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Tuesday 07 July, 2015

Indian scientists turn coconut oil into biofuel

coconut oil

Scientists who have been running the four-stroke diesel engine of a light pick-up truck on coconut oil for the past one year have approached the union government to commercialise the biofuel  More...

by BioNews | Published 5 months ago
Gray cuttings from Curiosity's drilling into a target called "Mojave 2" are visible surrounding the sample-collection hole in this Jan. 31, 2015, image from the rover's MAHLI camera. This site in the "Pahrump Hills" outcrop provided the mission's second drilled sample of Mars' Mount Sharp.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
By BioNews On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Water on Mars more acidic than previously thought

A new Martian sample taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover hints at water that was more acidic than evidenced in its first drill at Mount Sharp  More...

The new image of the dwarf planet.
 (Photo credit : NASA)
By BioNews On Friday, February 6th, 2015

NASA clicks closest ever snap of dwarf planet

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has acquired the latest and closest-yet snapshot of the mysterious world of dwarf planet Ceres  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Graphene displays clear prospects for flexible electronics

Semi-transparent, flexible electronics are no longer just science-fiction thanks to graphene’s unique properties  More...

Image credit: NASA
By BioNews On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

NASA spacecraft sends historic Pluto images

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent its first stunning images of Pluto as the probe closes in on the dwarf planet  More...

NASA SMAP launch
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

NASA Launches Groundbreaking Soil Moisture Mapping Satellite

NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet.  More...

Kepler 444
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Ancient star with five Earth-size planets discovered

After analysing over four years of data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, a team of astronomers has discovered a star that is 11.2 billion years old and has at least five Earth-size planets.  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire

A simulated Mars mission held in the Utah desert in the US came to an abrupt end, when the research station was gutted in fire, media reported Wednesday.  More...

Artist’s conception of the extrasolar ring system circling the young giant planet or brown dwarf J1407b. The rings are shown eclipsing the young sun-like star J1407, as they would have appeared in early 2007. Image credit: Ron Miller
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

‘Super Saturn’ with gigantic ring system found

Astronomers have found that the ring system they saw eclipsing a very young Sun-like star — known as J1407 — is of enormous proportions  More...

robotic arm iss
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Robotic arms install remote-sensing instrument on ISS

Robotic flight controllers have successfully installed NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) aboard the International Space Station.  More...