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3D-printed structures that 'remember' original shapes

3D-printed structures that 'remember' original shapes

 A team of engineers has used light to print 3D structures that "remember" their original shapes even after being stretched, twisted and bent at extreme angles

Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over

Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over

This space boot comes with built-in sensors and tiny 'haptic' motors whose vibrations can help astronauts avoid the risk of tripping over obstacles.

Nanolayered composites can open new avenues in materials science: Researchers

Nanolayered composites can open new avenues in materials science: Researchers

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), borrowed ideas from metalsmiths and pastry chefs, created composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are just atoms thick but span the full width of the material

NASA's Hubble conducts first atmospheric study of earth-sized exoplanets (Watch)

NASA's Hubble conducts first atmospheric study of earth-sized exoplanets (Watch)

The findings increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets - TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c.

Tiny satellites can better estimate Earth's reflected energy

Tiny satellites can better estimate Earth's reflected energy

Small shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet's reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellites, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin professor.

PM speaks to Mahatma Gandhi's grandson living in Delhi old-age home; Kanubhai calls himself 'Modi bhakt', slams Sonia

PM speaks to Mahatma Gandhi's grandson living in Delhi old-age home; Kanubhai calls himself 'Modi bhakt', slams Sonia

 Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Sunday met Kanubhai, the eldest son of Mahatma Gandhi's third son Ramdas, at an old-age home in Delhi.

New paper-based test offers easy, rapid, cheap check for Zika

A team of researchers has brought a cheap, fast and easy way to detect the Zika virus closer to reality.

Gas molecules can help find life on exoplanets

Gas molecules can help find life on exoplanets

Biosignature gases emitted by exoplanetary life forms could be detected remotely by space telescopes but these gases might have quite different compositions from those in the Earth's atmosphere.

New system finds security flaws in popular web apps

New system finds security flaws in popular web apps

 US researchers have created a new system that can quickly comb through tens of thousands of lines of application code to find security flaws in popular web-based apps.

Implantable device may soon shrink pancreatic tumours in humans

 In pioneering research, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a small, implantable device that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to pancreatic tumours.

British troops find Harry Potter-style 'invisibility cloak' brilliant

British troops find Harry Potter-style 'invisibility cloak' brilliant

Vatec can be moulded into shapes to match mountainous terrain and during the trials, the soldiers used the material to build hideaways on a mock battlefield.

New Mars gravity map reveals chilling details – Watch!

New Mars gravity map reveals chilling details – Watch!

Gravity maps allow us to see inside a planet, just as a doctor uses an X-ray to see inside a patient, says scientist.

'Lost' memories can indeed be retrieved: Scientists

Furthermore, the researchers were able to artificially stimulate those memories using a technique known as optogenetics, suggesting that those memories can still be retrieved with a little help. 

Coming, non-toxic way to power smartphones, cars

Coming, non-toxic way to power smartphones, cars

The researchers, however, caution that it could take some years to develop the concept into a commercialisable product.

Watch: This Kolkata girl has created world's first underwater smart drone

Watch: This Kolkata girl has created world's first underwater smart drone

Kolkata girl Sampriti Bhattacharya has invented an underwater drone that can map ocean floors and explore the deep sea.

'With gravitational wave detection, we can now listen to the stars'

'With gravitational wave detection, we can now listen to the stars'

The LIGO observatories were conceived, built and are operated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

US climate change ruling raises doubts in India, China: NYT

US climate change ruling raises doubts in India, China: NYT

Over the past year, Obama worked closely with the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, to bring India to the table for the Paris deal.

MIT of Boston may associate with India's flagship programmes

MIT of Boston may associate with India's flagship programmes

A discussion in this regard took place when MIT President Rafael Reif called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday.  

Marvin Minsky, pioneer in artificial intelligence, passes away aged 88

Marvin Minsky, pioneer in artificial intelligence, passes away aged 88

Professor Minsky, who died on Sunday, January 24, 2016, was 88.

Novel material offers cheap alternative to smart windows

Novel material offers cheap alternative to smart windows

The team analysed the light-transmitting properties of a simple block of PDMS -- a widely used rubbery, transparent polymer.