A Russian capsule, which had mice and lizards as its occupants, returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space. According to scientists, the experiment was conducted to test effects of weightlessness and other factors of space flight on the cell structure, Fox News reported. Russian state television showed the capsule and some of its inhabitants following its safe landing in a ...
Scientists have suggested that the amount of time that asthma patients spend in the sun may have an impact on their illness. A research team at King's College London said low levels of vitamin D - made by the body in sunlight - has been linked to a worsening of symptoms. Its latest research shows that the vitamin calms an over-active part of the immune system in asthma, the BBC ...
Britain's first "official" astronaut, 41-year-old Major Tim Peake, has been selected to go on a five-month mission to the International Space Station in 2015, a media report said Sunday. Peake, a former army helicopter pilot, graduated as a European Space Agency astronaut more than two years ago and has been waiting for a space mission since then, the Guardian daily said. However, Peake has ...
The returnable capsule of a biological research satellite landed in Russia Sunday, bringing mice, Mongolian gerbils, geckos and various micro-organisms and plants back to Earth after their month-long flight, the Mission Control said. The capsule landed in Orenburg region near the border with Kazakhstan. The descent vehicle separated from the equipment module of the Bion-M spacecraft at 6.32 ...
NASA has revealed that a boulder-sized meteor slammed into the moon in March, causing an explosion so bright that it was visible to the naked eye on Earth. Though about 300 lunar impacts have been logged over the years, NASA scientists consider this latest impact, from March 17, much brighter than anything else observed, News.com.au reported. "We have seen a couple of others in the 'wow' ...
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A letter in which Albert Einstein dismissed the idea of God as a product of human weakness is being sold on eBay for a starting price of $3 million. The letter, handwritten in 1954, a year before Einstein's death, was addressed to philosopher Eric Gutkind. In it, Einstein discussed his views on religion, including calling "the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive ...
India is planning to launch 58 space missions, including sending spacecraft to Moon and Mars, an exclusive satellite to keep a round-the-clock watch on the country and deploy hundreds of transponders in the next five years, reported Press Trust of India on Sunday. The India Space Research Organization also aims to deploy its own version of the Global Positioning System by putting into orbit a ...
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Thursday it has decided to postpone an experiment to release satellites from the International Space Station (ISS) due to approaching space debris. The experiment planned for the early hours of Friday is scheduled to launch five small satellites provided by the Fukuoka Institute of Technology and Tohoku University. The looming space debris may ...
In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 photo, Dr. Phillip Epstein, left, and Steve Landers of the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago talk about the new iPad app being released Tuesday, Sept. 25 that allows users to see Albert Einstein's brain as if they were looking through a microscope. ...
Japan's southwestern Fukuoka Prefecture is planning to lease roof space at schools for solar panels with an aim to widely develop solar power generation, local press reported Tuesday. The new plan came after a new feed-in-tariff scheme for renewable energy started in the country this summer and was the first of its kind pushed by a local government in southwestern Japan. According to the ...
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Threats from terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and al-Qaeda, illicit financing and transnational crimes are high on their agenda.
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