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Moon explorer latest in Chinese space plans

Moon explorer latest in Chinese space plans

Chinese state media says the country will attempt to land an exploratory craft on the moon for the first time next year. State-run news agency Xinhua reports China’s third lunar…

Environment ministry to revamp clearances

Environment ministry to revamp clearances

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has put in place a plan to mitigate potential corruption in awarding forest and environmental licences, to hasten the entire process. The…

Apple sells 3 million copies of Mountain Lion OS in 4 days

Apple sells 3 million copies of Mountain Lion OS in 4 days

Mountain Lion, Apple’s new operating system for Mac users, sold 3 million copies in just the first four days of its availability. Apple says the figure makes it the fastest…

Grand Canyon-sized rift discovered under Antarctic ice

Grand Canyon-sized rift discovered under Antarctic ice

Scientists have discovered a rift the size of the Grand Canyon hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet, which they say is contributing to ice melt and a consequent rise in…

India aiming for international synergy in space missions:ISRO

India aiming for international synergy in space missions:ISRO

India is aiming for more international synergy to assuage the huge costs and enormous human resources involved in taking up space missions, ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said today. “India is…

Swipe Telecom launches Android ICS 3D tablet at Rs 5,999

Swipe Telecom launches Android ICS 3D tablet at Rs 5,999

Swipe Telecom has launched 3D tablet PC called 3D LIFE which runs on Android 4.03 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. Priced at Rs 5,999, it has a 7-inch TFT…

The big thaw: Greenland ice cover is melting away

The big thaw: Greenland ice cover is melting away

For the first time since satellites began recording changes to Greenland from space more than 30 years ago, scientists observed surface melting across almost the entire ice sheet – the…

Largest ever Cherenkov telescope sees first light on 26th July

Largest ever Cherenkov telescope sees first light on 26th July

H.E.S.S. II, the largest Cherenkov telescope ever built, started its operation in Namibia on 26 July 2012. With its 28-meter-sized mirror, the telescope is dedicated to observing the most violent…

Google Talk service partly restored

Google Talk service partly restored

Popular instant messaging service Google Talk has been partially restored after going offline in India and other parts of the world for hours together. “Google Talk service has already been…

Mysteries of icy comets solved

Mysteries of icy comets solved

Scientists have solved two solar system puzzles – explaining how did icy comets obtain particles that formed at high temperatures, and how did these refractory particles acquire rims with different…