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India’s tryst with Mars begins in November 2013 (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) India's tryst with Mars will begin in November 2013 to explore the red planet's atmosphere and search for life-sustaining elements, a top space official said late ... Read more...

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Rolls-Royce bags $12.6-mn Indian order for buoy vessel


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) British power systems manufacturer Rolls-Royce Wednesday announced it has bagged a $12.6 million deal to design and power a highly specialised vessel that ... Read more...

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Setting sail with gas from wasted food


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Engineers are designing the world's first super efficient cargo vessels that will revolutionise shipping - operating without a single drop of fossil fuel. The project combines ... Read more...

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Egyptian teen invents spacecraft propulsion system


May 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) A 19-year-old Egyptian university student has invented a futuristic propulsion system for spacecraft.The invention "leapfrogs" NASA research, and uses a hi-tech quantum effect to drive satellites ... Read more...

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Nigeria to send astronauts aloft by 2015


May 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, May 18 (IANS) Nigeria says it will send aloft astronauts by 2015 and launch three satellites.Minister of Science and Technology Ita Okon Bassey Ewa announced this at a briefing ... Read more...

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Agni-V, India’s ‘China Killer’ (To go with Agni-V launch story)


April 19th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday successfully launched its long-range Agni-V ballistic missile. Here are some salient features of the missile and the test, which propelled the country into ... Read more...

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New ‘rocket’ can go to moon on 100 cc fuel


March 30th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A lightweight satellite thruster can go to the Moon on just 100 ml of fuel, slashing cost of space missions. The mini motor uses electricity to ... Read more...

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Trivedi proposes new projects for home state, constituency


March 14th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Mar 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi may have veered away from his leader West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal-centric approach to focus on mopping up ... Read more...

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Finland to design advanced icebreaker for Canada


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) Aker Arctic Technology of Finland will be joining a team led by STX Canada Marine, to design the Canadian Coast Guard's future flagship, the CCGS John ... Read more...

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US presidential hopeful promises moon base by 2020


January 26th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US Republican presidential hopeful has promised to build a moon base by 2020 if he becomes the next US president in the November poll.Newt ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Satellites to track down people in distress


January 26th, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 26 (IANS) Israeli scientists are developing miniature satellites that can identify people in distress.Experts at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology aim to launch three small satellites weighing six ... Read more...

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5,000-km Agni-V missile test in February


November 16th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India will enter a league of select nations with missile capability to hit targets at 5,000 km range when it tests its Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ... Read more...

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Harmful gut bug inspires robotics design


August 4th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) A bug that triggers one of the most prevalent gastro-intestinal diseases globally is inspiring scientists to develop robots that can fight infections and even help in ... Read more...

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NASA to explore possibility of beamed energy propulsion for space launch


January 26th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): NASA is conducting studies to examine whether beamed energy propulsion can be used for launching crafts in space.A beamed thermal propulsion system would involve focusing microwave or laser ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Batman’ movies inspire real-world tank design


December 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers have taken inspiration from the Batman movies to design seven new conceptual vehicles that may help fight crime.According to technology blog The Engineer, project leader Hisham Awad, ... Read more...

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Jellyfish inspire flexible pumps


November 28th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A student at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena thinks that jellyfish's unique propulsion system might be the perfect model for tiny pumps that can be implanted ... Read more...

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NBA Bans APL’s Performance Enhancing Shoes


October 20th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): there is a new shoe in the market that promises to enhance the vertical jump of athletes. The shoe has been conceptualized and ... Read more...

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Fuel-free space tethers to manoeuvre spacecraft in orbit


September 4th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): A team at NASA is testing a chemical-free propulsion system that will use Earth's magnetic field to move satellites and spacecraft in orbit.Space tethers collect current when they ... Read more...

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Indian American held guilty of selling military secrets to China


August 10th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian American engineer Noshir Gowadia, who helped design the propulsion system for the B-2 bomber, has been found guilty of selling military secrets to China, conspiracy ... Read more...

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Russian nuke-powered missile cruiser to be in Goa for joint exercise


August 5th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Indian Navy will have a joint exercise with Russia's heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser, Pyotr Velikiy, which will be in Goa for six days ... Read more...

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Nuclear-powered Russian missile cruiser to dock at Goa


August 5th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Russia's heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser, Pyotr Velikiy, will dock at a port in Goa for six days from Friday during which the warship will also take part ... Read more...

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Britain to have unmanned stealth jet


July 13th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Britain will soon have an unmanned stealth jet which can carry weapons and hit targets in another continent without being detected by enemy's radar. British defence firm BAE Systems ... Read more...

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Russia, US may jointly develop spacecraft engines


May 18th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and the US may soon reach an agreement on the joint development of new engines for spacecraft designed for exploration of deep space, a Russian ... Read more...

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Electric cars to be in vogue by 2020


April 21st, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) State-of-the-art electric cars will be in vogue by 2020 and global sales of such vehicles will amount to around 470 billion euro ($635 billion), a media report has ... Read more...

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‘UFO’ pictured above Sydney


March 24th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 24 (ANI): Another UFO sighting has been reported from Sydney where a mum of two captured the mysterious object in a photograph.Fiona Hartigan is convinced what she saw was a ... Read more...

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ISRO conducts liquid core test of GSLV-Mk III launch vehicle in Tamil Nadu


March 6th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
By JaikumarTirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), March 6 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the static test of its L110 liquid core stage of the GSLV Mk III (Geo-synchronous Satellite ... Read more...

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India has anti-satellite capability: DRDO


February 10th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Wednesday said that India had anti-satellite capability but it would not demonstrate it by hitting a real satellite. DRDO chief and ... Read more...

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Hydrogen-powered unmanned plane sets 26-hour flight endurance record


December 1st, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 1 (ANI): The Naval Research Laboratory's Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell unmanned air vehicle (UAV), has flown 26 hours and 1 minute carrying a 5-pound payload, setting another unofficial ... Read more...

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Fuel cell powered unmanned air vehicle sets unofficial flight endurance record


October 14th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): The Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL's) Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell unmanned air vehicle (UAV), has flown 23 hours and 17 minutes, setting an unofficial flight endurance record ... Read more...

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India’s top space scientist heads world astronautics body


October 12th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 12 (IANS) India's top space scientist G. Madhavan Nair has been elected president of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) at its general assembly in South Korea, the Indian ... Read more...

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UK Ministry of Defence’s bid for alien spaceship technology


September 20th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 20 (ANI): UK's Ministry of Defence had launched an investigation of thousands of UFO sightings in the 1990s in a bid to see if alien spaceship technology could advance engines ... Read more...

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Scientist proposes way to make hybrid cars more efficient


June 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A scientist has proposed a way to make hybrid cars more efficient, by solving a problem in the vehicles that leads to a waste of energy and very ... Read more...

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“Sails” to guide satellites and used rockets back to Earth


May 4th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Soon, satellites and spent rocket stages could deploy "sails" to guide them back to Earth much faster than they would otherwise fall out of the sky.With space becoming ... Read more...

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Unmanned aerial vehicles take flight using fuel cells


March 31st, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Scientists have used fuel cells to power unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which would help tactical decision-makers gather critical information more efficiently and more quietly.Piloted remotely or autonomously, ... Read more...

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Hydrogen fuel to boost range of drones seven-fold


March 31st, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones that scan terrains unobtrusively for possible threats and intelligence can now fly farther and carry heavier loads with the help of fuel ... Read more...

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