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World's first-ever manmade meteor shower to take place in 2019

World's first-ever manmade meteor shower to take place in 2019

The tech involves real material coming down from orbit and burning in the atmosphere.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
Will coal be replaced by chicken, turkey poop to generate electricity?

Will coal be replaced by chicken, turkey poop to generate electricity?

The researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel noted that environmentally safe disposal of poultry excrement has become a significant problem.

Nov 20, 2017, 17:01 PM IST
London to use waste coffee grounds to power city's buses

London to use waste coffee grounds to power city's buses

Transport for London (TfL) has increasingly turned to using biofuels to reduce transport emissions.

Nov 20, 2017, 10:49 AM IST
Second-borns more likely to become criminals, says study

Second-borns more likely to become criminals, says study

The "curse of the second-born child" might be true and second-borns (particularly boys) are inclined to be more rebellious than their older siblings.

Nov 14, 2017, 13:43 PM IST
Want a more secure password to your smartphone? Your sweat could help

Want a more secure password to your smartphone? Your sweat could help

Skin secretions contain many small molecules – or metabolites – that can each be targeted for authentication analysis.

Nov 13, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

Thin, flexible material generates electricity when stretched

The specially designed rubber, developed by researchers at Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) is able to convert mechanical movements into electrical charges.

Nov 12, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

Scientists develop safer flexible lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have become the energy storage method of choice for consumer electronics and military and aerospace systems alike.

Nov 11, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Doomsday: There's only one place on Earth that will be safe, claim theorists

Doomsday: There's only one place on Earth that will be safe, claim theorists

Doomsayers had foretold that Planet X would demolish many parts of the world by causing poles to switch and triggering massive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in its wake.

Nov 10, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

2,000-year-old Roman sundial discovered in Italy

Not only has the sundial survived largely undamaged for more than two millennia, but the presence of two Latin texts allowed the researchers to glean precise information about the man who

Nov 09, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Soon you will be able to fly in a taxi. NASA, Uber join hands

Soon you will be able to fly in a taxi. NASA, Uber join hands

Flying in a taxi might soon become a reality, thanks to the new partnership between US space agency NASA and transportation company Uber.

Nov 09, 2017, 13:01 PM IST
Origin of life on Earth: Scientists discover the 'missing link'

Origin of life on Earth: Scientists discover the 'missing link'

The study, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, is part of an ongoing effort by scientists around the world to find plausible routes for the epic journey from pre- biological chemistry to cell-

Nov 08, 2017, 17:31 PM IST
20-year-old Russian claims he lived on Mars before he was reborn on Earth

20-year-old Russian claims he lived on Mars before he was reborn on Earth

According to his parents, Boriska Kipriyanovich was able to speak months after he was born and would often discuss subjects they had never taught him, such as alien civilisations.

Nov 07, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
'Science can bring world's leading superpowers together'

'Science can bring world's leading superpowers together'

The Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation was signed in May this year by the foreign ministers of the eight Arctic States, including the US and Russia.

Nov 06, 2017, 19:17 PM IST
This is how aliens could look like

This is how aliens could look like

The findings revealed that aliens are potentially shaped by the same processes and mechanisms that shaped humans, such as natural selection.  

Nov 05, 2017, 18:24 PM IST
Artificial Intelligence method outsmarts even the finest security system

Artificial Intelligence method outsmarts even the finest security system

CAPTCHA challenges people to prove that they are human by recognising combinations of letters and numbers that machines would struggle to complete correctly.

Nov 04, 2017, 18:03 PM IST
Humans began eating grapes 22,000 years ago: Study

Humans began eating grapes 22,000 years ago: Study

The study found evidence that people may have been eating the popular fruit as many as 15,000 years before they domesticated the fruit as an agricultural crop.  

Nov 03, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
Robots might replace humans in future, warns Stephen Hawking

Robots might replace humans in future, warns Stephen Hawking

This is not the first time Stephen Hawking has raised an alarm about artificial intelligence. In 2015, he said that robots we design could crush humanity like an anthill.  

Nov 02, 2017, 18:27 PM IST
Asteroid behind extinction of dinosaurs also responsible for cooling Earth: Study

Asteroid behind extinction of dinosaurs also responsible for cooling Earth: Study

The study lends support to the hypothesis that the impact played a significant role in the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that eradicated nearly three-quarters of Earths plant and animal

Nov 02, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

The study compared the relative brain costs of 22 species.

Nov 01, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Forget Hollywood, aliens may be more human-like than you think: Study

Forget Hollywood, aliens may be more human-like than you think: Study

The theory supports the argument that foreign life forms undergo natural selection, and are like us, evolving to be fitter and stronger over time.

Nov 01, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

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