NASA All Set To Shoot Veggie Pillows Into Space!

April 15, 2014 / No Comments

Space farming is a concept that scientists at NASA have been working on for long. But the SpaceX-3 resupply mission that is all set to set voyage to the International Space Station (ISS) takes this effort a step further and beyond Earth’s atmosphere with its plant growth chamber. Dubbed as the Veggie, this unit comes with special ‘pillows’ that carry lettuce ...

Change In Planetary Positions Sees Vishu Arrive A Day Late In 2014

April 15, 2014 / No Comments

New Year has just started to spread its smile in God’s Own Country and even though it has arrived a day later than normal in 2014, Vishu frenzy has once again gripped the state of Kerala. While much of the country has been caught up in election razzmatazz, Kerala takes a break today to celebrate the Malayalee New Year. This week also ...

Watch Live Streaming of Total Lunar Eclipse ‘Blood Moon’ on April 14, 15

April 14, 2014 / No Comments

Astronomers and proponents of Christian prophecy have all reasons to rejoice since they are about to witness the first Blood Moon eclipse of the upcoming lunar tetrad a few hours from now. [caption id="attachment_16543" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Total Lunar Eclipse of April 15:[/caption] On the night of April 14-15, 2014, people in the US would see total lunar eclipse in all its glory. According ...

NASA approves spacecraft for OSIRIS-Rex, aiming trip to asteroid in 2018 [video]

April 13, 2014 / No Comments

NASA has approved the construction of a spaceship for OSIRIS-Rex or also known as Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer, which is a planned asteroid sample return mission. [caption id="attachment_16538" align="aligncenter" width="490"] NASA approves spacecraft for OSIRIS-Rex[/caption] The craft that is being planned will be able to reach an asteroid, collect the required samples and send the same to earth. If ...

Blood Moon Tetrad: Is It The End Of World, Again?

April 9, 2014 / 1 Comment

If you are waiting in wings and have a plan to join the cozy club in heaven, now is apparently a good time. Next week signifies the start of the infamous Tetrad that will see four blood-red lunar eclipses followed by six full moons. It is a cycle that has just started and is slated to end in September 2015. This ...

New Theory Explains The Origin Of Earth’s Tectonic Plates

April 9, 2014 / No Comments

While there are plenty of mysteries out there in deep space, many puzzling conundrums still stump us right here on earth. The phenomenon of the ‘tectonic plates’ is one such question which has eluded geologists for centuries. But we might finally be getting closer to the answer as a latest computer model developed by Bercovici and Yanick Ricard of University ...

Get Ready For Blood Moon, Full Lunar Eclipse On April 14, 15 [video]

April 8, 2014 / No Comments

Time to mark the date in calendars as the world will witness an eerie red moon on April 14, 2014, thanks to full lunar eclipse. In some parts of the world, the red moon will be visible on April 15. The full lunar eclipse is perfectly natural occurrence when the entire moon is shaded by our planet, resulting into what is called ...

New Optical Device In The Making To Boost Power Of Computers

April 7, 2014 / No Comments

If the work done by experts and techies at Washington University in St. Louis proves to be fruitful, we will soon one of its kind optical devices that will make our machines and computers much more powerful and effectively cooler. The new optical device that is being talked about is still in the testing stage, but has proved to be a ...

Tiny Robots Could Perform Emergency Space Surgeries

April 7, 2014 / No Comments

How would you like an ultra-small robot to make a bellybutton sized hole in your body and then to get in and perform a surgery while inflating your abdominal cavity with an inert gas? Sounds like a scene out of Hollywood’s many sci-fi flicks? While it might not be an opportunity that we will jump at, this cutting-edge technology could perform ...

Celestial Fireworks: Amazing Video Of A Graceful Solar Eruption from NASA!

April 7, 2014 / No Comments

The phenomenon of solar flares is nothing new. We are already well aware of the 11 year solar cycle that sees this fiery cosmic show ebb and flow and this has been going on for millions of years now. Currently, we are heading towards another solar maximum; a period that sees a spike up in the solar flare and sunspot activity. ...