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HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014

Science

Mars rover Curiosity finds first mineral match on surface

The Mars rover Curiosity has discovered the first mineral match from the Martian surface. The reddish powder from the hole drilled into a mountain yielded the mission's confirmation of a mineral mapped from orbit, the US space agency said in a statement.

India to launch unmanned crew module in December

India will launch an unmanned crew module in December onboard a heavy rocket to test its re-entry into the atmosphere for the country's future maiden human space flight, the space agency chief said Thursday.

China unveils laser to shoot down low-flying drones: report

China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.

NASA's Mars spacecraft ready for test flight

The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has fully assembled the Orion spacecraft for a test flight Dec 4.

Nasa rocket explosion in 11 mind-blowing pictures

Nasa's 14-story unmanned Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station exploded on Tuesday, seconds after liftoff. We bring you 11 snapshots that capture the explosion. Nasa rocket explodes after liftoff | Nasa's catastrophic space flights

NASA cargo spacecraft set for launch

The US space agency is geared up to send Orbital Science Corporation's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA's Hubble spots distant galaxy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy - one of the farthest galaxies ever seen through a giant cosmic magnifying glass over 13 billion light years away.

Your smartphone can detect cosmic rays

Can your smartphone detect very high-energy cosmic rays that hit the Earth from space? Yes, say physicists.

New "invisible umbrella" uses air to protect you from the rain

An umbrella that deflects raindrops to create an air barrier around the user could be the next must-have winter gadget.

Cigarette ash can remove arsenic from water

Discarded cigarette ash can help remove deadly arsenic from water, finds a new study.

MIT study delivers blow to plans of setting up human colony on Mars

In what could possibly slow down the process of establishing a colony on Mars, a study done by MIT says the project may have to take a step back to reconsider the mission’s technical feasibility.

This software reads your emotions via typing style

Can our typing style reveal our emotions? If we believe researchers here, a new computer programme can recognise people's emotions based on how they type.

True or false: How well do you know Nobel Prizes?

To help avoid any embarrassing water-cooler faux pas, here's a true-or-false guide to the prizes created in 1895 by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel - the world's most famous awards besides the Oscars.

Swedish mother gives birth to world's first 'transplanted womb' baby

The womb donor is now baby's godmother and her two sons have also come to visit the family. For the proud parents, the years of research and experimentation were well worth the wait.

Dead battery gets charged in two minutes!

Researchers in Singapore have come up with a new battery which could be charged 70% in just 2 minutes, which would allow electric cars to fuel up as fast as petrol-diesel cars.
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