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Gene causing motor development disorder found

May 6, 2013 13:59

In a discovery that is paving the way for the diagnosis and treatment of a rare genetic disorder related to the brain's functioning, a team of researchers has identified the causative gene behind the disease, which delays development of motor activities in children.

Solar plane starts journey across US

May 4, 2013 12:02

The first airplane that can fly both day and night powered exclusively by the sun's rays has taken off from California in the first stage of an attempt to fly across the US without using any fuel.

Low-cost electric wheelchair to be launched soon

May 3, 2013 16:03

Physically challenged people may soon be able to buy easy mobility when a low-cost electric wheelchair is launched, doctors here Thursday said.

Monsoon likely to be normal: Jaipal Reddy

April 26, 2013 17:10

Monsoon is likely to be normal this year, said Science and Technology Minister S. Jaipal Reddy here Thursday.

Indian researchers get generous fillip from EU

April 26, 2013 13:13

An over 2.2-million-euros grant to research the mysteries of the human DNA in a lab in France - that's the handsome sum Indian researcher Ramesh Pillai has got from the European Research Council (ERC).

Asteroid could fly 8,600 km from Earth in 2026

April 26, 2013 13:07

A celestial body 20 metres in diameter will pass dangerously close -- 8,620 km -- to the Earth's surface in 13 years, an Italian astronomer has said.

Three smartphone satellites working well in orbit: NASA

April 23, 2013 00:57

The three smartphone satellites sent into space Sunday by the maiden flight of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket are operating normally in orbit, the US space agency NASA said.

Simulation used to test Mars technology

April 10, 2013 13:03

An April 4-7 simulation of a manned mission to Mars provided the opportunity for successful tests of some of the technology needed for such an ambitious undertaking, Spanish scientists said.

436 deaths recorded during clinical trials last year

March 12, 2013 17:45

A total of 436 deaths were recorded during clinical trials in India in 2012, parliament was told Tuesday.

India terminates cruise missile test

March 12, 2013 15:37

India Tuesday terminated the maiden test of a long-range cruise missile after it deviated off course but defence scientists claimed "it met the mission objectives successfully".

Russian scientists approve space-grown vegetables

January 31, 2013 10:03

Vegetables grown on board the International Space Station (ISS) can be consumed without fearing food poisoning, Russian scientists believe.

Asteroid to have a close brush with earth Feb 16

January 31, 2013 09:58

A Piece of rock will have a close encounter with the Earth Feb 16, coming closer than some of the geostationary satellites orbiting the planet, said an official.

NASA to send inflatable Pod to space station

January 18, 2013 10:31

In a move that could lead to a completely new and cheaper way of conducting future space missions, US space agency NASA has said it wants to send an inflatable space pod to be attached to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2015

India's first space weather reading center in Kolkata

January 14, 2013 12:16

India's first centre of excellence specialising in reading space weather conditions to help air traffic on polar routes would come up here by the middle of this year

India test-fires manoeuvrable version of BrahMos

January 9, 2013 14:27

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal


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