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8 hours ago
Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) NASA has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE), the US space agency announced. The Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investigating evidence in place and by catching drilled samples of Martian rocks fo...

3 days ago
US Navy admits involvement in obscene skywriting

Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The US Navy has admitted that one of its aircraft had drawn a phallic symbol in the sky over a town of the state of Washington, a media report said. Local news outlets said they were contacted by onlookers who had watched a plane draw what appeared to be crude depictions of male genitalia over Okanogan County, which borders Canada, on Thursday afternoon, Xinhua ...

4 months ago
NASA's Langley Research Centre turns 100

New York, July 18 (IANS) NASA's Langley Research Centre -- a facility that changed the way how aeroplanes fly today and space is explored -- has completed 100 years, the space agency said in a statement on Monday. Founded in 1917, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory was established as the US's first civilian facility focused on aeronautical research, with the an aim to solve the fun...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

10 months ago
China tests F-31 stealth fighter, cheaper competitor to US F-35

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China successfully tested its newest twin-engine radar-evading, fifth generation stealth fighter, local media reported on Monday, citing sources in the aviation industry. The FC-31 Gyrfalcon can carry 8 tons of weapons and is said to be worth around $70 million. The revamped version of what was previously known as the J-31 made its debut flight in the northeastern ...

1 year ago
Hawking's prediction on black hole observed in lab

Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Providing strongest evidence to the prediction made by physicist Stephen Hawking more than 30 years ago, scientists have created a virtual black hole in the lab and observed particles slipping out of its grasp. According to Hawking's prediction, black holes might not be bottomless pits and some information can escape black holes in the form of energy. If...

1 year ago
Very low weight infants prone to osteopenia

New York, July 8 (IANS) Very low birth weight (VLBW) pre-term infants have greater risk of osteopenia (low bone density) and fractures in later life, according to a study. In the study published in the journal Calcified Tissue International and Musculoskeletal Research, researchers investigated whether increasing the frequency of physical activity intervention to twice daily has a greate...

1 year ago
NASA to build electric-powered airplane 'Maxwell'

Washington, June 18 (IANS) In a move to achieve more efficient, quieter and environmentally friendly aircraft compared to a conventional one, the US space agency has unveiled plans for an electric-powered airplane designated as X-57. With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test the new propulsion technology using X-57...

1 year ago
India successfully tests winged reusable launch vehicle

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), May 23 (IANS) India on Monday successfully tested its home-grown winged reusable launch vehicle (RLV), demonstrating its space technology prowess and joining an elite club of space-faring nations like the US, Russia and France. We have successfully tested the first delta-winged-body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime, the Indian Space Re...

1 year ago
NASA gears up for NextGen supersonic X-planes

Washington, April 24 (IANS) The US space agency is preparing to put in the sky an array of new experimental aircraft -- known as X-planes and intended to carry on the legacy of demonstrating advanced technologies that will push back the frontiers of aviation. Called New Aviation Horizons, NASA's renewed emphasis on X-planes was announced as part of the US budget for the fiscal year that ...

1 year ago
Scientists record heat moving through materials at speed of sound

New York, April 16 (IANS) Providing unprecedented insight into roles played by individual atomic and nano-scale features, researchers have recorded the first-ever videos showing how heat moves through materials at the nano-scale travelling at the speed of sound. The groundbreaking videos were made using a state-of-the-art ultrafast electron microscope called FEI Tecnai Femto, which is ca...

1 year ago
Iron Fist fire power: A sonic boom from past echoing into the future

Pokharan (Rajasthan), March 20 (IANS) It started with a sonic boom, a Mig 29 breaking the sound barrier, sending a shiver down the spine of those witnessing it. The Iron Fist 2016, held in the barren desert at Pokharan test range in Rajasthan was a showcase of the past, present and future of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Pokharan is a name synonymous with nuclear tests for most peo...

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