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2018 end to be busy for ISRO with several rocket launches (17:38)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The Indian space agency will have a busy year-end with several rocket launches planned from its rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a top official.

Cygnus spacecraft leaves ISS after giving orbital boost (14:38)IANS Photo Service
Washington, July 16 (IANS) A Cygnus cargo spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS), after raising the station's altitude by about 282 feet (86 meters), the media reported.

India successfully test fires BrahMos missile (14:10)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) India on Monday successfully test fired supersonic cruise missile BrahMos off the Odisha coast, proving it one of the best all-weather weapon systems.

How distancing from decision can help arrive at a better one? (23:42)
New York, July 15 (IANS) Distancing yourself from a decision may help you make the choice that produces the most benefit for you and others affected, suggests new research.

Making contaminated water potable -- at just 50 paise a litre (13:14)
By Arun Kumar Das
Darbhanga, July 15 (IANS) An innovative approach is underway in this Bihar district to make contaminated water potable -- with the active participation of private players in coordination with state agencies.

Rs 1 cr ISRO's lithium ion cell technology gets overwhelming initial response (13:02)
By Venkatachari JagannathanIANS Photo Service
Chennai, July 15 (IANS) Over 130 companies have shown interest in the Indian space agency's lithium ion cell technology and the pre-application conference will be held on Tuesday, said a senior official.

NASA's stunning footage of Cassini lands Emmy nomination (12:56)IANS Photo Service
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) has nominated NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its coverage of the Cassini mission's Grand Finale at Saturn.

Testosterone treatment can bring new hope for cancer patients (11:28)
New York, July 15 (IANS) Treatment with hormone testosterone could be effective at combating a condition of loss of body mass in cancer patients and improving the quality of life, say researchers.

NASA's Juno data points to new volcano on Jupiter moon Io (17:40)IANS Photo Service
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Using data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft, scientists have got clues to a previously undiscovered volcano on the Jupiter moon Io.

Scientists use electric shocks to genetically reprogramme T cells (18:26)
New York, July 13 (IANS) In a breakthrough, US scientists have genetically reprogrammed the human immune cells known as T cells with the help of electric shocks, instead of the traditional method of using viruses to insert DNA.

Origin of 'ghost particle' traced to distant black hole (17:00)
Washington, July 13 (IANS) For the first time, scientists have found the source of a high-energy ghostly particle, known as neutrino, that travelled 3.7 billion years at almost the speed of light to reach Earth.

Early humans colonized East Asia over 2 mn years ago: Study (16:52)
London, July 13 (IANS) Our earliest human ancestors left Africa and colonized East Asia over two million years ago, earlier than previously thought, says a study of ancient tools and bones.

Otzi the Iceman's last meal reveals remarkably high fat diet: Study (14:28)IANS Photo Service
London, July 13 (IANS) The 5,300-year-old Otzi the Iceman's last meal was remarkably heavy on fat, revealed the first in-depth analysis of the Iceman's stomach contents, which also offer a rare glimpse of ancient dietary habits.

Astronomers discover rare double asteroid (13:36)
Washington, July 13 (IANS) An asteroid that made a close approach to Earth last month is actually two objects orbiting each other, reveal new observations by three of the world's largest radio telescopes.

NASA needs contingency plan for US presence on ISS (13:28)IANS Photo Service
Washington, July 12 (IANS) NASA needs a contingency plan for ensuring US presence on the International Space Station (ISS), given additional delays for new commercial crew capsules from Boeing and SpaceX, a US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has warned.

Did NASA probe burn up organic molecules on Mars 40 years ago? (10:32)IANS Photo Service
Washington, July 12 (IANS) It may sound a bit bizarre but a NASA probe may have accidentally destroyed organic molecules found on the surface of Mars more that 40 years ago, according to a report from New Scientist.

Brain anatomy different even among identical twins: Study (19:24)
London, July 11 (IANS) Due to a combination of genetic factors and individual life experiences, no two people, including twins, share the same brain anatomy, finds a study that suggests the use of MRI scans over fingerprints for personal identification.

India, South Korea sign 11 agreements (15:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India and South Korea signed 11 agreements, including in the areas of trade, cultural and scientific and technological cooperation, during the visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to India.

China launches new Beidou navigation satellite (07:14)IANS Photo Service
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) China on Tuesday sent a new Beidou navigation satellite into the orbit on a Long March-3A rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province.

New function of protein that may treat sepsis identified (19:08)
Roorkee, July 9 (IANS) Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have identified a new immunomodulatory function of a protein that could potentially help in treating sepsis and other inflammatory diseases caused by abnormal functions of immune cells.

Russian cargo ship set for quick delivery of supplies to ISS (12:48)IANS Photo Service
Washington, July 9 (IANS) In a demonstration of expedited capability, a Russian cargo ship is readying itself to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) in less than four hours.

China launches two satellites for Pakistan (11:36)IANS Photo Service
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) China launched two satellites for Pakistan on a Long March-2C rocket on Monday.

Ancient DNA reveals origins of Southeast Asia's prehistory (17:14)IANS Photo Service
London, July 8 (IANS) Analysis of ancient DNA extracted from 8,000 year-old skeletons have solved the origins of human occupation of Southeast Asia by debunking both previously believed theories, scientists say.

NASA funding project to turn asteroids into spaceships: Report (15:30)IANS Photo Service
Washington, July 8 (IANS) NASA has recently announced it would give funds to a California-based 3D printing company for finding ways to turn asteroids into giant, autonomous spacecraft, which could fly to outposts in space, the media reported.

India should join the race for space benefits: ISRO (19:52)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) With several private players entering human space exploration in other countries, India must join the race for space benefits, a top space official said on Saturday.

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