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DNA analysis may decode how dinosaurs looked

DNA analysis may decode how dinosaurs looked

The discovery suggests that scientists had the opportunity to make a chromosome preparation from a theropod dinosaur, it might have looked very similar to that of a modern-day ostrich, duck or

Aug 27, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
'History of lost harbour of Pisa unveiled'

'History of lost harbour of Pisa unveiled'

Researchers analyzed the role that long-term coastal dynamics, sea-level rise and a changing environment played in the harbour's evolution.

Aug 27, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
Volcanic eruption played part in Napoleon's defeat: Study

Volcanic eruption played part in Napoleon's defeat: Study

The Tambora eruption short-circuited the ionosphere, ultimately leading to a pulse of cloud formation that brought heavy rain across Europe that contributed to Napoleon's defeat.

Aug 27, 2018, 14:57 PM IST
Scientists identified potential universal influenza vaccine

Scientists identified potential universal influenza vaccine

Hemagglutinin (HA) stalk has the potential to be developed into a universal flu vaccine, which unlike the current seasonal flu vaccines could be given a few times over a lifetime to provide

Aug 27, 2018, 13:30 PM IST
AI system spots often-missed lung cancer tumors

AI system spots often-missed lung cancer tumors

Researchers have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in computed tomography (CT) scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying.

Aug 27, 2018, 13:05 PM IST
Is coconut oil poisonous?

Is coconut oil poisonous?

Harvard Professor Michels claimed that due to the presence of saturated fatty acids in coconut oil, it clogs coronary arteries, which is bad for the heart. 

Aug 24, 2018, 14:51 PM IST
Being too intelligent harms chances of finding love

Being too intelligent harms chances of finding love

Previously published research suggests that elevated levels of intelligence may incite feelings of insecurity in some people, which may reduce desirability, said Gilles Gignac, from UWA.

Aug 24, 2018, 13:29 PM IST
Speaking native tongue at home boosts IQ in bilingual children

Speaking native tongue at home boosts IQ in bilingual children

Research showed that children who spoke one language at school but practiced their native tongue at home with their families scored better in intelligence tests than those who spoke only their non-

Aug 24, 2018, 11:52 AM IST
New interactive robot 'Minnie' can be your kid's reading buddy

New interactive robot 'Minnie' can be your kid's reading buddy

This robot supports an engaging reading activity, but it's not a social companion to the extent that you could have an open conversation with it, said co-author Joseph Michaelis from the varsity.

Aug 23, 2018, 17:21 PM IST
Scientists develop non-flammable lithium-ion battery

Scientists develop non-flammable lithium-ion battery

Scientists have developed novel lithium-ion batteries with components that harden on impact, preventing them from catching fire and causing injuries to users.

Aug 23, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
Scientists develop a technology that allows sample paper to folds, flatten on command

Scientists develop a technology that allows sample paper to folds, flatten on command

A thin layer of conducting thermoplastic, applied to common paper with an inexpensive 3D printer or even painted by hand, serves as a low-cost, reversible actuator.

Aug 23, 2018, 14:49 PM IST
NASA app lets you click selfies with galaxies

NASA app lets you click selfies with galaxies

The Selfies app and Exoplanet Excursions virtual reality app also provides information about the science behind these stunning images. 

Aug 23, 2018, 14:03 PM IST
Parrots 'blush' when happily communicating: study

Parrots 'blush' when happily communicating: study

Parrots may blush, ruffle their head feathers to communicate visually, according to a study which helps better understand the complex social lives of the highly intelligent birds.

Aug 23, 2018, 13:41 PM IST
Glass industry existed in 9th century Iraq: Study

Glass industry existed in 9th century Iraq: Study

The palace-city of Samarra in Iraq, capital of the former Abbasid Caliphate, was home to an advanced industry of glass production and trade in the ninth century, a study has found.

Aug 23, 2018, 12:42 PM IST
European satellite launched to improve weather forecasting

European satellite launched to improve weather forecasting

Aeolus satellite was launched into a polar orbit, marking the beginning of a coordinated mission to improve weather forecasts by using new laser technology to measure winds around the globe.

Aug 23, 2018, 10:12 AM IST
'In-body GPS' system can track tumours, ingestible sensors

'In-body GPS' system can track tumours, ingestible sensors

Scientists have developed a wireless 'in-body GPS' system that can pinpoint the location of ingestible implants and track tumors inside the body. 

Aug 20, 2018, 13:57 PM IST
Major scientific breakthrough: International team of scientists including 18 Indians decode complex wheat genome

Major scientific breakthrough: International team of scientists including 18 Indians decode complex wheat genome

Congratulating the Indian team involved in the research, Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan that this proves that our scientists are capable of matching the best in the world in any

Aug 19, 2018, 11:00 AM IST
NASA's Parker Solar Probe operating as planned say, scientists

NASA's Parker Solar Probe operating as planned say, scientists

Parker Solar Probe is humanity's first-ever mission into the Sun's atmosphere, called the corona that will directly explore solar processes that are key to understanding, forecasting space weather

Aug 18, 2018, 16:54 PM IST
Earliest galaxies in universe identified

Earliest galaxies in universe identified

Scientists found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first galaxies that formed in our universe.

Aug 17, 2018, 16:10 PM IST
Novel sensors could enable 'smart garments'

Novel sensors could enable 'smart garments'

The materials used to make the sensor coating are inexpensive and relatively eco-friendly since they can be processed at room temperature with water as a solvent, researchers said.

Aug 17, 2018, 11:19 AM IST

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