Cosmos

  • Scientists may have detected dark matter particle April 16, 2013

    Washington: For the first time, scientists, including an Indian-origin physicist, have observed concrete hints of a particle behind the elusive dark matter that is believed to hold the cosmos together but has never been directly observed. The international Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment involving Texas A&M high-energy physicist Rupak...
  • Scientists find hint of dark matter from cosmos April 3, 2013

    Geneva: A $2 billion experiment on the International Space Station is on the verge of explaining one of the more mysterious building blocks of the universe: the dark matter that helps hold the cosmos together. An international team of scientists says the cosmic ray detector has found the first hint...
  • Universe ages 80 million years, Big Bang gets clearer March 22, 2013

    Paris: New results from looking at the split-second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is 80 million years older than previously thought and provide ancient evidence supporting core concepts about the cosmos - how it began, what it's made of and where it's going. The findings released on Thursday bolster...
  • 'Human brain, Internet and Cosmos have same structures' November 26, 2012

    Washington: The structure and the growth of the Universe may be similar to that of human brain and the Internet, a new study has found. Researchers found that the structure of the universe and the laws that govern its growth share more similarities than previously thought to the structure...
  • Stephen Hawking launches supercomputer July 22, 2012

    London: Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has launched the most powerful shared-memory supercomputer in Europe. Hawking anticipates that the COSMOS supercomputer, manufactured by SGI and the first system of its kind, will open up new windows on the universe, a university release said. ...
  • After Anita, Kiran; Ashvin Desai goes the write way March 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Literary giant Anita Desai's husband and Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai's father Ashvin Desai has just come out with a book which released in the Capital on Sunday evening. While Ashvin did make it a point to joke about being part of this family of literary heavyweights, he...