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India should aim to get 40% electricity from n-power by 2050: Former AEC chief (Interview) (15:34)
By Sirshendu Panth
Moscow, June 26 (IANS) Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, says former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief M R Srinivasan.

Breakthrough made in drought-resistant crops development (14:12)
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) A team of Australian researchers believes that they have made a breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops after being able to "close the pores" on leaves.

SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches (09:32) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) SpaceX has completed two back-to-back successful missions this weekend, the company's quickest launch turnaround yet, the media reported.

Hacking group believes NASA will announce discovery of aliens (16:42)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Anonymous -- the loose collective of hackers and online activists -- claims that the US space agency NASA is all set to announce the discovery of alien life, the media reported.

New design improves flexible wearable electronics' performance (12:18)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that can rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.

Mysterious Mars-sized object lurking at edge of solar system (11:06)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found evidence of an unknown, Mars-sized "planetary mass object" lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.

Bioengineers create durable device for diabetes monitoring (10:58)
New York, June 25 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, at The University of Texas have developed a durable and versatile wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration.

Researchers create insulators for long lasting electronics (16:36)
San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) At a time when the quest is for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, researchers from the University of California-Riverside have built topological insulators (TI) for quicker and longer-lasting electronics.

New camera design to make smartphones slimmer (16:34)
New York, June 24 (IANS) To make smartphones more slimmer, a group of engineers has developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA).

Having smartphone within reach reduces brain power: Study (13:54) IANS Photo Service
New York, June 24 (IANS) Having a smartphone within sight or within easy reach - even if it is switched off - can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone, shows an interesting research.

NASA CHESS mission to probe interstellar cloud (11:18)
Washington, June 24 (IANS) The third flight for the NASA-funded CHESS mission to probe how the interstellar cloud is structured is scheduled to take place on June 27.

SpaceX launches Bulgarian satellite on reused first stage (07:36)
Washington, June 24 (IANS) A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Bulgarian communications satellite, a mission that marked the second time the company reused the rockets first stage.

Proud of Indian scientists working on world's largest telescope: Minister (21:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday praised Indian scientists for their contribution toward the world's biggest telescope -- Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which is under development.

Team that built world's lightest satellite 'KalamSat' felicitated (20:54)
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) A young team that built the world's lightest and first 3D printed satellite "KalamSat", launched by the US space agency NASA on Thursday, was felicitated by a social group here on Friday.

Shape of bird egg related to flight ability (18:02)
New York, June 23 (IANS) In what could perhaps crack the long-term mystery behind the astonishing variety of bird egg shapes, an international team of researchers has found that the egg shape is related to flight ability, with good fliers tending to lay pointy or elliptical eggs.

Congratulations pour in for ISRO on new milestone (16:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Congratulations poured in for ISRO on Friday after it successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries, with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeting their greetings.

Decade-old wait ends as NIUSAT put into orbit (14:32) IANS Photo Service
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) It was a proud moment for Noorul Islam University on Friday as the Indian rocket PSLV lifted off successfully with the varsity-made nano satellite NIUSAT along with ISRO's Cartosat and 29 co-passenger foreign satellites.

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit (Roundup) (13:48)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.

NASA to support ESA's gravitational wave space mission (12:36)
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) to study gravitational waves in space - a mission in which NASA will partner with ESA in design, development, operations and data analysis.

ISRO crosses double century mark in launching foreign satellites (12:04)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Friday crossed the double century mark in launching foreign satellites by putting into orbit 29 satellites belonging to overseas customers.

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit (Second Lead) (11:08)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit (Lead) (10:12)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another successful multiple satellite launch mission, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.

ISRO rocket lifts off with Cartosat, 30 other satellites (09:32)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) An Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign and one Indian).

BREAKING NEWS: Indian rocket lifts off with 31 satellites (09:30) IANS Photo Service

Google Maps not fit for high-end applications: Surveyor General (23:56)
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's mapping and survey organisation Survey of India (SoI) on Thursday said that Google Maps is "not authenticated" and "un-approved" by the government, and hence not fit for high-end applications.

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