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World can cut carbon emissions and live well, eco tool shows

 Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2 degree centigrade rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows.

How early Rapa Nui society declined on Easter Island revealed

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into how did the Rapa Nui society really declined on Easter Island.

'Natural plant compounds to combat mosquitoes'

 Researchers have discovered new natural plant compounds that could lead to a new class of safe and effective pesticides to control mosquitoes.

Snakes may have first appeared 167 million years ago

 Newly discovered snake fossils have recently revealed that snakes may have first appeared 167 million years ago, which pushes back its origins by nearly 70 million years.

Launch NASA space mission from your smartphone!
Launch NASA space mission from your smartphone!

Are you an avid space explorer or love to read about deep space missions? Download this interactive 3D app from NASA and reach the launch pad, virtually.

3D-printed cartilage for tracheal replacement developed

Using 3D printing, investigators from the non-profit Feinstein Institute for Medical Research here have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair or replacement.

Stomach hormone that increases 'sex drive' found

According to a new Swedish study, an appetite hormone released from the stomach has been shown to increase sexual drive in mice.

Master math via body movements

Imagine your kid contorting his or her body and waving arms to master math. This is the future with body-based tasks while interacting with a Kinect for Windows mathematics program, researchers report.

Fruit flies can smell antioxidants in their food
Fruit flies can smell antioxidants in their food

Fruit flies can smell healthy antioxidants that protect cells from the harmful influences in their food, finds a study.

These 'bulletproof batteries' with Kevlar will enable safer recharge

Researchers have come up with new technology of batteries that consists of Kelvar, the tough material in bulletproof vests, so that it doesn't catch fire.

Now, app that calculates odds of your plane crashing

A new smartphone app, named 'Am I going down?' has recently been developed that can calculate the odds of people's plane crashing.

'Miniature' electronic devices come closer to reality

A new study has recently revealed that it may be possible to develop electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways that will allow miniaturizing the electronic devices.

Scientists discover way to unboil egg
Scientists discover way to unboil egg

Researchers have managed to unboil an ordinary boiled egg, and the results may have implications for cancer treatments, biotechnology and a broad range of food production processes, a British daily reported Tuesday.

Researchers make magnetic graphene

Researchers have found a way to induce magnetism in graphene while also preserving its electronic properties, an advance that may pave the way for new multi-functional electronic devices.

Ocean warming melting one of largest Antarctica glaciers
Ocean warming melting one of largest Antarctica glaciers

One of the largest glaciers on the planet, Totten, is melting due to ocean warming, a phenomenon that demonstrates the vulnerability of East Antarctica and its role in increasing the level of the oceans.

New research brings invisibility cloaks closer to reality

New metamaterials may take engineers one step closer to building invisibility cloaks or even shields that can conceal military airplanes, scientists say.

iPS-derived cells assimilable with heart tissues: Researchers

A research team of Japan`s Osaka University has announced that it has proved myocardial cells developed from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells could assimilate with heart tissues of rats and function continuously, which marks a big step towards clinical research of treating human heart diseases with iPS cells.

New anti-radiation drug works days after exposure

A new drug that protects mice days after exposure to radiation may one day treat side effects of cancer therapy or protect astronauts from harmful cosmic rays, scientists say.

Vampire bat-inspired robot can fly and walk

Researchers are developing a new vampire bat-inspired robot that can walk as well as fly, allowing it to carry out search and rescue missions in multiple terrains.

Bamboo tower to harness drinking water from air

An Italian firm is developing an off-grid bamboo tower that could efficiently harness safe drinking water from thin air without the need of expensive infrastructure.

Tequila waste can help create wood-like material
Tequila waste can help create wood-like material

A Mexican startup has developed a wood-like material from tequila waste and recycled plastic that can be used to make items such as tables and chairs.

Scientists find how to unboil eggs
Scientists find how to unboil eggs

 Scientists have invented a way to unboil a hen egg and claim that the new method could dramatically slash costs for cancer treatments and speed up biotechnology research related to proteins.

Meet the world's first `emotional robot` designed to serve people with dementia
Meet the world's first `emotional robot` designed to serve people with dementia

 A new robot has recently been developed that help take care of people with dementia by recognizing their emotions.

Challenge now to negotiate plant price with US: Srinivasan

Senior nuclear scientist M R Srinivasan, welcoming the agreement reached between India and the US in the nuclear power field Sunday, said the challenge now is on discussions on the cost of the plants to be imported from the US.

PCs to fade away, robots to 'take over' and serve people by 2045

About 30 years ago the personal computer began to make its way into regular use and it went on to transform society and the way humans live their lives.

Know why rain brings that fresh, earthy smell
Know why rain brings that fresh, earthy smell

Love the fresh and earthy smell of rain drops and curious to know where the smell comes from? Scientists have now identified the exact mechanism that releases this aroma into the environment.

New material found for producing cheaper solar energy

Researchers have recently found a new way to make clean energy that will be more cost efficient, it has been reported.

Climate may impact how human languages evolve and sound

 Languages with complex tones are more likely to occur in humid regions of the world, while languages with simple tones are found in frigid areas or dry deserts, scientists say.

Soon, flexible, paper-thin computer screens

The next generation of transistors may pave the way for flexible, paper-thin computer screens that provide faster response times and better efficiency, scientists say.

Japanese technology to boost flood warnings in South Asia

A sophisticated flood forecast model developed by Japanese scientists will enhance early warnings and help mitigate the impact of climate change in the flood-ravaged trans-boundary river basins of India, Pakistan and even China.