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June 28, 2015
Using NASA data to show how raindrops could save rupees
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Rainwater could save people in India a bucket of money, according to a new study by scientists looking at NASA satellite data. The study, partially funded by NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions, found that collecting rainwater for vegetable irrigation could reduce water bills, increase caloric intake and even provide a second source of income for people in India. The study, published in the June issue of Urban Water Journal, is based on precipitation data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring ... read more
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Understanding subduction zone earthquakes
The 26 December 2004 Mw ~9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake (also known as the Sumatra-Andaman or Aceh-Andaman earthquake), which generated massive, destructive tsunamis, especially along the Aceh coast of ... more

Floods kill 41 in western India
Flash flooding triggered by torrential rains has killed 41 people in India's western Gujarat state, as the annual monsoon season hits the country, a disaster management official said Thursday. ... more

Donors pledge $4.4bn in aid to quake-hit Nepal
Quake-devastated Nepal Thursday hailed international donors, led by India and China, for surpassing expectations and pledging $4.4 billion for reconstruction, as the country's premier vowed "zero tolerance" of corruption and said all aid would go to victims. ... more
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Quake-hit Nepal appeals for aid to rebuild country
Nepal is to host a major meeting of donors Thursday to raise funds to rebuild the quake-devastated country, hoping to dispel doubts that money will be lost to corruption and reconstruction hamstrung by red tape. ... more


Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration
The Dalai Lama marked his official 80th birthday on Sunday, with prayers and celebrations at his hometown in exile but little to show for decades of lobbying seeking greater Tibetan autonomy. ... more
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Frustration as tourists stay away from quake-hit Nepal
Boatman Hem Gurung waits listlessly on the deserted banks of Lake Phewa in the shadow of Nepal's spectacular Annapurna mountain range for tourists that do not come. ... more

Desalination technology goes off the grid in India
Some 60 percent of groundwater in India has a notable saltiness, not ideal for drinking. Though not unhealthy, the water can corrode pots and pans in addition to putting a pucker on the faces of unsuspecting drinkers. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Deadline in doubt in tense Iran nuclear talks

Iran nuclear talks enter 'critical phase'

Family pleads for American's release on margins of Iran talks

Pentagon plans Space-War Center to defend against adversaries

Rousseff puts spy scandal behind her with US visit

China denounces US hacking accusation as 'absurd'

US warship visits Georgia amid Ukraine crisis


Russia's Nuclear Might Slashing US Hopes of New American Century?
Washington is engaged in what a former Indian diplomat and a political analyst referred to as a "calibrated brinkmanship" in Europe so as "to dictate the terms of war and peace" in the region. To th ... more

Nothing escapes The Global Ear
From earthquakes in Nepal to volcanic eruptions in Chile, from meteors crashing to Earth to the songs of migrating whales in the Indian Ocean, The Global Ear hears all. This universal system of look ... more

Nepal quake leaves remote villages cut off as rains begin
For the villagers of Sirdibas in Nepal, one of hundreds of isolated mountain communities dotting the vast Himalayan region, a trip to the nearest market meant a difficult three-day journey by donkey even before the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake. ... more
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Malaysia says committed to MH370 hunt despite ship pull-out
Malaysia on Thursday insisted it was committed to completing the hunt for missing flight MH370 despite not renewing its contract with one of three search vessels scanning the Indian Ocean seabed. ... more

After harrowing journeys, Rohingya hope for peaceful Ramadan in Indonesia
Muhammad Yunus came ashore in Indonesia by accident after a harrowing boat journey - but he and hundreds of other Rohingya migrants are delighted to be spending Islam's holiest month in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. ... more
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Sudden shift in 'forcing' led to demise of Laurentide ice sheet

Glacial quakes may serve as indicators of glacier disruption

Using NASA data to show how raindrops could save rupees

Trinity scientists persuade volcanoes to tell their stories

First species of yeti crab found in Antarctica

Forgotten fossil indicates earlier origin of teeth

Understanding subduction zone earthquakes


India's booming taxi-app firms endure bumpy ride
India's ultra-competitive app-based taxi-hailing market has quickly become a multi-billion-dollar industry, but controversy surrounding safety, rejected licences and protesting cabbies threatens to slam the brakes on its spectacular rise. ... more

France says India to seal deal on Rafale jets in '2 to 3 months'
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday that talks with India over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets were progressing well and would be finalised within "two to three months". ... more

RS-25 Engine Fires Up for Third Test in Series
Ladies and gentlemen, we've started our engine. An RS-25 engine fired up for 500 seconds June 11 at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Four RS-25 engines will power N ... more

China says Nepal quake moved Everest southwest
A devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April moved Mount Everest three centimetres (just over an inch) to the southwest, but did not change its height, according to Chinese research published on Tuesday. ... more

Long, hard road for Nepal's disabled quake survivors
Eight hours after Bim Bahadur Gurung started walking along a mountain path, carrying his severely injured daughter on his back and hoping to find a hospital, a second earthquake struck already-devastated Nepal. ... more
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Quake-hit Nepal wants experts to assess Everest safety
Tourism-dependent Nepal will call in international experts to examine popular trekking routes - including in the quake-hit Everest region - and declare them safe for hikers, an official said late Thursday. ... more

China's Panchen Lama meets Xi, calls for 'national unity'
A man Beijing has named as one of the most senior figures in Tibetan Buddhism met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, state media said Thursday, as Communist authorities seek to win support for their policies in the region. ... more
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Engineers develop micro-tentacles so tiny robots can handle delicate objects

Sweeping lasers snap together nanoscale geometric grids

New light in terahertz window

Successful Commissioning Of HelWin2 HVDC Grid Connection

Researchers confirm novel method for controlling plasma rotation

Stanford researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells

Giving atoms their marching orders


India floats first locally made aircraft carrier


Researchers work to minimize drought impact on food crops


Nepal parties reach long-awaited charter deal after quake


Greenpeace says India barred activist from entry


Google puts India PM in criminal search line-up


Nepal police teach quake victims self-defence after attacks


New Heads for Indian Space Agency's Spaceport, Key Units


US Defense Secretary Carter signs defence projects with India


Glacier changes at the top of the world


Researchers say anti-pollution rules have uncertain effects

ISRO to Test Plane-Shaped Reusable Launch Vehicle in July

India to buy only 36 French Rafale fighter jets: minister

Indian Air Force jet test fires Harpoon missile

Schools reopen in quake-devastated Nepal

JA Solar and Essel Infraprojects Limited Sign MOU on 500MW PV Joint Venture

Rain brings relief as India heatwave death toll tops 2,200

Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave deaths top 1,700

India reels under heatwave as death toll tops 2,000

Pattern Development starts Amazon wind farm project in Indiana

Like Sleeping Beauty, some research lies dormant for decades

ISRO to Launch Satellite For Strategic Applications

India's ex-premier says new regime undermining democracy

Indian wants cooperation with Russia to build nuclear subs

Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

Quake-hit Nepal suspends adoptions

India to test its home-made multi-object tracking radar next month

Hundreds gather in Nepal capital to mark one month since quake

India heatwave kills 800 as capital's roads melt

Seashell strength inspires stress tests

After Mars, Indian Space Agency Aims at Venus

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