Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize  (15 minutes ago)
By Arul Louis
New York, March 26 (IANS) A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students.

Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plants (17:30)
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce, an official said on Saturday.

Brtish teenager points out error in NASA data (13:34)
London, March 25 (IANS) A 17-year-old Brtish teenager pointed out a major error in a set of data that NASA collects from the International Space Station (ISS), the media reported.

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk (12:50)
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.

Purest, most massive brown dwarf identified (10:36)
London, March 25 (IANS) A record breaking brown dwarf -- a star too small for nuclear fusion -- with the purest composition and the highest mass yet known has been identified by an international team of astronomers.

Flexible glass for tiny medical devices developed (16:30)
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex, adding a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

New vitamin may help DNA repair, reverse ageing process (15:40)
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Scientists have identified a vitamin that plays a key role in repairing damaged DNA and may lead to the development of a drug that can reverse ageing, fight cancer as well as help in space travel.

Facial recognition tech helps diagnose rare genetic disease (15:30)
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that mainly affects children of African, Asian and Latin American descent, paving the way for physicians to diagnose the disease by snapping a photo.

Astronauts to spacewalk for orbiting lab's upgrade (12:02)
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Starting Friday, Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) to prepare for the future arrival of commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware, NASA said.

Gravitational waves boot monster black hole from galactic core (11:04)
Washington, March 24 (IANS) NASA's Hubble space telescope has detected a supermassive black hole that has been kicked out of the centre of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves.

Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative (21:52)
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to formally join New Delhi's 'South Asia Satellite' initiative, through which the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite for serving the South Asia region.

India urged to intensify research for multi-drug resistant TB (18:18)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) As India continues to have 24 per cent of the world's total Tuberculosis (TB) burden, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) on Thursday called for a comprehensive research in multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis, citing that resistance to antimicrobials is growing at a faster rate than discovery of newer and more potent drugs.

NASA to use laser communication for high-speed space 'internet' (13:00)
Washington, March 23 (IANS) In a step towards verifying the efficacy of laser communications for speedier data rates for connections between spacecraft and the Earth, NASA said it is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration mission.

Sea ice sinks to record lows at both poles this year (12:52)
Washington, March 23 (IANS) While Arctic Sea ice reached this year a record low wintertime maximum extent, sea ice around Antarctica also hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, scientists have said.

34 Indian scientists to meet Nobel laureates in Germany (16:02)
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) As many as 34 young Indian scientists have been invited for the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany from June 25 to 30, it was announced on Wednesday.

Gel-like coating can boost lithium-sulfur battery performance (14:14)
New York, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have developed an ultra-thin gel-like coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries.

Rosetta probe records growing crack on comet (13:56)
New York, March 22 (IANS) A large and growing crack on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko recorded by European Space Agency's Rosetta mission suggests that the comet might split up one day, says a new study.

Seoul says Pyongyang failed in missile test (Lead) (11:40)
Seoul, March 22 (IANS) South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that North Korea failed in its test-firing of a missile that was believed to have exploded in the air, a media report said.

NASA prepares 'futuristic' clock for space (10:56)
Washington, March 22 (IANS) In a key advance for safely navigating future human exploration of the solar system, NASA said it is set to send its next-generation atomic clock to space in late 2017.

Seoul confirms Pyongyang missile test failure (09:02)
Seoul, March 22 (IANS) North Korea test-fired missiles on Wednesday but apparently ended in failure, South Korea's military said.

Women scientists focus of three Indian science journals (Lead) (23:32)
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Three Indian scientific journals have featured, for the first time since their inception, special issues authored exclusively by women scientists to trigger a debate on lower representation of women in science.

Women scientists focus of three Indian science journals (19:50)
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Three Indian scientific journals have featured, for the first time since their inception, special sections on women scientists to highlight their work and encourage younger counterparts to take up active scientific careers.

Doctors cure first patient with rare blood disorder (15:58)
New York, March 21 (IANS) Doctors have cured a patient with rare blood disorder in which the patient's body did not produce enough red blood cells that could have caused progressive organ damage and early death.

'Tree-on-a-chip' can passively pump water for days (15:42)
New York, March 21 (IANS) Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their collaborators have designed a microfluidic device they call a "tree-on-a-chip" which mimics the pumping mechanism of trees and plants.

SpaceX studying landing spots on Mars with NASA (13:52)
New York, March 21 (IANS) US-based aerospace company SpaceX is working with NASA to identify landing spots on Mars for its spacecraft.

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