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'Mars-quakes' could produce energy source to support life

'Mars-quakes' could produce energy source to support life

Rocks formed by the grinding together of other rocks during earthquakes are rich in trapped hydrogen and similar seismic activity on Mars may produce enough hydrogen to support life, a study says.

Oceans may have massive reserve of hydrogen

Oceans may have massive reserve of hydrogen

Recent discoveries of free hydrogen gas, which was once thought to be very rare, have been made near slow-spreading tectonic plates deep beneath Earth's continents and under the sea.

Scientists detect hydrogen gas in distant galaxy

Scientists detect hydrogen gas in distant galaxy

A team of scientists for the first time has detected a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a more than five billion light years away which is almost double the previous record.

US scientists create efficient hydrogen biofuel

Scientists at a US university have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen -- one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fuelling cheap and efficient cars that run on water.

New 'nano-reactor' to produce hydrogen biofuel

Scientists have created a cheap and highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen, an advance that may lead to new environmentally friendly ways of producing biofuel.

Getting closer to hydrogen-powered cars

Getting closer to hydrogen-powered cars

Hydrogen fuel is desirable because, unlike gasoline, it doesn't release carbon into the atmosphere when burned. 

Plants use less water than previously assumed

Plants use less water than previously assumed

Plants use less water than earlier studies had indicated and freshwater passes more rapidly through soil than previously thought, new research using NASA satellite shows.

NASA's Hubble discovers 'little gem in space'- planetary nebula NGC 6818

NASA's Hubble discovers 'little gem in space'- planetary nebula NGC 6818

 NASA's Hubble telescope has stumbled upon a little colourful gem nebula - an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionised gases.

Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?

Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?

NASA could land humans on the Moon in the next five to seven years and build a permanent base 10 to 12 years after that, a new study has claimed.

Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy: Study

Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy: Study

Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after Big Bang

A new study has revealed that plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after the Big Bang.

Soon, run your car on hydrogen from corn

Soon, run your car on hydrogen from corn

Stop worrying about rising petrol costs as researchers have now discovered a novel way to create hydrogen fuel using abundantly available corn stalks and husk.

IIT developing bio-hydrogen fuel from waste

Aiming to generate clean fuel from waste, a large-scale bio-reactor plant for producing hydrogen on a pilot level would be ready at IIT Kharagpur this year.

Astronomers find image of a white dwarf leaving behind 'Jupiter's Ghost'

Astronomers find image of a white dwarf leaving behind 'Jupiter's Ghost'

In a new observation, astronomers have identified an image of a white dwarf expelling out its outer layers.

Low-cost technology to produce clean hydrogen fuel

New York; In a thrust to “artificial leaf” technology, a team of scientists have reported a significant progress toward a stand-alone system that lends itself to large-scale, low-cost production.

Scientists closer to making fuel from water and sun

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have moved one step closer to turning water and sunlight into sustainable fuel by successfully replicating a crucial step in photosynthesis.

Hydrogen fuel cell cars to rule the roost in future

Hydrogen fuel cell cars to rule the roost in future

They may be exorbitantly expensive at the moment, but cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells have the potential to challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars in the near future, said a researcher from Loughborough University in Britain.

First hydrogen-deficient supernova progenitor traced

In a finding that may have important implications for the evolution of massive stars, a group of researchers presented a model that provides the first characterisation of the progenitor (parent) of a hydrogen-deficient supernova.

Sponge-like plastic to soak up CO2, reduce pollution

Sponge-like plastic to soak up CO2, reduce pollution

Scientists have developed a sponge-like plastic that sops up carbon dioxide (CO2) and might ease our transition away from polluting fossil fuels and towards new energy sources, such as hydrogen.

Big Bang's 'lithium mystery' remains a mystery

Big Bang's 'lithium mystery' remains a mystery

Scientists have revealed that astrophysics are still clueless about the quantities of lithium predicted to have resulted from the Big Bang which were not found to be actually present in stars, known as the "lithium problem".