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World's largest telescope may be set up in Ladakh
World's largest telescope may be set up in Ladakh

India is a 10 per cent partner in the TMT project, which includes China, Japan, Canada and the US.

World's largest dinos were born self-reliant
World's largest dinos were born self-reliant

If remains of baby Titanosaur is anything to go by, they probably were almost independent from the moment they were born.

Geologists discover earth's oldest piece of rock!
Geologists discover earth's oldest piece of rock!

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New Delhi: Zicron crystals are the one of the earliest piece of planet's crust, according to geologists from Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

Loss of ocean oxygen to become widespread by 2030s

Large scale ocean deoxygenation could leave fish, crabs, squid, sea stars, and other marine life struggling to breathe.

Meet Jia Jia, a realistic-looking robot that can chat with humans – Watch!
Meet Jia Jia, a realistic-looking robot that can chat with humans – Watch!

The human-like robot, developed by the Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Anhui, China, can also make facial expressions and nod in response to questions.

Google Glass to 'rehumanise' doctor-patient relationship
Google Glass to 'rehumanise' doctor-patient relationship

Using Google Glass, Augmedix has developed a platform for doctors to collect, update and recall patient and other medical data in real time.

Scientists discover new 'tunneling' state of water molecules
Scientists discover new 'tunneling' state of water molecules

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New Delhi: Water is life. It is one of the few substances that can exist in all three forms of matter i.e. solid, liquid or gas.

Amazing: Bumblebees use motor skills to pollinate flowers!
Amazing: Bumblebees use motor skills to pollinate flowers!

As per a recent study conducted by a team of researchers, wild bumblebees are born with the ability to remove pollen from nectarless flowers using high-frequency vibrations.

Pre-historic cheese making discovered in Swiss Alps
Pre-historic cheese making discovered in Swiss Alps

The ceramic fragments were found at six sites in the ruins of stone buildings similar to those used by modern alpine dairy managers for cheese production during the summer months, suggesting that herders were making cheeses at higher altitudes some 3,000 years ago.

Read: How insects spot virus-infected plants?
Read: How insects spot virus-infected plants?

The leaves of the diseased or virus-infected plants reflect light differently to attract the attention of disease-spreading greenfly.

This is how baby birds learn to fly early!
This is how baby birds learn to fly early!

On the contrary, adult birds have large wings and robust interlocking forelimb skeletons that may help meet the demands of flight.

Unbelievable: Chimps shop like we do!
Unbelievable: Chimps shop like we do!

In a research conducted at Dartmouth College in the US, researchers have arrived at a conclusion that chimps too use their sensory powers to evaluate and choose figs.

This snake like 'eel-robot' will perform maintenance task undersea – Watch!
This snake like 'eel-robot' will perform maintenance task undersea – Watch!

With its snake-like form, the Eelume robot provides access to confined areas that are difficult to access with existing technology.

Huge long-necked dinosaurs had big, precocious babies

The babies of a huge, long-necked dinosaur called Rapetosaurus that lived on the island of Madagascar did not just sit in a nest and look cute. They were born ready for action.

Mice in space showed liver damage after two weeks

Lab mice that spent just two weeks in orbit showed early signs of liver damage upon returning to Earth, raising concern about what long-duration spaceflight might do to humans, researchers said Wednesday.

Harnessing community radio to spread skilling message

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), announced a competition to highlight how skill development has had a transformative impact on society.

Indian virtual reality makers gear up to create 'rift' for the masses
Indian virtual reality makers gear up to create 'rift' for the masses

Domestic handset maker Karbonn Mobiles forayed into the VR field with two low-cost VR glasses-equipped smartphones last week.

New evidence suggests our limbs may have evolved from shark gills
New evidence suggests our limbs may have evolved from shark gills

The new genetic results support the century-old but widely discounted theory on the origin of limbs.

This smart mattress can tell if your partner is cheating on you- Watch!
This smart mattress can tell if your partner is cheating on you- Watch!

Invented by Durmet, a Spanish mattress company, the 'Smarttess' mattress features 24 sensors within the springs.

Victorian Age technology to enhance virtual reality experience
Victorian Age technology to enhance virtual reality experience

The technique known as "monovision" allows each eye of an observer to focus to a different distance.

Apple updates MacBook with faster processors
Apple updates MacBook with faster processors

Apple Inc on Tuesday updated its 12-inch MacBook line of laptops with faster processors, among other features, and made it available in rose gold colour.

New system to identify people by their 'brainprints'
New system to identify people by their 'brainprints'

Scientists have developed a new system that can identify people using their brain waves or 'brainprint' with 100 per cent accuracy, an advance that may be useful in high-security applications.

Does age of smartphone also mean loss of privacy?
Does age of smartphone also mean loss of privacy?

The researchers developed an Android application called Smart-Spaces to collect information for the study.

Dinosaurs struggled to survive long before asteroid hit

Dinosaurs struggled to survive for tens of millions of years before they finally went extinct, an event widely blamed on the environmental fallout from an asteroid strike, researchers have said.

Fossil fuels could be phased out worldwide in a decade: Study
Fossil fuels could be phased out worldwide in a decade: Study

The worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade, according to a major energy think tank in the UK.

Now Amazon Echo to give health advice based on age, weight
Now Amazon Echo to give health advice based on age, weight

By using KidsMD on once's Alexa device, people would be able to ask for dosing advice based on their child's weight or age, the Verge reported.

Tattoo-like 'e-skin' turns your body into digital screen
Tattoo-like 'e-skin' turns your body into digital screen

Wearable electronics, in particular, need to be thin and flexible to minimise impact where they attach to the body.

Your iPhone will expire in 3 years: Apple
Your iPhone will expire in 3 years: Apple

In a major announcement, US electronic giant Apple has said that iPhones possess a life expectancy of three years and same applies to the Apple watch. However, the Apple TV can live upto four years