Capsule Full of Space Station Junk Makes Fiery Re-Entry

A capsule filled with space station trash bit the cosmic dust Wednesday with a keenly interested scientific audience. The cargo carrier broke apart and burned up while re-entering Earth’s atmosphere high above the Pacific. Researchers gathered information on the breakup from sensors it carried, in hopes that the data will improve future spacecraft. Built by […]

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New 3D-Printed Polymer Can Convert Methane Into Methanol

Scientists have combined 3D printed polymers with methane-eating bacteria to create the first reactor that can produce methanol from the greenhouse gas, an advance that may lead to a more efficient energy production. The researchers removed enzymes from methanotrophs, bacteria that eat methane, and mixed them with polymers that they printed or molded into innovative […]

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Soon, a botanical drug to cure dengue!

New Delhi: In what could be termed as a major advance in dengue treatment, scientists from India claimed to have come up with a novel botanical drug which will cure the world’s fastest growing mosquito-borne disease. Sun Pharma, India’s largest pharmaceutical company, has signed an agreement with the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology […]

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One-sixth of Brazil’s microcephaly cases linked to Zika

Brasilia: Microcephaly cases in Brazil have increased to 1,271, and almost one-sixth are linked to the Zika virus.   Brazilian health ministry on Wednesday said between October 22 and April 30 out of 1,271 microcephaly cases 203 tested positive for the Zika virus. The numbers were expected to further rise as the investigation was still ongoing, […]

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Why Solar-Powered Planes Are Still a Long Way From Carrying Passengers

Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard made headlines on Saturday when he glided a solar-powered plane onto Moffett Airfield in California after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. It’s the most recent stop in an around-the-world trip that began in Abu Dhabi last spring and is intended to raise awareness about the importance of reducing carbon […]

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Practitioners Seek Standards for Ayurveda Medicines

Ayurveda practitioners seek standards for Ayurvedic medicines Ayurveda practitioners from across the country assembled to sought standards for Ayurvedic medicines to popularize Ayurveda and create more awareness among people about its health benefits. They also sought from the Centre substantial hike in funding for Ayurveda for research work and creating health infrastructure across the country. […]

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British Astronaut Tim Peake to Control Rover on Earth From ISS

British astronaut Tim Peake, currently on the International Space Station, will command a robot to roll around a giant sandpit in Stevenage town that simulates the surface of Mars. The programme is part of a European Space Agency project that aims to learn how astronauts can control remote systems on other worlds, BBC reported on […]

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Nasa’s Spitzer Telescope Spots Active Star Formation in The Spider Nebula

Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted a nebula known as “The Spider” – located some 10,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga – which is clearly a site of active star formation. The Spider, officially named IC 417, lies near a much smaller object called NGC 1931. Together, the two are called “The Spider […]

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