Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for a hastily planned spacewalk to replace a computer that failed on Saturday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. Continue reading Two US spacewalkers leave station to replace failed computer
Indian digital payments firm Paytm, which is backed by Asian technology giants SoftBank Corp and Alibaba Group Holding, launched a niche bank on Tuesday, part of a plan to more than double its customer base to 500 million in the next three years. Continue reading Indian digital payments firm Paytm launches niche bank
An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy. Continue reading A wristband that can recognise human emotions
Early in its history, our home planet was likely a huge, spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vaporised rock, now called a “synestia”, according to a new study. Continue reading Did Earth form from a donut-shaped planetary object?
An analysis of a 3.3 million years old fossil skeleton has revealed portions of the human spinal structure that enable efficient walking motions were established much earlier than previously thought. Continue reading 3.3-million-year-old fossil unravels origins of human spine
A large volcanic eruption may have triggered the first mass extinction of life, in which nearly 80 per cent of the species were lost, a study has shown. Continue reading What caused first mass extinction of life on Earth?
A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major U.S. systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA said on Sunday. Continue reading NASA plans emergency spacewalk on International Space Station
Researchers have identified a “master switch” that may one day help overcome the obstacles that have prevented doctors from producing platelets in large quantities outside the body. Continue reading Blood ‘master switch’ may help end platelet shortages
In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs. Continue reading Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma
North Korea on Monday unveiled photos of the Earth taken by a camera mounted on a ballistic missile it launched a day earlier. Continue reading N. Korea unveils Earth photos captured by latest missile