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Scientists discover living bacteria in polar ice for the first time

Scientists discover living bacteria in polar ice for the first time

The research also shows that humans may be having an even greater impact on levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere than accepted evidence from climate history studies of ice cores

Dec 21, 2017, 14:28 PM IST
Christmas 2017: Scientists create world’s smallest greetings card

Christmas 2017: Scientists create world’s smallest greetings card

The card, created by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), is made from platinum-coated silicon nitride.

Dec 19, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
Life on Earth would have been impossible without fungi, says study

Life on Earth would have been impossible without fungi, says study

The amount of phosphorus transferred could have been very large under the ancient atmospheric conditions, but fungi had the power to dramatically alter the ancient atmosphere, the researchers said.  

Dec 19, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
What made the oldest plesiosaur a strong swimmer

What made the oldest plesiosaur a strong swimmer

The study showed that these long extinct animals propelled themselves through the world's oceans by employing "underwater flight" - similar to sea turtles and penguins.

Dec 18, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
MIT engineers induce plants to give off light

MIT engineers induce plants to give off light

By embedding specialised nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, the researchers successfully induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly four hours, according to the study

Dec 14, 2017, 20:30 PM IST
Isaac Newton, the artist? Graffiti sketched by scientist as a young boy discovered

Isaac Newton, the artist? Graffiti sketched by scientist as a young boy discovered

The sketch is thought to have been inspired by the building of a mill nearby during Newton's childhood.  

Dec 11, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
Restorers uncover 250-year-old 'time capsule' inside Jesus Christ's statue – Watch

Restorers uncover 250-year-old 'time capsule' inside Jesus Christ's statue – Watch

The note discusses key facts about the statue, such as who carved it and that it is made from wood.

Dec 09, 2017, 16:53 PM IST
It`s a man`s world: Women scarce in Nobel Prize annals

It`s a man`s world: Women scarce in Nobel Prize annals

While the number of women Nobel laureates has risen in recent decades -- from just four between 1901, the first year of the prizes, and 1920 to 19 between 2001 and 2017 -- the 48 women crowned over

Dec 08, 2017, 11:17 AM IST
Scientists devise new way to see through walls of unknown materials

Scientists devise new way to see through walls of unknown materials

Besides having applications in the realm of security, the approach could lead to inexpensive devices to help construction workers easily locate conduits, pipes and wires.

Dec 07, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
No more waiting at petrol pumps: Beer to power our cars in future

No more waiting at petrol pumps: Beer to power our cars in future

The researchers have been working for several years to develop technology that will convert widely-available ethanol into butanol.

Dec 07, 2017, 13:43 PM IST
Scientists create world's smallest copy of  Mona Lisa with DNA

Scientists create world's smallest copy of Mona Lisa with DNA

While DNA is perhaps best known for encoding the genetic information of living things, the molecule is also an excellent chemical building block.

Dec 07, 2017, 12:09 PM IST
Christmas surprise? Scientists offer evidence pointing at Santa Claus' existence

Christmas surprise? Scientists offer evidence pointing at Santa Claus' existence

Oxford University researchers analysed a micro-sample of a pelvis fragment and found that it dated back to the fourth century.

Dec 06, 2017, 18:01 PM IST
Detailed map shows mysterious fast-moving gas covering 13% of the sky

Detailed map shows mysterious fast-moving gas covering 13% of the sky

Astronomers had proposed several hypotheses about where high-velocity clouds come from.

Dec 05, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Wearable ring allows users to type on fingers

Wearable ring allows users to type on fingers

The system called Fingersound is triggered by a thumb ring outfitted with a gyroscope and tiny microphone. It allows people to trace letters on their fingers and see the figures appear on a nearby

Dec 03, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
All animals have one common ancestor – Sea sponges: Scientists

All animals have one common ancestor – Sea sponges: Scientists

The researchers found that models that can better describe the data favour sponges at the root of the animal tree.

Dec 03, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Artificial photosynthesis system may lead to greener plastics

Artificial photosynthesis system may lead to greener plastics

Ethylene, which is the building block of polyethylene, is an important chemical feedstock produced in large quantities for manufacturing plastics, rubber and fibres.  

Nov 29, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
China's manned submersible to begin trial by 2020

China's manned submersible to begin trial by 2020

China became the third country after Japan and the US to build submersibles capable of reaching depths in excess of 10,000 metres,

Nov 28, 2017, 20:22 PM IST
Researchers develop dye to help identify 'lost' ocean microplastics

Researchers develop dye to help identify 'lost' ocean microplastics

The dye specifically binds to plastic particles, and renders them easily visible under a fluorescence microscope.

Nov 24, 2017, 17:46 PM IST
New batteries with improved performance, safety developed

New batteries with improved performance, safety developed

The battery prototype known as all-solid-state uses a solid instead of a liquid electrolyte that enables the use of a metal anode by blocking the formation of dendrites, making it possible to store

Nov 24, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
World's smallest tape recorder built from bacteria

World's smallest tape recorder built from bacteria

The researchers modified an ordinary laboratory strain of the ubiquitous human gut microbe Escherichia coli, enabling the bacteria to not only record their interactions with the environment but also

Nov 24, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

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