How living things capture energy from the Sun decoded

A specific combination of lipids contributes to how living creatures capture sunlight and convert it into energy, a new study suggests.

Air waves may produce optical cables

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fibre to any point on earth or even into space.

New breed `metamaterials` can put twist in light

Scientists have created a latest breed of materials known as metamaterials that can twist the light.

`Mysterious` X-ray signal could be dark matter candidate

Researchers are mystified by a mysterious X-ray signal which has been found in a detailed study of galaxy clusters using NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA`s XMM-Newton.

Space ship that travels faster than light!

Imagine a space ship travelling faster than the speed of light. NASA scientists are working on a space ship that, if completed, will travel faster than speed of light - a concept inspired straight from Hollywood sci-fi movie "Star Trek".

Light from star explosion 12 bn years ago detected

In what could provide new insight into the structure of the early universe, light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago - shortly after the Big Bang - was recently seen reaching earth.

Massive burst of light from huge explosion soon after Big Bang reaches Earth

Researchers have said that intense light from an enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago - shortly after the Big Bang - recently reached Earth and was visible in the sky.

`Too much light in bedroom bad for your waistline`

Are you gaining weight for no apparent reason? Check if you are exposing yourself to too much light while sleeping.

How to turn light into matter puzzle solved

The quest began 80 years ago but the answer has been found just now - how to turn light into matter.

Implications of recent revelations about universe`s first light revealed

Scientists last month announced first hard evidence for cosmic inflation, the process by which the infant universe swelled from microscopic to cosmic size in an instant.

Moon to brighten up your night life?

What if moon emits enough light to make the night sky brighter so that you do not need to switch on power to illuminate roads and streets?

How dust affects light reaching us from stars

Researchers have showed that the laws used since 1989 to calculate the extinction of light produced by dust had serious limitations.

Light may help restore function to paralysed muscles

Researchers have discovered a new method to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralysed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury.

Wonder solar cells to produce cheap laser too!

In a revolutionary find, British researchers have discovered that a new type of solar cells excel not just at absorbing light but also at emitting it.

Researchers develop device to speed up computers

Computers have certainly made our lives easier. Here is some more good news as researchers in the US have created a device that will speed up future computers by using both optical and electronic signals.

Soon, `vision-restoring drug` that will let blind eyes see light

Researchers have developed a compound that can be effectively used for treating patients suffering from degenerative retinal disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

Black hole theory my `biggest blunder,` says Stephen Hawking

After a series of controversies surrounding Black holes,Stephen Hawking is clarifying his stance on them and the role played by them in the universe.

Light from 12-billion-year old star`s explosion detected

Researchers have detected the light from a star that exploded more than 12 billion years ago.

Light brought to complete halt for 1 min

The fastest thing in the universe - Light, was brought to a halt for a record-breaking minute.

Light to moderate rains in Uttar Pradesh

Light to moderate rains were witnessed at isolated locations in Uttar Pradesh even as rivers Sharda and Quano continued to flow above the red mark at a couple of places.