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Generating electricity from flowing blood? Scientists develop new power generator

Generating electricity from flowing blood? Scientists develop new power generator

The construction principle of the fibre is quite simple.

Sep 11, 2017, 17:37 PM IST

Disposable personal electronics in the offing

The advance may lead to eco-friendly disposable personal electronics and biomedical devices that dissolve within the body, researchers said.

Sep 11, 2017, 13:31 PM IST
Fossilised hair five times rarer than feathers: Study

Fossilised hair five times rarer than feathers: Study

Fossil beds that preserve soft tissues like hair and feathers are called lagerstatte and are rare on their own. 

Sep 11, 2017, 11:51 AM IST
Scientists turn human skin cells directly into motor neurons

Scientists turn human skin cells directly into motor neurons

Unlike commonly studied mouse motor neurons, human motor neurons growing in the lab would be a new tool since researchers cannot take samples of these neurons from living people but can easily take

Sep 09, 2017, 18:42 PM IST
Scientists find way to produce methanol, create fuel using air

Scientists find way to produce methanol, create fuel using air

Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at high temperatures into hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide before reassembling them - expensive and energy-intensive processes known as '

Sep 08, 2017, 16:08 PM IST
New AI software can detect when people text and drive

New AI software can detect when people text and drive

The system uses cameras to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behaviour and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats.

Sep 08, 2017, 14:20 PM IST
Artificial leaf that creates fuel from sunlight, water is here

Artificial leaf that creates fuel from sunlight, water is here

The ultra-thin wireless device mimics plant leaves to produce energy using water and sunlight.

Sep 06, 2017, 14:08 PM IST

Women spread culture, men stayed at home during Stone Age

At the end of the Stone Age and in the early Bronze Age, families were established in a surprising manner in Germany, researchers said.

Sep 05, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
How Neanderthals made the world's first glue decoded

How Neanderthals made the world's first glue decoded

For the simplest method, all that is needed is a roll of bark and an open fire. This enabled Neanderthals to produce the first glue as early as 200,000 years ago.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:31 PM IST
Stephen Hawking's mission to find alien life detects mystery signals

Stephen Hawking's mission to find alien life detects mystery signals

The latest fast radio bursts (FRBs) prove their equipment is working well and ready to pick up signs of life if they exist.

Sep 02, 2017, 17:21 PM IST
Why rubbing a balloon on your hair makes it stick

Why rubbing a balloon on your hair makes it stick

The research is a step toward understanding and, ultimately, managing the charging process for specific uses and to increase safety, the researchers said.

Aug 30, 2017, 19:49 PM IST
New method converts tree leaves into electronic devices

New method converts tree leaves into electronic devices

The dried leaves were first ground into a powder, then heated to 220 degrees Celsius for 12 hours. This produced a powder composed of tiny carbon microspheres.

Aug 30, 2017, 19:45 PM IST
Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant at time of death

Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant at time of death

The new specimen was originally discovered on the Somerset coast, during the mid-1990s, and is from the Early Jurassic, roughly 200 million years old. 

Aug 29, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
New way to mix water and oil identified

New way to mix water and oil identified

The team squeezed methane and water molecules between two ultra-sharp diamonds and compressed them by bringing the two anvil points together.

Aug 29, 2017, 20:38 PM IST
Now, simple device to mimic complex birdsongs

Now, simple device to mimic complex birdsongs

Researchers found that the inherent complexity in birdsongs may actually be the result of a simple controllable instability in the structure of the specialised organ used to create song, known as a

Aug 29, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
High-tech yarns generate electricity when stretched

High-tech yarns generate electricity when stretched

To generate electricity, the yarns must first be either submerged in or coated with an ionically conducting material or electrolyte.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:06 PM IST
Scientists develop new therapeutic antibody for dog cancers

Scientists develop new therapeutic antibody for dog cancers

 Japanese researchers have developed an antibody that induces immune responses, which significantly suppresses malignant cancers in dogs as well as increases their survival rate.

Aug 26, 2017, 19:22 PM IST
Chinese scientists make breakthrough in super steel

Chinese scientists make breakthrough in super steel

Strength and ductility are desirable properties of metallic materials for wide-ranging applications, but increasing strength often leads to the decrease in ductility, which is known as the strength-

Aug 25, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
Goat with human-like face leaves internet baffled – WATCH

Goat with human-like face leaves internet baffled – WATCH

A video of a mutant goat with human-like facial features has left the Internet baffled.

Aug 23, 2017, 20:42 PM IST
Artificial Intelligence creates ripples inside newsroom, are media jobs at stake?

Artificial Intelligence creates ripples inside newsroom, are media jobs at stake?

The presence of AI has been reflecting in chatbots, automated reporting systems and machine learning techniques which are sifting through massive data sets to write initial news reports.

Aug 23, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

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