New video-based app for treating TB is cheap and effective

The app, which provides video Directly Observed Therapy (video DOT) for tuberculosis patients is not only inexpensive, but also gives more privacy to patients compared to in-person, which requires daily visits to a trained health care worker. Apr 28, 2018
Mars Water

New evidence shows lakes on Mars dried up 3.5bn years ago

In early 2017 scientists announced the discovery of possible desiccation cracks in Gale Crater, which was filled by lakes 3.5 billion years ago. Since desiccation mudcracks form only where wet sediment is exposed to air, their position closer to the centre of the lake bed rather than the edge also suggests that lake levels rose and fell dramatically over time. Apr 26, 2018
Jim Bridenstine

Who is Jim Bridenstine? Politician sworn in as the 13th NASA Administrator

Jim Bridenstine, who was the Republican Representative from Oklahoma, resigned from the House of Representatives Monday to take up the new role of NASA Administrator. He is the first politician to be named as the NASA administrator. Bridenstine was given the oath of office by Pence at the NASA Headquarters in Washington. Apr 26, 2018

India recalls GSAT-11 satellite for tests from Arianespace's rocket port

GSAT-11 was designed, assembled and integrated by the ISRO, and will have an estimated lift-off mass of 5,870 kg. This advanced communications satellite is to provide multi-spot beam coverage over the Indian mainland and nearby islands, bringing significant advantages to the user community when compared with India's existing INSAT/GSAT satellite systems. Apr 26, 2018