Indian Science Congress: PM Modi to Inaugurate Science Meet on January 3

Indian Science Congress: PM Modi to Inaugurate Science Meet on January 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Indian Science Congress at Jalandhar on Thursday, an annual congregation that witnesses deliberations by top scientific minds of the country. The theme for ISC-2019 is ‘Future India-Science and Technology’ and it will be...
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Biology Is Silicon Valley’s Next Big Thing

Biology Is Silicon Valley’s Next Big Thing

Can an incubator of life-science startups in the heart of the San Francisco tech scene work at the “move fast and break things” pace of its Silicon Valley neighbours? IndieBio made that bet in 2015. Its office has all the...
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SpaceX to Try to Launch GPS III Satellite Again in First National Security Mission

SpaceX to Try to Launch GPS III Satellite Again in First National Security Mission

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blast off on Thursday after two cancelled launches earlier this week due to last-minute technical problems, but poor weather is looming as a potential problem. The rocket will carry a...
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ISRO Says Orbit of GSAT-29 Communications Satellite Raised

ISRO Says Orbit of GSAT-29 Communications Satellite Raised

India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-29’s orbit was successfully raised on Thursday by firing its motors for 4,875 seconds, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The first of its scheduled three orbit raising operations was suc...
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Signs of Supermassive Black Holes Merging Spotted

Signs of Supermassive Black Holes Merging Spotted

Astronomers have found evidence for a large number of double supermassive black holes, the likely precursors of gigantic black hole merging events. This confirms the current understanding of cosmological evolution – that galaxies and their associated bl...
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Hubble Space Telescope to Soon Return to Normal Operations

Hubble Space Telescope to Soon Return to Normal Operations

NASA has brought Hubble Space Telescope’s seven-year-old backup gyroscope (gyro) back to life, after the spacecraft entered safe mode due to a failed gyro earlier this month, the US space agency said on Tuesday. A gyro is a device that measures the sp...
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Russia Launches First Soyuz Rocket Since Failed Space Launch

Russia Launches First Soyuz Rocket Since Failed Space Launch

Russia on Thursday successfully launched a Soyuzrocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket aborted a manned take-off to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 11. “On Thursday at 03:15 (0015 GMT) a Soyuz-2.1B rocket wa...
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Scientists Grow Tiny Human Retinas in a Dish

Scientists Grow Tiny Human Retinas in a Dish

Kiara Eldred sometimes compares her nine-month-long scientific experiments, growing tiny human retinas in a laboratory dish, to raising children. Eldred, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, starts by growing thousands of stem cells and feeding them...
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NASA Counts Down to Launch of Laser Study of Ice Sheets

NASA Counts Down to Launch of Laser Study of Ice Sheets

NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion (about Rs. 7,210 crores) ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth’s ice sheets. The mission will inform sea level rise forecasts...
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India Will Fly Its First Small Rocket in 2019

India Will Fly Its First Small Rocket in 2019

The Indian space agency expects to fly its first small rocket with a carrying capacity of about 500-700kg sometime next year, according to a top official. “The developmental work for our small rocket that can carry satellites weighing around 500kg...
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