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Fossils of 'iridescent' dinosaurs with rainbow feathers discovered

Fossils of 'iridescent' dinosaurs with rainbow feathers discovered

Aside from making Jurassic ecosystems of 161 million years ago more colourful, the dinosaur is interesting because it has features that are both ancient and modern.

Jan 16, 2018, 17:23 PM IST
World's fifth largest diamond worth USD 40 million discovered in Lesotho

World's fifth largest diamond worth USD 40 million discovered in Lesotho

Ben Davis, a mining analyst at Liberum Capital, speculated in a research note to investors that the diamond could be worth as much as USD 40 million (33 million euros).

Jan 15, 2018, 18:29 PM IST
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to return with key NASA cargo

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to return with key NASA cargo

The spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on December 15, carrying about 4,800 pounds of supplies and scientific cargo.  

Jan 13, 2018, 13:11 PM IST
Origin of life on Earth: New recipe for early life discovered by Indian-origin chemist

Origin of life on Earth: New recipe for early life discovered by Indian-origin chemist

In previous studies, researchers imagined early life using the same molecules for the citric acid cycle as life uses today. 

Jan 08, 2018, 18:46 PM IST
Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

The robots named as hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic (HASEL) actuators eschew the bulky, rigid pistons and motors of conventional robots with soft and electrically activated

Jan 05, 2018, 18:00 PM IST
Least populated village in Tibet gets electricity

Least populated village in Tibet gets electricity

The is connected to remote Yulmed Township in Luntse County, Shannan City, through 108 electric poles over a 5,000-metre-high mountain.

Jan 03, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

The study suggests that wine producers now face a choice proactively experiment with new varieties or risk suffering the negative consequences of climate change. 

Jan 03, 2018, 16:55 PM IST
Why boys tend to do better in science tests

Why boys tend to do better in science tests

The results were based on a year-long study of students in nine introductory biology courses. 

Dec 31, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
3D shapes created from living tissue: Study

3D shapes created from living tissue: Study

Researchers are now curious to learn whether they can stitch the developmental programme that control tissue folding together with others that control tissue patterning.

Dec 31, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
India to have its own gravitational wave detector in 2025

India to have its own gravitational wave detector in 2025

The mirrors and detectors required to build the system will be sent from the LIGO collaborators in the US.

Dec 21, 2017, 17:35 PM IST
Scientists discover living bacteria in polar ice for the first time

Scientists discover living bacteria in polar ice for the first time

The research also shows that humans may be having an even greater impact on levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere than accepted evidence from climate history studies of ice cores

Dec 21, 2017, 14:28 PM IST
Christmas 2017: Scientists create world’s smallest greetings card

Christmas 2017: Scientists create world’s smallest greetings card

The card, created by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), is made from platinum-coated silicon nitride.

Dec 19, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
Life on Earth would have been impossible without fungi, says study

Life on Earth would have been impossible without fungi, says study

The amount of phosphorus transferred could have been very large under the ancient atmospheric conditions, but fungi had the power to dramatically alter the ancient atmosphere, the researchers said.  

Dec 19, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
What made the oldest plesiosaur a strong swimmer

What made the oldest plesiosaur a strong swimmer

The study showed that these long extinct animals propelled themselves through the world's oceans by employing "underwater flight" - similar to sea turtles and penguins.

Dec 18, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
MIT engineers induce plants to give off light

MIT engineers induce plants to give off light

By embedding specialised nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, the researchers successfully induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly four hours, according to the study

Dec 14, 2017, 20:30 PM IST
Isaac Newton, the artist? Graffiti sketched by scientist as a young boy discovered

Isaac Newton, the artist? Graffiti sketched by scientist as a young boy discovered

The sketch is thought to have been inspired by the building of a mill nearby during Newton's childhood.  

Dec 11, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
Restorers uncover 250-year-old 'time capsule' inside Jesus Christ's statue – Watch

Restorers uncover 250-year-old 'time capsule' inside Jesus Christ's statue – Watch

The note discusses key facts about the statue, such as who carved it and that it is made from wood.

Dec 09, 2017, 16:53 PM IST
It`s a man`s world: Women scarce in Nobel Prize annals

It`s a man`s world: Women scarce in Nobel Prize annals

While the number of women Nobel laureates has risen in recent decades -- from just four between 1901, the first year of the prizes, and 1920 to 19 between 2001 and 2017 -- the 48 women crowned over

Dec 08, 2017, 11:17 AM IST
Scientists devise new way to see through walls of unknown materials

Scientists devise new way to see through walls of unknown materials

Besides having applications in the realm of security, the approach could lead to inexpensive devices to help construction workers easily locate conduits, pipes and wires.

Dec 07, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
No more waiting at petrol pumps: Beer to power our cars in future

No more waiting at petrol pumps: Beer to power our cars in future

The researchers have been working for several years to develop technology that will convert widely-available ethanol into butanol.

Dec 07, 2017, 13:43 PM IST

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