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Jet Fuel From CO2? Breakthrough Could Make Air Travel Carbon Neutral

A new breakthrough could help reduced the carbon footprint of air travel, with the aim to bring emissions by jets to net zero....

Chandrayaan-2 Moon Missions Initial Data Released, Shows Excellent Capability to Achieve Goal: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday said it has released the first set of data from the country''s second mission to the...

China’s New Medium-Lift Rocket Long March 8 Makes Maiden Flight Carrying 5 Satellites

A new Chinese carrier rocket made its first flight on Tuesday under a long-term plan to develop reusable launch vehicles aimed at reducing...

Winter Solstice Great Conjunction Today: Where, When, and How to Watch

Winter Solstice this year will see a rare astronomical event - the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. True to the saying that...

Radar Reveals Splendour of Ancient Roman City in Remarkable Detail

In a glimpse into the future of archaeology, researchers have used ground-penetrating radar to map an entire ancient Roman city, detecting remarkable details...

Quantum ‘Fifth State of Matter’ Observed in Space for First Time

Scientists have observed the fifth state of matter in space for the first time, offering unprecedented insight that could help solve some of...

Scientists Press Mammal ‘Snooze Button’ to Understand Hibernation

Could humans eventually be induced to hibernate to protect them after an injury or preserve them during deep space travel?The idea is a...

NASA Names Kathy Lueders First Woman to Head Human Spaceflight

The NASA official who managed the inaugural private crewed flight into space last month has been promoted to become the first female head...

IIT Innovations Take Commercial Route to Aid COVID-19 Fight

Low-cost portable ventilators, affordable COVID-19 test kits, drones for sanitisation, specialised digital stethoscopes, disposable bamboo furniture for makeshift isolation wards, and "infection-proof fabric"...

Hackers Can Eavesdrop on Your Conversations Using Light Bulbs

A study has revealed that hackers could use an ordinary or dumb light bulb to listen in on your conversations from afar. The...

EU Member States Agree Specs for Coronavirus App Interoperability

European Union member states have agreed technical standards for interoperability between smartphone apps that track the risk of coronavirus infections, a step that...

Germany Launches Coronavirus App as EU Eyes Travel Revival

Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of...

Amnesty Sounds Privacy Alarm Over Gulf, Norway Coronavirus Tracing Apps

Amnesty International warned Tuesday that contact-tracing technology developed to contain the novel coronavirus threatens users' privacy, highlighting Bahraini, Kuwaiti, and Norwegian apps as...

Amazon Deploys AI-Based Tech to Maintain Social Distancing at Its Facilities

Amazon on Tuesday launched an artificial intelligence-based tracking system to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses to help reduce any risk...

France’s Coronavirus Tracing App Hard to Link to Others, EU Official Says

A coronavirus contact tracing app being introduced in France may not be able to connect with others across the European Union because it...

Robots: Allies During Coronavirus Crisis, Enemies Later?

When human contact needs to be kept to a minimum, robots can save lives and factories. But when the coronavirus crisis is over,...

Boston Dynamics’ Spot Dog-Like Robots Now on Sale, With Conditions

You can now buy one of those unnerving animal-like robots you might have seen on YouTube so long as you don't plan...

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Perseverance Honours Medical Teams Fighting Coronavirus

NASA's next Mars rover is honouring all the medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus battle around the world.With just another...

Youngest Known Magnetar Discovered 16,000 Light-Years Away From Earth

Astronomers have discovered the youngest known magnetar about 16,000 light-years away from Earth. It is being called Swift J1818.0-1607. A study published in...

Japan Urges Citizens to Install Coronavirus Tracking App

Japan's government on Thursday urged citizens to install the country's first coronavirus-tracing app when it launches this week, pledging that the system would...