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There may be an end to mystery behind Einstein's theory soon!
There may be an end to mystery behind Einstein's theory soon!

Researchers have long sought to determine how the universe's accelerated expansion is being driven.

Thin, low-cost material acts as air conditioner

When applied to a surface, the metamaterial film cools the object underneath by efficiently reflecting incoming solar energy back into the space while simultaneously allowing the surface to shed its own heat in the form of infrared thermal radiation.

This is how humans decoded their walk – Read

Scientists say that human feet are more mobile than those of chimpanzees.

Scientists recreate 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe

Researchers discovered the ancient recipe by studying the residue on the inner walls of pottery vessels found in an excavated site in northeast China.

Decoded: How humans got their foot structures to walk upright
Decoded: How humans got their foot structures to walk upright

A new study has revealed that human feet are more mobile than those of chimpanzees.

This is why rock musicians prefer valve amps

For many guitarists, the sound of an overdriven valve amp - think AC/DC's crunchy Marshall rhythm tones or Carlos Santana's singing Mesa Boogie-fuelled leads - can not be beaten, researchers said.

Archeologists discover 12th dead sea scroll cave

The excavators, including Oren Gutfeld and Ahiad Ovadia from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, are the first in over 60 years to discover a new scroll cave and to properly excavate it.

New system makes it harder to track Bitcoin transactions
New system makes it harder to track Bitcoin transactions

Bitcoin was initially conceived as a way for people to exchange money anonymously. However, it was discovered that anyone could track all Bitcoin transactions and often identify the parties involved, researchers said.

Growing Louisiana deltas make for a rare phenomenon – NASA studies the coastline
Growing Louisiana deltas make for a rare phenomenon – NASA studies the coastline

 When the tide goes out, water drains from the marshes, carrying sediment and carbon.

Cellphone, satellite data can map poverty: Scientists
Cellphone, satellite data can map poverty: Scientists

The researchers from the University of Southampton and the Sweden-based Flowminder Foundation found that by combining mobile data and geospatial data from satellites, they were able to produce poverty predictions which are comparable with those made from traditional sources, but with significant advantages.

Scientists discover world's oldest emoji

A lawyer reviewing municipal account documents in a village next to the Strazov Mountains of Slovakia, signed his go-ahead by drawing a small circle with two dots and a line - an image recognised today as a smiley-face emoji.

Indian-American teen boy makes drinking saltwater a possibility!
Indian-American teen boy makes drinking saltwater a possibility!

Isolating drinkable water from the ocean in a cost effective way is a problem that has stumped scientists for years.

Upset over Donald Trump's immigration ban, scientists plan march on Earth Day!
Upset over Donald Trump's immigration ban, scientists plan march on Earth Day!

 Numerous websites for students offering work space and boarding to anyone who's having trouble after these policies were put into effect have been set up and the response is huge.  

This ultra-thin light-absorber can give you stealth feature – Read

Engineers from the University of California-San Diego have developed an absorbing material called near-perfect broadband absorber that can absorb more than 87 per cent of near-infrared light.

Scientists develop light-absorbent material to cool buildings, cars'
Scientists develop light-absorbent material to cool buildings, cars'

The material, developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego in the US, is called a near-perfect broadband absorber.

Scientists design robots that can catch, release live fish
Scientists design robots that can catch, release live fish

The robots, that move when water is pumped in and out of them, are made entirely of hydrogel - a tough, rubbery, nearly transparent material composed mostly of water.

Scientists decode why pen clicking, chewing sound annoys us - Read
Scientists decode why pen clicking, chewing sound annoys us - Read

Your brain may be wired to go into overdrive on hearing such trigger noises, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found.

Scientists develop bat-inspired flying robot

However, their wing flexibility and complex wing kinematics pose significant technological challenges for robot modelling, design, and control.

Scientists unveil first-ever blueprint for quantum computers: Report

Once built, the computer's capabilities mean it would have the potential to answer many questions in science; create new, lifesaving medicines and solve the most mind-boggling scientific problems, researchers said.

Chinese scientists successfully develop TB-resistant cows!
Chinese scientists successfully develop TB-resistant cows!

For the study, the team of researchers from Northwest A&F University in China, used CRISPR to insert the new gene in 11 calves.

How will a trip to Mars affect the human body? NASA lets us peek into its 'Twins Study'!
How will a trip to Mars affect the human body? NASA lets us peek into its 'Twins Study'!

NASA Twins Study debuted at NASA’s Human Research Program’s annual Investigators’ Workshop in Galveston, Texas the week of January 23.

AI programme beats humans in poker game

Libratus, an AI programme developed at Carnegie Mellon University in the US, was trained to play a variant of the game known as no-limit heads-up Texas hold 'em.

This biomimetic tree can generate electricity for you – Know how!
This biomimetic tree can generate electricity for you – Know how!

The technology developed by researchers at Iowa State University in the US may help people charge household appliances without the need for large wind turbines.

A solution to global water shortage? Solar-powered purifier developed!
A solution to global water shortage? Solar-powered purifier developed!

Researchers believe that the device could help turn the issue of global water shortage around especially in developing areas and regions affected by natural disasters.

Future robots will deliver goods at your doorstep – Read how!
Future robots will deliver goods at your doorstep – Read how!

The six-wheeled, knee-high robots from startup Starship Technologies are part of a new wave of automated systems taking aim at the "last mile" delivery of goods to consumers.

Driverless cars need new regulations to ensure safety: Experts

"When cars drive themselves we have no comparable system for evaluating the safety and reliability of their autonomous driving systems," said London.

'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart co-authors research paper describing new AI system!
'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart co-authors research paper describing new AI system!

The technique described in the paper, called neural style transfer, differs from Instagram or Snapchat filters.

Forget bifocals, these 'smart glasses' will automatically focus on what you see
Forget bifocals, these 'smart glasses' will automatically focus on what you see

The human eye has a lens inside that adjusts the focal depth depending on what you look at.

Artificial Pac-Man player achieves highest score ever!

The game is somewhat of a favourite among engineers and computer scientists who compete to see who can programme the best artificial player.

Padma Awards 2017: Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao, Chandrakant Pithawa among others to be honoured for excellence in Science
Padma Awards 2017: Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao, Chandrakant Pithawa among others to be honoured for excellence in Science

This year, the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons.