Locus Maps App: Finder of Lost Phones and Great for Surveys Too

Posted on Sun, 30 Aug 2020 11:14:32 +0530 - science

When a field scientist left his phone out in the wilderness, a GPS app on a second phone is called into service to track his way through the great outdoors.

Elon Musk Wants YOU to Build a Brain-Computer Interface

Posted on Sat, 29 Aug 2020 11:15:56 +0530 - science

Elon Musk isn't content with electric cars, shooting people into orbit, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. He also wants to get inside your brain with Neuralink.

Japan’s SkyDrive ‘Flying Car’ Successfully Carries Out Test Flight With a Person Aboard

Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:19:15 +0530 - science

Japan’s SkyDrive, among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, has carried out a successful yet modest test flight with one person aboard.

Jakob van Zyl, Key NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Engineer, Dies at 63

Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:41:56 +0530 - science

Jakob van Zyl, an engineer who held crucial positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was involved in numerous space exploration missions over decades, has died. He was 63.

Blue Planet: French Study Proposes New Origin Theory for Earth's Water

Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:58:45 +0530 - science

A French team reported in the journal Science they had identified which space rocks were responsible for water on Earth, and suggested our planet has been wet ever since it formed.

Boeing, NASA to Launch Starliner's First Crewed Mission in 2021

Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:18:40 +0530 - science

Boeing said that it aims to redo its unmanned Starliner crew capsule flight test to the International Space Station (ISS) in December or January. If the test mission is successful, Boeing and NASA will fly Starliner's first crewed mission in summer 2021.

Tesla's Elon Musk Hints at Battery Capacity Jump Ahead of Industry Event

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:38:03 +0530 - science

Tesla's chief executive Elon Musk has suggested the U.S. electric carmaker may be able to mass produce longer-life batteries with 50 percent more energy density in three to four years.

How a Portable Microscope Is Helping Study Diseases in Wildlife and Livestock in the High Himalayas

Posted on Sun, 23 Aug 2020 14:51:28 +0530 - science

Nothing is quite predictable in the trans-Himalayan region of Spiti, a land seemingly beyond both the clouds and the imagination. On the trail of the Blue Sheep, the prized food for the elusive and rare Snow Leopard, scientists have been working to understand a rather understudied topic in the high Himalayas: disease transmission between livestock and wildlife.

Chandrayaan-2 Completes a Year in Moon Orbit, Has Adequate Fuel for 7 Years More: ISRO

Posted on Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:00:59 +0530 - science

India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 completed one year in orbit around the moon on Thursday and all instruments are currently performing well and there is adequate onboard fuel to keep it operational for about seven more years, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

Space Sector Reforms Not Aimed at Privatising ISRO, Says Chairman K Sivan

Posted on Thu, 20 Aug 2020 18:50:30 +0530 - science

The recently announced space sector reforms are not aimed at privatisation of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its Chairman and Secretary in the Department of Space, K Sivan asserted on Thursday.

Small Asteroid Becomes Closest Ever Seen Passing Earth: NASA

Posted on Wed, 19 Aug 2020 10:49:58 +0530 - science

An asteroid the size of an SUV passed 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) above Earth, the closest asteroid ever observed passing by our planet, NASA said Tuesday.

From Porpoise Detectors to 'Hawkeyes', How Technology Empowers Ecology

Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2020 09:30:16 +0530 - science

A scientist shares his insight into how technology empowers research, and discusses the tools of the trade that are used to study Gangetic river dolphins.