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Wood windows cooler than those of glass

The researchers showed that their transparent wood provides better thermal insulation and lets in nearly as much light as glass, while eliminating glare and providing uniform and consistent indoor lighting.

Scientists closer to studying Einstein's confusion
Scientists closer to studying Einstein's confusion

Amid the intense preparations for the launch of China's first quantum communication satellite, scientists hope it can help unravel one of the strangest phenomena in quantum physics -- quantum entanglement.

Minute fraction of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy
Minute fraction of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy

When you lie on the beach, your skin comes in contact with a minute fraction of radiation from outside our galaxy, say researchers.

Primates didn't start out with large brains

Brain specialisations such as improved vision preceded the development of large brains in primates, our closest cousins, confirms a new study.

 Two Indian teenagers among finalists in Google Science Fair
Two Indian teenagers among finalists in Google Science Fair

Two teenagers from India are among the 16 global finalists for the sixth annual "Google Science Fair 2016" and they will now compete for the $50,000 scholarship, as announced  by the US tech giant Google on Friday.

Stressed-out birds more inviting to mosquitoes
Stressed-out birds more inviting to mosquitoes

 Birds exposed to stress such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution were twice as likely to be bitten by mosquitoes that transmit the West Nile virus, finds a study.

Watch video: Latest discovery of 'Blue whirl' flame promises to clean up oil spills!
Watch video: Latest discovery of 'Blue whirl' flame promises to clean up oil spills!

Researchers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering stumbled upon the blue flame by accident, while creating fire whirls in the lab.

New battery can self-destruct in water in just 30 minutes!
New battery can self-destruct in water in just 30 minutes!

Batteries take very long time to decompose and also leak toxic metals into the environment that can cause deadly diseases.

Engineers develop shape-changing metamaterial
Engineers develop shape-changing metamaterial

Metamaterials are materials engineered to produce properties that do not occur naturally and they are used to make artificial electromagnetic and vibration absorbers and high-performance sensors.
 

Over 1,000 dancing robots set Guinness record in China
Over 1,000 dancing robots set Guinness record in China

A new Guinness World Record for the most robots dancing simultaneously has been set in China where 1,007 robots shimmied in unison, nearly double the previous record.

Labrador dogs most likely to bite you: Research
Labrador dogs most likely to bite you: Research

Men are more likely to be bitten than women, and almost one third of incidents involve delivery workers and postal staff, the research by pet insurers Animal Friends in the UK found.

Meet this wave-propelled robot that can swim, climb and crawl
Meet this wave-propelled robot that can swim, climb and crawl

This robot can move forward and backward in a wave-like motion which enables it to swim, crawl and climb over obstacles.

Researchers develop ultra-thin transistors for wearable display
Researchers develop ultra-thin transistors for wearable display

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed ultra-thin and transparent oxide thin-film transistors (TFT) that can be used to make high performance wearable and transparent displays.

Scientists find novel method to make brighter green LEDs
Scientists find novel method to make brighter green LEDs

A team of researchers has found a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which may pave the way for developing advanced solid-state lighting.

Forest guard fires at rhinos in self defence, hits female rhino
Forest guard fires at rhinos in self defence, hits female rhino

A a female one-horned rhino was injured when a personnel of the elite Assam Forest Protection Force (AFPF) opened fire on it in self-defence when it charged at him near the state's famous Kaziranga National Park, officials said on Friday.

Butterflies distinguish between plants to lay eggs
Butterflies distinguish between plants to lay eggs

The tropical butterfly Heliconius erato distinguishes between shapes to use them as a cue for choosing the plants on which to feed and lay eggs, shows a new research.

Here comes a solar cell that functions like a plant
Here comes a solar cell that functions like a plant

A new solar cell has been developed by researchers that essentially works like a plant. This game-changing solar cell converts carbon dioxide into usable hydrocarbon fuel using only sunlight for energy.

Not everything they taught you in science was true - 10 myths debunked in this 3-min VIDEO!
Not everything they taught you in science was true - 10 myths debunked in this 3-min VIDEO!

However, the more advanced Science has made us, we have blindly started believing things that are scientifically not possible – yet.

The answer to past earthquakes lies with the ancient Himalayan temples!
The answer to past earthquakes lies with the ancient Himalayan temples!

Based on studies of ancient ruins like tilted pillars, cracked steps and sliding stone canopies of the 7th-century A.D. temples in northwestern India, seismologists have revealed the extent of some of the largest historic earthquakes in the region.

This material can make dirty water safe to drink

A team of researchers has come up with a way to use "veritable wonder material" graphene oxide sheets to turn dirty water clean for a thirsty world. 

This is your brain on ''risk-taking''
This is your brain on ''risk-taking''

A new study has shed light on what`s going on inside our heads as we decide whether or not a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis located a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, and identified some of the cells involved in the decision-making process.

Human super predator more terrifying than bears, wolves
Human super predator more terrifying than bears, wolves

Bears, wolves and other large carnivores may be frightening beasts but the fear they inspire in their prey pales in comparison to that caused by the human super predator, a new study has found.

Wow! This self-driving robot can deliver food to your door (Watch)
Wow! This self-driving robot can deliver food to your door (Watch)

Recently, Starship Technologies conducted tests of its autonomous delivery robots in the heart of Silicon Valley. 

Venus clouds may reveal underlying secrets
Venus clouds may reveal underlying secrets

Venus thick cloud layers may offer insight into the topography of the planets surface below, rather than acting as a barrier to our observations, scientists have shown for the first time.

How humans made ropes 40,000 years ago

 Researchers in Germany have discovered tools that were used for rope making about 40,000 years ago, the time when modern humans arrived in Europe.

Meitu launches 'BeautyPlus Me' app in India

Chinese photo app developer Meitu on Monday launched BeautyPlus Me, a selfie retouch app that allows users to easily create beautiful and natural looking selfies.

Meet Graham, the only human designed to survive car crash! Watch the video
Meet Graham, the only human designed to survive car crash! Watch the video

In order to create awareness about road safety, the Australian Transport Accident Commission came up with an unique model of an evolved human specially designed to survive a car crash.

How Africans collaborate with wild birds to get honey
How Africans collaborate with wild birds to get honey

While it has long been known that in many parts of Africa, people and a species of wax-eating bird called the greater honeyguide work together to find wild bees' nests, new research has unraveled a novel dimension to this unique human-animal relationship.

Android users can now enjoy Prisma app!
Android users can now enjoy Prisma app!

Prisma, the photo-editing app has quickly gone viral just after its launched and is the next best thing after Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go mania causes international incident on US border
Pokemon Go mania causes international incident on US border

Two Canadian teenaged brothers inadvertently crossed the US-Canada border while playing the widely popular location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go, causing a rare international incident.