Science News Archive
Feb.16 (MES): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is ready with technologies needed for human space missions and only political clearance is needed, according to a senior professor. Delivering the spotlight address at the fourth ORF-Kalpana Chawla Space Dialogue here today, B N Suresh, Honorary Distinguished Professor of the ISRO, said as far
NASA has a whole lot of fancy image-gathering hardware on Earth and in space, and we’ve seen countless of stunning snapshots taken from here on Earth as well as nearby planets like Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The pictures are often gorgeously detailed eye candy,
Latest Robots from Boston dynamics now can open doors and let itself out. We knew this day would come sooner or later. Like the cloned velociraptors before it, Boston Dynamics’ newly redesigned Spot Mini has figured out how to open doors — with either its arm
The Russian spacewalkers have successfully deployed a high gain antenna system. Cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Anton Shkaplerov are now cleaning up and heading back to the airlock.
The first lunar eclipse this year is going to be a rare celestial phenomenon which is to occur today. A blue moon (a second full moon in a calendar month), a super moon (when the moon is unusually close to Earth, making it bigger
A “potentially hazardous” asteroid, larger than the world’s tallest building, is heading towards Earth at a speed of 76,000 miles per hour. Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will fly past Earth on February 4, coming within 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers) of our planet, according
Japan’s robot expo sparks debate on future of human labour Over 200 companies participated in the exhibition at Tokyo, to grab a share of the $8.1 billion market of service robots.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—With arms stocky enough to win a bodybuilding competition, it’s little wonder this burly insect is sometimes called a “muscle mayfly.” But those arms aren’t for heavy lifting, researchers say. Instead, they act like wings. At roughly 1 centimeter long, this young Ecdyonurus mayfly
Geologists have discovered 280-million-year-old tree fossils in what is believed to be evidence of the oldest polar forest found in Antarctica. Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee trekked across the Transantarctic Mountains during the continent’s summer, between November and January. They found the ancient specimens among the rocks
Using data from several telescopes including NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have caught a supermassive black hole snacking on gas and then “burping” — not once but twice, as described in our latest press release. This graphic shows the galaxy, called SDSS J1354+1327 (J1354 for short) in