Space Delivery: Astronauts get ice cream, make-own pizzas

FLORIDA:  Astronauts got a mouth-watering haul with Tuesday’s Earth-to-space delivery — pizza and ice cream. A commercial supply ship arrived at the International Space Station two days after launching from Virginia. Besides NASA equipment and experiments, the Orbital ATK capsule holds chocolate and vanilla ice cream for the six station astronauts, as well as make-your-own […]

Young Nepalese scientist Shrestha wins int’l award

KATHMANDU:  Young Nepalese scientist Dr. Rojeet Shrestha, 31, was recently awarded IFCC Young Investigator Award from International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC). “On October 23, I received IFCC Young Investigator Award from International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), here in Durban, South Africa,” said Dr. Shrestha talking online with […]

Climate change impacts on Bagmati under study

KATHMANDU:  Young scientists are conducting a long-term research on the impact of climate change on aquatic life in the Bagmati River. The five-year study, which began in April 2015 will conclude in April 2020. According to supervisor of the research programme Deep Narayan Shah, apart from citizen science, different scientific methods are being applied to […]

Israeli start-up says Apple copied its patented smartphone camera technology

SAN JOSE, California:  An Israeli startup has sued Apple Inc, accusing the iPhone maker of copying its patented smartphone camera technology. Tel Aviv-based Corephotonics Ltd filed its patent infringement case against Apple in federal court in San Jose, California, on Monday. Corephotonics, which has raised $50 million from several high-profile venture capital firms and other […]

China unveils a trackless, driverless smart train

BEIJING:  China has unveiled the world’s first railless self-driving smart train in zhuzhou, in the hunan province of central China. The train is 30 meters in length, manufactured by Chinese rail transit firm CRRC and runs on rubber tires rather than rails. Interestingly, the carriage will follow a preset path which don’t need a driver […]

Meteor shower to occur tonight

KATHMANDU:  The Orionid meteor shower caused by the Halley’s comet will be visible from tonight until Saturday morning. This meteor shower has been called the Orionid meteor shower as its source appears to be the Orion constellation. Since the time of the meteor shower is in the First Quarter Moon in the month of October, […]

Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

FRANKFURT:  An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with an opportunity to test the warning systems that would kick in if a space collision was coming. Asteroid 2012 TC4 came close — passing Earth at a distance of only around 44,000 km (27,000 miles), which is […]