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Japan: Privately developed rocket fails

Tokyo, June 30 (IBNS): An attempt made by a Japanese entrepreneur to send first privately backed rocket into space crashed as it exploded shortly after liftoff on Saturday, media reports said.

30-Jun-2018
Researchers discover new type of lung ca

New York, June 30 (IBNS): Researchers have discovered a new kind of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC).

30-Jun-2018
Spectral cloaking could make objects inv

New York, June 30 (IBNS): Researchers and engineers have long sought ways to conceal objects by manipulating how light interacts with them.

30-Jun-2018
NASA tests solar sail for CubeSat that w

New York, June 30 (IBNS): NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, a small satellite designed to study asteroids close to Earth, performed a successful deployment test June 28 of the solar sail that will launch on Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).

30-Jun-2018
NASA uses Earth as Laboratory to study d

New York, June 30 (IBNS): The study of exoplanets -- planets that lie outside our solar system -- could help scientists answer big questions about our place in the universe, and whether life exists beyond Earth.

30-Jun-2018
ISRO scientists discover a sub-Saturn li

Bengaluru, Jun 22 (IBNS): A Team of scientists and engineers led by Prof. Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, have discovered a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet (mass of about 27 Earth Mass and size of 6 Earth Radii) around a Sun-like star, an official release stated.

22-Jun-2018
Use space technology to build a better w

New York, June21 (IBNS): Not only has space exploration captured the world’s imagination, it can also help humankind address existential challenges back on earth, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, in his message to the UN’s key forum on space affairs.

21-Jun-2018
From low-earth orbit, ‘envoys’ of hu

New York, June 21 (IBNS): Floating in near zero-gravity, 400 kilometres above the Pacific Ocean and flying at over 28,000 kilometres per hour, the six crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) joined the key United Nations forum on outer space affairs via video link on Wednesday, to discuss the importance of working together.

21-Jun-2018
If we can build the International Space

New York, June 20 (IBNS): The sight of Earth, from hundreds of kilometers away in open space while you are tethered only to the International Space Station, is “absolutely amazing”, said Scott Kelly, the UN Champion for Space and former US astronaut, stressing that the world we live on “is our only planet.”

20-Jun-2018
Space science ‘superpowers’ can ligh

New York, June 20 (IBNS): On its opening day, a major United Nations forum on the peaceful uses of outer space, was issued a clear challenge to break through the so-called “glass ceiling” that prevents women and girls from achieving their full potential; especially in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

20-Jun-2018
UN forum to explore use of outer space t

New York, June 20 (IBNS): Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives and space experts will gather at a United Nations forum in Vienna from Monday to explore the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.

20-Jun-2018
Space science now a ‘fundamental pilla

New York, June 19 (IBNS): After “relentless” progress in space technology, the focus for the international community must now shift to ensuring that the benefits of space science are available to everyone, everywhere, a senior United Nations official told a major conference on Monday.

19-Jun-2018
UN forum to explore use of outer space t

New York, June 19 (IBNS): Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives and space experts will gather at a United Nations forum in Vienna from Monday to explore the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.

19-Jun-2018
NASA encounters perfect storm for scienc

Washington, June 15 (IBNS): One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half.

15-Jun-2018
NASA flies large unmanned Aircraft in pu

Washington, June 13 (IBNS): NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in the airspace used by commercial and private pilots.

13-Jun-2018
Icy dunes on Pluto reveal a diverse and

Washington, June 9 (IBNS): Newly discovered dunes on Pluto tell us the dwarf planet’s geology and atmosphere is far more dynamic than previously expected, with the winds of its thin and multi-layer atmosphere helping shape the landscape.

09-Jun-2018
NASA finds ancient organic material, mys

Washington, June 8 (IBNS): NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.

08-Jun-2018
Science, technology and innovation cruci

New York, June 6 (IBNS): If everyone is to enjoy a future of peace, dignity and opportunity, then science, technology and innovation need to be at the heart of the race to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, a Forum at UN Headquarters heard on Tuesday.

06-Jun-2018
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