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".

What brightens up the universe?
What brightens up the universe?

 Does ultraviolet light, that bathes the cosmos, come from numerous but faint galaxies or from a smaller number of quasars? The answer may not be too far in the future.

Fuel cell technology gets a boost

In an impetus for fuel cell technology to build "smart" cars, scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that uses an ordinary AAA battery to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis.

Hubble captures merger of two elliptical galaxies creating droplets of stars

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an unusual discovery by imaging two elliptical galaxies merging into one and giving birth to chains of stars winding around the galaxies` nuclei.

Scientists claim hydrogen sulfide to be beneficial for health

Scientists have found that hydrogen sulfide, a chemical which stinks like rotten eggs, can offer health benefits to people suffering from diabetes, stroke, heart attacks and even dementia.

Moon may never have been `very watery`

A new study has raised concerns over previous studies which have misled scientists into believing that the Moon is wetter than it actually is.

Astronomers discover river of hydrogen flowing through space

Astronomers have discovered a river of hydrogen flowing through space and into a nearby galaxy.

Hopes for clean, renewable energy up after water split into oxygen, hydrogen

Researchers have raised hopes for potentially creating a clean and renewable source of energy after they split water into hydrogen, oxygen by using light, nanoparticles.

Hydrogen derived from water using stones could be new energy source

Researchers from the University of Lyon claimed to have found a new source of energy in the form of hydrogen gas that can be split from water with the help of a simple mixture of rock and water.

Water vapour found venting from Jupiter`s moon Europa

The Hubble Space Telescope has detected the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting from the icy surface of one of Jupiter`s moons Europa.

Mars could have been warm and wet enough to form ancient valleys

Researchers have said that much like the Grand Canyon, Nanedi Valles snakes across the Martian surface suggesting that liquid water once crossed the landscape.

Astronomers reveal what makes dust spin in interstellar medium

Intense molecular hydrogen (H2) formation leads to an increase in the amount of polarization seen when starlight passes through dust clouds in the interstellar medium.

How molecular hydrogen is created below moon`s surface

Scientists using data gathered by NASA`s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission believe they have solved a mystery from one of the solar system`s coldest regions-a permanently shadowed crater on the moon.

Probable life on Mars may be hydrogen powered

Minerals that form as a result of the water-rock reactions on Earth have been detected on Mars as well.

Water-rock reaction may supply enough hydrogen `food` to sustain life in ocean`s crust or on Mars

A chemical reaction between iron-containing minerals and water may produce enough hydrogen "food" to sustain microbial communities.

Engineered bacteria use hydrogen, CO2 to produce electricity

Researchers including one of Indian origin have engineered a strain of electricity-producing bacteria that can grow using hydrogen gas as its sole electron donor and carbon dioxide as its sole source of carbon.

`US planned to blow up Moon with nuclear bomb`

The US had planned to blow up the moon with a nuclear bomb in the 1950s.