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Handheld scanner to sniff out explosives soon

The team led by professor Ling Zang developed a type of fibre composite that involves two nanofibres transferring electrons from one to the other.

Newly discovered pulsar has 'widest-ever' orbit

A team of highly determined high school students has detected pulsar with widest orbit ever.

Now, new tool to help Twitterati make 'the perfect tweet'

A new tool developed by researchers after a thorough study will now help the Twitterati to construct the 'perfect tweet.'



Indian-origin scientist gets USD 500,000 research award

An Indian-origin researcher has received a USD 500,000 award for developing data-driven modelling and learning techniques to improve the accuracy of operational decision making.

Astronomers observe unexpected black hole storm at Teacup galaxy's core

Astronomers have observed an unexpected black hole storm at Teacup galaxy's core with the help of National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA).

`Nasty` termites` dirt mounds help prevent spread of deserts

"Not all termites are pest" because a new research has revealed that dirt mounds made by termites are crucial to stopping deserts from spreading into semi-arid ecosystems.

Researchers to scan social media use during disasters

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Ohio-based Kent State University $300,000 grant to study public responses to disaster warnings and alerts across social media.

Pebble-sized particles near Orion Nebula may kick start planet formation

Pebble-sized particles near Orion Nebula may kick start planet formation

Astronomers have recently discovered that pebble-sized particles near Orion Nebula may kick start formation of planet.

Indian-origin biophysicist wins prestigious US grant

A high-risk brain research by Indian-origin biophysicist Partha Mitra from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York has won a crucial grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Most Americans don`t know that Earth circles Sun: Poll

Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

US to offload 10 telescopes, astronomers worried

The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent US government agency responsible to promote science and engineering - is looking for partners to take over its share of operations for 10 telescopes.

No poison found after scare at US naval mailroom

The Pentagon said a suspicious substance in a US naval mailroom near Washington turned out to be harmless.

Indian-American professor indicted for fraud

Indian-American professor at USA’s Morgan State University was indicted by a federal grand jury in a fraud at the National Science Foundation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding.

India and US pledge to step up science & tech collaboration

Noting that India and the US have made significant progress in field of science and technology in recent years, top officials of the two countries, who gathered here for the Second India-US Joint Commission meeting said that there is need to accelerate the co-operation and collaborative projects in this regard.