• Thai researcher deems chicken feathers rich protein source

    A researcher in Thailand is seeking funding to continue his study into how best to convert the nutrient component found in the feathers into a powder that can be transformed into a lean, protein-rich source of edible food.

  • China turns on nuclear-powered 'artificial sun'

    China successfully powered up its “artificial sun” nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, state media reported Friday, marking a great advance in the country's nuclear power research capabilities.

  • Massive Puerto Rico telescope collapses

    The massive telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory that had been deteriorating since August collapsed today, officials said, after 57 years of astronomical discoveries.

  • Climate change devastated dinosaurs not once, but twice

    Most people know that land-dwelling dinosaurs were wiped out some 66 million years ago when an asteroid roughly twice the diameter of Paris crashed into Earth. If the explosive fireball didn't get them, the plunge in global temperature on a planet with little or no ice -- caused by a blanket of heat-shielding debris in the atmosphere -- did.

  • Arecibo telescope, star of the astronomy world, to be decommissioned

    The renowned Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico will be dismantled after 57 years of service due to the rupture of cables that have led to the threat of collapse, the US National Science Foundation announced Thursday. Two cables supporting the 900-ton instruments for the telescope above a radio dish 1,000 feet (305 meters) in diameter broke on August 10 and November 6.

  • SpaceX launches four astronauts to ISS on Sunday

    Four astronauts were poised to launch on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” to the International Space Station on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring. Three Americans -- Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker -- and Japan's Soichi Noguchi will blast off at 7:27 pm Sunday (0027 GMT Monday) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • JU’s Prof Dr AA Mamun among world’s top 2 percent most-cited scientists

    Dr AA Mamun, a renowned professor of Physics department at Jahangirnagar University, has been selected among the top two percent of the most cited scientists in the world in a journal published by Stanford University based researchers in the US.

  • DNA might soon replace barcodes, study suggests

    Easy-to-remove barcodes and QR codes used to tag everything from T-shirts to car engines may soon be replaced by a tagging system based on DNA and invisible to the naked eye, scientists said Thursday.

  • Make Science Great Again: US researchers dream of life after Trump

    With the presidential election looming - and Democrat Joe Biden ahead in the polls and promising to prioritise the role of science in policymaking - some researchers hope for a return to the days when the United States is viewed as the best place on earth to do their jobs.

  • On the moon, water water everywhere and not a drop to drink (yet)

    The moon lacks the bodies of liquid water that are a hallmark of Earth but scientists said on Monday lunar water is more widespread than previously known, with water molecules trapped within mineral grains on the surface and more water perhaps hidden in ice patches residing in permanent shadows.

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    Rooppur Power Plant: Unloading of key machines begins at Mongla Port

    Authorities started unloading a nuclear reactor and a steam generator -- key components of the first unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant -- at jetty number 9 of Mongla Port in Bagerhat today.

  • Telescopes capture supermassive black hole devouring star

    Astronomers have captured the moment a supermassive black hole shredded a star the size of our Sun, releasing images Monday showing the devastating process in unprecedented detail. Using telescopes from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), they were able to monitor light flaring from the process -- known as a tidal disruption event -- from a black hole just over 215 million light-years from Earth.

  • Black holes: devourers of stars reveal their secrets

    A trio of scientists was awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for their research into black holes, some of the most mysterious objects in the universe that gobble stars like specks of dust. So powerful they bend the laws of nature, not even Albert Einstein, the father of general relativity, was convinced they could exist.

  • NASA considers mission to Venus after recent discovery of possible life

    NASA is considering approving by next April up to two planetary science missions from four proposals under review, including one to Venus that scientists involved in the project said could help determine whether or not that planet harbours life.

  • Potential sign of life detected on inhospitable Venus

    Scientists have said they detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s inhospitable neighbor, a tantalising sign of potential life beyond Earth.

  • Scientists confounded by new findings on universe's mysterious dark matter

    Dark matter, mysterious invisible stuff that makes up most of the mass of galaxies including our own Milky Way, is confounding scientists again, with new observations of distant galaxies conflicting with the current understanding of its nature.

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    FGC global robotics competition: Team Bangladesh ranks 1st over 5 weeks

    Bangladesh has ranked number one among 174 participating countries over the last 5 weeks at FIRST Global Challenge (FGC), an international robotics competition, held annually for high school students.

  • Dwarf planet Ceres an ocean world

    The dwarf planet Ceres -- long believed to be a barren space rock -- is an ocean world with reservoirs of sea water beneath its surface, according to new research.

  • 'Baby' Milky Way discovered 12 bln light years away

    A golden halo glinting 12 billion light-years away is the farthest galaxy resembling our Milky Way yet spotted, astronomers said Wednesday, adding the "surprisingly unchaotic" infant star system challenges our understanding of the early years of the Universe.

  • Dinosaurs got cancer too, say scientists

    Dinosaurs loom in the imagination as forces of nature, but a new study that identifies the first known case of cancer in the creatures shows they suffered from the debilitating disease too. A badly malformed Centrosaurus leg bone unearthed in the Alberta, Canada badlands in 1989 had originally been thought by palaeontologists to be a healed fracture

  • A milestone for privatisation of space: SpaceX brings astronauts home safely

    America's first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico. The mission, carried out jointly by NASA and the private company SpaceX, demonstrated that the United States has the capacity once more to send its astronauts to space and bring them back.

  • Virgin, Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial plane that flies at three times the speed of sound

    Space tourism company Virgin Galactic on Monday announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial aeroplane that flies at three times the speed of sound. The aircraft would travel at Mach 3 -- rather than the Mach 2 speed of Concorde, the pioneering jet that operated from 1976 to 2003.

  • NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

    The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life.

  • NASA launches rover to seek signs of past life on Mars

    NASA's next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth's planetary neighbour.

  • Study solves mystery origin of Stonehenge's iconic boulders

    Stonehenge, a Neolithic wonder in southern England, has vexed historians and archaeologists for centuries with its many mysteries: How was it built? What purpose did it serve? Where did its towering sandstone boulders come from?

  • Scientists revive 100 million-year-old microbes from deep under seafloor

    Scientists have succeeded in reviving microbes retrieved from sediment deep under the seafloor in the heart of the South Pacific that had survived in a dormant state for 101.5 million years in research illustrating the resiliency of life on Earth.

  • Myanmar joins band of Asian nations launching satellites

    Myanmar is preparing to launch its first-ever satellite, joining an unlikely coalition of nascent space nations aiming to protect millions from environmental disasters.

  • China launches first-ever independent mission to Mars

    China successfully launched an unmanned probe to Mars on Thursday in its first independent mission to another planet, a bid for global leadership in space and a display of its technological prowess and ambition.

  • United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

    The United Arab Emirates has launched its first mission to Mars as it strives to develop its scientific and technological capabilities and reduce its reliance on oil.

  • The UAE launches first Arab space mission to Mars

    The first Arab space mission to Mars blasted off Monday aboard a rocket from Japan, with the probe dubbed "Hope" successfully separating about an hour after liftoff.

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