New manufacturing technique for spray-on solar cells

 In a major step toward making spray-on solar cells easy and cheap to manufacture, researchers have invented a new way to spray solar cells onto flexible surfaces.

New materials to boost performance of solar cells

 Researchers have developed a new class of materials that significantly boost the performance of solar cells.

New method to bring Supersonic laser-propelled aircraft one step closer
New method to bring Supersonic laser-propelled aircraft one step closer

Aircrafts that are propelled by beams of light rather than conventional fuels is what the scientist and science fiction writers have always dreamt of.

Carbon nanotube-based lights are more efficient than LEDs
Carbon nanotube-based lights are more efficient than LEDs

Japanese scientists have recently discovered carbon nanotube-based lights that are more efficient than LEDs.

Brits report sighting 'aliens' to Defense ministry

2000 people in Britain from 2000 -2009 have reported alien sightings to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), while in Wigan, spaceships have reportedly been spotted in the sky on 17 different occasions.

Oxygen masks and tanks may soon be history for underwater expeditions
Oxygen masks and tanks may soon be history for underwater expeditions

Scientists have recently created a crystal that might make breathing possible underwater, without using Oxygen masks and tanks.

Scientists develop world's 1st 'solar battery' that runs on light, air

Scientists have recently developed World's first 'solar battery' that runs on light and air.

Scientists successfully teleport particle of light across 25 kilometres

Scientists have succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometres of optical fibre .

Astronomers discover a rare black hole in Cigar Galaxy
Astronomers discover a rare black hole in Cigar Galaxy

Pooja Bhula tells you about what makes the black hole discovered in Cigar Galaxy interesting and some fun facts about the this astronomical phenomenon

New self-cleaning cashmere developed

 Researchers have developed a new cashmere fabric that automatically cleans itself using nothing but light.

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.