Opportunity has been active for more than a decade and is currently about 200 million km from earth.
AP Opportunity has been active for more than a decade and is currently about 200 million km from earth.

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity set for memory reformat

NASA’s Mars exploration rover Opportunity is set for a flash memory reformatting after experiencing an increasing number of computer resets.The U.S. space agency is preparing to download... »

Apple has scheduled a media event on September 9, leading to speculation that it will be the introduction of the new phone.

iPhone 6 will function as digital wallet: reports

Apple has struck agreements with credit card companies to make the next iPhone capable of making payments at retail outlets, news reports said on Sunday. Apple is »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and iPS cell researcher and Nobel Prize laureate, Shinya Yamanaka, chat during Modi's visit at Kyoto Universaity in Kyoto.

Japan to work with India in finding sickle cell anaemia remedy

Japan on Sunday agreed to work with India in developing a treatment for the sickle cell anaemia after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought help for finding remedy to the deadly disease comm... »
FORCE OF HABIT: Even in households with toilets, nearly 40 per cent of adults defecated in the open. Photo: K.R. Deepak

New approach needed to curb open defecation?

19 per cent increase in household toilets led to 10 per cent decrease in open defecation and insignificant improvement in child health »

Now, see your tweet traffic in real time

Now, you can see how your tweet traffic is doing in real time as the microblogging site Twitter has opened up its analytics dashboard for all users.The feature was previously available only... »


Mars photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope on the planet's closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years.

$7 billion Mars rocket set for 2018 debut: NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced the launch its $7 billion Space Launch System (SLS) - the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development - by... »


CONSERVING NATURE: “The wetland in Perumbakkam is a feeding habitat for birds at the Pallikaranai marsh. Also, this wetland provides a peaceful environment for these birds,” says Nature Trust founder K.V.R.K. Thirunaranan. File Photo.

Perumbakkam wetland, an unfinished business

The State Government ordered long ago that the bird habitat be transferred to the Forest Department. Due to procedural delays, the transfer has not been effected yet. D. MADHAVAN reports »