An Earth-sized exoplanet with two suns in its sky—like Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine in “Star Wars”—could be habitable, says a study. Continue reading Earth-sized ‘Tatooine’ planets could support life
Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, show results from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. Continue reading Mars has metal in its atmosphere, reveals NASA probe
NASA is set to reveal this week at a news conference new results about ocean worlds in our solar system. Continue reading NASA to reveal new discoveries on oceans beyond Earth
Astronomers have discovered a faint, incredibly distant galaxy, about 13.1 billion years in the past, just about 700 million years after the Big Bang. Continue reading Ultra-distant galaxy from early universe detected
Leading Indian bioinformatics firm Strand Life Sciences on Tuesday unveiled a liquid biopsy test to detect cancer from a blood sample for effective monitoring and treatment of the dreaded disease. Continue reading Strand unveils liquid biopsy test to detect cancer
Engineering experts from the University of Exeter have developed smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent electronic devices. Continue reading New ultrafast, transparent memory devices for electronic devices
Nasa is preparing to launch a super-pressure balloon about the size of a football stadium to carry a pioneering telescope designed to detect ultra-high-energy cosmic rays from near space. Continue reading Nasa to launch football stadium sized balloon in search for cosmic rays
Indian engineers have developed a real-time automatic obstacle detection and alert system to help cars avoid colliding with cows on the road, a common sight in this part of the world. Continue reading Cows on road? Indian engineers develop alert system for drivers
A “massive and growing” mental health burden across the world can only be tackled successfully with a major expansion of online psychiatric resources such as virtual clinics and web-based psychotherapies, specialists said on Tuesday.
Access to off-grid solar energy in rural areas of Africa goes beyond lighting up homes – it also enables people to connect to the wider world and boosts their economic prospects, said the head of one of the continent’s biggest solar companies.