Nasa has asked scientists to consider ways that a Europa mission could search for evidence of alien life in the plumes of water vapour that apparently blast into space from Europa's south polar region.
Scientists have now turned smartphones into personal, real-time air pollution monitors.
The teams, one led by Mauricio Ortiz of the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH) and the other by Simona Ciceri of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, report that the planet has six times the mass of Jupiter, but about the same size.
Scientists would soon be able to tell the exact measure of methane in the atmosphere with the help of a new, highly accurate instrument.
The sharpest and closest-yet images of the dwarf planet Ceres have been snapped by Nasa's Dawn spacecraft on its approach to the mysterious world.
A group of the US engineering students has created a firefighting robot that may help sailors fight fires at sea.
A new Martian sample taken by NASA's Curiosity rover hints at water that was more acidic than evidenced in its first drill at Mount Sharp - a layered rock record of ancient Martian environment.
A team of researchers from Columbia University has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory or dongle that can perform a test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.
Researchers have developed innovative program for computers or smartphones having cameras, that will gauge user's mental health by monitoring their social life.
Researchers have come up with new technology of batteries that consists of Kelvar, the tough material in bulletproof vests, so that it doesn't catch fire.
A new type of eyeglass lens that rapidly darkens when you want it to -- eliminating the need to passively wait for light changes in your surroundings -- is soon to become a reality, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US.
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has begun its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that will culminate on July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet - 7.5 billion km from the Earth.
Using first-of-the-kind devices, Israeli scientists have mapped brains of the blind to solve how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st century.
Eight new worlds beyond our solar system, including two of the most Earth-like planets discovered so far, boost the number of Kepler's confirmed planets to over 1,000.
A new laser developed at Yale University can significantly improve the imaging quality of the next generation of high-tech microscopes, laser projectors and biomedical imaging.