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  • Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win Nobel chemistry prize

    Scientists John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries, an important technology in enabling the world to move away from fossil fuels.

  • Peebles, Mayor, Queloz win Nobel physics prize

    Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz win the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for shedding light on the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns.

  • 3 scientists of UK, US win Nobel Prize in Medicine

    Two scientists from the United States and one from Britain win the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize for finding how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, paving the way for new strategies to fight diseases such as anaemia and cancer.

  • Bangladesh’s flagship venture Bangabandhu-1 satellite

    PM opens TV channels’ broadcast using Bangabandhu-1 satellite

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the commercial transmission of all local private television channels using the feed of country’s first communication satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) as she addresses a function on the occasion at a city hotel.

  • international robotics challenge

    Now Bangladeshi student wins bronze in int’l robotics challenge

    A Bangladeshi student has won a bronze medal in ‘Robot in movie’ category of International Robot D Challenge in South Korea.

  • AI innovation to get big boost with pilot zones

    China plans to build around 20 pilot zones for artificial intelligence innovation by 2023, in an effort to deeply integrate AI technology with economic and social development according to a guideline published by the Ministry of Science and Technology on Thursday.

  • India's second mission to moon rescheduled to July 22

    India’s second unmanned mission to the moon, which was halted from launch three days ago due to a technical snag, will now take off on July 22, the Indian Space Research Organization says.

  • 50th anniversary lunar landing

    Lunar eclipse marks Moon landing's 50th anniversary

    Fifty years to the day since mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday.

  • India to launch second mission to moon tomorrow

    Eleven years after its maiden successful unmanned mission to the moon which found traces of water there, India is all set for the launch of the second one in the wee hours tomorrow (July 15).

  • Man's first steps on the Moon, reported live by AFP

    It was 10:56 pm at mission control in Houston on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the Moon.

  • Scientists unearth 'most bird-like' dinosaur ever found

    Researchers in Germany have unearthed a new species of flying dinosaur that flapped its wings like a raven and could hold vital clues as to how modern-day birds evolved from their reptilian ancestors.

  • Fraudster who used ice cream to lure seniors is sentenced

    A New Jersey man who defrauded Medicare by using the promise of ice cream to lure senior citizens into genetic testing is sentenced to more than four years in prison.

  • First ever black hole image released

    An international scientific team announces a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - using a global network of telescopes to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no matter or light can escape.

  • After the Moon in 2024, NASA wants to reach Mars by 2033

    NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet -- the US space agency confirms that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033.

  • Space-tourism enters ‘home stretch’ toward commercial flight

    Billionaire Richard Branson is moving Virgin Galactic’s winged passenger rocket and more than 100 employees from California to a remote commercial launch and landing facility in southern New Mexico, bringing his space-tourism dream a step closer to reality.

  • Robo-journalism gains traction in shifting media

    A text-generating "bot" nicknamed Tobi produces nearly 40,000 news stories about the results of the November 2018 elections in Switzerland for the media giant Tamedia -- in just five minutes.

  • India’s ASAT weapons test a terrible thing: NASA

    NASA says the creation of orbital debris has led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Super snow moon lights up sky today

    February's full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year. The supermoon occurs during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. The super snow moon as it is being called will cross the skies today (Tuesday).

  • The real 'Jaws': Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed

    Scientists say they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success.

  • Tanzanian 'beast' sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group

    A relatively complete skeleton of a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater excavated from a rocky cliff above a Tanzanian river is providing insight into the early evolution of a dinosaur group that later included Earth's largest-ever land animals.

  • Milky Way galaxy

    Our Milky Way galaxy is truly warped

    It turns out our Milky Way galaxy is truly warped, at least around the far edges.

  • ‘Smart farming’ plows ahead in Japan

    “Smart farming,” which utilises cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence, could hold the key to an agricultural resurgence in a nation of graying farmers and a general population reluctant to toil in the soil.

  • Gene-edited monkeys cloned for sleep disorder research

    Chinese scientists make clones of a gene-edited macaque to aid research of circadian rhythm disorders that are linked to sleep problems, depression and Alzheimer's disease, the official Xinhua news agency says.

  • Skywatchers await 'super blood wolf moon'

    Look up into the night sky on Sunday and - if it is clear - you may witness the so-called "Super Blood Wolf Moon" total lunar eclipse, which will take a star turn across the continental United States during prime time for viewing.

  • Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon

    Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

    Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun is to line up for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next.

  • Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired by university

    A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said on Monday, as his former university said he had been fired.

  • Japanese satellite launched to deliver artificial meteors

    A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower blasts into space, Japanese scientists says.

  • Chinese seed sprouts on moon

    A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinates on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists say.

  • China moon rover wakes from nap

    China's lunar rover got back to work on the far side of the moon Thursday after waking from a five-day hibernation, its official social media page announced.

  • Nasa Mars

    Nasa spacecraft lands on Mars

    Nasa's InSight spacecraft, the first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, touches down safely on the surface of Mars with instruments to detect planetary seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth.