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Indians may live four years more if air is cleaned to WHO standards: Study

Indians may live four years more if air is cleaned to WHO standards: Study

A group of researchers have proposed a slew of measures to overcome the issue that includes applying monetary charges for excess emissions.

Aug 13, 2018, 15:29 PM IST
Chinese scientists create first single-chromosome yeast

Chinese scientists create first single-chromosome yeast

Brewer's yeast, one-third of whose genome is said to share ancestry with humans, has 16 chromosomes. 

Aug 03, 2018, 12:37 PM IST
NASA's SLS rocket gets major hardware boost

NASA's SLS rocket gets major hardware boost

The first major piece of core stage hardware for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is designed to herald a new era of exploration beyond low-Earth orbit, launching crew and cargo on deep space

Aug 01, 2018, 15:56 PM IST
Scientist develops new AI system to design drugs molecules from scratch

Scientist develops new AI system to design drugs molecules from scratch

New artificial intelligence, Reinforcement Learning for Structural Evolution (ReLeaSE) has the unique ability to create and evaluate new molecules, potentially accelerating the development of new

Aug 01, 2018, 13:54 PM IST
Hubble Space Telescope beams back stunning image of Milky Way's 'big sister'

Hubble Space Telescope beams back stunning image of Milky Way's 'big sister'

Image of the Milky Way's 'big sister' taken by the Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), shows that the galaxy called NGC 6744 is still actively producing new stars.

Aug 01, 2018, 12:32 PM IST
Humans outlived other species by adapting to 'extreme' climate

Humans outlived other species by adapting to 'extreme' climate

Study has found that a unique ability of homo sapiens to adapt to 'extreme' environments around the world, where other species such as the Neanderthals perished may have helped us become the last

Jul 31, 2018, 16:28 PM IST
Creating habitable environment on Mars still a far-fetched dream, say scientists

Creating habitable environment on Mars still a far-fetched dream, say scientists

Scientists have proposed terraforming to enable the long-term colonization of Mars.

Jul 31, 2018, 13:58 PM IST
Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein’s 100-year-old general theory of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to

Jul 31, 2018, 10:50 AM IST
Quadrillion tons of diamonds may be hidden in Earth, far from anyone's reach

Quadrillion tons of diamonds may be hidden in Earth, far from anyone's reach

Shaped like inverted mountains, cratons can stretch as deep as 200 miles through the Earth’s crust and into its mantle, geologists refer to their deepest sections as “roots.”

Jul 23, 2018, 18:10 PM IST
ISRO to deploy rover on lunar surface through Chandrayaan-2

ISRO to deploy rover on lunar surface through Chandrayaan-2

According to ISRO, Chandrayaan 2 is a completely indigenous mission which would comprise of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. 

Jul 18, 2018, 22:27 PM IST
NASA to test 'sonic boom-less' supersonic flights using fighter F/A-18

NASA to test 'sonic boom-less' supersonic flights using fighter F/A-18

NASA is set to publicly demonstrate and test a flight manoeuvre that allows jets to travel faster than sound without generating the characteristic sonic boom.

Jul 04, 2018, 11:25 AM IST
First NASA lander to study Mars interior launched from California

First NASA lander to study Mars interior launched from California

An Atlas 5 rocket soared into space early on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

May 05, 2018, 17:18 PM IST
Artificial muscles that can lift 12,600 times their own weight

Artificial muscles that can lift 12,600 times their own weight

Using carbon fiber, a very strong light-weight material which is readily commercially available, researchers have designed artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:27 PM IST
New AI system can recognise faces in the dark

New AI system can recognise faces in the dark

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence that can recognise a person's face even in the dark, a development that could lead to enhanced real-time biometrics and post-mission forensic

Apr 17, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems, a media report said.

Apr 17, 2018, 12:55 PM IST
Chinese scientists find ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Chinese scientists find ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Chinese scientists have found a kind of inorganic semiconductor, which has good ductility and flexibility at room temperature and may be used in flexible electronics.

Apr 16, 2018, 14:06 PM IST
Biodegradable shoes made from mushrooms, chicken feathers

Biodegradable shoes made from mushrooms, chicken feathers

Scientists have created biodegradable shoes using mushrooms, chicken feathers and textile waste, paving the way for more sustainable fashion.

Apr 12, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Fossil study identifies 200 million-year-old insect colour

Fossil study identifies 200 million-year-old insect colour

An international team led by Chinese scientists has revealed the wing colour of a 200 million-year-old insect via fossil scales.

Apr 12, 2018, 10:35 AM IST
Sexual extravagance can be deadly: Study

Sexual extravagance can be deadly: Study

The extravagant lengths that males will go to bed a member of the opposite sex can come at the risk of extinction for some species, researchers said Wednesday.

Apr 12, 2018, 10:14 AM IST
Fossil finger bone could challenge modern migration theory

Fossil finger bone could challenge modern migration theory

The first fossil of an ancient human found in the Arabian Peninsula could challenge a widely accepted theory of how modern humans migrated out of Africa, a study has shown.

Apr 10, 2018, 15:28 PM IST

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