17October2017

Amar Gopal Bose: Man who revolutionized sound goes silent

Call him the Minister of Sound. He earned that sobriquet. Amar Gopal Bose, the famously reclusive man who headed the eponymous company Bose Corporation, distinguished himself from the crowd for his imagination, grit, courage and for gifting [...]

Infrared cameras can’t detect this combat suit

A protein found in squids is helping defence scientists create the world’s best camouflage combat suits. What’s best about the invention is that the material that mimics calamari skin is invisible to infrared cameras. Researchers [...]

Curiosity takes its longest drive on Mars yet

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has made its longest Martian drive yet as it trucks along on the Red Planet. NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS An outcrop visible as light-toned streaks in the lower center of this image has been chosen as a place [...]

BepiColombo Composite Spacecraft Separation Shock Testing

The BepiColombo Mercury Composite Spacecraft Structural and Thermal Model has undergone testing to demonstrate that it can withstand the shocks induced by the jettisoning of the launcher fairing and by the separation of the spacecraft stack [...]

The Future of the Harvard Library

An animated story about the future of the Harvard Library, seen through the eyes of students, scholars and librarians. The story conveys how the Library connects people and ideas in a digital and analog world.

NASA praises ISRO, offers training for Indian astronauts

The world’s largest space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) now seeks to partner with the Indian Space Research Organisation for future space endeavours and has offered that India could use its top class facilities [...]

PSLV-C18 successfully sends 4 satellites to orbit

India’s PSLV-C18 soars into space with Megha-Tropiques satellite on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. India’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C18), which will put into orbit the Megha-Tropiques satellite and three nano [...]

IIT Students’ Satellite ‘Jugnu’ Launched into Space

A nano-satellite built by students of IIT Kanpur, ‘Jugnu’, was launched with the latest version of India’s indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from Sriharikota, Andhra [...]

Composite of a Series of Images Taken From Space Aboard the Station

Psychedelic Space Redux This is a composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, from approximately 240 miles above Earth. Space station hardware in the foreground includes [...]

Transit of Venus App Enables Cosmic Calculations

A built-in timer allows users to calculate the length of the planet’s shadow on the solar disk to reproduce an experiment done in the 19th century with less precise instruments On June 5-6, amateur and professional astronomers alike will [...]