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NASA balloon mission may help improve weather forecasting (11:18) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The images of a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds on the cusp of our atmosphere captured by a new NASA balloon mission may lead to improved weather forecasting, the US space agency has said.

Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago (09:00)
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) A new study has revealed that the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record lived 558 million years ago.

New nano-filter cleans water 100 times faster: Scientists (08:42)
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) Australian scientists said on Friday that they have developed a nano-filter that can clean contaminated water 100 times faster than the current technology, pointing to better access to the crucial resource worldwide.

MHA to set up emergency control room with ISRO help (21:48)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry (MHA) on Thursday roped in Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for setting up a state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in the MHA.

New multifunctional robotic 'skins' can assist in Mars exploration (17:00)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new "robotic skins" technology that allows users to turn everyday objects into robots as well as help astronauts for Mars exploration where the environment is unpredictable.

ESA's Gaia detects unexpected disruption in Milky Way (13:58)
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS) The Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that likely took place sometime in the past 300-900 million years and set millions of stars moving like ripples in a pond, the European Space Agency (ESA) has said.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe sends back first images (11:44) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Just over a month into its seven-year mission to touch the Sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has beamed back the first-light data from each of its four instrument suites, the US space agency said.

Alibaba developing quantum chips to power diverse industries (LEAD) (21:24) IANS Photo Service
Hangzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) China's e-tailer giant Alibaba group is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Australian students use robotics to design room that changes shape (16:34)
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Combining machine learning and kinetic architecture, a team of computational design students in Australia have developed a unique origami-style meeting room that can learn human behaviour and change shape in response to the behaviour of people.

I underwent untold misery, suffering: Nambi Narayanan (15:44)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court cleared his name in a so-called spy scandal, former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan alleged on Wednesday that he had to undergo "untold misery" and "suffering" when he was jailed.

NASA's new website shows how space tech impacts people's day-to-day lives (13:28) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) NASA has launched a new interactive website that lets users explore how space technology impacts everyday life on Earth.

NASA's newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image (13:30) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) NASA's newest planet hunter telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has now shared the first science image that it captured as part of its initial round of data collection.

Refurbished KAPS-2 nuclear plant in Gujarat attains 'criticality' (13:24)
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Two years after the shut down of the Kakrapur Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1&2) due to a leak at Surat in south Gujarat, it's Unit 2 attained 'criticality' early on Monday after undergoing a renovation and modernization programme, a top official said here.

Aspirin doesn't reduce heart attack risk: Australian study (09:00)
Canberra, Sep 17 (IANS) Australia's largest clinical trial has concluded that taking a daily dose of aspirin does not reduce the chance of death, disability or cardiovascular disease, the results of a five-year study revealed on Monday.

India's PSLV rocket successfully puts into orbit two UK satellites (Second Lead) (22:40)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) India on Sunday night successfully put into orbit two British earth observation satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, in copy book style.

Indian rocket lifts off with two earth observation satellites from UK (Lead) (22:16)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully with two British satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, from the rocket port here on Sunday night.

Indian rocket lifts off with two earth observation satellites from UK (22:12) IANS Photo Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully with two British satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 from the rocket port here on Sunday night.

BREAKING NEWS: India's PSLV rocket lifts off with two UK's earth observation satellites (22:10)

Hubble's new campaign to observe early galaxy formations (12:34)
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Hubble Space Telescope has embarked on a new campaign to help astronomers better understand the distribution of galaxies in the early universe and the conditions that led to their formation, the US space agency has said.

BPA replacements in plastics may up reproductive problems (11:02)
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) The array of alternative bisphenols A (BPA) now used to replace the plastic chemical in bottles, cups, cages, and other items appear to be causing a sudden increase in chromosomally abnormal eggs in the lab mice, researchers say.

Countdown begins for PSLV lift-off with two UK satellites (20:04) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The countdown for the Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle's (PSLV) lift-off on Sunday began on Saturday at the rocket port in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, the Indian space agency said.

NASA launches satellite to track Earth's melting ice (19:10) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) In a bid to understand Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost, NASA on Saturday successfully launched its Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2.

India will fly its first small rocket next year: ISRO Chairman (13:20)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Indian space agency expects to fly its first small rocket with a carrying capacity of about 500-700 kg sometime next year, according to a top official.

Science should become a movement: Harsh Vardhan (20:52) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said the Central government is looking to turn the scientific progress in the country into a movement.

SC awards Narayanan Rs 50 lakh compensation in ISRO case (Third Lead) (19:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan who was falsely implicated in an espionage case and had to suffer wrongful imprisonment, malicious prosecution and humiliation.

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