Facebook intends to develop its own AI chips: Report(18:46) San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Facebook intends to develop its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips to facilitate faster computing needed to achieve new AI breakthroughs like digital assistants with common sense, said a media report.
Enjoy biggest-brightest Snowmoon after 8.30 p.m.(14:08) New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Stargazers on Tuesday are in for a celestial delight as the biggest and brightest Supermoon of the year, also called the Snowmoon, is set to brighten up the night sky after 8.30 p.m.
Gamma rays can boost maize yield(13:22) By K.S.Jayaraman Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Pre-treatment of maize seeds with a small dose of gamma radiation improves crop productivity and yield without using chemical fertilizers, scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi have found.
Climate change threatens 2 of Ecuador's 7 glaciers(01:40) Quito, Feb 19 (IANS) Ecuador could lose two of its seven glaciers over the next few years thanks to global warming, a phenomenon that worries experts because it would alter the paramo ecosystem and its effect on the nation's water supply and humidity, media reported.
Israeli private spacecraft shoots for Moon (Lead)(00:50) Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) Aiming to become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon, Israel's non-profit SpaceIL has announced it will launch a spacecraft from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket.
Israeli private spacecraft shoots for Moon(00:46) Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) Aiming to become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon, Israel's non-profit SpaceIL has announced it will launch a spacecraft from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket.
After 750 mn, hacker puts 93 mn more users' data on sale(12:36) San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) The hacker who earlier stole and posted data of close to 750 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace has now put up the third set of nearly 93 million hacked databases for sale.
Long-term spaceflight not linked to major health risks: NASA 'Twins Study'(12:52) Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) While it was previously thought that long duration spaceflight can affect the human body, even at the molecular level, new results from NASAs "Twins Study" has showed that there are no major warning signs and no reason to think humans cannot survive a two-and-a-half-year round-trip journey to Mars.
How NASA's Opportunity Mars rover enriched space science in 15 years (Roundup)(19:18) Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Designed to last just 90 days and travel 1,000 metres on Martian landscape, NASA's Opportunity rover outlived its mission lifetime by more than 14 years to become the longest lasting robot sent from Earth and the first wheeled vehicle off Earth to log a drive distance of over 45 kms.
Visiting Mars next frontier in space: Ex-astronaut Duke(22:28) By Archana Sharma Jaipur, Feb 12 (IANS) The next big step in space will be the landing of human beings on Mars, and any Indian can do this, said Charles Duke, the youngest spaceologist to walk on the moon at the age of 36.
NASA turns Mars sniffer into data-relay satellite for rovers(16:20) Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) NASA's atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has embarked on a new campaign to tighten its orbit around the red planet to become a data-relay satellite for the US space agency's Mars 2020 rover.
Chimp 'mini-brains' help decode how humans got big brains(13:06) New York, Feb 11 (IANS) US researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have created mini brains of chimpanzee - our closest living relative - in laboratory that would help understand the development and organisation of huge brains in modern humans.
Boost for female 'big bang' in science(10:22) Canberra, Feb 11 (IANS) Nearly 300 women gathered on a global platform in Australia are promoting a "big bang" of women in science, to motivate more girls to take an interest in the field and strive for equality and visibility.