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Ground-breaking solar-powered toilet set for launch in India

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 14:21

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have designed a toilet that will be fuelled by the Sun.

2012`s solar storm highlights need for policymakers to prep up for future

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 15:48

A researcher has said that a massive ejection of material from the Sun initially traveling at over 7 million miles per hour that narrowly missed Earth in 2012.

Now, 4D printing method to enable shape-changing objects

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 17:44

Scientists have developed a new method for 4D printing which enables production of objects fixed in one shape that can later be changed to take on a new shape.

New breakthrough in photonics to usher era of `faster` electronics

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 16:04

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the field of silicon photonics which could help in the development of faster electronics.

Earth was warm enough to host life 3 bn years ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 19:01

Earth may have been warm enough to support life more than 3 billion years ago, even though the Sun was 20 per cent dimmer than today, a new study has found.

Having more sex makes people happy

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 16:25

People are generally happy when they have more sex, but thinking that they are having more sex than other people makes them even happier.

`Sideline quasars` stifled early galaxy formation

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 13:19

University of Colorado Boulder astronomers have claimed that "sideline quasars" teamed up with one of the brightest quasars glowing in the universe 11 billion years ago in order to prevent small galaxy formation.

Volcanic eruptions halted global warming during 2000-10

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 13:51

Dozens of volcanoes spewing sulfur dioxide may be the reason why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010, researchers have claimed.

Plants are altruistic too

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 19:30

Dogs caring for orphaned kittens or chimps sharing food are all examples of animal altruism.

Swarm of ping pong ball-sized robots developed

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 15:29

A team of researchers has developed a basic robotic building block, which they hope to reproduce in large quantities to develop increasingly complex systems.

Grand Canyon was formed 70 million years ago: Study

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 09:13

The formation of the Grand Canyon in the United States, has been pushed back 65 million years, to a time dinosaurs roamed the Earth in a new study.

Ultrafast lasers make mini X-ray device possible

Last Updated: Friday, June 08, 2012, 21:01

Researchers have generated the first laser-like beams of X-rays from a tabletop device that is likely to revolutionise developments in medicine, biology and nanotechnology.