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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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Indian -American scientist to leave top energy job


May 16th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Arunava Majumdar, a top Indian-American scientist, is leaving his job at the US energy department as the Senate has not confirmed his elevation as an ... Read more...

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Robot makes speed record


March 6th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) A four-legged robot known as the Cheetah has set a new land speed record for legged robots by running at 29 kmph on a treadmill in ... Read more...

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Russia may set up defence research agency


February 16th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government will submit a proposal to the parliament on the establishment of an advanced military research agency, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has ... Read more...

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Woman astronaut to head 100-year Starship project


January 9th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space in 1992, has been chosen to head the 100-year Starship project.Jemison's project will explore what it ... Read more...

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IIT Bombay grad gets top US energy job


November 30th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Naming yet another Indian American to a key administration post, President Barack Obama has appointed Arun Majumdar, an Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, alumnus as ... Read more...

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Russia needs defence research body: NATO envoy


November 17th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, has called for the creation of a defence research agency similar to DARPA, the Pentagon agency that funds military ... Read more...

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US military to ‘colonise alien worlds’


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) The US military plans to launch a Star Trek-style mission to "colonise alien worlds", a media report said Monday.But the top brass believe they would need ... Read more...

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World’s smallest atomic clock on sale for $1,500


May 4th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A matchbook-sized atomic clock 100 times smaller than its commercial predecessors has been put on sale for approximately 1,500 dollars.The portable Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) - only ... Read more...

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New prototype gasoline engine will improve car efficiency


April 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A new prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids has been developed.Researchers at Michigan State University came up with ... Read more...

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US developing ‘flying’ armoured vehicle


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) The Pentagon is developing a futuristic machine similar to a Humvee used for patrolling on the ground but which could turn into a helicopter at the touch ... Read more...

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US firm to develop flying cars for military


December 1st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles (US), Dec. 1 (ANI): The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a 65 million-dollar program to develop a four-person vertical take-off flyable and roadable vehicle for the ... Read more...

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The desi who’s who in Obama administration (To go with Obama visit: All the president’s desis)


October 24th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) A number of Indian Americans have made their mark in the Obama administration.Rajiv Shah - USAID administrator Aneesh Chopra - first chief technology officer Vivek Kundra - ... Read more...

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DARPA eyes mind-controlling helmets for soldiers


September 11th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 11 (ANI): The US Army's science department is working to develop helmets that can influence a soldier's brain.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says it is researching technology that ... Read more...

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US military’s ‘quintillion’ calculations per second computer on the anvil


August 11th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): The US military is set to come up with a high-end computer that can perform quintillion calculations per second.According to the short scale of large number naming systems, ... Read more...

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US troops to get translation devices to break language barrier on foreign shores


July 31st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): US soldiers working on foreign lands would soon not face any problems in communicating with locals, thanks to new language translation devices being tested by the National Institute ... Read more...

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Dozens of Pentagon officials, contractors caught in child porn sting


July 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Dozens of Pentagon officials and contractors have been caught purchasing and downloading child pornography on government computers in a sting operation.The US Department of Defence's inspector general's office ... Read more...

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Nanowick at core of advanced system to cool ‘power electronics’


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): An advanced cooling technology being developed for high-power electronics in military and automotive systems can handle nearly 10 times the heat generated by conventional computer chips, researchers have ... Read more...

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American Scientists Endeavoring To Procreate A Cat-Level Brain


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Pentagon-backed scientists aspire to generate a human-like engine in the future. But they are starting off with the aspiration of constructing artificial astuteness on the ... Read more...

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American Recovery Act funds 37 innovative energy research projects


April 30th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $106 million in funding, part of an $100 billion investment of the Recovery Act, for 37 innovative research projects that ... Read more...

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US’s hypersonic Falcon missile test a dud?


April 27th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27(ANI): The Pentagon's test launch of an experimental hypersonic space vehicle last week aimed to develop a new generation of high-altitude weapon systems is being considered a dud.The United States ... Read more...

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US moving towards ‘high-altitude’ weaponry era with Falcon, X-37B launches


April 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24(ANI): The Pentagon's test launch of two unmanned space vehicles this week have highlighted the efforts being made by the United States to develop a new generation of high-altitude weapon ... Read more...

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Indian Oil ties up with Honeywell arm for biofuel projects


March 31st, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 31 (IANS) State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will partner with UOP LLC, a Honeywell International subsidiary, to produce green transportation fuels from non-food feedstock, the global technology firm said Wednesday. As ... Read more...

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NASA Robots’ to help in space and in factories


February 9th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA and General Motors are working together on the next generation of robots designed for use in the aerospace and automotive industries. The pictures of ... Read more...

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NASA Robots To Help Astronauts In Space


February 8th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington D.C., Feb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA officials, who are always dedicated to improve their observations of the outer space, have unveiled a new robot named "Robonaut 2" that would ... Read more...

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Better electric propulsion may boost satellite lifetimes


October 25th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are all set to develop improved components that will boost the efficiency of electric propulsion systems that are used to control ... Read more...

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American Chandrayaan scientist to remain in jail


October 21st, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) An American scientist credited with helping find water on the Moon on India's Chandrayaan mission has been ordered to remain in jail on a charge of spying for ... Read more...

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Revolutionary digital cameras to see in gigapixels


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A Duke University scientist will soon be developing futuristic digital cameras that could capture images in giga or even terapixels.Working with the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Advanced ... Read more...

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Obama names Arun Majumdar to key energy research post


September 19th, 2009 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 19 IANS) US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian American technocrat Arun Majumdar to a key administration post dealing with energy research.Majumdar will be the Director of ... Read more...

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Blue lasers can tear through water to establish better contact with submarines


August 26th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is turning to blue lasers to establish contact with submarines, as they penetrate water more effectively.The water that hides enemy ... Read more...

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Future smart materials may mimic fish biology


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists is aiming to develop smart material systems inspired by the biology of fish.The remarkable ability of fish to maneuver in ... Read more...

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Soon, vehicles that drive on their own


May 27th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Ever imagined reading a book or watching a movie in your car, while your vehicle guides itself through the traffic and navigates on its own? Well, thanks to ... Read more...

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Jumping robots may soon find role in military service


May 10th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Robots that can leap 8 metres vertically to clear walls or fences may soon find themselves in the military.Sandia National Laboratories' prototype Urban Hopper can really do wonders ... Read more...

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US military blew up pigs to test body armour: Research


April 9th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.9 (ANI): American military researchers are reported to have blown up live pigs dressed in body armour in an attempt to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury. ... Read more...

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New form of destructive terrorist material unlikely


March 25th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Scientists have determined that it is highly unlikely that terrorists could produce a new and particularly dangerous form of the explosive responsible for airport security screening of ... Read more...

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