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Acclaimed British physicist Stephen Hawking undergoing tests at Rome hospital
Acclaimed British physicist Stephen Hawking undergoing tests at Rome hospital

Hawking travelled to Rome for a meeting at the Vatican of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences from November 25-29, where he met Pope Francis.

Israeli researchers create world's first water-wave laser

The first ‘water-wave laser’ that has been created emits a beam through the interaction of light and water waves, and may be used in ‘lab-on-a-chip’ devices to study cell biology and test new drug therapies.

Japan to develop world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017
Japan to develop world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017

Expected to be ready by 2017, the superefficient computer plan is a part of the government’s policy that aims at helping Japan regain its position in the world as a technology giant at a time when the country is facing stiff competition from China and South Korea. 

Pakistan's Data Science Lab makes Urdu-Hindi Dictionary

More than 542 million people on the planet speak either Hindi or Urdu which makes them one of the most common languages spoken, Mit Techonology Review reported.

Invasive plants species could be promoted as food
Invasive plants species could be promoted as food

Invasive plant species such as alligator weed, which threatens natural ecosystem, could be promoted as a food product to sustainably manage excessive growth of these alien invaders as well as strengthen food security, a new study has said.

Jagdish Chandra Bose: All you need to know about the crescograph inventor!
Jagdish Chandra Bose: All you need to know about the crescograph inventor!

Jagdish Chandra Bose is one of India's greatest scientists who is best known for his work in biophysics and science of plants and made various contributions in the field of physics, biology and archaeology.

Scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose’s 158th birthday: Google celebrates with a doodle!
Scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose’s 158th birthday: Google celebrates with a doodle!

 The popular search engine giant Google on Wednesday paid tribute to one of India's greatest scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose on his 158th birthday with a creative doodle.

India's Bose Institute to focus on quantum technology, synthetic biology in centenary year

The Institute was inaugurated by eminent scientist JC Bose on November 30, 1917 which coincided with his birthday.

Chinese paper-making about 250 years older than thought

Archaeologist Li Xiaocen has claimed that a new finding about an ancient scrap of paper is likely to be an evidence of the earliest on record, dating 250 years before Cai Lun invented paper-making technology in China.

Physicists challenge Einstein's view on speed of light
Physicists challenge Einstein's view on speed of light

One of greatest scientists ever, Albert Einstein belived that the speed of light was constant in a vacuum. 

Researchers find pause button for mouse embryos

A novel way to pause the development of early mouse embryos for up to a month in the lab has been identified, a finding that has potential implications for assisted reproduction, regenerative medicine, ageing and even cancer, researchers say.

New grasses eat up all RDX from ground, keep air healthy
New grasses eat up all RDX from ground, keep air healthy

A group of US engineers has developed two types of transgenic grass species that can eliminate toxic compounds widely used in explosives which contaminate the air around military bases and battlegrounds.

This new material makes accessing data, writing convenient - Read
This new material makes accessing data, writing convenient - Read

Scientists have come up with a new perovskite material with unique magnetic properties that can be used to build next-generation hard drives, making writing and accessing data on them easy.
 

This thin foam can keep buildings, vehicles cooler
This thin foam can keep buildings, vehicles cooler

Researchers of India origin from Singapore have come up with a new thin foam material which can be helpful in keeping vehicles and buildings cooler.

Graphene ink may enable 'smart' clothes
Graphene ink may enable 'smart' clothes

Wearable textiles-based electronics present new possibilities for flexible circuits, healthcare and environment monitoring, energy conversion and many others.

Hungry bacteria can extract energy from sewage

By using the contact-stabilisation process, up to 55 per cent of the organic matter could be recovered from sewage.

Novel catalyst tuning tech to boost power output of fuel cells
Novel catalyst tuning tech to boost power output of fuel cells

A nano size squeeze can significantly boost the performance of platinum catalysts that help generate energy in fuel cells, according to the new study by scientists at Stanford University.

Chinese scientists discover 1,445 new viruses
Chinese scientists discover 1,445 new viruses

The research was led by a team of scientists at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the findings published online in the journal Nature Thursday.

Just like humans, your pet dog can remember what you do!
Just like humans, your pet dog can remember what you do!

Dogs trained to "Do as I Do" can watch a person perform an action and then do the action themselves. 

Acclaimed physicist and ex-ISRO chief Prof MGK Menon dies at 88
Acclaimed physicist and ex-ISRO chief Prof MGK Menon dies at 88

 Distinguished physicist and former ISRO chief M.G.K. Menon passed away at his residence on Tuesday.

Here's why you should get tested for HIV!
Here's why you should get tested for HIV!

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once as part of routine medical care. 

India becomes associate member of CERN

India and the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed an agreement on Monday on making India an associate member state of the research organisation that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.

Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research
Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research

India has achieved a milestone of producing the highest number of winners in the Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholarship Programme (MBBISP).

Chinese scientists develops steady-state magnetic field

After eight years of research, the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Hefei institute of physical science has built the hybrid magnet composed of 30-tesla magnet nested in a 10-tesla superconducting magnet, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Physicists avoid theories and experiments that make use of Mathematics, says research!
Physicists avoid theories and experiments that make use of Mathematics, says research!

The study shows that physicists pay less attention to theories that are crammed with mathematical details.

Oldest beer from 220-year-old shipwreck recreated
Oldest beer from 220-year-old shipwreck recreated

The world's oldest beer - recovered from a 220-year-old trading ship that had sunk on its way from India to Australia - has been recreated by scientists using yeast of the 18th-century brew.

Researchers develop new method to study gene function
Researchers develop new method to study gene function

A new method has been developed to produce the tools for figuring out gene function faster and cheaper than current methods.

Even physicists avoid mathematics: Study

Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, a new study suggests.

Novel DNA-based nanowires may power gen-next computers
Novel DNA-based nanowires may power gen-next computers

Currently the circumference of the smallest transistors are tinier than the AIDS virus. The industry has shrunk the central elements of their computer chips to fourteen nanometers in the last sixty years.

This newly-developed rewritable material can help reduce paper waste - Read
This newly-developed rewritable material can help reduce paper waste - Read

Researchers Ting Wang, Dairong Chen and colleagues from Shandong University in China made the new material out of tungsten oxide and a common polymer used in medicines and food.