Science

  • NASA
    Feb 22, 2015 19:05 IST

    Nasa Europa mission to search for alien life

    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.

  • friends on phone
    Feb 19, 2015 14:54 IST

    Smartphones to monitor real-time air pollution

    Scientists have now turned smartphones into personal, real-time air pollution monitors.

  • earth
    Feb 14, 2015 19:37 IST

    Rare planet with extreme seasons discovered

    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.

  • NASA
    Feb 09, 2015 15:10 IST

    NASA laser technology to measure methane

    Scientists would soon be able to tell the exact measure of methane in the atmosphere with the help of a new, highly accurate instrument.

  • Nasa, Ceres
    Feb 06, 2015 13:49 IST

    Nasa clicks closest ever images of dwarf planet

    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 firefighter tries to put out the fire
    Feb 09, 2015 12:32 IST

    Smart robots to become future firefighters at sea

    A group of the US engineering students has created a firefighting robot that may help sailors fight fires at sea.

  • Mars surface
    Feb 06, 2015 11:59 IST

    Water on Mars more acidic than previously thought

    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.

  • 1
    Feb 05, 2015 13:02 IST

    Smartphone device can diagnose HIV in 15 minutes

    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.

  • couple
    Jan 30, 2015 11:19 IST

    Selfie videos can track your mental health

    Researchers have developed innovative program for computers or smartphones having cameras, that will gauge user's mental health by monitoring their social life.

  • Battery
    Jan 28, 2015 11:18 IST

    These `bulletproof batteries` with Kevlar will enable safer recharge

    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.

  • travel
    Jan 29, 2015 17:28 IST

    Eyeglasses convert to sunglasses upon command

    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 New Horizons
    Jan 16, 2015 11:49 IST

    Nasa spacecraft set for Pluto encounter

    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.

  • World Blind Union
    Jan 24, 2015 11:00 IST

    Tools enable the blind to 'see' via other senses

    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.

  • Nasa, Kepler
    Jan 08, 2015 14:03 IST

    Nasa's Kepler telescope finds eight new planets

    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.

  • Jan 20, 2015 13:15 IST

    New laser a game changer for future technology

    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.