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Project Daedelous plans to put humans on stars in 100 years


September 7th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Project Daedelous, so far the most audacious plan to place humans on a star within 100 years, would develop a gigantic spaceship weighing 50,000 tonnes that ... Read more...

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Scientists edge towards fusion energy for power grid


June 10th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washinghton, June 10 (IANS) Researchers have made a significant headway in developing an experimental reactor that can demonstrate the feasibility of fusion energy for the power grid.Nuclear fusion promises to ... Read more...

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Traces of rare earth element detected in stars


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have detected traces of a rare earth element, tellurium, in three ancient stars located a few thousand light years away, a study reveals.Traces of ... Read more...

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Does galaxy hold thousands of ticking ‘time bombs’?


September 7th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) In the blockbuster 'Speed', a bomb on a bus is triggered to detonate if the vehicle slows down below 50 miles an hour.The premise, slow down ... Read more...

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2012 named most absurd science fiction film by NASA


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): Hollywood blockbuster 2012, starring John Cusack and Thandie Newton, is the worst ever science fiction film, according to NASA scientists.The US space agency said that the end-of-the-world ... Read more...

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Origin of key cosmic explosions still shrouded in mystery


July 13th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Type Ia supernova brightens and dims so predictably that astronomers use the variety to measure the universe's expansion. The resulting discovery of dark energy and the accelerating universe ... Read more...

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How stars were born


July 7th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have explained how the stars-claimed to be the generators of elements that formed the universe-came into being in the first place.New research from ... Read more...

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New York web designer develops nuclear reactor at home


June 25th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 25 (ANI): A New York web designer for fashion house Gucci made the eye balls roll when he revealed that he has developed a nuclear reactor in a Brooklyn warehouse. ... Read more...

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Nuclear fusion power could solve world’s energy crisis


April 12th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Imagine if you could generate power using nuclear power minus radioactivity - it would be the answer to the dream of finding a clean, sustainable energy source. ... Read more...

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World’s most powerful laser could trigger fusion power in October


February 1st, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, then the world's most powerful laser could trigger fusion reaction in October this year, which will be a pivotal step in the ... Read more...

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Nuclear fusion plant may become a reality in 10 years


January 29th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): A new study has determined that by using the most powerful laser system ever built, scientists have brought us one step closer to nuclear fusion power, with ... Read more...

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Levitating magnet may yield new method to obtain clean energy


January 25th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): Scientists have said that a new experiment that reproduces the magnetic fields of the Earth and other planets with the help of a levitating magnet, has the potential ... Read more...

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Stars thrive as vampires, sucking hydrogen from others


January 6th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Like Hollywood villains, stars in distant galaxies too seem to bank on vampirism to thrive, new research says. The stars appear in two groups -- those which ... Read more...

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Stellar collisions and vampirism give blue straggler stars a “cosmic facelift”


December 24th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that stars known as blue stragglers have been rejuvenated by a sort of "cosmic facelift", courtesy stellar collisions and a process sometimes called ... Read more...

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NASA’s Spitzer telescope observes youngest brown dwarf ever observed


November 24th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has contributed to the discovery of the youngest brown dwarf ever observed, a finding that, if confirmed, may solve an astronomical mystery about how ... Read more...

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Physicist identifies mysterious core left by exploding star


November 5th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): A physicist from the University of Alberta in Canada has identified a mysterious core left by an exploding star.The physicist in question is University of Alberta physics professor ... Read more...

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Experiment with plasmas sheds light on what happens to matter around black holes


September 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): In an experiment, a scientist is using 100,000-degree heat to study ultra-high temperature and non-equilibrium plasmas to mimic what happens to matter in accretion disks around black holes.The ... Read more...

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Helium-3 on Moon may provide humans with millions of tons of nuclear energy


August 15th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 15 (ANI): After circling the Moon for nearly 18 months, China's Chang'e 1 spacecraft has successfully achieved four scientific targets that include detection of helium-3, a crucial element for ... Read more...

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Transparent aluminium of science fiction is reality now


July 28th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Scientists have created a transparent form of aluminium by bombarding the metal with the world's most powerful soft X-ray laser. The discovery was made possible with the development of ... Read more...

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Astrophysicists predict the birth of a star


June 10th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A pair of astrophysicists has predicted the birth of a star, by saying that "the inevitable future of the starless cloud Barnard 68" is to collapse and give ... Read more...

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Giant laser reactor aims to create nuclear fusion for first time


May 30th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A giant laser reactor has been unveiled in California, US, which scientists hope will accomplish nuclear fusion, the Holy Grail of energy sources, which was once thought impossible. ... Read more...

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World’s heaviest material may be future energy source


May 12th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 12 (IANS) German scientists have arguably created the world's heaviest material, known as 'ultra-dense deuterium', a 10-cm cube of which would weigh as much as a steam locomotive or 130 ... Read more...

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Star crust found to be 10 billion times stronger than steel


May 7th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A new research by a scientist has shown that the crusts of neutron stars are 10 billion times stronger than steel or any other of the earth's strongest ... Read more...

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China, France sign nuclear cooperation deal


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (Xinhua) China and France have signed an agreement to extend their cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear power. The three-year agreement, which was signed Tuesday by the heads of ... Read more...

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Scientists glimpse ‘end of the world’ by analyzing dying stars


April 20th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A research into dying stars that once blazed as brightly as the Sun has revealed a glimpse of the 'end of the world', which awaits the Earth billions ... Read more...

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Giant laser experiment to recreate conditions at Sun’s heart


March 31st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): Scientists are all set to start the US National Ignition Facility (NIF), which is literally a huge laser experiment aimed at recreating conditions at the heart of our ... Read more...

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Scientists find new evidence for existence of “cold fusion”


March 24th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists have across evidence for the existence of low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), the process once called "cold fusion" that may promise a new source of energy. Low-energy nuclear ... Read more...

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Mini sun creation may offer clean energy


March 15th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Using worlds most powerful laser system, scientists are planning to replicate suns fiery core in experiments that may offer a clean source of energy.Physicists are hoping to ... Read more...

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Carbon and oxygen rich stardust sheds new light on origin of elements of life


March 13th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): An international research team has found evidence that some stars in the center of the Milky Way galaxy have both carbon and oxygen in the dust that ... Read more...

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Scientists plan to explore alien worlds by using laser beams on Earth (Re-Issue)


March 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Scientists are planning to explore alien world conditions right here on Earth, by using laser beams to hit a tiny target, creating conditions momentarily similar to what ... Read more...

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Fusion-fission hybrid system to eliminate waste produced by nuclear power plants


January 28th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, US, have designed a new system that, when fully developed, would use a hybrid of nuclear fusion-fission to eliminate ... Read more...

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Worlds most powerful laser to simulate conditions at centre of the Earth


January 6th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, US, are preparing to fire the most powerful laser in history at a tiny target on the ground, in ... Read more...

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Scientists to create artificial sun on Earth


December 28th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore are attempting to create an artificial sun on Earth an achievement that will provide answer to the worlds ... Read more...

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Indian telescope observes mysterious absence of hydrogen in distant galaxies


November 25th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A team of Australian astronomers has been left puzzled with the mysterious absence of hydrogen from distant galaxies in the far distant reaches of the Universe, which ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I lands on Moon with tri-colour


November 15th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Nov 15 (ANI): Chandrayaan-1, India''s first moon mission achieved a significant landmark on Friday when the Moon Impact Programme, (MIP) was ejected by the spacecraft successfully onto the lunar surface ... Read more...

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