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Oct 17, 2019, 09.42 PM IST
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ISRO tweeted first illuminated image of the lunar surface

Watch: The first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by Chandrayaan2’s IIRS payload. IIRS is designed to measure reflected sunlight from the lunar surface in narrow and contiguous spectral channels.

NASA unveils flexible, one-size-fits-all space suits

When US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to a new generation of spacesuits offering key advantages over those of the Apollo-era.In pic: A space suit is seen during a press conference displaying the next generation of space suits as parts of the Artemis program in Washington, DC.

Watch: NASA unveils new spacesuits for Artemis program

NASA has unveiled two next generation spacesuits for its Artemis program as the space agency prepares to send astronauts to the moon by 2024. One of the spacesuits is called the Exploration Exravehicular Mobility Unit, or "xEMU" for short, for exploring the surface of the Moon's South Pole.

Will NASA have answers on Vikram lander?

The US space agency NASA had promised hope of some news on the Vikram front by Tuesday after its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) flyby over the site where Indian lunar lander might have landed.

'Novel material may help develop future quantum computers'

Through a series of experiments, Yufan Li and colleagues found that thin films of beta-Bi2Pd have the special properties necessary for the future of quantum computing.

Qualcomm announces support for India’s NavIC Satellite Navigation System

Support for NavIC will be available in select Qualcomm Technologies’ chipset platforms starting in late 2019 and commercial devices with NavIC support are expected to be available during the first half of 2020.

For Facebook, you're just a commodity in high-stake data trade

Here's the account of the whistleblower who blew the lid off everything disingenuous that Facebook did.

Steppe migration to India was between 3500-4000 years ago: David Reich

Harvard geneticist David Reich breaks down the findings of two recent papers on the genetics of ancient Indians.

First man to conduct spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, dies

Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died Friday in Moscow aged 85, his assistant said.

Coming together of NASA and SpaceX for first manned mission

SpaceX's new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned flight into orbit in the first quarter of next year provided "everything goes according to plan" in upcoming tests, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said on Thursday.The pronouncement of a revised time frame signaled NASA believes SpaceX is getting the Crew Dragon project back on track following an explosion during a ground test in April and technical challenges with its re-entry parachute system.

Telangana sitting on atomic time bomb as high levels of uranium concentration found in groundwater

Telangana sitting on atomic time bomb as high levels of uranium concentration found in groundwater

The frighteningly high uranium concentration in groundwater samples were found by the AMD.

Scientists reconstruct faces of Indus Valley people

Scientists reconstruct faces of Indus Valley people

A team of 15 scientists and academics applied craniofacial reconstruction (CFR) technique using computed tomography (CT) data of two of the Rakhigarhi skulls, to recreate their faces.

Lithium-ion battery pioneers win Nobel for Chemistry

Lithium-ion battery pioneers win Nobel for Chemistry

Three researchers won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for smartphones and a fossil fuel-free society.John Goodenough (in pic) of the United States — at 97 the oldest person to be awarded a Nobel prize — Britain's Stanley Whittingham, and Japan's Akira Yoshino will share the nine million Swedish kronor (about $914,000 or 833,000 euros) prize equally, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said."This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles... (and) can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society," the jury said."Lithium batteries have revolutionised our lives since they first entered the market in 1991," and were "of the greatest benefit to humankind".

Ten years after 'suicide' mission, NASA thirsts for lunar water

Ten years after 'suicide' mission, NASA thirsts for lunar water

SPACE-EXPLORATION/Ten years after 'suicide' mission, NASA thirsts for lunar water

From phones to Tesla cars, lithium-ion batteries come of age

From phones to Tesla cars, lithium-ion batteries come of age

The Li-ion technology is currently the best performing technology for energy storage based on batteries.

Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win 2019 Nobel chemistry prize

Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win 2019 Nobel chemistry prize

The ubiquitous use of Lithium-ion batteries in running today's modern world is well known. They are used in mobile phones to laptops to electric vehicles.

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