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Superbugs got stimulated by antibiotics, not filthy hospitals: Research
Superbugs got stimulated by antibiotics, not filthy hospitals: Research

The outbreak was stopped by substantially reducing use of ciprofloxacin and related antibiotics, researchers said.

Now, tiny robots will study ocean life -  Read how
Now, tiny robots will study ocean life - Read how

The miniature autonomous underwater explorers (M-AUEs) will study small-scale environmental processes taking place in the ocean.

Japan launches defence communications satellite
Japan launches defence communications satellite

Japan on Tuesday launched a new communications satellite designed to promote the sharing of military information.

Spanish team creates proper human skin with 3D printing
Spanish team creates proper human skin with 3D printing

Using the 3D-printing technology, a team of Spanish scientists has for the first time created proper human skin that can be used in transplants on burn patients and those with other skin problems and also in chemical tests.

Ants use sun, memories for 'backward' walk home
Ants use sun, memories for 'backward' walk home

Ants, which are famed for their highly developed work ethic, use the sun and memories of their surroundings to find the way home when they walk backward dragging a heavy load, scientists have found.

Ultrafast camera images 'sonic boom' of light for first time

The technology developed by researchers at Washington University in the US may allow scientists to watch neurons fire and image live activity in the brain in future, researchers said.

Scientists develop next-gen, garnet-based batteries to power devices, vehicles
Scientists develop next-gen, garnet-based batteries to power devices, vehicles

The research team also used, for the first time, a technique called atomic layer deposition to place a thin film of aluminum oxide on top of a garnet structure coating the ceramic electrolyte.

Here's a socially-aware robotic assistant that gets your mood!
Here's a socially-aware robotic assistant that gets your mood!

Developed by students and professors of prestigious Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a research project, SARA became a key exhibit at the WEF annual meeting held in this ski resort town last week.

Humans would survive for just 100 days in case of real-life zombie outbreak - Read
Humans would survive for just 100 days in case of real-life zombie outbreak - Read

The model splits the population into three categories - those susceptible to the infection, those that are infected and those that have either died or recovered.

Soon, 'green' shopping bags made from shrimp shells may extend product shelf life
Soon, 'green' shopping bags made from shrimp shells may extend product shelf life

The new material for these affordable 'eco-friendly' bags is being optimised for Egyptian conditions, as effective waste management is one of the country's biggest challenges, researchers said.

New insight may lead to faster recharging batteries
New insight may lead to faster recharging batteries

Rechargeable lithium batteries have helped power the `portable revolution` in mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers. 
 

Robots in Newsroom - Chinese robot reporter 'Xiao Nan' completes long article in just a second!
Robots in Newsroom - Chinese robot reporter 'Xiao Nan' completes long article in just a second!

Scientists say the 300-character story focusing on the Spring Festival travel rush was written in just a second.

Researchers develop low-cost, efficient LED lighting
Researchers develop low-cost, efficient LED lighting

In this technique, nanoscale perovskite particles self-assemble to produce more efficient, stable and durable perovskite-based LEDs and the working was published in journal Nature Photonics.

“Black Hole Man of India” scientist CV Vishveshwara passes away at 78
“Black Hole Man of India” scientist CV Vishveshwara passes away at 78

Vishveswara made an important calculation that was used in the discovery of gravitational waves by LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) detectors in 2015, from the merger of black holes.

Sulphuric acid clouds caused darkness, cold, killing dinosaurs
Sulphuric acid clouds caused darkness, cold, killing dinosaurs

It took the climate about 30 years to recover, the scientists found.

New soy-based air filter can capture toxic chemicals
New soy-based air filter can capture toxic chemicals

 Poor air quality causes health problems worldwide and is a factor in diseases such as asthma, heart disease and lung cancer.

Coffee arabica genome sequenced for first time
Coffee arabica genome sequenced for first time

The study used a combination of the latest technologies for genome sequencing and genome assembly, revealing an estimated 70,830 predicted genes.

Kerala's first solar-powered boat launched; begins service
Kerala's first solar-powered boat launched; begins service

The solar-powered boat, introduced by the State Water Transport Corporation, can accommodate 75 passengers.

India was not isolated before colliding with Eurasian plate: Scientists
India was not isolated before colliding with Eurasian plate: Scientists

The scientist mined for amber in seams of coal near Surat. 

Stellar discovery: Human bodies are 97 percent stardust, claim scientists!
Stellar discovery: Human bodies are 97 percent stardust, claim scientists!

A catalogue of more than 150,000 stars helped the scientists discover this fact.

Earwax may inspire high-tech filters, adhesives in robotics
Earwax may inspire high-tech filters, adhesives in robotics

The thickness, the way it flows, and even the appearance is highly similar. This indicates that those properties of earwax seem to be a solution that works well across species.

How did potatoes, tomatoes evolve? Let a 52-million-year-old berry fossil explain!
How did potatoes, tomatoes evolve? Let a 52-million-year-old berry fossil explain!

The researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US examined two fossil lantern fruit collected in an area in Argentina that was temperate rainforest when the plants grew, 52 million years ago.

Celebrating a legend: Quotes and facts about Stephen Hawking on his 75th birthday!
Celebrating a legend: Quotes and facts about Stephen Hawking on his 75th birthday!

Born in 1942, Hawking is known as one of the biggest pioneers of science – his life and work fascinating people for decades.

New porous graphene material stronger, lighter than steel
New porous graphene material stronger, lighter than steel

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US analysed the material's behaviour down to the level of individual atoms within the structure.

Artificial synthetic spider silk maybe used in wound healing
Artificial synthetic spider silk maybe used in wound healing

Researchers for the first time showed how 'click-chemistry' can be used to attach molecules, such as antibiotics or fluorescent dyes, to artificially produced spider silk synthesised by E coli bacteria.

New ultrathin sticker can wirelessly charge your devices
New ultrathin sticker can wirelessly charge your devices

Energysquare is a two-part system that consists of a charging pad and a sticker that is place on the back of any device.

Brain and tooth size didn't co-evolve in humans
Brain and tooth size didn't co-evolve in humans

 Contradicting a prevalent perception, a new study says that our brain enlargement and dental reduction did not happen in lockstep.

Science must meet the rising aspirations of our people: PM Modi at the 104th Indian Science Congress
Science must meet the rising aspirations of our people: PM Modi at the 104th Indian Science Congress

The Indian Science Congress is a five-day-long event with the focal theme being 'Science and Technology for National Development'.

How our memories become permanent
How our memories become permanent

It helps the brain set what an individual has learned or experienced as a quick instant replay.

Thread-like diamonds may power quantum computing
Thread-like diamonds may power quantum computing

Technological applications of diamonds significantly outweigh their popularity as jewelry, and are increasingly widespread in industry.