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'NASA satellite to measure Earth's melting ice'

'NASA satellite to measure Earth's melting ice'

NASA is set to launch a satellite equipped with the most advanced laser instrument of its kind into space, to provide critical observations of how the Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice are

Sep 12, 2018, 16:49 PM IST
Novel drug may offer treatment for tuberculosis

Novel drug may offer treatment for tuberculosis

The findings showed that the compound does not kill the bacteria directly, but results in a significant reduction in the bacterial burden. 

Sep 11, 2018, 17:26 PM IST
Rice farming twice as bad for climate as thought: Study

Rice farming twice as bad for climate as thought: Study

The researchers found that carefully chosen farming techniques at individual farms reduced net greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation by as much as 90 percent by integrating shallow flooding

Sep 11, 2018, 14:56 PM IST
'AI helps track down mysterious cosmic signals'

'AI helps track down mysterious cosmic signals'

Scientists say they have used artificial intelligence (AI) to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source about three billion light-years away from Earth.

Sep 11, 2018, 13:10 PM IST
NaVIC, a home-grown GPS system to alert fishermen about natural disasters, maritime boundary

NaVIC, a home-grown GPS system to alert fishermen about natural disasters, maritime boundary

The gadget that is to be mounted to the device will have a Bluetooth connectivity and through our NaVIC messaging feature, we will give more information on prospective storms," Nilesh Desai, Deputy

Sep 07, 2018, 17:48 PM IST
'Robat' uses sound to map, navigate surroundings

'Robat' uses sound to map, navigate surroundings

 Scientists developed the first fully autonomous bat-like robot that uses sound to move through a novel environment while mapping it.

Sep 07, 2018, 15:41 PM IST
First known omnivorous shark species identified: Scientists

First known omnivorous shark species identified: Scientists

Researchers found that bonnethead sharks happily graze upon seagrass, in addition to eating bony fish, crabs, snails and shrimp.ers.

Sep 07, 2018, 15:05 PM IST
China launches new marine satellite

China launches new marine satellite

The satellite will help monitor ocean colour and water temperatures, providing basic data for research on the global oceanic environment, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology

Sep 07, 2018, 12:49 PM IST
'New algorithm may help improve taste of beer'

'New algorithm may help improve taste of beer'

Scientists have created a machine learning algorithm that may help brewers to have greater control over the flavor of the beer, and also yield personalized treatments for metabolic disorders in

Sep 06, 2018, 17:04 PM IST
Routine testing for prostate cancer may be harmful

Routine testing for prostate cancer may be harmful

The research found that if screening reduces prostate cancer deaths at all, the effect is very small.

Sep 06, 2018, 15:08 PM IST
Planet hunting Kepler telescope wakes up again: NASA

Planet hunting Kepler telescope wakes up again: NASA

After the Kepler space telescope, Tess is the second spacecraft which will search for planets outside our solar system, including those that could support life.

Sep 06, 2018, 14:37 PM IST
Towering hexagonal vortex spotted on Saturn: Scientists

Towering hexagonal vortex spotted on Saturn: Scientists

The presence of a hexagon way up in Saturn's northern stratosphere, hundreds of kilometers above the clouds, suggests that there is much more to learn about the dynamics at play in the gas giant's

Sep 06, 2018, 13:49 PM IST
Poor grades? Blame your genes: Scientists

Poor grades? Blame your genes: Scientists

Around two-thirds of individual differences in academic achievement can be explained by comparing genes, scientists said.

Sep 06, 2018, 12:30 PM IST
AI camera may help robotic vehicles detect obstacles faster: Scientists

AI camera may help robotic vehicles detect obstacles faster: Scientists

In both simulations and real-world experiments, the team used the system to successfully identify airplanes, automobiles, cats, dogs and more within natural image settings.

Sep 04, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
8,000 new combinations to slow down antibiotic-resistant bacteria

8,000 new combinations to slow down antibiotic-resistant bacteria

This finding could be a major step toward protecting public health at a time when pathogens and common infections are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics, the researchers said.

Sep 04, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Semi-artificial photosynthesis creates fuel from water: Scientists

Semi-artificial photosynthesis creates fuel from water: Scientists

Researchers not only improved on the amount of energy produced and stored, they managed to reactivate a process in the algae that has been dormant for millennia.

Sep 04, 2018, 15:36 PM IST
Infants can distinguish between leaders and bullies: Study

Infants can distinguish between leaders and bullies: Study

The study analyzed infants' eye-gazing behavior, a standard approach for measuring expectations in children too young to explain their thinking to adults.

Sep 04, 2018, 13:58 PM IST
NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has unveiled an "Advisory Council committee" that will explore some of these plans, which could include product endorsements from astronauts and even selling the

Sep 04, 2018, 13:17 PM IST
Scientists develops color-changing contact lens to detect eye damage

Scientists develops color-changing contact lens to detect eye damage

The researchers used the sensor, called OjoGel, to measure ascorbic acid levels in artificial tears and in clinical samples of fluid from patients' eyes.

Sep 04, 2018, 11:41 AM IST
Unique process to revolutionize solar power usage discovered

Unique process to revolutionize solar power usage discovered

This is first of its kind model to use hydrogenase and photosystem II for creating semi-artificial photosynthesis supported entirely by solar power.

Sep 04, 2018, 11:23 AM IST