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New asteroid could hit earth in 2040


February 29th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) A new asteroid, identified by NASA, could potentially hit the earth Feb 5, 2040, even though it is much smaller than the one -- nine miles ... Read more...

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How do GPS satellites know where they are?


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Our Global Positioning System (GPS) tells us exactly where we are, down to a few metres, but how do satellites that make up the GPS themselves ... Read more...

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Hot springs on Mars may have nourished life


November 4th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Warm water mingled with rocks under the Martian surface for eons and may have been the likeliest places where life flourished on the Red Planet."If surface ... Read more...

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Radar for Mars study can map Earth’s freshwater reserves: NASA


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) A radar primarily designed to explore the subsurface of Mars, is being used to map freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath our deserts, according to NASA.Deserts ... Read more...

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Oxygen molecules detected in Orion constellation


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) For the first time, molecular variety of Oxygen has been discovered in space in Orion constellation of stars which forms clouds.While atomic oxygen has been long ... Read more...

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Largest water body discovered in universe


July 24th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Astronomers have detected the largest water body in universe whose volume is enough to fill the earth's oceans by more than 100 trillion times.The water body ... Read more...

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Melting ice sheets largest contributor to sea level rise


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are overtaking ice loss from mountain glaciers and ice caps to become the dominant contributor to global sea level rise, ... Read more...

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No connection between superstorms and Earth’s magnetic fields: Experts


February 13th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): There's simply no established scientific connection between the concept of superstorms - and weather in general - and the Earth's magnetic fields, say experts.Some worriers say that these ... Read more...

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Voyager 1 edges closer to solar system


December 15th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Thirty three years after its launch, NASA's long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft is barrelling its way toward the edge of the solar system.Launched in 1977, the nuclear-powered Voyager 1 ... Read more...

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Scientists strain to ‘hear’ gravitational waves


November 29th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Researchers have brought the world one step closer to 'hearing' gravitational waves - ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein in the early 20th century. The ... Read more...

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‘Computer, heal thyself’ comes closer to reality


October 15th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): A group of Technical University scientists is working on developing a computer that can heal itself, the idea inspired from the popular scifi thriller 'Terminator'."Until now, this has ... Read more...

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Now, a robotic underwater vehicle powered by ocean movement


April 9th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A robotic underwater vehicle that is powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy has been developed, holding out promise of almost indefinite monitoring of the ocean depths ... Read more...

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Glint of sunlight shows liquid on Saturn’s largest moon


December 18th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) A glint of sunlight reflected off a lake on Saturn's largest moon Titan has confirmed the presence of liquid on its surface. The image was captured by NASA's Cassini ... Read more...

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NASA’s new satellite to search for undiscovered objects


December 8th, 2009 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (DPA) NASA's newest "eye" to be launched Wednesday is a satellite equipped with unprecedented infrared sensitivity to scope out cosmic objects unseen by other cameras. The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, ... Read more...

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Artificial muscles made of hydrogen can make domestic robots silent


October 21st, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 21 (ANI): Engineers have found a way to make domestic robots a lot quieter, by building them with artificial muscles that run on hydrogen, instead of noisy compressed-air pumps or ... Read more...

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Yet another ring discovered around Saturn


October 7th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Astronomers have identified yet another ring around Saturn, says a new study. This barely visible ring, because of its icy temperature hovering at minus 193 degree Celsius, and distance ... Read more...

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Microchip-sized digital camera to provide vision for US military’s insect-sized aircraft


May 23rd, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23 (ANI): Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have developed a microchip-sized digital camera that can provide vision for the US military's insect-sized aircraft.The researchers say that the tiny ... Read more...

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NASA’s Kepler mission sends first shots of planet-hunting territory


April 17th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) NASA's Kepler mission has captured its first images of the star-rich sky where it will soon begin hunting for planets like Earth. The new "first light" images show the ... Read more...

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Source of geysers on Saturns moon Enceladus may be underground water


November 27th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A team of scientists has suggested that the source of plumes of water vapor and ice particles, spewing from geysers on Saturns moon Enceladus, may be an ... Read more...

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Development of balloon-borne telescope to help in direct view of exoplanets


January 13th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A team of researchers have suggested that a direct view of planets in other solar systems could be possible using a balloon-borne telescope afloat in the stratosphere."It's ... Read more...

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