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

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...
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Angry Birds Action! Brings Angry Birds to Life

Angry Birds Action! Brings Angry Birds to Life

One of the earliest poster children for mainstream mobile gaming success, Angry Birds has come a full circle. From a being a smartphone game to a movie, there’s now a game to celebrate the movie’s release. It’s available on Android...
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Practitioners Seek Standards for Ayurveda Medicines

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 als...
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SpaceX Targets 2018 for First Mars Mission

SpaceX Targets 2018 for First Mars Mission

SpaceX plans to send an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, the company said on Wednesday, a first step in achieving founder Elon Musk’s goal to fly people to another planet. US space agency Nasa, which is...
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British Astronaut Tim Peake to Control Rover on Earth From ISS

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

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...
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Iron From Supernova Found on Earth’s Moon

Iron From Supernova Found on Earth’s Moon

Confirming a supernova explosion in the neighbourhood of our solar system, physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany and colleagues have found supernova iron found on the moon’s surface. They succeeded in demonstrating an unusuall...
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Four Indian Teams to Compete in Nasa’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Four Indian Teams to Compete in Nasa’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Four groups of Indian students are part of nearly 80 teams that will participate in the US space agency’s “Human Exploration Rover Challenge” to help Nasa realise its goals for future exploration to Mars and beyond. The teams from the...
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Dyson launches Pure Cool Link air purifier to clean up household air

Dyson’s new Pure Cool Link air purifying fan promises to clean up the air in your home, but also marks the first step of the British engineering firm into the Internet of Things. The Pure Cool Link, which comes in...
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Would You Let Companies Monitor You For Money?

Would You Let Companies Monitor You For Money?

In the smart home of the (not-so-distant) future, sensors will record and process occupants’ every coming and going. Opened the fridge at 3 a.m.? Noted. Washing machine hasn’t run in weeks? Your house knows. Daily habits, mealtimes, bedtime? All on...
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