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Report claims PM Modi threatens to quit if Sangh fronts don't behave - Firstpost

Faced with a barrage of controversial remarks by members of his own party MPs and the extended Sangh parivar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been …

Commercial space race: US lags Europe

It was a major battlefront in the Cold War, but the space race has moved on from a battle between the U.S. and Russia, to a contest between companies …

Airbus pushes for UK maritime patrol contest

One of the potential bidders for a future UK maritime patrol aircraft requirement is calling on the Ministry of Defence to hold a competition, rather …

Rostislav Belyakov: The man behind the MiGs

In the Cold War, the word MiG became synonymous with the military might of the Soviet Union. BBC Future looks at the incredible aircraft designs and the man who helped create them.<p>Russian aircraft designer Rostislav Belyakov, who died last week at the age of 94, was not a household name. But the …

Why astronauts get the ‘space stupids’

Space can do strange things to the mind, from warped thinking to eerie feelings of disorientation, discovers David Robson.<p>As he was hurtling into orbit, Cosmonaut Gherman Titov had the distinct feeling that his body was cartwheeling through the air. It started as soon as Vostok 2 separated from its …

The biggest test for drones?

Will drones soon be zipping around above our cities? Before that happens, there are big obstacles in the way, says David Robson. One of them is you.<p><b>What’s all the fuss about drones?</b> <br>Flying, unmanned robots that could protect endangered species, find lost children and scout out disaster areas – it’s …

Will army vehicles actively avoid conflict?

Once, heavily armoured military vehicles would trundle into the very heart of battle – the vehicles of the future might adopt a different battlefield strategy.<p>Your family car, it’s fair to say, doesn’t have much in common with a tank. Military vehicles aren’t required to squeeze into tight parking …

Six months that changed aviation forever

War has always spurred technological change, but in the early months of World War I a whole new way of fighting emerged: from the air. A century ago this month, two French airmen made history by becoming the first to shoot down an enemy aircraft. Within weeks, the first rudimentary aircraft …

Meditation makes you more creative, study suggests

Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking, even if you have never meditated before. The study is a clear indication that you don't …

Albert Einstein - “There Is Neither Evolution Nor Destiny; Only Being.”

Albert Einstein is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. The totality of his work converges into one supreme goal: to …

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch

A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.<p><b>WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia—Every time NASA launches a rocket, two safety officers have one weighty decision: They have to decide whether to push a self-destruct button if it appears the launch is going awry.</b><p>If they make …

Scientists Create Coldest Cubic Meter In The Universe, Claim New World Record

<i>Brrr!</i> An international team of scientists claims to have set a world record by cooling an 880-pound block of copper to a temperature of six milliKelvins (or -459.659 degrees Fahrenheit).<p>That's just a smidge above absolute zero, which is roughly -460 Fahrenheit.<p>"This is a major technological …