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Kunal Nayyar loves being role model


August 15th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian origin actor Kunal Nayyar, who plays a geek in the American sitcom "Big Bang Theory", feels flattered when people copy him and says he ... Read more...

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NASA to draft 20-year Mars strategy by August


April 14th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NASA will compile the Mars research plan for next 20 years by August, the US space agency officials have said.According to NASA, the programme ... Read more...

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Runaway planets are universe’s fastest objects


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Runaway planets zipping through space at mind-numbing speeds of 30 million miles per hour are now the fastest objects in the universe, says a study.Seven years ... Read more...

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Astronomers identify extremely unusual galaxy


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Astronomers have identified an extremely rare galaxy resembling an emerald-cut diamond, a shape totally unlike any other in existence.Astronomers from Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Finland discovered ... Read more...

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NASA exploring ways to clean up space debris


March 12th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tampa (US), March 12 (IANS) Faced with increasing threats of space debris, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is actively exploring ways to clean up the outer space.Donald ... Read more...

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Unidentified metal from space startles Brazilians


February 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) An unidentified metal object that may have come from a spacecraft caused a huge commotion when it fell to the Earth in a small town ... Read more...

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Political spats cloud Netaji birthday celebrations in Bengal (Roundup)


January 24th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) West Bengal Monday paid glowing tributes to legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 115th birth anniversary, but the occasion was marred by ... Read more...

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Netaji was scientist, environmentalist: Ramesh


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was also a "planner, scientist and environmentalist"."Netaji was a versatile genius whose many other ... Read more...

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Not murder, says Oxford don’s widow; Indian-origin academic gets bail (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian-origin Oxford mathematician Devinder Sivia, who was arrested after an eminent professor was found dead at his home, has been released on bail. The professor's widow ... Read more...

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Sivia and dead professor were like brothers, says his dad


January 14th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Devinder Sivia, mathematics lecturer at Oxford University who was held for the death of professor Steven Rawlings and later released, was "very, very good friends" with ... Read more...

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Held for friend’s death, Sivia was wooed by British government


January 14th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian-origin mathematics lecturer at Oxford University, Devinder Sivia, who was arrested and later released on bail after the body of a fellow academic was found at ... Read more...

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Oxford academic, now dead, suffered a breakdown last year


January 14th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Oxford professor Steven Rawlings, who was found dead at the home of his Indian-origin mathematician friend, had last year suffered a breakdown and was "found wandering ... Read more...

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Oxford don’s death: Exact cause not known


January 14th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) British police are now looking at "underlying health issues" after a post-mortem examination of Oxford professor Steven Rawlings failed to pinpoint the exact cause of his ... Read more...

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Not murder, says widow of Oxford professor


January 14th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) The widow of an Oxford professor has denied her husband was murdered and termed as a "tragic accident" his death at the home of his close ... Read more...

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Sikh held after British colleague’s body found at his home


January 13th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) A 49-year-old Sikh mathematics lecturer at Oxford University has been arrested after the body of a British colleague was found at his home.The body of Steven ... Read more...

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Astronomers stumble on massive black holes


December 7th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Astronomers have stumbled on the most massive black holes, each as big as 10 billion suns, in two separate galaxies about 300 million light years away ... Read more...

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Massive supernova visible from Earth


September 9th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) A supernova millions of light years away from the Earth has become visible with a pair of binoculars.Star-gazers will be watching the most visible exploding star ... Read more...

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Underground telescope could peer beyond Big Bang


April 17th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) A telescope buried half a mile underground could enable scientists catch their first glimpse of the dawn of the universe. The new device is designed ... Read more...

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Earth’s value: 3,000 trillion pounds


February 28th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A scientist has thought up of a formula to calculate the worth of planet Earth and has valued it at 3,000 trillion pounds. Astrophysicist Greg Laughlin came up ... Read more...

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Powerful solar storm disrupts communications


February 20th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A powerful solar flare has triggered the largest space weather storm in four years, disrupting some ground communications on earth. Classified as a Class X flare, the ... Read more...

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In a galaxy far away, Indian-origin scientist finds her calling


February 14th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Chhaya Chicago, Feb 14 (IANS) US-based Indian origin astrophysicist Sukanya Charkrabarti has found her calling 260,000 light years away in a galaxy that can barely, if at all, be seen. Galaxy ... Read more...

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‘World’s first astronomers’ Aborigines created a sundial 10,000yrs ago


February 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new find from Australia has suggested that ancient Aboriginal tribes were the world's first astronomers.Scientists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Canberra discovered a ... Read more...

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We are alone, aliens unlikely in the universe, says expert


January 24th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) There are probably no aliens out there - meaning we are entirely alone in the universe, said an astronomer. Even though there may many earth like planets, their ... Read more...

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Exploding stars reveal never-before seen patterns


December 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Astronomers have for the first time, observed post star explosion pauses, flickers and flares- patterns that aren't yet accounted for in our current understanding of how these eruptions ... Read more...

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Biggest galaxies formed when universe was young


November 25th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research led by Tufts University has found that some of the universe's most massive galaxies may have formed billions of years earlier than current scientific models ... Read more...

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Nasa scientists spot mystery giant ’space bubbles’


November 12th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) They stretch across more than half of the sky and are as large as the Milky Way - but nobody knows how they got there. NASA scientists are ... Read more...

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Revolutionary JHU computer that can crunch 5 petabytes of data!


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Computer scientist and astrophysicist Alexander Szalay of Johns Hopkins' Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, and his colleagues, have developed a tool that will enable analysis of ... Read more...

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Chandrasekhar will always inspire students: PM


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the works of Nobel prize winner Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar will always inspire young scientists all over the world.In a message to ... Read more...

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Underground Antarctic ‘telescope’ to trace cosmic rays


October 19th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) A "telescope" buried deep under Antarctic ice has detected the first signals that scientists hope will allow them to identify the source of mysterious particles that bombard Earth ... Read more...

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‘The Wire’ creator David Simon wins the $500,000 worth MacArthur ‘genius grant’


September 29th, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘The Wire’ creator David Simon has won the $500,000 worth of MacArthur ‘genius grant’. He has won this honor along with 2 other recipients who are novelist Yiyun ... Read more...

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David Simon of ‘The Wire’ Wins $500,000 Genius Grant


September 29th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) David Simon, the author, producer, and screenwriter who created the television show ‘The Wire’, has won the five hundred thousand dollar MacArthur Genius Grant. there are no conditions ... Read more...

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Google Earth helps discover massive meteor crater


September 28th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Google Earth has helped spot a meteor crater in Egypt that lay undiscovered, which could help scientists size up risks of potentially catastrophic impacts. The unknown Kamil crater, 52 ... Read more...

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U.N. denies appointing Earth’s ‘first contact’ for aliens


September 28th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): The United Nations has dismissed reports that it is set to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth's first contact for any aliens that may come ... Read more...

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Google Earth meteor crater may help prepare for future impacts


September 27th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a meteor crater on Google Earth that they believe could help prepare for future impacts.The Kamil crater, which is 16 metres deep and 45 metres ... Read more...

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What our solar system would look like to aliens


September 26th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Scientists relied on a NASA supercomputer to figure out how our solar system would look like to aliens looking for other planets. New simulations have tracked the interactions of ... Read more...

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