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Bacteria use their entire body to swim
Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 4:28PM IST
New York: Bacteria just do not swim with propellers but use the entire body, a new study shows. It has long been assumed that flagella - corkscrew-like appendages - push or pull ...
Smartphones to turn ISS robots into housekeepers
Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 3:20PM IST
Washington: Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) have been testing robots for technology demonstrations for quite some time. Now, smartphones will transform these robots ...
India's Mars Orbiter nearing Red planet
Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 1:38PM IST
Chennai: India''s Mars Orbiter spacecraft that left the Earth last November is nearing the Red planet with all its payloads in good condition, ISRO said Tuesday. According to the ...
From Moon to Mars, Armstrong will always be there
Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 11:19AM IST
Washington: Honouring the first moonwalker Neil Armstrong, NASA has renamed the historic "operations and checkout building" at the Florida-based John F Kennedy Space Centre as the ...
Hubble telescope inspired tech helps restore eyesight
Monday, Jul 21 2014 4:33PM IST
Washington: NASA''s telescopes are not just helping us look into the dark deep universe but have inspired surgeons to restore the eyesight of the elderly. Phyllis Price, a 79-year ...
Oceans vital for alien life on other planets
Monday, Jul 21 2014 3:13PM IST
London: Oceans have an immense capacity to control climate and they are vital in sustaining life even in case there is any on other planets, says a study. "The number of planets ...
NASA celebrates 45 years of moon landing
Monday, Jul 21 2014 10:22AM IST
Washington: On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. Forty-five years later, NASA will celebrate Monday ...
Scientists discover new clues to brain's wiring
Sunday, Jul 20 2014 1:03PM IST
Washington: In a step forward in learning how a developing brain is built, researchers have identified a group of proteins that programme a common type of brain nerve cell to connect ...
Researchers make IVF safer for women
Saturday, Jul 19 2014 3:44PM IST
London: Researchers could have just made IVF - an assisted fertilisation therapy - treatment safer for women after successfully using a new method to stimulate ovulation. "Our study ...
Are we gulping down plastic with sea food?
Saturday, Jul 19 2014 2:27PM IST
London: The next time you ask for a plate of crabs you may have unknowingly ordered plastic as a side dish in it! According to an alarming study by University of Exeter, tiny plastic ...
Map to show climate change impact
Friday, Jul 18 2014 5:40PM IST
London: A new map developed by climatologists shows that climate change will impact the whole planet by the end of this century, if carbon emissions continue to increase. The new ...
Gene that mediates ageing identified
Friday, Jul 18 2014 5:08PM IST
New York: In what could point towards the possibility of one day using therapeutics to combat ageing, researchers have found in animal models that a single gene plays a surprising ...
Moon pits can protect astronauts from radiation, dust
Friday, Jul 18 2014 2:48PM IST
Washington: For astronauts exploring the lunar surface, there are some habitable places where they can hide to rescue themselves from radiation, micrometeorites, dust and wild day-night ...
NASA to study ocean ecology
Friday, Jul 18 2014 2:08PM IST
Washington: In a bid to improve satellite-based estimation of atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption by the oceans, NASA is embarking on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation ...
Brain of world's first known predator unearthed
Thursday, Jul 17 2014 4:52PM IST
New York: Paleontologists have unearthed fossilised remains of the brain of the world''s first known predators that lived about 520 million years ago. The brain belongs to a group ...