Amid the much speculation about the trace of life on Mars, the latest study and analysis has given hints that there may be harbored life there. According to NASA report, Mars could have harboured life as the analysis of rock sample collected by the robot probe Curiosity suggests.
Indian American Sunita Williams has said that space almost feels like home and it is amazing place to be in it. She was interacting with the students at the National Science Centre in the capital. Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest spacewalk by a woman astronaut, is right now in Delhi.
Russia's prototype fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 fighter jet has carried out its first long-range flight. The flight was carried out during the transfer from a manufacturing plant in the far east to an assigned airfield near Moscow, deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. "It is a serious breakthrough! The plane flew 7,000 km, making two landings, in Abakan and Chelyabinsk, on the way to the Russian capital," Rogozin, who oversees the defence industry, wrote in Twitter.
By comparing reconstructions of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and sea level over the past 40 million years, researchers have found that greenhouse gas concentrations similar to the present are systematically associated with sea levels at least nine metres above current levels.
India achieved partial success while test firing its first indigenous cruise missile 'Nirbhay' as it's lift-off was successful but the flight was terminated halfway. However, the scientists at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which has tested this missile at Sea test range Chandipur, Odisha said that they have not been able to achieve complete range capability, but the mission objectives have been met.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday called for a scientific approach to dealing with contentious issues such as genetically modified food and nuclear energy. Speaking at the Indian Science Congress centenary session here, he said "complex issues" including those of "genetically modified food or nuclear energy or exploration of outer space cannot be settled by faith, emotion and fear but by structured debate, analysis and enlightenment".
A new strain of norovirus that could cause a severe epidemic of acute gastroenteritis this winter has surfaced, warn researchers. Known as Sydney 2012, the highly infectious mutant virus has already caused an epidemic of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea in Europe, with an estimated 1.2 million cases of gastro in the Britain during the colder months. It has led to the closure of dozens of hospital wards in Britain and affected schools, age-care facilities, cruise ships and workplaces.
The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has appointed three new directors for its various operational centres at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu and spaceport Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. In a statement late Tuesday, the space agency said noted scientist S. Ramakrishnan took over as director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thiruvananthapuram from P.S. Veeraraghavan, who retired Monday.
A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence that a Martian crater once may have held groundwater-fed lake. The new information comes from researchers analyzing spectrometer data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which looked down on the floor of McLaughlin Crater. The Martian crater is 57 miles (92 KM) in diameter & 1.4 miles (2.2 KM) deep. McLaughlin's depth apparently once allowed underground water, which otherwise would have stayed hidden, to flow into the crater's interior.
In a first, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday chaired a session on science for shaping the future of India at the Science Congress here. This is the centenary celebration of the Science Congress, which was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday morning. The five-day conclave will see six Nobel laureates, 60 foreign scientists and 15,000 delegates participating.