July 5, 2013
Akshat Rathi, science and technology editor at The Conversation, and Ashutosh Jogalekar, blogger for Scientific American, spoke to Kobilka about the difficulties of conducting curiosity-driven science.
June 27, 2013
About nine years back, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s scientists and engineers began to look at the possibility of establishing a navigation satellite system for the country, rather like...
June 16, 2013
Albert Einstein, ESA's fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, flew autonomously and docked with the Space Station
June 1, 2013
Avinash Chander, the man behind Agni series of missiles, was on Friday appointed as the new Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and Director-General of Defence Research and Development Orga...
May 29, 2013
Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, has headed the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) since September 2009. Starting his career wit...
May 27, 2013
On Monday, Jean-Yves Le Gall made a quick, quiet official trip to ISRO’s Bangalore headquarters just about a month after taking charge as president of France’s space agency CNES (...
May 8, 2013
In a significant development, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) gave its clearance on Tuesday for establishment of a state-of-the-art research laboratory-cum-regional centre of Nation...
April 25, 2013
To what extent does the Tibetan plateau influence the south-west monsoon?Some 130 years ago, Sir H.F. Blanford, Chief Reporter of the newly-established India Meteorological Department (IMD),...
April 21, 2013
A celestial treat is in store for stargazers who can look forward to see fireworks in the form of meteor showers after midnight tonight. The shooting stars will start at 12.30 a.m. and p...
April 3, 2013
The recent cutbacks in fundings to the National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) announced by the United States government may cause delays in the programme to build a new spacecraft as we...
June 27, 2013
The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) requires more than just a cluster of satellites. In order to maintain the navigation system’s accuracy, an elaborate ground network is neede...
June 23, 2013
Supermoon -- the largest and brightest full Moon of 2013 -- lit up the world skies over the weekend as the Earth’s natural satellite passed the closest point to our planet.
May 29, 2013
The brand new ISRO Navigation Centre (INC) at the Indian Deep Space Network will be the nerve centre of the country’s forthcoming navigational satellite constellation, ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishn...
May 28, 2013
Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, has been heading the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) since September 2009. Starting his career with DRDO in 1...
May 10, 2013
The International Space Station has a radiator leak in its power system. The outpost’s commander calls the situation serious, but not life-threatening.
The six-member crew on Thursday not...
April 30, 2013
space observatory — the largest infrared telescope...
April 23, 2013
A group of Russian space enthusiasts has shown the world how citizen science can contribute to scientific advancement. They have spotted in an image four objects that supposedly belong to the defu...
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 1, 2013
Ten years ago, on January 16, 2003 Mission 28 took off on a 16-day scientific space programme. What was to end on a positive note became an accident that could never be forgotten.