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Russian military satellite falls in Pacific


April 8th, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fragments of a defunct Russian military communication satellite fell into the Pacific Ocean Saturday night."According to preliminary data, fragments of the Molniya satellite that did ... Read more...

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Russian military satellite to fall Saturday


April 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A defunct Russian military communication satellite is expected to fall Saturday morning in the Pacific Ocean, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said."Fragments of the ... Read more...

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Helium wasted on party balloons: Experts


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have warned their experiments are at risk from a shortage of Helium because the gas is being wasted on party balloons.The gas is crucial ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars rover begins research in space


December 14th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its eight-month trip from the Earth to Mars, the US space agency announced Tuesday.The research will ... Read more...

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2010 - one of the two warmest years on record


July 1st, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Last year, 2010, was one of the two warmest years on record worldwide, says the 2010 State of the Climate report. The year 2005 tops the ... Read more...

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GPS - a new tool to detect clandestine N-tests


June 8th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) US researchers are unveiling a new tool for detecting illegal nuclear explosions: the earth's global positioning system (GPS).Even underground nuclear tests leave their mark on the ... Read more...

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Sugar-grain sized meteorites ‘rocked early Earth, Mars’ climates’


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new research has claimed that bombardments of 'micro-meteorites' on Earth and Mars four billion years ago may have caused the planets' climates to cool dramatically, hampering their ... Read more...

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Mystery over Sun’s missing sunspots over 11-year cycle solved


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have finally solved the mystery of the recent period of decreased solar activity during the Sun's 11-year cycle.Experts observed that the recent solar minimum was the deepest ... Read more...

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New satellites to be able to predict earthquakes


February 20th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A team of British and Russian scientists have launched a project that could predict when and where earthquakes will occur, and thus save thousands of lives.An agreement to ... Read more...

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Flotilla of spacecraft to give accurate space weather forecasts


February 13th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Space scientists from the UK may soon send a flotilla of spacecraft into orbit around the sun to provide an early warning system for the huge solar explosions ... Read more...

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Why Sun’s outer atmosphere is millions of degrees hotter than its surface


January 7th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have found the answer to one of the most long-standing mysteries of physics: Why the Sun's outer atmosphere or the corona, is millions of degrees hotter than ... Read more...

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Bizarre ball lightning caused by ’space debris’ could explain UFO sightings


December 1st, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Ball lightning - phenomena apparently witnessed by many - may be caused by space debris, suggests a new study.Thousands of people have seen floating orbs of light, sometimes ... Read more...

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Scientists gear up to witness Big Bang recreated at LHC


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): UK Scientists working on CERN's Large Hadron Collider's (LHC's) in Switzerland are gearing up to witness the result of the collision that first created fundamental particles that ... Read more...

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Indian neutrino lab to have world’s biggest magnet


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): India is set to start work on a 250-million-dollar underground laboratory, called the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO), which will be built in the Bodi West Hills Reserved Forest ... Read more...

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New study resolves years-long scientific debate


October 21st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has found a final link between electrons trapped in space and the glow of light from the upper atmosphere known as the diffuse aurora - ... Read more...

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How Sun steals Martian atmosphere


October 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Mars is losing its atmosphere slowly, and it's all because of the Sun, say scientists. It is using its own breath, the solar wind, and its radiation to ... Read more...

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Solar-powered spy plane can remain aloft five years


September 21st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Boeing is developing a solar-powered unmanned aircraft that will remain aloft for five years. The SolarEagle is designed to soar in the upper atmosphere for years on end, feeding ... Read more...

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Boeing making solar-powered spy plane that will fly non-stop for five years


September 20th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.20 (ANI): US aircraft manufacturer Boeing is developing a solar-powered unmanned aircraft that will be able to fly non-stop for more than five years.The SolarEagle is designed to soar in the ... Read more...

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Scientist offers better ways to engineer Earth’s climate to prevent global warming


September 8th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): A University of Calgary climate scientist has said that there may be better ways to engineer the planet's climate to prevent dangerous global warming than mimicking volcanoes."Releasing engineered ... Read more...

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Earth’s upper atmosphere ’shrinking’


August 27th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): The upper layer of Earth's atmosphere is shrinking due to large changes in the Sun's energy output, new research indicates.The study links a recent, temporary shrinking of a ... Read more...

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Sea levels to rise upto 70 cm by 2100


August 25th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Sea levels are likely to rise by 30 to 70 centimetres by 2100, even if the most aggressive geo-engineering schemes are undertaken to curb global warming and greenhouse ... Read more...

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Geoengineering ‘can’t just slam on the brakes’ on rising sea levels


August 24th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Geoengineering techniques such as space mirrors or volcanic blasts won't help curb rising sea levels unless they employ extreme measures, says a new study.The reason is that sea ... Read more...

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New software enhances climate change research


August 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new powerful computer software will allow scientists to study the climate change in a more detailed manner.The Community Earth System Model (CESM) will be one of the ... Read more...

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Saturn’s auroral heartbeat discovered


August 5th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Uncovering what could be 'one of the most perplexing puzzles in planetary science', researchers at the University of Leicester have discovered that Saturn's aurora, an ethereal ultraviolet ... Read more...

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‘Global warming evidence is overwhelming’


July 29th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Latest temperature readings from the upper atmosphere to the bottom of the ocean in a new climate change report from the Met Office in Britain and its US ... Read more...

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Met Office says global warming evidence is ‘unmistakable’


July 29th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): For the first time, a report has brought together ten different ways of measuring changes in the climate, and added that there unmistakable evidence of the world getting ... Read more...

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Global warming evidences ‘unmistakable’


July 29th, 2010 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Evidences of global warming are unmistakable, according to a new report on climate change which presents a list of indicators including melting glaciers and rising sea level. The report ... Read more...

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Giant comet ’smacked Neptune 200 years ago’


July 24th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has revealed that Neptune was struck by a giant comet about two centuries ago.The discovery suggests that comet collisions with gas giant planets may ... Read more...

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‘Aerosols can only temporary fix global warming’


July 19th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Injecting aerosols in the upper atmosphere is believed to be a method that can quickly counter global warming. However, this is not the case, new research reveals.In a ... Read more...

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Leading NASA Scientists Issue A Warning About A Solar Space Storm


June 25th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Leading NASA scientists have discharged a warning that a number of crises could be posed in the direction of Britain by a once-in-a-generation space ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal the secret life of water at very low temperatures


June 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A team of chemists have revealed the coexistence of ice and liquid after water crystallizes at very low temperatures.University of Utah chemists demonstrated curious blurring of two water ... Read more...

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Storm elves and sprites recorded on video


June 11th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Spanish researchers have made a high-speed recording of elves and sprites -- fleeting and luminous electric phenomena produced in the upper layers of the atmosphere -- during storms. ... Read more...

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Man-made aurora could help in predicting space weather


June 8th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): New research published today describes how scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology have fired electrons of differing energies through a cloud ... Read more...

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NASA’s little telescope detects Earth-like planet


February 4th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): NASA astronomers have successfully demonstrated that little ground-based telescopes can also detect Earth-like planets around other stars.The scientists developed the new technique by using NASA's relatively small ... Read more...

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‘Block the sun, control global warming’


January 30th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 30 (IANS) Canadian and US scientists want to block the sun to cool the earth and limit global warming. Research and field-testing on what they call "geo-engineering" of the earth's atmosphere ... Read more...

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