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Arctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever


August 28th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Sea ice covering the Arctic has shrunk to its smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Half of aerosols in America originate from other continents


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) About half of the aerosols affecting air quality as well as causing climate change over North America seem to be originating from other continents, including Asia, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NASA: Arctic’s thickest ice diminishing faster than thin ice


March 1st, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
GREENBELT, Maryland (BNO NEWS) -- The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Origin of life: NASA works on harpooning comets


December 14th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Scientists are working on the best and safest way to grab a sample of a rotating comet racing through space at 150,000 miles per hour, spewing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Arctic sea ice level reaches second-lowest in history


October 6th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has declined to the second-lowest extent on record, NASA said on Tuesday.The Arctic ice cap grows each winter ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Arctic sea ice hits second-lowest level


October 5th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) The extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean in September declined to the second-lowest on record, said experts.The Arctic ice cap grows each winter as ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NASA discovers 122 new eclipsing binary stars


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): In a groundbreaking survey using NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory, or STEREO, researchers have discovered 122 new eclipsing binary stars and observed hundreds more variable stars.Teams from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Supercomputer solves gamma-ray burst mystery


April 8th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A German supercomputer simulation has shown that colliding two neutron stars can naturally produce magnetic structures thought to power the high-speed particle jets associated with short gamma-ray bursts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA delays Glory launch


February 24th, 2011 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) NASA announced Wednesday that it has postponed the launch of its earth-orbiting Glory Mission spacecraft due to technical problems, Xinhua reported. During the final 15 minutes before ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Trees grown from seeds that went to the moon thriving in US


February 10th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Space travellers, after having orbited the moon 34 times on board Apollo 14, are now living out their quiet lives.The voyagers in question, however, are not astronauts. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA finds Earth’s cirrus-like ice clouds on Saturn’s moon Titan


February 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Experts at NASA have sighted thin, wispy clouds of ice particles similar to Earth's cirrus clouds on one of Saturn's moons, Titan.The findings were made using the Composite ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA’s Swift satellite finds unseen black-hole-powered galaxies


January 21st, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite has found a largely unseen population of black-hole-powered galaxies, according to an international team of scientists."These heavily shrouded black holes are all around us. But ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

SOHO reaches milestone after spotting 2000th comet


December 29th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): An ESA/NASA spacecraft has reached a milestone- the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has spotted its 2000th comet.SOHO-designed to monitor the Sun and not find comets-has become the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA’s LRO creates Moon’s most precise landscape yet


December 18th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully created the most accurate landscape available to date, of the Moon."This dataset is being used to make digital elevation and terrain maps ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA’s scientific balloon program resuming flights this month


December 16th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): After an extensive evaluation of its safety processes following a mishap during an April launch attempt from Australia, NASA's scientific balloon program is resuming flights this month.NASA's high-altitude ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans’ plant consumption rising significantly


December 16th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new NASA research has found that humans are consuming an increasing amount of the earth's total annual land plant production.As the human population continues to grow and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life’s building blocks discovered on surprising meteorite


December 16th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists has identified amino acids, a fundamental building block of life, in a meteorite where none were expected."This meteorite formed when two asteroids collided. The shock of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA names Waleed Abdalati as chief scientist to oversee scientific endeavors


December 13th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday named Waleed Abdalati as chief scientist to oversee all of the agency's scientific endeavors.The position of chief scientist was initially discontinued ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA Announces Press Meet To Discuss ‘Extraterrestrial Life’


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A press release issued by NASA declaring 'an astrobiology finding' has managed to create an uproar in various quarters. The United States based space agency ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA Finds Traces Of Life In One Of Saturn’s Moon, Reports Say


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:59 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several novels and a number of movies have so far dealt with the concept of aliens and extra terrestrial life. All of them were limited to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature, Press Release |

NASA’S WMAP project completes study of universe’s oldest light


October 7th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission has spent nine years of scanning the sky and has concluded its observations of the cosmic microwave background, the oldest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA eyes swarming spacecrafts that self-destruct to save others


September 7th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7 (ANI): NASA is creating a new self-sacrifice mechanism, in which future space probes will see many small spacecrafts working in co-operatio, but will commit hara-kiri if they begin to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fermi makes ’shocking’ discovery of gamma rays coming from a nova


August 13th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): For the first time, astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected gamma-rays from a nova- a finding that stunned observers and theorists alike.The discovery overturns ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cool roofs and pavements may help fight global warming


July 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Light-coloured cool rooftops and roads can curb carbon emissions and combat global climate change, found a new study by searchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.The study is the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA’s Nebula cloud computing software key for new open-source initiative, OpenStack


July 20th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA on Monday announced that its Nebula cloud computing platform was selected as a contributor for OpenStack, a newly-launched open source cloud computing initiative.OpenStack, the first large-scale ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Dazzling star explosion blinds satellite


July 16th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Wednesday, astronomers experienced the brightest star explosion ever seen till now. The explosion was so bright, that it temporary blinded the satellite that was recording ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Space observatory briefly blinded by record-breaking x-ray blast


July 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A blast of the brightest X-rays ever detected from beyond our Milky Way galaxy's neighbourhood temporarily blinded the X-ray eye on NASA's Swift space observatory earlier this summer, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA, Microsoft collaborate to ‘bring Mars to life’


July 13th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): NASA and Microsoft Research have joined hands in a bid to bring Mars to life with new features in the WorldWide Telescope software that provide viewers with a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA’s TRMM satellite helped estimate rainfall generated by Cyclone Phet


June 9th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Data sent by NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite enabled visualizers to create a map of rainfall generated by Cyclone Phet.Phet marched through the Arabian Sea from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA awards launch services contract for IRIS mission


June 9th, 2010 - 4:56 am ICT by BNO News
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – NASA Tuesday awarded a contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation to launch the IRIS mission, NASA announced.The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft, also known as IRIS, will ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Smoking gun’ of black hole activation found


May 27th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite has provided astronomers the answer to the long standing puzzle about why a small percentage of black holes emit vast amounts of energy.The findings suggest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA develops new technology to enhance search and rescue operations


May 25th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): NASA has developed new technology that will more quickly identify the locations of people in distress and reduce the risk of rescuers.The Search and Rescue Mission Office at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Moon craters may be electrified


May 24th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Astronauts who would step on the moon in future will have to endure more than dust and frigid temperatures-the moon's electrified poles.According to an analysis, potentially hazardous electrical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Amateur astronomers and Cassini spacecraft capture Saturn storm


April 30th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): For the first time, amateur astronomers used the composite infrared spectrometer instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft to look at a massive blizzard in Saturn's atmosphere.The instrument ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Sun images released by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has delivered stunning first images of our sun.Some of the images show never-before-seen detail of material streaming outward and away from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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