- Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change(10:33)
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) The world's richest man Jeff Bezos on Tuesday announced a donation of $10 billion to fund scientists, activists and NGOs to help preserve and protect the Earth from climate change.
- Key NASA science, cargo head to space station(14:35)
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) A Northrop Grumman rocket carrying the Cygnus resupply spacecraft has been successfully launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in the US.
- ICRISAT launches new facility to accelerate plant life-cycle(22:51)
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Giving a major boost to the efforts to modernise crop breeding, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Friday launched new facility, which is projected to significantly lower time and cost of crop varietal development.
- Underwriters Lab to bridge skill gap in life sciences(20:27)
Bengaluru, Feb 13 (IANS) US-based global safety certification firm Underwriters Laboratories (UL) would bridge skill gap in the life sciences industry in partnership with Karnataka's Manipal Global Education Services (MGES), an official said on Thursday.
- NASA hiring more astronauts to explore Moon, Mars(20:15)
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) As NASA prepares to land the first woman and the next man on the South Pole of the Moon by 2024 under its Artemis programme and then send humans to Mars, the US space agency wants to hire more astronauts.
- B'desh scientist wins L'Oréal-UNESCO award for women in Scince(17:35)
Dhaka, Feb 12 (IANS) Firdausi Qadri, a Bangladeshi researcher who is head of the Mucosal Immunology and Vaccinology unit of the Dhaka-based International Centre for Diarrheal Disease and Research, has won this year's "L'OrÃ©al-UNESCO For Women in Science Award".
- SpaceX hires ex-NASA expert, prepares to launch astronauts(14:46)
San Francisco, Feb 12 (IANS) Ahead of its launch of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard its Crew Dragon capsule which is tentatively scheduled for May 7, the Elon Musk-led SpaceX has hired a top former human spaceflight expert, the media reported.
- Trump wants to raise NASA budget to $25bn for 2021(13:53)
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) In a bid to help the US space agency achieve its goal of returning humans to the Moon and sending astronauts to Mars, President Donald Trump has proposed to increase the NASA budget for 2021 to $25 billion, an increase of 12 per cent over the current year's funding.
- Solar Orbiter probe launched to study Sun's poles(14:04)
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA to study the Sun's poles, has been launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida.
- Amazon also to skip MWC over coronavirus concerns(10:36)
San Francisco, Feb 10 (IANS) After South Korean company LG electronics, Swedish telecommunication giant Ericsson and graphics giant Nvidia, now e-commerce giant Amazon is pulling out of Mobile World Congress (MWC), citing concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
- NASA, ESA set to send Solar Orbiter probe to Sun(22:25)
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Solar Orbiter mission to snap the first pictures of the Sun's north and south poles is scheduled to begin on Sunday during a two-hour launch window that opens at 11.03 p.m. EST (9.33 am Monday, India time).
- Coronavirus test report possible in 15 minutes(21:08)
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) A new test kit to detect coronavirus, that takes just 15 minutes, has been developed at Tianjin University of China. It will help save time in screening out potential patients.