June 13, 2013
Excerpts from science, technology, environment and health reports from around the web.
May 1, 2013
He may be on a ventilator but Stephen Hawking’s zest for life and quest for scientific exploration remain undiminished — and soon the renowned physicist could be heading for space.
April 17, 2013
The sun’s magnetic field, dubbed its “heartbeat,” evolves in a cycle, the most prominent of which is the reversal of its polarities which takes places every eleven years, which coincides with the s...
April 16, 2013
For the first time, scientists, including an Indian-origin physicist, have observed concrete hints of a particle behind the elusive dark matter that is believed to hold the cosmos together but has...
April 3, 2013
Finally, deep seabed mining of polymetallic nodules is about to become a reality. According to a March 21 paper in Nature, a U.K. firm, Lockheed Martin, will soon be taking up mining operati...
March 21, 2013
European Space Agency’s Planck space telescope looked back at the afterglow of the Big Bang, and those results have now added about 80 million years to the universe’s age, putting it at 13.81 billion years old. »
March 14, 2013
It's a version of "God particle", says CERN
March 3, 2013
Google Inc. announced the launch of its Google Business Photos programme in India with the release of thousands of new indoor images of businesses. The global programme, which is part of its Maps...
February 25, 2013
A potential Higgs Boson particle discovered last year could spell doom for our universe, researchers claim.
January 24, 2013
CERN doesn't only house the world's most energetic particle collider but also the unique experiments necessary to study antiparticles. By summer 2014, one such experiment will attempt to produce a beam of anti-hydrogen for study.
May 27, 2013
Israel will offer technology and know-how to India to diversify its fruit and vegetable crops and raise their yield, senior Israeli officials has said.New Delhi will also get help to set up...
April 28, 2013
The 45-minute show takes viewers 14,000 years back in time. This is besides a ride through the dinosaur era. One can also travel around in time and traverse through Egypt and Sumeria and the ruins in southeastern Turkey that were discovered recently
April 17, 2013
It is over a decade since Indian scientists began formal work on one of the country’s biggest research projects in basic sciences: the India-based Neutrino Observatory or INO. Proposed to be set u...
April 13, 2013
A plan by California and Canadian universities to build the world’s largest telescope at the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano received approval from the State.
The decision by the Boa...
March 27, 2013
Major step towards indigenisation and making the Navy self-reliant »
March 21, 2013
Women Scientists Scheme of the Department of Science and Technology revives their career
March 6, 2013
The Indian Space Research Organisation is to build a remote sensing satellite, Cartosat-3, capable of taking images of the earth with a resolution of 0.25 metres. Currently, GeoEye-1 produce...
February 28, 2013
DNA bases and amino acids are essential for life
February 24, 2013
Earlier this week, Chowdiah Memorial Hall turned into a racing track of sorts. A miniature affair, young engineers and engineering students were seen displaying their robotic cars and adding finis...
December 18, 2012
Using a groundbreaking new robotic arm, a 52-year-old woman paralysed from the neck down has been able to feed herself, and even give a high-five to doctors, with the help of electrodes implanted...