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Do you know how many years ago did homo sapiens emerge?

Swedish and South African scientists managed to identify the genetic sequence of the remains of three hunter-gatherer individuals who lived between 2,300 and 1,800 years ago and four peasants who

Sep 29, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Earth lost 40% mass during formation

Earth lost 40% mass during formation

Analysing a mixture of earth samples and meteorites, the scientists shed new light on the sequence of events that led to the creation of our home planet. 

Sep 28, 2017, 16:50 PM IST
Fourth gravitational wave signal detected – Five things you need to know

Fourth gravitational wave signal detected – Five things you need to know

The latest observation was made on August 14, 2017. It's the first gravitational wave signal recorded by the Virgo detector.

Sep 28, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
'Magic dust' may help develop powerful supercomputers

'Magic dust' may help develop powerful supercomputers

This entirely new design could form the basis of a new type of computer that can solve problems that are currently unsolvable, in diverse fields such as biology, finance or space travel, researchers

Sep 26, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
Click beetles inspire new self-righting robots

Click beetles inspire new self-righting robots

The researchers looked at several species of click beetles, ranging in size from a few just few millimetres to several centimetres in length.

Sep 26, 2017, 14:13 PM IST

Scientists design novel aluminium that floats on water

In its conventional form, aluminium is denser than water. An aluminium spoon will a sink to the bottom if thrown in water.

Sep 24, 2017, 14:21 PM IST

New technique to 3D print metal alloys developed

The method can be applied to additional alloy families such as high-strength steels and nickel-based superalloys difficult to 3D print using existing techniques.

Sep 22, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
God can wait: Majority of Britons say they have no religion

God can wait: Majority of Britons say they have no religion

A majority of them identify themselves as humanists instead.

Sep 20, 2017, 11:34 AM IST

Smart roads could power street lamps, electric cars

The research project aims to design and optimise energy recovery of around one to two megawatts per kilometre under 'normal' traffic volumes -- which is around 2,000 to 3,000 cars an hour.

Sep 19, 2017, 20:09 PM IST
New type of washable solar cell developed

New type of washable solar cell developed

The finding could open the way for wearable solar cells, which will provide power to devices such as health monitors incorporated into clothing, researchers said.

Sep 19, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
New devices can transmit information with almost zero power

New devices can transmit information with almost zero power

Current flexible electronics and sensors that can operate with very low power typically can not communicate with other devices more than a few feet or meters away.

Sep 18, 2017, 18:27 PM IST
Chinese scientist and founding father of world's largest radio telescope passes away at 72

Chinese scientist and founding father of world's largest radio telescope passes away at 72

Nan was diagnosed with lung cancer before FAST was put into use in September 2016, and he continued his duties despite his illness.

Sep 17, 2017, 18:10 PM IST
Renewable electricity from waste toilet paper? Scientists say it's possible! - Read

Renewable electricity from waste toilet paper? Scientists say it's possible! - Read

Unlike solar and wind energy, which fluctuate with the time of the day and the weather, waste toilet paper is a continually available resource.

Sep 17, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
End of the world near – Conspiracy theorists say it will happen on September 23!

End of the world near – Conspiracy theorists say it will happen on September 23!

The Rapture is the second coming of Jesus Christ as prophesied in John 14:1-3 where those who have lived 'sin free' lives meet the Lord, the report explained.

Sep 15, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
Novel DNA nanorobot can pick up, sort molecules

Novel DNA nanorobot can pick up, sort molecules

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a nanorobot using a single DNA strand that can pick up certain molecules and drop them off in designated locations, paving the way for

Sep 15, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

New laser technology can make objects invisible

A completely opaque material is irradiated from above with a specific wave pattern - with the effect that light waves from the left can pass through the material without any obstruction.

Sep 14, 2017, 14:05 PM IST
Flexible electronic 'skin' may lend robots a sense of touch

Flexible electronic 'skin' may lend robots a sense of touch

Researchers from the University of Houston in the US developed a new mechanism for producing stretchable electronics, a process that relies on readily available materials and could be scaled up for

Sep 14, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
China plans nationwide use of bio-ethanol fuel by 2020

China plans nationwide use of bio-ethanol fuel by 2020

More than 40 countries and regions consume about 600 million tonnes of ethanol fuel every year, accounting for around 60 per cent of the world's annual gasoline use.

Sep 13, 2017, 16:50 PM IST
New nano-powder to produce hydrogen fuel from urine

New nano-powder to produce hydrogen fuel from urine

Scientists from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) had earlier announced that their nano-galvanic aluminium-based powder produced pure hydrogen when coming into contact with water.

Sep 13, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

New microchip for ingestible 'smart pills' developed

The silicon-chip device called ATOMS - short for addressable transmitters operated as magnetic spins - could one day serve as miniature robotic wardens of our bodies, monitoring a patient's

Sep 13, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

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