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Mon, 22 May 2017

‘Crab Nebula’ in News

The Crab Nebula (M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus. The now-current name is due to William Parsons,...

Atmosphere Discovered Around ‘Warm Neptune’

Astronomers have discovered the 'primitive atmosphere' surrounding a planet 'Warm Neptune' with the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. The study revealed...

Quantum Circuit Refrigerator Invented

Quantum physicist Mikko Möttönen and his team at Aalto University have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing. The global race...

Scientists Publishes New Theory on Formation of Earth’s Crust

Earth Scientists Don Baker and Kassandra Sofonio  at McGill University have published a new theory of earth crust's formation with a novel twist. Their resulting paper,...

First Successful Reversal of Lion Vasectomy

Two baby lion cubs were born at a zoo in Chile after a pioneering veterinary procedure that involved a reversed vasectomy of their father. The...

USA Experimental X-37B Plane Returns

The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed in Florida after completing two years of secret mission. The unmanned Boeing-built space plane X-37B, blasted off in...

GSAT-9 Satellite Launched by Geosynchronous Vehicle

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). This launch of GSLV...

Cassini Spacecraft Enters Between Saturn and its Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft enters the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings in April 2017. No spacecraft has ever been this close...

Scientists Creates Nano Size Diode

Scientists at University of Barcelona have led a project to create a diode out of a 1 nm-sized single molecule with high rectification ratios. Diodes, commonly...

Genome of Barley Sequenced by Scientists

Recently, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have sequenced the complete genome of barley. Barley is grown throughout the world, with Russia, Germany, France,...

International Space Station Gets Two New Members

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station where they will continue...

Ariane 6 Rocket in News

The Ariane 6 is a launch vehicle under development by the European Space Agency (ESA), with a first test flight scheduled for 2020. If...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Trial in News

The United Nations has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to make the world’s first malaria...

Metal Atoms Found on Mars Planet

According to latest findings, planet Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere. The metal ions can reveal previously invisible activity in the...