NASA delays Endeavour launch again
Mon, 02 May 2011 04:57:48 GMT
The American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has once again delayed the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour.

NASA to launch Mars Curiosity probe
Sun, 01 May 2011 15:18:59 GMT
The American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is to launch, in late 2011, its most extensive mission to Mars to date.

Space probes to exit solar system in 2016
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 14:07:24 GMT
After decades in space, NASA's Voyager probes are preparing to leave the solar system.

Endeavour's final voyage delayed
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:58:13 GMT
The American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has postponed its penultimate space shuttle launch because of mechanical problems.

Easter Island mystery finally solved?
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:27:28 GMT
A scientific battle over the fate of Easter Island's natives is ready to erupt this summer with the publication of a book challenging the notion that their Neolithic society committed ecological suicide.

Tourist spaceship test flight successful
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 11:25:00 GMT
A privately built spaceship constructed by the space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, has completed its longest flight yet during a drop test over California's Mojave Desert.

Ozone hole causing rain in subtropics
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 10:13:05 GMT
A new study shows the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica could be increasing precipitation as far away as the subtropical regions of the southern hemisphere.

Iran satellite carrier given new task
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:52:58 GMT
The head of Iran Space Agency (ISA) has expressed optimism about the re-launch of the country's Kavoshgar (Explorer) 4 satellite carrier following the probe's successful mission.

iPhone or spy-phone?
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 01:39:26 GMT
Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone and iPad keep a minute-by-minute track of their users' geographical location.

Study: Soot might stimulate Arctic melt
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:55:59 GMT
Scientists say the main reason behind the rapid warming in the Arctic region might be the existence of a thin layer of soot which absorbs more heat in the region.

NASA funds commercial spaceships
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:35:07 GMT
NASA says it has funded a number of companies to build commercial spaceships for carrying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

Warmer waters can kill fish species
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:08:17 GMT
A new study shows that climate change and warmer sea waters gravely threaten some fish species and will eventually result in their death in some parts of the world.

Drugs not effective in space: Study
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 18:20:53 GMT
Scientists have found that the continuous doses of radiation onboard spacecrafts do not let drugs have their intended effects on astronauts.

Cuckoos mimic hawks to scare hosts
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:28:14 GMT
A recent study has revealed that cuckoos which have hawk-like appearance scare the birds whose nests they invade and lay their eggs undisturbed.

Iran to build oceanographic vessel
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:08:42 GMT
Iran is set to build the first oceanographic research vessel in the Middle East with the participation of the country's experts and companies.

UK rock yields 'remarkable' fossils
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:47:43 GMT
Scientists have found a boulder with three different fossilized dinosaur footprints, which provides evidence about life on the Isle of Wight 130 million years ago.

Iran unveils 3rd solar car
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:20:14 GMT
Iran has unveiled Iranian Gazelle 2, the country's third solar vehicle completely designed and developed by Iranian scientists and experts.

Images reveal intact 'flying pencil'
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:52:24 GMT
The Port of London Authority (PLA) says a German bomber, which was shot down over the English Channel during World War II, is well preserved.

Russian spaceship docks at ISS
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 09:40:45 GMT
A Russian capsule has delivered three new astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), doubling the size of the crew just in time for a pair of major space anniversaries.

Intl. RoboCup race kicks off in Tehran
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 22:03:25 GMT
The sixth international Iranian robotics competitions and symposium have kicked off in the capital Tehran with the participation of 400 national and international teams.

Iran students unveil solar-powered car
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:31:50 GMT
Iranian students from the vehicular research department at the University of Qazvin have designed an entirely solar-powered vehicle named “Havin.”

Researchers count thunderstorms
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 09:55:41 GMT
Researchers have used a global network of monitoring stations to count the number of thunderstorms that happen across the Earth every hour.

Iran builds multimode aeronautical radio
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:42:04 GMT
Iranian scientists have developed high performance VHF and UHF aeronautical band radio for various purposes in tough electromagnetic environments.

Astronauts leave Kazakhstan for space
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:38:45 GMT
Three astronauts have blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) in order to mark the 50th anniversary of the first flight to space by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

Ozone layer thins 40% in Arctic
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:58:28 GMT
The protective ozone layer in the Arctic has thinned about 40 percent this winter, marking a record drop, the UN weather agency says.

Russian, US astronauts take off for ISS
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 04:03:14 GMT
Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut have blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS) for a two-day journey.

New fossil species discovered in Brazil
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:54:50 GMT
Researchers in Brazil have discovered a 260-million-year-old fossil species with a fearsome array of peculiar teeth: a set running down the middle of its mouth, and ferocious canines that were never used to eat flesh.

Over 10% of world N-plants at risk
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 04:29:30 GMT
Scores of nuclear power plants worldwide are at risk from either tsunamis or earthquakes similar to the natural disasters that crippled Japan's Fukushima reactors, a new research shows.

Iran to build satellite with APSCO
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 01:53:15 GMT
Director of Iranian Space Agency Hamid Fazeli says Iran will design and build a remote sensing satellite in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO).

Iran, Syria to cooperate in nanotech
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 23:50:24 GMT
Iran and Syria have held a joint conference and workshop to discuss ways to increase the level of bilateral cooperation in the field of nanotechnology.

Biggest radio telescope planned in UK
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 19:39:04 GMT
The world's largest radio telescope is to be developed in cooperation with a major observatory near the city of Manchester in England.

Feather can be used to produce plastic
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:32:22 GMT
A recent study reported at the American Chemical Society meeting suggests that chicken feathers can be used in making more environment-friendly, lighter plastics.

'Iran tops global science growth'
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 08:03:47 GMT
A report released by UK's Royal Society says Iran is the fastest growing country in terms of numbers of scientific publications in the world.

Rare dinosaur fossil found in Canada
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:02:16 GMT
An oil company worker has stumbled upon a rare fossil of a plant-eating dinosaur buried in the oil sands of Canada's western province of Alberta.

Rhino poaching increasing in Africa
Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:52:05 GMT
Conservationists say rhino population in Africa is facing the worst poaching crisis in decades as the demand for animal parts in South-Asia is growing.

New image reveals old skin secrets
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 07:59:44 GMT
A unique infra-red picture has for the first time revealed organic compounds still surviving in a 50-million-year-old sample of reptile skin.

NASA tests Mars space suit
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:51:22 GMT
A team of NASA scientists has tested a space outfit in an Antarctic base with conditions similar to those on Mars, for possible use on the Red Planet.

Super moon lights up the sky
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:01:12 GMT
A so-called 'super-moon' phenomenon has awed sky watchers around the globe as they witnessed the largest moon seen in nearly 20 years.

Hygienic sharks visit cleaner fish
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:26:45 GMT
A recent study suggests that thresher sharks are very hygienic and repeatedly visit undersea mountains to get rid of their parasites and dead skin.

NASA sends spaceship into Mercury orbit
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 07:09:25 GMT
The United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has sent a spacecraft into the orbit around Mercury, the solar system's smallest and strangest planet.

'Quartz might explain earthquakes'
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:25:30 GMT
Underground quartz deposits might be responsible for earthquakes, mountain building and other continental tectonics, a recent study suggests.

Angola yields sauropod fossils
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:48:32 GMT
Scientists in Angola have discovered remains of one of the largest dinosaur species, which they believe might have been torn apart by ancient sharks.

Iran successfully launches bio-capsule
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:03:46 GMT
Iran has successfully launched its first domestically-made bio-capsule into space by Kavoshgar 4 (Explorer 4) satellite carrier.

Endeavour ready for last space mission
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 08:51:23 GMT
NASA space shuttle Endeavour has moved to a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as it prepares to embark on its last space mission next month.

NASA develops microscope for ISS
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 07:42:53 GMT
The United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has begun testing a new multi-capability microscope at the International Space Station (ISS).

Photo shows NASA Opportunity on Mars
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:30:36 GMT
The United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released the photograph of the Opportunity robot gathering data on the surface of planet Mars.

Discovery returns from final mission
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:14:15 GMT
The shuttle Discovery, NASA's most-traveled spaceship, has returned home after its successful 13-day final mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

'Early humans began in southern Africa'
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 18:37:40 GMT
A recent genetic study has revealed that modern humans might have been originated from the hunter-gatherer populations of southern Africa.

Ahmadinejad unveils scientific map
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:31:22 GMT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled a "comprehensive scientific map" that is compiled to organize the country's scientific activities.

Discovery on its last trip home
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:18:47 GMT
Space Shuttle Discovery has left the International Space Station (ISS) after delivering cargo and spare parts in its final mission to the 16-nation station.

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