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Puzzled over the phenomenon of 'bright nights' for centuries, scientists finally say 'Eureka'!
Puzzled over the phenomenon of 'bright nights' for centuries, scientists finally say 'Eureka'!

 Historical accounts of bright nights go back centuries. European newspapers and the scientific literature also carried observations of these events in 1783, 1908 and 1916.

Self-driving robotic health clinics to become reality soon!
Self-driving robotic health clinics to become reality soon!

Self-driving robotic health clinics that treats patinets on the street could soon become a reality in the future.

Father of India's nuclear fusion – Professor Predhiman Krishan Kaw dies at 69
Father of India's nuclear fusion – Professor Predhiman Krishan Kaw dies at 69

According to the report, Dr Kaw was suffering from Parkinson's disease and had recently undergone a bypass surgery.

Now, 3D printed objects which dramatically change shape
Now, 3D printed objects which dramatically change shape

The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, used 3D printers to create the struts that make up one of the primary components of the tensegrity structure.

New AI robot can create its own music

The robot with four arms and eight sticks writes and plays its own compositions on a marimba, using a database of well-known pop, classical and jazz artists.

New system can reuse waste energy from idling trucks, buses

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in the US showed that the waste energy can be used to operate secondary systems, such as air conditioning or refrigeration units, when the vehicles are stopped and idling.

This is how brain processes emotional spillover
This is how brain processes emotional spillover

As part of efforts to understand the emotional side of the brain, researchers in the US have for the first time pinpointed areas directly responsible for emotional spillover.

Crocodile clamps its jaws on zookeeper's head in Thailand – Watch the horrifying video
Crocodile clamps its jaws on zookeeper's head in Thailand – Watch the horrifying video

A crocodile has bitten a zookeeper's head before violently thrashing him from side to side while he screamed in agony.

Dressmakers have needle-sharp 3D vision: Study

Stereoscopic vision is the brain's ability to decode the flat 2D optical information received by both eyes to give us the depth of perception needed to thread a needle, catch a ball, park a car and generally navigate a 3D world.

New AI system can achieve maximum Pac-Man score

The team from Canadian startup Maluuba used a branch of AI called reinforcement learning to play the 1980s arcade game Ms Pac-Man perfectly.

New system produces fuel from carbon dioxide

Scientists have developed a plant that uses carbon dioxide in the air to produce renewable fuels and chemicals, an advance that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels.

World's fastest amphibious fighting vehicle being developed by China
World's fastest amphibious fighting vehicle being developed by China

While there are many amphibious armoured vehicles in the world, most of them move very slowly in the water.

Researchers discover 2-D magnet for first time
Researchers discover 2-D magnet for first time

The findings, published this week in the journal Nature, demonstrate that magnetic properties can exist even in the 2-D realm, opening a world of potential applications, as magnetic materials form the basis of technologies that play increasingly pivotal roles in our lives today

New form of hard, elastic 'super' carbon developed

Researchers, including those from Carnegie Institution for Science in the US, pressurised and heated a structurally disordered form of carbon called glassy carbon.

Investigational vaccine may protect monkeys from HIV-like virus: Study
Investigational vaccine may protect monkeys from HIV-like virus: Study

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center in Durham said the improved vaccine added three more targets to a human vaccine candidate that showed a promise.

AI robot gets below average scores in university entrance exam

The robot, AI-MATHS, completed two versions of the exam's math test. It finished the test in 22 minutes, scoring 105 points out of 150 points, without Internet support. It scored 100 points on another version of the test.

Scientists discover two-dimensional magnet

The study proved that material chromium tri-chloride has magnetic properties in the mono-layer form, which may open up a world of potential applications possibly in the information technology industry.

IIT-Bombay beats Japanese institution, wins unmanned ground vehicle competition in US
IIT-Bombay beats Japanese institution, wins unmanned ground vehicle competition in US

The biggest unmanned ground vehicle competition in the world for university students, it was held at Oakland University in Michigan.

Artificial Intelligence can now predict how long you are going to live
Artificial Intelligence can now predict how long you are going to live

Precision radiology is the new thing which makes use of feature engineering and deep learning methods in a radiomics framework to predict the age of a person.

Scientists discover 3000-year-old copper mask in Argentina

The mask, that dates back to about 1000 BC, was found at a site where adults and children were buried.

Scientists discover earliest evidence of human impact on environment
Scientists discover earliest evidence of human impact on environment

The discovery took place as part of the Dead Sea Deep Drilling project which harnessed a 1,500-foot-deep drill core to delve into the Dead Sea basin.

'Instantly rechargeable' electric car batteries in the offing

The new technology will do away with the need to stop and recharge an electric car's battery, and dramatically reduce the need for new infrastructure to support re-charging stations, researchers said.

China to install world's fastest elevator
China to install world's fastest elevator

The speed was recorded during a test of the elevator in Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre in China.

Researchers come up with new AI-based programme to predict patient's lifespan
Researchers come up with new AI-based programme to predict patient's lifespan

The new AI machine looks at images of their organs and predicts with 69 percent accuracy.

Jurassic Park to remain a fantasy? T-rex bone proves it will never exist!
Jurassic Park to remain a fantasy? T-rex bone proves it will never exist!

Prehistoric proteins might have supplied the first possible glimpse of the steps towards rebuilding dinosaurs.

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US made the detection on January 4 this year, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened.

This GIGANTIC airplane 'Stratolaunch' is ready to take on rocket makers - Know all about it
This GIGANTIC airplane 'Stratolaunch' is ready to take on rocket makers - Know all about it

The gigantic plane was wheeled out of its hanger for the first time and is all set to take on rocket makers as it is no less than a miracle.

How close is Artifical Intelligence from making us jobless? Here's what experts predict
How close is Artifical Intelligence from making us jobless? Here's what experts predict

All these things raise a very important question and that is when will artificial intelligence surpass human performance and deliver in a much better way than human beings.

New tech can extract fresh water from waste brine

The research, published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, involves the development of a carbon nanotube-based heating element that will vastly improve the recovery of fresh water during membrane distillation processes.

Unique psychology test – Understanding the mindset of terrorists
Unique psychology test – Understanding the mindset of terrorists

For the experiment, researchers worked with a group of 66 incarcerated ex-combatants from a paramilitary terrorist group in Colombia, a country with one of the greatest insurgency rates in the world, says a report in BBC News.