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China to launch 8 satellites for land, ocean surveillance

China to launch 8 satellites for land, ocean surveillance

China plans to send as many as eight satellites into the space before 2020 to provide ocean and land data and supervise the marine environment, a senior official has said.…

Climate threat to world’s poor is underestimated: Oxfam

Climate threat to world’s poor is underestimated: Oxfam

Climate change may pose a much more serious threat to the world’s poor than existing research has suggested because of spikes in food prices as extreme weather becomes more common,…

Computer models birth of planets

Computer models birth of planets

Planetary researchers have got a new tool to study the evolution of Earth and our solar system – simulated models of how planets are born. Most planets form when a…

Google Maps adds traffic updation in India

Google Maps adds traffic updation in India

  On Wednesday, Google has rolled out two new features for Google Maps in India. While it has enabled the much awaited turn-by-turn voice navigation through Google Maps Navigation (Beta)…

Google rolls out navigation for cyclists in 10 countries

Google rolls out navigation for cyclists in 10 countries

Google Maps has brought cycling directions and navigation on smartphones in 10 countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Google Maps has…

‘Environment degradation enhancing poverty in northeast’

‘Environment degradation enhancing poverty in northeast’

Environmental degradation is a major factor in perpetuating poverty, particularly among the rural poor in the bio-rich northeastern region of the country, experts have pointed out. Experts on matters relating…

Radiation from ‘solar whip’ to hit Earth today

Radiation from ‘solar whip’ to hit Earth today

NASA scientists have discovered an eight lakh kilometres long ‘solar whip’ on the surface of the Sun and warned that some radiation from it is headed for Earth today. NASA’s…

Experts to write to PM against green ministry

Experts to write to PM against green ministry

Non-government wildlife experts on board the PM-chaired National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) are planning to write a joint letter to PM Manmohan Singh complaining of alleged illegalities and malpractices of…

US loses three space pioneers in five weeks

US loses three space pioneers in five weeks

The United States lost three space pioneers in about five weeks from mid-July, but each one of them – Forrest McCartney, Sally Ride, and Neil Armstrong – did their country…

Controversial idea to brake global warming

Controversial idea to brake global warming

A controversial idea to brake global warming, first floated by the father of the hydrogen bomb, is affordable and technically feasible, but its environmental impact remains unknown, a trio of…