NASA’s intrepid Voyager 2 probe crosses into interstellar space

NASA’s intrepid Voyager 2 probe crosses into interstellar space

The position of NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, outside of the heliosphere, a protective bubble created by the Sun that extends well past the orbit of Pluto, is shown in this NASA/JPL-Caltech illustration obtained from NASA in Washington, DC, U.S., December 10, 2018. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, December 11 (Reuters) – […]

NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat

NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is seen on display at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S. August 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Brown/Files   December 4 (Reuters) – NASA’s deep space explorer Osiris-Rex flew on Monday to within a dozen miles of its destination, a skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental […]

Microsoft may release foldable smartphone in 2019

Microsoft may release foldable smartphone in 2019

San Francisco, December 2 (IANS) Microsoft’s much talked-about foldable Surface device, codenamed “Andromeda”, may hit the market in 2019, according to a new book titled “Beneath a Surface”.   The book by journalist and tech blog Thurrot.com collaborator Brad Sams, which started shipping on November 29, covers how Microsoft built the Surface brand and also […]

NASA InSight landed 4 degrees tilted on Mars

NASA InSight landed 4 degrees tilted on Mars

 Tourists take pictures of a NASA sign at the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria   Washington, December 1 (IANS) Though NASA’s InSight landed safely on the surface of Mars, but the spacecraft sits about 4 degrees tilted, the US space agency said.   Early last week, […]

Instagram’s new feature allows users to share stories with smaller group

Instagram’s new feature allows users to share stories with smaller group

 Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo   November 30 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Instagram said on Friday it launched a new feature dubbed “Close Friends” allowing users to share their stories with a smaller group of […]

6 new lizard species discovered in northeast India

6 new lizard species discovered in northeast India

One of the six new species of bent-toed geckos (lizards) discovered by scientists from different parts of north-east India – Cyrtodactylus Nagalandensis, named after Nagaland.   Mumbai, November 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered six new species of bent-toed geckos (lizards) from different parts of northeast India, a team-member said here on Tuesday.   These bent-toed […]

NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect ‘marsquakes’

NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect ‘marsquakes’

A full-scale replica of NASA’s Mars InSight, a robotic stationary lander that marks the first spacecraft designed to study the deep interior of the Red Planet, or any distant world, is seen inside a large tent on the campus of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, U.S., November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Steve Gorman/File Photo […]

Is atmospheric spraying viable against global warming?

Is atmospheric spraying viable against global warming?

People walk through haze at an industrial area in Mumbai December 3, 2009.  REUTERS File Photo)   New York, November 23 (IANS) A novel programme designed to reduce Earth’s heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft “is possible”, but unreasonably costly, suggests a study.   Researchers from the Harvard University explored […]