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Switzerland tops innovation rankings for fourth year

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 13:36

Switzerland has claimed the top spot on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth-straight year while Sub-Saharan Africa "posted significant regional improvement".

Indian-American researcher makes 3D-printed loudspeakers

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 07:29

An Indian-American researcher at the Cornell University has used 3D printing to make a loudspeaker that work almost as soon as it comes out of the printer.

How multicellularity evolved

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:39

A plant evolutionary biologist has now reviewed the history of multicellularity and the changes that cells must have had to go through - like aspects of their shape, function, structure, and development - in order to be able to functionally combine with other cells.

Now, Facebook analysis can predict your break-up!

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 10:37

Facebook analysis can help in predicting when partners are heading towards a break-up, through what is touted by researchers as a `theory of dispersion`.

‘Intel agents like Snowden prone to irrational decisions`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 15:58

According to the study conducted by Cornell University, intelligence agents exhibited larger biases on 30 gain-loss framing decisions, and were also more confident in those decisions.

Today’s wealth of world`s seed banks key for the future

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 15:17

With fewer than a dozen flowering plants out of 300,000 species accounting for 80 percent of humanity`s caloric intake, people need to tap unused plants to feed the world in the near future.

Massive earthquakes can cause volcanoes to sink

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 10:29

Massive earthquakes can cause far-off volcanoes to sink by as much as 15 centimetres, according to new research.

Evidence of drinkable water found on Mars

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 11:57

NASA scientists have revealed that the Opportunity rover has made new discoveries about early water on Mars which may have been drinkable.

Why some people decide to stay away from Facebook

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 14:42

Some people don`t use Facebook, even when there are a billion active accounts worldwide.

Frozen embryo technique could save dying species

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 16:52

A technique that brought forth Klondike, a beagle-labrador retriever mix from a frozen embryo, could help preserve dying species such as the red wolf, say researchers.

Titan`s lakes covered with hydrocarbon ice blocks

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 13:06

Scientists on NASA`s Cassini mission have claimed to have found blocks of hydrocarbon ice decorating the surface of existing lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbon on Saturn`s moon Titan.

Giant ring of gas and dust spotted around Milky Way`s black hole

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 12:22

Researchers have captured new images of a ring of gas and dust seven light-years in diameter surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.