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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.

Arctic temperature recorded as warmest in 44,000 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:29

New research has suggested that the temperatures in the Arctic now must be warmer than during any sustained period.

Saturn`s rings revealed to be 4.4 bn years old

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 12:46

Saturn`s iconic rings likely formed about 4.4 billion years ago, shortly after the planet itself took shape, researchers say.

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.

US study warns of sudden climate change woes

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 22:10

Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth`s environment are more worrisome than climate change`s bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the US government concluded.

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.

Animals cry like human babies!

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 23:50

Some animals weep out of sorrow or stress, similar to human baby cries, according to animal behaviour experts.

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.

Spiral galaxies like Milky Way much bigger than earlier thought

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:05

A new study has revealed that spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way appear to be much larger and more massive than previously believed.

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.