Space superwoman returning to Earth with records galore

Space superwoman returning to Earth with records galore

In this Dec. 8, 2016 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Peggy Whitson floats through a tangle of cables inside the Columbus module aboard the International Space Station. Whitson was operating the Fluids System Servicer to refill coolant loops in multiple modules on the U.S. segment of the station. (NASA via AP)   CAPE CANAVERAL, […]

IIT-Kharagpur develops technology for safer driving in rain

Kolkata, September 1 (IANS) IIT-Kharagpur researchers have developed a visual technology that enables safer driving during rain, a statement said on Friday.   The technology developed by researchers from the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications removes from real-time video the obscuring effects of rain and displays it on the windscreen of vehicles to increase […]

US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

WASHINGTON, August 31 (AP) — Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.   The Food and Drug Administration called the approval historic, the first gene therapy to hit […]

Countdown begins for Indian navigation satellite launch

Chennai, August 30 (IANS) The 29-hour countdown for the launch of India’s eighth navigation satellite IRNSS-1H began at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sriharikota rocket port, around 80 km from here, officials said.   The 1,425-kg satellite — part of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) — will be carried by Polar Satellite Launch […]