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  • This 18-year-old Indian student designs world’s lightest satellite

    May 15, 2017 7:26 AM 10

    The KalamSat satellite — which is 64gm light — will be launched by NASA on June 21 from a NASA facility in Wallops Island. Sharook was reported by an English publication to be saying that the satellite will be a sub-orbital flight. KalamSat satellite is made of re-inforced carbon fibre polymer. The mission will span for about 240 minutes and the 64gm-light

  • Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed

    May 10, 2017 3:34 AM 15

    The fossil of a baby dinosaur discovered in China more than 25 years ago has formally been identified as a new species of feathered dinosaur. The hatchling, dubbed Baby Louie, was found within a nest of dinosaur eggs. Palaeontologists have called it Beibeilong sinensis, which translates to "Chinese baby dragon". They say it is the first known specimen

  • Giant bird-like dinosaur species found in China

    May 10, 2017 1:51 AM 8

    BEIJING: Researchers have discovered a new species of giant, bird-like dinosaur that made nests larger than monster truck tires in what is now central China, a study said. Measuring about eight metres (26 feet) long and weighing up to 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds), the Beibeilong sinensis -- “baby dragon from China” -- lived about 90 million years ago and is only the second

  • Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name

    May 9, 2017 3:06 PM 10

    In 1996, National Geographic made Baby Louie into a 66-million-year-old child star. The magazine's May cover featured a model dinosaur embryo tucked within a replica egg — which, at 18 inches long, looked less like a supermarket egg than a squashed baguette. The sculptor based the model on Baby Louie, a fossilized infant dinosaur that died among unhatched

  • PM Modi’s gift to South Asia: Here’s how Satellite GSLV-F09 was prepared before takeoff

    May 6, 2017 10:00 AM 23 1

    ISRO launched the South Asia Communication Satellite on May 5, 2017. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had termed the Geostationary Communication Satellite as India’s “priceless gift” to its neighbouring countries. The Satellite will boost connectivity among nations in the region. The GSAT-9 satellite will ride piggyback on the space agency’s rocket GSLV-F

  • All onboard except Pakistan – South Asia Satellite truly a remarkable achievement

    May 5, 2017 1:49 PM 35

    After the launch, all the South Asian leaders went ahead and congratulated India and PM Narendra Modi for the historic launch. New Delhi: And we really don't care about Pakistan's absenteeism, do we. Pakistan was the only SAARC member that opted out of the project, which included all other SAARC nations, saying it has its "own space programme"

  • Toddler in China survives being run over by two SUVs

    May 2, 2017 2:03 PM 6

    XICHANG: Video of a toddler who survived being run over by two sport utility vehicles in south-west China went viral this week. The footage shows the little girl in Xichang, Sichuan province, running into traffic and disappearing under the first vehicle as it drives over her. She emerges unscathed but a second vehicle following close behind also drives

  • More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

    April 25, 2017 5:09 AM 9

    SYDNEY: The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day. The flightless seabirds -- a favourite with children for their clumsy, waddling gait -- offer a useful yardstick for researchers to judge the health of their habitat. “Penguins are great ambassadors for understanding

  • China’s first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting space lab Tiangong-2

    April 22, 2017 8:49 AM 11

    China cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 docks successfully with Tiangong-2 space lab marking a major step towards Beijing’s goal of establishing a permanent space station by 2022 Shanghai: China’s first cargo spacecraft docked successfully with the Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, marking a major step towards Beijing’s

  • Google’s Earth Day doodle touches you emotionally

    April 22, 2017 4:01 AM 19

    Conservation of the ecosystem around us has been a topic that is discussed as a regular topic for debates around the world but seldom being acted upon. Yes, you will often see school kids and white-collar corporate planting sapling in their campus or some roadside parks. However, you will see them driving in their own cars or wasting water the very next moment