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Scientists develop safer flexible lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have become the energy storage method of choice for consumer electronics and military and aerospace systems alike.

Nov 11, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Mushrooms possess anti-ageing properties, say scientists

Mushrooms possess anti-ageing properties, say scientists

Mushrooms have high amounts of the ergothioneine and glutathione, both important antioxidants, said Robert Beelman, Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University in the US.
 

Nov 10, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
This robot can 'spy' on fish, swim and communicate with them

This robot can 'spy' on fish, swim and communicate with them

Scientists have developed a new miniature robot that can swim with fish, communicate with them and make them change direction.

Nov 09, 2017, 19:39 PM IST
Babies can estimate probability of events, says study

Babies can estimate probability of events, says study

The babies already succeed in determining which colour makes up the majority of the balls and therefore which one is more likely to be drawn.

Nov 05, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
Ancient human skull of world's oldest-known tsunami victim found

Ancient human skull of world's oldest-known tsunami victim found

The skull was discovered in 1929 near the town of Aitape and originally attributed to the Homo erectus species, an ancestor of modern humans

Oct 26, 2017, 13:40 PM IST
Scientists develop smart bandage for better, faster healing

Scientists develop smart bandage for better, faster healing

The bandage consists of electrically conductive fibres coated in a gel.

Oct 07, 2017, 13:04 PM IST

Scientists design novel aluminium that floats on water

In its conventional form, aluminium is denser than water. An aluminium spoon will a sink to the bottom if thrown in water.

Sep 24, 2017, 14:21 PM IST
Scientists push for 50 tiny spacecraft to tour 300 asteroids

Scientists push for 50 tiny spacecraft to tour 300 asteroids

An infrared spectrometer analyses spectral signatures in light reflected or emitted by the asteroid to determine its mineralogy.

Sep 21, 2017, 17:23 PM IST
Scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 years

Scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 years

The huge burst of radiation, which was not harmful to humans due to the Earth's protective atmosphere and distance from the Sun, occurred unexpectedly on September 6, 2017.

Sep 12, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
Scientists turn human skin cells directly into motor neurons

Scientists turn human skin cells directly into motor neurons

Unlike commonly studied mouse motor neurons, human motor neurons growing in the lab would be a new tool since researchers cannot take samples of these neurons from living people but can easily take skin samples.

Sep 09, 2017, 18:42 PM IST
Scientists find way to produce methanol, create fuel using air

Scientists find way to produce methanol, create fuel using air

Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at high temperatures into hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide before reassembling them - expensive and energy-intensive processes known as 'steam reforming' and 'methanol synthesis.'

Sep 08, 2017, 16:08 PM IST
Spinning at 42,000 revolutions per minute, scientists discover second-fastest pulsar

Spinning at 42,000 revolutions per minute, scientists discover second-fastest pulsar

A pulsar is the core of a massive star that exploded as a supernova. In this stellar remnant, also called a neutron star, the equivalent mass of half a million Earths is crushed into a magnetised, spinning ball no larger than Washington DC.

Sep 06, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
Scientists identify drug to curb female infertility from cancer treatments

Scientists identify drug to curb female infertility from cancer treatments

According to a previous study, nearly 40 per cent of all female breast cancer survivors experience premature ovarian failure, in which they lose normal function of their ovaries and often become infertile.

Sep 02, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
Scientists develop 'rapid algorithm' to swiftly diagnose heart attacks

Scientists develop 'rapid algorithm' to swiftly diagnose heart attacks

Patients with symptoms of heart attack or myocardial infarction account for about 10 per cent of all emergency department consultations, say researchers.

Aug 29, 2017, 13:06 PM IST
Scientists develop new therapeutic antibody for dog cancers

Scientists develop new therapeutic antibody for dog cancers

 Japanese researchers have developed an antibody that induces immune responses, which significantly suppresses malignant cancers in dogs as well as increases their survival rate.

Aug 26, 2017, 19:22 PM IST
Scientists closer to making exercise in a pill

Scientists closer to making exercise in a pill

The study found that when the heart pumps more blood in the body during physical activity, the Piezo1 protein in the endothelium or lining of the arteries senses the increased pressure on the wall of the blood vessels.

Aug 25, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
This new eye test may help detect signs of Alzheimer's disease

This new eye test may help detect signs of Alzheimer's disease

A team of US scientists has developed a new eye test that noninvasively scans the retina and help detect beta-amyloid protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

Aug 23, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

Scientists discover new state of matter to explain superconductivity

Superconductivity is extensively used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), particle accelerators, magnetic fusion devices, and microwave filters.

Aug 20, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
New method could overcome genetic male infertility

New method could overcome genetic male infertility

Using a stem cell technique for sperm creation, scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility.

Aug 18, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
This new pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse

This new pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse

The new pain drug binds to a receptor on cells throughout the central nervous system called the sigma 2 receptor.

Aug 17, 2017, 21:38 PM IST