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Wireless, battery-less pacemaker developed

Wireless, battery-less pacemaker developed

The pacemaker harvests energy wirelessly from radio frequency radiation transmitted by an external battery pack, researchers at Rice University in the US said.

Jun 06, 2017, 22:24 PM IST
We could've lived on Venus, not Earth!

We could've lived on Venus, not Earth!

The researchers maintain that minor evolutionary changes could have altered the fates of both Earth and Venus in ways that scientists may soon be able to model through observation of other solar systems, particularly ones in the process of forming, according to scientist Adrian Lenardic.

Jul 06, 2016, 17:46 PM IST
Ocean acidification already taking toll on coral reef growth

Ocean acidification already taking toll on coral reef growth

The research was conducted in a lagoon on the southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 2014.  

Feb 26, 2016, 10:52 AM IST

Novel self-adaptive material that heals itself

The researchers believe that the material called SAC (self-adaptive composite) may be a useful biocompatible material for tissue engineering or a lightweight, defect-tolerant structural component.

Jan 12, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

More than half of Indian scientists religious: Study

More than half of scientists in India, Italy, Taiwan and Turkey self-identify as religious, says a new study.

Dec 04, 2015, 17:36 PM IST
Carina Nebula survey offers insight into how sun was formed

Carina Nebula survey offers insight into how sun was formed

A new survey of Carina Nebula, one of the most active star-forming regions in the galactic neighborhood, is helping astronomers better understand the processes that may have contributed to the formation of the sun 4.5 billion years ago.

Mar 10, 2015, 14:13 PM IST

Catalyst converts bio-diesel waste into valuable chemicals

Palladium-gold nanoparticles are not only excellent catalysts for cleaning polluted water, but can also convert biodiesel waste into valuable chemicals, researchers say.

Jun 27, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

Now, hydrogel that degrades as new bone tissue forms

Researchers have created a hydrogel which can be injected into patients to induce bone regeneration and quickly degrades when new tissue forms and matures.

May 08, 2014, 21:18 PM IST

Missing Indian-American student`s father alleges foul play

The father of a 21-year-old Indian-American student, who mysteriously went missing on a spring break college trip in Florida state, has alleged that his son`s friends are hiding information about his disappearance.

Mar 31, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

Carbyne becomes strongest material ever

Researchers have claimed to have discovered a new material called carbine, which could be stronger even than graphene or diamond.

Oct 11, 2013, 18:26 PM IST

Now, shoes that generate electricity

Four US students have developed shoes that extract energy with every step to power portable electronics and, perhaps someday, life-preserving medical devices, US media reported.

May 16, 2013, 13:05 PM IST

Being conscientious may help boost academic performances

A new research from psychologists at Rice University has revealed that conscientious people are more likely to have higher grade point averages.

Mar 20, 2013, 13:55 PM IST

2-D devices may soon be a reality

The materials at play – graphene and hexagonal boron nitride – have been merged into sheets and built into a variety of patterns at nanoscale dimensions.

Jan 28, 2013, 16:00 PM IST

New guerrilla tactics to outwit cancer cells

Scientists have proposed a new `cyber war` strategy, similar to guerrilla warfare tactics, to outsmart cancer cells through its own social intelligence.

Sep 05, 2012, 16:53 PM IST