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Scientists create world's smallest copy of  Mona Lisa with DNA

Scientists create world's smallest copy of Mona Lisa with DNA

While DNA is perhaps best known for encoding the genetic information of living things, the molecule is also an excellent chemical building block.

Dec 07, 2017, 12:09 PM IST
Christmas surprise? Scientists offer evidence pointing at Santa Claus' existence

Christmas surprise? Scientists offer evidence pointing at Santa Claus' existence

Oxford University researchers analysed a micro-sample of a pelvis fragment and found that it dated back to the fourth century.

Dec 06, 2017, 18:01 PM IST
Detailed map shows mysterious fast-moving gas covering 13% of the sky

Detailed map shows mysterious fast-moving gas covering 13% of the sky

Astronomers had proposed several hypotheses about where high-velocity clouds come from.

Dec 05, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Wearable ring allows users to type on fingers

Wearable ring allows users to type on fingers

The system called Fingersound is triggered by a thumb ring outfitted with a gyroscope and tiny microphone. It allows people to trace letters on their fingers and see the figures appear on a nearby

Dec 03, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
All animals have one common ancestor – Sea sponges: Scientists

All animals have one common ancestor – Sea sponges: Scientists

The researchers found that models that can better describe the data favour sponges at the root of the animal tree.

Dec 03, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Artificial photosynthesis system may lead to greener plastics

Artificial photosynthesis system may lead to greener plastics

Ethylene, which is the building block of polyethylene, is an important chemical feedstock produced in large quantities for manufacturing plastics, rubber and fibres.  

Nov 29, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
China's manned submersible to begin trial by 2020

China's manned submersible to begin trial by 2020

China became the third country after Japan and the US to build submersibles capable of reaching depths in excess of 10,000 metres,

Nov 28, 2017, 20:22 PM IST
Researchers develop dye to help identify 'lost' ocean microplastics

Researchers develop dye to help identify 'lost' ocean microplastics

The dye specifically binds to plastic particles, and renders them easily visible under a fluorescence microscope.

Nov 24, 2017, 17:46 PM IST
New batteries with improved performance, safety developed

New batteries with improved performance, safety developed

The battery prototype known as all-solid-state uses a solid instead of a liquid electrolyte that enables the use of a metal anode by blocking the formation of dendrites, making it possible to store

Nov 24, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
World's smallest tape recorder built from bacteria

World's smallest tape recorder built from bacteria

The researchers modified an ordinary laboratory strain of the ubiquitous human gut microbe Escherichia coli, enabling the bacteria to not only record their interactions with the environment but also

Nov 24, 2017, 12:12 PM IST
World's first-ever manmade meteor shower to take place in 2019

World's first-ever manmade meteor shower to take place in 2019

The tech involves real material coming down from orbit and burning in the atmosphere.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
Will coal be replaced by chicken, turkey poop to generate electricity?

Will coal be replaced by chicken, turkey poop to generate electricity?

The researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel noted that environmentally safe disposal of poultry excrement has become a significant problem.

Nov 20, 2017, 17:01 PM IST
London to use waste coffee grounds to power city's buses

London to use waste coffee grounds to power city's buses

Transport for London (TfL) has increasingly turned to using biofuels to reduce transport emissions.

Nov 20, 2017, 10:49 AM IST
Second-borns more likely to become criminals, says study

Second-borns more likely to become criminals, says study

The "curse of the second-born child" might be true and second-borns (particularly boys) are inclined to be more rebellious than their older siblings.

Nov 14, 2017, 13:43 PM IST
Want a more secure password to your smartphone? Your sweat could help

Want a more secure password to your smartphone? Your sweat could help

Skin secretions contain many small molecules – or metabolites – that can each be targeted for authentication analysis.

Nov 13, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

Thin, flexible material generates electricity when stretched

The specially designed rubber, developed by researchers at Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) is able to convert mechanical movements into electrical charges.

Nov 12, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

Scientists develop safer flexible lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have become the energy storage method of choice for consumer electronics and military and aerospace systems alike.

Nov 11, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Doomsday: There's only one place on Earth that will be safe, claim theorists

Doomsday: There's only one place on Earth that will be safe, claim theorists

Doomsayers had foretold that Planet X would demolish many parts of the world by causing poles to switch and triggering massive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in its wake.

Nov 10, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

2,000-year-old Roman sundial discovered in Italy

Not only has the sundial survived largely undamaged for more than two millennia, but the presence of two Latin texts allowed the researchers to glean precise information about the man who

Nov 09, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Soon you will be able to fly in a taxi. NASA, Uber join hands

Soon you will be able to fly in a taxi. NASA, Uber join hands

Flying in a taxi might soon become a reality, thanks to the new partnership between US space agency NASA and transportation company Uber.

Nov 09, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

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