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Scientists discover new weak type of atomic bomb
Scientists discover new weak type of atomic bomb

They observed a butterfly Rydberg molecule, a weak pairing of two highly excitable atoms that they predicted would exist more than a decade ago.

China develops high-speed unmanned sea vessel
China develops high-speed unmanned sea vessel

The 10.25-meter-long "SeaFly-01" vessel completed a test at Nanhu Lake in Wuhan on October 27, state-run People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily reported.

Humans arrived in Australia 10,000 years earlier than thought

Researchers excavating a rock shelter site in Flinders Ranges, 550 km north of Adelaide, believed that they found evidence of a human presence in the area dating back 49,000 years, Xinhua news agency reported.

Here's why satellites lose their GPS connection sometimes!
Here's why satellites lose their GPS connection sometimes!

'Thunderstorms' in the ionosphere are to blame for loss of GPS signals on low-orbiting satellites, says a study that used data from the European Space Agencys Swarm mission.

Russia invites India to join fast-neutron reactor project
Russia invites India to join fast-neutron reactor project

A fast neutron reactor, also known simply as a fast reactor, is a type in which the nuclear fission chain reaction is sustained by fast neutrons.

First fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified
First fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified

Researchers have confirmed an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in Sussex, as the first example of fossilised brain tissue from a dinosaur.

Nuclear physics paper written using 'iOS auto-complete' function accepted at scientific conference – Watch!
Nuclear physics paper written using 'iOS auto-complete' function accepted at scientific conference – Watch!

New Zealand professor Christoph Bartneck, who practically does not have knowledge on the subject, successfully submitted the paper to a scientific conference.

Dinosaurs were social animals, not solo creatures
Dinosaurs were social animals, not solo creatures

Dismissing a common perception that dinosaurs were solitary, vicious monsters, researchers have found evidence that just like most modern animals, these gigantic creatures too loved company and they lived and died together in groups.

Russian scientists discover Hitler's secret Nazi military base in Arctic
Russian scientists discover Hitler's secret Nazi military base in Arctic

Russian scientists have discovered a secret Nazi military base which was built on direct orders from German dictator Adolf Hitler located 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole.

Scientists come up with novel method to convert footsteps into usable electricity
Scientists come up with novel method to convert footsteps into usable electricity

Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed an inexpensive, simple method that allows them to convert footsteps into usable electricity.

Mystery of Bermuda Triangle may finally be solved
Mystery of Bermuda Triangle may finally be solved

Strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea.

Rich nations say on track for promised $100 billion climate finance

Rich countries said on Monday they were on track to keep a promise to provide developing nations with $100 billion a year to tackle climate change by 2020, up from an estimated $62 billion in 2014.

Chinese scientist plans mass production of sea-rice
Chinese scientist plans mass production of sea-rice

China's 'father of hybrid rice' is planning to expand the production of sea-rice at a newly founded research centre in eastern China's Shandong province.

Researchers to roll out cellular signals-based navigation for driverless cars soon
Researchers to roll out cellular signals-based navigation for driverless cars soon

In a significant addition to the field of science, a team of US researchers will soon roll out cellular signals-based navigation for driverless cars.

 Hilarious! How this chimp reacts on seeing a man in King Kong suit- Must Watch
Hilarious! How this chimp reacts on seeing a man in King Kong suit- Must Watch

Something of similar sort has been experimented by researchers when they made a person wear a King Kong suit and recorded a chimp's reaction, with another human actor participating in the act.

India shows second highest growth in science research: Report
India shows second highest growth in science research: Report

Nine institutions feature from the UK, eight from Germany and five from India.

Now protect your skin with colour-changing sunscreen patch!
Now protect your skin with colour-changing sunscreen patch!

A high-tech UV-sensitive patch that changes colour when it is time to reapply sunscreen may help protect people from sunburns and the risk of skin cancer, scientists say.

Nobel Chemistry prize:  What are world's tiniest machines' capable of doing? - Read
Nobel Chemistry prize: What are world's tiniest machines' capable of doing? - Read

The 2016 Nobel prize for Chemistry went to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa for developing world's smallest machines.

Researchers create plastic solar cells using food additive
Researchers create plastic solar cells using food additive

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have created environment-friendly plastic solar cells using a food addictive and it can be manufactured at room temperature.

3-D printed fish fossil may reveal origin of human teeth
3-D printed fish fossil may reveal origin of human teeth

Researchers have found three-dimensional prints of a 400 million year old fish fossil that can reveal the possible evolutionary origins of human teeth.

Now, a robot custom officer will greet you in China ports - Read
Now, a robot custom officer will greet you in China ports - Read

They were the first batch of intelligent robots, to be used by Chinese customs at the ports of Gongbei, Hengqin and Zhongshan, Xinhua news agency reported.

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert
Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Growing pest-repelling plants and herbs inside homes can help in warding off the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, dengue and malaria in the city, say experts.

World's largest Chinese radio telescope goes online
World's largest Chinese radio telescope goes online

Days before the operation of the world's largest radio telescope began, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) has gone online in China.

Stephen Hawking issues warning again - Future of human race in grave danger unless we move to space!
Stephen Hawking issues warning again - Future of human race in grave danger unless we move to space!

This warning has come through by way of a new book, 'How to Make a Spaceship', written by journalist Julian Guthrie, which contains an afterword by the physicist.

New lizard species discovered in Mumbai, named after Indian scientist

A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon's Aarey Colony and Thane's Badlapur forested belts, 130 years after the last such gecko was discovered, and has been named after a Bengaluru-based scientist Varad Giri.

No more Down Under: Where do you think you're going, Australia?
No more Down Under: Where do you think you're going, Australia?

It is moving north with a slight clockwise rotation.

Contacting aliens? Don't even think about it, warns Stephen Hawking!
Contacting aliens? Don't even think about it, warns Stephen Hawking!

In the film, Hawking performs a hypothetical flyby of Gliese 832c, a potentially habitable exoplanet located 16 light years away.

Oxygen levels were key to early animal evolution: Study
Oxygen levels were key to early animal evolution: Study

High level of oxygen in ancient oceans were crucial for the emergence of skeletal animals 550 million years ago, a new study suggests. The study is the first to distinguish between bodies of water with low and high levels of oxygen.

China begins operations of world's largest radio telescope
China begins operations of world's largest radio telescope

China began operations of the world's largest radio telescope on Sunday in the mountainous region of Guizhou province.

This novel method may help burn victims grow new skin
This novel method may help burn victims grow new skin

A method to measure the limit to which human skin can be stretched has been developed by US researchers, which could help to grow new skin for burn victims.