:09 AM
'Sugarcane’ may be used to power future cars

Sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production, scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found.

Updated on : 05-04-2017 06:07 PM
NASA-ISRO to develop Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR)

ISRO and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/ NASA are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L & S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NA...

Updated on : 03-04-2017 04:47 PM
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Twitter unveils new look, which users quickly...

Twitter unveils new look, which users quickly...

Updated on : 16-06-2017 07:47 AM
Twitter has unveiled a new look, and much like some previous changes the company has made to its short-messaging service, it's not going over so well with the Twitterati.
Yellow-eyed penguins could be wiped out in 25...

Yellow-eyed penguins could be wiped out in 25...

Updated on : 16-05-2017 07:43 PM
New Zealand's iconic Yellow-eyed penguins may go extinct within the next 25 years due to rising ocean temperatures and climate change, unless urgent conservation actions are u....
LIVE murders on Facebook questions the respon...

LIVE murders on Facebook questions the respon...

Updated on : 29-04-2017 12:26 PM
When social media started off as a concept, nobody would have thought that it would be used to share some of the most shocking content. Videos that would make you question the....
Instagram merges ephemeral photos & video...

Instagram merges ephemeral photos & video...

Updated on : 15-04-2017 10:44 AM
After successfully cloning Snapchat Stories, Instagram is rolling out new direct messaging feature which will now combine disappearing ephemeral photo and video messages with ....

'Sci-fi' forest to track effects of increasin...

Updated on : 08-04-2017 01:28 PM

Scientists have developed a 'sci-fi' outdoor laboratory in the UK to find out how forests will respond to the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide expected by the middle o....
Dubai to introduce robots in government servi...

Dubai to introduce robots in government servi...

Updated on : 30-03-2017 01:07 PM
Dubai will soon be introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its government sectors, a media report said.
Current Affairs
Rath Yatra begins in Odisha's Puri

The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath began on June 25 at the 12th century Jagannath temple in Puri.

Updated on : 25-06-2017 09:29 AM
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