Science

NASA To Build Homes Made Of Fungi On Moon, Mars

NASA To Build Homes Made Of Fungi On Moon, Mars

Indo-Asian News Service | Friday January 17, 2020, Washington

Instead of habitats made of metal and glass, NASA is exploring technologies that could grow structures out of fungi to become our future homes in the stars, and perhaps lead to more sustainable ways of living on Earth as well.

Nearly Seven-Billion-Year-Old "Real Stardust" Found, Say Scientists

Nearly Seven-Billion-Year-Old "Real Stardust" Found, Say Scientists

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 14, 2020, Washington, United States

Researchers said Monday that new techniques have allowed them to identify the oldest solid material ever found on earth.

This Planet Is Flinging Comets At Earth 'Like A Sniper'

This Planet Is Flinging Comets At Earth 'Like A Sniper'

Written by Sanya Jain | Friday January 10, 2020

New research suggests that Jupiter may be flinging dangerous objects into the inner solar system.

<i>Idli</i> And <i>Halwa</i> In Space:  A Look At The Menu For Mission Gaganyaan

Idli And Halwa In Space: A Look At The Menu For Mission Gaganyaan

Written by Sanya Jain | Tuesday January 07, 2020

A menu of about 30 dishes, including idli sambar, upma, vegetable pulav and egg rolls, has been prepared for astronauts of Mission Gaganyaan by Defence Food Research Laboratory.

Earth-Sized World Found In "Habitable Zone" By NASA Planet Hunter

Earth-Sized World Found In "Habitable Zone" By NASA Planet Hunter

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 07, 2020, Washington

NASA said Monday that its planet hunter satellite TESS had discovered an Earth-sized world within the habitable range of its star, which could allow the presence of liquid water.

How Experimental Supercells Cured An Infant's Deadly Genetic Illness

How Experimental Supercells Cured An Infant's Deadly Genetic Illness

Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 02, 2020, McLean, United States

When a person's immune system is impaired by a genetic disease, a bone-marrow transplant can be a powerful therapeutic tool, but with a major downside: during the first few months the recipient's defenses against viruses are severely weakened. The slightest infection can lead to a hospital trip.

Solar Eclipse 2019: Astronomer Suggests Safer Tools For Sky-Watchers

Solar Eclipse 2019: Astronomer Suggests Safer Tools For Sky-Watchers

Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 25, 2019, Kolkata

Partial Solar Eclipse December 2019: Sky-watchers should use safe viewing equipment and proper techniques to view the celestial event that will take place on December 26, a senior reasercher has said.

MIT Scientists Develops 1st Laser Ultrasound, Not Requiring Body Contact

MIT Scientists Develops 1st Laser Ultrasound, Not Requiring Body Contact

Pres Trust of India | Tuesday December 24, 2019, Boston

MIT scientists have developed a new ultrasound technique that does not require contact with the body to see inside a patient, an advance that may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.

In A First, Spacecraft Circling The Sun Spots Huge Trail Of Asteroid Dust

In A First, Spacecraft Circling The Sun Spots Huge Trail Of Asteroid Dust

Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post | Monday December 23, 2019, San Francisco

Once there was an asteroid that flew too close to the sun. It was small and dark and rocky, too fragile to withstand such scorching conditions. The asteroid cracked, releasing a burst of dust and debris. Though it continued traveling along its orbit, it dropped millions of fragments in its wake.

India Now World's 3rd Largest Producer Of Scientific Articles: US Report

India Now World's 3rd Largest Producer Of Scientific Articles: US Report

Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 18, 2019, Washington

India has emerged as the world's third largest publisher of science and engineering articles, according to a latest US report.

Stone-Age "Chewing-Gum" Yields Human DNA; Did It Keep Its Flavour?

Stone-Age "Chewing-Gum" Yields Human DNA; Did It Keep Its Flavour?

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 17, 2019, Paris

Danish scientists have managed to extract a complete human DNA sample from a piece of birch pitch more than 5,000 years old, used as a kind of chewing gum, a study revealed Tuesday.

NASA’s Time-Lapse Video Of Earth’s Glaciers Captures 50 Years Of Change

NASA’s Time-Lapse Video Of Earth’s Glaciers Captures 50 Years Of Change

Written by Sanya Jain | Friday December 13, 2019

Decades of satellite images of the earth's glaciers and ice sheets have been compiled by NASA into a time-lapse video that shows how the planet's frozen regions are changing.

Indian-Origin Scientist In US Finds Dead Probiotic That Can Fix Leaky Gut

Indian-Origin Scientist In US Finds Dead Probiotic That Can Fix Leaky Gut

Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday December 10, 2019, New York

A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has identified a dead probiotic that can reduce age-related leaky gut and control harmful, ageing-related inflammation.

Core Stage Of Next Moon Rocket Now Ready Says NASA

Core Stage Of Next Moon Rocket Now Ready Says NASA

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 10, 2019, Washington

NASA has completed the giant rocket that will take US astronauts back to the Moon, the space agency's head announced Monday, pledging the mission would take place in 2024 despite being beset by delays.

How Mammals Became Good Listeners? New Fossils Reveal

How Mammals Became Good Listeners? New Fossils Reveal

Agence France-Presse | Friday December 06, 2019, Washington

Modern mammals, including humans, owe their keen sense of hearing to three tiny bones in the middle ear that were absent in their reptile ancestors, but the point at which this transformation occurred has remained unclear.